Signals to End Play

July 31, 2013

In Getting Out of Play, we suggested ending play in an anchor as a safe way to signal that you’re ready to resume the dance. This post will build on that idea by looking at the signals that play is...

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You can get into play and you can return to the normal dance. Now what? This is the part of the process that is different for everyone. In short, you need to develop your repertoire of movements th...

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Getting Into Play

April 10, 2013

Now that you know how to get out of play, it’s time to get into it. Play is a temporary break from the standard WCS structure. So, you can indicate that play is starting by departing from what woul...

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Getting Out of Play

April 3, 2013

Because play occurs within the WCS dance, it is important to be able to get out of play and back into WCS. Just like gymnasts begin learning tumbling skills by practicing how to land safely (and ho...

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West coast swing, unlike most partner dances, encourages play between the partners. The leader can give the follower the freedom to do whatever she feels at a given point in the song, and the follo...

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