Category: Uncategorized

  • [Classic Air Steps] Primordial Air (Lifts)

    [Classic Air Steps] Primordial Air (Lifts)

    This is a new series, [Classic Air Steps] breaking down the names of the original Air Steps of the pioneers of Lindy Hop from the 1930s-1980s. This essay is the prequal to the series, briefly discussing pre air step movements referred to as lifts. Before there were air steps in Lindy Hop (where the flyer […]

  • The 1951 Harvest Moon Ball

    The 1951 Harvest Moon Ball

    Venmo: @bobbyswungover This is part of the Harvest Moon Ball essay series. To see all the Harvest Moon Ball essays, please visit Swungover’s HMB page. (This is essay 17 of 23.)

  • [Classic Air Steps]: Intro & Ace-in-the-Hole (Candlestick)

    [Classic Air Steps]: Intro & Ace-in-the-Hole (Candlestick)

    This is a new series breaking down the names and history of the original air steps of the pioneers of Lindy Hop from the 1930s-1980s. What’s in a name? An air step’s name is a surprisingly useful thing. When you’re trying to figure out what air step you’re about to execute with your partner, how […]

  • Lindy: The First Generation

    Lindy: The First Generation

    Venmo (Click here) PayPal (Click here) We here at Swungover used to refer to the first generation of Lindy Hop as “The Dark Ages” due to the lack of footage we, and the mainstream Lindy Hop scene as a whole, had of their dancing. Over the last decade, however, passionate researchers and YouTube have unearthed […]

  • The 1950 Harvest Moon Ball

    The 1950 Harvest Moon Ball

    Venmo: @bobbyswungover This is part of the Harvest Moon Ball essay series. To see all the Harvest Moon Ball essays, please visit Swungover’s HMB page.