Nick Williams

Dancer – Instructor – Choreographer

For someone like me who is constantly on the go and who travels like I do, a steady diet is near impossible. I find myself picking food based on the time I have and choosing the lesser of the evils. Not to mention my love affair with food and desserts. Don’t judge me. In college […]

I’ve been asked many times about how I stay in shape while I’m constantly on the road. I spent years telling myself that I needed to work out more. I even went so far as to join a gym but then rarely went. Then there’s the hectic travel schedule. Airports, airplanes, hotel rooms, other people’s […]

When I started Lindy Hop in Los Angeles back in 1998, the excitement and thrill of learning this new dance was like an addictive new drug. I was thrown terms such as Savoy style and Hollywood style. Then I was introduced to my first vintage clips. I noticed there was a difference between what people […]

Inspired by a recent Facebook thread, I decided to post an article on this topic that deserves more focus. Defining a dance is not a new concept. It’s a long and distinguished subject that people spend years in school studying. Defining is “any process serving to describe the shape of something”. What better way to […]

A long, long time ago, in a Balboa Scene far far away… Actually, it was a decade ago. The growing Balboa scene was full of young, hopeful and enthusiastic…(well let’s face it)…dance geeks. Through a combination of home movie footage from Bobby McGee’s, old movies such as “Start Cheering” and the Venice Beach Clip, combined […]

First off, I would like to say that I think the term “rockstar” in this scene is ridiculous and comical.  To my knowledge, I don’t know any instructor who actually thinks of themselves in that manner (as confident as some of them/us seem).  I believe in respecting and admiring talent and great work, but “rockstar” […]

I have been asked many times what direction I see Balboa/Bal-Swing heading. Balboa is still a young dance scene. It’s survival is not assured at this point. The next 5-10 years is going to be very telling whether or not it will sustain it’s current momentum, or slowly fade away. Although I can only speculate […]

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