The Roffaswing Library

The Roffaswing Library is here!

Books, books, books, some CDs and DVDs included. Books are such a great source to study the dance you do more deeply, to learn about the history and the cultural context of African-American dance and music. Roffaswing believes it is meaningful to support its community of dancers in providing extra learning outside of dance classes, workshops and socials. Especially if we all spend more time in our homes like we have been doing for the past months.

2020 21 jul

Resources for swing dancers

If not for the black community in the USA, the Lindy Hop dance & this community would not exist. The dance originated in African American communities and those people are the reason we dance Lindy Hop and enjoy blues
and other swing dances today.

Black American dancers and musicians made a vital contribution to the growth of the dance (and still do), so we honour and appreciate their role in history and society, and try to be an ally.
One of the things we can do, as dancers & teachers enjoying a dance with black roots, is to educate ourselves about the level of systemic racism that exists in the world (in Europe as well as the USA), check ourselves, and listen to black people and their experiences.


Whitey's Lindy Hoppers

2020 04 jun

Meet Norma Miller (1919-2019)

The queen of swing Norma Miller has passed away on May 5, 2019 at the of 99. Every swing dancer should learn about Norma, the last dancer of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the Savoy to swing out forever.

2019 06 mei

Roffaswing loves Lionel Hampton!

Roffaswing dancers contribute together for the kickstarter campaign 'Big Band Revival:
Lionel Hampton'. Aim is to donate the transcription of an original Lionel Hampton song for $450 (± €383). This transcribed sheet music will be published and can used by contemporary swing bands (for $30).

2018 28 sep

Roffaswing loves Jimmie Lunceford!

Roffaswing dancers contribute together for the kickstarter campaign 'Big Band Revival:
Jimmie Lunceford'. Aim is to donate the transcription of an original Jimmie Lunceford song for $450 (± €385). This transcribed sheet music will be published and can used by contemporary swing bands (for $30).

2017 28 jul