Swing Discussion Boards > Swing dance types vs types of Swing music

Discussion in 'Swing Discussion Boards' started by Swing Learner, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Swing Learner

    Swing Learner Member

    This is a dumb question, I'm sure: I only know East Coast Swing.

    If I go to a random Swing club, can I dance EC Swing to any Swing music, or does different Swing music (beat?) correspond to particular Swing dance styles?

    Thanks for any enlightenment!
  2. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    It's not a dumb question.

    You CAN dance ECS to "swing music," blues, r&b, rock n roll, etc.
    What you will find though, is that there are people who think certain styles of swing dance are more appropriate to certain types of music.
    In some respects they are correct, but I don't think that there is a "right" style for any given type of music.

    I always like to quote swing legend Dean Collins, who has been quoted as saying,
    "..., when someone tells you that he or she can't dance with because you do East or West Coast swing, which ever be the case, rest assured that that person can't swing dance."
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  3. Swing Learner

    Swing Learner Member

    Thanks, Steve! That's very helpful.

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