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LS-18 Triples, Sweeps & Flicks

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LS-17 Whip & Walk

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LS-16 Styled Sugar Tuck

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LS-15 Ronde to Pressline

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LS-14 Hitches & Taps

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LS-13 Styled Inside Turn

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LS-12 Musicality

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LS-11 Style Your Anchor Step

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LS-10 Hip & Shoulder Rotation Drills

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LS-09 Rolls, Ripples & Rotations -Whip

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LS-08 Rolls, Ripples & Rotations -Sugar Push

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LS-06 Rolls, Ripples & Rotations Drill

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LS-05 Footwork – Whip

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LS-04 Footwork – Side Pass

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LS-03 Footwork – Sugar Push

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LS -02 Footwork Drills

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LS -01 Intro

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Tuck Advanced Timing

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Reverse Whip Variation

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Pull through Whip

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Proper connection of hands for turns

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Overcoming Frustration

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Inside Turn Variation

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How to prep an inside turn

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How to find the end of the slot

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Easy intermediate Pattern Series

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Deliberate practice

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Awesome reverse whip

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10 counts of awesome

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3 ways to do a sugar push

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3 ducks for basic patterns

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3 Easier Keys to Better WCS

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5 Ways to Style Your Anchor Step

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Advanced Pattern to Show the Follower Off

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Be Groovy With Your WCS

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Champion Breakdown: Mario Robau Pattern

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Don’t Be A Pattern Junkie

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Group Class Etiquette

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Easy Sugar Tuck Variation

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Easy To Lead 8 Count Pattern

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How To Change The Slot

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Moving Beyond 6 Count Patterns

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My Favorite Anchor Step Drill

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My Favorite Pattern of 2017

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Rotating Starter Step

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Sugar Push Styling Option for Leaders

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Tricky Advanced Pattern

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WCS Musicality for Salsa Dancers

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Sugar Push Styling for Leaders & Followers

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B-20: Improve Your Connection

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B-26: Add Some Style

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B-24: Understanding Closed Position

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B-22 – Improve Your Spins

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B-23: Smooth Your Footwork

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B-25: Style Your Anchors

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B-21: 4 Hand Holds You Need To Know

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B-27: 3 Ways To Style (bonus)

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B-19: How to Take a Private Lesson

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B-18: Don’t Get Hurt Social Dancing

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B-17: Turning Down A Social Dance

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B-16: WCS Social Dance Etiquette

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B-15: Asking Someone to Dance

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B-14: Getting The Most From Group Classes

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B-13: Counting Music Demo

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B-11: Finding The Beat

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B-12: Counting The Music (drill w/ music)

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10. Seven Whip with Rock N Go

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B-10: Whip with Rock N Go

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9. Seven Whip With Outside Turn

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B-09: Whip With Outside Turn

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B-08: Alternate Right Side Pass

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7. Seven Whip With Inside Turn

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B-07: Whip With Inside Turn

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6. Seven Outside Roll

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B-06: Outside Roll

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5. Seven Reverse Whip

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B-05: Reverse Whip

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B-03: Intermediate Patterns (Intro)

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2. All Beginner Patterns

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B-02: 7 Basic WCS Patterns

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1. Course Intro

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B-01: Course Intro

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M-14: Shuffle Rhythm – What Makes Music “Swing”

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M-09: Drilling Basic Timing

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Footwork & Styling | WCS Intensive Part 4

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BONUS Ladies Dip

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Reverse Whip Variations

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Reverse Whip

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Sugar tuck with two hands

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Followers fold

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Modern inside roll variations

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Roll in/Roll out

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Free Spin

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Beginner West Coast Swing Video

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S-02: 3 toe base for balance in spins

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BONUS | Spins & Turns Intensive

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BONUS | Musicality Intensive

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m-12: Extend a pattern to hit an accent

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M-13: Rolling Count

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M-07: Understanding the build in the music

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M-06: Understanding Phrasing (blues music)

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M-05: Understanding Phrasing (contemporary music)

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M-04: Mapping the music

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M-08: Counting Straight 8’s

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M-10: 4 keys to better timing

