WEST COAST SWING
The fun social dance taking the world by storm
West Coast Swing (WCS) is a fun, social partner dance which originated in California. Its growth in popularity has catapulted the dance to worldwide acclaim and recognition and it is still growing.
Characterised by it's linear smooth style we dance to a wide range of music from Pop, RnB and Hip Hop, to Blues, jazz and contemporary music.
With it's roots in Lindy Hop, WCS follows a similar timing structure, but it has now evolved into a smooth slotted dance that is social, fun and highly regarded for it's creativity and musicality.
Honestly, WCS is one of the most beautiful and fun social dances and Dragons Swing love it!
FIRST TIME DANCING?
Dancing is a great way of keeping fit, meeting people and having fun. The best part is that you really don't even need to bring a partner, all classes are rotated so you get to meet and dance with everyone.
You don't have to wear anything special just something you are comfortable in. Jeans/trousers and a casual top will do you just fine.
Footwear wise we would recommend something with a low heel and leather or suede soles. Trainers don't allow you to spin so we advise you avoid them.
It is also worth mentioning that dancing is a physical activity, maybe not as energetic as heading to the gym but many people still like to bring a towel, deodorant and a spare top, especially in the summer.
THE WEST COAST SWING COMMUNITY
One of the best aspects about this dance is the community behind it.
At Dragons Swing we like to think it's about so much more than learning to dance. It is a great place to meet new people, spend time with friends and have fun. Everyone is welcome and we can't wait to meet you.