A frequent question among my swing and lindy hop dance students is: “Where can I get swing music for practicing at home?” Here are a couple of great albums on Amazon.com that you can stream or purchase online:
Here are some links to YouTube & Spotify playlists with more great practice music:
- Beginning Lindy Hop Class Favorites (compiled by Nathan, youtube)
- Beginning Lindy Hop Class Favorites (compiled by Nathan, spotify)
- Lindy Hop Music – Mostly Slow (compiled by Liz Miller, youtube)
- Lindy Hop – 1000+ tracks, various tempos (Melissa Marzigliano, spotify)
Another great way to discover some swing dance favorites of your own is to use an online music site like Pandora Internet Radio which ask you to enter the name of an initial artist or song title and then finds music that is similar in genre, instrumentation, rhythm and feel. Try entering a song or artist from one of the compilations above and see what you get!
What are your favorite CD and music recommendations for beginner dancers?