East Coast Swing
Originally known as the Eastern Swing, Arthur Murray Studios popularized the social partner dance belonging to the group of swing dances as the East Coast Swing between 1975 and 1980. This genre is danced to fast swing music like the boogie woogie and rock and roll. For the most part, the East Coast Swing is an offshoot of the Foxtrot and modified from the original form of Lindy Hop/Jitterbug. All the laborious parts such as the 8 count steps were removed and a Foxtrot base used for the dance. The East Coast Swing was an easier dance to master although the real gusto of swing was removed. Arthur Murray dance studios created the style in the 1940s. As the market for training in Swing Dance continued to expand, the East Coast Swing continued to become more popular.