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Swing

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There are many forms of dance called 'Swing'. The original form is called Lindy Hop, and was developed in the 1930s in Harlem, New York.

Swing peaked in the 'Swing Era', the 1940s, and evolved into various forms, including the 'Rock&Roll' dancing styles of the 50s and early 60s. It was finally overtaken in popularity by the non-paired dance styles of the 1960s, such as the twist, and freestyle dancing.

Swing had a giant revival in the 1990s. In the modern college 'swing' scene, the dancing is casual, fun, fast, and generally danced as a single-swing step pattern. In the ballroom circuit, though, a triple-stepped version (Triple Swing or Jive) is more common.

The video shows Charleston, from which swing evolved, then two forms of swing: Lindy Hop, and Balboa.

For different forms of swing, see:

Associations for this Style

Association Dance Styles Primary Location Distancesort icon Member Rating
World Swing Dance Council
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ALHC in Detroit
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Ottawa Swing Dance Society Swing All Saints Anglican Church
317 Chapel St, Ottawa
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Dance Schools for this Style

School Dance Styles Primary Teaching Venue Distancesort icon Member Rating
Niagara Falls Dance 7087 Parkdale st, Niagara Falls 499.18 km
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BobaLou Dance Studio 157 Lake Park Rd, Carleton Place 519.77 km
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Swing Dance Montreal Swing Montreal 534.23 km
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Lorna's Dance Collective 1574 Walkey Road, Ottawa 534.97 km
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Dance With Alana 340 Maclaren St,, Ottawa 540.19 km
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Runosue 260 McARTHUR AVE, Ottawa 541.19 km
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Fun Comes First 111A Rideau Street, Ottawa 541.33 km
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Smoothstyle Dance Studio Ottawa 542.94 km
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Nightclubs & Bars for this Style

Nightclub Dance Styles Address Distancesort icon Member Rating
The Fullhouse Nightclub Pianobar 337 Somerset St W, Ottawa 540.29 km
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DJs for this Style

DJ Service Dance Styles Based in Distancesort icon Member Rating
OldsKOOL & DaCube Ottawa 539.90 km
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DJ Claudia Petrilli Swing Ottawa 541.17 km
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Byron Alley 'Turbo B' Swing Ottawa 541.17 km
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Disco mobile Party Time Gatineau Gatineau 562.17 km
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Bands for this Style

Band Dance Styles Based in Distancesort icon Member Rating
Standing Room Only (SRO) Almonte (Mississippi Mills) 532.12 km
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Stan Clark Orchestra Swing Ottawa 540.42 km
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Big Band Ottawa Swing Ottawa 540.95 km
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The Phoenix Big Band Ottawa 540.95 km
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The Swing Shifters Swing Calgary 3,257.64 km
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The Rhythm Barons Balboa Calgary 3,257.64 km
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