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East Coast Swing

East Coast Swing

The Swing is a “must learn” dance. Based on the Lindy Hop this dance was created by dance studios in the 1940s. Lindy Hop was felt by dance studios to be both too difficult and too unstructured to teach to beginning dancers, but there was market demand for training in Swing Dance.

The East Coast Swing is a great starter dance for those interested in all that swing has to offer. It can be performed in a simple “single time” form or in it’s more common “triple time” rhythm that focuses heavily on energetic movement, a variety of turns and spins and, appropriately enough, a “swinging” action in the hips. One of the appealing features of the East Coast Swing is that the dance works well on a wide-open ballroom floor as well as in a crowded nightclub. Versatile, fun, and challenging, the East Coast Swing is a great dance to have in your repertoire!

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