Swing Dance: Fashion, Music, Culture And Key Moves by Scott CupitSwing Dance: Fashion, Music, Culture And Key Moves by Scott Cupit

Swing Dance: Fashion, Music, Culture And Key Moves

byScott CupitForeword byDeborah Meaden

Hardcover | September 25, 2015

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With all things vintage enjoying a boom worldwide, swing dancing has well and truly swung back into fashion. From vintage festivals and tea dances to weekend socials and hundreds of weekly classes held around the world, multiple forms of the dance that was created in 1930s Harlem by Frankie Manning are growing ever more popular.

Swing Dance explores the vibrant contemporary swing-dancing scene, looking at the different dance styles and the associated culture, community and fashion. Illustrated with vintage and contemporary photography, as well as specially commissioned step-by-step guides, it provides everything you need to know, whether you fancy kicking up your heels in the Charleston or mastering the Lindy Hop `swing out'.

The four major dance styles are covered - Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Balboa and Lindy Hop, including the Strolls, which are guaranteed to fill the dance floor. Each chapter begins with an overview of the fascinating evolution of the dance style. `Get the Look' examines the fashions for guys and girls, including hair and make-up, and a clothing, shoes and accessories checklist, while `The Music' suggests the top ten tunes to practise to. Then follows a breakdown of the basic step patterns upon which the dance is built, and a guide to some of the key moves. There are also insider tips from old-timers and today's leading swing dancers as well asÿfun, easy-to-follow page-embedded video demonstrations produced exclusively for the book and accessible via scannable QR codes.


SCOTT CUPIT founded Swing Patrol in Australia in 1998 and it is now regarded as the world's largest swing-dancing school, with weekly classes held in Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania, Berlin and London. Swing Patrol London, which launched in 2009, now has more than 1,400 students a week through its many venues and weekly social dances.Scott...
Title:Swing Dance: Fashion, Music, Culture And Key MovesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 10.12 × 7.88 × 1 inPublished:September 25, 2015Publisher:Jacqui SmallLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910254177

ISBN - 13:9781910254172

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic!!! From the dance to the dress and everything in between this is a fantastic book for anyone with a love of dance and the era of big band.
Date published: 2016-12-13