Swing is a carefree and joyous dance that became popular in the 1940's. It is danced to up tempo music from Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong and 50's style rock and roll, to bands playing in today's current L.A. swing scene. Whether you're going to a wedding, a posh supper club, your company Christmas party, or a hot-spot on the retro scene, you're sure to get a chance to swing.
In Swing I, we teach Single-Time swing, which is danced to faster music, and Triple-Time Swing, which is danced to slower tunes, such as bluesy Motown.
Lindy Hop is the
original style of Swing. It began in Harlem in the 1920's and 30's and is
descended from the Charleston. There are two styles of Lindy: Savoy
and Smooth (or Hollywood Style), and we teach both. Swing connoisseurs
usually choose Lindy Hop as their favorite because it is an energetic and cool
dance with a sexy, casual style.