Posts in Order of Publication

This list has the most recent entries on top.


Practice W/ Bobby Season 1
A Gaze into A Day at the Races
Consider This: Pan-style Teaching vs Lone-style Teaching
The Dancer’s Body (Video)
The Pieces of Individuality
The Scientist, The Madman and The Mechanic. 
The Swungover Quick Guide to Coping w/ Covid 
R.I.P. Irene Thomas
R.I.P Izzy Hignett
Long Live the Queen: Norma Miller Tribute (w/ LaTasha Barnes, Mickey Davidson, Tena Morales, Alexis Davila, and Shana Weaver)
SoCal Swings (1935-1939-ish) (Balboa/Swing/Bal-Swing/etc.)
Lindy Comes to SoCal (1937-ish-1945)
The Swung Furies: The Subway
Venn Diagram: Lindy at Blues Events
Happy 80th Birthday Beach Clip
Interview with Norma Miller: The Hard Questions
Consider this: Huh-huh-huh-ho
Made in Carolina: The Charleston (??-1928)
R.I.P Ann Mills
What’s it like being Black in the scene? (Podcast) With Darold Alexander, Latasha Barnes, James Agena Georges, Javier Johnson, Breonna Jordan, Mikayla Pryor, and Radeena Stuckey
Junk Drawer: Meeting Irene Thomas, New Jewel Clip, New Charleston Soundie
The Mysterious History of the Tranky Doo
What’s it like to make a swing album (Podcast)
Interview on Judging/Competing for Jo Hoffberg
The Swing Scene vs. Max, his Friends, and the Swing Scene
The Venice Beach Dress (video)
Swungover’s Response to the “Jack N Jill” debate
Figure: Feel vs Reality
10 Competition Tips (video) w/ Annabel Quisao
Swing History 101: The Golden Age of Harlem Lindy Hop (1935-1942)
History of Caucasian Dancing (w/ Nick Williams)
Practice Swing: The perfect gift for every single person in your family.
The Listening Leader
Practice Podcast w/ Michael & Evita
Scenes From a Movie Shoot
Norma Miller Interview: Growing Up Next To The Savoy
Build Your Own Practice Dance Floor
Practice Swing — The New Swungover Book
New Balboa DVDs from Bobby & Kate!
The Savoy, Clarified
R.I.P Ray Hirsch, Great So-Cal “Swing” Dancer
The Swungover* Guide to Basic Floorcraft
Recovering from “Whiplash”
Happy Birthday Jewel McGowan, Queen of So-Cal Lindy
How to Move Forward & Create Safe Dance Spaces
Sexual Harassment and a Legend
Swungover Turns 5
The Proactive Follower
On #ImprovRespect
9 Clips of Classic Black Lindy Hoppers Who Aren’t Whitey’s
9 Clips of Classic Black Lindy Hoppers Who Aren’t Whitey’s (Geek Version)
Why Frankie.
A Dance Etiquette Poster
John Wooden & Swing Dancing
Swing 101 — 20 Original Lindy Hoppers Every Beginner Should Know (Or At least See Dance)
History of Caucasian Dancing
Swing 101 — Which Workshop Should I Go To?
A Swing Kid Walks Into A Bar…
Introducing Swing Dandies: Modern & Vintage Lindy Hop Fashion Photo Website
Introducing Chickta-Boom: Swing 101 Website
Swungover 2013 Year-In-Review
Lindy Focus BOOM time
8 Ways You Can Get Better At Swing Dancing (Swing 101)
Men’s Vintage Haircuts
An Interview with David Rehm, founder of The Experiment.
Beginning Your Swing Dance Education (Swing 101)
Birth of Lindy Hop (1900s-1929) (Swing History 101)
Etiquette & Floorcraft (Swing 101)
So you’ve just started dancing (Swing 101)
9-Minute One O’Clock Jump
23 Ways To Look At A Competition
German Swing Kids, Our closest Relatives?
Swingjugend: The Real Swing Kids
A Leader/Follower Conundrum
Interview with Norma Miller,Lindy Hop Legend.
On Education & Individuality
On the nature of Pure Balboa
April Fool’s: Downton Abbey Season 4 Spoiler
Swungover 2012 year-in-review
Junk Drawer, December 2012
The Mint Julep Jazz Band
Swing Analogies: The Artist and the Tool Maker
A Quick Note on Training Bands to PLay For Dancers
The Balboa Experiment & EBC videos
Breakin’ It Down: Al Minns Around-the-World Charleston
L1ndy Phocus Time
