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Re: E.C. Swing Vs Jive
Posted by lmd1225
8/31/2011  7:46:00 AM
East Coast Swing is an American Style of dance (Rhythm) and Jive is an International Style of dance (Latin). They each have their own syllibi from beginner to advanced- Jive has a strict syllabus of steps, but you can find different syllibi for the Swing. Yes, they have steps in common, often named differently, because the Swing has a 'loose' syllabus, you can do Jive steps in Swing, but to the Swing tempo. E. C. Swing also has single, double, and triple timing.
Re: E.C. Swing Vs Jive
Posted by belleofyourball
9/2/2011  1:06:00 AM
Jive is a much faster dance. It isn't really done vertically. It has a serious lean forward so that the fast footwork is possible without the bounce. You will also see a lot of kicks and flicks and it will follow a jive syllabus unless it is open gold and then it will follow whatever...
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