It is 11pm on Saturday night at your favorite West Coast Swing dance convention.  The energy in the room is high with anticipation and excitement.  It is time for the West Coast Swing Champions J...

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Types of swing dance

April 14, 2019

Swing Dance is an umbrella term for a group of dance styles that originated in the 1920’s. Taking its inspiration from the Jazz era of music, it all started with the grandfather of all swing danc...

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We're available for Workshops (West Coast Swing & Country) as well as performances & Private Lessons Contact us at: Brian@WestCoastSwingOnline.com Private Lessons Available - Contact our hosts at t...

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Birthday Donation

August 27, 2018

It was my Bday Aug 22 so in celebration we donated 50% of our sales from Aug 12-22, 2018. We were able to raise $957 for Family & Children's Place Charity to help end child abuse. Read more about F...

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2nd Anniversary Giveaway

January 22, 2018

Do you know what the significance of February 1st 2016 was? It was the date we launched West Coast Swing Online! 2 years, 4 website redesigns, 400 blog post and almost 500 videos later we now help ...

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A time to give thanks

November 16, 2016

This week is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States — Its a time for us all to give thanks. Keeping a dance community vibrant is hard work. Please take a moment give thanks to the people who...

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West Coast Swing Events Looking for the perfect west coast swing events? We have complied a great list of resources that will allow you to find just what you are looking for. The list of resources ...

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Smile At Your Partner

January 14, 2016

Dancing is supposed to be fun! When you smile at your partner, not only does it look like you are having a good time, but it also makes your partner feel better. However, many people struggle with ...

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Every now and then, you need to watch some beautiful dancing for inspiration. The following video has been circulating on Facebook, but it’s gorgeous enough to save for later viewings. Please enjoy...

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As dancers develop their skills, they naturally gravitate towards their strengths. This tendency is natural, but it also can limit your growth. In today’s exercise, you’re going to deliberately cou...

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Rock and Go

March 13, 2013

The rock and go is leadable syncopation for combining two patterns. Instead of ending the first pattern with an anchor and then starting the second pattern with a walk walk, the rock and go replace...

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Neil Gaiman, the award-winning British author, was invited to deliver the 2012 commencement speech at The University of the Arts. Although there are obvious differences between the creative endeavo...

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This clip features Jason Colacino and Katie Boyle dancing to John Mayer’s “I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You).” There are lots of cool things happening in this dance, but what stands out most f...

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