The term "swing dance" commonly refers to a group of dances that developed concurrently with
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New Edition originally started as a trio formed by nine-year-old Brown and best friend Michael Bivins. Under the name, The Bricks, the group included another close friend, Ricky Bell. In 1981, the group grew to include a fourth member, Ralph Tresvant. The quartet became a quintet when their manager Brooke Payne insisted on his younger cousin, Ronnie DeVoe, to complete the group.