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East Coast Swing


East Coast Swing (also known as Eastern Swing, American Swing, the Lindy or just Swing), is a style of dance that evolved from the Lindy. The best known forms of East Coast Swing are the Charleston, the Black Bottom, and the shag. In the early 1940s, these forms consolidated into what was called the Lindy. Today it is also known as the Lindy Hop, the jitterbug, or boogie-woogieThe dancers move in a circular pattern all around the floor. It is faster and much more energetic than the west coast swing.

East Coast Swing was danced in Harlem at the famous Savoy Ballroom with big bands led by Chick Webb, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman.

See Also

[English] Lindy Hop
[English] Charleston
[English] shag
[English] jitterbug
[English] boogie-woogie


Last Updated: 2016-05-24 13:18:20