1930s Makeup Tutorial

JazzMAD’s Sharon Davis modelling for English Heritage’s latest historic makeup tutorial series – this time the 1930s! See Sharon dancing around the glorious art deco Eltham Palace in London!

Fashion Historian Amber Butchart and Makeup Artist Rebecca Butterworth create a 1930s-inspired look on model and professional swing dancer Sharon Davis at Eltham Palace in London, a historic site managed by English Heritage. With English Heritage historian, Dr Andrew Hann, explore the 1930s and the lives of Stephen and Virginia Courtauld who transformed the medieval palace into an art deco masterpiece.

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Why Swing Dance? What is Lindy Hop and Why Everyone Should Learn How!

This article was written by Sharon Davis for In Retrospect Magazine.

Lindy Hop is a partnered swing dance that evolved from the Charleston in the late 1920s and flourished in the Swing Era of the 1930s and 40s. It spread from the ballrooms of Harlem, New York, across the United States and to the rest of the world. In Europe it was often called the Jitterbug. You might have heard of other dances like Jive, Boogie Woogie, Rock ‘n Roll, Rockabilly, West Coast Swing or Ceroc – these dances all evolved out of Lindy Hop over the decades after World War II. Lindy Hop is the mother of them all – the original swing dance!

Lindy Hop is alive and kicking today, with thriving social dance scenes in all major cities. Here are 8 reasons why you’ll love it.

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