Swing Dance: A book by Scott Cupit

AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW!

You can now purchase your copy of Swing Dance from the Swing Patrol online shop or via Amazon. Copies purchased via the Swing Patrol shop will be signed by Scott! Australian customers can purchase Swing Dance via Booktopia.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

With all things vintage enjoying a boom worldwide, swing dancing has well and truly swung back into fashion. From vintage festivals and tea dances to weekend socials and hundreds of weekly classes held around the world all inspired by the early pioneers of swing dancing that are talked about throughout the book.

Swing Dance explores the vibrant contemporary swing dance scene, looking at the different dance styles and the associated culture, community and fashion. Illustrated with vintage and contemporary photography, as well as specially commissioned step-by-step guides, it provides everything you need to know, whether you fancy kicking up your heels in the Charleston or mastering the Lindy Hop ‘swing out’.

The four major dance styles are covered – Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Balboa and Lindy Hop, including the Strolls, which are guaranteed to fill the dance floor. Each chapter begins with an overview of the fascinating evolution of the dance style; ‘Get the Look’ examines the fashions for guys and girls, including hair and make-up, and a clothing, shoes and accessories checklist; while ‘The Music’ suggests the top ten tunes to practise to. Then follows a breakdown of the basic step patterns upon which the dance is built, and a guide to some of the key moves. There are also insider tips from old-timers and today’s leading swing dancers as well as fun, easy-to-follow page-embedded video demonstrations produced exclusively for the book and accessible via scannable QR codes.

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