Terry DeanTerry is the owner and principal male dance instructor of Terry Dean’s Dance Studio, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been teaching ballroom dancing for 30 years and opened his own successful studio following a 19 year career with Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Terry has received accolades for his choreography and has been honored as Virginia State’s Top Studio and Top Teacher twice. He and his staff teach students of all levels, whether they are interested in social dancing, exhibition dancing, or competitive ballroom dance sport. He has led many of his students to win top level gold medal competitions, and he is pleased to share his expertise with you today.
Terry Dean: Hi, I am Terry Dean from Terry Deans Dance Studio. We are working on the swing today. Now, I am going to put all the different patterns together so you can get an idea of what swing is going to look like with the different patterns combined together. Swing is a lot of fun. I think you will enjoy this.
Rock step, triple step, triple step, there is our basic step, opening up, the ladys basic underarm turn, the underarm back pass, the lady first then the man, and then back to the basic. Basic rotating; ladys underarm turn; the back pass; back to the basic. One more time; ladys underarm turn; back to the basics, switch hands, back pass, and that is the swing. So, swing is a lot of fun. Hope you had a lot of fun learning it. The main thing you remember is, again, you get it so far at home by yourself, but you are going to need somebody to dance with and it helps to have a professional look at so you make sure you get some of these techniques right, make sure you get all of the look that you are trying to get right. We had a lot of fun teaching you. Hope you have enjoyed yourself.