This is the uncut version of the discussion panel with renowned blues dance authorities Damon Stone & Barry Douglas, taking place on May 19, 2013 at Seattle U-Studios.
It starts in with a dance-intense question from the audience but then we go back and hear their histories! This is followed by both dancing and historical queries.
It's particularly interesting to note that these two greats have historically had some differing ideas about technical aspects of the dance, and that they address these differences of opinion as not being central to the dance. They note a lot of similarities in what is important - the "soul" of the dance - as well as some regional differences. As the discussion develops it's great to see their growing rapport and camaraderie.
By Karen R. Smith