One of the greatest things about dancing is how it expand’s one’s appreciation of music. The dance and the music feed into one another developing your appreciation for both, and making both more enjoyable. 🙂
Weekend of Dancing!
This weekend marks the Dirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange for this year. Last night, I attended the first dance of the exchange, which featured both a set of DJ’s as well as live music performed by The Fried Bananas featuring guest vocalist Jan Marie. Both the DJs and the band did a fantastic job; everyone was on their feet, dancing, and generally having a great time for the entire event.
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, I would highly suggest checking out the Dirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange’s schedule. They have events running throughout the weekend, ranging from apple orchard trips to tours of the Sam Adams brewery. And of course, they’re hosting a ton of dances at blues and swing venues throughout the entire weekend!
Passion that Never Dies
Hearing live music played at last night’s opening of the Lindy & Blues Exchange was great fun. It was my first experience with such an exchange, and it did not disappoint. But not only did I have fun dancing. It also awakened something in me that I hadn’t felt in quite a while: the desire to get up and jam with the band! (In case you don’t know, I’m a jazz trumpet player, having graduated from the Hartt School of Music with a degree in Jazz Trumpet Performance.) And I realized (certainly not for the first time) that my true passion is MUSIC. That’s why I gravitated to music school, that’s why I love dancing so much, and that’s why I’m always trying to share these joys with my friends. I think there is no greater joy than sharing great music with great friends, be it through performing, dancing, or simply just listening. Hearing the live performance at Boston Swing Central, and seeing everyone dancing to it re-awakened my desire to perform again, which is a great thing, in my opinion. In fact, I would love nothing more than to play a blues dance!
If you have any thoughts, questions, or experiences of your own you’d like to share, feel free to post a comment! I’d love to hear what you have to say!