Swing Dance Test
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When does the history of swing date back to?
Where does it geographically stem from?
How did the Lindy Hop get its name?
A local dance enthusiast, George Snowden, was watching couples dance. A reporter came up to him and asked what the dance was called. Charles Lindenburgh had recently crossed the Atlantic by plane and a newspaper headline that was in George's view that read Lindy Hops the Atlantic. So he just sort of read that.
What is the Jitterbug and how did it get its name?
a six count variant of the original eight count hop. it got its name from the Cab Calloway song of the same name
How did swing dance achieve mainstream success?
when Whitney white's "White's Lindy Hoppers" began touring and featuring in films
What are some other variants of swing dancing?
the Houston push, Dallas whip, Imperial swing, D.C hand dance, and Carolina Shag
what is the Carolina Shag?
swing that emphasizes the leader's nimble feet
what is the Lindy?
a smoother looking dance
what is the Whip?
a style of swing that emphasizes moves that spin the follower.
What is the order of patterns for class?
Basic, Around the world, follower turn, half ATW, Leader pass & hand shake grip, follower spin leader spin, change positions, improv
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