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I want to learn other dances
Posted by Patman08
3/5/2013  12:43:00 AM
I really want to learn Charleston, Lindyhop, Swing, Jitterbug and American Style Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Tango.
Re: I want to learn other dances
Posted by Administrator
3/5/2013  11:41:00 PM
Hi Patman,

While we always recommend private lessons as the best way to learn dancing, the videos on this website are a great tool to supplement those lessons. We do have Lindy Hop (including some Charleston patterns), East and West Coast Swing, and all of the American Smooth dances you mentioned. Take a look and see if they help!

Lindy: http://www.ballroomdancers.com/Dances/syllabus.asp?Dance=LH
EC Swing: http://www.ballroomdancers.com/Dances/syllabus.asp?Dance=ECS
WC Swing: http://www.ballroomdancers.com/Dances/syllabus.asp?Dance=WCS

Amer. Waltz: http://www.ballroomdancers.com/Dances/syllabus.asp?Dance=AWA
Amer. Foxtrot: http://www.ballroomdancers.com/Dances/syllabus.asp?Dance=AFX
Amer. Tango:: http://www.ballroomdancers.com/Dances/syllabus.asp?Dance=ATA
Amer. Viennese: : http://www.ballroomdancers.com/Dances/syllabus.asp?Dance=AVW

Jonathan Atkinson
Re: I want to learn other dances
Posted by Patman08
3/6/2013  12:05:00 AM
Oh thank you so much for the info!!! This is so helpful. Thanks again for the information
Re: I want to learn other dances
Posted by Patman08
3/6/2013  3:36:00 AM
Another thing that I want to say is, do you have Jitterbug or know where I can find it?
Re: I want to learn other dances
Posted by nloftofan1
3/8/2013  7:48:00 AM
Jonathan Atkinson is right. Instructional videos can be very helpful—you can watch a figure be danced correctly 100 times in a row, if you need to. But a video can't tell you "You're not doing that quite right; do B instead of A."

When I was first learning to dance, often I could pick up a new figure and do it reasonably well during the lesson, but far too often I couldn't remember it the next day. So I started writing everything down right away. I have several thick notebooks with the details of dance patterns. That's where a video can be really helpful, taking the place of notes (which may not be quite right, anyway).
Re: I want to learn other dances
Posted by belleofyourball
3/9/2013  11:38:00 AM
You used to be able to buy Jitterbug on VHS from DanceVision. I don't know if you still cam but I would imagine so. The jitterbug was pretty easy to learn...it isn't as structured or detail oriented as ballroom
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