West Coast Swing

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West Coast Swing (WCS) is a slotted dance that originated in California in the 1930’s.  It is a bar dance, designed to work in narrow spaces, that derived from the Lindy Hop.  Though WCS and Lindy Hop share a similar structure and many similar patterns, WCS is danced to R&B, blues, funk, mellow swing (like Ella Fitzgerald, etc) and even Hip Hop.  It is characterized by its distinctive ‘elastic’ look and lends itself to improvisation for both the follow and the lead.

WCS continues to evolve as a street dance.  It’s capacity to modify for the speed & style of music being played makes it popular amongst dancers of all genres, and the style itself is constantly being influenced by the dancers and trends of today.

This style is great for fans of R&B, blues and club music who want to do more than “bump & grind” on the dance floor.  While the dance is challenging, we know how to make it accessible and easy to learn!

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DateTimeTypeTitleDance StyleInstructorSkill Level
Jun. 23 (Sat)08:00pm-12:00amPartyIt's Not Just Ballroom Dance PartyBallroom, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Latin Dances, Salsa on 2, West Coast Swing
Jun. 24 (Sun)02:00pm-05:00pmWorkshopDips, Tricks & PatternsBalboa, Lindy Hop, Swing, West Coast SwingPaolo Pasta LannaAdv Basics, Intermediate, Pre Intermediate
Jun. 27 (Wed)07:00pm-08:00pmGroup ClassWest Coast Swing - PreIntermediateSwing, West Coast SwingSophie CazeneuveLevel 2, Pre Intermediate
Jun. 27 (Wed)07:00pm-08:00pmGroup ClassWest Coast Swing Int/AdvancedSwing, West Coast SwingExenia RoccoIntermediate, Advanced
Jun. 27 (Wed)08:00pm-09:00pmGroup ClassWest Coast Swing - BeginnerSwing, West Coast SwingRicardo TorresBeginner, Level 1
Jun. 27 (Wed)08:00pm-09:00pmGroup ClassWest Coast Swing - IntermediateSwing, West Coast SwingSophie CazeneuveIntermediate, Level 3
Jun. 27 (Wed)09:10pm-12:30amPartyWestie CafeSwing, West Coast Swing
Jul. 01 (Sun)02:00pm-05:00pmWorkshopWest Coast Swing Crash CourseWest Coast SwingRicardo TorresBeginner
Jul. 14 (Sat)05:00pm-07:00pmWorkshopWC Swing: Discovering Your Own GrooveSwing, West Coast SwingSophie CazeneuveIntermediate, Adv Intermediate, Advanced
Jul. 21 (Sat)02:00pm-04:30pmWorkshopSpins, Turns & Pivots TechniqueBallroom, Cha-Cha, Hustle, Latin Dances, Lindy Hop, Salsa on 2, Swing, West Coast SwingRobert VanceOpen

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