West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing is all about expressing yourself to the music!  It’s a smooth, relaxed dance that concentrates on an elastic connection with your partner. It’s traditionally danced to slow, bluesy music, but nowadays Westies love to dance to everything!


West Coast Swing’s history is similar to East Coast’s but in the 40’s clubs threatened to throw out the wild swing dancers unless they toned it down. In southern California a variant of swing utilizing a slot began to be taught in chain studios throughout the country. Over time this “Western Swing” became the West Coast Swing we know today.