West Coast Swing Dance Instruction DVDs

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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
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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.

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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.

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I watched the VHS tapes last night in the bedroom before going to bed and loved them. H. B. - McKinney, TX   More Testimonials
If you just want the basics OR you're already past the basics, then choose one or two individual courses.

Your tapes are excellent!
B. A. - Hanover Township, PA   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.

Thank you for helping us learn to dance. We are encouraged at our growth rate, and we would like to also purchase your Beginning/Intermediate Viennese Waltz instruction... We have highly recommended your instruction to four interested couples, and to our son, who is getting married in June 2006. S. & S. J. - Oakdale, CT   More Testimonials


Your tapes are great! I don't see how they could be better. I have some other peoples tapes and there's no comparison. E. B. - Southampton, NJ   More Testimonials
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