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Swing dance developed from Dixieland Jazz in the 1920's and was the most popular dancing style until the 1940's. A lot of swing dance and swing music is part of the African American heritage. Swing dancing is a popular "retro" skill today and there are still hundreds of styles, like the Lindy Hop, and competitions worldwide.

  1. 1. What heritage is swing music a part of?
    1. a. African-American
    2. b. Anglo-Saxon
    3. c. Hispanic
  2. 2. When did swing originate?
    1. a. 1930's
    2. b. 1920's
    3. c. 1950's
  3. 3. What kind of music spawned swing?
    1. a. Scat
    2. b. Dixieland Jazz
    3. c. Jazz