About West Coast Swing

Creative and Fun Social Dancing to a Variety of Music

The history of West Coast Swing is well documented elsewhere. Today, West Coast Swing is truly unique because it is constantly evolving in response to new music, new dancers, new cultures, and dancers’ creativity. All of these factors have contributed to make West Coast Swing what it is today – a “living” dance.

A Social Environment

West Coast Swing dancing embraces social interaction and diversity. The frequent changing of partners allows everyone ample opportunity to meet new people. The more experienced dancers can help new dancers get comfortable with the basics. Intermediate dancers can pick up a move from a pro during a social dance. Everyone dances with everyone! The environment is casual and relaxed, reflecting today’s social trends.

All About the Music

West Coast Swing is popular across all age groups and one of the big reasons is because of the music. From Top 40, to Rock, to Hip Hop, to Blues, Samba, Rumba and Jazz, we dance to it all. West Coast Swing gives us the opportunity to dance to and enjoy great music, regardless of where it comes from.

The Opportunity to Be Creative

West Coast Swing is a very different dance. West Coast swing is a partner dance but it is not a leader-dominated dance. In fact, the follower has the opportunity to make each dance special by creating new lines, new shapes and even new steps. This allows both the lead and the follow to be creative within the dance. That’s why no two dances are ever the same, and why every song creates new opportunities. Does it always work perfectly? Nope, but then again, we Westies have a saying, “This week’s big mistake is next week’s great new move.”

A Great Way to Have Fun

So, what happens when you mix great music, a social atmosphere, and the opportunity to be creative? A GREAT BIG FUN TIME! So please accept our invitation to join us. We welcome everyone. But be careful, you just may become addicted and have to come back again and again.