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The life and times of Jean Veloz

Jean Veloz (born Jeannette Phelps) is an icon of the Hollywood style of Lindy Hop. After learning to dance with her brothers in the family living room, Jean’s career took off when she won a Screen Actor’s Guild membership card and a dance cameo in the film Swing Fever (1943) in a Hollywood dance contest. […]

HOW TO GET A FREE SWING DANCE CLASS!

Want to grab some free classes or make some cash? We are always looking for more crew members to put up posters to support our venues. How it works: We work out an area that is easy for you, and send you a batch of posters to be put up in cafes, on poles, and […]

The Frankie Manning Timeline

THE LIFE OF FRANKIE MANNING 1914 Frankie Manning was born on the 26th of May, 1914, in Jacksonville, Florida. According to Frankie, his mother, a party lady, told him that even before he was born he used to kick in time to the music when she went out dancing. At the age of three, Frankie […]

What to wear?

WONDERING WHAT TO WEAR TO TO MEET THE SCENE BALL?  For the men, a note from David: Since the revival of interest in swing dancing in the 1980s, men’s fashion has gone through a number of shifts. Many early adopters saw swing dancing as something of a sport and wore shorts and T-shirts accordingly. But […]

Swing Patrol in the Argus

Swing storms Brighton seafront as dancers perform on bandstand BRIGHTON AND HOVE seafront has been swamped by swing dancing this summer following a series of bandstand dances organised by a national dance group. Swing Patrol, a national Brighton-based dance organisation with more than 1,500 members, has organised the dances on Hove Bandstand, the last of which […]