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West Coast Swing

If you are into dancing, sooner or later you will take a West Coast Swing lesson or 2 or 2,000.

Basic step fits in 6 beats: walk walk chachacha chachacha (read: step step triplestep triplestep). Easier than the Lindy Hop because 2 triplesteps in a row put you back on the same "rock foot". Very evolved, has huge following. A "pimpier frufru" strut-your-butt style of dancing that inhabits a "slot" on the dance floor. Slightly socially challenged? (most dancers are!) If you learn WCS you will have lots of friends. People that dance West Coast Swing also dance The Hustle and NightClub 2-Step

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West Coast Swing Dancing at the Portland Dance Festival

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Nightclub Two Step Often Danced At West Coast Swing Events

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The Night Club Two Step by Greg Krolicki a very capable blind dancer

You can dance the Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing and Foxtrot to WCS music. Most WCS music works great to Polka dance steps too! Shhhh, don't tell anyone, they will think you are crazy.


West Coast Swing Dance Lessons In Portland, Oregon are easy to find. Most dances have a drop-in lesson at the start and the sponsors of most events also teach private West Coast Swing dancing lessons and there are many workshops and West Coast Swing dance classes in Portland, Oregon.




illustration of West Coast Swing Dancing

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