Four Couples Were ‘Asleep’ on the Dance Floor, But When the Music Starts…

Swing dancing is a style of partner dance that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 1920s and early 1930s. It was heavily influenced by jazz music and other dance forms, including the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. It quickly became popular across the U.S. and around the world, particularly during the 30s and 40s, when big band swing music was at the height of its popularity.

While it’s impossible to return to those “good old days,” here’s a performance may make you believe you’ve traveled back in time. These four couples do a great job of recreating an the 1940s–you’ll think you’re at a post-war shindig!


The action takes place at the National Jitterbug Championships, an annual competition at Camp Hollywood in California. Dance team LA Shag, dressed in vintage 40s garb, entered the dance floor ready to compete. Rather than bursting into action, the four couples begin their routine in an unexpected way and it adds great flair to their dance…

The group divides into pairs and fell asleep on the stage. Once the music hits, one by one everyone wakes up and is so full of energy it made me smile. The dance that follows might just make your feet dance all by themselves. Watch the full video here and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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