Hey gang- today I’m back with a Swing Dance Book review.
To time perfectly with my annual foray into watching Strictly, always from the Halloween edition, never before that- weird eh?
Being into vintage and “old things”, sometimes people assume that I’m some expert Lindy Hopper- I’m anything but!
This book is more than just a “How to Dance Book”, it is hugely detailed with regards to the different styles of dancing that come under the “Swing” umbrella. So there’s Lindy, Balboa, and Charleston and more.
There is a mixture of photography and imagery from the past, from the 1920s onwards, and action and beauty shots from today recreating the looks from yesteryear. This gives the book an authentic feel, it is very well researched by the author Scott Cupit. He really know his dance stuff, unsurprisingly as he is the founder of Swing Patrol which is primarily teaching group with branches worldwide.
The book includes step by steps in dance techniques and key moves for each dance, it also lists particular records or tracks which are associated with each type of dance. The step by steps also cover things like tying a headscarf or mens tie in a particular vintage way.
A huge thing to note with this Dance book is that it has links to video demonstrations, you can just scan the code of the page with your smart phone and it will take you through to the clip- so clever!
So I’ll be choosing two winners for this giveaway- good luck!
UK only please.