I throw out a lot of names in classes. Names which can be forgotten before the student gets to YouTube. I talked to other teachers, and several of them do, too.
So, here’s a list of people we teachers may mention in Bal-Swing and Balboa classes, and links to their dancing. (A Lindy Hopper’s list for both Harlem and Southern California is in the works.)
Who’s Who in Bal-Swing Leaders.
Who’s Who in Bal-Swing Followers.
This entire project is dedicated to Dwight Lupardis, who helped save and document many aspects of Balboa & Bal-Swing through the art of film, research, and the type of obsession that we here at Swungover appreciate.
The photo of Snookie & Roy is courtesy of Beth Grover.