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Swing
Dwts swing
Genre: Ballroom dance
Time of origin: 1950s
Time signature: 4/4
Country of origin: United States

Swing is a dance style performed on Dancing with the Stars.

It developed with the swing style of jazz music of the 1920s to 1940s, with the origins predating the popular "swing era". During the swing era, there were hundreds of styles of swing dancing, but those that have survived beyond that era include Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Charleston. Here, the term "swing" refers to dances that do not have certain characteristics of the other traditional swing dances.

The West Coast Swing was introduced in Season 7. Seasons ten and fifteen had the couples compete in a Swing marathon. In season eighteen, Swing became an individual dance style, with Meryl & Maks and Amy & Derek performing it.


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