Amsterdam Swing Out Challenge 2018
“Once upon a time in Amsterdam there was a Lindy Hop Swing Dance Exchange. Dancers came from all over the world to dance. The Amsterdam Lindy Exchange (ALX) set a Swing Out Challenge to dance all over the city. Lucia and Jeremy decided to take up the challenge! This is their story…”
Lucia and I won the Swing Out Challenge!
The most valuable prize we gained was the unforgettable memory of dancing all over Amsterdam!
Thank you ALX Team!!
As you can see from the instructions above they only ask for three locations but Lucia and I decided to go for all eight! We started at 3pm on the Saturday of the deadline and uploaded the final video at 1 minute to the 7pm deadline!!
|Intro & Outro||Bumpy Roof Band|
|Westermarkt||Splanky & Shiny Stockings – Basie|
|A Canal Bridge||Broadway – Basie, Fly Me to the Moon – Sinatra/Basie|
|Dam||Lucas Martinez & Guiseppe Carpesi|
|De Waag||Corner Pocket – Basie|
|Ferry||Sent for You Yesterday – Basie|
|Rembrandtplein||Sent for You Yesterday – Basie|
|Magere Brug||Sent for You Yesterday – Basie|
|De Balie||Sent for You Yesterday – Basie|
Recorded music from album: Count Basie Essentials
Black long-sleeved T-shirt Jeremy is wearing: Birdland All-Stars Art of Jazz Tour 2018
Dancers: Lucia Pellitero & Jeremy Sutton
Lindy Hop is the original form of swing dancing that originated in the 1930s danced mostly to big bands like the Count Basie Orchestra.
A Lindy Exchange is a small dance festival where a local community of Lindy Hop dancers invites other Lindy Hoppers from all over the world to come and enjoy dancing in their city for a weekend.
Thank you to all the very nice folks enlisted at each location who kindly followed our cinemagraphic instructions and took time to record the videos of us with my iPad!