Performing Arts

Top 10 Balboa Tunes

Put those dancing shoes on! Swing Dance has 10 tunes that are sure to get you on your feet and dancing the Balboa. These are my top ten Balboa tunes that I enjoy both listening to and dancing to. I could easily swing out Lindy Hop style Read More

Performing Arts

150 Most Important Musicals: West Side Story

Let your Broadway education begin! Author Eric Grode delves into 150 of the most important shows to grace Broadway's stage in his book The Book of Broadway: The 150 Definitive Plays and Musicals. One of those musicals detailed in his work Read More

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Performing Arts
Performing Arts

Get Ready to Dance the Balboa

Professional swing dancer and competitor Scott Cupit gives a beautiful and informative look at the world of swing dancing, which has become revived in recent years. In his book Swing Dance: Fashion, music, culture and key moves, he gives Read More

Performing Arts

Frankie Manning: A Founding Father of the Lindy Hop

Let's go back to the 1930s. Before the Macarena...before the Whip/Nae Nae. To an American dance that evolved in Harlem, NY called the Lindy-Hop, and the man that helped it become the dance we know today. Swing Dance: Fashion, Music, Culture Read More

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Performing Arts
Performing Arts

Put on a Record and Do the Charleston!

Stop standing along the wall twiddling your thumbs, get on the dance floor and join the fun! Swing Dance: Fashion, Music, Culture and Key Moves author Scott Cupit, is a longtime lover of swing and early founder of Swing Patrol, which is now Read More

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Performing Arts
Performing Arts

Ten Principles of Burning Man

Burning Man begins this Sunday, and with it comes the promise of incredible art throughout the festival. When you go to Burning Man, you enter a new world, a new community. Burning Man: Art on Fire explains the Ten Principles that Burning Read More