This is a guest post by my friend Roger Schmidlin. He created a dance move assistant app for your mobile called WhatStep. So, let's jump into it. How It Began My name is Roger Schmidlin and I have been Lindy Hoppin’ for over 20 years. I even ran my own dancing school in Perth, Australia. On my path, I have been to lots of workshops and dancing classes. But I had one big problem: I could not retain all these new learned moves in my head. I tried to write them down, but after a while I had no clue […]
30 Years Herräng Dance Camp Herrang Dance Camp (HDC) will celebrate the 30th anniversary in 2012. Just today, the promotional video was released. The video was produced by ReelMacoy Herrang Dance Camp 2012 will happen from 30th June – 4th August. The registration will start today, register at http://herrang.com. I can't wait to be back in Herräng and I'm sure this anniversary edition will be especially unique! Related Posts: Staff DJ at Herräng Dance Camp 2011
Last Saturday, 15. October 2011, the Lindy Hop association Swing Machine in Bern Switzerland organized two flash mobs at the train station in the middle of the city. Here are the two clips: Shim Sham No. 1 Shim Sham No. 2 I especially like Shim Sham No. 1 because of the location. The destination board in the background is quite impressive. Which one is your favourite? Actually, we should also organize swing flash mobs in Zürich!
As announced today on the Facebook Page, “THE SAVOY KING: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America” is finally finished! THE SAVOY KING is a feature documentary about the Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. I'm really looking forward to seeing this documentary! CLIP: “Ella Fitzgerald Vignette” This is a clip from the new feature film. Interviews with Norma Miller, Frankie Manning and Van Alexander, among others! Produced by Jeff Kaufman of Floating World Pictures Edited by Jamal El-Amin Graphics Wizard: Patrick Connelly Post-production Supervisor: Alita Renée Holly Link: Website The Savoy King Related Posts: […]
Three days ago, I read the first time about Swing Elite – The Social Network: Silvia Palazzolo was spreading the word on Facebook. Curious as I am, I promptly joined the network – as number 43 🙂 – and checked it out. Three questions appeared to me pretty soon. So I thought, I'm going to ask them Silvia directly. Interview with Silvia Palazzolo Silvia, who exactly is behind Swing Elite? Once upon a time Bruno Rossi and Vincenzo Buldrini were smoking a cigarette and Bruno told Vinz: why dont' we make a swing social network? And Vinz was like… Mmmmm.. don't […]
There is a new documentary about Swing dancing coming up: Swing! The Documentary – Directed by Susan Glatzer Watch the trailer: Description of the Documentary SWING! is as diverse and dynamic as the dance it depicts. The film explores the culture surrounding swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film analyzes the growth of swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world. SWING! also looks at the lives of the swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why swing dancing […]
Facebook might be overwhelming but sometimes I discover interesting things like these rough cut clips from an upcoming feature documentary “THE SAVOY KING: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America” which seems to be in post-production now. THE SAVOY KING, produced/directed/written by Jeff Kaufman, is about the Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. These clips are from the latest cut of the film, finished on October 6, 2010. Rough Cut Clip: “Ella Fitzgerald Vignette” Interviews with Norma Miller, Frankie Manning and Van Alexander, among others! Rough Cut Clip: “Chick Webb Vignette” Interviews with Norma Miller, […]