The Aviator incl. shipping
It's like wearing a piece of Lindy Hop history! In 1927, a young Aviator called Charles Lindberg made the first transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. The NY Times wrote: "Lindy Hops The Atlantic" This headline inspired "Shorty"-George Snowden to give a dance that was growing in Harlem the name "Lindy Hop". In Paris the people greeted this event by wearing a pin in the colors of the "tricolore" that said "Welcome Lindy" and showed The Spirit of St.Louis. This Dancetowel is inspired by that pin and shows that not only planes, but also dances can cross borders and bring people together from all over the world.
The Aviator incl. shipping
VAT not charged (small business, § 19 UStG), free shipping
Delivery Time 3 - 6 Business days
Free Premium Shipping Free Gift Box included Antibacterial Dries super fast Recycled Materials
Dancetowels are changing the way we dancers see and feel about towels.
Why is it, that so many dancers feel the need to hide the towels they bring to their dances?
Wouldn't it be great if everybody brought a towel?
Can a towel show your personality, your style, your care for yourself, for others and for the scene?
We developed our BJ Dance Towels from our own experience as dancers and musicians in late night ballrooms, heated jam circles and sun filled pavilions, on light filled stages and amidst the crowd.
We wanted a towel that would dry fast and match our elegant evening outfit. A highly practical accessory that we wouldn't have to hide, but would be proud to show and inspire others to bring one, too. We wanted it to be useful and pretty.
Thats why we created the BJ Dance Towels, so you can swing and sweat in style.
Design inspired by the original "Lindy Hop"
We all know that the name Lindy Hop was invented by "Shorty" George Snowden, and comes from the headline of the NYT: "The Lindy Hops the Atlantic". If haven't seen this formidable TED-Talk from living Lindy Hop legend Ryan Francois, here you get a good overview of the history of the Lindy Hop:
The Lindy Hop, a milestone in aviation inspired a nation and the name of the dance style that grew in Harlem and is now danced across the globe.
The design of "The Aviator" is based on an original "Welcome Lindy"-Pin, worn in Paris, from the collection of our friend Neal Blangiardo. It shows the Spirit of St.Louis, the plane of Charles Lindberg and is held in the colours of la tricolore, the flag of France.
This Dancetowel represents that Lindy Hop, like Aviation brings people together from all over the world and unites us in the appreciation of history and progress.
30 x 120, the perfect size
The Dancetowels are 30cmx120cm.
That's the size of the original scarves of the so called "Swing Kids", a German swing loving anti Nazi movement of the 1930ies. We found that to be the perfect size for the BJ Dance Towels as well. Not only because this size honours those that came before us, but also because it's very practical.
- Use different sections of the Dancetowel to dry your head
- Hang it over a chair to dry while you rock your socks off, without having to fear that it might fall down.
- Take it with you from one room to the other, having it elegantly around your shoulders or neck.
- Protect your neck from the cold when taking a quick breath outside
- Warm your neck from the wind, snow and cold when going home after the party
High tech microfiber fabric
Perfect blend of 80% Polyester, 20% Polyamide
100% 200 GSM Microfiber
Produced in the same factory where Porsche produces its microfiber
Ultra absorbant: Absorbs 300% of its own weight in water (Look at our test)
Total Weight: 70g
Washable at 60°C
We Lindy Hoppers dress vintage and think progressively. So for us it was important to reduce the waste in this world and leave it a better place. BJ Dance Towels are made from recycled plastics. That makes their production way more costly, but we believe it's worth it, and we hope you do, too.
Microfiber is very different from other fibers. If you cut off a cotton fibre and look at it from above, it will be a circular shape. Microfiber has a star shape with up to 12 points, so it forms many pockets along the whole fiber. The microfiber pockets of our BJ Dance Towels are designed in such a way that bacteria is captured within them.
It was very important for us to be able to make them washable at 60°C (30°C is the standard for microfiber) so that bacteria gets eradicated during the washing. So even though you might have had bad experiences with smelly polyester clothing, the secret why the Dancetowels will never be smelly is because you can kill the bacteria captured within the pores by washing them at 60°C which is impossible with many other polyester products and microfiber towels.
In Lindy-Hop you usually dance 1-3 songs with the same partner (depending on the region you are in, it's two in Germany). So we created a towel that dries within a few songs. We won't promise that it's dry after 3 songs, but it definitely dries really fast. Look at our test
Premium present box included
If you give someone a present, the outside matters! Every part of the Dancetowels is pure swing. Even the box in which it comes. It ist designed in the style of the black and white film title captions, that you see in movies of Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. It has a magnetic lid and you will find four dance couples on it and if you look really close, you can find out who they are. It's a great fun challenge for a party, too.
These are some of the pictures swing dancers and musicians from all around the globe sent us. Enjoy!
(And make sure to send us a picture of you with your dancetowel aswell we would love to show it here.)
"Seriously, amazing job all around."
(Bobby White - Swungover - USA)
I really love the pink towel designed by Tanya, that I received yesterday😍 It sits perfectly as a head wrap. (Alex - Fashion designer - Belarus)
"What a great Idea! And also the packaging is incredibly beautiful"
(Cosma and Tamy - Swing and Boogie teachers - Germany)
"Surprised him and
he wore it all day"
(Elizabeth Pascoe - USA)
"Spring has arrived and the savoy is on its head! Thank you Dancetowels!"
(Swing DJ Bunny Donowitz - Italy)
"It works great and looks awesome - fully recommended! Pic after training the Big Apple"
Scientist - Germany)
"The Dancetowel is just
the best towel for hiking! :D"
Shag-Teacher - Italy)
"Une super serviette!
Séchage hyper rapide."
(Kitty Rock Swing - Swing teacher - France)
"He just loves aviation and dances with Lindy Hop Jersey"
"I guess this is what happens when you find another Dance Towel owner at a concert!"
" Beautiful thoughtful design, super soft fabric and really practical,too!"
(Joseph Sewell - Lindy Hop teacher and founder of Jiveswing UK)
"Your towels are gorgeous!
Hope it get here on time!" (They did ;) ) With love from Paris.
"Your towels are awesome!" Jo Hoffberg - Ilindy.com