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SWING

 
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Background

Are you ready to be cool? If so, the Swing is a “must learn” dance. As a non-progressive dance, the Swing is convenient on any jam-packed floor. From its origin in 1927, the Lindy paved the way for many more swing-style dances which developed, including the American Swing, Boogie-Woogie, Hustle, Jitterbug, Jive, Rock and Roll, and West Coast Swing. With post-war exuberance filling the air, it wasn’t long before youthful energy was unleashed on the streets...dancing! Characterized by jumps, spins, turns and throw-outs, the Lindy was seen on dance floors all across America. Today, the Lindy has undergone many alterations and has been toned down and incorporated into a ballroom format known most commonly as the Swing.

 

Technical specifics

Meter: 4/4
Tempo: 136-144 beats per minute
Basic Rhythm: Quick-n-Quick Quick-n-Quick Quick-Quick or    Triple Step --Triple Step -- Rock Step
Music Style: Fast Swing music
Listen to sample music
Read about the swing "style"

 Movement fundamentals

The swing is characterized by a hand hold that differs from the other ballroom dances, and also by extremely small steps.

 

Click HERE for the steps of the Swing.

» Link to more advanced Swing steps.

 

| Developed 2006 | Peter Hastie |