Swing Dancing & Music

Post about swing dancing, jitterbug, Lindy hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and music, Big Band, Jazz Swing, Hot Jazz, Western Swing, Jump Blues

Hot Summer Swing Heatwave: Moments in Dance

 Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 at 1:17 PM
Jun 262017
 
Hot Summer Swing Heatwave: Moments in Dance

As I work on my new collection of short stories: Swing Shorts (look for release in late 2017 or early 2018), I came across this short story I’d written. Since temperature across the country are hitting the 100s and higher, I thought this the perfect start of summer blog posts. I’ve used Phoenix as my […more…]

Hops the Atlantic Neo Swing & WWII Soundtracks

 
Hops the Atlantic Neo Swing & WWII Soundtracks

In GitJD Hops the Atlantic, we continue with the fun of a Neo swing and WWII soundtrack for Violet and June. Check out these songs for book two! It is the author’s intent that the soundtracks (chapter titles) for both June and Violet’s characters enhance each chapter. The specific versions of the songs were selected […more…]

25 Random Swing Dance Questions

 Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:34 AM
Aug 222016
 
25 Random Swing Dance Questions

I was recently inspired by Chronically Vintage’s 40 Random Beauty Questions Tag, and thought it would be fun to do the same and have readers weigh in on random swing dance questions. Before you get started, if you haven’t stopped by Jessica’s blog, make an effort. She’s got tons of great vintage tips, and she’s […more…]

Jul 182016
 
5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Vintage Lindy Liz Gruening

I met my Canadian twin and her name is Liz Gruening. I stumbled across her blog and was instantly smitten. Like me, she writes about her Lindy Hopping experiences (one), social media coordinating for Toronto Lindy Hop (two), vintage shopping at her fav stores (three), live Jazz/Swing/Rockabilly music (four), and other random vintage and swing dance related […more…]

Bridging the Generation Gap with Postmodern Jukebox

 Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 at 12:01 PM
Jun 252016
 
Bridging the Generation Gap with Postmodern Jukebox

Bridging the Generation Gap with Postmodern Jukebox by Tam Francis As you loyal readers may know, I’ve taught swing dance with my sailor hubby for fifteen years and published Swivel: Vintage Living Magazine at the height of the swing resurgence. Now I write vintage fiction, you can check it out here. PRE POSTMODERN JUKEBOX What […more…]

Mar 302016
 
5 Reasons You Should Vote for my Kindle Scout Book NOW!

What is Kindle Scout? What is Kindle Scout, why should you vote for my Kindle Scout book, and what does it have to do with The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress? No, it has nothing to do with the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. For many of you who’ve been following my blog, this book has […more…]

Swing Dancing and Drinking in Dublin

 Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 at 5:22 PM
Jan 062016
 
Swing Dancing and Drinking in Dublin

Swing Dancing and Drinking in Dublin by Tam Francis The Lesson The night was cool, but the bar was hot. The windows steamed . Droplet rivers created spidery patterns on our side of the windows. We’d abandoned the rental car in lieu of a taxi. Driving on the wrong side of the road and the […more…]

Top List of Christmas Swing Dance Music

 Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 at 6:11 PM
Nov 302015
 
Top List of Christmas Swing Dance Music

Yule Be Swinging This Top List of Dance Music by Tam Francis No Sentimental Music It’s the holidays and although I love Christmas music, I can do without the sad, make you cry and miss your loved ones Christmas music like The Christmas Shoes. Okay, sure I’ll admit when I first heard this song I had to […more…]