East Coast Swing Dance Lessons in South Surrey/White Rock
Are you ready for Swing Fever?? At Studio 18 Ballroom and Social Dance Studio in White Rock / South Surrey, we offer a variety of Swing dances including East Coast Swing, which is an ever-popular blend of several African American dances. A true “American Dance”, and a descendant of Lindy Hop and Jitterbug, this dance is also known as Triple Swing due to the rhythm of the basic triple step. It dates back to the 1920’s where the African American community discovered discovered the Charleston and Lindy Hop while dancing to Jazz music. The Lindy Hop (Swing) picked up where the Charleston left off. It had “Swing-outs”, “break aways” and “shine-steps”. It followed the development of “Ragtime” and then “Swing” music. With the birth of “Swing” music in the mid 1930’s Lindy Hop climbed the social ladder.
This is how it became big: In August of 1935, at the Palomar Ballroom, bandleader Benny Goodman played a Fletcher Henderson arrangement of “Stompin’ at the Savoy”. During World War II the American Forces introduced this dance to Britain, together with the popular orchestras of the day, such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and, of course, Glen Miller. Sometime after the war’s end, the faster version stayed in Europe and became known as the Jive. The Swing dance craze swept the nation and continues to be popular with all age groups as its music is available from all time eras.
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It's your turn! Since the inception of Swing dancing, each successive generation has “discovered” the fun of Swing. Swing dancing brings forth a buoyant, carefree movement, that becomes contagious! East Coast Swing consists of six and eight count patterns, which require a rock step back by both man and woman to begin. It is a circular dance that is danced with a bounce that is very grounded and not high in the legs. East Coast Swing is the base for all Swing dances. This most uniquely American dance is enjoyed all over the world, especially here in White Rock / South Surrey. If you’re interested in learning more about our Swing dance lessons in White Rock / South Surrey, get in touch with us now!
If you’re looking for Swing dance lessons in White Rock / South Surrey, you may also find West Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Hustle, or Lindy Hop to your liking.
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