Beginner’s Resources

On this page you will find resources for students taking our Swing Dance Beginners course.

CLASS HANDOUTS

Week 1 Handout
Week 3 Handout – History Of Swing Presentation
Week 4 Handout – 6-Count Moves Summary

CLASS VIDEOS

Week 1 Class Summary Video

Week 2 Practicing the 6-Count Basic

Bonus: Sharon & Juan DVD Excerpt on 6-count basics

Bonus: Sharon & Juan DVD Excerpt on 8-count basics

Bonus: Sharon & Juan DVD Excerpt on Lindy Charleston

Bonus: Sharon’s “Girl Jam” DVD excerpt on swivels for followers

Practice Music

This is a Spotify playlist, full of swing music you can use for practicing!

Alternative ways to listen:
Playlist link
Open in Spotify app

Reading

Frankie Manning Book

If you would like to read more about the history of Lindy Hop, the best place to start is with Frankie Manning’s book. Buy it on Amazon.co.uk

Watching

Alive and Kicking - Film
Watch the documentary Alive & Kicking on Netflix, all about swing dancing – you’ll even see Sharon dancing in there!

Inspiration from the Past

The Breakaway in After Seben 1929

Lindy Hop in Hellzapoppin’ 1941

Lindy Hop in Swing Fever 1944

Lindy Hop in Groovie Movie 1944

Etiquette

This charming infographic all about Lindy Hopper’s etiquette was created by my friends at Holy Lindy Land, a swing school in Israel!

Lindy Hop Etiquette Infographic by Holy Lindy Land