Perhaps the most uniquely American of all dances, the Swing brings forth a buoyant carefree movement. It's one of the dances that became contagious.
The Lindy (Swing) picked up where the Charleston left off. It had "swing-outs", "breakaways" and "shine-steps". With the birth of "Swing" music in the mid 1930's the Lindy climbed the social ladder. The dance craze swept the nation, and depending on where you lived, it was the Jitterbug, the Lindy Hop or the Swing.