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Professional swing dance instructors Nina Gilkenson and Bobby White are going to teach you how to swing! In these videos, you'll learn the basics of swing dance called East Coast Swing; take it up a notch with the Charleston; and if you're really swingin' after that, you can learn the most advanced swing dance, the Lindy Hop. So pay attention to their feet! For more on Swing music and dancing, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson: Swing! ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network

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Professional swing dance instructors Nina Gilkenson and Bobby White are going to teach you how to swing! In these videos, you'll learn the basics of swing dance called East Coast Swing; take it up a notch with the Charleston; and if you're really swingin' after that, you can learn the most advanced swing dance, the Lindy Hop. So pay attention to their feet! For more on Swing music and dancing, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

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    HD: Lesson 3: The Lindy Hop (in High Definition)

    HD: Lesson 3: The Lindy Hop (in High Definition)

    This is the big one! The Lindy Hop is the hardest dance to learn, and your feet will definitely be moving. But you'll be able to put everything you've learned in lessons one and two to good use. Once you learn the Lindy Hop, you'll be all set for your first swing dance!

    • 5 min
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    Lesson 3: The Lindy Hop (in Standard Definition)

    Lesson 3: The Lindy Hop (in Standard Definition)

    This is the big one! The Lindy Hop is the hardest dance to learn, and your feet will definitely be moving. But you'll be able to put everything you've learned in lessons one and two to good use. Once you learn the Lindy Hop, you'll be all set for your first swing dance!

    • 5 min
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    HD: Lesson 2: The Charleston (in High Definition)

    HD: Lesson 2: The Charleston (in High Definition)

    Nina and Bobby take it to the next level with a different kind of swing dance,the Charleston. You'll learn how to move your legs, turn it out, and master "The Big Kick." It's a little harder, so make sure that you've gone through the first lesson before taking this on.

    • 7 min
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    Lesson 2: The Charleston (in Standard Definition)

    Lesson 2: The Charleston (in Standard Definition)

    Nina and Bobby take it to the next level with a different kind of swing dance,the Charleston. You'll learn how to move your legs, turn it out, and master "The Big Kick." It's a little harder, so make sure that you've gone through the first lesson before taking this on.

    • 7 min
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    HD: Lesson 1: East Coast Swing (in High Definition)

    HD: Lesson 1: East Coast Swing (in High Definition)

    Nina, Bobby, and their friends are going to coach you through the basics of swing dance. Learn how to get your bodies moving, and then how to incorporate some simple moves to make your dance look great. Remember that East Coast Swing is based on triple-step moves (a 6-count beat). And the "Rock Step" you'll learn will also be used in lessons two and three.

    • 5 min
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    Lesson 1: East Coast Swing (in Standard Definition)

    Lesson 1: East Coast Swing (in Standard Definition)

    Nina, Bobby, and their friends are going to coach you through the basics of swing dance. Learn how to get your bodies moving, and then how to incorporate some simple moves to make your dance look great. Remember that East Coast Swing is based on triple-step moves (a 6-count beat). And the "Rock Step" you'll learn will also be used in lessons two and three.

    • 5 min

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