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Jazz strolls

One feature of the swing era was a succession of crazes for jazz strolls and line dances. We teach some of the more famous ones, because they are fun and also because they are a very good way to practice steps that appear in partnered dances too.

You can see original footage (1930s) of Whitey's Lindy Hopers doing the Big Apple here. You can see Frankie Manning (see the photo under 'Lindy Hop') leading a shim-sham, at the age of 90, here.

Visit the class notes page on the Swingdoctors' website for notes and videos about how to dance some of these strolls and line dances..