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Cool Tip the Pros Never Tell You

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Push Break

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Sugar Tuck Dual Rondes

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Cool Ladies Outside Roll

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A System to Remember Your Patterns

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Styling tip – Moving Freely Through Your Body

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Carwash Whip with Salsa On Top

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Lady’s Anchor Step Variation

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Around the World

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West Coast Swing Connection Technique

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Overcoming Frustration

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Biggest Tip to Improving your Timing

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Fun Advanced Reverse Whip Series

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Adding Ladies’ Styling to Your Anchor Steps

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4 Keys to Better Timing

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S-09: Guide to One Foot Spins

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Outside Turn

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Musicality & Magic | WCS Intensive Part 5

Favorite Musicality & Magic for West Coast Swing – Live West Coast Swing Intensive Part 5 Welcome to part 5 of our live 5 part west coast swing intensive. This is a great 45min video of live teaching in a workshop environment. Looking for more great content on Musicality for WCS? Check out the Musicality section of our blog!

Footwork & Styling | WCS Intensive Part 4

Favorite Footwork & Styling for West Coast Swing – Live West Coast Swing Intensive Part 4 Welcome to part 4 of our live 5 part west coast swing intensive. This is a great 45min video of live teaching in a workshop environment. Looking for more great content on Footwork & Styling for WCS? Check out the Footwork & Styling sections of our ... Read More

Spins and Turns | WCS Intensive Part 3

Favorite Spins & Turns for West Coast Swing – Live West Coast Swing Intensive Part 3 Welcome to part 3 of our live 5 part west coast swing intensive. This is a great 45min video of live teaching in a workshop environment. Looking for more great content on Spins & Turns for WCS? Check out the Spins & Turns section of our blog!

Movement & Connection | WCS Intensive part 2

Favorite Movement & Connection for West Coast Swing – Live West Coast Swing Intensive Part 2 Welcome to part 2 of our live 5 part west coast swing intensive. This is a great 45min video of live teaching in a workshop environment. Looking for more great content on Connection for WCS? Check out the Connection section of our blog!

Rhythm & Timing | WCS Intensive Part 1

Favorite Rhythm & Timing for West Coast Swing – Live West Coast Swing Intensive Part 1 Welcome to part 1 of our live 5 part west coast swing intensive. This is a great 45min video of live teaching in a workshop environment. Looking for more great content on Rhythm & Timing for WCS? Check out the Musicality section of our blog!

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Beginner West Coast Swing

Favorite Welcome to Beginner West Coast Swing! You can jump right to the pattern you are looking for by using the time signatures below. SUGAR PUSH 0:53 LEFT SIDE PASS 2:53 RIGHT SIDE PASS/UNDER ARM TURN 5:13 SUGAR TUCK 8:16 TRAVELING TUCK 10:52 INSIDE ROLL 12:12 WHIP 15:54 I’m sure you are excited about learning more about the basics of ... Read More

Styling – Ronde’s and leg sweeps

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Styling – Explore your basics drill

Create a drill like this to explore your options stylistically.

Turns – Pivot turns for balance

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Q & A – How do I remember my footwork?

Here are some great tips to help you remember your footwork as patterns get harder.

Whip with Inside Turn

This is an easy variation of your basic whip!

Connection – Connection in a Whip

We go in detail about your connection in a whip!

Passing Tuck Over Rotated

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Sugar Push Syncopation

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Q&A – How do I deal with different connections?

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Roll in, pop out, waist catch and dip

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Windmills

Windmills: Learn tandem windmills in this advanced pattern. We breakdown the windmills in detail!

Whip Pullback

Whip Pullback: 8 count footwork. Whip timing. Pretty easy pattern to do but it looks neat!

Contra Body Movement

Contra Body Movement: Learn how to create stability using contra body movement.

Understanding Contemporary Music Phrasing

Understanding Contemporary Music Phrasing: A great breakdown my phrasing 101. This is a key step to learning musicality.

Blues Music Phrasing

Undersand Blues Music Phrasing: A quick breakdown of understanding the phrasing of blues music vs contemporary music.

