Dance Styles at Dance Manhattan
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Our West Coast Swing dance program features weekly WC Swing dance classes taught by our talented instructors, periodic workshops taught by Guest Artist John Lindo, the original learn-in-a-day Beginners' West Coast Swing CRASH course, and the ever-popular weekly You Should be Swingin' WC Wednesday dance party (FREE to our students) with popular DJs Paula Wilson, Ken Kreshtool.
West Coast Swing is one of the most popular partner dances in the country. It developed from the Lindy, and more specifically Dean Collins Swing, and was done originally to Rhythm & Blues style music.
WC Swing is a bit more sultry and sexy than other swing dances. Smooth and rolling, the current WCS scene has people dancing to a wider variety of music - blues and R&B, as well as some country, pop, rock, and contemporary music. Because of this you can have fun with this dance style in an extensive variety of settings and venues.
WCS, in its most fun and competitive form, combines 6 & 8 count rhythms with syncopated footwork, embellishments and breaks.
See detailed information about our West Coast Swing classes by viewing the CLASS SCHEDULE section of this website.This and future months’ West Coast dance class schedule.