Sadly, Norma Miller passed away on 5th May this year. Born on 2nd December 1919, today would have been her 100th birthday! We wanted to put up a special post dedicated to the Queen of Swing and also reminisce about her trip to London in 2015. Read more below… The life and times of Norma […]
REVIEWED BY CASSIE FAIRY OF "MY THRIFTY LIFE"
I’ve been excited about checking out the newly published ‘Swing Dance’ book since it hit the shelves back in mid-September. Last week I finally got my hands on a copy and couldn’t wait to sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy browsing the vintage-inspired pages. Written by Scott Cupit, founder of the world’s largest swing dance school ‘Swing Patrol’, the book is an insight into the world of contemporary swing dance and, as you may have noticed from my various blog posts on the subject, this is something I am really keen on learning more about.
The book explores the most popular swing dance styles including the Charleston, Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag and Balboa and offers a step-by-step guide to perfecting the dances. It also focuses on the associated vintage culture of each style including the music, hairstyles, fashion, make-up and history of each dance, so it’s not justabout learning the steps!
Seeing as its Tuesday Shoesday I couldn’t resist sharing some photos of the gorgeous vintage footwear page within the book. I’d love a pair of gold dancing shoes like these – they look so comfortable and glamorous! Both Hubby and I have a few pairs of brogues in our wardrobe and I love wearing them for dancing lindy hop; they make jumping and kicking so much easier than when I’m tottering around in heels!
Beautiful book and… would encourage everyone to buy it.
Brilliant book, its a must for Swing dancers.
A wonderful book. I highly recommend.
This is an extremely well produced book, has great detail and the photos are ‘to die for’.
It’s a super book, lovely overview of the swing scene, a bit for everyone. I certainly recommend as a gift and say well done Scott Cupit I shall be showing it off at my classes this week!
The book is fantastic Scott! I’m drooling over all the photography. And the QR codes for videos is brilliant! Top job!
Everything I ever wanted for an introduction into the world of Swing Dance.
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