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Introducing Chickta-Boom: Swing 101 Website

January 2, 2014

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We here at Swungover* are proud to present Chickta-Boom, a new companion website specifically designed for newcomers to the modern swing dance scene.

The website offers (or will offer in the near future)…

— A home for all of the beginner-related articles of Swungover* with easy-to-read contents
— A YouTube dance lesson series on Jazz movement for people to learn solo jazz dance on their own.
— Interviews with noteworthy people in the scene giving advice to beginner dancers and telling their own beginner stories.

You can get there by a few routes:

www.101Swing.com (Be careful, “swing101.com” is something else.)
or
www.chicktaboom.com

Why “Chickta-Boom”?

“Chickta-boom” is one of the most straight, solid swing rhythms. “Chickta-boom-chickta-boom-chickta-boom-chickta-boom…” Since swing rhythm’s the foundation that everything else is built upon in swing music, it seemed a fitting name for a project dedicated towards laying a steady, solid foundation for new vintage-style swing dancers.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. whiskeyknits permalink
    January 2, 2014 11:25 pm

    Amazing job! This is a fantastic resource! Thanks so much!!!

  2. Monique permalink
    January 5, 2014 4:04 pm

    F..king great job, Bobby! I’ll use this as a new resource for teaching and it made me rethink about how I’m moving myself. Thanks! Hig from Amsterdam.

  3. January 6, 2014 5:06 pm

    Hear hear! Yay Bobby! Yay beginners! I really like your drive to encourage new dancers.

  4. seanachain permalink
    January 7, 2014 5:56 pm

    Super stuff! Great foundation for Solo and Charleston rhythms. Keep it up!

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