Conner is a swing dancer and a swing dance instructor. In this interview we learn about the syncopated rhythms of swing music and what differentiates swing dance from other forms of dancing. Learn how The Charleston evolved into The Lindy Hop on the east coast and The Balboa on the west coast. Conner describes how some of the complicated aerial moves of swing are similar to wrestling moves.
We go on a brief tangent about carbon to carbon bonds and organic electronics, as well as how Conner’s future as a scientist balances with his love of dancing.
When the interview is over you will find yourself Googling Frankie Manning, Maxie Dorf, and “playing in the pocket”. Jitterbug into this great talk with my good friend Conner.