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There are many forms of Swing across the US & world. Here are most common we teach.

"Jitterbug" is a generalized name used to describe various types of swing dancing. The jitterbug might include elements of the Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Charleston, Shag, Jive, or Balboa.

West Coast Swing is a unique style of swing dancing that is a "living" dance & constantly evolving. It’s a fun, improvisational style of dancing that even allows the lady or follower to “lead” on occasion. It is slower & smoother than it's swing cousins. Modern WCS is not dependent on the music genre and can be danced to any music in 4/4 tempo. It is traditionally danced to slower, blues-style swing music, but popularly danced to hip hop, R&B and pop music. Like ECS, it has origins in Lindy Hop. However, these Lindy Hop dancers moved to LA & developed their own style to music popular there. It then was so diffferent from ECS that it became known as West Coast Swing.

We teach this most often in an overall "Jitterbug" class, but sometimes teach it stand alone. Lindy Hop is a truly American Swing that originated in Harlem in 1928. It was created in African-American communities by blending  jazztapbreakaway, and Charleston. 

A single-time swing danced to standard 4/4 timing. Great for beginners.

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