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to Swing An
Easy-to-Follow Guide for Swing
Dancing - Beginner through Expert
by Jeff Allen
this book is very comprehensive.
Covers more aspects, moves, etc.
to swing dancing than I ever knew
existed. Describes all the moves
in detail and is chock full of
photos. It's a great reference
or learning tool for anyone passionate
about swing dancing.
MILLER'S memoir takes you step-by-step
through the glorious Lindy Hop
years of the Swing Era. She was
there during the initial years;
saw it develop, thrive, and take
to the air; travel downtown, across
the country, and around the globe.
As part of that seminal and highly
influential group, Whitey's Lindy
Hoppers, she, along with dancers
like Frankie Manning (who created
the first aerial step), took the
dance into the movies, onto Broadway,
and to London, Paris, Australia,
and Brazil. Norma loves Swing
and the Lindy, and her story confirms
their romance time and again."
"HER RECOLLECTIONS ILLUMINATE
ONE OF THE GREAT PERIODS IN MUSIC,
CULTURAL HISTORY AND AMERICAN
DANCE." -- Ernie Smith,
jazz historian & film collector
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.