Watching other people dance is a very helpful supplement to your own learning.
When we learn a new dance, we tap into a rich cultural lineage. I hope you enjoy exploring the differences, similarities, and possibilities contained within and between these dances.
History Of The Foxtrot- Ian Waite and Karen Hardy
good video with a bit of history; waltz--Foxtrot--quickstep: https://youtu.be/A_T-8vPJWIQ
An Intimate History Of Dance
Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley explore Ballroom origins in three television episodes. Part 1: how dancing went from being frowned upon as dangerous and debauched in the 17th century to being celebrated as an essential social skill in the 18th century. https://youtu.be/ZqAnXbhk38E Part 2: how Britain's dance floors were revolutionised in the 19th century as the slow and stately dances of an earlier era were replaced. https://youtu.be/RYgj1T-Czuc Part 3: The bold new sound of ragtime music arrived on Britain's shores from America. https://youtu.be/Ywd0nBEBXpI
A Short History of the Blues
Home made video worth 7min of your time. https://youtu.be/vnaorRAxhmU
A documentary produced by Shout! Facrory in 2003, including interviews with the Artists them selves. https://youtu.be/5qq_qnLHf74
The story of the Blues
BBC 4 makes a four part documentary exploring the blues as a kind of secret history of American culture in the 20th century and beyond. part 1https://youtu.be/hTCH6qfAYaE part 2 https://youtu.be/dIaVCBULJlc part 3https://youtu.be/1k0Sw7ksbCg Part 4 https://youtu.be/l7BvKtiTWcY
Dancer. A Documentary.
PBS's Roots of Rhythm, hosted by Harry Belafonte
latin music u.s.a. (pbs)
Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York reinvent the Cuban Son and the Puerto Rican Plena, adding elements from Soul and Jazz to create Salsa. support PBS by purchasing the DVD here: http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.... or youtube here: https://youtu.be/s7tY1AvCxJQ
Mambo or Salsa: What am I listening/dancing to?
beats of the Heart: Salsa (1979) (TV)
Harcourt Films production company founded by Jeremy Marre. I lost the link for this one, sorry. Find it yourself and watch the other films done by these people. Many films about the origins of musics.
What is Salsa/Mambo On1 AND On2
Sean Zion really explains the on1 or on2 Salsa story: https://youtu.be/08IlHHuKtC8
Danzon: Cuba's First National Dance
Salsa: A Way of Life
Some students from the University of Virgina made a video for their Salsa Meets Jazz class taught by Dr. Mike Davison. Its taken from a Puerto Rican perspective. https://youtu.be/dUvl2sDTH8k
Salsa Music & Timing
This video will help with: hearing the breaks & accents, and identifying the clavehttps://youtu.be/bilkeB5hELg?list=PLBHvvGaqMHdLPLl3voxjJRv4Yq5jT034r
Liquid Lead Dancing - It takes two to lead
Trevor Copp & Jeff Fox | TEDxMontreal https://youtu.be/OH0dK208MNk
from mambo to hiphop, produced by city lore and public art films, inc
the history of black dance in america
Narrated by Chester Whitmore. Produced and edited by Ron Parker. https://youtu.be/JepfArAe52Q
Popular African American Partner Dances
Ron Parker gives us another great video about Swing, Bop, and Hand Dance. https://youtu.be/NdE5iKMIcf4
We Came to Dance
Tasha Blank explains the reason for life the universe and everything. https://youtu.be/vYD1UkN_KGI
Harlem's Savoy Ballroom
Segregation had an Enemy: https://youtu.be/Mqsc0dhoED0
1920's Charleston history project
some gals class project youtube video: https://youtu.be/O2HP0NP7ydM
Balboa & Bal-Swing History - Peter Loggins
History of swing in Southern California pre Lindyhop and on. part 1 https://youtu.be/yTB0GuAGd_s part 2 https://youtu.be/z-OHZ5FHHls part 3 https://youtu.be/g7lEWOvaQUg part 4 https://youtu.be/Q0O9dBXN4xE Part 5 https://youtu.be/5cisvGuqju0
Terry Waldo Talks (and Plays) Jelly Roll Morton. Terry teaches us about Storyville and Jazz. https://youtu.be/klCeJjCCQFE
History of the Drumset
In this 16-part series, Vic Firth and Daniel Glass will be looking at 100 years of drumming evolution. www.vicfirth.com/drumset-history
Does it swing?
Home Made 8 part explanation of the Music. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiIuityyJ5u5EPDk_sKW2_VOb-KRgwrU8
Jazz by ken Burnz
PBS television series consisting of ten 1.5 hours shows chronologically oriented. If you want to support PBS https://youtu.be/5iNO8bd2w04?list=ELiBlCP0KpReo. If not then you can find it on youtube from a variety channels.
Willa Mae Ricker, Whitey's Lindy Hopper
A collection of Performance Lindy Hop: https://youtu.be/PdDiK11XDrA
A Brief History of the black history of Argentine Tango
Ron Parker talks with experience about Tango's beginning's after learning the dances it originated from, "Candombe" and "Cayengue", in his youtube video. https://youtu.be/4vRF_hGR_yU