West Coast Swing is a smooth style of swing developed in California in the early days of swing and danced in a slot formation. The dance continues to evolve and be influenced by current styles of music and dance (like hip-hip). Often danced to R&B, blues, club, country and pop (like Michael Jackson), it can be danced to many styles of contemporary music including some Latin.
West Coast Swing 1: Beginning
fundamental partnering & core moves: starter step, left side pass, right side pass, push break (sugar push), whip
West Coast Swing: Technique Class
for advanced beginner up through experienced dancers
the underlying technique for footwork, turns, frame and more that develops the control, grace and style to make your dancing look and feel good!
West Coast Swing Intermediate/ Advanced
Intermediate and Advanced moves and technique. Each series teaches new moves or variations, so no 2 series are the same. Designed as an ongoing class series to develop your dancing.
Hustle was THE popular dance in the 70’s discotechs & made famous by John Travolta in the movie Saturday Night Fever. The dance has gotten smoother and more sophisticated over the years as it has adjusted to contemporary music and has become a sister dance to West Coast swing because they share the same music styles.
Check out 1 of my favorite hustle dance couples Hazel & Tybalt: Hustle video