West Coast Swing Vancouver
West Coast Swing is a modern couples dance for all ages! It was a street dance with influences from Lindy Hop of the 1920s. Lindy Hop is associated with the Big Band orchestra era as well as a few contemporary favorites. Since its inception to present day, West Coast Swing has effectively followed the different musical trends all along the way.
In the 1970s, West Coast Swing added some dance elements from the Disco and the Hustle, as well. Since the 80s, West Coast has incorporated many elements of different dances from Pop, Hip Hop and Jazz. This gives it great versatility and makes it a fun dance for anyone to learn.
WCS is one of the most adaptable and flexible dances out there, but it can be tricky to pick up at first. You can dance it to many different types of music including pop, blues, hip hop, jazz, and more. If you’re interested in West Coast Swing, check out the links below to help you get started!
Where to WCS in Vancouver
THE VANCOUVER WEST COAST SWING COMMUNITY on Facebook is the go to spot to see what’s happening in Vancouver. Check our the Facebook Group here!
CANADIAN SWING CHAMPIONS Myles & Tessa are world famous WCS dancers and they live and teach in Vancouver. If you’re a beginner start here or check out their group class schedule. You can keep up with them on Facebook here
Keep up with the WCS Basics Online
Brian & Megan of WCS Online provide free resources for west coast swing dancers online. These videos don’t replace in person instruction but can be a helpful tool.
Want to give WCS a shot in Vancouver?
Look below at the information about the West Coast Swing Vancouver Dance Studios, Clubs, and weekend events in the area. We can help you to find individuals to dance with in the Vancouver region and also other options for continuing your dance education!
Myles & Tessa have been in the West Coast Swing world for awhile now and have made quite the name for themselves. They have several high accolades and love teaching West Coast Swing. If they’re not traveling, to dance coach or judge, they offer private lessons and group classes in the Vancouver area. Check them out – they’re legit!
West Coast Swing Weekend Events!
Interested in seeing the best of the best in your area? Swingcouver is event is for you! Swingcouver offers competitions, social dancing, and amazing leveled workshops which makes for one awesome weekend. If you have questions regarding ticket prices, registration, or anything else – send them an email.