you have the moves-swing dance moves that is? Swing is getting to be more and
more popular today, thanks largely to highly entertaining dance shows with funny
celebrities and/or extremely talented dancers. If you have what it takes to do
swing then you should grab a partner and enjoy this super fun dance starting
right now! Wait a minute-what exactly is swing anyway? If you were like me,
ballroom dancing pretty much looks the same, save for the costumes and tempo of
the songs the dancers move to.
it isn't. There is so much more to ballroom than presentation.
When I started
learning how to dance ballroom, I gained a newfound respect for all the
professional dancers out there. Types of Swing Dance Moves There are many kinds
of swing dance moves, the most popular of which is the Lindy Hop. From this
original swing dance birthed the East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Fox Trot,
Charleston, Shag, Jive, Boogie Woogie and Rock and Roll. Who would've thought
because swing dances are largely determined by the popular tunes of that time so
these catchy melodies gradually evolved to fun and hip dance moves. Now, despite
of how really crazy (and sometimes tasteless) dances have invaded our
consciousness via some less than conservative artists, the art of ballroom
dancing is still here, nay, is experiencing a resurgence in our generation.
really, why not? Ballroom is timeless, exciting and beautiful to watch; hence,
we see ballroom competitions being held all over the world.
competitions have three main criteria that judges decide on: the timing, the
technique and the teamwork. That is why it is critical that you dance with a
partner that you are comfortable with. Timing and technique you can always
improve upon, but teamwork will require you to trust somebody else entirely for
a good performance. If you have a good partner you have excellent chemistry
with, you just obtained a huge advantage for yourself.
Learning Swing Dance
Moves for Fun!
would think though that you, the person reading this, will not be joining
competitions insomuch as you'd like to try out swing for the fun of it. If this
is so, then don't worry too much about anything other than not having enough
fun. If you have a group of friends you like hanging around with so much then
you all should take a class together and have the best time learning swing dance
moves and other types of ballroom dancing, together.
what do you want to learn? You can choose from the abovementioned swing dances
and ask the instructor to focus on one or two particular dance you all can
practice with. How about setting a time and venue and have a mini recital just
for fun when you graduate with your lessons? It doesn't really matter who
watches or what happens-as long as your video cam is fully charged, you're all
set. Alright, there you have it-a good idea just waiting to be taken on! Enjoy
life well- and bust out your swing dance moves while you're at it