Tag: al minns

  • The 1938 Harvest Moon Ball

    The 1938 Harvest Moon Ball

      Venmo: @bobbyswungover This is the shorter, snack-sized version. For the longer, Geek-Out version of this article, which includes the most in-depth information and research, click here.  Updated 8/29/21 — We found some mroe footage! This is part of the Harvest Moon Ball essay series. To see all the Harvest Moon Ball essays, please visit […]

  • The 1938 Harvest Moon Ball (GEEK OUT)

    The 1938 Harvest Moon Ball (GEEK OUT)

      Venmo: @bobbyswungover This is the longer, Geek-Out version of this article, which includes the most in-depth information and research. For the shorter, Snack-Sized version, click here. (Update: 8/29/21— We have found more footage) This is part of the Harvest Moon Ball essay series. To see all the Harvest Moon Ball essays, please visit Swungover’s […]

  • Swing History 101: The Golden Age of Harlem Lindy Hop (1935-1942)

    Updated 4/19/17 with additional socio-economic details. Setting “The Scene” As we discussed in the last episode, as the ’20s passed into the ’30s the new “swing” sound was evolving away from the hot jazz of the 1920s. Bands were smoothing out their rhythm into a steady, rolling-thunder beat. Drum sets were getting more drums and […]

  • Al Minns, Around-The-World Charleston

    This is a new project here at Swungover called Breakin’ It Down which I’m very, very excited about. It’s become my obsession, and made me very happy over the last few months. The idea is that I take a small piece of classic swing dancing footage, and try to break it down and replicate it […]

  • Savoy Style vs. Hollywood Style: A Fight to the Death (Hopefully?)

    As a professional dance instructor in the time of COVID-19, my income for at least five months of the year has been erased. If you read this article and find it useful or thought provoking, please consider a donation. You will be *literally* helping support an artist, and have my sincerest gratitude. This essay has […]