Lindy Hop and “the feel”


CAN you really get the right “feel” while dancing the Lindy Hop if you always dance to non swing music (that works with the steps, like Boogie and 50´s Rock, but still)?

For some reason my instructor insists on playing music i dont even associate with the right era or attitude (Lindy was “gone” around 1945 before being resurected in the 80´s.).

He also teaches Ballroom and should be aware of the importance of character in a dance.

I LOVE Rockabilly and the 50´s but see it as another thing, an extension to Lindy.

The steps might have similarities in different Swing Dances and music might have similar syncopations or blue notes but THEY ARE different.

I should make him dance a Charleston to Ragtime to prove a point or Viennese Waltz to Scottish Jigg.

I have danced Lindy to Punk and it works (Jig Kicks) but Jazz will always go with Charleston and Swing with Lindy to me. Benny Goodman makes me think Lindy, Elvis Presley makes me think Boogie Woogie (the dance) and i´m pretty sure most would agree with me.

It MUST affect the dance to play a music unassociated to it.

Betsy Von Furstenberg by Mike Ludlow


Betsy Von Furstenberg

Artist: Mike Ludlow was a glamour illustrator who did much pin-up work in the late 1950s for Esquire. He painted the entire twelve-page calendar for 1957 – the last published by the magazine. His pin-ups also appeared in the series of three-page centerfolds known as Esquire’s Lady Fair. For these works, Ludlow often called on actresses like Virginia Mayo and popular personalities like Betsy Von Furstenberg in addition to professional models.
Ad works for Balantine Ale, Douglas Aircraft, RCA (classical LP covers). Story art for Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle.

Model:
Betsy von Furstenberg was born on August 16, 1931 in Neheim, West Phalia, Germany. She is a famous actress. She is very good in painting and riding. Betsy is also a good player of Tennis.

Betsy started her career as an actress with the famous movie “Donne senza nome” in which she played the role of Boshe in 1950. She acted in television series “Disappearing Trick” in which she played the role of Laura Gild in 1958.
Betsy played a lead role in the famous television series “Another World” which was released in 1964.

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