West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing is a couple dance in which a game is played to the music by the leader and the follower.  Because there is dancing in a slot (line), the "game" can be determined by both dancers, the leader and the follower.  There is dancing to various types of music, top 40, blues, soul or you name it, but there is almost always dancing to an even count.

West Coast Swing (WCS) has its origins in the North American dance Lindy Hop. From this popular dance, dancers per region developed their own swing variation.  Thus, in the 1940s and 1950s, a smoother, more subdued way of dancing emerged on the west coast of America.  This was also called 'Western Swing' or 'West Coast Swing"

We believe west coast swing is the most fun partner dance because:

 👉 leading and following during the dance can go back and forth with both dancers creating a game while dancing

 👉 dancing west coast swing  can be done to almost all styles of music (including blues, hip-hop, R&B, ballad, disco, rock 'n roll, latin).

 👉 it doesn't matter how flexible you are, age or handling or origin...

 👉 it is a social dance, but there are also competitions and shows.

 👉 We dance with leaders and followers.  That means that a man can dance with a woman, but also a woman with a woman or a man with a man is simply possible.

 👉 During socials, workshops and lessons there is a lot of work going on, so that getting to know your fellow dancers happens automatically in a fun way.  This makes it easy to ask questions during socials because people have already danced with each other during lessons.

👉 you don't even need a steady partner so you can dance with anyone.  as a result, west coast swing is a very social dance.

 👉you quickly get to know new (dance) friends .     

When do we dance Wcs?

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