Want to learn more about swing dancing? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here you find information on the history of swing dancing, the individual dances, the dancers, the music and musicians, and the roots of jazz. Swing is America’s folk music, and America’s folk dance and Swing Des Moines is proud to have brought Central Iowans information about swing for over a decade.
These topics are important for swing dancers or those interested in the swing dance culture, but have been covered so extensively and expertly elsewhere that we will not attempt to duplicate the information here, but instead provide you with these links.
The Story of the first Aerial (also see The Swing Dances on our site for more information)
Here are some links to other places on the internet with information you may find useful!
Natch.net – movie clips
JitterBuzz – dancer’s travel guide
Oxford Dictionary of Dance – an interesting read
Hellzahoppin – lots of information
Total Swing – worldwide jazz calendar
Atomic Magazine – a great retro ‘zine
Archives of Early Lindy Hop – lots of great historical info