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Re: "fan it"

Posted by ESC on May 29, 2006

In Reply to: "Fan it", which is the title of a swing song by Woody Herman posted by Sarah on May 29, 2006

: Hello,
: I'd like to know more about the phrase "fan it", which is the title of a swing song by Woody Herman. I can guess that it's an exhortation to dance, but am wondering whether it relates to a particular step or move. Or perhaps I have it completely wrong?
: Cheers,
: Sarah

My two cents. My mother's generation (born in the early 1900s) talked about people fanning around. We'd call it partying. Going here and there trying to have a good time. It was said with a disapproving tone.