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    Sometimes you've just got to jump, jive, an' wail!

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    • Linda L

      Sometimes you've just got to jump, jive, an' wail! #vintage #dance #1940s #1950s #jitterbug

    • Sharon Davis

      Via “Swing dancing” is an umbrella term for any dance done to swinging jazz music from the 1920s, 30s or 40s. The most popular (and spectacular) of these dances was the Lindy Hop - a partnered dance that evolved out of the Charleston in the late 1920s, in Harlem New York. It is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh (1927 newspaper headlines read “Lindy Hops The Atlantic”). It is sometimes just called The Lindy, and some parts of the world knew it as The Jitterbug.

    • Krystle Rodriguez

      activities could include: swing dance lesson (or salsa) musical chairs

    • Polonês Einzufall

      Dance, dance... Sometimes you've just got to jump, jive, an' wail!

    • Kristen Myers

      couple swing dancing. 1950s. saddle shoes

    • Carole Sharp

      school dances after football games

    • Bonnie Kosloski

      Swing Dancing. Love her shoes!

    • Amálie Rafis

      couple swing dancing. 1950s.

    • Traci LaDue

      Swing Dance & Saddle Shoes

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