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Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan

Dean Collins & Jewel McGowan in Rings on Her Fingers, 1942. Switches at 0:36. Amazing.

Lindy hop partnered dance form that came out of Harlem during the late 20s and thrived through the 30s

dancers Willa Mae Ricker & Leon James showing off the Lindy Hop. The dance evolved in 1927 after Lindbergh's flight when improvisational dancers in Harlem's Savoy Ballroom caused an observer to exclaim, "It looks like their doin' the Lindy Hop."

Buck Privates Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan

from AXS

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Swing Fever: I infer this is from a movie; I love to watch someone change partners during a swing dance! It's always so neat!