Swing Dance Research & Historic Association

Swing Dance Reference Sources

Written Media

Books On Lindy Hop Frank & Carole's Lindy Week Review

Authentic Jazz by Pepsi Bethel.

Black Dance in America by James Haskins, 1990 edition.

Black Dance: From 1619 to Today by Lynne Fauley Emery, pub Princeton Books, 1988

Dancing (A Guide For The Dancer You Can Be) by Ellen Jacob.

Ebony Magazine, August 1961, Popular Dances From The Cakewalk To The Watusi, Pub: Johnson Pub. Co., Chicago, IL Filmgoer's Companion by Leslie Halliwell, 1977 sixth edition.

Hollywood Musical, The (from 1927) by Clive Hirschhorn, 1981, Crown publishing.

Jazz Dance by Marshall & Jean Stearns, New York: Da Capo Press, 1994.
An excellent resource for anyone doing research into the history of Swing Dance.

JazzNet Lots of information on Books, Videos, CDs, Bands, etc.

Life Magazine, December 14, 1936, pp 64-68; Savoy Ballroom pictures.

Life Magazine, August 8, 1938, pp 50-60; Jitterbug dancers, big bands, musicians, etc.

Life Magazine, August 23, 1943, pp 86-89; Lindy Hop cover issue. Lindy Hop and its origins with pictures of dancers.

Swing New book on the Retro happenings.

Swingin' At The Savoy by Norma Miller (Whitey's Lindy Hoppers dancer) with Evette Jensen, Temple Univ. Press.

This Thing Called Swing is a history of music from the swing era, seen from a dancer's point of view, rather than a musician's. At the same time, it is also a history of dance.

TV Movies & Video Guide by Leonard Maltin.

Who's Who in Hollywood 1900-1976 by David Ragan, 1979 edition.