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West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing is a dance that’s difficult to describe. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this might be a better way to see what the dance looks like.

WEST COAST SWING CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

LEVEL 1:

(Formerly “Beginning”) This course will be divided up into 3 month-long segments, lettered A, B, and C. In this course, students will learn three basics (Push Break, Underarm Pass and Left Side Pass); three releases (Tuck turn, Inside roll & Throwout); How to combine the basics with the releases and add various catches; students will also be introduced to the basic whip.

LEVEL 2:

(Formerly “Intermediate”) Students are required to know all the basics taught in Level 1. In Level 2 you will learn more catches, closed dance position variations, split-weight tucks, lady’s double turns and the standard variations of the whip including reverse, underarm, locked, closed, inside, outside and continuous, all with different hand combinations.

LEVEL 3:

Students are strongly requested to know all the moves taught in Level 2. Students in Level 3 will learn more advanced patterns, syncopations, styling along with musicality, hitting the breaks and accents.