What is West Coast Swing?
Ever wondered what the difference is between East & West Coast Swing? It’s all about music & style! East Coast Swing & Lindy Hop are danced to big band Swing music and are high energy, bouncy dances. West Coast Swing is smoother in style and danced to almost every kind of groovy music including R&B, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Blues. It is a slot dance allowing for personal expression for both lead and follow, allowing you to style it funky, jazzy, slinky, or swingin’. Known for its fun rhythm changes and playful syncopations this is a great dance to have in your social repertoire. Check out the video of SwingDiego 2014 Strictly Champions, Kyle & Jessica to get a sense of what West Coast Swing can look like! Note this not a choreographed dance; it is them freestyling.
Listed below are the West Coast Swing classes we offer. We don't always offer every class, so make sure to check the Class Schedule to see what is offered each session.