Swing's The Thing-Westie
West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots in the Lindy Hop. It is characterized by an elastic look that results from its extension-compression technique of partner connection and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that emphasize improvisation.
Typically the follower is led forward into new patterns traveling forward on counts "1" and "2" of each basic pattern, rather than rocking back. Traditional figures include 6-count and 8-count patterns of one of the four basic varieties: (1) Starter Step, (2) Side Pass, (3) Push Break / Sugar Push, (4) Whip. The Anchor Step is a common ending pattern of many West Coast Swing figures.
Alternatively the basic patterns in West Coast Swing are defined as: Push Break (or Sugar Push); Left Side Pass; Right Side Pass; Tuck Turn; and Whip. Virtually all other moves in West Coast Swing are variations of these basic patterns.
West Coast Swing has the leader using "body leads" verses the "arm leads" of East Coast Swing.
Next WCS Group Classes & Dance Party will be on Saturday, April 6th- $25 (Group & Party)
We offer Newcomer/Beginner Classes
Level 1 & Level 2 (Novice/Intermediate)
West Coast Swing Group Classes
We bring some of the best West Coast Swing world class teachers and champion dancers to hold some of the most amazing value west coast swing workshops to continue to improve and develop your dancing. Ben and Cameo McHenry, Michael Kielbasa, Melissa Rutz and Parker Dearborn are some of them...
West Coast Swing World Champion Class Workshops
Next Social Dance will be held on Saturday,
April 6th- 8pm-11pm - $15
Come and Join Us for Some Social West Coast Swing Dancing, Meet Some New People, Make Some new Dance Friends & Enjoy our Hospitable Atmosphere and some yummy snacks.
Social Dance Parties
We offer West Coast Swing Private Lessons for All Levels. Our amazing instructors and coaches are dedicated to providing customized student dance instruction/program improving and developing your dancing further.
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