Understanding the Build in the Music

Understanding the build in the music: This is a great drill to physically experience the 'build' in a phrase of music.

Tuck from closed position

Tuck Turn from Closed: Learn how to do a tuck turn from closed position.

Slingshot Series

Slingshot Series: A bunch of variations from the 'sling shot' position.

Styling – Swing – Pulse – Groove – Flow

4 ways to style your swing: Learn to SWING - PULSE - FLOW & GROOVE to create different styles of swing.

Stylized Roll in Roll out with surprise ending

Stylized Roll in Roll Out: This is only 6 counts but you'll have something to do with both hands The footwork is simple but the hand work make it much harder.

Add style to your sugar push

Sugar Push: Add some style to your sugar push with this quick video.

Style your Right Side Pass and Sugar Tuck

Add some style to your right side pass and sugar tuck

Slingshot with tuck ending

Slingshot with tuck ending: Learn an alternate 'tuck' ending to a sling shot pattern.

Slingshot

Sling Shot: This one doe not really follow basic foot work so that make it tricky. Its a fun one that a lot of people like.

What is Rolling Count?

Rolling Count: Learn about the space of time between beats. Very good visual description in this video.

Pendulum Drop

Pendulum Drop: An advanced social or routine style trick.

Over the shoulder inside turn

Over the shoulder inside turn: Lead the basis inside turn, go over the top of the followers shoulder to end in closed position.

Mapping the Music

Map the skeleton of the music to uncover the patterns within a song or music in general. Great video on intermediate to advanced musicality.

Mans Pull Through Duck

Mans pull through duck: This 10 count pattern look really really cool. Its a bit tricky but with this breakdown you'll have it in a couple minutes!

Styling – Minimizing your movement to show off your partner

Minimizing your movement to maximize your partner: Learn the concept of moving less to show off your partner a bit more.

Helicopter Inside Turn

Helicopter Inside Turn: basic 6 count inside turn footwork for the follower but with a crazy hand movement creating a 'helicopter' type look.

Folded Reverse Whip

Folded Reverse Whip: 8 count reverse whip with a hand fold and single outside turn for the follower.

Fold to a shootout

Fold to a shootout: No not a western style shoot out. Just an accent on the 5th count of the pattern starting with a fold.

Fastball Inside Turn

Fastball Inside Turn: Ok I had no idea what to call this but the name fits I think. Oh and its pretty awesome! Only 6 counts and basic footwork for the follower.

Musicality – How to extend a pattern to hit an accent

Extend a pattern to hit an accent: This is a really good fundamental thing to understand when talking about practical musicality!

Extended Whip

Extended Whip: Learn how to extend a regular whip. This is a good pattern to know especially when we are trying to be musical. It will allow you to extend patterns to get to accents in the music.

Musicality – Finding Critical Musical Accents

Critical Musical Accents: Learn were to look for the most common accents in the music!

Musicality – Counting the music

Counting the music: Finding the beat in music. Its an important step

Musicality – Critical Timing

Critical Timing: What are the most important beats for West Coast Swing? Find out here.

Sugar Tuck Advanced Move

Advanced Sugar Tuck Variation: This is not basic but very cool if you take the time to learn the concept behind this move!

Advanced Sugar Tuck with hairbrush

Advanced Sugar Tuck with Hairbrush ending: 12 count pattern with a 'salsa' like feel. You will have fun with this one.

Advanced Reverse Whip Combo

Advanced Reverse Whip Combo: 14 counts

Rolling turn (12 counts)

12 count rolling pattern: This one just keeps going. Its pretty fun.

Styling – 4 ways to use your arms

4 ways to use your arms to create different moods in your dancing.

Musicality – 4 ways to accent the music

4 ways to accent the music: Simple movements that will help you accent the music!

Connection – Light connection for better responsiveness

Lighten your connection to become more responsiveness as the follower!

Follower Steals a Left Side Pass

Follower steals a left side pass: Its is a fun ladies steal. There are 2 versions to keep event the best leaders on their toes as they become the followers for a second.

