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What is Swing dancing?
What is Lindy Hop?
Look to the dance floors of Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s for a clue to this partnered dance’s origins. Immortalised in classic Hollywood films, Lindy Hop is best known for its spectacular aerials and its fluid signature move, the swing-out. It’s an exuberant, high-energy dance, at its most inventive and joyful on the social dance floor.
What is Balboa?
Danced in a close embrace, Balboa was California’s answer to the overcrowded dance floors of the 1930s. In its purest form, it’s a contained and elegant dance, perfect for tackling fast tempos without breaking into (too much of) a sweat.
What is Charleston?
The iconic dance of the Golden Twenties, the Charleston evolved from African-American dances. It grew and changed with the music, through the hot jazz of the 1920s to the swinging rhythms of the 1940s. Today, partnered Charleston is often combined with Lindy Hop steps, but it can also be danced solo, its simple basic step making it easy to style up and improvise.
What is Blues?
Sultry, fluid and smooth, Blues dance developed in juke joints and underground house parties: a living, expressive embodiment of this soulful music. Rooted in history, it’s evolved from African rhythms and movements — but it’s also a thoroughly modern dance growing in popularity all over the world.