About Swing Dance

Swing dance is an energetic and lively dance form which often involves spins, flips and lifts of his or her dance partner. It is a type of social dancing that is famous among dancers of all age groups. Swing is a quick, one spot dance form which is more popular for a busy dance floor. It requires a lot of practice, and once the dancers are thorough with the practice sessions, they are ready to swing…….

Swing generally refers to all those dance forms in which a partner is required. Some of the basic swing dance forms are as follows:-

  • Jitterbug

Jitterbug is a type of swing dance. It was a very traditional dance form of the 20th century. Some jazz dancer still performs this dance style. It involves lots of swings and turns.

  • Lindy Hop

Originated in Harlem this is one of the most popular swing dance forms.

  • Jive

Jive is a type of jitterbug dance form but with very fast speed and variations.

  • Boogie Woogie

Boogie Woogie is a piano-based swing dance form that became very popular in the 1930s and ’40s. It was a very famous dance at that time, and this dance form is very popular today also.

  • West Coast Swing

It is a little complex form of dance in which the dancer is required to travel back and forth along a slot or rectangle.

Besides swing dance, there is swing music also. The swing music is also as varied as the different sing dance styles. Swing music includes- jazz, hip hop, blues, pop etc. By the swing music, the swing dance is done. We can say they swing music forms the base of swing dances. Swing dance is popular among youngsters these days. It is a great way to meet and make new friends also.

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