PE 161 Swing Dance

Swing dance, sometimes referred to as "sophisticated swing", is a slotted swing dance, using techniques of connection through body positions that create extension/ leverage, compression, and elasticity controlling momentum to create amazing lead and follow options. It is a playful and wonderful dance, with much room for improvisation and self-expression. Using many rhythm variations, syncopations, slides, and stops, West Coast swing allows dancers a lot of freedom to play with their own personality and be creative with the music on the dance floor.