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Swing - Lindy Hop Dance Classes

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The Inter - related Approach:

 

Dan " Z " ing to " da " Jazz is taught on the interrelated approach by which the student is taught an easier way of learning Swing-Jitterbug, West Coast Swing, and Lindy, as well as free style dance to fit their " own " individual personality. " ALL AT THE SAME TIME".  Thus during the orientation stage the client is introduced how this can be done and the effectiveness of this from their " individualize" REAL "connection to the music; thus, this is the empowerment approach.  The interrelated teaching approach was personally learned by specific training techniques taught by Arthur Murray-who created it-Dance Studios to every one of its dance teachers, and made the name Arthur Murray what it is today, the leader in dance instructional services.  Then Arthur Murray's Lindy Hop Master was Freddie James. Moreover, the impact of this specific teaching technique has further positive impacts students interest in taking Swing to Lindy Hop Dance Classes.

 

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Special Event 1

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6:30 PM

Swing Lindy Hop Orientation Specials

 

 

 

 

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7:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Special Event 3

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Special Event 4

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History - First Witnessed Account:

 

It was the Korean War which caused the slow down in Swing Dance Circles all over the country.  Never - the - less, and just prior to Elvis's Army induction,  his time of Army service, and then afterwards, explosion on the dance floors all over the country - Swing Dance Circles came alive again with the rapture and orchestrations and soft melodies.  It was his sense of wildness, sideburns, and that cutting edge appeal, the wild hip action, as if to challenge authority - but held to traditional family values at the same time which made his public personal.  The musical tempos, his up beat and positive youth image created the flash point in which American youth came into empowerment - never witnessed before since the Civil War.  Swing Dance Circles, Swing Dancing, and Swing Dance Classes became the rage, and it even pushed the Dance Board of Arthur Murray Dance Studios to create it's own program to created both Swing dance classes, and Lindy Hop dance classes

A cadre of top independent swing dancers created  the market foundation blocks for  the American Bandstand's  success, and suddenly the perpetual youthful  figure of Dick Clark appeared as another American icon.  With American Bandstand  Winter fore-rays at The War Memorial, Fort Lauderdale, the South Florida ( though unorganized at that time ) Swing Dance Circles became extremely strong.

 

Like the Korean War - which puncture a lot of youthful energy out of the Swing Dance Circles of the forties, Vietnam did the same for the Swing Dance Circles of the late 50's -  60s.  What this created, is that Arthur Murray's course program finally became dominate - as most of the Swing Dance circle leaders signed up to go to the Vietnam War.  Elvis was giving his attentions to other musical movements, yet his records were kept in all of our hearts.   What most did not know at the time is that we gave birth to most powerful Super - Culture of American Youth, and that those who loved Swing, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, or just Dan " Z " ing to " da " Jazz   were also in love with our country at the same time - some ( like Tony Chadwick - " The Wolf Man " of Hialeah, Florida ) of the best swing - lindy hop dancers lost their lives in this war, and the vacuum it created still has not been filled.  Some day ask me why ?  Everything went  "Squares vile, or  Nerded Up."  Vietnam Veteran Roger M. Christian.

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