INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS


2005 CAMP HOLLYWOOD DVD OPENER

 With Camp Hollywood, around the corner, I have posted their DVD opener from 2005. I love seeing how today’s moves are inspired by and dedicated to preserving what the dancers did in the 30’s and 40’s. See you there! – Brian



CAMP HOLLYWOOD 2014 LA SHAG “SAN / I WANT MY DIME BACK”

 Here’s another contest from Camp Hollywood, with it being just around the corner. Who can forget Steve Sayer’s LA Shag team’s first-place routine at Camp Hollywood 2014 featuring “San” by the California Feetwarmers? This video has over 2.2 million views, insane for a swing dance video.  A great Collegiate Shag routine to one of Continue Reading…


LIVE COLLEGIATE SHAG – DANCING ON THE BEACH!

A post shared by Live.Collegiate.Shag (@live.collegiate.shag) on Aug 13, 2018 at 10:14am PDT I’m a huge fan of Kendall and Ronnie’s Live Collegiate Shag videos. Here’s the latest one with some great moves, not to mention dancing on sand! – Brian


CAMP HOLLYWOOD 2017 – OPEN LINDY FINAL

This is the first in my series of Featured Videos which I’ll be showcasing on the home page. With Camp Hollywood not far off, I thought it would be appropriate to start with the 2017 Camp Hollywood Open Lindy Final! Sit back and hang on for the ride!


THE BEST COLLEGIATE SHAG VIDEOS ON THE INTERNET

Live Collegiate Shag with Kendall Roderick

Shag (or “Collegiate Shag”) is a partner dance that is done by a good number of Swing dancers in Los Angeles and Orange County, usually to fast music from the 1920’s or 30’s. A little while ago, I saw a video on Facebook from an Instagram feed called Live.Collegiate.Shag. It was a short clip of Continue Reading…



ERIK ROBISON AND SYLVIA SKYLAR 1998 LINDY SHOWCASE

Laura Keat posted this video on Facebook of two of the most influential swing dancers in L.A., Erik Robison and Sylvia Skylar, who were innovators of what became known as Hollywood Style.  They were my personal favorites to watch!  Check them out!


CRAZY SWING AERIALS!

This is a random video I found on YouTube from 2007 but it has a good assortment of aerials… Love the helicopter at about 5 minutes (towards the end).


TOP TEN MOST INFLUENTIAL VINTAGE SWING DANCE CLIPS

Groovie Moovie

The style of swing dancing we do in Southern California has been strongly influenced by  great performers who danced in old movies. Here are my picks for the top ten vintage clips that have influenced swing dancing LA/OC the most. Special thanks to video historian John Cooper for helping compiling this list! #1 GROOVIE MOOVIE Continue Reading…


THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF SWING DANCING IN A SIX-MINUTE ROUTINE

The delightful routine performed by Andrew Thigpen and Karen Turman at the International Lindy Hop Championships in 2010 is chock full of homages to everything from Hellzapoppin, Buck Privates, Goovie Moovie, the Gap ad, bad East Coast swing dancers, to popular dancers within our swing community. It’s basically a six-minute history of swing dancing!