Wanna get good fast? Maybe you want to be like Natalie Bangs.

Natalie is a rising star in Seattle lindy hop. She’s been dancing just over a year and a half, and has progressed faster than anyone I’ve seen. She’s charismatic, energetic, and she gets a lot of great opportunities.

I know I speak for everyone when I say, “I want to know her secret!”

Last week, I got the chance to find out. In my interview with Natalie, we discuss:

  • How she got good fast (it’s probably not what you think)
  • Building your “dance cake”
  • Surviving a major dance injury
  • What to do when your dancing plateaus
  • How to find confidence (or at least look like it)
  • Natalie’s biggest dance fear

Listen now! Press the arrow below to play.

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Download this interview in mp3 format (right click):
Natalie Bangs Interview

Links from the Interview:
Put One Foot In Front of the Other
Savoy Swing Jam 2011 Jack & Jill Finals, part 1
Savoy Swing Jam 2011 Jack & Jill Finals, part 2
(Note: The 2010 SSJ newbie comp she won is not on Youtube.)

Photo by Tim Cheeney.

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