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Swing Dance Classes

The Swing Dance Style

Swing is a high energy, playful, triple rhythm dance that makes everyone want to get up and move. Think rock and roll and A-line skirts, with fast paced spins and turns and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from a Swing dance lesson. This fun dance is easy to master and versatile enough that you can easily incorporate your own personality and unique dancing style as you progress.

Swing is a particularly great dance for dance partners who are not romantically involved, or aren’t yet comfortable with the intimacy displayed in some of the Latin dances. Swing focuses on being playful and having fun, rather than creating a sensual, intimate connection between partners.

At Arthur Murray we offer Swing lessons to couples or singles at every skill level. Contact us today for your free lesson.

History of Swing Dancing

The term ‘Swing’ is used to refer to a combination of 1920s era dances that make up the basis of modern swing dancing, including the Lindy Hop, the Charleston, the Jitterbug and the Jive.

Considered to be one of the ‘All-American’ dances, Swing first appeared in the 1920s, gaining popularity across the country and appearing in dance clubs and street dances through the 30s and 40s, before becoming a fixture on the dance scene. The Swing has maintained popularity as each new generation discovers its high energy and light-hearted character.

Swing Dance Music

Upbeat and fun, Swing dance moves are adaptable to a variety of tempos and go equally well with classic rock and roll, contemporary pop, rhythm and blues and big band style music, making it a favourite among music lovers everywhere.

Here are our Top Ten favourite songs to Swing dance to:

  1. Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
  2. Satin Doll – Nancy Wilson
  3. Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  4. Swingin’ the Blues – Count Basie
  5. Too Darn Hot – Ella Fitzgerald
  6. Shake, Rattle & Roll – Bill Haley and His Comets
  7. It Don’t Mean a Thing – Duke Ellington
  8. Sixteen Tons – Tom Jones
  9. Swingtime in the Rockies – Benny Goodman
  10. Chain Gang – Sam Cooke

How to get Started Learning Swing Dancing

Swing is a relatively easy dance to learn, and most students pick up the basics in just a couple of lessons. At Arthur Murray we offer a range of different options for those interested in learning more about this fun and upbeat dance style.

Whether you’re an experienced dancer, an absolute beginner, couples or single, we can create a lesson plan that suits your personal circumstances and experience level.

Swing Dancing Sydney

Looking for Swing dance classes in Sydney? Our expert instructors have been teaching this high energy, fun dance in our studios across Sydney for over 50 years, and we’d like to teach you next. Swing dancing is easy to learn so it’s perfect for beginners, and it’s a great dance for adding your own spice and personality.

Start Swing dancing today with a complimentary lesson with Arthur Murray!

Hours of Operation

Sydney CBD
Monday to Friday – 12:45pm – 10:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson in Sydney CBD: 02 8320 4030

Crows Nest
Monday to Friday – 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson in Crows Nest: 02 8320 4033

Bondi Junction
Monday to Friday – 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson at Bondi Junction: 02 8320 4036

Monday to Friday – 1:30pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson at Parramatta: (02) 02 8320 4039