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Jitterbug, Swing and Lindy Hop

posted 13 Aug 2011, 15:39 by Strictly Stanwick   [ updated 13 Aug 2011, 16:05 ]
There are lots of different types of Swing dancing that grew out of earlier dances like the Charleston. Jitterbug, Swing and Lindy Hop are normally quite similar in style while other dances such as Balboa, Shag, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing are very different...



Below are some links to Youtube videos with a common link of Frankie Manning - if you don't know who Frankie was here's the wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Manning...... this also gives some of the history of Lindy Hop

Here's the classic scene from the movie Hellzapoppin (1941) - Frankie is the dancer towards the end who gets a kick from behind...


Here's a short documentary giving a bit of history and interviews with Frankie


Why is Frankie such a well known figure still on the dance scene? Well here's a video of him teaching and leading the "Shim Sham" dance routine in 2003 - aged 88!  Frankie kept travelling the world teaching and dancing into his 90's...







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