Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lifts and dips

Best way to spend a warm and sunny summer evening? Definitely dancing outdoors! Our zouk Tuesdays continued in the lovely park by the Töölönlahti bay behind the Opera House. As the early evening lindyhoppers fanned out we took the stage. Some zoukers actually came with blankets, chocolates and beer too.. hmm, I like where this is going.. :D

I took lots of pics (which are not organised yet) and some people videos as well, such as this one:

Thanks to Laura for uploading the video! As it happens the video also captured Jaakko and I goofing around - while the others dance zouk beautifully :) Ok, I don't always goof around!! But love to do it when I get the change, hehe. The video is a testament that I can totally dip a guy twice my weight (it's all in the technique, obviously ;)) and that improvised lifts also look very improvised! :D

One photo that sums up the "lovely summer eve dancing" atmosphere - taken by Ruj who helpfully posted it on our facebook page :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

First zouk in the sun!

First outdoor zouk - the summer has officially arrived! The stage behind the Helsinki Opera House served our small but entusiastic zouk crowd well. Though not as enthusiastic as could have been after a three-hour morning workshop on Rio vs. Porto Seguro style. Still wondering which I prefer more, maybe the calmer Rio :) Well it was a good time and place to test those moves!