East Coast Swing


During the Big Bank era of the 1940’s, Swing dancing evolved and was commonly called the “Jitterbug”. Lindy Hop and Jitterbug are both danced in a circular fashion to music tempos of 140-220 BPM (beats per minute). The Jitterbug style is considered the easier of the tow styles to learn becuase it concentrates of 6 count patters. Typically Jazz, 50’s Rock N Roll, and Big Band Swing are the preferred music. Because of it’s univeral popularity and ease to learn, Jitterbug is a great way to begin your dancing.

  • Basic East Coast Swing ( Basic 6 count patterns)
  • Basic Single Time Rhythm (Rock Step, Slow, Slow)
  • Two Hand Basic
  • Single Hand Basic
  • Underarm Turn
  • Inside turn, Change of Places
  • Pick-up into Closed Position
  • Basic in Closed Position
  • Turning Basic in Closed Position
  • Arch Turn Out from Closed Position
  • She/He Turns
  • She/He with Behind the back arm head loops with arm slide
  • Tuck Turn from Handshake


Argentine Tango
Cha Cha
East Coast Swing
Nightclub 2-Step
West Coast Swing
Ballet for Ballroom
Jazz for Ballroom
Dance It Off!