West Coast Swing Chicago
West Coast Swing is one of the trendiest dances in the world. You can dance West Coast Swing on any 4/4 music, especially Blues, R&B, Funk, and Top 40 Contemporary. Its line dynamics (slot), its flowing movements and loose styling make WC Swing one of the most fun dances around. Rhythmic variations and syncopations, allow the couples to interpret the music independently. You can enjoy West Coast Swing pretty much anywhere!
West Coast Swing is the official dance of the state of California and originated as a so-called “Hollywood Style” by Dean Collins in the 40’s from the Lindy Hop. West Coast Swing belongs to the family of swing dances and, in contrast to many other swing variants, is a dance that “goes with time.”
Ready To Give West Coast Swing a Shot?
Chicago has a GREAT West Coast Swing community so I’m sure you’ll find the right fit quickly! Check these studios out!
Heart and Sole is one of the leading dance studios in the Chicago area. Actually located in Tinley Park, they have a well rounded schedule of group and fitness classes, parties and private lessons. Run by owner, Maren Oslac, she and her team put together a great learning environment for anyone. West Coast Swing to Ballroom, they’ve got you covered. Give them a call at (708) 532-6237, they’d be happy to answer any questions you have!
May I Have This Dance? is another great facility to learn dancing. They’ve specialized in Ballroom, West Coast, and plenty of other dance styles. They will not steer you wrong! They provide plenty of group classes, parties, and private lessons to suit your dance wants. Give them a shout today at: (773) 635-3000.
The Chicago Barn Dance Company is a leading dance institute and sponsor of contra dance, west coast swing dance, and traditional square dance in the Chicago area. Their dance classes are open for people, with no costume, partner or experience. Beginners can join their evening classes to learn the West Coast Swing in Chicago. If you have any general inquiry, you can touch them on their contact number 224-534-9173. If you prefer to write then you can also send a handwritten letter to their postal address.
The Dorky Duo is one of the leading dance clubs in Chicago to provide private dance classes for west coast swing. This dance club is started by Heather & Sammy. They have years of dance experience in West Coast Swing. They have taught at many events including West Coast Wednesday (Chicago, IL), Boogie in the Burgh (Pittsburgh, PA), The Groove (Iliopolis, IL), Swing Dance (Peoria, IL), and Destination Swing (St. Louis, MO). If you are looking for learning this form of dance, contact with The Dorky Duo. You can send them an email on their official email address.
On this website, you will find tons of local workshops, dance nights, and any other social activity around the city. With a booming social West Coast Swing scene, there is something for everyone. Check out their Facebook page too! Go get your dance on, Chicago!
Learn the basic patterns for west coast swing online
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