Song of the Week! May Featured Artist, George Gee – Splanky

Song of the Week! May Featured Artist, George Gee – Splanky

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Frankie Month Featured Artist: George Gee Continuing with George Gee, Frankie's favourite contemporary band, I've got another great pick for you.This one is in honour of the awesome dance I had with Jasper last night (though to a slightly faster version). This week's song from Geor ...
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May Featured Artist & Song of the Week: George Gee – Topsy

May Featured Artist & Song of the Week: George Gee – Topsy

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  Frankie Month Featured Artist: George Gee The George Gee Orchestra (including his Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra) was Frankie's favourite contemporary band so we'll be featuring his music all month with another song highlighted each week.Today I'm enjoying his rendition of ...
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Swing Goes to the Movies photos!

Swing Goes to the Movies photos!

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Here is a collection of photos from the Swing Goes to the Movies show. Videos coming soon! ...
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Song of the Week! April 26th – Tuxedo Junction 1940 from Let’s Do The Hop

Song of the Week! April 26th – Tuxedo Junction 1940 from Let’s Do The Hop

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SONG: Tuxedo Junction (Erskine Hawkins) 1940  The specific version of the song this week is the one being used for the Global Frankie 99 Choreo and it's part of a CD that helps to raise money for the Frankie Manning Foundation.Click HERE to buy the song.
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Why you shouldn’t be afraid to take your first dance lesson

Why you shouldn’t be afraid to take your first dance lesson

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It’s natural to feel a bit in awe of something unknown, and a few nervous jitters are common among first time students, but know that any anxiety will pass very quickly! There’s nothing to be afraid of, and the boisterous hoopla that is swing dancing will distract you in no time!At Bees’ ...
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Song of the Week! April 5th – Let Me Off Uptown

Song of the Week! April 5th – Let Me Off Uptown

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Let Me Off Uptown Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge in this great, classic swing song. Uptown is referring to Harlem in New York. So come on, get groovy! ...
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2013 Toronto Vintage Easter Parade Re-Cap

2013 Toronto Vintage Easter Parade Re-Cap

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This year's event was an interesting one. Because we get good search engine optimization, we started to get a lot of publicity for the event but many people obviously didn't read the details clearly so they didn't:a) understand what the event actually (thinking it would be a big parade with road cl ...
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Song of the Week! Friday, March 29th – Easter Parade & The Grabtown Grapple

Song of the Week! Friday, March 29th – Easter Parade & The Grabtown Grapple

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This week's song is from Phil Kim!But first, it just wouldn't be write on Good Friday of the Easter Weekend not to include Judy Garland and Fred Astaire's Easter Parade.The Grabtown Grapple, Artie ShawThis song is really fun to dance to and was used recently in a Lindy Hop competition. ...
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Song of the Week! March 22nd – Yacht Club Swing

Song of the Week! March 22nd – Yacht Club Swing

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This week's song is from Sam Dobbie! Yacht Club SwingFats Waller and His Rhythm Good-bye Winter!  A cheery tune for a sunny Spring day! (Great for Charleston practice too!) ...
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Song of the Week! Friday, March 15th – Accentuate the Positive

Song of the Week! Friday, March 15th – Accentuate the Positive

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Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, Paul McCartneyCan't get enough of our 1.5 warm up? Neither can we! This is such a catchy little song and the fact that it's performed by Sir Paul McCartney does add to its charm. Dance along if you know it! ...
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