West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance  with roots in Lindy Hop.  It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that put a premium on improvisation. (source: wikipedia)
WCS is danced to 4/4 music typically from 80-120bpm. It can be danced to a wide variety of styles. Traditionally danced to blues or soul, but also perfect for pop, R&B, country, contemporary and even foxtrot, rumba, and rap music.


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WCS dance bands

South City Blues Band
Touch of Class SF Bay Area


Great articles on West Coast Swing:
Learning to Wait: How West Coast Swing Dancing Taught Me Patience

More info on West Coast Swing:
World Swing Dance Council website


Where to dance West Coast Swing