Perhaps the most uniquely American of all dances, the Swing brings forth a buoyant carefree movement. It’s one of the dances that becomes contagious.
The Swing is a spot dance with a carefree relaxed style and is a dance easily mastered by most people. The various speeds of music are excellent training for quick footwork and good leading and following which will add comfort and ease in most other rhythm dances. After mastering the patterns both men and women will find Swing a fun and exciting dance to learn and practice.
First known as the Lindy (in honour of Charles Lindberg and his historic hop across the Atlantic), this perennially popular dance emerged in the late 1920s. During the WWII years it re-emerged on the East Coast as the Jitterbug-jive and on the West Coast as Swing. This dance is a true American amalgam, combining steps from the Black Bottom, the Bop and Push, the Hustle and Boot Scoot, Shag, Charleston and Hop.
WHY LEARN THE SWING?
You won’t have to sit on the side lines tapping your toes and snapping your fingers while everyone else in rocking & rolling on the floor
You can spin, twist and bop along to the hottest Swing and Rock ‘n’ Roll songs
You can dance the Swing at weddings/parties/anything. Swing dancing is a super popular style of social dancing