Music and dance form popularized in the United States
in the early-mid twentieth century
, largely from big band
-type of music, mingling with jazz
. It is very high tempo, and the associated dance
styles are quite physical
Reborn in the retro-crazed nineties thanks to the media: Movies such as Swing Kids and Jon Favreau's Swingers, as well as trendy Gap ads (and the spoof by Jordan's Furniture in the Boston area).