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Q & A – Connecting with partners who have poor connection?

Q&A How do I deal with partners who have poor connection? Either too heavy or too light?

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    Favorite Footwork & Styling for West Coast Swing – Live West Coast Swing Intensive Part 4 Welcome to part 4 of our live 5 part west coast swing intensive. This is a great 45min video of live teaching in a workshop environment. Looking for more great content on Footwork & Styling for WCS? Check out the Footwork & Styling sections of our ... Read More

    Spins and Turns | WCS Intensive Part 3

    Favorite Spins & Turns for West Coast Swing – Live West Coast Swing Intensive Part 3 Welcome to part 3 of our live 5 part west coast swing intensive. This is a great 45min video of live teaching in a workshop environment. Looking for more great content on Spins & Turns for WCS? Check out the Spins & Turns section of our blog!

    Movement & Connection | WCS Intensive part 2

    Favorite Movement & Connection for West Coast Swing – Live West Coast Swing Intensive Part 2 Welcome to part 2 of our live 5 part west coast swing intensive. This is a great 45min video of live teaching in a workshop environment. Looking for more great content on Connection for WCS? Check out the Connection section of our blog!

    Rhythm & Timing | WCS Intensive Part 1

    Favorite Rhythm & Timing for West Coast Swing – Live West Coast Swing Intensive Part 1 Welcome to part 1 of our live 5 part west coast swing intensive. This is a great 45min video of live teaching in a workshop environment. Looking for more great content on Rhythm & Timing for WCS? Check out the Musicality section of our blog!

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    Favorite Welcome to Beginner West Coast Swing! You can jump right to the pattern you are looking for by using the time signatures below. SUGAR PUSH 0:53 LEFT SIDE PASS 2:53 RIGHT SIDE PASS/UNDER ARM TURN 5:13 SUGAR TUCK 8:16 TRAVELING TUCK 10:52 INSIDE ROLL 12:12 WHIP 15:54 I’m sure you are excited about learning more about the basics of ... Read More

    Q & A – How do I remember my footwork?

    Here are some great tips to help you remember your footwork as patterns get harder.

    Whip with Inside Turn

    This is an easy variation of your basic whip!

    Musicality – Counting the music

    Counting the music: Finding the beat in music. Its an important step

    Stylistic Tucks

    Stylistic Tuck: Learn a new way to over-rotate your tucks while adding a cool arm slide. Check this one out!

    Q & A – How do I keep my moves interesting?

    Q&A: How to I keep my moves interesting? Learn some ideas to keep your tired old wcs patterns fresh!

    Q&A – How do I remember my anchor steps?

    Q&A How do I remember my anchor steps?

    Q&A – How remember my patterns?

    Q&A: How do I remember my patterns?

    Q & A – How to dance to unfamiliar music?

    Q&A: How do I dance to an unfamiliar song?

    Hustle Whip with a rock and go and ladies duck

    Hustle Whip with a rock and go and ladies duck: This pattern has lots of 'moving parts' a rock and go and a duck. Give it a try!

    Duck to a Drop

    Duck to a Drop: Very popular move currently. Learn how to do this safely for the leader and follower.

    Sugar Push (push break)

    Learn the Sugar Push or Push Break!

    Q & A – How do I take my styling to the next level?

    I'll give you a very philosophical approach to style and creativity!

    Q & A How do you structure a practice?

    How to I structure my practice? Learn from years of experience on the best way to practice!

    Q & A – How do I start a practice group?

    Tips to get a group of dancers to practice and improve together.

    Q & A – How do I respond to the rhythm and weight changes of my partner?

    Learn some tips to respond to your partner better while dancing...

    Q& A – How do I connect to the floor?

    Q&A: How do I connect to the floor? Learn a great tip to connect 'into' the floor.

    Q &A – How do I connect better to my partner?

    This video gives you one great tip to set things up properly with your connection!

    Turns – Balance and Posture for turns

    A quick look at posture and how to carry your weight to improve balance in your turns.

    Styling – Using your angles

    Learn how to use angles to create a more dynamic look on the dance floor!

    Q&A – How to deal with wild followers?

    Q&A Who do you deal with a follower who throws herself around? (Followers please read. There is good info in here for you too!)

    Q&A – How do I break bad habits?

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    Q&A – How do I develop style?

    Q&A: How do I develop my own style? This video explores some theory and then some practical examples of how do develop some style in your WCS.

    Q&A – Leading with your body vs. arm

    Q&A Leading with your body vs. your arm.

    Footwork – Rolling through your feet

    DON'T dance flat footed! This video will show you what to do instead.

    Q & A – Connecting with partners who have poor connection?

    Q&A How do I deal with partners who have poor connection? Either too heavy or too light?

    Q & A – How do I dance ‘grounded’?

    Q&A: What does it mean to be ground with your footwork? Find out in this video!