The OC Swing Dance Club
949-250-3332 E-Mail Shesha
Wanna dance? Please join our weekly classes and dances. We all started as beginner non-dancers and we will welcome you.
The Orange County (OC) Swing Dance Club offers lindy hop swing dance or jitterbug lessons and night club dances all over Orange County, CALIFORNIA. Swing Dancing is really fun and a great way to meet people and make life long friends. Click here for membership info!
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What is Lindy Hop?
Lindy Hop is the original swing dance from the 30's, 40's, and 50's danced to Big Band Swing, Jump Blues, and early Rock 'n Roll.
Characteristics of "the lindy" include swivels, aerials (air steps), kicks, rhythmic footwork, and energetic turns. The look of Lindy Hop is down low with bent knees and waist and open arms. One can pike forwards or backwards depending on style. Lindy Hop can be danced very fast (300bpm) or very slow (90bpm) and everything in between.
Lindy Hop evolved into West Coast Swing during the 60's and 70's and changed as the music changed. In the late 80's and 90's Lindy Hop was rediscovered and made trendy with the help of original Lindy Hopper Frankie Manning, vintage video clips, neo-swing bands, and movies like Swing Kids, Malcolm X, and Swingers. Now you can dance the Lindy Hop in any big city in the world.
Other terms for Lindy Hop are Jitterbug, Jive, Jump, and East Coast Swing. East Coast Swing is the 6 count pattern that Lindy Hopper's do that many ballrooms teach as a separate dance. Lindy Hop nowadays has many related dances that are an essential part of your swing vocabulary including Balboa, Bal-Swing, Collegiate Shag, Shadow/Tandem Charleston, Front Charleston, and 20's Charleston. There are also some swing line dances and routines that are known worldwide such as The Shim Sham, The Big Apple, Dean Collin's Shim Sham, The California Routine, and The Jitterbug Stroll.
Lindy Hop is a street dance in that it's ever changing, done mostly socially, and is open to lots of inspiration and new steps. To become a Lindy Hopper you should take Lindy Hop lessons and most importantly, GO DANCING! It's fun, you never need a partner, and you will make many friends. Get involved.
We proudly have dancers from all Southern California (So. Cal.) cities including: Newport Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, South Coast Metro, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Laguna Hills, Corona Del Mar, Balboa, Crystal Cove, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Trabuco Canyon, Surfside, Dana Point, Tustin, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Orange, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Corona, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Sunset Beach, Westminster, Brea, Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Diego, and more... Some even drive out from Riverside and other Inland Empire cities. So Cal
Swing Dance Classes
1. You Never Need a Partner
2. Total Beginners Welcome!
3. Dress is Casual
4. Wear shoes that don't fall off.
1. Come alone and make friends!
2. No Dance Experience needed
3. Dress like you want. Show your style
4. Wear shoes that don't fall off.
On top of weekly events we also put on annual special events. Make a point to attend these events because they are always well attended and double the fun.
The dance-a-thon is a 24 hour swing dance with a bunch of live swing bands, lessons by a long list of international teachers, fun contests, a pasta dinner and a pancake breakfast. Last year we raised $170,000 for The City of Hope. Our goal this year is $250,000. Particpate, no matter what you dancing level. You will have soooo much fun while dancing for such a good cause.
We offer special (very affordable) wedding dance packages for just the wedding couple or even your whole wedding party. Packages include private lessons and groups lessons.
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