Sugar Push Variation

Sugar Push Variation (intermediate)

Musicality – Tips to Accent the Music

Q&A How do I accent the music? Learn some basic ways to create accents in the music without knowing every song.

Footwork – Boogie Walks

Boogie Walk: Make sure you learn this classic movement. Its a fun way to walk in WCS.

Barrel Roll

Barrel Roll for WCS: Learn how to make this advanced turn happen during your WCS.

Telespin for WCS

Tele Spin for WCS: 8 count pattern using a telespin. We also include an extended version.

Whip with inside turn variation

Whip with inside turn variation: 8 count whip with an inside turn but ending in a different hand hold than normal.

Illusion Turns

Illusion Turns: Also called 'wrist clips' or 'egg beaters' this is a fun way to make a turn look cool.

Carwash inside turn

Carwash Inside turn: Basic 6 count turn for the follower but with a fun 'carwash' action

Footwork – Camel Walk

Camel Walks: A cool way to make your walks down the slot as a follower.

Stylistic Tucks

Stylistic Tuck: Learn a new way to over-rotate your tucks while adding a cool arm slide. Check this one out!

Pattern Concept – Scrolling

Scrolling: This is more of a concept than a pattern. You can add it to your 'game' to move patterns on the floor. Check it out.

Runaround to tuck

Runaround to a tuck: This is a great basic move from closed position.

Runaround from closed position

Runaround from closed position: This is vey easy and a great move to lead when in closed position.

Ronde to ride

Ronde to ride: This is a very leadable trick with a little practice.

Roll in Roll out with big arm spin

Roll in Roll Out with cool mans turn: This one is tricky. The roll in roll out is pretty basic but what happens next is what sets this pattern apart.

Right side pass (no under arm turn)

Right side pass (no under arm turn) This pattern is very basic yet not super common. Its very useful though. I believe it helps improve your whip. Watch and learn!

Rag doll dip

Rag Doll Dip: This is one of the basic dips in partner dancing. Its a good one to know!

Q & A – How do I keep my moves interesting?

Q&A: How to I keep my moves interesting? Learn some ideas to keep your tired old wcs patterns fresh!

Pop out and grove

Pop out and groove: This move has a tricky setup and a tricky exit but you get to groove in the middle. Really neat pattern.

Q&A – How do I remember my anchor steps?

Q&A How do I remember my anchor steps?

Q&A – How remember my patterns?

Q&A: How do I remember my patterns?

Q & A – How to dance to unfamiliar music?

Q&A: How do I dance to an unfamiliar song?

Open out with modern inside roll

Open out with modern inside roll: This is a fun pattern and it looks really cool.

Ladies Duck

Ladies duck turn: 6 count inside turn with a basic duck. Its not a basic move but this video is the most basic duck video on the site. A good choice to learn a duck!

Inside turn from man’s chicken wing

Inside turn from chicken wing: An inside turn from closed position. The leader needs to use his near arm, hence the 'chicken wing' 6 counts.

Tricks – Partnered sit spin

Partnered sit spin: Learn a fun trick for the follower. This will take some practice. (OUT TAKE ALERT) I totally drop Megan in this video. I decided to keep the out take in the video to show you that no one is perfect. Especially not me! LOL

Sugar tuck with over rotation

Sugar Tuck with over rotation: Great option to use at the end of all of your tuck turns. You'll learn to flip spaces in the slot!

Passing tuck with over rotation

Passing tuck with an over rotation: This is a neat option to have for the end of your tuck turns of all kinds!

Follower hijacks a free spin

Ladies inside turn hijack: This is an easy hijack for the ladies as an alternate ending for any free spin. The best part is it does't break the flow of the pattern!

Inside Turn with side by side walk around

Inside turn with side by side walk around: We make a 6 count inside turn and turn it into and 8 count pattern. You could extend this pattern as desired!

Hustle Whip with Outside Turn and Duck

Hustle whip with outside turn and duck: Working with a hustle whip learn how to use and outside turn and a duck to make your pattern much more advanced!

He She Turns

He She Turns: Learn these hard to master turns for the leader/follower together!

