That year was 1927. American pilot Charles Lindbergh [kindly known as "Lucky Lindy"] became the first solo in history, flying directly from New York to Paris. The newspaper headline reads "Lindy Jumps to the Atlantic."
Rhythm and dance, like language, were part of black American culture at the time. Many of their dances did not have names but were developed through copying. There is no formal order followed, and dance involves many free expressions. Therefore different styles have been developed in different regions.
On Lindberg's epic journey to New York's departure city, African-Americans danced to the popular 8-bar music on the famous Savoy. A newspaper reporter observed this dance step and asked an Sava dance official: "What's that dance called?" Lindbergh's newspaper headline emerged from the interviewee's mind, and "Lindy Hope" answered.
Then created a new dance music Lindy Hop.
Lindy Hop's movements incorporate other African-American dance movements, such as Tap, Breakaway, and Charleston, just like the development of music at the time, improvisation was an important part of dance. The ability to adapt to other dance steps made Lindy Hop popular. It dances with almost all jazz as well as blues and other music with similar rhythms.
Around the same time, on the other side of the continent, another dance appeared in a crowded ballroom in Southern California. The dance is Balboa. Like Lindy Hop, Balboa dances with 8 count music, but it is characterized by a close and strong partnership. Leaders and followers are firmly connected to each other as they dance. Over time, the dance did show some more open movements, and the dance that accompanied these movements was called Bal-Swing. Although today, these variants are often dubbed Balboa.
Back on the East Coast, another more active dance developed by Lindy Hops is called "Zombies." The name was coined by an observer who likened dancers' bounces to those who "jump" due to involuntary fast movements caused by excessive drinking and Tremens [DT] called delusion . "They look like an annoying pile on the floor," said band call Cab Calloway.
Began teaching an African-American dance in the Anglo-American Dance Studio. This is known as Jive. Jive is now one of five international ballroom Latin dance competitions.
Jive is also commonly used as a general term for the entire genre of dance. Another term in this genre is Swing.
Genres include: Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag [take Carolina Shag, College Shag, and St. Louis Shag as examples], Jitterbug, Boogie-Woogie, Turk Trot, Bunny Hug, Grizzly Bear, and Texas Tommy * [* not the dance steps with the same name Confusing].
Recent works of this type include Rock & # 39; n Roll, Modern Jive, Ceroc, and Le Roc.
Turkish trotting and rabbit hugs were popular during the first decade of the 20th century.
The Turkish trot danced with pop music such as Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin. The Vatican condemned the dance and was immediately immensely welcomed. At that time, the church considered the dancer's position to be instructive.
Rabbit Hug develops along the west coast in a California ballroom. The dance is characterized by dancers moving together, swinging, shaking or even grinding their bodies to slow down the rhythm of blues music.
Until the first decade of the 20th century, dance was usually performed in closed positions. Swing dance is characterized by jumping into the open space. Many people claim that the first Swing dance was Texas Tommy. It originated in the Red Light District of San Francisco and was legalized and popular at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Today, there are two main subcategories of Swing dance types. They are East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing.
The East Coast swing has a simple structure and footwork, with basic movements and styles. Popular for its tolerant informal nature. Usually dance in slow, medium or fast jazz and blues or slow-tempo rock.
West Coast Swing is a styled version of Lindy Hop. Followers in the West Coast Swing stay in a trough, walk back and forth, and don't move from left to right. However, this also improves their ability to rotate left or right. West Coast rock and roll can perform blues, jazz and slow rock. The West Coast of the United States is an area where the film industry is very strong [Hollywood]. It is thought that the grooved action may have been developed to make it easier for the dancer to shoot because the dancer stays in the same focal plane [maintaining focus] and does not swing away from the camera coast as in the east.
Also today, the term Swing is commonly used for slower 8 Jazz or Rock & # 39; n Roll music. In Australia, the words "Rock & # 39; n Roll" and "Jive" are often synonymously labeled as fast-paced dance steps, jumping to 4/4 times Rock & # 39; n Roll music. Elsewhere in Australia, "Rock & # 39; n Roll" is called Boogie-Woogie, while the term "rock & # 39; n Roll" retains a more acrobatic dance style. The term "Lindy Hop" is rarely used in Australia, but is used abroad.
The Jive in Ballroom dance competition dances at 44 bar per minute, otherwise it dances at 32 to 40 bar per minute.