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Interactive video lesson plan for: Lindy hop connection

Activity overview:

The technique of connection in partnered swing dancing may look mysterious but here's a way to see what's going on.
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My last video was about axes, so I feel I ought to get away with uploading another dance video. This one doesn't give you any moves as such, but instead attempts to explain how dancers connect with each other on the floor so that they become able to lead and follow complicated but improvised moves. If your connection is good, you can get away with (almost) anything.

If you have a short length of stout metal chain, you can use it to connect you, as I used the belt in this video, and then try dancing as a couple with the aim of keeping the chain taut so that you never hear it rattle.

The Lindy hop is a 1930s swing dance, often called the 'jitterbug'.

This video was shot with the help of Laura Halttunen of The Jazz Factory, Helsinki's primary dance studio for the swing dances.

I built a sound-baffle around the camera, which blocked out most of the echo from the large room, but blocking it all out was impossible.

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