ORIGIN: The idea was taken from a Rogers and Hammerstein musical called "Carousel" that Ms. Francis used to watch with her Dad when she was a child.
FIRST USED: In the Daedream Production, "A Year in the Life," in 2015, in a segment called, "June," based on the Broadway musical mentioned above.
QUOTES about "The Swing Phenomenon":
"It was fun, I liked it. When I did the swing for the first time, I was kind of scared, because I saw Mariah do it, I was scared she was going to hit the floor, but then she didn't. When I did it, I feel like I was flying. It's really cool and I was really excited to get to do this." ~Layla, 4th grader
"It's not as hard as it looks. It's all about trusting your partner and arm strength." ~Marlon, age 24
"The most important thing about the swing is trust between yourself and your partner. You have to trust yourself to have good footwork but you also have to trust your partner to fall through to propel the swing, because if they are nervous about going toward the ground, it won't work.' ~Ron, age 21
"It feels nice, but it's very scary at first. You never know." ~Mariah, 8th Grader
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