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West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized by 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 dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together.

West Coast Swing is a slotted dance. The slot is an imaginary area, long and thin, eight or nine feet long if danced at a very slow Tempo, but shorter if the music is at a faster tempo. The follower travels back and forth in the slot dancing straight through the lead. The leader consistently moves a minimum amount (at mid-way point) to his sides, barely out of her way. She lightly brushes against him each time she passes him.

Socially, it is considered good etiquette (particularly on a crowded floor) to use a fixed slot, in order to allow dancing without incident.  Having danced the slot repeatedly, the couple "has a claim" on the area, and other couples usually cooperate and establish their own slot parallel with the dancers.

Dance Connect
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  • Styles: Latin, Modern Ballroom, Salsa , West Coast Swing
  • Street Address: Loftus Recreation Centre, Upper Function Room, 99 Loftus St, Leederville

Dance Connect

The Dance Connect is an independent, community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create a healthier, happier community through the promotion of social dance and its many benefits.

Humphrey's Dance Studio
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  • Styles: Latin, Modern Ballroom, New Vogue, Salsa , West Coast Swing
  • Street Address: Suite 18, 443 Albany Hwy

Humphrey's Dance Studio

Humphreys Dance Studio has been training dancers now for over 50 years and our name has become synonymous with producing Perth's best competitive and social dancers during this time.