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A full-length documentary exploring the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special.
A full-length documentary exploring the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special.
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    STEP ONTO THE DANCE FLOOR: YOUR NAME listed on our website and Kickstarter site, and a first look at UPDATES on the film’s progress, including videos before they go up on our site. Our GRATITUDE and the special feeling of helping to make a movie about the pursuit of happiness! Every dollar counts! :)

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    TEASER TRAILER: Don't have the 35 big ones to get the whole film? That's okay. Get just a taste of the film with this 10-15 minute teaser trailer download (once it's available).

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    ROCK STEP: Your choice of a digital CD ALBUM DOWNLOAD. [The albums:
    "If Dreams Come True" by George Gee; "Jammin’ the Blues" by Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander;
    "Sock It To Me," the latest album by Stompy Jones;
    "Nice Work If You Can Get It," the latest album by the Boilermaker Jazz Band; or,
    "Live in Rochester," the latest album by Gordon Webster] SEE TEXT TO THE LEFT FOR SAMPLES OF SONGS! + STEP ONTO THE DANCE FLOOR rewards.

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    SWING-ALONG: Your choice of 2 of the above, amazing CDs. + STEP ONTO THE DANCE FLOOR rewards.

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    TRIPLE STEP: A DIGITAL PRINT OF THE OFFICIAL MOVIE POSTER (once available) + your choice of DIGITAL CD ALBUM DOWNLOAD (options listed above). + STEP ONTO THE DANCE FLOOR rewards.

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    SUGAR PUSH: DOWNLOAD OF THE FILM -- You'll receive a digital download of the film once it is available! + A DIGITAL PRINT OF THE OFFICIAL MOVIE POSTER (once available) + STEP ONTO THE DANCE FLOOR rewards.

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    QUICK STOP: DOWNLOAD OF THE FILM (once available) + a compilation of LESSONS AND RARELY SEEN PERFORMANCES by Frankie Manning, Jean Veloz (Groovie Movie) and some of today’s top dancers and STARS OF THE FILM. + TRIPLE STEP rewards (i.e. CD DOWNLOAD + POSTER). #winning

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    LINDY GROOVE PACKAGE:
    Free admission for one full month at Lindy Groove in Pasadena, California + QUICK STOP rewards.
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    SWING OUT: YOUR NAME GIVEN SPECIAL THANKS IN THE FILM'S OFFICIAL CREDITS + SNEAK-PEAK at select footage BEFORE the film's RELEASE + EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS with living legends of the swing world, Norma Miller and Dawn Hampton + QUICK STOP rewards (i.e. download of film, compilation of lessons and performances, CD download, poster download, updates, and good karma!) + AN EXTRA CD DOWNLOAD (2 total)

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    PASS TO EDINBURGH LINDY EXCHANGE: A PASS to this event for 2013. + QUICK STOP rewards.
    http://www.edinburghlindyexchange.co.uk/

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    PASS TO ANNUAL RITZ WINTER HOP WORKSHOP for 2012. + QUICK STOP rewards. http://www.ritzlindyhoppers.com/

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    SWING PARTY!:
    An invitation to a fabulous Swing dance PARTY in the Hollywood Hills at the same house from the party scene in the movie SWINGERS with STARS OF THE FILM. + SWING OUT rewards.

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    PASS TO SOME LIKE IT HAUNT HALLOWEEN SWING WEEKEND: One PASS (dance pass only, no lessons) to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.balboabattle.com/SanDiego.htm [SEE TEXT TO THE LEFT FOR FULL LIST OF AVAILABLE SWING DANCE CAMPS/EVENTS in a much more consolidated form!]

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    PASS TO RAY HIRSCH BIRTHDAY JAM VALENTINE WEEKEND: One PASS (dance pass only, no lessons) to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.balboabattle.com/SwingValentine.htm

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    KEDS ORIGINAL CHAMPION CANVAS SHOES: Your choice of one pair of SHOES (white, navy, black or red). + SWING OUT rewards.

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    PASS TO SF BAL FEST: A PASS (dance pass only, no lessons) to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.balboabattle.com/indexSFBF.htm

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    ARIS ALLEN DANCE SHOES:
    Your choice of one pair of SHOES from their catalogue. + SWING OUT rewards.

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    PRIVATE DANCE LESSON: With STARS OF THE FILM (Los Angeles area). + SWING OUT rewards.

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    PASS TO FRANKIE TRIBUTE WEEKEND: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.frankietributeweekend.com

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    PASS TO THE BALBOA REVOLUTION-DECEMBER WORKSHOP:
    A FULL PASS to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.swingdancegenova.net/balboa

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    PASS TO THE BALBOA REVOLUTION-NOVEMBER WORKSHOP: A FULL PASS to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.swingdancegenova.net/balboa

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    PASS TO THE NEVERMORE JAZZ BALL & ST. LOUIS SWING DANCE FESTIVAL: A FULL PASS to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.nevermorejazzball.com

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    PASS TO 505 STOMP: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.505stomp.com

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    PASS TO PRAGUE SWING XMAS: A FULL PASS to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.pssf.cz/PSX/index_PSX_en.htm

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    PASS TO PIRATE SWING: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.pirateswing.com

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    PASS TO DRAGON SWING: A FULL PASS to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.dragonswing.pl

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    PASS TO LINDY HOP ARGENTINA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (LHAIF): A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.lhaif.com.ar/en/festival

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    PASS TO VIENNA HOT SWING JAM (VHSJ)-SOME LIKE IT HOT!: A FULL PASS to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.viennahotswingjam.at

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    PASS TO HEARTLAND SWING FESTIVAL: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards.

