East Coast Swing

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East Coast Swing (ECS) traces its roots to Lindy Hop, created in the 1920’s in Harlem.   By the early 1940’s, the Lindy Hop was tamed and simplified by dance schools to become a ballroom dance called Eastern Swing, later changed to East Coast Swing in the 1970’s.  Today there are many different styles of swing dance depending on what part of the country you visit.

ECS is distinguished by its bounce, rock step, and swinging hip motion.  It is primarily a stationary dance, sometimes switching between a circular and slot action.  It is also versatile, working with a range of tempos and musical genres.  It is one of the featured styles for our "Beginning Ballroom" class on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m.