pw201 + jazz   15

BENDOCKERY.COM: The Anatomy of Swing
A series of articles with examples. The bit about "laying back" was new to me.
swing  music  jazz 
april 2017 by pw201
Peter Loggins - On The Importance Of Learning Other Dances Aside From The Lindy Hop : Atilio Menéndez : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Loggins on how to dance at a real jazz club where most people are there to listen, and some history related to the old time ballrooms. Plus some advocacy for learning stuff other than lindy (maybe I should brush up my rusty ballroom skills).
ballroom  dancing  etiquette  jazz  lindy  lindy-hop  history 
october 2016 by pw201
Take The A Train
The AABA structure of "Take the A Train" illustrated in a neat little presentation which tracks the music.
jazz  music 
october 2014 by pw201
The Fox Trot in the Jazz Age - YouTube
What they called Foxtrot in the 1920s was rather different to the modern ballroom version.
dancing  foxtrot  jazz 
october 2014 by pw201
Jazz Dance Film Fest 2014
Bunch of fun dancing films. I like the rubber ducky.
dancing  lindy  lindyhop  balboa  film  jazz 
september 2014 by pw201
FOLLOWERS FIRST - Jazz As Movement
Nathan Bugh writes: "Not only is following active and difficult, it is also the prerequisite for leading. When it comes to learning and teaching basic, lead/follow skills, the follower's technique is a much more immediate priority than the leader's technique. Her dancing ability, her awareness, strength, balance, use of the floor, etc. are the elements from which spring her following ability AND the leader's leading ability. She is the beginning of the logic in the dance. In class, the followers empower the leaders to lead and to learn. Leaders judge their progress according to the results that their partners embody. Followers are the focus of the lead/follow process, and they have to follow before the leaders can lead."
jazz  lindy  hop  swing  dancing  following  leading 
april 2014 by pw201
I Went Down to St. James Infirmary
An entire blog full of different versions of the song. Super.
music  jazz  blues 
may 2013 by pw201
Name That Tune | News | Gambit - New Orleans News and Entertainment
"In an excerpt from Letters From New Orleans, writer Rob Walker charts the course of "St. James Infirmary" from Dublin, Ireland, to Rampart Street." I'm slightly obsessed with the song myself, so this was fascinating.
st-james-infirmary  jazz  louis-armstrong  new-orleans  blues 
may 2013 by pw201
hot as fuck: bands | dogpossum.org
Top tips for bands playing for dancers (and dancers dancing to bands).
music  dancing  lindy  jazz  lindyhop 
february 2013 by pw201

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