The Swing Stroll is a swing line dance choreographed rather recently by Ryan Francois, a world renowned Lindy Hop dancer and teacher who skyrocketed to fame during the early 1990s with his wins at all the most prestigious swing dance competitions of that time.
The Swing Stroll line dance fits blues phrasing (6 bars of music per phrase) but the choreographer chose a standard phrasing tune to accompany the choreography. This stroll turns counter-clockwise in quarters after each completed phrase. The particular song it’s designed for is
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone’s version is the favorite).
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During the Spring of 2020 Paolo of PaoloSwings.com began developing Lindyland.com as a comprehensive visual resource for all the great Swing Line Dances and Partner Dances of the world. Phase One is compiling the top 20 Line Dances as found in the world of swing by end of summer 2020.
The Swing Stroll was added to this collection in June of 2020. In this episode, the line dance is demonstrated in full and includes a break down of steps from this Lindy Hop specialist Paolo Pasta Lanna
For more history and description of this dance please visit Lindyland.com and click on the Line Dance section.
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