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    PASS TO ROCKY MOUNTAIN BALBOA BLOWOUT: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.balboablowout.com

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    PASS TO LINDY ON THE ROCKS: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.lindyontherocks.com

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    PASS TO LINDY DIVERSION FUSION DANCE WEEKEND: A FULL PASS to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.lindydiversion.com

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    PASS TO BE-LINDY ZENA CAMP: A FULL PASS (excluding meals) to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.belindyzenacamp.it

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    PASS TO TUTTI FRUTTI DANCE CAMP: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.tuttifruttidancecamp.com/en/camp-shows

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    PASS TO PRAGUE SPRING SWING FESTIVAL: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.pssf.cz/PSSF/index_en.html

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    PASS TO ITALIAN BALBOA FESTIVAL: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.allbalboafestival.com

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    PASS TO SOPHISTICATED LADY DANCE CAMP: A FULL PASS (excluding hotel) to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.ladiesworkshop.com

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    PASS TO BRASIL SWING OUT EXTRAVAGANZA (BSOE): A FULL PASS to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.brasilswingout.com.br/brasil-swing-out-extravaganza/?lang=en

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    PASS TO DJAM SWING DANCE FESTIVAL: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.dance-at-djam.co.uk

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    PASS TO WINTER JUMP OSLO DANCE CAMP: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.winterjump.com

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    PASS TO SHOUT AND FEEL IT DANCE CAMP: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.swingfestival.it/en

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    PASS TO CAMP HOLLYWOOD: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.camphollywood.net

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    RE-MIX DANCE SHOES:
    Your choice of one pair of SHOES from their catalogue (excludes hand tooled shoes). + SWING OUT rewards.

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    PASS TO LINDY IN THE ALPS CAMP: A PASS (excluding hotel) to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.lindyalpscamp.com

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    PASS TO CAMP JITTERBUG: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.campjitterbug.com

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    PASS TO CATALINA SWING DANCE FESTIVAL: A FULL PASS to this event for 2012. + SWING OUT rewards. www.CatalinaSwingDanceFestival.com

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    PASS TO BALBOA RENDEZVOUS: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.BalboaRendezvous.com

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    PASS TO SWING CAMP OZ: A HALF PASS to this event for 2013. Contact us for details susanglatzer@gmail.com + SWING OUT rewards. www.SwingCampOZ.com

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    PASS TO LONDON SWING FESTIVAL: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.londonswingfestival.co.uk/

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    PASS TO MELBOURNE SWING FESTIVAL: A GOLD PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.melbourneswingfestival.com.au

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    PASS TO SWINGFEST: A FULL PASS to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.swingfest.ru

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    PASS TO SWING OUT NEW HAMPSHIRE: A PASS (tuition only, does not include room and board) to this event for 2012 OR 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.swingoutnh.com

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    A DANCE-ON-ROLE:
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    PASS TO BEANTOWN CAMP: A FULL PASS (Whole Shebang) to this event for 2013. + SWING OUT rewards. www.beantowncamp.com

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    2 VIP TICKETS TO THE PREMIERE: Screening in Los Angeles (travel and lodging not provided). + a Dance-On-Role, if desired, + SWING OUT rewards.

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    NORMA MILLER: A pair of dance shoes AUTOGRAPHED by NORMA MILLER.
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    SUSTAINING PARTNER + A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD: Sustaining Partner CREDIT in the film's official credits + Have the director take you out for LUNCH AND A PRIVATE TOUR OF THE PARAMOUNT LOT + an afternoon in the editing room as we put the film together. + 2 VIP TICKETS to the Los Angeles Premiere screening (travel and lodging not provided); + a DANCE-ON-ROLE, if desired, + SWING OUT rewards.

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    PATRON PRODUCER: Patron Producer CREDIT in the film's official credits. + a sneak-preview screening of the film WITH THE DIRECTOR and up to 20 of your nearest and dearest. (You provide the space anywhere in the US, and I'll come to you; For International screenings, travel and lodging are extra.) + all the benefits of the SUSTAINING PARTNER + A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD rewards.

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    PRESENTING PRODUCER: Presenting Producer CREDIT in the film's official credits. + 10 VIP TICKETS to the Premiere screening in Los Angeles (travel and lodging not provided), preceded by dinner for you and your guests WITH THE DIRECTOR AND STARS of the film. + all of the benefits of the PATRON PRODUCER reward.

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