Swing Disciplines

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East Coast Swing

East Coast Swing

East Coast Swing (ECS) is a form of social partner dance derived primarily from the Eastern Swing Dance. Eastern Swing, in turn, evolved from Foxtrot or more specifically its leaping version known as Shag. Furthermore, East Coast Swing has been heavily influenced by Charleston and Lindy Hop. This form of swing dance is strictly based in six-count patterns. The name…
Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop

One evening in 1927, following Lindbergh's flight to Paris, a local dance enthusiast named "Shorty George" Snowden was watching some of the dancing couples. A newspaper reporter asked him what dance they were doing, and it just so happened that there was a newspaper with an article about Lindbergh's flight sitting on the bench next to them. The title of the article read, "Lindy…
Indian Jive

Indian Jive

Indian Jive is a very easy to learn dance. The most noticeable aspect of the Indian jive lies in it its speed and combinations danced in a circle. In the tradition of similar dances such as swing and the Lindy hop, it uses broad amounts of space and is danced with vigor. The term Indian Jive is coined by our…