Swing is a popular Social Dance often characterized by spins and underarm turns. It is upbeat, lively and a lot of fun to dance and to watch! It allows the dancer to have creative freedom to make it their own. Casual – relaxed party dancing – Swing is a firm favourite among all dancers and inspires them to “let go” and express themselves to the music!
Swing is another spot dance with feet no more than 30 cm apart. Use of free rhythmic interpretation is characteristic, using Single – Double and Triple Rhythms. Relaxed, shuffling movements highlight the style of this dance.
Swing is a firm favourite among all dancers and inspires them to “let go” and express themselves to the music!
Swing, originally called the Lindy Hop, developed with the swing style of Jazz music in the 1920’s – 40’s in the South of the USA and is the most famous American folk dance. About 50 years ago the Swing was danced in Harlem, New York City, where it took on most of todays steps and styling. There is no question that the Swing is here to stay, with dancers adding their own interpretations and changes of style.
All dances, in order to survive, must be built up from a firm foundation of basic movements so that ad-libbing and complete freedom of expression can be added into the dance mix later.
DANCE TIP : Learn your basic step patterns well and then you can play!
Let’s all boogie to the sounds of Elvis – Return to Sender….Fairground Attraction – Perfect
Neil Sedaka – Calendar Girl…..Bill Haley – Shake, Rattle & Roll……..Chris Rea – Let’s Dance
Bob Segar – Old time Rock n Roll……Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers – Swing the Mood. The list of great Swing music is endless – have fun – kick your heels up and Swing!!
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