As America recognizes and celebrates it’s independence today it seemed appropriate to feature a photo decked out in red, white, and blue hues. I am thrilled to showcase these vibrant and energetic swing dancers captured so beautifully by Bryant Gover.
A note from the photographer, Bryant Gover: “Swing Dance was born out of American jazz in Harlem in the late 1920s through the 40s and is now being cultivated in more than fifty foreign countries. Capturing the peak moment in dance is a challenge for photographers. Being a dancer myself, I listen to the music and know when that split second will occur. That’s when I snap the shutter. I traveled for two and a half years photographing this phenomenon in order to share my enjoyment of swing dance with you.”
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For more on capturing movement and dance, check out Bryant’s article on Digital Photography School
If you are in the U.S. celebrating the 4th of July, have a happy and safe holiday!
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.