Hustle whip with Mans peel out

Hustle whip with Mans peel out: Learn how to stall out a hustle whip so the leader can peel away making a cool new pattern

Hustle Whip with a rock and go and ladies duck

Hustle Whip with a rock and go and ladies duck: This pattern has lots of 'moving parts' a rock and go and a duck. Give it a try!

Fouette Turns

Fouettes: Learn how to lead and follow fouette turns for West Coast Swing. The girl is spinning on one foot!

Fold to Mirror Pop Out

Fold to mirror pop out: This is a neat move that pops out to a side by side position. Its definitely advanced!

Duck to a Drop

Duck to a Drop: Very popular move currently. Learn how to do this safely for the leader and follower.

Apache Whip Pop Out Series

Apache Whip Pop Out Series: We string together a couple patterns to give you a nice flow of moves.

Tricks – Sit Drop

Sit Drop: A kinda basic type of trick but we cover everything you need to make it both safe and awesome!

Same Side Whip Series

Same side Whip Series: Learn a bunch of different options using a same side whip. There are easy Intermediate through Advanced options.

Man’s fly by

Learn a man's fly by: Its a way for the man to change places in the slot by going under an arm. Good pattern to know as a lead.

Tricks – Basic Dip

Basic Dip: Learn how to perform a basic dip. A very useful skill.

Decap Whip to Shadow Walk around

Deceptive whip to shadow walk around. This look pretty cool. Its tricky to get into but once your there is a good place to groove out a bit in shadow position.

Apache whip with shadow walk around

Apache whip with shadow walk around. This is a good one to change the tempo and groove a bit.

Whip with anchor change

Its all about the different anchor step with this one. Its a simple whip with a different way to change sides on the anchor step. Its a good one to have in your list of options.

6 count reverse whip with duck

6 count reverse whip with duck: This starts out looking like a reverse whip but accelerates to finish in 6 beats with a tricky duck.

Starter Step

The Starter Step: Learn a slightly more formal way to begin each dance.

Cut off right side pass

Cut off right side pass: We reverse the girl from a right side pass so she ends on the same side she started.

Cut off decapitive whip

Cut off devapitive whip: 6 counts. This pattern starts like a deceptive whip but finishes in 6 counts.

Blind Side Tuck

Blind Side Tuck: Simply a tuck with a different hand with the man facing away!

Fold to rock and go behind mans back. 10 counts

Fold to rock and go behind mans back: This one starts with a fold, has a rock and go behind the mans back and finishes out in 10 counts!

Behind the back waist catch

Behind the Back Waist Catch: This is fun and very different.

Around the world

Around the world: Nothing too hard. This one grooves!

Apache Whip with Mans Turn

Apache Whip with mans turn. The guys have to be quick to make this one happen!

Styling – Anchor Step Variations

Learn to easy ways to vary your anchor step on your basic patterns.

Pirouettes to Duck Series (advanced)

Pirouettes into a duck followed by a dip. This is a great trick to up the difficulty of any routine.

Advanced Outside Roll Series

This is a 6 count outside roll for the lady. The fact that it happens behind the leaders back makes it harder and hence more advanced.

Advanced Duck Pattern

Crazy Ducking Turn! This is not really a social pattern but more of a trick. With some practice you will have yourself a unique move!

6 Count Elbow Catch

6 count elbow catch.This starts out looking like a reverse whip but ends in 6 counts with a unique elbow catch!

Roll in Pop Out (advanced series)

Roll in Pop Out (advanced series) This is a great video with lots of different options for you using a roll in and pop out. Fun stuff in this one!

Tuck Turn with Two Hands

Tuck Turn with 2 hands, finishing with R to L hand hold

Simple reverse whip variations

We cover the lead from both a R to R hand hold and a R to L hand hold to give you some options.

Same Side Whip

Same Side Whip! This is a need way to make a basic whip feel new and fresh.

Whip from Closed Position

Whip from Closed Position.

Reverse Whip with Inside and Outside Turns

Reverse Whip with Inside and Outside Turns

Whip with Outside Turn

Whip with Outside turn for the follower.

Reverse Whip

Reverse Whip. Learn a whip where the follower turns away from the leader to begin the whip.

