West Coast Swing & Hustle
Group courses begin with Level I for beginners and advance in difficulty with each level. Classes are designed to progress each week building on the previous week’s material. Each class will begin with a review of the previous week’s material before progressing. With this method, a participant may miss 1 class and still be able to participate comfortably. It is not necessary to bring your own partner, as participants rotate partners regularly to focus on “lead & follow” while reinforcing foot patterns and creating muscle memory.
This group series covers 2 social dances. Make an impression and have more fun at weddings, parties, business functions, and on vacation!
West Coast Swing has 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 follower walks into new patterns traveling forward rather than rocking back. The Anchor Step is a common ending pattern of many figures. West Coast Swing derived from Lindy Hop and was designed to accommodate music with slower tempos.
Hustle is a catchall name for some disco dances which were popular in the 1970’s. Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to disco music. It has some features similar to Mambo, Salsa, and Swing dance.