About This Blog(ger)

This blog is a space for critical review and presentation of dance events, competitions, choreographies, dancers, historical and contemporary footage, bands, DJs and my own personal development as a dancer. It is inclined towards lindy hop and traditional jazz genres, but is not limited by them.

My name is Carl Nelson. I dance both socially and competitively specializing in lindy hop, partner and solo charleston and other jazz dances from the 1920’s to the 1940’s. I teach both group and private lessons, as well as workshops. Additionally, I also DJ for dancers, playing a wide variety of jazz, blues and soul tunes. Some of my favorite artists being: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Sidney Bechet and Artie Shaw.

I also have experience with other dances (hip hop, ballet jazz, contact improv) and am always looking to broaden my dance experience. My current forays include tap and contemporary.

I have a degree in Philosophy from Concordia University in Montreal, and have also invested a good number of credits in creative writing, religion, education, and physics (which could probably merit at least two minors if I had bothered).

I co-run Lindybloggers.com with Alain Wong which has become the primary outlet for event reviews, etc.  I also write a blog on lifestyle design called SlackerReform and my personal travelogue Vagabond Cafe.

Go to DancewithCarl.com for more information on privates, workshops, and group classes.

Published on August 15, 2007 at 6:20 pm  Comments (1)  

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    “Behind The Scenes footage of Cheryl Burke practicing for the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade. Cheryl and Stacey Marghetts from E! chat about the dancing, as well as her dance partner, the new Hoover Windtunnel T-Series Vacuum. ”

    Here is a link to the video and additional information.



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