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as @ 20:40 29Jan09
Ballroom dancing video clips are well catered for on the BBC's website, largely due
to the success of Strictly Come Dancing.  However for the lesser-known dance styles,
below are links to some of the more noteworthy clips from the huge choice available on YouTube.


                     99 video clips — if you've any other favourites, please let us know   :)
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  Introduction   » 1   Ladies - imagine yourself sitting in the secretary’s seat
                 - then take the trip of a lifetime back to the Swing dance era !

 
  Lindy Hop   » 1   Liberation Finals - fast & furious with plenty of aerials
» 2   Dax & Alice - show dance
» 3   Kevin & Carla - slow but with serious style
» 4   Juan & Sharon - guest teachers at Stompin East, Copdock 2008
» 5   Malcolm X (1992)
» 6   A day at the Races (1937)
» 7   Hellzapoppin' (1941) - Lindy classic
» 8   Pro Lindy finals with aerials galore
» 9   Swing Fever (1944) - "one girl & 2 boys"
» 10  Twice Blessed (1945)
» 11  Killer Diller (1948)
» 12  Zack & Carla - show dance
» 13  Doug & Dax - Dances with fishes !
» 14  Somewhere On Leave (1943) - the dance partner from hell !
» 15  Bowery Boys - Saturday Night Fever (1943)
» 16  Great Swing Moves of the World that never quite caught on
» 17  Swing Dancing chaos in Mustafa Centre (Singapore)
» 18  Swing Kids (1993) - tracing events in Germany 1930’s
 
  Balboa / Bal-swing   » 1   Bobby & Kate - pure Balboa then Bal-Swing
» 2   Mickey & Kelley - delightful, starting with pure Balboa
» 3   Randy & Kara - Bal-Swing
» 4   Nick & Sylvia - masterful use of hesitation timing
» 5   Marcus & Barbi - Bal-Swing
» 6   Steve & Heidi
» 7   Competition - last couple in blue are worth the wait !
» 8   Mickey & Kelley - champions
» 9   Bernard & Anne-Helene - one of Caroline’s teachers !
» 10  Maharaja (1943) - the way it used to be done ? (pity the band!)
 
  Shag   » 1   Sam & Sarah - notice the lead gets to do the more flamboyant steps
» 2   superb slow motion control
» 3   Brian & Sharon
» 4   Mike & Lilly
» 5   Carolina Shag
» 6   Collegiate Shag — Blondie meets the boss (1939)
» 7   Collegiate Shag — juxtaposition of the old & new
» 8   Collegiate Shag — Artie Shaw
» 9   Shag demonstration - learn the fundamentals !
 
  Shim Sham   » 1   Fritz & Alex - simple demonstration
» 2   Lead by Frankie Manning
» 3   Al & Leon’s version of the Shim Sham (1930’s)
 
  Boogie Woogie   » 1   Espen & Tina
» 2   (unattributed)
» 3   Will & Maéva (Silvan @ piano) - seriously fast
» 4   Inge & Marianne
 
  Other Swing   » 1   Max & Jessica - Swing then Lindy Hop
» 2   William & Maeva - delightful show dance
» 3   Showcase - this girl has a body like rubber
» 4   Michael & Kimberly - showdance
» 5   Chuck & Melissa
» 6   Groovie Movie (1942) - instruction & demo
» 7   Charleston !
» 8   Quickstep vs. Charleston
» 9   Jitterbug - the hard way with tap !
» 10  Arjay & Melissa
» 11  Myles & Tessa
 
  Rock'n'Roll   » 1   Rock around the clock
» 2   Gonna Rip It Up
 
  Samba   » 1   (unattributed)
» 2   Street dancing
» 3   More street dancing
 
  Ballroom Jive   » 1   A good example of the standardised Ballroom Jive style
» 2   Andrej & Katrarina
» 3   Bryan & Carmen
» 4   Jive with a touch of Country & Western
» 5   2005 World Championships
 
  Argentine Tango   » 1   Introductory compilation with attitude
» 2   Allison & Ivan
» 3   Al Pacino - Scent of a Woman
» 4   La Cumparsita - film version
» 5   La Cumparsita - stage version
» 6   La Cumparsita - another stage version
» 7   Larroca
» 8   Arnie style
» 9   Delicously slow - admire the initial embrace
» 10  Teaching the street kids !
» 11  Shall we dance ?   (I wish !)
 
  Flamenco   » 1   Alegrias
» 2   (unattributed)
» 3   Saura
» 4   (unattributed)
» 5   El Corral de la Morería
» 6   Concha Jareño
» 7   Flamenco al Baile Belén Maya
 
  Belly Dancing   » 1   Sadie
» 2   Tabla Solo improv by Ishtar bellydancer
 
  Miscellaneous   » 1   Aerials - some of the moves I do every week !
» 2   Dancing with the stars - raunchy
» 3   The dancer’s nightmare - playing hard to get !
» 4   Tap with a touch of Swing - cos I like it !
» 5   Dean Martin & The Andrews Sisters (couldn’t resist this !)
» 6   Harlem in Heaven (1932) - stair dance (tap)
 
  Fred & Ginger   » 1   Smoke gets in your eyes
» 2   Let yourself go
» 3   Night & Day
» 4   Swing Time
» 5   The Pink Panther Theme
 
  Strictly Classics   » 1   John Sergeant doing his sack of potatoes routine with Kristina
» 2   John & Kristina - sentimental farewell dance
 
99 video examples as at 20:40 29Jan09

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