How difficult is West Coast Swing?

How difficult is West Coast Swing?

West coast swing is generally regarded as one of the most challenging social dances to learn. In this article we will explore some of the reasons why WCS can be challenging in order to help dancers understand why learning WCS can be difficult.

How many steps is West Coast Swing?

two walking
The West Coast style of Swing is made up of two walking steps and *two triple steps. *The first of the two triple steps can be replaced and stylized with many different options like tap steps and the second triple step is commonly referred to as an “anchor step”.

What is the difference between Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing?

West Coast swing originated in California and is considered to be more sensual and slower-paced. It too has its origins in the Lindy hop; however, it is danced in a more rectangular pattern and emphasizes on improvisation. Musicality and partner connection are fundamental aspects of the dance.

What do you wear to a West Coast Swing class?

West Coast Swing dancers are fairly casual – most wear jeans and a nice shirt (t-shirt or dress shirt). We tend to dance in particular dance shoes, but we also dance in sneakers and plimsolls….Here are some tips:

  • Come to class!
  • Practice often.
  • Dance with many different people.

Who is the best West Coast Swing dancer?

Myles Munroe and Tessa Cunningham Munroe are Canada’s West Coast Swing Champions. Additionally, they are the highest ranked international dancers on the NASDE circuit. Accordingly, they place 1st or 2nd in the Showcase division and placed 2nd at the US Open from 2011-2013.

Where is West Coast Swing popular?

West Coast Swing is danced all over the world. It is most popular in the United States, in California and Texas.

What is the jitterbug swing dance?

Jitterbug is a generalized term used to describe swing dancing. It is often synonymous with the lindy hop dance but might include elements of the jive, east coast swing, collegiate shag, charleston, balboa and other swing dances.

Is jitterbug and swing dance the same?

Jitterbug is any form of swing dance, though it is often used as a synonym for the six-count derivative of Lindy Hop called “East Coast Swing”. It was also common to use the word to identify a kind of dancer (i.e., a swing dancer). A “jitterbug” might prefer to dance Lindy Hop, Shag, or any of the other swing dances.

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