Feel Good Friday – Lindy Hop Flash Mob

by admin on May 25, 2012

The nifty thing about a big band flash mob is that anyone who knows how to Lindy Hop or Jitterbug could have begun dancing as well. I’m still waiting to see what I consider the ultimate flash mob in which spectators spontaneously become part of the action. Had Hubby and I been there, “In The Mood” or “Sing, Sing, Sing” would have been enough to start us Jitterbugging.

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Gloria Shiner May 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

A flash mob at DIA, and I missed it!

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sv May 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

How can you not love a flash mob? What a fabulous feel good Friday!

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Chocobo May 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

Always love to see some good old-fashioned Lindy Hopping! You bet I’d have joined in those swing-outs too. I didn’t realize Denver had such a large Lindy community.

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Ashley May 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

I wish I knew how to dance like that :(

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Chocobo May 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Ashley — you can learn pretty easily! Because it is a social/”street” dance originally, it is also usually much cheaper to take lessons than more formal dances like ballroom. Google some Lindy Hop (also try “Jitterbug”, “Blues,” “Charleston,” “Balboa,” “East Coast-” and “West Coast Swing” who are Lindy’s close swing-era cousins) in your local area, it is danced all over the world and you might be surprised how easily you can find a dance hall to start learning and going to social dances.

Some resources:
Yehoodi.com
Freeswingdancelessons.com

Good luck! Get dancing!

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David May 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

My all-time favorite style of music – wish I could dance to it.

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Annie May 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Denver has a great lindy community, as well as blues, and even west coast (ignore the friendly lindy/west rivalry! ;) ). It was good to see some dancers I recognized, and funny to see one of my instructors from Mile High this year feature so much (Joe was the guy the camera stopped on at the end of the music).

If anyone’s interested in swing dance and can’t find it/aren’t sure it’s in their area, let me know!

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Stacey Frith-Smith May 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Thank you for the smile! Happy Memorial Day Weekend for some, and happy weekend to all!

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Lena May 26, 2012 at 5:41 am

Does it count as a flash mob if the entire thing is unplanned?

Because I was once walking through Glasgow with my uni’s Scottish country dance group when we passed a bloke busking Mairi’s Wedding, which led to an impromptu dance session from us. We provided one set, and, by the end, there were another two sets made up of passers-by.

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ArtK May 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Lena,
Absolutely it counts if it’s unplanned. Those are the best ones! I’m sure the busker was happy with the extra bit o’silver he got, too.

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Ladycrim June 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Awesome! My boyfriend and I would have been dancing to the music too!

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