What kind of ballroom dance is swing?

The Swing is a ballroom dance but it fits into the Rhythm category of American-style ballroom dances.

What is swing in ballroom?

Swing dance is a style of dance characterized by big movements. The dances often include steps in an 8-count or 6-count rhythm to the tune of upbeat jazz or big band music. My first introduction to swing dance came in the 1990s when swing revival bands became a big hit.

Is swing a partner dance?

Swing is a lively, non-progressive partner dance that can be danced to a wide variety of music, from blues to rock & roll. Non-progressive means it’s mostly performed in one spot, so it’s very convenient on a crowded dance floor.

When was the swing dance era?

Developed in America in the Jazz Era around the 1920s-1940s, the term “swing” comes from the type of beat jazz percussion was playing. A “swung” beat plays with the length of the space between beats. As American lifestyle shifted into high gear, dance and music styles did as well.

What kind of ballroom dance is cha-cha?

The cha-cha is one of the five main Latin ballroom dances most frequently taught in dance schools around the world. The steps are compact and based partly on the rumba and mambo, with plenty of hip and pelvic movements. The basic forward movement is supplemented with various turns, dips, and slides.


Videos

Swing Dance Performance at Ultimate Ballroom … – YouTube

How To Swing Dance For Beginners (East Coast Swing)

Swing Dance Choreography | American Rhythm – YouTube


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