The crowd laughs at the big guy about to swing — but when the music starts…

When John Lindo took to the stage with his partner Deborah Szekely at West Coast Swing competitions in the 1990s, people didn’t expect much from the pair. All because of the very impressive height of the dancer himself. But it was him and his partner who were lucky enough to become the winners of the dance competition!

It was one such day that helped John gain his current fame and recognition. Lindo is entertaining to watch. He has been dancing for more than two decades and the starting point of his dance adventure was the country-western genre. He then turned his attention to West Coast Swing, where he gained great popularity.

The West Coast Swing is a couples dance, for which perfect harmony between the partners is important. As its name suggests, this type of dance originated on the West Coast of the United States. In its current form, West Coast Swing emerged in the 1960s as an homage to Lindy Hop, as told in the History of West Coast Swing. Another dance performance from Lindo has garnered nearly nine and a half million views since the video was posted in 2008.

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