Everything you ever wanted to know about swing!

 
For those cats interested in learning more about the swing scene, culture, dances, and all that jazz, here is a collection of articles from around the net, gathered to enlighten your horizons and save you the trouble and time of finding them yourself... Enjoy! If you've written a swing or swing dancing article you'd like me to link to or create a page for, drop me a note.
 
 
The Swing Splash - The Washington Post


This Joint is Jumping
Smithsonian Magazine article about the growing popularity of the swing dance scene.

The Swing Thing

The Boston Phoenix article about swing bands like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Brian Setzer, and more.

Online Ballroom Tutorial (East Coast Swing)

Dancetv.com provides this basic introduction to East Coast Swing.

Ask "Dr. Swingdance"

Frequently Asked Questions about Swing at Swingon.com

Hep, Hot, & Headbanging: The Retro Rebirth of Swing

Some good info about the rebirth of swing. Online report by Austin Graham

Get That Swing: Live with swing dance legend Frankie Manning

Washington Post Q and A with Frankie Manning.

Swingdancing Etiquette

Simple rules for good swingdancing etiquette from The Swing Lounge


Don't forget to visit The Swing Shirt Shop

 

Swing!
The New Retro Renaissance
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V. Vale

A comprehensive guide to the new swing movement. In addition to the multitudes of interviews with your favorite swing personalities (Royal Crown Revue, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lavay Smith, Big Six, Flyin' Lindy Hoppers, Sam Butera and more!), it is lavishly illustrated, and packed with photos, informative directories, and lists of recommended recordings, books, and films. Documenting the first lifestyle change since punk, Swing! is the first and only book available on this exciting new movement. Featuring interviews with the cutting-edge musicians, dancers, and visionaries that started the new retro renaissance, it's a treasure trove of information, a book that no serious swinger should be without.

Swing! The New Retro Renaissance Vol 3
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Paperback / Published 1998
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