The Swing
Use these instructions to learn how to dance the Swing

We'll start with the basic.

I will teach you the girls part first.

First you rock step back with the right foot. Then you replace your left foot. Then you go to your right doing a side close side starting with your right foot. Then you come back to the left doing another side close side starting with the left foot.

Now I will teach you the boys part.

Like the girl you also do a rock step back first. The only difference is that you do it with your left foot. Then you replace your right foot. Then you do a side close side to the left starting with your left foot. Then you come back to the right with another side close side this time starting with the right foot.

Now we will learn the throw out.

I am going to start with the girlspart on all the steps.

You start out the same way as the basic with a rock step back with the right foot. Then you do a side close side to the right with the right foot first. Then instead of going back to the left you turn 90 degrees to the right while standing on your right foot. Then you do a side close side to the left with your left foot while facing the new direction.

Now the boys part.

You start the same way you start the basic with a rock step back with the left foot. Then you do a side close side to your left. Then you turn 90 degrees to your right while standing on your left foot. Then you do a side close side to your right starting with your right foot while facing the new direction.

Now I am going to teach you the stop and go.

First you do a rock step back with your right foot. Then you do a turning side close side going to your right. Then you do a rock step back with your left foot. Then you do another side close side to the left going to your left to end up where you started the step.

Now its the boys turn.

First you do a rock step back with your left foot. Then you do a turning side close side going to your left. Then you crose your right foot in front of your left foot and bend your knees. Then you do another turning side close side to your right to end up in the same spot you started in.

Now I will tell you the hand positionings for the stop an go.

You start in two hand hold with the girl's hands on top. Then as you do the first turning side close side you let your hand (left hand for the girls and right hand for the boys) go. The boy brings his hand that is still connected to the girls across his body and the girl goes onder it. After that you put your hand level with the girls stomach. Then on the second rock step the girl puts her left hand up by their ear and pop there hand. While the girl is doing that the boy is doing the cross and he puts his right hand behind the girls back. Then you bring your connected hands back the same way while doing the second turning side close side. Then you reconnect your hands.

Now another throw out that goes the other way.

You start the same way as a basic and do a rock step back with the right foot. Then a side close side to the right. Then you turn 90 degrees to the left. Then another side close side this time to the left.

Now the boys part.

You do a rock step back with your left foot. Then you do a side close side to the left. Then you turn 90 degees to the left. Then you do a side close side to your right.

Now I will teach you a combination.

First you do two basics.
Then you do a throw out.
Then you do two more basics.
Then you do two stop and goes in a row.
Then you do two more basics.
Then you do the second throw out I taught you to get you back facing the way you started.
Then you just start the combination over.

Here is an example of some swing music.
You can use it if you want to.
I would suggest that you start imediatly after is says Till you tear the house down.
When you are dancing just don't stop at all and you will be fine.
To stop it just press the ll botton.


The name of the song is The Twist by Chubby Checker.