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Types of Swing Dance

Balboa​
Balboa​

The Balboa is a swing dance that originated in Southern California during the 1920s (though it may have started as early as 1915) and enjoyed huge popularity during the 1930s and 1940s. The term Balboa originally referred to a dance characterized by its close embrace and full body connection.

Boogie-​Woogie​
Boogie-​Woogie​

Boogie Woogie is the European form of swing dance that is similar to the East Coast swing in the United States. The music is fast and the dancers incorporate Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, aerials, slides, drops and other acrobatics into the dance, particularly for competition.

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Ceroc​
Ceroc​

- every dance syllabus has levels for beginners and levels for advanced students. - Ceroc or swing make no difference because they share the same music and the same rhythm 4/4 and stem from the same ancestors (styling, steps, phrasing, and appeal may differ). - Salsa indeed is rather complicated for untrained western ears.

East Coast ​Swing​
East Coast ​Swing​

East Coast Swing (ECS) is a form of social partner dance. It belongs to the group of swing dances. It is danced under fast swing music, including rock and roll and boogie-woogie. Yerrington and Outland equated East Coast Swing to the New Yorker in 1961.

Hand Dancing​
Hand Dancing​

Hand dancing, also known as "D.C. hand dancing" or "D.C. swing", is a form of swing dance that can be traced as far back as the 1920s, from Lindy Hop, to Jitterbug and to the 50s when Washington, D.C. developed its own version and named it Hand Dance.

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Jitterbug​
Jitterbug​

The jitterbug is a kind of dance popularized in the United States in the early 20th century, and is associated with various types of swing dances such as the Lindy Hop, jive, and East Coast Swing

Jive​
Jive​

Swing dance use contemporary jazz music and the basic steps used are the rock step and triple step. Jive music is 4/4 time rhythm with six beat count of rock step and two triple steps. Swing is a six or eight beat count dance though most of swing dances are four count basic rhythms.

Modern Jive​
Modern Jive​

Modern Jive is a dance style derived from swing, Lindy Hop, rock and roll, salsa and others, the main innovation being to simplify the footwork - by removing syncopation such as chasse. The term French Jive is occasionally used instead, reflecting the origins of the style.

West Coast ​Swing​
West Coast ​Swing​

West Coast Swing is a form of swing dancing that is danced in a slot to moderate tempo blues, R&B and, in recent times, contemporary music. It is the smother, sexier version of the swing dance family.

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