Swing is a very broad notion, referring to very different styles and genres of dancing. Here we talk about East Coast swing or Ballroom swing. Swing is one of 5 dances of American Rhythm competitive program. It is very close to contemporary Jive, but slower. That is why it is a very popular social dance too – fun to watch, fun to dance to the music of 50′s and 60′s, but without extremely fast pace and crazy acrobatic moves. Swing has a 6 beat pattern: rock step and 2 triple steps and lots of swing hip motion.