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Types of Swing Dance

Learn about the different types of swing dance from dance champion Robert Royston in this Howcast dance video.


There are many types of swing done throughout the world. It started here in America, but there are styles happening all over, in Germany, and England, and France, and Brazil, and Australi,a and New Zealand. But the main styles that are done here are styles like East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, North Dallas Push, Houston Whip, Carolina Shag, Collegiate Shag, St. Louis Shag, bop, hand dancing, swingout, just to name a few. Some of you might be thinking, but what about jitterbug. Jitterbug is actually not a specific dance. That's kind of a regional thing. It's one blanket statement for all fast styles of swing. So when you hear someone say jitterbug, it's going to look different in Washington, D.C., than somebody who does jitterbug in Portland, Oregon.

The three main styles done are West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop throughout the United States an all over the world. The three we're going to be focusing on in this Howcast series is East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop. Let's get up and swing dance.

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