Swing Time

Ever since 6th grade, I have had a love for the famous dancing couple of the thirties, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. They did 10 movies together, but for me, one stands alone.

Swing Time follows the basic thirties romantic comedy musical storyline. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Boy makes mistake. Girl is upset and does something stupid (such as becoming engaged to a man she doesn’t love, or ignoring the boy for an extended period). Boy redeems himself. They live happily ever after. (With a few songs and dances in between).

But Swing Time is different simply because of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Although there may be a weak story line, the dancing is spectacular as are the costumes and the music. Astaire and Rogers’ dances are always flawless and fit the music perfectly. Fred Astaire was always known as a perfectionist and as a result, his dances are astounding. Every time I watch them dance, I get a “a thrill” (as Anne Shirley would say).

Watch Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ Swing Time Dance

Borrow this movie from SPL- Swing Time

-Mack, 16

Teen Center Advisor

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