Electro Swing…wow, love this music. It’s so jazzy. It takes you back to the 1930s and 1940s. You can’t help but move to that heavy beat. Listen for the groove and musical breaks. You can’t deny it, this music makes you want to dance.
Exactly what is Electro Swing?
This video by Dave Wave will show you how an Electro Swing song comes together.
Curious about what dance to do to Electro Swing music?
With its heavy Swing and Big Band sound, you’ll be able to rock any style of Swing. As a matter of fact, East Coast Swing or vintage Lindy Hop will feel great with this music. (Check out Dance Safari’s posts on Swing and Lindy Hop.)
Furthermore, because of the variety of rhythms and tempos in Electro Swing music, some of the songs that we listened to will work just as well with a number of other dances. For example, Hustle, Cha Cha, West Coast Swing, Merengue, and even Peabody or Charleston would be fun. Any of these dances would be great with this Electro Swing song by La Rochelle Band, “Can You Feel It?”.
Do you know how to dance?
That’s the next question. If you don’t dance now, it’s important that you learn. The deal with partner dancing is that someone has to teach you. That someone can be a private instructor, a group class teacher, a video, or an online class. Here is what you can expect, “Getting Started with Your Ballroom Dance Lessons“.
And, eventually, you’ll need a partner to practice with. That sounds like a topic for another post.