Social Scene in Vilnius

Swing and Lindy hop in Vilnius

JUYL first ever personality of the month , Mr. Hong Wee – listed among the best singapore swing export , has a fond fantasy about Lithuanian follows.

How true can it be , I wonder ? I set out to investigate . By making a covert visit and getting up close and intimate. That is the only way to verify.

First of all , the capital city of Lithuania is Vilnius . 9,200Km away from Singapore .

I visited Vilnius during cool and sunny autumn in September 2010.  Besides being a very beautiful city – European Capital of Culture 2009 , I discovered the Lindy social scenes are even more beautiful.

The Social Scene

1. Every Friday 8pm at Hoppers’ dance studio located at Konstitucijos pr. 12, , organised by hoppers.lt

I arrived one day late only to realise the social ran deep into the wee hours !

So, yes, my next trip will cover friday night alright.


2. Every Sunday 8pm at lindyhop lt Klubas  located at Saltoniškių g. 29/3, organised by lindyhop.lt .

I was greeted by the lovely and beautiful Justė Buzelytė , and had my first dance with her.

The studio was soon filled with many lindy hoppers , full of energy and passion.

And boy oh boy, not only they dance well ( both leads and follows ) , and all the girls look gorgeous !

(*sorry girls , your photo are used here without permission, but I am sure you do not mind being Vilnius most gorgeous lindy ambassadors year 2010   )

Guys, do not ask me for their names. You have to visit Vilnius and ask them yourself.

If looks can kill, and you survived it , wait till you have a chat with them.  Warmth, genuine ,  demure and sweet.I must admit, it is hard not to blush and tongue tied while talking with these girls.

Did I mention they are truly good dancers/follows ?

well, try a gentle 4 beat pause at open hold and watch them move and you will see what I mean. But hey, first, make a trip to Vilnius.

The girls are gorgeous , yes. but really, these people here  – girls or guys, big or petite , young or young  (right, only young, no old) are all genuinely friendly . No sense of distance, gap or alienated , but warmth and hospitable and fun right for the start.

I left the studio with a heavy heart. Though it was 12 midnight , they were staying back dancing, chatting and relaxing. How pleasant , they could stay for as late  as they wanted to (2-3am)- if only this can happen in Singapore.  And have you forgotten this is a Sunday night ?

I will visit this studio again , defintely. Anybody coming along ?

3.  Every first Saturday of each month , at Tamsta Club , organised by lindyhop.lt .

During such Saturday , the dancing club is opened to the crazy lindyhopers team with swinging dance and music performances.

Unfortunately, I was not there for the 1st Saturday of the month, so, yes, my next trip will cover 1st Saturday of the month alright.

Addition

Me a guy, hot blooded one. so I do not apologise for blogging about gorgeous experience with gorgeous girls.

However, it is fair and interesting to note what Agent W said and I quote, referring to Herrang dance camp 2010  “Do you know there was a pyjamas party one night at Herrang week 4 and the party-goers voted “Lithuanian men” as the most desirable in the whole camp? ”

So, before you decide to reject my ‘wanna dance ?’ , remember you could get tips on traveling into Vilnius and other information not written in this blog.

Mind Blowing

You have got to listen to this …

Can you dance non stop for 5 songs in a row ? Lindy hop with songs at 150bpm and above ?

What about non stop for a moderate 42km marathon timing of 4hrs ?

What about non stop for a moderate 100km marathon timing of 10hrs ?

well.

These crazy guys at lindyhop.lt did such a Lindy hop Marathon at a record timing of 30 hours ! ( with hourly interval break of 10mins) . read more .

This is such fun and craze..

we here in this tiny Island shall response to such similar challenge .

The End

So, Huncle Hong Wee, you indeed are right about what you said. now I share the same fantasy, ie Dancing with Lithuanian twin. Let’s make plan now. Trip to HDC , sharing of intels, and also including the student Xchange program.

that’s all for now, till my next visit in Vilnius , signing off ,

Agent A

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