Every year the International Lindy Hop Championship is held in the Washington DC area and this year was no exception. Despite a horrible earthquake and a massive hurricane packing stiff breezes and light drizzle (at least in our area) the show went on and 700 plus hard core lindy hoppers from all over the world converged on the Westin in Alexandria, VA. The weekend started out on Thursday and didn’t let up until early in the morning on Monday. The competition included the normal range of events such as the Strictly Lindy, various levels of Jack and Jill, Show Case, Team and Cabare. This year’s competitions included a Classic Lindy division and a Junior division.
I had planned to compete in the Jack and Jill but decided when I got there that I would rather take pictures and stay late for social dancing. I didn’t want to have to deal with trying to make the really early competitors’ meeting on Saturday morning at noon. That turned out to be the right answer for me this year. I had many many many incredible social dances. It was a great weekend of dancing.