So, this weekend, we had to cancel our official trip to AVS, but some people did get to go on their own, and they had a great time!
We started our journey on Friday by splitting up into cars to drive the long four hours to Atlanta, and didn’t stop until we arrived for dinner. We all met up again at the dance that evening with a live band, Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators, and we were just in time to see the instructor jam and group competitions. From then on out, it was all swing dancing, all the time. We ate, drank, and breathed jazz, when we spoke, all of our words just came out as “step, step, triple step,” and by the end of the weekend, our feet were so sore and our bodies so tired that we swore we would never dance again. But come Monday morning, back in our old routines, going to class and living as students, we realized that gosh darn it, we missed swing, and try as we might, we would never be able to resist its call, and Billie Holiday’s words rang in our ears,
“Time and time again, I said I’d leave you.
Time and time again, I went away.
But then would come a time when I would need you,
And once again these words I’d have to say…”
We have no plans to leave swing, and we’re not fools to love it. We may get dizzy from swinging out too much, we may bust up our feet with blisters, and dance until our bones ache and we’re drenched in sweat, but Atlanta Varsity Showdown showed us one of the best weekends ever, and we can’t wait until the next event. We love swing, and we love good friends, and the fabulous Atlanta crowd, so I don’t mind goofing off and writing some sentimental stuff about what a grand time we had at AVS this year.
Check out our teaser video of what Sarah and Miles were up to, and this coming Saturday, we’ll be at the student center early this time, at 8, to show what we learned and teach a lesson before possibly heading over to the Gender Bender Ball.