Wednesday’s ~ 4 Weeks of Class ~ Apr. 13 – May 4, 2022
6:00-6:55pm ~ West Coast Swing
~~Dance experience required. A beginning level to a more difficult dance.
History of West Coast Swing
The origins of the West Coast Swing are in the Lindy Hop, Western swing, Country ‘Boogie and, with a smaller audience, Jump Blues were popular on the West Coast throughout the 1940s and into the 1950s when they were renamed and marketed as rock and roll in 1954. It is a partner dance with roots in the Lindy Hop. It is characterized by an elastic look that results from its extension-compression technique of partner connection and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that emphasize improvisation.