Important Swing Videos

Please visit our YouTube page for all of our videos. Don’t forget to also check out our Practice Videos page. Here are just a few favourites:

Important Historical Videos:

After Seben 1929
Shorty George Snowden and others

Shorty George & Big Bea 1937
Humorous and great dancing

A Day At The Races 1937
Dance feature performed by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers

Keep Punching 1939
The Big Apple performed by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers

Hellzapoppin’ 1941
Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers perform the greatest Lindy Hop ever captured on film!

Hot Chocolate 1941
Duke Ellington with Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers

Stormy Weather 1943
This clip features Tap, not Lindy Hop, but it’s incredible and important historically. Featuring the Nicholas Brothers and vocals by Cab Calloway.

Groovie Movie 1944
A humorous look at the white dancers in Hollywood

Swing Fever 1944

Dean Collins & Jewel Mc Gowan – The Baby Boogie
A video from the mid-1940s in Hollywood, California

Killer Diller 1948
Frankie and the Congaroo dancers

The Spirit Moves 1950
Multiple segments including many members of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers

The Spirit Moves 1950
Frankie Manning!

Important Contemporary Lindy Hop Videos

(A work in progress as of May 3rd, 2013)

The Evolution of Lindy Hop

Can’t Top The Lindy Hop 1994

Inspiration behind Toy Story 3’s Woody and Jessie dance short

…And a few of our own favourite Bees’ Knees videos.

Bees’ Knees Dance 10 Year Anniversary dance & party

Mandi & Geoff’s engagement dance.

 

Social Dancing at the old studio.

Mandi teaching a solo Rock n’ Roll lesson in Korea

Mandi teaching with Frankie Manning (2008)

More workshops with Frankie Manning and Mandi (2008)

Mandi dancing on the Great Wall of China

Bees’ Knees Trio performing for Frankie Manning & Chazz Young (2006)

Mandi teaching with Chazz Young (2006)

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