||is the epitome of cool
||can be slow and elegant,
sophisticated and sensual, hip & funky or fast n' hard - depending
upon your taste
||is practical: dance it
to most forms of music: blues, R n' B, big band, jazz, rock 'n roll, country,
hip hop, acid jazz, or popular dance music
||allows women to lead and
men to follow if they choose
||is called "The Dancer's
"West Coast Swing" is a contemporary style of swing developed forty years ago on the West Coast - California. It spread throughout the US and is now the most popular form of swing dancing in North America with WC swing clubs in most North American cities. Its popularity is based on its amazing variety of styles: it can be slow and elegant, silky and sensual, hip and funky, fast and furious, ballroom style or country style depending upon the region you're in, the music playing or your harmonal rhythms.
"West Coast Swing can
be sexy and slithery.
It can be energetic
It can be focused
at the feet with syncopations,
Focused at the body
with spins, lunges, hesitations, and stops,
Or all of it can
be blended and mixed.
Dancing the dance
is always a fresh experience.
"For all of these reasons
the great female dancers are intrigued. They enjoy the freedom, creativity,
and independence West Coast Swing offers to them... where the women are,
the men will follow."
A. Harvey, Editor of WestCoastSwingAmerica
For the man this is a great
dance to learn for so many reasons. Just one of them is that, since women
love this dance so much, this creates a huge demand for male West Coast
Swing dancers. When hearing that I can dance WC Swing, I've had women just
walk up and kiss me!! (BUT DON'T LET THAT AFFECT YOU)
- Guys - do you ever
get tired of doing all the work in social dancing? Always being totally
responsible for everything that happens? Always thinking, planning, leading
her, watching traffic and dancing your own steps? It can be exhausting.
- Ladies - do you ever
get tired of being totally dependent on guys who may only know two moves? Never being able to express yourself?
- In WCS, it's different. If the leader only knows one basic step, a good follower can have fifty different responses to it. She can express herself and the music. Guys can stop feeling everything depends upon him. Wheww!
"... a dance that will allow you to meet and dance with thousands of swing dancers of all ages throughout North America."