Hustle Whip

8 count whip with all basic footwork but a hustle hand hold.

Decapitive Whip

Decapitive Whip. Watch this video so you don't take your partner's head off with this fun whip.

Carwash Whip

Carwash Whip. 8 Count with with a fun 'car wash' outside turn action.

Apache Whip

Apache Whip. 8 Count whip with outside turn for the girl. Behind the back hand change.

Tuck Turn to Elbow Catch with Over-Rotated Anchor

Tuck Turn to Elbow Catch with Over-Rotated Anchor. 10 count pattern with a couple cool twists.

Tuck Turn to Elbow Catch

Tuck turn to elbow catch. 10 count pattern.

Same side free spin

Same side free spin. Learn to redirect a free spin to leave the follower on the same side as she started the pattern.

Run around from closed position

6 count runaround starting in closed position.

Roll in Roll out (R to L hand)

Roll in Roll out for the lady. 6 counts.

Roll in Roll out from Handshake hold

Roll the girl in and out from a handshake hold.

Inside turn from handshake hold

Inside turn using a R to R or handshake hold

Bowtie

Cool inside turn for the girl called a bowtie!

Free Spin

Free spin from Right to Left hand hold

Sugar tuck with 2 hands

A basic sugar tuck but with 2 hands as a creative way to switch hands to a R to L hand hold

Sugar Tuck Over-Rotated

Learn to make the sugar tuck into an intermediate pattern by over-rotating it!

Sugar Tuck Over-rotated in Handshake Hold

Add some spice to your sugar tuck with this over-rotated version using a handshake hold!

Roll in roll out with extra walks

Learn to add a couple extra walks to your roll in roll out patterns.

Right side pass with mans turn

A simple right side pass (under arm turn) with a mans turn at the end.

Roll in pop out series intermediate

Learn a roll in and pop out with a couple or different endings.

Decapitive whip series

Using a decapitive whip I break down 4 different versions of the pattern making this a great series of moves!

Behind the back whip series

Great series using a behind the back whip. This advanced series presents 3 different options using the behind the back whip as the base.

Outside Roll

Here is a 6 count outside roll for the ladies.

Modern Inside Roll

Modern Inside Roll: This a slick version of a basic inside turn.

Left Side Pass with Mans Turn

A simple left side pass with a mans turn at the end.

Fold from handshake hold

Here is another version of a fold with a handshake hold.

fold

Here is an neat beyond the basic pattern called a fold.

Inside Turn

Learn the inside turn. Also called the inside roll.

Right Side Pass

Learn the right side pass. Also called the under arm turn.

Whip (8 counts)

Learn the whip! (8 counts)

Tuck Turn

Learn the tuck turn!

Sugar Tuck

Learn the Sugar Tuck!

Sugar Push (push break)

Learn the Sugar Push or Push Break!

Turns – Improve your ballance

Improve balance in your dancing and especially in your TURNS with my favorite drill!

Styling & Spins – Understanding Posture

Learn how to align your body to achieve good posture!

Connection – One beat lead

Learn the 'one beat lead!' In this video you will learn a different way to communicate the lead and direction of the pattern.

Connection – One hand lead and follow drill

Improve the dexterity of your lead and follow with this fantastic partner drill!

Footwork – Learn the opposite role

Rewire your brain! Learn the opposite role to improve your understanding of your own footwork.

Styling – Finishing your Arm & Leg Lines

Finish your lines! Tips on finishing your arm and leg lines.

Q & A – How do I take my styling to the next level?

I'll give you a very philosophical approach to style and creativity!

Q & A How do you structure a practice?

How to I structure my practice? Learn from years of experience on the best way to practice!

Q & A – How do I start a practice group?

Tips to get a group of dancers to practice and improve together.

Q & A – How do I respond to the rhythm and weight changes of my partner?

Learn some tips to respond to your partner better while dancing...

Q& A – How do I connect to the floor?

Q&A: How do I connect to the floor? Learn a great tip to connect 'into' the floor.

Q &A – How do I connect better to my partner?

This video gives you one great tip to set things up properly with your connection!

