If you follow my blog then you know that I’m an avid Lindy Hopper and I’m also working on my “Rock & Roll” and “Jiving” for my Rockabilly side. I LOVE to dance so while in my Lindy class last night a blog post hit me…Vintage Dance Instructions!
So gang lets see how some of our predecessors learned how to cut a rug, shall we?
Nobody wants to be a wallflower do we? So time to take some lessons from the famous “Arthur Murray”
Being popular and having fun all depend on that dancing, so off you go for more lessons!
Time to do some Swing Dancing!
It’s Suzy-Q time! We do this move a lot in Lindy Hop Solo Jazz.
Want to learn how to “Collegiate Shag“? Here are some starter points.
Not so much “HOW” to dance but how “NOT to be”…I think.
As mentioned above I’m also a big fan of the 1950’s and Rockabilly so I’m learning Jive (sort of) and also have taken Rock N Roll classes in the past.
I agree about # 4 below. Thinking ruins everything…It really does!
Last BUT not least you cannot mention dance instruction and NOT mention “Fred Astaire”.
So many shoes! Quick, Quick, Slow……Got it??
I will leave you with this Tillie the Toiler Cartoon. It made me giggle because I’m a tall woman and many of my dances look like Tillie’s 🙂
So my lovely readers, did these images get you motivated to go dancing? Take a lesson or two? If you do dance, please share what got you into dancing I love those stories.