swing dance

swing dance - After depression, real emphasis on pop...

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After depression, real emphasis on pop culture o Dancing large part Social dance Performance dance Swing era lasted till end of WWII o Large jazz orchestras Hot jazz Upbeat dance tunes ‘Hot’ was a racial term describing African influence Sweet jazz Ballads, slower o Formula for success First- play at a ballroom o Benny Goodman and his Swing Band Played ballrooms, made way into cinema ‘King of Swing’ o Savoy Ballroom Integrated ballroom in Harlem Most important for Swing music scene Opened in 1927 Dances every night, including competitions o Biggest- Harvest Moon Ball o 1938- first jitterbug competition Emergence of fans o Jitterbugs Had to move and dance o Charleston
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First big dance associated with jazz 1920s o Lindy Hop Name origin is debated Lindbergh’s hop over Atlantic o Shorty George told reporter Flowing, athletic style Breakaway Two dances separated and solo Aerials Couples would create high flying dance moves
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUSIC 145 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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