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Queer Swing Dancing in Buenos Aires

What is swing?

"Swing dancing" is a term which covers a variety of partner dances that developed alongside jazz music in the first half of the 20th century. These dances became less common with the advent of rock & roll, but there has been a revival of interest over the last 30 years. These days you can find a swing community in almost every major city in the USA, and many other countries around the world. The styles of swing most commonly seen on dance floors today include  charleston, balboa, collegiate shag,  blues, and the most popular of all is lindy hop.

In Buenos Aires there is a growing swing scene with committed professional and social dancers, a range of classes, practices and dance parties, plus LHAIF, the annual swing festival.
The links below will tell you more - check them out!

History of Swing Dance & Jazz Music

Classic Swing clips on youtube

Vintage Fashion


An example of social dancing and lessons from Seattle, Washington, USA. (2008)
Max Pitruzzella & Alain Wong with a role-switching lindy hop routine at the Canadian Swing Championships. (2008)
Julia and Agus's routine, with role changes! Song: Get Rhythm In Your Feet (And Music In Your Soul), Benny Goodman version. Performed at the first party put on by Swing Out Buenos Aires, at Casa Brandon, May 28 2010.