We were all taught as kids not to judge a book by its cover, that is, not to make assumptions about people based on their appearance.
John Lindo is someone who’s more than a little bit used to dealing with other people’s preconceived notions about him. He’s a big guy, tall and broad-shouldered and carries plenty of extra weight. He’s faced plenty of prejudice in his day, particularly when he tells people he’s a dancer.
But not only does John love to dance, he’s actually really good at it. He took up swing dancing back in 1992 and has since competed at a professional level, including wins in competitions like the US Open.
The video posted below will give you a glimpse of how John goes about demolishing the competition and silencing the naysayers. Once he and dance partner Deborah Szekely get going, everyone gets to see just how light a big guy can be on his feet. By the end, the once-skeptical audience is standing and cheering.