WHAT Are sWING AND BLUES dANCING?
Playful, fast-paced and musical, Swing dancing is the name given to a group of authentic jazz dances originating in Harlem, New York and created by African Americans in the 1920s-1940s. Swing has made a huge come-back since then, and you can find dancers of all ages swinging out all over world, as part of an ever-growing international community. Lindy Hop is the most popularly danced swing dance, followed by the Charleston, and are they ones we 'specialise' in.
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Blues dancing is another historic dance style that developed in African American communities in the early twentieth century. Danced to blues music, its is a varied as the music its self, with strong emphasis on improvisation, rhythm, solo movement and a grounded aesthetic.
Blues dancing is a close cousin to swing dancing and many dancers do both styles.
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