West Coast Swing Dance Instruction DVDs

Hot and Flashy

In the late 1940s too many injuries from kicks and jumps got the jitterbug banned from dance halls all across the country. West Coast Swing grew out of limiting the dancer's floor space to a "slot." (There's a rumor that this version became popular in Hollywood because the wide angle lens hadn't been invented, yet).

West Coast Swing is an interpretive and fun dance characterized by flashy spins, taps and shuffles, and the push and pull compression technique of partner connection. From warm and slinky to funky with abandon, West Coast Swing is one of the most improvisational dances. It can be danced with music ranging from jazz, to rhythm and blues, to top 40, country, or even disco.

We carry two brands of West Coast Swing DVDs.

Dance Lovers West Coast Swing DVD will get you on the dance floor fast.

Choose our Dance Lovers DVD, with your instructors Foster and Judi Lampert, if you want a solid introduction to West Coast Swing.

You'll quickly master the fundamentals of 14 fun foundation steps and a routine.

  1. Basic (Sugar Push)
  2. Underarm Turn
  3. Left Side Pass
  4. Right Hand Pass
  5. Right Hand Pass with Tuck
  6. Sugar Tuck from Left Side Pass
  7. Sugar Tuck to Twin
  8. Basic Whip (2 count)
  9. Whip with Outside Underarm
  10. Advanced Whip (6 count)
  11. Two Hand Tummy Tuck
  12. Freeze
  13. Jazz Movement
  14. East Coast Conversion
I am very happy with your dance instruction as well as your efforts in aiding me when I had a problem
Dear Judi: I just received the replacement advanced waltz tape today and I must say that I am so impressed with the promptness that you processed it. In my experience, as a practicing attorney for 35 years, the quality of a business is demonstrated in how the business treats you when there is a problem. Your treatment has been excellent. In businesses that I have represented in past years I told them repeatedly that going the extra mile for a customer when there is no profit in it is the way to build and hold customers. I know people complain when there is a problem, but they are silent when the service is good. I just wanted to let you know that I am very happy with your dance instruction as well as your efforts in aiding me when I had a problem. Thanks again,
C. G. Columbus, OH    More Testimonials

Grant Austin West Coast Swing DVDs

For the ultimate West Coast Swing experience choose the Grant Austin West Coast Swing collection. This collection has a total of 6 DVDs! 4 instructional DVDs with over 5 hours of instruction and 2 syncopation DVDs for the man and woman wanting to learn EVERYTHING about West Coast Swing.

Smooth and 'Cool'

WCS is a slotted dance: the follower travels back and forth along a shoulder width rectangle, called the slot, with respect to the leader. The leader is more stationary but will move in and out of the slot depending on the pattern led. A general rule is that the leader leaves the slot only to give way for the follower to pass him.

Your instructor, Grant Austin is one of the nation's top instructors. Whether you are an experienced dancer or just starting out, Grant can show you how to shine on any dance floor.

I have enjoyed them all immensely
Hi Judi, Thanks so much for your quick reply!!! I purchased four different dance DVD's packages from you. I have enjoyed them all immensely. Keep on dancing. Tom   More Testimonials
If you just want the basics OR you're already past the basics, then choose one or two individual courses.

Now have found what I've been looking for
I have been teaching many years, and have many tapes - but now have found what I've been looking for - Thank you so much! M. A. L. - Williston Park, NY   More Testimonials

West Coast Swing Syncopation DVDs

Spice up your anchor-steps with these DVDs of fancy footwork and dancing.

These DVDs are recommended for Intermediate or Advanced level dancers only!

Your instructor, Grant Austin is one of the nation's top instructors. Whether you are an experienced dancer or just starting out, Grant can show you how to shine on any dance floor.

Very impressive!
I usually don't write after we receive orders, but I was so impressed I had to let you know. We ordered our videos on Saturday and they were in our mail box on Monday. While the post office gets some credit, you obviously packed and shipped them as soon as you got the order, literally! I would be hard pressed to drive from NC to NH in the time it took the order to get here. Very impressive! A. & T. S. - Londonderry, NH   More Testimonials


I think they are great
I have purchased about 22+ DVD's from you. I think they are great. D. O. - Sioux Falls, SD   More Testimonials
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