the love of it versus swing dancing

the love of it versus swing dancing

I appear to have gained a new hobby, in the form of Lindy Hop swing dancing. And boy is it fun…

What on earth is lindy hop I hear you cry? Originating in Harlem in the 1930s/1940s, it’s danced to swing music (no surprise there) and is a mixture of 6 and 8 count dancing, with some stuff like Charleston mixed in.

Take a look at this old classic video for a bit of an idea of where the dance originated…

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And then this video for an idea of what kind of dancing people get up to normally (when I say normally, I mean normally if you’re *really* *really* good)…

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A few weeks ago, a big group of us headed out into Millenium Square for a spot of outdoor dancing in the sun. Check out what we got upto…

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If you fancy giving it a go, in Bristol check out the Bristol Swing Dancers facebook group and website, or the Swing Dance Bristol site for info about classes. Elsewhere, google to find out what’s going on near you…

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