How to West Coast Swing: Dancing Lessons & Dance Instruction
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Reenergize your West Coast Swing Dancing with the #1 Rated West Coast Swing lessons from Shawn Trautman's instruction videos (DVDs). You’ve seen West Coast Swing, felt the beat, been infected with that oh-so-contagious FEVER sweeping the globe, but can’t get the hang of it. Read below to discover answers to the most pressing West Coast Swing questions.
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How to West Coast Swing: Most Popular Videos
West Coast Swing Mastery System (Beginner - Advanced)
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West Coast Swing Starter Pack (Beginner - Intermediate)
West Coast Swing Intermediate Moves & Patterns 3-Pack
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Key Features of these West Coast Swing videos:
- Easy to follow west coast swing instruction
- Entry level intermediate west coast swing dance lessons through exhilarating advanced-intermediate lessons
- Perfect for those who understand the basics of West Coast Swing Dancing
- You will be ready to impress your friends with these West Coast Swing moves
- Takes your West Coast Swing dance lessons to the next level
- Real-life West Coast Swing dancing that works in all situations
How to West Coast Swing DVDs (Most Popular)
West Coast Swing 101
How to West Coast Swing! West Coast Swing 101 is a must-have for anyone ready to step out to the smooth driving beat of west coast swing music! Shawn & Joanna Trautman put this easy to follow intro together for a fun lesson on the beginner West Coast Swing moves that gets you moving!
West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns Vol. 1
How West Coast Swing Moves Work! West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns Vol.1 covers starter steps, sugar tuck, wraps, & a number of cool WCS variations & steps with great West Coast Swing music throughout. This WCS video focuses on a number of beginner moves for both the leaders & followers.
West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns Vol. 2
West Coast Swing Lessons w/more Moves! West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns Vol. 2 covers a number of whip variations & exits, has great West Coast Swing music, shows styling techniques & much more!
West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns Vol. 3
West Coast Swing instruction: Step-by-Step! West Coast Swing Moves & Patterns Vol. 3 covers fake turns, side-to-side switches (peek-a-boo), prance walks, and many variations of moves essential for both the leaders & followers. In addition, you'll get a complete soundtrack of WCS blues & dance music.
West Coast Swing Advanced Vol. 1
West Coast Swing Dance Lessons for Advanced 'Westies'! West Coast Swing Advanced Vol.1 is a video that covers a series of steps & moves that build on top of one another + some popular hand changes as well as some never-before-seen switches that are guaranteed to impress on the social/ competition dance floor.
West Coast Swing Advanced Vol. 2
West Coast Swing Dancing at it's best! West Coast Swing Advanced Vol.2 is a video that covers multiple steps & moves that build on top of one another with great WCS music. Also, you'll learn how to 'blind-side' your partner & know what drives the behind-the-back leading that the pros use.
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How to West Coast Swing Q&As
Are you new to West Coast Swing Dancing and don’t know where to start?
You are in the right spot. Whether you are looking to get a bit of fun exercise or are looking for a new way to get out of the house and meet people, Shawn Trautman will get you going quickly with fun easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on everything you need to know to West Coast Swing, whether you want to figure out how to survive a basic step, spice up your moves a bit, or burn the floor with never-before-seen advanced lead-and-follow combinations… or ALL OF THE ABOVE. Shawn Trautman is a proven instructor with students around the world singing the praises of the Shawn Trautman Instruction Method. Shawn has a well-known knack for making the complexities of West Coast Swing (and yes, they are very real – West Coast Swing is by far the most complex of the social dances) simple enough that all of us can grasp them. Gathering knowledge and applied experience to more than 20 years of teaching West Coast Swing into 6 phenomenally successful West Coast Swing Lessons, Shawn created West Coast Swing Mastery System
, the confident West Coast Swing Dancer’s Best Kept Secret.
Have you noticed signs or an ad for a local class? Are some of your friends pressing earnest and enthusiastic invitations to go with them? If so, please learn to West Coast Swing – it is WAY too much fun to miss. However, BEWARE BEGINNER GROUP CLASSES if you are TRULY a beginner. Chances are, most of the dancers attending the class are not beginner. They are people who have been dancing for at least a month or two and attend the beginner class because it fits with their schedule, and it has become a part of their routine. Also, people attending group classes are human. They don’t want to dance with the new kid on the block…THEY ALREADY KNOW THE STEPS AND THE NAMES OF THE STEPS. Most likely, you will leave the class feeling completely inept, uncoordinated, and incapable of following a beat. NONE of these things are true: you just need FUN and STRUCTURE, and that’s what you get with the Shawn Trautman Instruction Method
Rather than belly-flopping off the high dive into the shark-infested deep end of West Coast Swing lessons, start with Shawn Trautman’s West Coast Swing 101
, the first DVD included in Shawn Trautman’s West Coast Swing Mastery System
. This DVD is the go-to beginner dance lesson for you. Let Shawn Trautman and his PROVEN and GUARANTEED
dance lessons help you find your dancing success. With your first West Coast Swing lesson Shawn will have you dancing in just minutes!
What is West Coast Swing?
The West coast swing is a challenging dance that has evolved from spin-off status into a separate dance with a fervent following and a thriving competition circuit. It is the most intricate of the partner taught in this text. The basic is a six count basic, but moves from elementary through a highly advanced range, from six to twelve or more counts per move. This is very unique to West Coast Swing, differentiating it even from the other swing dances. Another key attribute that differentiates West Coast Swing from Lindy and other versions of swing as well as most non-swing dances is the slot.
A slotted dance describes a dance that is danced along a line, often described as railroad tracks. The follower generally moves forward and back along the track with the leader stepping on and off the track as he changes her momentum and direction.
There are a few stories circulating regarding the reason for the slot. The first attributes the slot to Hollywood. Because the wide-angle camera lens had not been invented yet in the 1930s and 1940s, producers had the dancers line up in straight line to create the camera shots. The dancers began dancing in slots so the camera saw their profiles for the entire dance, rather than their backs as they rotated, allowing the audience to see a lot more dancing. This became such a common practice that the slots stuck. The second story attributes the slot to the crowded dance floors of Los Angeles, which forced the dancers into slotted-type movement to avoid hitting each other. The third story attributes the slotted style of West coast swing to the practice of dancing in the aisles at big-band music concerts in the concert halls of Los Angeles. Most likely the slots evolved through the influence of all three historical factors as West coast swing developed.
Though it is filled with challenging concepts, West Coast Swing is one of the most rewarding dance you will ever attempt. Let Shawn Trautman and the West Coast Swing Mastery System make this gem of a partner dance simple, fun, and easy for yo
Where is the best place to learn West Coast Swing?
The best place to learn West Coast Swing is wherever you are comfortable, as long as you are learning with Shawn Trautman Instruction, preferably starting with West Coast Swing 101
and the West Coast Swing Mastery System
. Remove the barriers to learning, the distractions, the excuses, and get up and dance with Shawn Trautman. You CAN learn to dance at home, from DVD, and Shawn Trautman’s Dance Collection is the only way to go. If you are ready to leave behind awkwardness and bad rhythm, and start your dancing success, get your West Coast Swing System now!
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