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Our How to West Coast Swing vol 1 video will teach you:

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Introduction to West Coast Swing

1 - Timing, Left Side & Right Side Pass

2 - Push & Tuck Turn

3 - Left Side Roll & Sugar Tuck

4 - Starter Step, Throw Out, Basket Whip &
      Right Side Pass to Closed
5 - Closed Whip with Outside & Inside Turns

6 - Putting It All Together

BONUS - Tips from the Champions

BONUS - Practice Music section for you to
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107 Minutes of Fun Dancing!


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Swing Dancing is the most popular style of dance in the country today.  West Coast Swing is a variation of Swing Dancing with origins likely in Lindy Hop.

West Coast Swing is a smooth, stationary dance, known for its elastic look of extension & compression between dance partners. Couples generally dance in a slotted area of the dance floor, as opposed to dancing around the perimeter of the floor like traveling dances.

Our West Coast Swing video dance lessons below are an awesome way to get you on the dance floor quickly & easily using our proven 3 Step System.  Be the dancer everyone wants to dance with.  Order your video dance lessons today & learn to West Coast Swing!
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West Coast Swing is a very versatile dance, which is one of the reasons so many people are drawn to the style. It can be danced to many types of music, from blues to hip-hop & lyrical ballads to country & western.  Additionally, West Coast Swing can be danced to a wide range of tempos, such as 80 to 130 bpm (beats per minute) with the most popular range falling between 96 to 118 bpm.  Be sure to check out our West Coast Swing Song Favorites for some great song suggestions.

The basic step patterns for West Coast Swing include "1, 2, 3&4, 5&6 (Walk, Walk, Triple-step, Triple-step)" or
"1, 2, 3&4, 5, 6, 7&8 (Walk, Walk, Triple-step, Walk, Walk, Triple-step)".

West Coast Swing is a very social dance & appeals to dancers of many other genres, which also allows for a lot of crossover & blending of dance styles. After mastering the basic timing & patterns, this style of dance allows for & encourages both the Lead & Follow to improvise dance moves in relation to accents in the music (Musicality).

West Coast Swing is also the official state dance of California!

Our How to West Coast Swing video dance lessons are a great way to get you on the dance floor quickly & easily.  Be the dancer everyone wants to dance with.  Order your West Coast Swing dance lesson videos today & let's get started!

 




 

 

 


 

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Our How to West Coast Swing vol 2 (Intermediate level) video will teach you:

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Introduction

1 - Creative & Fun Starter Steps
       A - Hooking Starter
       B - Bump Starter
       C - Rotating Starter

2 - Stylish Fold Variations
       A - Fold
       B - Fold with a Sweep
       C - Fold with a Shoulder Roll

3 - Cool Same Side Whip Variations
       A - Same Side (SS) Whip
       B - SS Whip with Lead's Tunnel Exit
       C - SS Whip with Lead's Double Turn
4 - Great Turning Coaster Variations
       A - Turning Coasters
       B - Turning Coasters with Lead's Lunge
       C - Switching Turning Coasters

5 - Putting It All Together
       A - All 1st Variation Moves
       B - All 2nd Variation Moves
       C - All 3rd Variation Moves

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When learning How to West Coast Swing, we know you'll want to find some awesome West Coast Swing Songs.  Here are our
West Coast Swing Song (Music) favorites from swing dances & social dances, as well as, West Coast Swing Songs that are very popular at dance competitions all over the United States.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Check back again soon as we'll be updating our song (music) list often.

West Coast Swing Songs (Music)

Song Title Artist Genre / BPM
DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love Usher R&B / 120
Ain't No Sunshine Lighthouse Family Pop / 85
Tilt Ya Head Back Nelly Hip-Hop / 117
My Baby Kaci Brown Pop / 106
Home USA Fats Domino R&B / 99
If I Had No Loot Sam Moore R&B / 106
Chains Tina Arena Pop / 93
Sho' Enough Tommy Castro Pop / 122
Rub It In Mike Walker Country / 116
Play Something Country Brooks & Dunn Country / 116
Honky Tonk Song Don Wise R&B / 107
Natural Man Lou Rawls R&B / 113
Memphis Woman And Chicken Dan Penn Country / 107
Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On Professor Blues Review R&B / 120
Cool Cool Thang Everatt Bradley Pop / 107
Backseat Blues Roomful Of Blues R&B / 112
Ability To Swing Patti Austin Pop / 116
5 Women Prince Pop / 96
Why Haven't I Heard From You Reba McEntire Country / 112
So Natural Toby Lightman Pop / 98
Little Red Corvette MIke Zito Pop / 107
Timber PitBull Pop / 130
Finally Moving Pretty Lights Pop / 100
Uhh Joe Louis Walker R&B / 123
California Dreaming Queen Latifa Pop / 96
5:19 Matt Wertz Pop / 98
Blow Ke$ha Pop / 120
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Do you feel off balance & wobbly when you dance? Make sure you aren’t looking at your feet. Looking down pulls you forward because your head weight is no longer over the center of your body.  It's a common mistake for beginner dancers.  Look straight ahead, with your head centered over your spine, and see if that helps correct your balance issues.

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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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