FOR BEGINNER

LEARN SWING DANCE FROM THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD.

1. SWING DANCE?

SWING DANCE REFERS TO DANCING TO SWING JAZZ MUSIC OF THE SWING ERA(1935-46), INCLUDING DANCES SUCH AS LINDY HOP, BALBOA, SHAG, AND CHARLESTON. HOWEVER IT HAS DEVELOPED AFTER THE ERA INTO DANCES SUCH AS JIVE, WEST COAST SWING, BOOGIE WOOGIE AND ROCK-N-ROLL.

IN AMERICA, WEST COAST SWING IS WIDELY DANCED WHILE DANCES INCLUDING ROCK/ROCK-N-ROLL/BOOGIE WOOGIE ARE IN EUROUP. IN KOREA, LINDY HOP ADN JITTERBUG HAPPENS TO BE MOST POPULAR FORM OF SWING DANCE.

2. DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING BEFORE I LEARN?

ANYONE CAN LEARN AND START SWING DANCE.

YOU DO NOT NEED SPECIAL DRESSES OR SHOES, BUT PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES; JEANS AND T-SHIRTS ARE FINE FOR THE CLASS.

HOWEVER YOU PROBABLY NEED A INDOOR (DANCE) SHOES WHEN THE CLASS IS HELD AT THE SWING DANCE HALL OR A STUDIO.

SO, YOU NEED TO BRING INDOOR SNICKERS OR A DANCE SHOES, OTHERWISE YOU MAY BE ABLE TO RENT SHOES OR BUY IT AT THE PLACE. ASK THE ORGANIZER OF THE CLUB IF THEY HAVE SHOES FOR RENTAL OR SALE.

3. WHERE CAN I LEARN TO SWING DANCE?

YOU CAN LEARN SWING DANCE FROM 'CLUBS' OR 'ACADEMIES'

1) CLUBS

THERE ARE MANY CLUBS IN KOREA AND MANY FOREIGN DANCERS HAVE ALREADY LEARNED SWING DANCE FROM THEM.

HOWEVER THEY DO NOT RUN CLASSES OR MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS IN ENGLISH. SO YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO READ KOREAN OR KNOW A KOREAN FRIEND.

SO IF YOU KNOW OR LIKE KOREAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, IT IS WORTH A TRY.

BTW THE ENGLISH BASED SWING DANCE GROUP 'SWINGLISH' RUNS CLASSES ON AND OFF. CONTACT ADAMAS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN IT.

SO, WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE?

(PAGE LINK) CLUBs

2) ACADEMIES

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START SWING DANCE FROM A HIGH LEVEL TEACHERS, OR JUST NEED A CLASS WITHOUT KOREAN STYLE GROUP ACTIVITIES, THEN SWING ACADEMEIS ARE A GOOD OPTION.

SINCE THIS FORM OF TEACHING IS QUITE RARE IN KOREA, CURRENTLY ONLY ONE ACADEMY EXISTS.

IT'S CALLED "SWING IT ACADEMY"

(PAGE LINK) SWING IT ACADEMY