28 August 2009

An iconic demonstration of swing dancing

From the 1941 movie "Hellzapoppin'."

For a video of the modern International Lindy Hop Championship, visit Stuff That Moves.


  1. makes me think of the WWF at some points. Amazing stuff but... ouch.

  2. Looks like Lindy Hop to me.

  3. And to think our culture has turned this dance into something that looks like you have a stick up your butt, a bent stick, but a stick nonetheless.

    Thank you for the video showing the dance in its true form!

  4. Long time reader of TYWKIWDBI and avid Lindy Hopper here. I blog about the current dance scene every now and then, and if you want to see some examples of the current crop of kids who are doing this (without any sticks up their butts), there are a few clips up on the first page of my site right now. All modern dancers revere this clip from Hellzapoppin' -- in fact, it was the very first thing I ever blogged about as a show of respect to the artists who created the dance I love.


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