A few weeks ago, Craig Constantine interviewed me for the Mover’s Mindset podcast. His first question: What was it like to switch from dancing to parenting?
This is the first time I’ve spoken plainly and publicly about what drove me away from lindy hop (the original swing dance from the 1930s). I’ve been trying to articulate why I left for the past several years. Part of me feels like I owe an explanation to the community and the readers of Dance World Takeover. But mostly, I just wanted to lay it to rest for myself.
The answer is that the gender dynamics in lindy hop became intolerable for me. Delving into parkour, another movement community with a different set of gender dynamics, really clarified the issue.[Read more…] about Why I Stopped Dancing, and Why I Like Parkour BetterInterview with the Mover’s Mindset Podcast