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1940's Swing

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Micayla van den Berg

on 24 May 2011

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Transcript of 1940's Swing

1940's SWING Swing dance" is a group dance that developed concurrently with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s, '30s '40s and '50s Swing Dance What is Swing ? The best known of these dances is the Lindy Hop !!! FASHION !!! Bobby Socks
Closed, flat shoes
3 quarter or shorter dresses
Free moving clothes
Bowler hats
Vests/ Waste Coats
Above the knee dresses Events/ Attitudes Affecting the Society and Dance of the Decade Japenese first attacked Australia- 19 February 1942
2 weeks later more aircraft attacked Broome- Western Australia (killed 70 people)
31 May- war came to east coast- Japenese submarines entered Sydney Harbour
Japenese also attacked coastal shipping (60 people died and 29,00 tons- shipping was lost) ~BIBLIOGRAPHY~ Google Images Fast
Very fast Pace
Girls get thrown around
Very energetic The moves involved in swing Economy Women forced- take on mens job
Dance was a way for them to escape
When Americans came over in war they brought over swing.
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