Learned a terrible step in swing last night- a sort of weird quick grapevine around your partner than some weird swivels to follow. The instructor showed them with her legs, all, ahem, open on top. I asked her how to do the technique so that the thighs could stay close. Her answer was that they were supposed to be all open up there, because it comes from street swing. Excuse me, but I'm dancing ballroom swing, not street swing, and would like to keep those bits closed in a short skirt
However, that's not to say I like the move. I don't like the beginning of the move because of how fast it goes and none of the guys being able to lead it such that the footwork flows the way it should. Doesn't help she played a jive the first time we tried to do it. That move definitely cannot be transitioned to jive unless you enjoy looking like a raving lunatic jumping around.
I hate the bronze level hip swivels that progress down the floor in ECS. A) they're tough on my hips which don't like to rotate than much and B) most of the guys get this weird bouncy pattern when they do it. Blegh, no thanks. I can find better things to do out of my point kicks which look much sharper.