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Swing Dancing by Tamara Stevens
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Telling a riveting true story of the emergence and development of an American icon, this book traces swing dancing from its origins to its status as a modern-day art form. * Contains insights from personal interviews with a variety of prominent dancers, scholars, and historians * Presents a chronology of the emergence of vernacular American dancing and the development of swing, from colonial times to the present day * Includes numerous illustrations and photographs depicting the diverse influences on the genre, from legendary musicians to iconic swing dancers and more * Contains a select bibliography of diverse source material, such as books, films, and magazine and newspaper articles * Provides a helpful index offering access to names, places, people, and all important subjects

Author Biography

Tamara Stevens is a swing dance performance and instructor who co-owns and operates the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (PBDA) in Pasadena, CA, where she teaches all styles of American Social dance. Erin Stevens is co-owner of the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (PBDA) and is credited with bringing legendary Lindy Hopper dancer Frankie Manning out of retirement in the mid-1980s, thus re-igniting his swing dance career.
Release date Australia
April 7th, 2011
Country of Publication
United States
37 Illustrations, unspecified
Greenwood Press
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