Where can I swing dance in LA?


  • Clifton’s Republic. The Cicada Club +
  • Swingtronic at the Airliner. The Barkley +
  • Valleys. Burbank Moose Lodge. The Mayflower Club +
  • Long Beach.
  • Old Towne Swing Orange +

What do you wear to West Coast swing dancing?

West Coast Swing dancers are fairly casual – most wear jeans and a nice shirt (t-shirt or dress shirt). We tend to dance in particular dance shoes, but we also dance in sneakers and plimsolls. For now, comfortable shoes with a non-stick or leather sole will do.

Is Lindy Hop West Coast Swing?

The origins of the West Coast Swing are in the Lindy Hop. Western swing, country boogie, and, with a smaller audience, jump blues were popular on the West Coast throughout the 1940s and into the 1950s when they were renamed and marketed as rock and roll in 1954.

Is Lindy Hop East Coast Swing?

East Coast Swing History: This is the most common swing style, also known as Eastern Swing, American Swing, East Coast Lindy, and Triple Swing.

What is the difference between swing and Lindy Hop?

East Coast swing is strictly based on six-count patterns while Lindy Hop, which evolved organically as a street dance, is a mix of six-count, eight-count, Charleston, jig and other patterns. East Coast Swing can be danced to the music of the 30s and 40s but better suits early the Rock n’ Roll of the 1950s.

What’s the difference between East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing?

1. The Components. The East Coast style of Swing is made up of two triple steps and one rock step. The West Coast style of Swing is made up of two walking steps and *two triple steps.

What’s the difference between jitterbug and swing?

Jitterbug is any form of swing dance, though it is often used as a synonym for the six-count derivative of Lindy Hop called “East Coast Swing”. It was also common to use the word to identify a kind of dancer (i.e., a swing dancer). A “jitterbug” might prefer to dance Lindy Hop, Shag, or any of the other swing dances.

Is the jitterbug swing dancing?

Jitterbug is a generalized term used to describe swing dancing. It is often synonymous with the lindy hop dance but might include elements of the jive, east coast swing, collegiate shag, charleston, balboa and other swing dances.