Love & Swing: Opportunity Costs
My Favorite Year: 1938
Gallery: Jason Swihart
Swing Photographers: Jason Swihart
Frankie On Film
I Love You, Facebook
A word on Swing: On the Porch With Nina Gilkenson
The Junk Drawer — July 2012
Word on Swing (3): Partnership
Interview with Paul Overton of Paul & Sharon
On Having Fun
In Response To “31 Signs You’re Not An Advanced Dancer Yet.”
A Space-Gravity Conundrum
A Word on Swing: The Sound of Music
Regarding Nazi Regulations on Swing Music
Graph #1: Dancing Ability & Drinking
Venn Diagram #5: “Partnership”
Love & Swing (2): Non-Dancing Significant Others vs. Dancing Significant Others
Venn Diagram #4: “Balboa / Blues”
Love & Swing (1): “To Meet Boys.”
Venn Diagram #3: “Leader’s Clothing”
A Word on Swing (1): “Lonestar!”
Josh Collazo on Swing Drumming
For Hal (Tribute Article to Hal Takier)
On Judging, Part 3: Judging Philosophy 101
Venn Diagram #2: “Neo-Swing”
P90X2: Post 2
Venn Diagram #1: “Friends”
Implied in the Contract: The Hidden Implications of Doing a Professional Dance Instruction Gig
P90X2: Post 1
Bobby and Kate DVDs
Swungover 2011 Year-In-Review
Junk Drawer November 2011
Swing Analogies: Swing Analogies: Dips, tricks and small aerials are risque jokes
On Judging, Part 2: Watching and Note-Taking Technique
A Few Random Clips
The Art of Vintage Manliness: Ties
UPDATE: New Discoveries on the Waist-Down Dancing Clip
Random Lindy Hop and Balboa Geek Discovery: Bal, Swing and Lindy from the Waist Down (and Something Possibly Amazing)
Swing Analogies: Lindy Hoppers are 22-to-25-year-olds
Joyce James AKA Joyce “Little Stupe” Daniels ISDFNKA #5
Pinning Down the California Routine
The Etiquette of Stealing
The Junk Drawer (September 2011)
ILHC 2011 Snippet #4
ILHC 2011 Snippet #3
ILHC 2011 Snippet #2
ILHC 2011 Snippet #1
Gallery: Hilary Mercer
Swing Photographers: Hilary Mercer
Interview with Tim Vail, Deaf Lindy Hopper
Anatomy of a Choreography: “Chimes at the Meeting”
Random Notes from Melbourne, Australia
Interview: Kyle Smith, Master DJ
The Junk Drawer: (July 2011) And we’re back…sort of.
Savoy Style vs. Hollywood Style: A Fight to the Death (Hopefully?)
Savoy Vs. Hollywood Footnotes
Black coffee music video
Genevieve Grazis, the lost follower
Swing Analogies: Moves are like legoes
Things I’ve learned about dancing and having a bad back.
Swing Analogies: stews and ransom notes
Gallery: Eric Bertrand
Swing Photographers: Eric Bertrand
Willa Mae Ricker, patron saint of respect for Lindy Hoppers
The Great Debate: Should Lindy Hop be danced to non-swing music?
Swing Memories: Calling Irene Thomas
Documentary on Chick Webb Coming Soon
Irene Thomas, sassy brunette.
Interview with Glenn Crytzer, leader of the Syncopators
The Junk Drawer: February, 2011
RIP John Mills, 1912-2011
Interview: Lindsay Longstreth, Organizer of Alternative-Education Swing Events
Random Balboa Geek Discovery: New Information on the Venice Beach Clip
Mildred Pollard, AKA Sandra Gibson, IFNKA #1
The Story of Mata Hari
On Judging, Part 1: The Basic Competition Blueprint
Oh, the dances you will have!
Follow up: Random Notes of Leading/Following
A good follower is a proactive passenger
The 2010 Swungover Year in Review
Happy Birthday Swungover! And the Junk Drawer Dec 2010
The Deal with Striped Socks
Random Notes from Wellington, New Zillund
Random Notes from Sydney, Australia
Cab Calloway’s Cat-alogue
The Definition of Jitterbug
Random Notes from Reading and Gloucester, UK (or “Redding and Gloster”)
The Haunted Jam Cellar: The Clown In the Woods
I’d Like To Change My Answer…(or: Inspiring Neo-Swingers to Lindy Hop)
The Haunted Jam Cellar: The Sketchy Guy
The Jam Cellar Guide to Practicing Aerials
On Judging: An Introduction
