I went to Houston LindyFest.
It wasn't bad, despite the fact that it was in Houston.
They had an amusing audition process for the Advanced Level -
everyone had to sign up as Int/Adv, and then audition for Adv.
I wasn't concerned with that as I intended to take the Master's Level
which, according to the website was "invitation only".
I sent an email to the organizers asking how one got invited,
seeing as how I didn't know any of the people running the event,
nor did I expect them to know of me. I never got a response.
So I showed up at the event and found out that, sure enough,
they were having auditions for the Master's Level as well after
the Advanced auditions. So I went to the audition and was surprised
to see that the hundreds of dancers there were being evaluated by
*one* teacher. Wow. Whether or not he actually watched you
dance was the luck of the draw. So I auditioned and, get this,
didn't make it into Advanced. Much bemused, I auditioned for
Masters and got in. Not surprising, since I've *taught* classes
at events with some of the teachers who were at LindyFest, so
I think the Master's Level makes sense. So it goes.