Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Frankie and Dean - Swingout Comparison

Thanks to Scot Alsop for the reminder about this comparison edited by Nick Williams.

In the video you can see clips from two 1941 movies.  One features Frankie Manning and the other features Dean Collins - two of the most influential Lindy Hoppers of all time.

They were dancing to different tempos, so it's not a perfect comparison, but tell me what you think.

Do they look similar? Different? How? Why?

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

Dean stands up straight and Frankie bends over. Dean moves more circularly, and Frankie really likes to stay in slots.

I'm not sure if this is because the BPMs are so vastly different, but Frankie's follow is like squatting into her swivels. Dean's follow looks like she's sitting on the edge of an expensive car.