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Welcome to the Around The Back, Around The World website!

 

Frankie Manning around the back Life

Frankie Manning & Ann Johnson
June 16, 1941 Life Magazine

The Around the back, the Lamp post, the Sky, the Frankie, the Lindy flip, etc… Few aerials have as many names, but regardless of how you call it, the Around the back (this is the term we decided to use after reading Frankie Manning’s biography) is probably the most iconic aerial in Lindy Hop and Swing dancing.

 

 

Patrick & Natasha
Chinatown, Montreal
Photo by Dominique Lalonde

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our Building The Community effort, we’ve decided to start this new project.
Our main goal is to make aerials more accessible, less frightening, safer and more present in the current and future Swing dance communities.

 

Patrick & Natasha in Buenos Aires.  Photo by Ana Luz Crespi

Patrick and Natasha
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Photo by Ana Luz Crespi

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, many dancers who got into Lindy Hop after having been thrilled and impressed when seeing Swing dancers doing aerials, end up not learning or doing any after years of dancing.

 

 

 

Just in case you have no idea what the Around the Back looks like, check out this video :


16 comments »

  1. Looks good! I’m excited to see what you guys share with us.

  2. Elliott says:

    This is a great idea; I love what you guys are doing. I’ll try to rally the Dallas/Ft. Worth swing community to participate!

  3. Krzystof says:

    Very nice concept. Hope to send you guys video’s as soon as I can convince some followers to let me toss them about :)

  4. Max&Serena says:

    hi Patrick And Natasha, it was very nice to meet you in Genova this weekend! we have Just came back Home And Will start immediately to learn these aerials! :)
    We like a lot this project and your lovely energy, And also enjoyed your pics And videos!
    See you soon,
    Serena And Massimiliano

  5. Kris&Tris says:

    Where are these video?? Going on youtube now to see if they are up! So excited. If I learn them with my Fiance we’ll post videos to show you guys with me in a ball gown! =)

  6. JC says:

    Hi Patrick & Natasha

    Thanks to your lessons in Grenoble with Grenoble Swing (spring 2012) I learned to “aroundtheback”.
    Then my partner and I “aroundthebacked” in different places such as Aix les Bains, Chambéry, Grenoble in France and Cefalù in Sicily
    Unfortunatly for us, nobody pictured these moments
    Next step? Around the back in Sardegna :-)

    I’m looking forward for seeing you in June 15th/16th with Grenoble Swing again to learn more aerials :-)))

    JC

  7. JC says:

    Hi Patrick & Natasha
    As promised!
    July 2013 In Sardegna
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1384604588432260

    Next time will be in September Aix les Bains (France during the Savoy Lindy Aixchange) before trying it Senegal!
    It will be our first around the back in Africa…
    JC

  8. JC says:

    Arround the lake, Arround the back …

    September Aix les Bains (France during the Savoy Lindy Aixchange)

    Arround the back during the sunday cruise arround the Bourget lake

    JC

  9. JC says:

    Arround the lake, Arround the back …

    September Aix les Bains (France during the Savoy Lindy Aixchange)

    Arround the back during the sunday cruise arround the Bourget lake

    JC
    here it is -> http://jccrisci.free.fr/phpwebgallery/picture.php?/8607/category/208

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