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.
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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.
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!
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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.
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