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Swing Dance, June 2014

State of the Arts is St. Louis’s only program devoted to the region’s vibrant arts community, taking audiences behind the scenes to meet the artists, writers, and performers who call St. Louis home.

Swing dance, a lively style of social dancing, has seen a resurgence in St. Louis as well as the rest of the country. From the Lindy Hop to Hip Hop, swing is the foundation of many dances today and is the favorite among social dancers of all ages. Enjoy the music of Miss Jubilee as we take a look at the history of swing.

Swing Dance, June 2014

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