1st Saturday Dance - June 2, 2018

Lesson:  East Coast Swing
Instructor:  Melbin De La Cruz
Social dancing:  8:30-11:00pm
Location:  Ballroom Impact Atlanta
Northridge Business Park
8601 Dunwoody Place, Building 700, Suite 730
Atlanta, GA   30350
(404) 953-8033
Directions:  Click HERE

  • $10 USA Dance members
  • $12 non-USA Dance members
  • Students 1/2 price with valid ID

East Coast Swing

East Coast Swing is a Rhythm Dance that can trace its genesis to the swing era dance halls of the early 1930's. It was derived from the Lindy Hop and was given the name "East Coast Swing" to distinguish it from the street form of swing and the "Jive", which was a staple of the competitive ballroom scene at the time. Although originally rejected by the American Society of Dance as a "fad", dance pioneer Arthur Murray realized its potential, and with the help of Hollywood choreographer & swing dance competitor, Dean Collins, the dance was standardized in the 1940's.