What is West Coast Swing?
West Coast Swing is a dance style full of life, energetic and is extremely fun to do. It was considered as one of the most popular styles in the first half of lats century, and continues to be a huge dance craze today!
Swing dance appeared on stage in New York at the end of the 1920s, and early 1930s. Later, the famous clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman music would transform that music style and form a new trend. It escalated all over the West Coast of America. Along with this sweep of new music, Hollywood films began using this new style of music so that the entire country heard the lively tempos of ‘swinging jazz.’
Many people find West Coast Swing very demanding with movements, a lot of energy and sometimes tricky footwork. While it’s had many influences over the years, from Lindy Hop and Zouk, to name a few – West Coast Swing continues to be a favorite among most dancers.
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Where do I find WCS Classes in Atlanta?
The Georgia Tech Dance Association (GTDA) was started in 1999 to provide West Coast Swing training in Atlanta. They offer a wonderful environment of dancing for everyone on their new 5,000 secure ft floor. They provide dance training for beginners to advanced levels. Even if you are 15 or 65 years old you will enjoy yourself at their dance events. For more information about fee structure, times and dance events, you can contact them via e-mail at [email protected]
Swing Invasion meets at Club 201: American Legion 201 Wills Rd, Alpharetta, Ga 30004. They have free beginner classes and other higher level classes, once you’ve mastered the basics. They bring in guest instructors from time to time and have plenty of dance parties to practice what you learn in classes. Give it a shot!
Wicked Westie is on a mission to get everyone dancing! With specials and themes throughout the month, this is great place to learn West Coast Swing and meet people doing the same. You can check them out on Thursday nights every week. Wicked Westie meets at: Garden Hills Community Center 339 Pine Tree Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.
Academy Ballroom Atlanta:-
If you want to dance like the West Coast Swing Dance on Dancing with the Stars? They offer both social & competitive private dance classes for all ages. Contact them to get started today. They have a team of professionals to provide dance training for group lessons and practice lessons. You can also call them on their contact number (404) 846-3201 to know more about fee structure and locations. You can also follow them on their social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube. Postal Address of Academy Ballroom Atlanta: 800 Miami Circle NE, Suite 140, Atlanta, GA 30324
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