SWING DANCE LESSONS – EAST COAST SWING – IMPERIAL SWING

Many attend our swing dance lessons.

1. IMPERIAL SWING IS THE TYPE OF SWING DANCING DONE IN ST LOUIS
2. IMPERIAL SWING IS A FORM OF EAST COAST SWING DANCING
3. SLOT DANCING: MEANS THE WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO WALK ON A STRAIGHT LINE (THE SLOT) FROM POINT A TO POINT B

SWING DANCE LESSON VIDEO #1

  1. ⇓ Beginner East Coast Swing Dance Lesson Video Instructions ⇓
  2. The steps covered in the video below in order of occurrence.
  3. Basic footwork (triple step – triple step – rock step)
  4. Basic open position
  5. Basic closed position

SWING DANCE LESSON VIDEO #2

  1. ⇓ Beginner East Coast Swing Dance Lesson Video (note that Imperial Swing starts on the triple step, not the rock step like ballroom swing)⇓
  2. The steps covered in the video below in order of occurrence.
  3. Basic footwork
  4. Basic closed position
  5. Basic open position
  6. Glide away from closed to open position
  7. Glide from open to closed position

SWING DANCE LESSON VIDEO #3

  1. ⇓ Beginner east coast swing dance lesson video (note that Imperial Swing starts on the triple step, not the rock step like ballroom swing)
  2. The steps covered in the video below in order of occurrence.
  3. Basic closed position
  4. Woman underarm turn from closed to open position
  5. Woman underarm turn crossover on left side of man
  6. Woman underarm turn crossover on right side of man
  7. Glide from open to closed position

SWING DANCE LESSON VIDEO #4

  1. ⇓ Beginner east coast swing dance lesson video ⇓
  2. The steps covered in the video below in order of occurrence.
  3. Basic open position
  4. Basic closed position
  5. Woman underarm turn from closed to open position
  6. Woman underarm turn crossover on right side of man
  7. She goes – he goes underarm turn crossovers
  8. Woman underarm turn crossover with man changing hands behind his back
  9. Two hand under arm turn crossover, ending in halo moves
  10. Hands behind the head
  11. Wrap
  12. Hammerlock

SWING DANCE LESSON VIDEO #5

  1. ⇓ Beginner east coast swing dance video lesson ⇓
  2. The steps covered in the video below in order of occurrence.
  3. Basic closed position
  4. Woman underarm turn (clockwise) from closed to open position
  5. Glide back from open to closed position
  6. Basic footwork
  7. Woman inside turn (counter-clockwise) from closed to open position
  8. Basic open position
  9. Open position: woman outside (clockwise) turn in place
  10. Open position:  woman inside (counter-clockwise) turn in place
  11. wrap
  12. Closed position:  man does underarm turn out
  13. Open position:  man does underarm turn crossover
  14.  Woman underarm turn crossover on right side of man (inside turn: counter-clockwise)
  15. Woman underarm turn crossover on left side of man (outside turn:  clockwise)
  16. Glide back from open to closed position
  17. Neck wraps

⇓ BELOW ARE THE EAST COAST SWING DANCE LESSONS THAT YOU WILL LEARN, WHEN YOU TAKE SWING DANCE LESSONS IN PERSON ⇓

BEGINNER 1 – IMPERIAL SWING LESSONS

1. Basic step in line – men & women separately
2. Basic step in open position
3. Patty cake (also called sugar push)
4. Cross-over (lady’s underarm turn)
5. Basic closed position with partner
6. Glide away (from closed to open position)
7. Basic return to closed position (glide together).

BEGINNER 2

1. Tuck and turn out from closed position
2. Catch and shoulder push
3. Crossover pass-by
4. Basic return (open to closed position) via underarm turn
6. One-hand sugar push tuck – woman turns in place
7. She goes/he goes underarm crossover
8. Halo – 2 cross hands
9. Closed position with kick

Beginner 3

1. Hammerlock (either from a wrap or a 2 hand crossover)
2. Woman’s inside turn from closed to open position
3. Two hand wrap
4. Two hand crossover
5. Two hand, behind the head, cross over
a. From side position
b. From 2 hand spinning crossover
6. Crosshand corssover and switch hands to regular option position
7. Tuck and turn into neck wrap
8. Hully Gulley (2 different footworks)
9. Return to close position with rotation

Intermediate

  1. Double spin crossovers into prominade position.
  2. Rolling crossover into a catch
  3.  Sit dips
  4. Leans
  5. Rolling crossover into another crossover
  6. Walk around the world
  7. One hand self wraps

West County Dance Lessons

Swing 1
Basic Footwork
Dancing in closed position
Glide away
Crossover
Return to closed
Turning the basic

Swing 2
Tuck and turn
She goes he goes
2 different shoulder catches
Return to closed using the ladies inside turn

Swing 3
Wraps
Swivels – sugarfoot
St. Louis walk
Basic Hammerlock
Timing – 8 count pattern
Hully Gully
Caught in the cage
Sailor step – Hammerlock walk
Kick ball change

SOUTHSIDE BEGINNER DANCE LESSONS

6 count footwork – triple step, triple step, rock step
Basic open position
Patty Cake in basic open position
basic closed position
Glide away from closed to open position (woman steps away)
Glide together from open to closed position (man steps forward together)

 

 

Bronze East Coast Swing Dance Video

Intermediate West Coast Swing (Strickly Swing)