Extractions: The K. C. Swing Dance Club, Inc. (KCSDC) is intended to unite Kansas City area dancers who are interested in learning and dancing the West Coast style of Swing dance in a social setting. The KCSDC offers encouragement and support to competitive dancers and is operated on a not for profit (but for fun!) basis. Current Board of Directors President: Christa Danhauer Vice President: Jim Seeman Secretary: Cheryl Minardi Treasurer: Mike Brenton Dance Coordinator: Toi Shaw Activities Director: Kathy Sappington Publications: Karen Fahrmeier Member at Large: Lana Cook Member at Large: Vincent Matthews Member at Large: Michael Lamy Member at Large: Bob Miiller
Swing Dance History Styles swing dance, styles and history, articles, classic photos. http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
Swing Dance Styles Overview Of swing dance Styles by Kurt Lichtmann The best way to see the differences in swing dance styles would be to watch a video of competitive http://www.swingcraze.com/ussds/swing_dance_styles.html
Extractions: Overview Of Swing Dance Styles by Kurt Lichtmann East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing and Hustle (or Swing Hustle) What are they; Very Briefly and Compactly (from the Kansas City Social Dance Page) Source: people on rec.arts.dance and a 1993 newsletter by Bob Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org ) a dance teacher in Boston. (compiled by Mark Balzer ( email@example.com ) and turned into HTML by Aswin Since we used a lot of material from rec.arts.dance many more people did contribute to this document. Where possible I tried to include the source. I apologize for all people not (yet) recognized. Let me ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) know if you want to be mentioned as a source. There is another version of this document at Dancers Archive that is slightly different. There is also another html version The best way to see the differences in swing dance styles would be to watch a video of competitive dancers doing: WCS are characteristic of how very good people look doing "real" WCS Artist Album Title
Chicago Swing Dance Society Promotes the expansion, promotion, and preservation of the Lindy Hop and Jazz music through social dances, class sessions, workshops, and its weekly dance event called JavaJive, at the University of Chicago and throughout the city. http://swing.uchicago.edu/
Extractions: CSDS is proud to host several events for this year's Windy City Lindy Exchange. This is Chicago's 7th annual lindy exchange, happening October 7th-9th. Run by the Chicago Swing Music Festival NFP, WCLX7 will feature SIX live bands, five awesome venues, and a workshop and lecture given by the Ambassador of Swing, Frankie Manning. The Chicago Swing Dance Society is hosting the Saturday night main event in Ida Noyes Hall and the Friday night dance and Frankie workshop will also be held on the UofC campus at the International House. To register and find out more information, go to www.wclx.org
The Ithaca Swing Dance Network Free Swing Dancing, Sunday, July 17th, at Stewart Park. Ithaca swing dance Network is offering Swingin On Cayuga a day of free dancing in the park! http://www.dance-ithaca.org/
Extractions: Welcomes You! Whether you live in the immediate Ithaca area or whether you are part of 'Greater Ithaca' (which has no known boundaries), we sincerely wish you to feel at home and a part of our very special Dance Community. Our goal is to provide a warm, closely knit community where individuals can teach, learn, and practice the fine art of Swing Dance, and can attain whatever level of achievement they choose. We are very proud of our community and the individuals who comprise it. Please do join us for our hops, band dances and weekend workshops. We will be richer for your presence with us. Welcome!
