SWING DANCES

There are so many forms of Swing dance.  Here are the most popular we teach:
EAST COAST SWING (ECS)
One of the most popular of all of the swing dances, East Coast Swing is a classic that is entertaining, fun, and versatile. In competition, there are only ECS & WCS. So, ECS has incorporated the rest of the swing type dance rhythms including Jitterbug, Lindy, and Shag. East Coast Swing is danced in single, double, and triple time Swing rhythms. We teach beginners mostly triple time steps, with others style incorporated into our Jitterbug classes.
WEST COAST SWING (WCS)
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.
 
JITTERBUG
"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.
JIVE
Jive is a variation of the triple time East Coast Swing and is danced to a blazing 136 to 144 beats per minute. In Ballroom competition, Jive falls under the Latin category.

ECS Music

  • “Some Kind of Wonderful” Grand Funk Railroad

  • “The Wanderer” Dion

  • “I Like It, I Love It” Tim McGraw

  • “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” Elton John

  • “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” Shania Twain

  • “You May Be Right” Billy Joel

  • “The Way You Do the Things You Do” The Temptations

  • “Right Back Where We Started From” Maxine Nightingale

  • “It’s the Same Old Song” Four Tops

  • “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” Jim Croce

  • “Every Heartbeat” Amy Grant

  • “Love Train” Big & Rich

  • “Thing Called Love” Bonnie Raitt

  • “Calendar Girl” Neil Sedaka

  • “You Keep Me Hangin On” Diana Ross and the Supremes

  • “Rescue Me” Fontella Bass

  • “Cherish” Madonna

  • “Stuck With You” Huey Lewis & The News

  • “Life During Wartime” Talking Heads

  • “Good Time” Alan Jackson

  • “The Wanderer” Eddie Rabbit

  • “Why Don’t We Just Dance” Josh Turner

  • “Little Deuce Coupe” Beach Boys

  • “Build Me Up Buttercup” The Foundations

  • “Hey Ya” Outkast

  • “Swing That Thing” Zoot Monster Band

  • “Save My Soul” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

  • “The Contender” Royal Crown Revue

  • “Sh-Boom” The Trevor Horn Orchestra

  • “The Sweet Escape” Gwen Stefani

  • “Waterloo” Abba

  • “Day tripper” The Beatles

  • “Sister Golden Hair” America

  • “How Sweet It Is” Michael Buble

  • “Baby I’m a Star” Prince and the Revolution

  • “Twist and Shout” Beatles

  • “That Thing You Do” The Wonders

  • “String of Pearls” Glen Miller Orchestra

  • “S.O.S” Rihanna

  • “Club Savoy” Rockin Louie and Mamma Jammers

  • “Man Eater” Nelly Furtado

WCS Music

  • “Black Velvet” Alannah Myles

  • “Mustang Sally” The Commitments

  • “Be Bop a Lula” Stay Cats

  • “TiK ToK” Ke$ha

  • “Smack That” Akon w/Eminem

  • “Rude Boy” Rihanna

  • “3” Britney Spears

  • “Fireflies” Owl City

  • “Ridin’ Solo” Jason Derulo

  • “Ability to Swing” Patty Austin

  • “Ain’t No Sunshine” Lighthouse Family

  • “Replay” Iyaz

  • “Clumsy” Fergie

  • “After Party” Koffee Brown

  • “All I Wanna’ Do” Sheryl Crow

  • “Party in the USA” Miley Cyrus

  • “American Boy” Estelle featuring Kanye West

  • “Summer Love” Justin Timberlake

  • “Apple Bottom Jeans” Flo Rida

  • “Bad” Michael Jackson

  • “One Step At a Time” Jordin Sparks

  • “Bad Romance” Lady Gaga

  • “Beat of Love” En Vogue

  • “Beautiful Nightmare” Beyoncé

  • “Summer Nights” Rascal Flatts

  • “All Summer Long” Kid Rock

  • “Betcha’ Say That” Gloria Estefan

  • “Billie Jean” Michael Jackson

  • “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke

  • “Bubbley Toes” Jack Johnson

  • “Boots On” Randy Houser

  • “Makes Me Wonder” Maroon 5

  • “Break Your Heart” Taio Cruz

  • “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen

  • “Play Something Country” Brooks & Dunn

  • “The Way I Are” Timbaland and Keri Hilson

  • “Cowboy Casanova” Carrie Underwood

  • “Super Freak” Rick James

  • “Walkin’ On The Sun” Smash Mouth

  • “Be Bob A Lula” The Stray Cats

  • “Best of Me” Huey Lewis & the News

  • “Yeah!” Usher

  • “Troublemaker” Akon

  • “Shut Up and Let Me Go” The Ting-Tings

Jitterbug Music

  •  “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Andrew Sisters

  • “At the Hop” Danny & the Juniors

  • “Choo Choo Chaboogie” Manhattan Transfer

  • “Rock This Town” Stray Cats

  • “Baby Likes to Rock It” The Tractors

  • “Swing the Mood” Brian Setzer Orchestra

  • “Jailhouse Rock” Elvis

  • “Rock Around The Clock” Bill Haley and Comets

  • “Jump Jive and Wail” Brian Setzer

  • “Zoot Suit Riot” Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

  • “In the Mood” Glen Miller Orchestra

  • “I Wanna Be Like You” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

  • “Rock This Town” The Stray Cats

  • “You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

  • “Pensylvania 6-5000” Glen Miller Orchestra

  • “Rockin’ Robin” Bobby Day

  • “That’ll Be the Day” Buddy Holly

  • “Shake Rattle and Roll” Bill Haley & Comets

  • “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Company B

  • “Bye Bye Love” Everly Brothers

  • “Wake Up Little Suzy” Everly Brothers

  • “See You Later Alligator” Bill Haley

  • “Splish Splash” Bobby Darin

  • “All Shook Up” Elvis Presley

  • “Blue Suede Shoes” Elvis Presley

  • “Run Around” Sue Dion

  • “Rock and Roll Music” Chuck Berry

  • “Rockin’ Robin” Bobby Day

  • “Johnny B Good” Chuck Berry

  • “Great Balls of Fire” Jerry Lee Lewis

  • “Tutti Frutti” Little Richard

  • “At the Hop” Danny & the Jrs

  • “La Bamba” Los Lobos

  • “In the Mood” Glen Miller

  • “Lovers Who Wander” Dion

  • “Chantilly Lace” Big Bopper

  • “Come On Lets Go” Los Lobos

  • “Ability to Swing” Thomas Dolby

  • “Think” Aretha Franklin

  • “Rocket 88” Jackie Brenston

  • “Jive After Five” Carl Perkins