In 2004 the Original Dance (remember that kids) was the Swing, Jive combination and it was a joy to watch. Every team had zoot suits, twirly skirts, and big smiles, the music was fun, different, and fast paced. Every team had a great program, and and the best part was that they were all different. There was not a boring program in the bunch, and what was better was that I actually stayed to watch all of the teams and through that I discovered the Kerrs who I still enjoy watching to this day.
My question is, Why isn't there more Swing and Jive in ice dancing, why most we always go back to the same lating rhytham, and waltz type dances, what was worse was the folk. Swing dancing shows off partner cohession, unison and lift skill, plus the ability of the dancer to keep up with the fast pace tempo of the music and program.
I would like to start a campaign let us put the SWING back in ice dancing!!!!