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 SLIP by Phillip Chbeeb and Renee Kester.
When you watch other forms of dance for inspiration, it’s helpful to pick some element to watch. If you are working on your lines, for instance, you might watch how dancers in a different style position their body parts. If you want to improve your partnering, you can watch how a couple interacts physically, visually, or emotionally throughout a dance.
Not every element will translate to west coast swing, obviously. But seeing how dancers in a different genre create an experience can give you ideas that you can play with in your own style.