Swing dancing originated in the 1920s when African Americans created the Lindy Hop and the Charleston while shaking their tails to Jazz music. This became such a popular dance craze that Hollywood took to it in droves and it swept across America. Nowadays swing has had a revival and with a big following young and old. It is vibrant and energetic, but no doubt all ages can give it a go. I personally have always loved dancing and it is my chosen activity over the gym any day. Not saying I don't go to the gym as well but I much prefer dancing to get fit while having fun.