Swing Dancers Perform Spontaneous Routine That Earns Them Top Prize

John Lindo knows a thing or two about swing dancing – he’s been hitting the dance circuit for 20 years. And although he may not look like your typical-looking dancer, don’t let appearances deceive you – Lindo is a championship dancer.

Not only has he won numerous Swing dancing competitions, but he is also a highly successful dance instructor, competition judge and choreographer.

In the video featured below, Lindo is participating in the North Atlantic Dance Championship’s West Coast Swing Jack & Jill competition back in 2008. Jack and Jill competitions are when dancers get assigned random partners and have to dance spontaneously to the music – so no rehearsals!

Lindo was paired with Deborah Szekely and from the moment they begin to dance, it’s like they’ve danced together for years.

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They move effortlessly across the dance floor and appear perfectly in synch. No wonder they earned first place for their breezy, fun routine.

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They not only entertained the spectators at the competition, the YouTube video of their dance has gone on to be viewed more than 8 million times! Check out the fabulous dancing below:

As of 2019, Lindo is still dancing up a storm. Recently, he danced with Tatiana Mollmann in the MADjam 2019 Champions Jack & Jill, showing that he’s still in top form when it comes to dancing West Coast Swing!