In just two short months, all of our calendars will surely be filled with one holiday party after another. As we inch closer to the 2016 Holiday Season, most of us will begin thinking about some possible New Year’s Resolutions. Why not get ahead of the curve and begin creating that list now?!
Picture how cool it would be to actually know how to dance by this New Year’s Eve. I mean, why wait til next year when you can be dancing this year, right? And not just any dance…what about Swing Dancing?! Imagine how many occasions where you can use your Swing dance moves, from going out Country dancing with friends, to attending those upcoming weddings. Swing dancing is by far the most versatile of all the social ballroom dances, so you will use it time and again at any social affair.
In this blog we’re going to explore just how much fun Swing dancing is, and why you should begin taking Swing Dance Lessons to learn cool and popular styles ranging from Country Swing to West Coast Swing and Jitterbug. Each of these variations of Swing dancing have something unique to offer you, so learning to dance with confidence is key.
Swing dancing is energizing, exciting and timeless. Feel your blood pumping and have fun burning calories while exploring a new hobby all at the same time. For singles, Swing dancing is also a wonderful social opportunity. Meet new friends, learn a healthy activity and watch your social life begin to expand as you now have something a lot more interesting to do than sit on the couch and watch TV.
For couples, Swing Dance Lessons are a great way to become confident and comfortable before hitting the social dance floor. With a built-in dance partner, you will learn useful tips like how to be a great leader or follower as well as how to establish a connection with your partner. Teamwork is everything in dance, which is why couples that dance together, stay happy together. 😉
When you begin Swing dance lessons, you will discover a variety of moves to keep your dancing dynamic and lively. You’ll find your inner diva in the sultry West Coast Swing, and uncover your inner “rocker chick” in the East Coast Swing. Regardless of the style, you can enjoy the many layers and diversities of Swing dancing.
Swing dancing is also perfect for crowded places, like in a bar, or at a wedding, because it is done mostly while standing in place, rather than traveling around a big floor. There are now of course more than 25 variations of Swing Dance. Pretty cool fact, right? Back in the 1920’s, African dance moves were formed into what is now known as the the Lindy Hop and the Charleston, two very popular Swing dance styles. They were both danced to contemporary Jazz music, and from there, as we all know… the rest is history!
Although the historical roots of this dance can be traced back for almost one hundred years ago, today West Coast Swing, and all other forms of this dance, can be found all throughout the world, very alive and well. The reason why so many people absolutely love Swing dancing, and it has lasted throughout the years, is simply because Swing can be danced to many different genres of music from Pop, to R&B, Contemporary, Country music, and most Top 40 hits too. This allows people to pick and choose from an almost “infinite” amount of music of which to dance to and also makes it attainable for a large spectrum of different age groups and physical abilities.
At Dance FX Studios in the Phoenix East Valley of Arizona, we would love the opportunity to give you cool tips on how to be an awesome Swing dancer. Let us help you to uncover this exciting, healthy and joyful dance. If you’re intrigued by Swing dancing, our New Student Offer for beginner’s Swing Dance Lessons with us is a great place to start. You will soon be on your way to years of fun and dance, so come on in and find out what you’ve been missing!