West Coast Swing


In the late 40’s and early 50’s, there were mainly two styles of Swing: Eastern Swing and Western Swing. The popularity of Western Swing spawned competition in local, Southern California nightclubs and the name changed to West Coast Swing (WCS). Another interesting evolution of WCS includes the fact that it was once mainly a man's dance.   Today WCS is a 50/50 presentation. SHE is as responsible for the partnership as he is. He leads - but she needs to know enough about the dance to add to the performance.

Once you master the five basic step patterns: sugar push, left side pass, underarm (or right side) pass, whip, and starter step, there is freedom to add style, character, and improvisation, making this an extremely versatile and enjoyable dance.  Join us Monday nights, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Dance Scene.  Class is followed by a half-hour practice session.