F. Scott Fitzgerald Made Honorary Jitterbug by Swungover (Happy Birthday F. Scott!)
News Briefs From Yesteryear
Random Notes from the Balboa Experiment
Swing Analogies–Balboa is like a poem…(cough)
The Junk Drawer (Sept 2, 2010)
Insanity #4 — ABORT!
Swing Memories: The Sewanee Swing Society
Bobby’s Top Secret Plan for ILHC Cabaret Next Year
ILHC 2010 Update #3 (1:47 a.m. Sunday Night)
Update on ILHC 2010 #2 (4:10 a.m. Saturday night)
Update on ILHC 2010 #1 (3:44 a.m. Friday Night)
Figuring Out A Team Name
Swing Analogies: A Good Lead is Like Shouting in a Library
Swing Analogies: A Student is like a Bad Juggler
A Year of Clips #6: “Lady Be Good” (Collegiate Shag) and Artie Shaw’s Hatred of Dancers
The Ballad of the Oxford Baggies
The “Heavy” Follower
INSANITY! (#3 — Reset Week and Cario Power and Resistance)
The Case of the Dancing Stud (Part 4 of 4): The Big Competition
The Junk Drawer–July, 2010
The Case of the Dancing Stud (Part 3 of 4): The Investigation Takes an Odd Turn
INSANITY! (Part 2: Days 1-6 and Plyometric Cardio Circuit)
Random Notes from Seoul, Korea
INSANITY! (Part 1: The Gospel According to the Guy Who Brought You Hip Hop Abs)
The Case of the Dancing Stud (2 of 4): The Scene of the Crime
Swing Analogies–Dance Floors are like Glaciers…
Interview with Valerie Salstrom, mastermind behind the All Balboa Weekend
The Case of the Dancing Stud (Complete Story)
Swing Memories–Frankie Manning’s 85th
A Way-Too-Breif History of Balboa
A Few of the (Many) Reasons I Love My Partner*
A Year of Clips #5: Start Cheering
Swing Memories– My First Lesson
Long Live the King
Todays Post: Ooops.
A Year of Clips #4: The Rhythm Hot Shots at Can’t Top the Lindy Hop 1994 (and the philosophical dilemma of The Ship of Theseus)
P-Lindy-X PLUS (Part 4 of 4): The Code of the Elementary School Playground
The Old Timer (Conclusion: Making Noise)
The Old Timer (Part 4: “The Only Count I Know is Basie”)
Random Notes from Salem, Mass. (April 14, 2009)
Interview with Jonathan Stout, Leader of the Campus Five
The Old Timer (Part 3: Inside and Outside the Box)
The Old Timer (Part 2: A Release of Energy)
Interview with Paul Cosentino of the Boilermaker Jazz Band
News: Bobby to Go to Fictional Graduate School
P-Lindy-X PLUS (Part 3 of 4): Yes, I’m Wearing a Bra.
The Old Timer (Part 1: A Classless Dance)
Meeting Notes from The First Jam Cellar Town Hall Meeting
A Quick Note on Floorcraft*
P-Lindy-X PLUS (Part 2 of 4): Inspiring Words From a Bench Warmer.
Random Notes from the 1950s (May 28, 2009)
Interview with Hilary Alexander of the Campus Five
A Year of Clips #3: Todd and Naomi Showcase ULHS 2005
A Year of Clips #2: Nick and Carla at ILHC 2009
The Art of Vintage Manliness–Shaving
A Year of Clips #1: After Seben
The Art of Vintage Manliness: Introduction
P-LINDY-X PLUS: Bobby’s Complete P90X PLUS Blog.
The Decade In Swing
P-LINDY-X: Bobby’s Complete P90X Blog (Months 2 & 3 of 3)
P-LINDY-X: Bobby’s Complete P90X Blog (Month 1 of 3)
Al Minns: A Dancer’s Dancer




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2 responses to “Posts in Order of Publication”

  1. Bobby,

    Do you happen to have any archived posts on developing dance personality or style? It’s something I’ve been (over)analyzing lately, and I’ve heard great things about yours and Kate’s recent class on the subject in Philly.

    If not I’d love to see one in the future.

    Michael Milazzo

    • I AM working on a long piece about that, but that’s one of my larger long time projects (As well as something I’m still developing). We are doing a 2 hour Dancer Personality class at Lindy Focus, though.


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