New Group Class - EC & WC Swing
8-week session, Thursdays at 7:00pm
May 4 - June 29 (NO Class 5/18 due to graduations)
$88 per person for the session. Class is progressive. (additional fees apply for CC processing)
Drop-in rate is $15 pp at the door. ***Class is progressive***
This class will touch on elements of both East & West Coast Swing.
East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing are two styles of swing dancing that share some similarities but also have some key differences.
Both East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing evolved from the original Lindy Hop dance style that originated in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. East Coast Swing, also known as "Jitterbug," is a six-count dance that is characterized by its energetic, bouncy footwork and upbeat music. It is typically danced to music that has a strong, driving rhythm, such as swing, big band, or rock and roll.
West Coast Swing, on the other hand, is a smoother, more sophisticated dance style that evolved from East Coast Swing in the 1940s and 1950s. It is typically danced to slower, bluesy music and has a more relaxed, sensual feel. West Coast Swing is also characterized by its use of "slotted" footwork, which means that the dancers move up and down a narrow, imaginary slot on the dance floor.
Despite their differences, East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing share many of the same basic steps and patterns, such as the basic six-count step and the triple step. Both styles are also popular social dances that are enjoyed by dancers all over the world.