Lindy Hop, Swing, and Travel

Swing Dancing and Retro Lifestyle in Washington DC
Check out theYear-Long Calendar of Swing Dances
The Weekly Swing Dance Calendar:

  • covers Tuesday 10-18-2016 through Monday 10-24-16
  • was updated 10-20-2016 at 11:30 pm

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The Lindy Hop Travel Guide has websites, dance venues, and vintage shopping for 150 cities.


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  1. Dan Levinson All-Stars at Glen Echo (Saturday, October 22,2016)
  2. Jumpin' Jupiter at JV Restaurant (Saturday, October 22,2016)
  3. The Fabulettes at the Hilton(Friday October 21,2016)
  4. Falty and the Defects at CCB (Monday, October 24,2016)
  5. Kim Gartner at Dietle's(Saturday, October 22,2016)
  6. Bobby Messano band at JV Restaurant (Sunday, October 23,2016)
  7. The Thrillbillys at JV Restaurant (Thursday October 20,2016)
  8. Straight Ahead at Towson (Friday October 21,2016)
  9. Soul Tones of Swingat Nick's (Wednesday October 19, 2016
  10. DJ Swing at the Butler Center (Tuesday,October 18, 2016)

Click Here to see ALL the Swing Dances for the week.

Click here to learn how we make the "Top Ten"

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Flying Down to Rio
Fred and Ginger's first film

go to the master list of Model Airplane News Covers

Click to look at all the covers of Model Airplane News from 1929-1969.

Air, Rail and Auto in the Swing Era

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Jukeboxes

The Technology of Music (Updated 01-15-2009)


Swing Kids
----- the next generation of Swing
Swing Pets
----- the pets that sit (and Stay!) home while we dance
Vox Pop Photo Collection
Photos of Typical Americans Taken Between 1935-1948


This week, Click Here to listen to The Jitterbug Stroll as called by Steven Mitchell


The Kay Kyser Site
Randy van Horne Group
They did the backup for the Hanna-Barbera Cartoons!!!
Vocal Group Harmony
Information about R&B vocal groups of the 30s, 40s & 50s
Yiddish Themes in Swing
Hit Parade 1938-1959
NPR Special on Artie Shaw
Reveille with Beverly


Curt Teich Large Letter Postcards
Virtual Tour of Classic Zen Gardens
Cartoons from 1946
W.P.A. Dance Posters from the 1930s and 1940s
All about Trixie Firschke


The Carl Spackler Resource page
The Hedy LaMarr Resource page
The Joan Crawford Resource Page
Tribute to Maxie Dorf
Hooray for Captain Spalding!
Jim Kranyak's Swing Movie Site

Pinups that Went to War


Voices of World War II: Experiences from the Front and at Home (Upd 10-01-02)
The Radio and Television Museum Bowie, Md (Upd 05-29-02)
Official U.S. Navy specifications for 1943 WAVE Uniforms
Everyday life in Britain in the 1940s (Updated 07-05-02)
F.D.R. Living History Museum (Upd 05-29-02)
Collectibles from the 1940s (Upd 05-11-05)
Our Vintage Directory (Upd 01-10-05)
Chrissy Hall's Vintage Shoe Page
College Style -- in 1959
How to Tie a Tie!


Online Lindy Lesson taught by Chester Whitmore
Dance Tutor on Line Pay site with instructional videos
Lindy Hop History Link
Balboa Basic Step (Upd 04-23-99)
Lindy Steps Explained
How to do Shim Sham (UPD 03-28-99)
Amazing Lindy Puzzle


Download Patriotic Posters
Download a free American Flag Screen saver
The University of Minnesota WW1 and WW2 Poster Collection


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You May Be a Lindy Hopper, IF... (upd 12-13-04)
Places to Buy Vintage Clothes
Record Reviews
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