Extractions: Donate to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund Welcome The Syracuse Swing Dance Society is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting swing dancing in the Central New York area . Our members currently enjoy a diverse collection of dances, especially west coast swing jitterbug (a.k.a. east coast swing lindy hop hustle , and some cha cha, country, and salsa. Wearable Artwork Classic SSDS t-shirts reissued. Get them while they last at the Thursday dance, or online. The best way to get to know the Syracuse Swing Dance Society is to come to the weekly swing dances on Thursdays from 8 pm to 10:30 pm held in Johnston's BallyBay , located at 550 Richmond Ave. SSDS activities are open to dancers at all ages and all levels. Partners are not necessary. For more info please check out the appropriate pages from the menu bar on the left, or send us an email with specific questions. SSDS Activities Index Oct 2, SSDS monthly business meeting Canceled: Oct 14-16, SSDS Hustle Weekend New: Oct 14 SSDS Friday night dance, possibly with lessons
Extractions: This is a listing of national swing dance events around the US and Canada organized by month. These are mostly national swing dance conventions plus some dance cruises (sounds like fun). Also, most of these events emphasize West Coast Swing unless mentioned otherwise. Event Submission: Please use our self-service Event Manager to list an event. Note: I would like to thank the World Swing Dance Council and West Coast SwingAmerica for many of these listings. Note: Events added within the last 30 days will be marked with to make finding new additions easier. Last update of this page: 09/09/2005 The National Swing Dance Teacher Directory Please enter your search criteria or leave blank to find all events: Event Name (contains): NASDE?: No Yes Start Date (>=): January February March April May June July August September October November December End Date ( January February March April May June July August September October November December State: Region: Western Eastern Central This calendar of events has been provided curtesy of
Extractions: In an attempt to stay off spammers' mailing lists, we've disguised each email address on this website by adding an "X" or a "Z" to the end. Please be sure to remove the extra letter before attempting to send us email. [Top] [Contra] [Cajun/Zydeco] [Swing] ... [About HCD] So what's contra dance? Click here for an explanation. Except as noted: Contra dances are 8-11pm second Saturdays at the wood-floored, air-conditioned American Legion Post, 275 Main Street, Old Wethersfield, CT [map] . There's a free beginners' workshop at 7:30pm. Dance admission is $8 ($7 for HCD members, free for students). When Who Where Admission Mbrs
Dance Forums Articles and discussion on ballroom, tango, salsa, country western and swing dance. http://www.dance-forums.com
Extractions: ANS 4: TUNE YEHOODI INTERNET RADIO Upcoming specials for Lindy Hoppers (see the swing calendar for the details) Venues and Bands TSDS in Media Previous Events Archives and Links Mail to the TSDS Regarding Tokyo Swing Dance Society Google.COM Search Engine Please note that information, reports, and photos/images on The Dancing Dinosaur may not be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. This site is completely safe for your browsing because it doesn't use any Java, Active X and other such software which might cause damage on client computers. Only simple HTML is used. Pages linked from this site (www.impetus.ne.jp) are out of scope of course.
North Shore Swing Focus on the social dancing of East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and other swing era dances such as Shag and Bal Boa. http://www.nssd.ca
Extractions: Never danced before? Two left feet? No rhythm? No problem! Come on out and have fun dancing at the Anne MacDonald Hall in North Vancouver on Saturday night! We offer a free East Coast dance lesson with admission. The dance lesson starts at 7:30. This is an all ages event DJed by the swiningest DJs in Vancouver. This night is a mix of East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop. If you don't know what Lindy Hop is, well its hard to explain and you'll just have to come out and see. East Coast is a fun, easy to learn dance and our DJs will get you out of your seat and on the dance floor. Sadly, Swing dancing as we knew it at the Vancouver Legion is over. After closing down to swing dancing a few years ago, the Legion has recently re-opened to dancing under new management. If you liked the Legion in its previous format come out to North Shore Swing for a fun night on the town.
