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Couple’s slick moves take swing routine to a whole new level
Awww snap, that's how you win first place.
Hannarisa Guerrero
06.09.21

West Coast Swing continues to be popular even in the modern era.

The WCS is basically a partner dance. And this type of dancing has its roots in the Lindy Hop. Developed in the 1940s, this dance has evolved, and many have changed over the years.

It continues to evolve along with the music used by the dancers.

What is great about the West Coast Swing is its uniqueness of not being defined by one music style that dancers must dance to. Dancers can undoubtedly dance to different kinds of music, even to the popular ones these days.

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Another great thing about West Coast Swing is when dancers participate in competitions like the WCS Jack & Jill dance championships. Slick swing dancing is taken up a notch in this kind of competition.

The dance partner is chosen randomly and this paves the way for spontaneous West Coast Swing dancing. Also, it gauges one’s ability to dance with other partners.

The dancing pairs must also dance to random music.

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For John Lindo and Deborah Szekely, they brought the house down in the WCS Jack & Jill competition with their slick moves and fantastic chemistry. The spectators are absolutely impressed with their performance.

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John Lindo may be bigger than most swing dancers yet he’s equally amazing and more when on the dance floor. He can move and groove wonderfully with his partner, and they can burn up the dance floor.

He is famous as a professional dance instructor and as an International Award-winning West Coast Swing Dance Champion.

He is also a West Coast Swing competition judge, deejay, event director, and choreographer. His passion and dedication to the dance are evident in everything he does. He is also a very cheerful advocate of it.

So when he and his partner take over the dance floor, expect to see a fun and excellent dance number that won’t disappoint. In the video, you can see John have an instant connection with his dance partner, being a respectable professional who has been loving this career for over 20 years.

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During the North Atlantic Dance Championship, West Coast Swing Jack & Jill round in 2008, John and Deborah wowed the audience with their sizzling performance.

You can’t even tell that they are just dancing spontaneously because of the smoothness of their routine. Everything went so well that you could hardly spot any mistake.

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Their routine could look like it had been rehearsed but they didn’t.

They were only showing pure talent during the competition. It was quite impressive how John and Deborah thought alike for pulling off a flawless and absolutely entertaining number with their dance.

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Deborah Szekely is a stunner too.

She was John’s perfect partner during the competition.

Deborah began dancing at the age of three and had participated in various competitions ever since. With a great passion for dancing, Deborah left med school and pursued her one true love. Her immense dedication to her craft has made her earn 8 Grand National titles and be known as a Dallas Dance and California Swing Dance Hall of Famer.

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Mesmerized by their absolutely fiery number, the viewers commented:

“The most amazing 1 min 45 sec of dancing ever! What fun! What skill!”

“This is the kind of man I just love. Tall, smooth, fun, with rhythm, and absolutely can dance a lady real good. Mr. Lindo knows how to swing his body.”

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John Lindo continues to do what he loves doing. He has his website where you can follow him if you are interested in attending his classes or need him for any West Coast Swing-related events.

It is his mission to:

“… provide superior occasions for all dancers to enjoy themselves. His social dances, workshops/expos and competitive events are a welcoming opportunity to learn, practice and thrive on the dance floor. Any event John participates in is sure to be informative and outrageously fun!”

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For now, be dazzled by this fantastic impromptu dance of John and Deborah. The video shows their exceptional talents in their years of dancing, making them worthy of the first place award.

With more than 7.4 million views, this short clip below definitely won’t waste your time.

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By Hannarisa Guerrero
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Hannarisa Guerrero is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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