How to play swing bingo ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

How to play swing bingo

Swing bingo. Copyright: Henrik Eriksson. The photo may not be used elsewhere without my permission.

Two weeks ago we played a game at the club Dekadans called swing bingo.

The idea is of course to get five numbers in a row and the way you get your numbers goes like this: Every dancer draws a paper with a number from a hat. The numbers are from zero to nine. If you don't have a lot of paper, you tell the participants to look at their paper and remember the number and return the paper to the hat.

The dj puts on a song and you dance with someone, after the song is over you ask the other person what what number they have and you mark all the squares on your paper where the last digit is the same as your partners.

Then you change partner and dance another song and hope that this person has a different number. Repeat until someone shouts BINGO!

This is a great way to mix the dancers and encourage them to dance with someone they haven't danced with before.

The photo is taken by me and may not be used elsewhere without my permission. Contact me if you want to licence the photo.

[Below is some links to Dean Martin cds. My association chain went like this: bingo -> game -> Las Vegas -> Rat Pack -> Dean Martin].

What do you think of swing bingo? What other games could you do at dances? Tell me.

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