OUT to Dance offers group dance classes in West Roxbury
and private lessons in Roslindale. Join us!
About Swing Dance
Swing, also known as East Coast swing, lindy, lindy hop, jitterbug, or rock and roll, is one of the hottest, most popular of all partner dances. Its simple structure and footwork along with playful moves and styling make it well-loved for its forgiving and fun-loving nature; swing is danced to slow, medium, or fast tempo jazz, blues, pop, or rock and roll, and is always played at every imaginable social event.
History of Swing Dance
The origins of swing began in the 1920’s with the Charleston, tap dancing, and some now-obsolete partner dances like the Breakaway. Soon it evolved into Lindy Hop, (named for Charles Lindberg’s transatlantic flight) and exploded in Harlem at the Savoy Ballroom in the late 1920s and 30s. Swing dancing is the best drug-free mood elevator known to humankind.
Music for Dancing
When joining our Swing Dance and other dance classes, note that our OUT to Dance studio locations, West Roxbury and Roslindale, MA, are within twenty minutes of downtown Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston, Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood, Milton and Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton, Stoughton, Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns. We are also less than an hour from Providence, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.