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

When John Lindo took to the stage with partner Deborah Szekely in 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 he and his partner who were lucky enough to become the winners of the dance competition! It was one of those days that helped John gain his current fame and recognition.

Lindo is fun to watch. He has been dancing for more than two decades and the starting point of his dancing adventure was the country-western genre. He then became interested in West Coast Swing, where he gained great popularity.

The West Coast Swing is a couple dance, for which perfect harmony between the partners is important. As the name suggests, this type of dance originated on the west coast of the United States. In its current form, West Coast Swing came onto the scene in the 1960s as a tribute to Lindy Hop, as told in the history of West Coast Swing.

Another dance performance by Lindo has amassed nearly nine and a half million views since the video was posted in 2008.

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