Retro Swing Dance ClassesRetro Swing Dance Lessons

This Double-Step Swing dance also known as Retro Swing is perfect for the ’50s & ’60s Rock’n’Roll and Rockabilly music as well as the 1990s revival of new or Neo-Swing music. Retro Swing is very lively with its different style movements. It is related to Jitterbug and East Coast Swing but has a little different style and footwork definitely worth adding to your repertoire. You will find yourself really getting into the music and having fun.


In the late 1980s and into the mid 2000s Swing music and Swing dancing had a big revival. The 1930s and 1940s was part of the Big Band era, then in the late 1940s and 1950s the music was known as Jump Blues. Then in the early 1990s neo-swing began and by the late 1990s retro swing was appearing in movies and commercials. Swing music and Swing dancing keep evolving as new generations add their own style and energy to them.




for Retro Swing Dance Classes



for Retro Swing Dance Classes

*You can start with either (1a) or (1b) and a partner is not required.

Syllabus (1a)

Basic (Closed Position)
Lady’s Right Underarm Turn (Outside)
Lady’s Left Underarm Turn (Inside)
Man’s Left Pass
Overhead Slide
Basic (Open Position)
Lady’s Wrap Up to Cuddle
Sweetheart (Left & Right)
Lady’s Turn Turn Out (Right Turn)
Man’s Walk Through Catch w/Right Hand
540 or She/He w/Right to Right
Reverse Spin or Lady’s Free Spin
Catch w/Man’s Left Hand

Printable Version

Syllabus (1b)

Basic (Closed Position)
Lady’s Turn Turn Out (Right)
Lady’s Left Underarm Turn (Inside)
Man’s Left Underarm Turn
Basic (Open Position)
Man’s Comb
Lady’s Comb
Lady’s Wrap Up into Wheel Clockwise
Continuous Wheel
Lady’s Outside Right Turn
Man’s Walk Through Catch w/Right Hand
Finesse (1 or 2)
Lady’s Left Turn w/Man’s Hand Change
Behind The Back
She/He with Left Hand (1 or 2)
Reverse Spin w/Left Hand


Music Selections

for Retro Swing




 Song Title

Burn That Candle

Runaround Sue


Bill Haley & The Comets

Dion & The Belmonts