While we were at Easter Swing in Seattle, we had the chance to chat with an accomplished dancer, teacher, judge, and performer: the lovely Katie Schneider. We asked her about her experience competing in the Showcase division with Jim Minty, including how they formed their partnership and how they prepared their routines. She shared her thoughts on Showcase routines today and how she judges routine divisions. We got into a discussion of music and how it influences the dance, how the community has evolved in Seattle, and how local swing clubs need to think about bringing in the next generation. She also talked to us about her involvement in Project Swing and how she approaches teaching the program at Century Ballroom. It’s a delightful and thoughtful conversation with a delightful and thoughtful guest!
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