Swing is a group of related street dances
that evolved from Lindy Hop. Swing is a partner
dance, where the couple consists of a leader and
follower, who share a connection.
In the late 1920's in Harlem Lindy Hop
was breaking out wherever people were
partying... But it wasn't until the opening of
the Savoy Ballroom that Lindy Hop got its name
and a home. At the Savoy the Lindy Hop got
hotter and hotter, as people danced to the top
Big Bands in the land. And it got better and
better, as the popular Saturday night
competitions pushed good dancers to greatness.
New steps were born every day.
The styling got refined and was executed
so well that the dance was a joy to watch as
well as do. When it looked like it couldn't get
any better, a young dancer named Frankie "Musclehead"
Manning created the first airsteps in 1935, and
the Lindy Hop soared.
Warning - listening to swing music is
addictive!!! Here are some names to look out for
at your local CD shop. You can get started with
some good, cheap compilations... Count Basie,
Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald,
Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Glenn Miller,
Cab Calloway, Loius Prima, Frank Sinatra, Big
Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Harry
Welcome to Jitterbugs. We are a group of dancers
with a love for swing dancing. Today, Jitterbugs
incorporates 10+ teachers trained to teach from
beginners through to advanced level lindy hop.
Jitterbugs is the longest running swing dancing
school in Auckland and New Zealand.
At the SWING station, the newest and hippest
swing dance club in Auckland, New Zealand, we
are passionate about this fun and spontaneous
dance and the fabulous swing music that
accompanies it, so we encourage you to come and
Full Swing -
Get the Full Swing experience with Wellington's
very first Swing dance club, specialising in
Lindy Hop style. We promote swing dancing,
associated swing music whilst having a barrel of
fun, lots of exercise and making new friends.
Hepcat Swing teaches dance from the 1920s, 30s
and 40s including Lindy Hop (our major focus),
Collegiate Shag, Balboa and Partner Charlestons.
Join Hepcat Swing for some of the coolest times
you'll ever have!
Deco Dance -
Welcome to Deco Dance! Lindy Hop, Charleston,
Shag, Balboa. We are passionate about 1920s, 30s
and 40s dances. For a swell time, friends,
fitness and fun come and join us.
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