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
(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.
(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.
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.