I should be asleep. I’m going to Canada’s Wonderland early in the morning, but have been glued to my computer screen spending the last 2-3 hours on Google and YouTube researching swing dancing.
I’m a big fan of old movies, mainly for the music and dance. The other day, I found a great oldies radio station named The UK 1940s Radio Station. It plays music and news from the 1920s-40s. I put the station on to fall asleep to but the music just makes me want to dance, hence my current state of insomnia.
I’ve learned that there are many types of dance that play a part in swing dancing like The Charleston, Lindy Hop, Jive, and Jazz.
There’s a Saturday Night Swing dance held weekly at the Dovercourt House near my place. Maybe I’ll check it out this week.
I’ll leave you with my favourite old and new video from the night, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the movie Helzapoppin’, and Camp Jitterbug 2010 Lindy Hop Couples Finals. Such talent!