West coast swing

West Coast swing is danced to the latest popular hits, R&B music, lyrical ballads and blues music. The diversity of music, the great role of musical interpretation and the freedom of expression easily addicts to the dance.

West coast swing is an improvised partner dance and is based on leading and following. The basic step is rolling, i.e. the step is not bouncy like in many other rock and swing dances. 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.

The dance has evolved in the California regions from Lindy hop. In addition to Lindy hop, the dance has been influenced by Shag, Blues, Disco, Hip hop and Zouk. The dance is constantly influenced by the popular music and dance styles.