Genres

We support the following social dances. Our focus is less on the ballroom version of these dances than their street counterparts. We are not a ballroom dance studio and our curriculum reflects this:

Swing (Lindy Hop)

Is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1950s, the origin of the dances predating popular “swing era” music. The most well-known of these dances is the Lindy Hop an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City, in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. . It was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. It is frequently described as a jazz dance and is the origin of the swing dance family. Other genres this includes are Balboa and Collegiate Shag.

Salsa

Is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Cuba and Puerto Rico. The movements of salsa have their origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo and other dance forms, and the dance, along with salsa music, originated in the mid-1970s in New York.

Line Dancing

A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender of the individuals, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancers are not in physical contact with each other. Modern (or progressive) line dancing choreographs to modern popular music and integrates steps ranging from jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical and others.

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