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Via www.sharonmdavis.com: “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.
Girl dancing the Jitterbug at the Paramount Dance Hall on Tottenham Court Road. London, United Kingdom - February 1944 - Photographer: David E. Scherman
Vintage Swing Dance Photo
Swing dancing at the Dunbar Hotel in 1940s Los Angeles, this fellow was the "King Dipper" Gil Fernandez with his partner Venna Cacson
jitterbug dance contest, San Francisco, 1939 I like that the audience is multicultural even though this was taken in the late 30s
40s photo: balboa swing dancers doing their thing
I love her sturdy (yet feminine) heels.
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Original Jitterbug Fashions. What the LA swing dancers wore back in the day: What a difference! LOL
I wish we danced like this still instead of the overly sexual dances now-a days!
swing dancing (would be a super cute engagment photo if my future hubby was a swing dancer)
Still of Christian Bale and Robert Sean Leonard in Swing Kids 1993
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