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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/19/2011

Kennedy Center Swing Festival: learn the moves

“Swing, Swing, Swing,” a festival at the Kennedy Center devoted to the music and dances of the Swing Era continues.

It’s Swing Time at the Kennedy Center (by Margot Schulman)

Saturday the center is packed with jazz and scatting. The Manhattan Transfer is leading a master class for Afro Blue, a group from Howard University, and the University of North Texas Jazz Singers. In the dance space in the Grand Foyer, beginning at 6 p.m. the University of North Texas ensemble will play and lead some dancing.

Some examples of swing dancing follow.

Winyan Soo Hoo contributed to this report.

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