On this page you will find resources for students taking our Swing Dance Beginners course.
Week 1 Handout
Week 3 Handout – History Of Swing Presentation
Week 4 Handout – 6-Count Moves Summary
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
This is a Spotify playlist, full of swing music you can use for practicing!
Alternative ways to listen:
Open in Spotify app
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
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
This charming infographic all about Lindy Hopper’s etiquette was created by my friends at Holy Lindy Land, a swing school in Israel!