Extractions: MAIN MENU Sonny's Schedule West Coast Swing Nat'l Comp. Results Calif. State Dance ... Site Map SERVICES Our Dance Videos Site Map/ Site Index V.S.D.C. Club Dance V.S.D.C. Swing Club ... V.S.D.C. Members OTHER StreetSwing Store All Posters.com WebMasters Amazon.com ... Sheet Music Plus Search Streetswing FreeFind.com WCS Dance Shoes! Sizes run small (add 1 1/2") , www.Sonnywatson.com
Extractions: Home A B C ... Sonny's WCS Videos WEST COAST SWING " The Great Granddaughter of All Swing " San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles all argue about what city West Coast Swing originated in, however, the Los Angeles, California area tends to win the debate. West Coast Swing is the Official "State dance of California ". West Coast Swing originated from a dance called the Savoy Style Lindy, which was done at the Savoy Ballroom in New York in the early 1930's, although not invented by it was indirectly spawned by a man whose name was Dean Collins who also danced at the Savoy while in New York. Collins came to California in the 1930's to get into the movies and brought with him his version of the "Savoy Style Lindy." Collins, after dancing in Hollywood for a couple years, going to many clubs, dancing and competing got to know some of the other dancers, which have been said too have "not seen that style of swing before, but
Dallas Swing Dance Society Hash Brown Blues at The Bone! Hot Summer Nights Workshop. Sons Of Hermann! Swing Night Southside Preservation Hall! The DSDS Swing On A String Dance http://www.dsds.org/
The New York Swing Dance Society The New York swing dance Society (NYSDS) is a notfor-profit arts Notification of other swing dance events, often with discount for NYSDS members. http://www.utdallas.edu/~aria/dance/nysds.html
Extractions: Tel: 212-NY-NYSDS The New York Swing Dance Society (NYSDS) is a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the revival and promotion of swing dancing to live Big Band music. They are organized under the Cultural Council Foundation. The Society sponsors weekly dances with live Big Bands every Sunday evening at The Irving Plaza , 17 Irving Place at 15th Street. As of February 4, 1996, the admission is $13 for the general public, $9 for NYSDS members, and $5 for senior citizens. For more information on Savoy Sunday dances of NYSDS and other dancing in NYC, visit Dancing in New York City in Aria's Dance Page As an NYSDS member you will receive the following benefits: Membership is available in the following categories:
Utah Swing Home Information on swing dance instruction, DJs, a list of places to dance, and a peformance troupe. http://www.utahswing.com
Extractions: skip to: page content links on this page site navigation footer (site information) Utah Swing Home subglobal1 link subglobal1 link subglobal1 link ... subglobal8 link Utah Swing .com Utah Swing Home Where to Dance Learn to Dance Utah Swing Open 2005 and ALHC Regional ... Calendar Your resource for all things that swing in Utah! At UtahSwing.com, we are dedicated to bringing you the most complete and up-to-date resources for swing dancing in Utah. We feature many different types of information and services. If you need something, but don't find it here, contact us for help. Utah Swing Open 2005 Featuring the Rocky Mountain Regional Qualifier for the American Lindy Hop Championships! Competitions, Workshops, Dances, and more! Click here for more details! Dance Instruction, Performances, and DJ Service We offer a complete range of dance related services, including dance instruction (including all styles of swing dancing, plus other styles of ballroom and latin dancing), high quality performances, and Utah's most versatile Swing DJ. Community Dance Resources Additionally, we offer a host of resources related to swing and lindy hop in Utah, including information on where to dance (and where to learn!), as well as a calendar of events, and a forum!
Extractions: var NTPT_PGEXTRA = 'pg=dancehistory'; // var NTPT_PGREFTOP = false; // var NTPT_NOINITIALTAG = false; By: Lori Heikkila On March 26, 1926, the Savoy Ballroom opened its doors in New York. The Savoy was an immediate success with its block-long dance floor and a raised double bandstand. Nightly dancing attracted most of the best dancers in the New York area. Stimulated by the presence of great dancers and the best black bands, music at the Savoy was largely Swinging Jazz. One evening in 1927, following Lindbergh's flight to Paris, a local dance enthusiast named "Shorty George" Snowden was watching some of the dancing couples. A newspaper reporter asked him what dance they were doing, and it just so happened that there was a newspaper with an article about Lindbergh's flight sitting on the bench next to them. The title of the article read, "Lindy Hops The Atlantic," and George just sort of read that and said, "Lindy Hop" and the name stuck. In the mid 1930's, a bouncy six beat variant was named the Jitterbug by the band leader Cab Calloway when he introduced a tune in 1934 entitled "
Extractions: Robert Royston The US Open Swing Dance Championships is the largest National Swing Dance Event of the year, with over $50,000 in cash and prizes. Dancers come from all over the world to take the floor and wow the audience with their precision and wonderfully artistic routines. Featuring top swing dance styles: West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Carolina Shag. The finale of the