About Swing, Rock ‘n Roll and Jive
Considered both hip and cool, swing dancing is a favourite among social dancers of all ages.
What is Swing?
Swing dance is a lively style of social dancing in which a dancer often spins his partner around. It is mostly performed in one spot so it is a popular dance for crowded dancefloors. Swing is a quick, fast-paced dance. Couples hold hands as opposed to placing hands on the shoulders or around the waist. Swing dancing takes a little practice, but once you learn the steps, you may never want to stop swinging.
The development of swing was heavily influenced by the popular music of the time. Hence, swing can be danced to many types of music such as jazz, hip-hop, blues, rock-n-roll, and pop. Swing dancers enjoy dancing to many different rhythms, as slower beats allow them to have a break from the fast-paced swinging.
Swing dancing is energetic and lots of fun, and a great way to meet people. One of the main reasons why swing dance is so much fun is because dancers have the chance to add their personal style and expression.
Learning to Swing!
Find a class in our Calendar and join us for your first lesson. You will never look back.