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Swing dance


Swing dance

Usually refers to a group of dances, gets the moves from previous dances that developed concurrently with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s, '30s and '40s; although the earliest of these dance styles predate swing jazz music. The most popular of these dances is the Lindy Hop, a popular partner dance that begun in Harlem and is still danced today.

At the moment there are swing dance scenes in several developed countries throughout the world, each city and country differ preferences different dances in diverse degrees. Each local swing dance community defines "swing dance" and the "appropriate" music to accompany it in diverse ways.

Swing Styles

The expression "Swing dancing", outside the United States, is used to refer to one or all the following dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues. This group of dance is often extended to contain West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Modern Jive, and other dances developing in the 1940s and later.


  • Savoy Swing
  • Lindy style
  • West Coast Swing
  • Whip
  • Push
  • Supreme Swing
  • Imperial Swing
  • Carolina Shag
  • DC Hand Dancing
  • East Coast Swing
  • Ballroom West Coast Swing
  • Country-Western Swing
  • Cajun Swing
  • Pony Swing
  • Jive
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