Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop
By Frankie Manning
An excellent look at the history of lindy hop through the eyes of the man who turned it into the art form we know today. From the hysterical creation of the first air step, to the spread of lindy hop throughout the world, this book is a must read for all lovers of swing!
Swingin' at the Savoy: The Memoir of a Jazz Dancer
By Norma Miller
This personal memoir follows the life of another legendary lindy hopper, Norma Miller. You get a glimpse into the early jazz age influences she encountered and the path she followed in her passion for swing.
Alive and Kicking
This fantastic documentary follows lindy hop into the current day and the worldwide cultural phenomenon it has become. It features some of the original and revered dancers of the lindy hop, as well as current international instructors, performers, and competitors. This movie captures the joy and essence of lindy hop!
Other Swing Things
"Let's Tranky Doo This" Checklist Notebooks
Teal | Blue
These little notebooks are great for anyone who is a lover of puns, list-making, and vintage jazz dance. The cover, in its play on words, refers to the vintage routine The Tranky Doo. (If you're not familiar with it, you can view an old clip of it here.) The inside pages are lined, with check boxes, and a line for a title at the top of each page. It's great for keeping track of dance practice goals, jazz songs you love, general to-do items, or anything else you'd want to keep track of. It's also designed by our own founder, Lauren Kayda!
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