Footwork – Linedance your patterns

Improve your Connection, Style, Musicality and Footwork with this video! Learn to dance your patterns like a linedance!

Connection – Posture A-V-H

A's - V's - H's How these 3 shapes affect your connection.

Footwork & Turns – Understanding the three toe base

Understand the '3 toe base' for better balance and footwork.

3 Keys to connect better with your partner

Q&A. How do I avoid pulling on my partner?! 3 Keys to better connection with your partner.

Styling – Hip Isolations

Learn some fun latin inspired hip-isolations to use in your WCS!

Turns – Balance and Posture for turns

A quick look at posture and how to carry your weight to improve balance in your turns.

Turns – Spotting drill for turns

Keep from getting dizzy - look faster & improve your balance in turns by understanding spotting!

Turns – Pivot Turns

Learn to stabilize the end of your turns by understanding pivot turns!

Turns – Inside Turn

I use a basic pattern to break down common problems with turns. Great video especially if you are NOT a turn expert! This is for LEADERS and FOLLOWERS!

Turns – Chaine Turns

Improve your speed and balance by learning my version of chaine turns!

Turns & Connection – Your correct arm position in a turn

Learn the proper position of your arm in a turn!

Styling – Using your angles

Learn how to use angles to create a more dynamic look on the dance floor!

Styling – Stretch in 2 directions

Want to learn how to make long beautiful lines? Learn to stretch in 2 directions. This is one of my favorite styling concepts.

Styling – Body Waves and Ripples

Want some ideas of how to use your hips in West Coast Swing. This will give you some things to think about.

Styling – Arm Styling

Want to learn some basic ways to use your arms when you dance? Check this out!

Turns – 3 best tips for pirouettes (spins on one foot)

Want my 3 BEST tips for spinning on one foot? This is the video for you!

All Beginner Patterns

The most complete beginner video on the web. Get a full breakdown of all the beginner patterns including leader and follower footwork in this 20min video. SKIP STRAIGHT TO YOUR PATTERN: SUGAR PUSH 0:53, LEFT SIDE PASS 2:53, RIGHT SIDE PASS/UNDER ARM TURN 5:13, SUGAR TUCK 8:16, TRAVELING TUCK 10:52, INSIDE ROLL 12:12, WHIP 15:54

Q&A – How to deal with wild followers?

Q&A Who do you deal with a follower who throws herself around? (Followers please read. There is good info in here for you too!)

Q&A – How do I break bad habits?

Q&A How do you break bad habits?

Q&A – How do I develop style?

Q&A: How do I develop my own style? This video explores some theory and then some practical examples of how do develop some style in your WCS.

Q&A – Leading with your body vs. arm

Q&A Leading with your body vs. your arm.

Footwork – Rolling through your feet

DON'T dance flat footed! This video will show you what to do instead.

Footwork – Applejacks for WCS

Applejacks for WCS. Learn old school drill that will let you create a modern look to your footwork!

Q & A – Connecting with partners who have poor connection?

Q&A How do I deal with partners who have poor connection? Either too heavy or too light?

Connection – 3 types of connection

Connection: Learn 3 types of connection for your west coast swing!

Footwork – Cover and Pull

'Cover and Pull' is a great drill that will add funk to your west coast swing footwork. Its a favorite drill of mine!

Footwork – Tracking your feet

Learn to properly track your feet from step to step. This is something that is often not talked about but that all high level dancers do.

Connection – Improve your connection by understand your footwork

Using a rolling action through your feet to improve your connection.

Q & A – How do I dance ‘grounded’?

Q&A: What does it mean to be ground with your footwork? Find out in this video!

Footwork – Dancing with strong feet

Footwork: Paying attention to the articulation of your feet can be important to create a good look on the floor. See that strong footwork looks like.

Connection – Hand Hold

Learn some different versions of your hand hold to connect better with your partner.

Connection – Get connected early

Get connected early to really ramp up your dancing. This concept will really make your dancing come alive.

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    Tricks – Sit Drop

    Sit Drop: A kinda basic type of trick but we cover everything you need to make it both safe and awesome!