Well, it's about time Lindy Hop received more exposure. Little Big Shots: Forever Young follows Steve Harvey as he interviews an incredible set of young-at-heart seniors, who dazzle and delight with their unique acts, dynamic personalities and valuable words of...read more
Improvised, joyful and unafraid.read more
How do you get children interested in swing dancing?read more
Lindy hop is evolving rapidly. These two dancers have captured my attention this past weekend in a way that demands respect. Watching them delicately embellish this song was refreshing. I've had the pleasure of dancing with Grace Durant for years and have also been a...read more
At the time, Jamin also saw a flaw in the Lindy hop scene and felt his perspective and dance experience could encourage many to start fixing it.read more
I have a love hate relationship with the sugar push. Really.read more
Side walk break class has been added to the curriculum this week!read more
Jumping’ at the Woodside never gets old! Every time I watch a group of dancers perform the California routine or a more original choreography to the tune, it’s still surprising.read more
Don’t be fooled, there are levels of swing dancing that deserve extra attention. It’s one thing to choreograph a performance wowing an audience with preplanned moments of excitement.read more
It has been an interesting season in professional lindy hop. It seems as if there is a new generation of partnerships blossoming in this post partnership era.read more
Every once in a while dancers who have been around the lindy hop circuit for sometime recapture my attention. It’s impressive to see mature dancers continuing to sharpen their lindy hop skills over a long period of time.read more
Succeeding as a professional lindy hopper is an art in itself. There are many details that go into the process of becoming a successful Lindy Hop instructor on a professional level. Most aspiring professional lindy hoppers can avoid many unnecessary entanglements by...read more
Every so often an interviewer ask to sit and chat. Here is one of those moments captured in Dresden Germany at the Plenty Hot swing dance event. https://www.facebook.com/PlentyHot/videos/956940891106678/ ...read more
[supsystic-social-sharing id='1'] Tired of struggling to teach lindy hop effectively? How often do you stop yourself in the middle of a thought and ask, “would a kid understand this intellectual madness?!” If you haven’t than you should. Teaching lindy hop can...read more
Alright you lindy hop nerds! Here is volume 2 of my lindy hop heroes match up. Hope you get a good laugh. Who would you add to the list as defenders of swing dance against intergalactic tyranny?read more
There are secrets that successful people embrace fully, while others go to their grave and never figure it out.read more
Intermediate Lindy Hop Classes • Lindy Hop 8 count movement mastery In this course, students will began strengthening the fundamental tools while learning to move in rhythm as one body across the floor. They will be introduced to popular vintage lindy hop...read more
Street Smart Swing Teaching Intro Course In the course, student will be introduced to my methods of "how to" regarding teaching all things lindy hop. This course will include how to teach the beginner lindy hop less along with "what to teach after that beginner...read more
The devil's in the details. Many of you have asked me about the details of being a successful traveling lindy hop teacher. So, I've made available the first part of the course: How to succeed being a professional lindy hopper pt. 1 The key word is being "successful."...read more
It must be admitted, that as small as lindy hop is on a global scale compared to other social dances – there are fanboys – and I’m one of them. It’s hard to…read more
What others around the world are saying!
Of the countless dancers, choreographers and choreo instructors I’ve worked with over 2 decades, one single person occupies the “best” slot in all three categories, Jamin Jackson. His penchant for detailed performance coupled with an uncanny ability to explain and teach intricate ideas sets him apart from the masses. His style at this point in his career is to taste a well-seasoned serving of gourmet art in motion, sprinkled through with trace flavors of Michael Jackson, Fred Astaire and Frankie Manning, blended into an exciting new kind of artistic sustenance which results in the lingering taste of past, present and future.Tim Long
Ok guys, I am going to put a damn good advertisement here Jamin is one of the most inspirational dancers, teachers and a persons from the swing community I ever met. A person I would like to support, for everything I got and learned from him, …and that’s a lot!!
We met just a few times in last years, but since the very first meeting, he left a big, positive impact on me, which grows up till nowadays and still can surprise me a lot. He’s one of my favorites, a person who’s adventures, trips, blogs and all that stuff he’s doing I am following on my daily basis.
As a teacher he keeps solid foundations and can bring any complex movements to simple things. He’s clear about the leader and follower roles and importance of partnership in a dance. Classes with him were always good paced, challenging and fun. One of his top skills for me was an ability to create a good environment for a learning and cooperating with others, having a warm and friendly atmosphere between all dancers. And his advices concerning practise – are priceless and super effective
As a social dancer, he’s one of the people that had to be evacuated from the dance floor, otherwise he wouldn’t stop dancing,… like seriously, never seen him tired. A hardcore dancer who were always treating and complimenting his partners nicely and danced with e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e. I hardly remember him complaining about music/floor/anything which would make him not dancing with beginners out there. Also, I love his creativity and spontaneity, humorous way of dancing and use of all possible skills for his playfulness. Just look up for the videos on the youtube
As a person, he’s a great role model, a kind warm-hearted energetic guy, who always seems positive and can motivate people in an instant. Strongly focused on helping small scenes around the world with growing up. He was always there for volunteers and he was putting a lot of effort to help beginners feel more comfortable on the dancefloor. And that’s another reason why I feel him being special, great person.
If you missed a chance to have a class with him (as he’s stopped traveling for now), and you will be interested in his way and methods of teaching/practicing/building scene, then it may be the best choice. – or if you have no time to travel around the events but you have the possibility to practice at your homebase, online course may be a great revelation for you as well. I am recommending to try out his school.
The greatest thing about the way he teaches is that it is designed for you to look through the move and into the technique, so that it produces ideas for dancing. He politely dares you to see yourself as a creator. Thank you for everything you have meant to the dance, but most importantly thanks for always being about people.Dan Moore
The energy, passion and love of this dance has been such a calling for you and an extraordinary gift to the swing community and will continue to be! Thank you for always giving! So glad your contribution will continues through Street Smart Swing!Vernon Andrews
When I met you at Rockin’ In Rhythm in Singapore, I was struck by how sincere, gentle and kind a person u are. Your classes are chock full of steps, energy and history and evolution of Lindy Hop as well as how the moves we do translate in Hip Hop and other styles thru’ the ages. Thank you for your sincerity, your generosity in imparting your skills and knowledge.Pauline Leong
Jamin Jackson is the premier voice on lindy hop in the of swing dance. Lindy hop moves in his archive are original and updated each month for the benefit of the students. New lindy hop moves by Jamin Jackson are designed for those capable of handling advanced swing dancing moves classic lindy hop moves or lindy hop moves for the modern generation of swing dancers.