West Coast Swing 101
A beginner West Coast Swing course that will have you mastering the rhythm, timing, connection, basic steps, and more of West Coast Swing with ease.
Minutes of Online Dance Lessons
- Level: Beginner 25% 25%
West Coast Swing 101 starts with you seeing & experiencing ‘West Coast’ to get a good feel for how it’s danced. From there, West Coast Swing is broken down into simple, yet manageable lessons that make the instruction easy to follow along with. You’ll soon be dancing West Coast style by working through several rhythm & timing drills both for the men & the ladies in place to ensure you understand and feel it the way you should.
Next, you’ll get ‘hands-on’ as you work your way through the specific West Coast Swing connection points (these are different for West Coast Swing) & style tips that help make you look the part! It’s easy to overlook a lot of the detail, so pay attention to the “little things” as you go (i.e., posture, compression, timing, hand connections, anchor steps, size of your steps, where to look, etc.). When you’re ready, you’ll learn & test your skills with several fun moves like left side passes, inside & outside turns you can use with anyone & take to the floor immediately. Plus, you’ll have a full soundtrack of great West Coast Swing music playing through the entire lesson that doubles as a practice tool each time you use the dance videos afterwards – just turn it on and practice until you’re ready to go out.
I recently made a decision to learn West Coast Swing. I have taken a few basic lessons but was still having some problems with the basic steps and moves. This video solved that problem. Shawn and Joanna’s presentation of the basics is very understandable and easy to follow. They very effectively demonstrate the steps and moves they are teaching and how it should look when you are on the dance floor. The video can be used as the sole source of instruction or as a way to review and reinforce what is covered in any lessons you may be taking. I recommend this video to anyone who either has made the decision to go for it and learn West Coast Swing or to anyone who may be thinking of giving it a try but wants to learn more about the dance before making the leap. This video will provide a great start.– Don S.