West Coast Swing dancing every Saturday night. We'll be spinning dance tunes from a variety of genres including Blues, R&B, Hip-Hop, etc. Lessons at 8PM. Dancing 9-12. Westify is currently looking for a permanent location. Always check the location before coming.
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Here are some of my favorite WCS videos, join in on the enjoyment that I get from this dance!!
Lindy Crossover, awesome dance
Jason Barnes & Erica Berg - 7/11/09 @ Nettie's Swustle
Paul Warden and Cat Wiles West Coast Swing Workshop in Windsor in March 2009. Click the HD button to see it play in good quality! Cat's website: http://www.westcoastswing.co.uk UK Community website: http://www.westcoastswinguk.ning.com
Arjay Centeno and Tatiana Mollman dancing West Coast Swing at MADJam 2009
DeMaci dancing with the Amazing Margaret Floyd
Luis Crespo and Stephanie Leitz late night dancing at Jack and Jill O'Rama 2009
Paul Warden & Catriona Wiles visit Pulse, Nottingham
A demonstration showing some of the moves taught at WCS, Pulse, West Bridgford, Nottingham 12 Mar 09
West Coast Swing Arjay Centeno & Melissa Rutz Demo 2009
Arjay Centeno and Melissa Rutz perform an improv West Coast Swing demo at Two Left Feet Dance Studio. March 2009. www.melissarutz.com www.arjaycenteno.com
West Coast Swing is a fun, addictive and dynamic dance that is thriving. Here's a look at some West Coast Swing dancing on the Utah scene.
Like most dances it's not uncommon to see it performed as a choreographed routine like you see here with Kyle Redd and Sarah Van Drake performing to a Jason Mraz song.
But the real fun for serious west coast swing dancers is in the connection and spontaneity of dancing such as you find in Jack n Jill competitions where partners are randomly matched and dance to a song that they do not know will be played until the competition starts
In the strictly swing competitions you choose your partner, but NOT the song. Competitors are often given the choice between Blues and Contemporary songs, but that's abaout all the input they get. Still, it doesn't keep them from pulling out some sweet move on the fly like Ben Morris and Jessica Cox here.
There are amazing events every month that draw people from all over the country and sometimes all over the world like this event in San Diego, "SwingDiego - The SuperBowl of Swing".
This is just a small sample of the different styles of dancing and music and competition you will find with West Coast Swing.