The Arctic Lindy Exchange- bonus: My First Crazy Bar Party

In general I live a pretty quiet life.  Going out dancing until midnight is a late night for me and staying out until 2:00am is what I consider a crazy night.  Those who know me probably aren’t surprised by the fact that I had never been to a crazy bar party before I went to … More The Arctic Lindy Exchange- bonus: My First Crazy Bar Party

The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 4.2- The Beauty of Iceland- Volcanoes, fishing villages, and waterfalls (Oh my!) Videos included! (Day 3-7)

Day 3- Road Trip to Isafjorður On day 3 in Iceland the entire Arctic Lindy Exchange packed up and headed to Isafjorður via bus.  As part of the road trip we got to go through the Hvalfjörður Tunnel, a tunnel that runs under the fjord of the same name.  According to Wikipedia (aka the source … More The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 4.2- The Beauty of Iceland- Volcanoes, fishing villages, and waterfalls (Oh my!) Videos included! (Day 3-7)

The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 4.1- The Beauty of Iceland- Reykjavik (Day 1 and 2)

The next group of posts are probably going to be the most difficult for me to write.  How does one go about capturing with words the amazing sights of a place like Iceland (or anywhere for that matter).  Even if I bombard you with picture after picture (which I will), it will only show you … More The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 4.1- The Beauty of Iceland- Reykjavik (Day 1 and 2)

The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 3- Dance ’til You Drop

Dancing eight nights in a row!  It’s definitely a Lindy Hopper’s dream come true (or at least this Lindy Hopper’s dream).  The last night I danced at least 2/3 of the dances between 8:30-2:30am with only 4 hours of sleep from the night before.  I was definitely going on adrenaline alone at that point.  Adrenaline … More The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 3- Dance ’til You Drop

The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 2- Staying in Mass Accommodations AKA sharing a couple of showers with a bunch of people

So for those not familiar with Lindy Hop events almost all events offer you the opportunity to apply for cheap or free housing.  For the events I have been to this is usually local dancers who have agreed to give you a space on their floor, couch, or- if you’re lucky- a spare bed.  This … More The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 2- Staying in Mass Accommodations AKA sharing a couple of showers with a bunch of people

The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 1- European vs American Lindy Hop Scene

So full disclosure, I am fairly jet lagged at the moment and quite swungover.  Oh, and I might be coming down with a cold that I caught from my fellow dancers.  A perfect time to start a blog, don’t you think? For those who don’t know:  Swungover (adj): the state of being that occurs when … More The Arctic Lindy Exchange Part 1- European vs American Lindy Hop Scene