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Archive for the ‘Swing Dancing’ Category

Private Lessons : A social dancer’s secret weapon

A popular social dancer at ATOMIC BALLROOM in Irvine, CA

Getting on the Social Floor I’m always learning to dance.  I figure I’ll never really master dancing to the level I’d like, but that’s okay because I’m a “social dancer.”  What I’ve always wanted to do is get to the point where I feel comfortable dancing with partners of all different levels on the social […]

Carolina Shag Mini Camp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T3sZGQGlqY Whether you’re a frequent dancer who is familiar with a variety of styles, or you’re a novice who would guess that the Carolina shag is the name of a bad haircut, it can be agreed upon that a lot could be learned from a sparsely offered Carolina shag workshop.

The Superbowl of Swing : The US Open 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkX2kxF6Rw8 For most Americans the end of November signals the start of the Holiday shopping season, football and eager over consumption at holiday gatherings. While many pass down annual traditions that include Thanksgiving Day parades and feasts, dancers in the swing community honor traditions like week long dance conventions over Thanksgiving that include marathon workshops, showcases and so much […]

22nd Annual Easter Swing Dance

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This Easter weekend, “Westies” everywhere will be strutting their stuff at the highly rated, annual Easter Swing 2016. What better way to combine your love of West Coast Swing dance with the festive Easter holiday simultaneously? Now in its 22nd year, from March 24-27th, Seattle’s already vibrant, bustling city center will come to life as […]

Hold Onto Your Hats, Inspiration Weekend is Back!

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From March 4th-6th, Fullerton, CA. will come alive with high flying, sugar pushing dancers as the swing dance community descends upon the historic Fullerton Ballroom in Orange County for a weekend of fast and furious dancing fun!

Swing Dance in Film

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Throughout the years there have been numerous films centered around dance. To date, the majority have been love or coming of age stories, but have you ever wondered which dance styles are featured most? The recent surge of interest in ballroom dancing is reflected in the number of motion pictures featuring ballroom dance. However, by […]