Today I’m delighted to announce the release of the book Swing Dancing by Tamara Stevens, with contributions by Erin Stevens.
Swing Dancing is one in a series of books called The American Dance Floor, and they launched their book during their Saturday night dance with Stompy Jones.
This book is a comprehensive history of swing dance in America, a must-have for every swing dancer. I picked up my copy Saturday night and I have to confess that I’ve been unable to put it down. I keep promising myself I’ll only read a few pages, and then 15 minutes have gone by and I’ve read another chapter. It is well-researched, fun, entertaining, and a reminder of the history that we keep alive every single time we swing dance.
Tamara and Erin have been teaching and dancing at the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association for over 25 years, and have performed around the globe. Thanks to Erin and her then-dance partner, Steven Mitchell, the fabulous Mr. Frankie Manning was brought out of retirement.
The Stevens’ have made a huge contribution to the swing dance
community and have helped keep swing alive when to most of the country it was nothing more than a passing fad. Now they’ve added another chapter (quite literally) to their extensive swing dancing book, cementing their place in swing dance history.
They have a limited number of books on hand, so you can contact them directly to get a copy of Swing Dancing, and if you ask very nicely they’ll sign it for you, too. If you can’t make it to Pasadena, the books are also available on Amazon.