Friday, March 14, 2008

String of Pearls

String of Pearls
By Sandy Wright.
Hello from Birmingham, England all you loves in America. I've go my own short to offer.During the time of " The Blitz " ( For all you younger Yanks-means a time in which Hitler was bombing us. ), I met a Yank who really burned the dance floor with his Lindy. " Oh G-d Almighty " loves did he hustled it and slamed shoed it right down to the tiny wooden grains of the dance floor.
You see all you wonderful loves, the Yank got it from growing up in Queens. Oh how I did adored his swirly hair and long brows. I can still can see him now. Ooops, I may be getting too personal. How I like to go on.
Ernest Kline ( oh ya an American Gerry name too ), a tail gunner on one of those air battleships ( as we first called them ) on a B- 17 Flying Fortress, 8th Army Air Force.
There I was at a USO dance in London, near Surrey, listening to Benny Goodman and Arte Shaw sitting with my legs crossed, and being such a lady - go tell. I have just finished my duty station on an Anti - Aricraft Battery. Ak Ak as we would call them Yanks. I already shot down two Gerries, and they made me a sargent - battery commander. Oh ya, and wouldn't you know last week I went broke on my rations card and got on the small black market in my neighborhood a pair of sheer silk stockings ( No nylons back then loves ). " No eyelinner seam ( see editor's notes ) for this Gal.
He walk in and danced with some of the other pertties, and then ask me to dance. Then the music the band played was Glen Miller's String of Pearls.
All of a sudden the sirens echoed out across all London. Gerry is at it again. We knew he would and thus we doubled draped the windows before, and the sirens calls echoed out, we then dimed the lights too. To hell with Gerry, we are going to live tonight.
With out any instructions the band played String of Pearls again, and Ernie with his strong hands, and steady form stood a defiant dance pose. We Lindy to stars, as at any moment Gerry could hit us. And again the band played String of Pearls, and while the other gals with eyelinner seams on their legs ran, and smeared from swet all over," there was I and my legs free from any pretense and dancing with one hell of a great Lindy dancer. "
A real Jiver loves. We danced all night.
Since then we met and danced when he had a pass, that is far as I am going to tell, its private loves, and couple times at his base. As the war went on, he did his twenty. He was ordered out. Orders what a fool thing for you Yanks to do to me. Though we wrote during the war, and as my total of Gerries only got to three, we stoped around 1946.
As I sit here looking at the pictures of my grand children, 14 in all, I still remember String of Pearls and that one night I danced with a Yank.
I love you all Yanks.
Sandy, 83
Edit finished 9-7-2004

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Dance and Social Revolution

Dance & Social Revolution
Mr. Roger M. Christian
02 Dec 2005 21:01

GMTThe leading social event in Latin America in which both the working poor and other of lower economic classifications are Latin social dances. This should be common place here in America. Moreover, it is one of the most significant community event in which vital inforamtion is socially exchanged.Dance & Social Revolution.The 1930s through the 1960s social dance was the main staple of socializing within America which was independent of both public education and the church. They key factor for its, then, existing popularity was due to the fact its was mostly attended by the working poor and middle classes. This was an outgrpowth of the ' Great Depression ' and went into high gear as a result of WWII and servicemen facing the realities of the war. Later on during the 50s and 60s social dance was penitrated by the Franchise studios systems, the high profile marketing, the workers could not compete with the modny being invested, and slowly the workers lost interests as a result of rise of these dance studio systems.At Ithaca, New York there is an effort to develop an American Economy Social Dance program in which to re-empower the workers ( working poor and middle classes ) in developing social dances.
Classes like for exmple Ballroom Dance Classes Ithaca have attracted those who needs ballroom dance for their weddings. Once the cost went down, the demand went up for ballroom classes.
The same also applied to Latin Dance Classes Ithaca in as much as this attracted those who were recent immigrants.

The highlight of this effort was the Swing - Lindy Hop dance classes in as much as this is the dance of the working classes - blue jeans, bubby gum, pony tails and all. It was the swing element which indicated that as the cost of the lessons ( most certainly woith swing ) went down, the demand for social dances went up, almost immediately.What was also observed, in those events in which the workers controled, the more pleasant the social atmosphers, as well as personal better manners. The single importance of which produced social stability first and foremost. this translated into other form of social interaction, but it is still the stability this approach which should be motivation to promote this nation - wide.Not only the quality of every day life increased, but the value was being placed more upon character as a result. Thus, the conditions for role modeling was set as a result.e-mail:: homepage::

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kansas City Swing Dance: The Mega Swing Website:

This website is linked into vast array of networking sites all devoted to Swing Dance and all of its aspects. Both the supporting group, the Swing culture which exist in this Mid-Western urban arena have contributed alot to the promotion of this dance culture. Thats why you always see in Internet searches their main web site often, as well as parts of it in its various webpages all over the globe.
Action in Swing Dance Cities

Swing Dance Cities: Tampa, Florida

This is another excellent website soley devoted to Swing Dance and all of its aspects. Tampa, Florida is a more recent entry into the world of swing dance. thus it is not to anyone surprise that groups like this still flourished all over the world. Swing to may outside of the United State is considered the American National Dance, or American folk type dances.
Action in Swing Dance Cities

Swing Dance City: Ann Arbor, Michigan

This is an excellent website soley devoted to Swing Dance and all of its aspects. Ann Arbor, Michigan has a more progressive population, and as such they have a better respect for cultures which are more folklike. Swing is a one of several American folk type dances.
Action in Swing Dance Cities

The Dance City Ballroom

This is an excellent website and denotes fun and being up - scale at the sametime.
Action in Swing Dance Cities

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