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Swing Dance Variations

What is Swing dancing and how many kinds of Swing dancing are there? Well…here they are! Lindy Hop Balboa Collegiate Shag St. Louis Shag Jitterbug Lindy Charleston Eastern Swing East Coast Swing West Coast Swing Western Swing Boogie-woogie Carolina Shag Imperial Swing Jive Skip Jive Modern Jive Rock and Roll Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll Washington Hand Dancing […]

History of Salsa Dancing

Salsa dancing is one of the most popular social Latin dance styles world-wide!  People from all walks of life enjoy the energy, passion and party-like feel of the dance.  But where did this dance and its music come from? Let’s explore…. “Salsa” is a partner dance form that corresponds to Salsa music.  Musicologists and historians […]

History of Swing Dancing

Various forms of swing dancing emerged from the 1920’s through the 1950’s in African American communitites with the evolution of Jazz music. Charleston and Lindy Hop are two key Swing dances that came from Harlem, New York in the 1920’s. By mixing African cultural dance, various ballroom dances, tap, creativity and the jazz music of the day, Swing […]

Sniff Out Your Next Dance Partner (Literally!)

Salsa, Swing, Tango, or Two Step. They all have one thing in common… a partner!  Couples, you have a built in partner, but for singles, partner dancing is not so simple. For followers, it can be very intimidating to go out dancing alone.  “What if I go and nobody asks me to dance?” she may […]