THE CALLOWAY BOOGIE STROLL
Choreographer: Paolo Pasta Lanna
Music: The Calloway Boogie
The patterns for this line dance were inspired by Cab Calloway. The choreography is designed to match the song “Calloway Boogie” the blues phrased tune by Cab Calloway. It combines classic tap and jazz steps in a unique and playful arrngement and is a throw back to the 1930s. This 6 bar stroll turns ¼ to the right at the start of the “cab’s walk” pattern. Born on Christmas Day in 1907, Cab Calloway was an American singer, dancer, bandleader and actor. He was associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, where he was a regular performer and became a popular vocalist of the swing era. His niche of mixing jazz and vaudeville won him acclaim during a career that spanned over 65 years.
The music used for in this episode features the tune Calloway Boogie by The Cab Calloway Orchestra and BenSound.com
ARCHIVAL VIDEOS SAMPLED FROM Calloway Boogie CABS CLUB Short film with Cab Calloway, Jonah Jones 1950 Demonstrates – The Time Step, The Apple Jack, Kick Cross, Shim Sham Break, and The Swing Out. Cab Calloway & his Band – Geechy Joe – Stormy Weather 1943 Demonstration of Rubber Legs, Cabs Walk and more
The Calloway Boogie Stroll was first choreographed by Paolo Pasta Lanna, Lindy Hopper in 2006 and then re-imagined in 2021 with a more extensive 6-bar sequence.
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