West Coast Swing
West Coast Swing is an improvised partner dance that is perfect for social gatherings. It is a smooth and stylish dance that is characterised by its elasticity and freedom of movement.
As the name suggests, it originated on the West Coast of the United States and can be danced to a variety of music styles. It is usually danced to to the latest popular hits, R&B music, lyrical ballads and blues music. The dance originated from Lindy Hop and has also taken influence from Shag, Blues, Disco, Hip hop and Zouk.
Compared to other swing dances the basic step is not bouncy, but rolling. The movement between the dance partners is characterised by an elastic band-like stretch. It is typical that in addition to the leader, the follower can also have a great influence on flow of the dance.
West Coast Swing is an ever-evolving dance form that allows for creativity and personal expression. It is a great way to socialise, make friends, and enjoy the music. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced dancer, West Coast Swing will bring you joy!