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How's the dancefloor today?

The band is playing and the most daring dancers gather under the stage. You dance, listen, watch and learn, have a drink…

Each point in this visualisation represents a participant in Give Me The Beat’s survey. The small symbols indicate whether the person dances, Djs, is a musician, is a swing dance teacher or student. The size of the ochre circles represent how long each participant has been listening to Swing music. Finally, the horizontal position from left to right corresponds to how often someone listens to Swing music.

How long have you

been listening to

Swing music?

63 are dancers

30 are DJs

20

20 are musicians

5

1

20 are dance teachers

63 are dance students

How often do you listen to Swing music?

Once a week

Everyday

How's the dancefloor today?

The band is playing and the most daring dancers gather under the stage. You dance, listen, watch and learn, have a drink…

Each point in this visualisation represents a participant in Give Me The Beat’s survey. The small symbols indicate whether the person dances, Djs, is a musician, is a swing dance teacher or student. The size of the ochre circles represent how long each participant has been listening to Swing music. Finally, the horizontal position from left to right corresponds to how often someone listens to Swing music.

How long have you

been listening to

Swing music?

63 are dancers

30 are DJs

20

20 are musicians

5

1

20 are dance teachers

63 are dance students

¿Con qué frecuencia

escuchas Swing?

Once a week

Everyday

So, what do you dance?

How many times has somebody asked if you dance Balboa?

Each circle in this visualisation represents a style that Give Me The Beat’s respondents dance. The links between them represent how many dancers are keen on both styles.

Lindy Hoppers dominate the dancefloor. Solo Jazz is definitely stepping up but there’s always space for Balboa dancers. There are not so many Shaggers but they share faster tempos with the Lindy and Balboa. When the bands slows down, it’s time for Blues.

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From Harlem to the Globe: Lindy Hops the Atlantic!

Swing was born in Harlem, New York, and has bounced all around the world ever since.

In this animated map, you can see each of Give Me The Beat’s survey participants dancing to their favourite tempo.

And here you can see the members of the Swing Dance Community who have answered Give Me The Beat’s questionnaire.

Would you like to put your beat on this Swinging map? You can participate through this form.

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