PB and J
Jean and Bromley are fortunate to travel all over the United States performing, competing, learning, and teaching lindy hop. They have made many friends along the way and have always wanted a way to pass on and inspire those closest to their home. PB&J was the answer to such ambitions. In PB&J, Jean and Bromley teach fun choreography structured around lead and following so that the moves can be retained and will add volumes to one’s social dancing. In this way they teach the root move first so that the dancer learns the leading and following aspect of the move first and then Jean and Bromley add layers of styling and syncopations to hit the music at a more finite level. They also emphasize connection as a way to better communicate ideas from lead to follow because ‘when it hurts its not as fun as when it feels good.’ They strive to create routines that are both challenging but also fit the music really well. In PB&J routines it is usually much easier to remember the choreography when the song is playing because the moves fit the rhythms of the music so well.
‘It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Peanut Butter Jelly. Peanut Butter Jelly and a Baseball Bat… ‘
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