Dancing City offers professional West Coast Swing dance lessons in Houston! Most people believe that the origins of the West Coast Swing are found in Lindy Hop. West Coast Swing is a slotted dance, which means that the dance follower travels back and forth along a rectangle (known as the slot) in regards to the dance leader. Depending on the pattern being led, the leader is usually more stationary than the follower and moves in and out of the slot. Most dance partners will only allow for the leader to leave the slot to make way for the follower to pass through.
West Coast Swing can be enjoyed to almost any type of music that is written in 4/4 time, whether that music is slow or fast. Slower tempos change the character of the dance to appear slinkier, while up-tempos give the dance a more push-and-pull feel. West Coast Swing has been co-opted somewhat by country western dancers, who often dance the swing to contemporary country songs. You can often see this type of dance at a country western bar or schools with ballroom lessons.
The two basic types of West Coast Swing are the "Classic" and the "Funky or Contemporary". Classic West Coast Swing pulses down, while the contemporary pulses up. Luckily, the professionals at Dancing City are well-skilled in both types of West Coast Swing and are available to teach you how to perform this exciting dance in both group and individual settings. Whether you have a partner or not, West Coast Swing dance lessons in Houston are fun, easy, and great exercise at Dancing City! Call or text today at (713) 828-4647!