Swing Dancing

Swing Dancing

by Tamara Stevens, Erin Stevens


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313375170
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/07/2011
Series: American Dance Floor Series
Pages: 227
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tamara Stevens is a swing dance performance and instructor who co-owns and operates the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (PBDA) in Pasadena, CA, where she teaches all styles of American Social dance.

Erin Stevens is co-owner of the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (PBDA) and is credited with bringing legendary Lindy Hopper dancer Frankie Manning out of retirement in the mid-1980s, thus re-igniting his swing dance career.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Swing Dance: Born in the USA 1

Chapter 2 Bred in Minstrelsy, Raised in Rhythm 17

Chapter 3 Ragtime, Jazz, and Swing Dance Gets a Name 35

Chapter 4 It Started at the Savoy 51

Chapter 5 Whitey's Lindy Hoppers 67

Chapter 6 Swingin' in Hollywood 87

Chapter 7 A Dance by Any Other Name … (Various Styles of Partnered Swing) 109

Chapter 8 The Decline 123

Chapter 9 The Road to Resurgence 139

Chapter 10 The Second Era of Swing, and Beyond 161

Conclusion 187

Bibliography 193

Index 205

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