West Coast Swing / Modern Swing
What is West Coast Swing (WCS)?
West Coast Swing is a social partner dance. It is characterized by very fluid and elastic movements of the partners, this dance leaves great room for improvisation, humor and fun.
West Coast Swing is essentially danced on music from 70 to 130 BPM. Initially danced to Blues, it is now danced to Pop, RnB, Kizomba, Zouk, Jazz or Rock'n'Roll.
To get an idea what it might look like you can search for:
Ben Morris Torri Zzaoui - Swingtzerland 2017
Tuan Nguyen Phoenix Grey - Madjam 2022
What do you need to bring?
- Some kind of flat shoes
- As we rotate during classes, you don?t need a dance partner. Instead just bring all of your friends :)
The beginner block covers the basic patterns as well as some technical concepts that you need to take part in national and international workshops and attend our intermediate course.
The intermediate class is a continuous level, which participants can join as soon as they have completed the beginners class. Focusing on technical concepts allows us to review basic patterns and eventually bring new patterns where the concepts are applied.
For participating in the intermediate course you should be able to dance the following basic patterns: Left Side Pass, Under Arm Turn, Sugar Push, Whip, Sugar Tuck.
(3) Social Dance
This is free dancing and practicing, where all WCS dancers come and dance together! Here you can use the time for practice, exchange ideas with other dancers, maybe make some new friends, and definitely have lots of fun. The teachers are available to answer questions and, of course, to dance!
|Who can participate:
|Everyone who enjoys dancing!
Beginner course: No prerequisites.
Intermediate course: Basic patterns (Left Side Pass, Under Arm Turn, Sugar Push, Whip, Sugar Tuck)
|What to bring:
|Shoes with flat soles or dancing shoes.
|Bringing a dance partner with you is NOT necessary. The course will be held in English.