Being a new dancer can be intimidating. These five tips are designed to get you out on the floor and feeling comfortable as quickly as possible. Remember… the entire community wants to see new danc...

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West Coast Swing Whips – Footwork & Timing In this article we will try to give you some information about the introduction of the sometimes confusing West Coast Swing Whip into your dancing. First ...

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More than Just Basics

August 6, 2014

Do your basics inspire you to dance better? That might seem like a weird question. Lots of people think about basics like an entry point—you learn the basics of the dance so you have some idea wh...

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In a partner dance, it’s easy to be pulled off time by your partner. The pro dancers, however, have learned to use their bodies to adjust so that their feet can maintain the dance’s rhythm. In this...

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Fix Your Head Posture

October 16, 2013

Unless you are extremely lucky, you probably have some degree of forward head posture. As we get older, our head tips further forward until it looks like we are rubbernecking. Not only is forward h...

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Fixing Your Footwork

December 19, 2012

Inevitably, you will end up on the wrong foot at the end of a pattern. It’s ok! This drill will help you correct your footwork in time for the next pattern. To fix your footwork, simply add an extr...

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Staying in the Anchor

November 7, 2012

Now that you know how to perform an anchor, the next skill to master is staying in the anchor position. For leaders, stopping the forward momentum into the anchor is a challenging skill. Because th...

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Beginner Track Intro

August 15, 2012

Welcome to the WCS Beginner Track series! This series of posts is designed to get new west coast swing dancers started with good practice habits. Whether you are new to dancing or coming to WCS...

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Spacing: On 2

July 18, 2012

The spacing between the partners on beat 2 is critical for the execution of any complicated pattern. On beat 2, the follower has just finished her walk walk and needs to be prepared for any pattern...

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