Ballroom Dance > Videos > Chelsea Clinton in Swing Contest!

Discussion in 'Videos' started by DanceScientist, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. DanceScientist

    DanceScientist New Member

    This footage is from the 1998 Stanford Viennese Ball. Notice they are mostly dancing a 4-count swing. They make it look great though!

     
  2. reb

    reb Active Member

    Thanks DanceScientist!
     
  3. quixotedlm

    quixotedlm New Member

    was that the girl in blue at the start of the clip?
    looks like noodle arms...
     
  4. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    She should have done hustle ( her dad could have taught her well !! ) :rolleyes:
     
  5. White Chacha

    White Chacha Active Member

    So maybe I should visit the swing forum for this, but all that looked like what I've heard called Lindy. What's the right nomenclature?
     
  6. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    Ok , to get serious--it would be hard to define exactly what they were attempting-- it came close to a poorly done East coast swing .
     
  7. LucyDiamond

    LucyDiamond Active Member

    It looks like they were all having fun and that's all that matters, IMHO...
     
  8. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    That was never in q-- the poster asked WHAT they were doing .
     
  9. DanceScientist

    DanceScientist New Member

    Yeah, most people in the contest were dancing lindy hop. However, Chelsea and her partner danced mostly a 4-count swing with a few aerials. In social dance classes at Stanford, 4-count swing (marching tempo) is actually taught before the 6-count swing and triple steps.
     
  10. SlowDancer

    SlowDancer New Member

    Thanks, DanceScientist--it does look like they were having fun! And it's always great to see folks dancing that you wouldn't expect to see dancing.
     

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