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The "Beach Bop" is the style of dance that followed the Jitterbug in the Jacksonville area. It is called many things around the country, such as Swing, Shag, Whip, Lindy Hop, etc. The basic step of the Beach Bop: 1, 2 * 1, 2, 3 * back, 2, 3.

The music we dance to is called "Beach Music", or Rhythm and Blues Music. It was first produced by black musicians and is not the typical 50's rock and roll music. This wonderful sound was found in some jukeboxes at the beach - thus the name "Beach Music". A lot of today's music has a rhythm and blues melody, which makes it easy to dance to.

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