The dance form was originally inspired by American Rock 'n' Roll/Lindy Hop dancing of the 1950s, but gradually developed its own European style and personality. Boogie Woogie is a playful and improvised couple dance, often in medium or slightly fast tempi, with a significant footwork based on musical interpretation. Boogie Woogie of today functions as a social dance, but is sometimes recognized even more as an established competition dance. In Herräng, the social side of the dance will be emphasized and in focus..
Origin: central Europe in the mid 1950s.
Music: Boogie Woogie, Rhythm 'n' Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.
Synonyms: Rock 'n' Roll, Jitterbug and Jive.
Film clips: Rock Around the Clock (1955), Untamed Youth (1957), Andreas & Jessica (2007) and Pontus & Isabella (2013).