East Coast Swing Dance Lessons in Our Warren Studio

Learn Swing Dance Moves Quickly and Easily

Eastern Swing or East Coast Swing (or just Swing), evolved from the Lindy Hop and is perhaps the most famous American folk dance. The best-known forms of Swing include the Charleston, Black Bottom, and Shag. In the early 1940s, these forms consolidated into what was called the Lindy.

The Lindy was first danced as a modified box step, with a slight shuffling movement. The shuffling movement of the original Lindy can be likened to today’s single rhythm in Swing. As the shuffling or single rhythm progressed, it evolved into both the double and triple-time Lindy. Today all three form the basis of good Swing dancing.

About 55 years ago, Swing was danced in the Harlem section of NYC at a time when band greats such as Chic Webb, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman were popular and it was there where the dance took on most of today’s popular steps and styling. Rock n’ Roll of the 1950s is best suited for East Coast swing dancing, but dancers also love swinging to music from the 30s and 40s. 

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Swing is Here to Stay

For many years, the better establishments frowned upon the wilder forms of Swing dancing because the acrobatics involved limited the number of people who could dance at one time. It is possible however, to do fine dancing in a relatively small area. There is no question that Swing is here to stay. In all parts of the country one can find dancers adding their own interpretations and changes to style. All dances, in order to survive, must be built up from a firm basic movement so that adlibbing and complete freedom of expression can be interpreted into the dance. Swing has these attributes. Swing dancing was revived in the late 1990’s to the early 2000’s by such bands as the Brian Setzer Orchestra and the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Master the Triple Step

The Swing is a spot dance that does not move along the line of dance. Free rhythmic interpretation is characteristic, using single, double or triple rhythms. A relaxed shuffling movement and use of upper body sway is also used to highlight the Swing.

The triple step is part of the basic steps of swing dance. West Coast Swing dancing comprises two walking steps and two triple steps, whereas East Coast swing dancing involves two triple steps and one step back with the left foot (rock step), which makes it more upbeat and bouncy.

East Coast Swing dance lessons are available now. You’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first dance!

Try East Coast Swing at Our Dance Studio Today

From wedding dance instruction to a new hobby, or a way to connect with your partner, you’ll learn more, faster, and with more FUN, at Fred Astaire Dance Studios! Give us a call and ask about our Introductory Offer for new students. Our talented and friendly dance instructors in Warren are excited to help you start dancing today!

Group Classes and Private Lessons Available

Whether it’s your first time trying East Coast Swing or you’re a professional dancer learning the most advanced movements, we welcome you to take a dance class with us. Our students fill the dance floor with energy, excitement, and positivity as we explore the swing dance together.

Our professional instructors are ready to teach you East Coast Swing and provide a dance experience you’ll never forget.

Ballroom Dance Styles We Teach

Dancing is a great way to express your emotions. Hop on the dance floor and try a ballroom or Latin dance class with us. Get creative and have fun! To learn more about each type of dance and view a demonstration video, simply click on the dance style to learn more. Then give us a call at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and be sure to ask about our money-saving introductory offer for new students. Together, we’ll get you started on your personal dance journey!

Classes are available for students of all skill levels – from beginners to advanced and all ages. Adults and children are welcome! Fred Astaire ballroom dance lessons are fun, exciting, and a great way to express yourself. 

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Dance Lessons FAQ

Here are answers to some common questions about starting dance lessons – including how to get started, what to expect, what to wear, and more. Have other questions? Give us a call!

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, all new dance Students can take advantage of our special money-saving Introductory Offer! Simply complete and submit the Intro Offer form on this website to get yours, and we’ll contact you right away to learn about your dance goals and help you set up your first lesson. Once you discover how much fun ballroom dancing can be, we know you’ll be back for more!

There are LOTS of reasons! (1) NO other Dance Studio is better equipped to help you discover the lifelong joy of ballroom dancing! (2) You’ll notice a warm energy and sense of “FADS Community” that is welcoming, 100% non-judgmental, and truly joyful from the first time you step inside our doors!(3) Our proven, proprietary dance curriculum helps you master dance steps easily and confidently. (4) Our unique teaching system includes private instruction, group Lessons and practice parties, to help you learn as much as possible in as short a time as possible – and enables you to try out your new skills in a casual group setting with your fellow dance students. (5) Our Dance Instructors are friendly, highly-qualified and totally dedicated to making your experience enjoyable, educational and FUN! (6) Fred Astaire Dance Studios also offers you benefits that many independent dance studios simply cannot – including an online Studio Dance Store (in-studio & online) with dozens of dance-related items to help you look and feel your best, on and off the dance floor; and exciting Regional, Inter-Regional and National Amateur and Pro-Am dance competitions that give Fred Astaire dance Students inspiring opportunities to compete, travel and hone their dancing skills in supportive and exciting environments. Don’t put it off another day… contact Fred Astaire Dance Studios, and you’ll discover that “Life’s Better When you Dance!”

Our dance studio has affordable dance classes for everyone.

Every Fred Astaire Dance Studio offers a special Introductory Offer for new students. Beyond that, our prices vary as dance lesson programs are designed to fit each student’s specific interests & goals – social dancing, wedding, competitive dancing, etc.

At Fred Astaire Dance Studios, we will tailor programs to meet your individual goals and budget.

We offer instruction for all partnership dances– from waltz, tango, cha-cha, and salsa, to country western, swing and club dancing. We can help you with your wedding dance, all of your social dance needs – basically, any dance done with a partner. For those with a competitive edge, we can also help you become a skilled Pro/Am competitor with your Instructor at lots of branded Fred Astaire Regional, Inter-Regional, National and International dance competitions!

Every Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Instructor is a gifted dance educator with a passion for dance. Fred Astaire dance instructors hail from all over the world with outstanding choreography skills. Many have Fine Arts degrees and are actively competing and award-winning professional dancers.

All teachers have completed the rigorous work required to become, and remain, certified in the Fred Astaire Dance Curriculum – a proven teaching method that was developed by Fred Astaire himself and is unique to our organization. Collectively, Fred Astaire Dance Instructors are dedicated to helping you discover the joy of ballroom dancing, and to making your learning experience enjoyable, educational, rewarding – and FUN!

We highly recommend that you schedule your Lessons close together, especially in the beginning. The less time between lessons means the less you will forget, the less you will need to review, and the more quickly you will reach a confident level in your dancing.

We also recommend private lessons in conjunction with group classes and practice sessions, as it’s the most effective and efficient way for you to learn and stay motivated.

No, it’s not! Our Dance Instructors are all highly-qualified and welcoming professionals, who participate in ongoing dance training throughout their careers. In addition, our progressive system of instruction and unique trophy system make it easy for you to learn.

It will take a bit of time to master the various dances and a repertoire of steps, but a steady approach with periodic practice will produce visible results in less time than you’d think. We highly encourage you to keep your Lessons scheduled close together. You will progress more quickly, and it will make your experience more valuable to you. We promise: the learning is fun – and you will be on your way to confident social dancing after your very first dance Lesson!

Yes, of course. Dancing is universal and is meant to be shared with everyone. There are no boundaries or limitations when it comes to the world of dancing. It is meant to be enjoyed by everyone. Come try a class today!