Swing Dancing & Music

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Swing Dancing and Drinking in Dublin

 Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 at 5:22 PM
Jan 062016
 
Swing Dancing and Drinking in Dublin

Swing Dancing and Drinking in Dublin by Tam Francis The Lesson The night was cool, but the bar was hot. The windows steamed . Droplet rivers created spidery patterns on our side of the windows. We’d abandoned the rental car in lieu of a taxi. Driving on the wrong side of the road and the […more…]

Top List of Christmas Swing Dance Music

 Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 at 6:11 PM
Nov 302015
 
Top List of Christmas Swing Dance Music

Yule Be Swinging This Top List of Dance Music by Tam Francis No Sentimental Music It’s the holidays and although I love Christmas music, I can do without the sad, make you cry and miss your loved ones Christmas music like The Christmas Shoes. Okay, sure I’ll admit when I first heard this song I had to […more…]

Swinging with the Chickens: Moments in Dance

 Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 at 9:55 AM
Sep 182015
 
Swinging with the Chickens: Moments in Dance

Swinging with the Chickens: Moments in Dance by Tam Francis Welcome to Callahan’s A life-size horse—tawny with black tipped ears and legs—greets us at the entrance to Callahan’s General Store. The smell of a million dusty summers and grilling meat mingle under the porch rafters. A Texan and American flag flap in the slight breeze […more…]

Music, Whiskey & Memories in Lisdoonvarna

 Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 at 7:36 AM
Aug 172015
 
Music, Whiskey & Memories in Lisdoonvarna

Music, Whiskey & Memories in Lisdoonvarna by Tam Francis Bittersweet Music Banjo, mandolin, flute, guitar, and two fiddles filled the pub/restaurant with traditional music. I leaned toward the love of my life, Dave, my still handsome husband, as we shed our thick coats and took a seat in a foreign land. He quickly made a trip to […more…]

Wish You Were Beer: Moments in Dance

 Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:28 AM
Jul 302015
 
Wish You Were Beer: Moments in Dance

~ Wish you were Beer ~ by Tam Francis Mmmmm…Beer A Wish you were Beer postcard blinked at me from a rack on the counter as we waited for the hostess to clear a table. I laughed at the card and missed my husband who was out to sea, literally, a sailor in the U.S. Navy. […more…]

Dance Quotes Perfect for Swing Dancers

 Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 at 8:43 AM
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Dance Quotes Perfect for Swing Dancers

~ Dance Quotes Perfect for Swing Dancers ~ by Tam Francis In my writing and in my jitterbugging I have come across dance quotes that embody the sensual, intellectual, and transcendent feel I experience when I dance and try to convey in writing. Below is a collection of classic dance quotes which I think work well for the swing […more…]

Make it Hurt So Good: Moments in Dance

 Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 at 5:51 PM
Jul 042015
 
Make it Hurt So Good: Moments in Dance

~ Make it Hurt So Good ~ by Tam Francis Up to Shenanigans I wasn’t sure what to expect as we drive by the tiny bar called Shenanigans. We’d heard Rip Carson was playing and there wasn’t a single other venue open to accommodate our insatiable Lindy lust. The joint is so small I almost […more…]

Good Clean Sweat: Moments in Dance

 Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:37 PM
Apr 162015
 
Good Clean Sweat: Moments in Dance

~ Good Clean Sweat: Moments in Dance ~ by Tam Francis Embracing the Sweat I felt the beads of sweat gather, fill, and slide down the small gully between my breasts only to be absorbed by the crisp white cotton of my floral halter top. At this point in the night, the baby powder that I’d dusted […more…]