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Swing History - A Brief Background on Swing


Swing dancing and Jazz music grew up together. From the birth of Jazz in New Orleans during the 1890's, through a booming stock market, followed by a crashing stock market and ensuing depression, Jazz music and Swing dancing were means by which Americans could feel good about themselves. In the mid 1930's, Jazz music was being referred to as Swing, and the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller and Benny Goodman were some of the names belting out the music. The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem was Swing Dance Central. In the late 1930's Count Basie's Kansas City style Blues began to take off. During WWII and throughout our country's history, Jazz and Swing dancing have influenced and been influenced by the styles of the times. Below is a link to the US Swing Dance Server. This great resource lists over 40 distinct styles of Swing dancing, each with its own unique characteristics.

As you can see, the innocent question "what is Swing dancing?" might require a rather lengthy answer.

About Resilient Spirit

Seattle DJ Dance Party

Resilient Spirit provides professional DJ services for a range of special events including, but not limited to, weddings, anniversary parties, church and corporate functions. Offering an introductory dance lesson as part of your event encourages guest participation and makes your event stand out from the rest. We specialize in events with dancing. In order to dance with confidence, we offer Private Lessons and Group Classes.

Party Dancing

is one of the best ways to get people out on the dance floor. People of all ages are able to enjoy Party Dancing. One of the best features of Party Dancing is that you do not need a partner!

Partner Dancing

creates the opportunity to share and feel the mood of the music with another person on the dance floor. It's a lot of fun and can be surprisingly therapeutic! Our beginning dance classes require no previous dance experience and no partner is necessary. All of our classes emphasize building a solid foundation from which creativity, improvisation and individual style can grow and flourish.

Line Dancing

is a fun and easy way to practice dancing. People of all ages are able to enjoy Line Dancing. One of the best features of Line Dancing is that you do not need a partner! Line dancing is no longer strictly Country Western; dances are choreographed to a wide range of music from Swing, Mambo and Cha Cha to Waltz, Tango, Zydeco and more.

Anusara-style Hatha Yoga

is a powerful, openhearted practice that increases stamina, strength, flexibility, endurance, and overall health. Hatha yoga is a highly effective tool for improving physical alignment and energy flow. It is an opportunity to cultivate greater awareness of ourselves while emphasizing the union of mind, body, and spirit. Whether you're new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, Anusara yoga is a very accessible, playful style that has much to offer. Some of our classes even provide childcare with preregistration!

Feel free to take the a la carte approach to our web site. Pick and choose whatever appeals to you. We offer a broad range of activities, each featuring its own unique qualities.

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