AskDefine | Define swop

Dictionary Definition

swop n : an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter" [syn: barter, swap, trade] v : exchange or give (something) in exchange for [syn: trade, swap, switch]

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  1. obsolete spelling of swap


  1. obsolete spelling of swap

Extensive Definition

SWOP is a fusion of Swing and Hip hop dances, created by person(s) unknown but possible renamed from "Hip-Hop Lindy" to "Swop" by Hinton Battle in 2006. It contains steps from Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Lindy Hop and Swing Air Steps (Aerials). The exact year of origin of the dance style is unknown, however, record indicate that the style was being taught, danced and discussed as far back as 2001. The first mainstream appearance of this new style was in the movie Idlewild in 2006. Later, a performance in the popular TV show "Dancing with the Stars" followed.
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