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When people hear the word ‘jig’, they don’t necessarily associate it with dancing. For those people that don’t know, a ‘jig’ is actually a form of folk dance that is lively in nature. The name itself, ‘jig’, is actually derived from ‘giguer’, which is a French term that means ‘to jump’, hence, the lively nature of the dance.
There are actually a lot of different ballroom dance styles that are gaining more and more popularity in recent years, one of which is Salsa. Although this particular dance style is more popular in Latin America, it is also gaining more and more popularity here in the United States, especially with the ballroom dancing community. If you don’t know much about this particular form or style of dance, then just continue on reading this article.
For people who don’t know, ‘Swing dance’ is actually a form of dance style that is directly associated with Jazz’s swing music in the 1920’s to 1940’s. Swing Jazz actually refers to the type of music that uses a blend crotchets and quavers, mostly from West African and African American music and dance. These syncopated timing, which are generally quarter and eighth notes, are regarded by most dancers as ‘steps’ and ‘triple steps’.