Swing is known as the most uniquely American of all the dances. Characterized by swing-outs, kicks, jumps, and spins, this buoyant Big Band dance is certainly contagious. Since the birth of “Swing” music in the mid 1930’s, the Swing dance craze, which is also known as Lindy, Jitterbug and East Coast has been an American icon. Not only is this dance a staple at weddings, but you can find it anywhere from smoky blues clubs, to the fast paced Bid Band sounds of Glen Miller and Benny Goodman. You can’t go wrong big splash on the big screen and in night clubs everywhere – the last on, often featuring the sounds of the Brain Setzer Orchestra, popularized the 40’s style Lindy. Movies like Swing Kids and A League of their Own put Swing dancing on the top of the “need to know” list!
Learning to dance the Swing is fun and easy! Get ready for your upcoming wedding, reunion or cruise by learning to dance today. You’ll be spinning across the floor in no time at all! Arthur Murray offers Jitterbug classes six days a week with any of our professional instructors. Personal Swing lessons can be scheduled at your convenience Monday through Friday from 1-10pm and Satuday’s by appointment from 11am to 4pm.
Swing songs and artists include:
In The Mood – Glenn Miller
Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Jump, Jive, An’ Wail – Lious Prima or the Brain Setzer Orchestra