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Swing Dancing: Back to Basics
Swing Dancing: Back to Basics

Swing Dancing: Back to Basics

Some people have been passing around via email a video of a young couple dancing swing. It’s good…but how about taking things up a notch? Or two or three… We’ll start off with a fun, fast dance scene (or see here for the “before”…and some awesome jazz!) of Lindy Hop from the movie “Hellzapoppin’ ” (1941); then go to a segment (from what looks like a documentary) about the history of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers; then go see a very short clip of Frankie Manning (a big influence on Lindy Hop, and the first, with his partner, to do aerials) doing some Charleston; then go watch a segment from a TV show showing Al and Leon doing the shim sham to “I Got Rhythm” (if I got the name of the song right!); then see a segment (or see here) from the movie “Swing Fever” (the person who posted this on YouTube said the movie was from 1944, but IMDB says it was from 1943). Now that was dancing!! That was fun!!

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