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March 13, 2019

Learn how to swing dance in 5 easy steps

Alyssa Jaffer

There’s nothing like a good boogie, and at The Collective, we love any opportunity to let loose and dance. That’s why this month, we’re all about the shimmy, shake and swing – tomorrow night at The Collective Old Oak, we’re taking swing dancing lessons with choreographer Nancy Hitzig, co-artistic director of Swing, Sister, Swing. To get you in the swing of things before then, we’ve put together a simple how-to, so you can learn how to swing dance in 5 easy steps.

The Charleston – the basic step

basic swing dance step

1. Tap forward with the right foot.
2. Step together.
3. Tap back with the left foot.
4. Step together.
5. Repeat, and go faster!
High five a friend, you’re doing the Charleston!

The Charleston – the swivel step

swing dance swivel step

  1. Raise your right foot and tap it forward
  2. Bring you feet together and step on the right foot.
  3. Raise your left foot.
  4. Tap it back.
  5. Raise your left foot and step together. Repeat.
Add a twist to your feet for that irresistible swivel and you’re doing the Charleston!

Nancy will host her swing dance class, ‘Shimmy, shake, swing’ tomorrow night, Thursday 13th March at The Collective Old Oak.

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