(Closed) It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that Swing (dancing)!!…Long ;-)

posted 7 years ago in African-American
  • poll: Do any of you Ladies Swing Out (Dance)??!!
    Do what now? Never heard of it. : (3 votes)
    20 %
    I've heard of it, but I've never learned. : (1 votes)
    7 %
    I've heard of it and always wanted to try it! : (6 votes)
    40 %
    I found another Swing Out Dancer!!!! : (5 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    By “swing out” you mean West Coast Swing right? Because what they were showing in the video was a modificaation of west coast, a more ballroom form of what most people think of as “swing”.

    Fh and I are actually heavily involved in the two swing dance societies in town (I’m the president of the one he is an instructor in and he is a co-founder of the other one in town.) However, only one person in the area is really a Westie and he sticks out horribly as the rest of us- if they know anything beyond basic east coast- have a very Dean Collins style foundation.

    Post # 4
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    What they are calling “swing” now my parents and gparents used to call “shagging”. I have been “shagging” (the non sexual kind…LOL) since I was a little kid…literally. My parents first saw R. Kelly “swinging” and they both were like….man that’s shagging. R Kelly took it back to the old skool…LOL. It is an awesome workout.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @JamaicaBride: That’s interesting because there is a dance called Collegiate Shag

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTnxCBfOcNU) which looks nothing like what he was doing. Of course, it took me more than year to convince me grandmother that what I was doing was not square dancing.

    Post # 6
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    14503 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yup, it’s “Shaggin”.  Damn, I am really showing my age with knowing that one.  But in any way shape or form, dancing is AWESOME, especially with your SO.  FH and I are avid dancers, and can’t wait to show it off alittle at the wedding.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Knubbsy-Wubbsy: LOL! That’s funny. It looks like the people on the video were doing the jitterbug. The shag is much more fluid….for want of a better word. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @JamaicaBride: I think what you’re thinking of is the British terms. In the mainstream US dance world-  Jitterbug is a ballroom version of swing (though many ballroom people group the “street” version and the ballroom version together). Collegiate Shag is that dance with large movements.

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