Meet Red & Ginger
Thank you for visiting us on the internet. :) If you'd like to know a little bit more about us, what dancing means to us and why we teach the way we do, read on below!
Who are we?
We are huge vintage dorks and we spend hours and hours watching instructional Lindy videos, reading books and just dancing with each other to figure out new moves. When we're not cutting a rug, we love to spend our time in the countryside, looking at lovely vintage bits and pieces in antique shops, growing vegetables in our greenhouse and being made to dress up as Star Wars characters by our daughter (aka the Swing Kid).
What do we do?
We both love dancing and sharing it with other people, either through sharing our knowledge or a dance floor. We believe the real essence of vintage dance is about having fun. This is what we mean by 'hot' and is what sets us apart. We're known for our joyous, stylish and often fast Lindy hop dances and for our friendly, relaxed and humorous approach to teaching. We don't take ourselves too seriously and firmly believe that dancing the Lindy hop should be enjoyable before anything else.
As Frankie Manning, one of the first and greatest Lindy dancers said: "I never taught people where to step on '2', because when I learned how to dance there was no '2'. We just danced to the music." This philosophy underpins our teaching and our dancing. Ultimately, it's 'just a dance' and should be about expressing yourself and having fun .
Where have you seen us before?
We have performed, taught and headlined at events of all sizes, including the Vintage Carnival, the York Festival of Vintage, the National Memorial Arboretum and Retro Festival and performed with the Bombshell Belles, Louis Louis Louis and JG & the Ultimates and many more big names in vintage music. We're also proud to have been internationally published in Dames, Planes and Automobiles magazine.