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THE  HISTORY  OF 
SWING  AND  LINDY HOP

THE ALL-AMERICAN DANCES !

Rick Archer,  SSQQ,  January, 2006

Recently an SSQQ Swing student was surprised to hear me mention that my former wife Judy Archer was personally responsible for bringing the Lindy Hop to Houston. She asked to hear the story.

As I was writing, it became harder and harder to decide where to start. Eventually the project expanded to become a treatise on the history of Swing in America. Therefore there is the long version and the short version.  To go straight to the part about Judy,  click here

Otherwise, put on your seatbelts because first we are going back in our Dance Time Machine to the Roaring 20's !

To begin the History of Swing Chapter 1,  click here

 
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