Friday, March 27, 2009

Swingin' Time

Swing dance developed about the same time as jazz blossomed in the 1920s and '30s. Syncopated rhythms and fast dance movements characterize swing. Dance names such as the Lindy Hop and the Jitterbug attest to the energy needed to enjoy much of swing. Reportedly, bandleader Cab Calloway had commented that the dancers looked "like a bunch of jitterbugs out there on the floor."

Other forms of swing include the Balboa and St. Louis Shag. Later dance forms associated with swing include the Eastern Coast Swing, the West Coast Swing and the Jive. But some swing does have a slower tempo, and today we include certain forms of ballroom dancing.

Need a swing dress for swingin'? These are so beautiful I suggest wearing them anywhere!

My ebay picks this week.


boylerpf said...

Fabulous picks! I love watching people do the Jitterbug...wish I had all that energy!

Catwalk Creative said...

Lovely choices. Fabulous frock! they don't make em like that any more.

Pinup Dresses said...

Thank you for featuring my black rhinestone velvet dress :)

I LOVE to Lindy Hop! It is my other passion besides selling vintage <3

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