Are you a west coast swing beginner? If so this is the place for you. We’ve compiled a bunch of our best resources to help you get comfortable with your dancing quickly and frustration free. Enjoy!
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West Coast Swing Beginner Resources
The first question you might ask is? What is west coast swing? It’s a popular dance that allows for more artistic freedom between it’s partners than almost any other partner dance. You might be wondering, why should I learn west coast swing? Well if you’ve landed here I think you probably know the answer. It’s a fun and rewarding dance and we’re here to help you along!
Need to master the basic patterns?
First things first. You need your beginner patterns and we’ve got you covered. From the 6 count basics to the whip we have everything you need.
- Learn ALL the Beginner Patterns – VIDEO Download
- Beginner Patterns Explained – Article
- Dancing 6 & 8 count patterns – Article
- Master your whip for WCS – VIDEO
Can’t remember your patterns?
One of the biggest complaints we get is “how to remember patterns.” We’ve created a great resource to help you out!
Trouble staying on time?
Staying on time while dancing west coast swing cane be frustrating as a beginner. In these 2 great resources we give you some helpful tips.
- Ultimate Guide to Finding The Beat – Article
- Ultimate Guide to Staying on Time – Article
- 3 Tips to stay on time when you dance- Article
- Dancing through the beat not on it – Article
- 4 Keys to better timing – VIDEO Download
Master your Anchor Step
Improve your Connection
Popular Articles for Beginners
Sometimes as a beginner we get frustrated. You are not alone. In these helpful resources we try to tackle some of the common frustrations of new dancers.
- 5 Tips for New WCS Dancers
- The 7 Challenges of West Coast Swing
- The 10 Biggest Struggles of WCS Dancers (and their answers)
- My thoughts on not getting frustrated – VIDEO By Brian B
What are the top 4 frustrations for beginners?
Here are a few helpful tips for common problems you might be experiencing.
Social Dance Tips
Want to improve your WCS? We have identified 3 helpful hints to improve your social dancing. Want to read about it? Click on the article. Want us to explain the tips in video format? Download the video!
- 3 Keys to Better social dancing – VIDEO – Download
- 3 Keys to Better West Coast Swing – Article
- The 7 keys to Social Dance Etiquette for WCS – Article w/Video
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Want to become an intermediate dancer FAST?
Would you like us to guide you step by step?
We have created an amazing course to do just that!
This is what you’ll learn:
- We will teach you the basics (duh)
- The the 15 easy patterns you must know next.
- You will learn connection
- You will learn musicality
- You will improve your footwork
- You’ll learn some styling
- We talk about etiquette, songs to practice to and more…
- Everything you need to become an intermediate dancer!
Watch my introduction to the course here:
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