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Introduction to East Coast Swing

1 - Timing, Basic & Rotating the Basic

2 - Outside & Inside Turns

3 - She Turns - He Turns

4 - Alternating Underarm Turns

5 - Post Turns, Wrap In & Wrap Out
    
6 - Sliding Door & Shoulder Taps with a Freespin

7 - Turning Lindy Basic & Toss Across

8 - Putting It All Together

BONUS - Tips from the Champions

BONUS - Practice Music section
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95 Minutes of Fun Dancing!


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East Coast Swing is an upbeat, fun social partner dance which is part of the Swing Dancing family. Swing dances include Lindy Hop, Jive, Charleston, Balboa among others & each has its own regional influences & characteristics. 

This dance is a favorite at most social events because it can be danced to many styles of music.  East Coast Swing is mainly a stationary dance that rotates its patterns & can fit in a small area or travel the floor.

Our How to East Coast Swing video dance lessons are an excellent and fun way to get you on the dance floor quickly & easily using our proven 3 Step System.  You too can be the dancer everyone wants to dance with.  Order your How to East Coast Swing dance video today & let's get started!
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The popularity of Swing music in the 1930s & 1940s helped establish Swing Dancing as the “it” dance style of the day.  East Coast Swing was derived from Lindy Hop, but was originally dismissed by dance studios as a street dance & a fad.  In 1942, the dance was officially recognized by the two main dance associations at the time who acknowledged that Swing Dancing was more than a fad and that there was enough interest to create a more refined, standardized version that could be taught alongside the other official ballroom dances.

East Coast Swing is known as a rhythm dance with a bounce (lilt) action & is usually danced to faster tempo music in 4/4 timing using both 6 and 8 count patterns.  There are 3 basic rhythms to East Coast Swing which are Single Time, Double Time & Triple Time. In this video, we focus on the most popular of the three which is Triple Time Swing.  The basic 6 count pattern of Triple Time Swing is 1&2, 3&4, 5, 6 and the basic 8 count pattern is 1&2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7, 8. Don't worry, we explain all this in the video.

Swing Dancing, both East Coast Swing & West Coast Swing, is a great way to meet people & build confidence.  Be sure to check out our East Coast Swing Dance Song Favorites for some great songs to dance to.

How to East Coast Swing video dance lessons are a great way to get you on the dance floor.  You too can be the dancer everyone wants to dance with.  Order your swing dance lesson video today & start having fun!

 




 

 

 


 

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When practicing your moves from our How to East Coast Swing video you will want some cool East Coast Swing Music (Songs).  Here are our East Coast Swing Song (Music) favorites from social & swing dance events, as well as, East Coast Swing Songs that are very popular at dance competitions all over the country.  We hope you like and enjoy them too!

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East Coast Swing Songs (Music)

Song Title Artist Genre / BPM
Billy B. Bad George Jones Country / 140
Why Don't We Just Dance Josh Turner Country / 124
The Wanderer Eddie Rabbit Country / 118
I Want A Little More Mike Walker Country / 140
Rocket 88 Nappy Brown & Kip Anderson Blues / 139
I'm From The Country Tracy Byrd Country / 130
Bop Dan Seals Country / 130
Little Deuce Coupe Beach Boys Pop / 139
Red Beans Marcia Ball Blues / 146
James Dean Daniel Bedingfield Pop / 132
Honky Tonk Attitude Joe Diffie Country / 140
This Country's Rockin' The Judds Country / 152
Ooh Poo Pah Doo Taj Mahal Blues / 124
25 Miles 3 Amigos Pop / 134
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham Pop / 162
Wrong 5 O'Clock Eric Heatherly Country / 144
Who's Watchin' Who Aqua Blue Blues / 124
The Way She Shake That Thing Earl Thomas Blues / 125
Shake That Thing The City Shakers Blues / 139
Mony Mony Tommy James &
The Shondells
Pop / 130
Fine Brown Frame Lou Rawls R&B / 130
How Sweet It Is Michael Buble Pop / 133
Born To Be Blue The Judds Country / 134
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A common error made by dancers is staring down at their feet when learning a new dance. It's quite natural to want to do this, but should be avoided. Dancing is not about "seeing", but instead is about "feeling".

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Multi-Award winning & World Dance Champion Dean Garrish has been teaching & competing for over 25 years. Dean has won a UCWDC World Title & over 20 Top Teacher Awards.   Dean teaches beginner, intermediate, advanced & competitive dancers every week.  His students love the way he adjust his teaching methods to each student's level & goals.  This sensitivity makes sure each student is not intimidated and enjoys increasing dance success & accomplishment.

Dean keeps his dance skills finely tuned by competing with his ProAm competitive students all over the USA.  You can even catch Dean live and in person teaching Learn how to Dance workshops at Swing & Country Dance competitions all over the country.

Whether you're just starting for the first time or a competitive dancer, Dean's philosophy is that dance should be fun, rewarding and confidence building for each & every person. With his champion dance & instructing experience, he not only teaches you the basics of how to dance, but also reveals those important tips & techniques that champion dancers know, but rarely share.  Now, you can learn how to dance from Dean in the comfort of your own home any time you wish!

In his off time, Dean is an avid fisherman, motorcycle rider and enjoys searching out the delicious fine food across the USA.  Join us & you too can be the "Dancer everyone wants to dance with!"

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Multi-Award winning & World Dance Champion Dawn Garrish has been teaching & competing for over 25 years. Dawn has won 2 UCWDC World Titles & 4 US Open Swing Titles.  She is also frequently the Head Judge or Dance Judge at many prestigious competitive events across the USA.  Be sure to say hi to Dawn if you see her at an event near you.

Dawn teaches all levels of students from beginners all the way to advanced competitive dancers. She also coaches two competitive swing teams from Maryland/DC/ Virginia area, as well as, choreographs & stages the annual spectacular Halloween/All Saints Concert at the United States Naval Academy.  This acclaimed weekend of shows always sells out very quickly.

All these years, Dawn has been sharing her love of dance with thousands of people all over the country. Her friendly, fun style of teaching is so important to her students and now she can share her champion experience with you right at home.

When Dawn is relaxing she loves to spend time at the beach and to celebrate occassions with close friends. Please join us and experience Dawn's friendly, non-intimidating way of teaching you how to dance!
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