INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS


ERIK ROBISON AND SYLVIA SKYLAR 1998 LINDY SHOWCASE

Laura Keat posted this video on Facebook of two of the most influential swing dancers in L.A., Erik Robison and Sylvia Skylar, who were innovators of what became known as Hollywood Style.  They were my personal favorites to watch!  Check them out!


CRAZY SWING AERIALS!

This is a random video I found on YouTube from 2007 but it has a good assortment of aerials… Love the helicopter at about 5 minutes (towards the end).


TOP TEN MOST INFLUENTIAL SWING DANCE CLIPS

Groovie Moovie

The style of swing dancing we do in Southern California has been strongly influenced by  great performers who danced in old movies. Here are my picks for the top ten vintage clips that have influenced swing dancing LA/OC the most. Special thanks to video historian John Cooper for helping compiling this list! #1 GROOVIE MOOVIE Continue Reading…



THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF SWING DANCING IN A SIX-MINUTE ROUTINE

The delightful routine performed by Andrew Thigpen and Karen Turman at the International Lindy Hop Championships in 2010 is chock full of homages to everything from Hellzapoppin, Buck Privates, Goovie Moovie, the Gap ad, bad East Coast swing dancers, to popular dancers within our swing community. It’s basically a six-minute history of swing dancing!