The four free online Swing dance steps below will introduce you to the exciting East Coast Swing dance style. In this dance be sure to do the correct foot work through out all the moves – This will help you ensure that you can stay “on time” even when the music is really fast. These videos are from Passion4dancing’s Ballroom dancing website where you can become a member and go beyond the basics.
FREE Beginner Swing mini-video course:
Quick introduction to the timing of Swing:
the most simple way to count the Swing if you are just starting out is Rock step, triple step, triple step. Later on you will want to count it as 1 2, 3 a 4, 3 a 4. You can also count in 8s when you have more than 6 steps. The most important to note in the beginning is that both steps in the rock step are full beats so you must fill them out.
Lesson #1: Swing basic step:
Here is the 1st basic step of Swing. This step consists of a rock step and 2 triple steps. Men be sure to lead the ladies into the rock step every time.
Lesson #2: 3 technique tips for Swing basic:
In this lesson you will be learning some technique that is essential for the Swing. We will be breaking down the footwork on each step. The rocks step is using ball flat action. Followed by the ball of the foot, flat and ball flat for the triple steps.
Ballroom dance course Vol 1 (Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing)
Learn 3 popular Ballroom dances in this beginner level course: Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing. You will learn 8 moves in each of the dances so that you can use them right away at dance parties, weddings and any other social events. These dances are the American rhythm style which are perfect for social dancing. No experience needed. Watch online or download to your computer.
Lesson #3: From closed position to open position:
In this Swing video you will learn how to to go from the regular closed position to gt into one hand hold – or what is called open position in dancing. It is imperative that you learn this because if you want to do any kind of turn you will need to start it from an open hold.
Lesson #4: Inside Turn in Swing:
Now that you know how to get into open hold, you can do a turn. This is the inside turn, or the left turn Swing dance step. Keep the basic rhythm or rock step, triple step, triple step through out and you will be just fine.
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