I recently found a cool tool called Google Trends. You type in any search phrase, and it tells you many people were searching for that phrase over time.

So, I typed in “swing dance” and some other partner dances and found ALL to be on the decline! The blue bar represents how many people searched for “swing dance” on the web since 2004:

Sure, I know swing dancing reached its peak in the late 90’s, early 2000’s, but I was surprised that ballroom dancing was down, even with the popularity of “Dancing with the Stars”! Salsa is way down too. What do you think? Is partner dancing on the way out? Or, perhaps it has bottomed out. Leave a comment on the Facebook wall below or the LA Lindy Hop Page on Facebook! – Brian