Historic American Swing Dancing

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Program Type: Educational, Entertainment
Age Group: Teen, Adult

Event Details

"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!" This 3 part class series is an introduction to East Coast Swing dance (also known as "six-count swing" or "triple-step swing") including some of the basic movements and footwork of Lindy Hop and Charleston. We will learn the "Shim Sham," a classic American line dance (1920's-1940's), as taught by swing dance legend, Frankie Manning, then explore more solo variations of swing dance styling/choreography. These styles can be danced to slow, medium, or fast tempo jazz, blues, or even rock--no dance partner required!