My parter is an experienced (and patient) swing dancer and I'd like to learn, so I'm looking for a class that gives a gentle intro for people with no experience and plenty of time to practice. Anywhere in Boston accessible by Ⓣ is good; bonus for near JP or the orange line.
The park near where we live has many tall plane trees. There's a playground where my children often play. One plane tree has a lateral branch over the playground that's ideal for a rope swing. I'm considering just doing it. [more inside]
Do these types/styles of music have a name, and where can I find similar music? [more inside]
Recently moved to Portland, OR. I'm an intermediate ballroom/Latin/swing dancer and I'm overwhelmed by the amount of choices here when I google. In particular I want a nice safe place where I won't get groped or hit on a lot...I'm 30 and a reasonably attractive woman. Where I used to live I basically gave up on social dancing because I couldn't go anywhere without getting groped, and stuck to my Arthur Murray like glue. Any dancers out there that can help me out? [more inside]
I've been taking a Lindy Hop class for about a month and I'm really enjoying it. I'm keen on eventually going out to social dances and events when I feel more confident, but I have no wardrobe to back it up right now. I have a vague idea of what swing era fashion is like, but I'd like to do more research on what's hip, cool, and appropriate. Can anyone suggest sites, blogs, pinterest boards, online shops, etc so I can get a sense of what I should deck out in?
Looking for suggestions for songs to ask our gypsy-jazz wedding band to play! [more inside]
I live in Toronto and was hoping to get a porch swing for my parents backyard. I was wondering if people knew good stores in Toronto or the GTA where I could get a porch swing and also what people look for when purchasing a porch swing. I like wood but I feel that snow may destroy it quickly.
I would like to explore the world of (classic) big band swing music. What LPs, 45s, or artists would you recommend for a newb? [more inside]
My favorite kind of song: fast, swingy jazz with lyrics that are witty and/or intricately rhymed, performed by somebody who delivers the words and the music with equal skill. Examples include Bobby Short singing 'Nagasaki', Ella Fitzgerald singing 'Everything I've Got', and Louis Jordan singing pretty much anything. What other performances should I check out?
can't find this song!! [more inside]
Where can my girlfriend and I go see Glenn Miller play live? [more inside]
Could you recommend some bold, brassy, sassy swing music, especially where sung by women? [more inside]
We've been married for 5 years now and since the beginning my wife has had male lovers although we've always played together...how can we keep the tension going for longer before we all get to the bedroom? [more inside]
I need ideas for tree-based fun for my small kids. [more inside]
Where can we go jazz/swing dancing in New York City? [more inside]
I love The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn and would like more music like it! Suggestions? I particularly love them live and acoustic and wish their albums were just recorded in a room with a mic or two - so lower fi is cool; More produced isn't what I want. Also particularly love the vocalist and vocal harmonies (although instrumental is great too). Thanks! [more inside]
Any idea how to acquire the source music from the new Scorsese film Hugo? The stuff the band is playing in the cafe and party scenes, in other words? [more inside]
Before I met him, my boyfriend was an active swing dancer. He no longer dances regularly but periodically would like to dance with me. I completely freak out. [more inside]
Looking for electronica/dubstep that sounds similar to classic burlesque. [more inside]
Help me get into (and navigate) the world of Jazz. [more inside]
Where can I find a swing arm lamp for a thick table? [more inside]
What's the real reason apes evolved to move through trees using arms rather than legs and a tail; why do they swing rather than jump? Surely not because "a tree branch can hold more weight above than it than below it" (as purported by a suspect sheet of "fun facts" at the zoo). [more inside]
What's a good beginner's swing dancing DVD? [more inside]
We have a small dance hall space and it starts smelling bad because certain people who come don't wear deodorant, but we can't necessarily tell them to. The dance hall burns incense, but many people are allergic to the incense, like me. Apart from opening the door, which we can't do because people sneak in, what would be a good way to get rid of the smell during the event?
Okay what is the name of the kind of swing music where the band does call and response with the singer? Not the backup singers. The horn section. [more inside]
I'm starting to be able to identify what social dances fit different songs, but I don't know how to describe the features of the songs that make them appropriate for different dances. Can you help me name the features of songs that make them work well for the different social dances? [more inside]
I'm a single guy living in downtown Portland. I'd like to learn to dance. Swing? Ballroom? What should I learn and where can I learn it? [more inside]
What's that movie in which two male thieves synchronise the timing of their heist by whistling jazz songs? [more inside]
How do you keep yourself in perpetual motion in a hammock? [more inside]
Looking for the name of a house/techno club tune from the mid-90's. [more inside]
Swing dancing in Bogota, Colombia? [more inside]
What iTunes equalizer settings will best compliment swing dance music? I listen to a lot of swing dance music, which includes older R&B/soul as well as contemporary hiphop and some pop. I know that no one equalizer setting will be perfect for such a diversity of styles and that the best test for an EQ setting is actually listening to music, but I'd like some suggestions on where to start for some general settings. [more inside]
I'm trying to find some Swing/AWT gui controls for WYSIWYG slide layout authoring. What kind of search terms will help me find these (if, of course, they exist at all)? [more inside]
I have been learning to swing dance for almost a year now, and I have enjoyed it very much. However, I will soon be traveling for an extended period of time (over six months), and will not be able to continue with my classes or lessons during that time. What can I do to keep my skills from atrophying while I am away? [more inside]
What's this famous jazz/big band/swing dancing song? [more inside]
What is the best studio in Manhattan and/or Brooklyn for learning Swing/Lindyhop and WC Swing? Also what are the best boards where I can find a partner if I choose to later compete? [more inside]
Are there any Jive and/or Swing clubs in NYC? [more inside]
Recommend the best advanced-level Java Swing and AWT reference books you know of. [more inside]
Is a banjo-uke tuned like a banjo or tuned like a uke? [more inside]
How do you say " I got hit (in the head) by....(something)" I have to do an oral presentation in spanish but Im not sure how to say I was....i got hit? Im telling a story of when i got hit in the head with a swing...i have to use imperfect and preterite tense....any ideas
I need reference for an outfit for a Swing themed party. [more inside]
How do you stop a tree swing from twisting? [more inside]
Seattle area jazz/swing bands (for a wedding reception)? Google offers a big-ass list. But you have thoughtful, intelligent recommendations. Please to hope me?
What are some more great Johnny Gimble recordings? [more inside]
SongFilter: Sad love song, big band era. [more inside]
I'd like to take my sweetheart dancing tonight in NYC. Not hip-hop or grinding, but something almost like a wedding reception - good classics for dancing, maybe some swing, maybe some rock and roll, maybe some country, maybe the twist - I definitely want to twirl her across the dance floor. We're not expert dancers we just want to go have some fun, and cheap-to-free is good too. We're coming from Astoria but anywhere in the city works for me. Pre-dancing dinner suggestions would be nice too. [more inside]
Music-for-studying-for-the-@#%#-bar-exam-filter: Please help me balm the pain of preparing for this miserable test by recommending excellent music that's either wholely instrumental or not in English. [more inside]
I'm looking for a great place to go swing dancing in New York City. [more inside]
Song From the movie DINER? [more inside]
My name is Georges. On the ground lies a golf ball. In my hands, a driver. I know nothing about golf. Help me develop habits to hit the ball perfectly every time I step up to it.
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