How much of this site pertains to lindy hop? How much can I apply to other partner dances?

Obviously, I am heavily influenced by lindy hop, and most of my readers are lindy hoppers. However, many dance tango, blues, west coast swing, or salsa. They often tell me my articles are “equally applicable” to these other dances. You will have to judge for yourself.

Where are all your dance videos? Your fancy photos?

I like to focus on the reader, not myself. However, I do have a Youtube channel! You can also check out my Press Folder for fancy photos of my partner Paul and me.

What competitions have you won?

I think I won something a few years ago. :-)Here are some videos of me dancing.

So, you don’t travel for teaching?

Nope. I do my own thing, which is writing and teaching locally. Everyone should find their “own thing” in dancing. It’s a relief to find your niche.

Besides, traveling is draining! I have a lot of respect for the people who travel and teach for a living.

How much time do you spend working on the blog?

A lot. 20 or more hours a week. And before you ask, yes, it’s mostly a labor of love. I do make some money, though! I teach private lessons, classes, and have an eBook for sale. You can also donate if you are so inspired.

How much does this site make?

I’ve sold over 200 eBooks (you do the math). I get a handful of change from Amazon affiliate links. I make money from other endeavors, too: classes, privates, donations, etc.

So far this year (2013), I’m in the red. I’d like to catch up, though! I’m always scheming on new experimental projects for my readers and students. Perhaps one day you’ll visit this page and the answer will be “10 gazillion dollars. And fourteen cents.”

Where did you learn to blog?

Hundreds of hours on the internet. It’s amazing what you can learn when you start googling (HINT HINT). I take it very seriously. I’ve taken courses and read books on blogging, marketing, and social media.

So can you help me with blogging/marketing/social media?

Only if your project is super cool and you put your customers/readers first. Check out my writing website if you have actual dollars to spend to hire me. If not, google!! Seriously. You either gotta pay money or put in a lot of time to learn this stuff. Probably both.

How do I start a dance scene?

This is a question I get a lot but don’t have a great answer for. One thing you need to figure out is WHO you are trying to get into dancing. Hint: It’s not everyone. Once you define who your ideal dancers are, it’s much easier to find them and lure them in. There’s a lot more to learn about organizing a dance scene. Hopefully someone with more experience than me will start a blog about it!