Online Lindy Hop Dance Lesson Video: Lindy Hop - 32 Bar Forms
The first musical form we're going to look at is the ever-popular 32 bar song (sixteen 8-counts in each chorus). Many, many songs are written in this form. I Ain't Got Nobody, My Blue Heaven, I Ain't Gonna Give You None Of My Jelly Roll, Some Of These Days, I Found A New Baby, Digga Digga Doo, Crazy Rhythm, Lady Be Good, Pennies From Heaven, Jumpin' At The Woodside, Please Don't Talk About Me, Viper Mad, Margie, I'll See You In My Dreams, and Dinah are only being mentioned to give you an idea how many 32 bar songs there are, and how many of them you most likely already know. Once you start to recognize the form you can more actively make your dancing fit not only the pulse and feel of the song but the structure. This will give your dancing the look and feel of choreography while maintaining the spontaneity of improvisation.