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Swing Dance History


Jennifer Espinoza

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Swing Dance History

Tango: Charleston: Lindy
Hop: Swing Dance Waltz: Jitterbug: Boogie Woogie: By: Jennifer Espinoza Foxtrot: In 1926, the Charleston dance became most famous of its years Named after the harbor city of Charleston, South Carolina Know for its continuous flowing movements across the floor Most popular in the 1930's
Developed in the 1920's
Name comes from movement of a fox Evolved with jazz music in the 1920's
Began in Harlem, New York City in 1927
It uses movements and improvisation of black dances along with formal eight- count steps Started in Argentina
Originated in the lower- class districts
Became popular in society, theater, and streets Is a ballroom and folk dance
Performed in closed positions
Involves slides and/or glides across the floor
incorporates hesitations (halt on the standing foot) and is danced with fast music Popular in the 1930's and 40's
Freewheeling acrobatic swings and lifts were modified for more conservation ballroom versions
Couples either danced with one or two hands Most often danced to rock music of different kinds
Can contain acrobatic elements and is a led dance, not choreographed
Couples have to maintain some contact during the acrobatics East Coast and West Coast Swing 6- count basic
Standard ballroom dance
Couples move around in circular motions
Has bounce and energy Similar to Lindy hop
Danced to pop, country, and blues music
couples move up and down (narrow)
Linear pattern Duke Ellington: Was an American composer and pianist
Wrote over 1,000 compositions
His music stretched into other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical.
Louis Armstrong: Was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana
also an influential singer, an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes

Frankie Manning: Began dancing as a child, then started attending the early evening dances for older teens at the Renaissance Ballroom
Manning created the troupe's first ensemble Lindy Hop routines Fred Astaire: Was an American film and Broadway stage dancer
He was also a choreographer, singer, musician and actor Ginger Rogers: Gene Kelly: Was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in film, and on stage, radio, and television Made a total of 73 films best known as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner Was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer known for his energetic and athletic dancing style
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