In the last 15 years, there have been countless amazing West Coast Swing dances, so it’s almost impossible to create a list of the top West Coast Swing videos.
So, instead, we’ve put together 10 clips that we consider “Must-Watch West Coast Swing”!
There are 2 kinds of routine – Classic & Showcase. In Classic routines, both partners must keep their feet on the ground at all times, and in Showcase routine, lifts & aerials are allowed.
Here’s just a few of the “must-watch” routines over the last 15 years.
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake – 2002 US Open
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann – 2007 SwingDiego
Ben Morris & Melina Ramirez – 2009 Grand Nationals
Brennar Goree & Torri Smith – 2010 US Open
Benji Schwimmer & Torri Smith – 2012 US Open
Ben Morris & Victoria Henk – 2016 US Open
Lead & Follow Dances
There are 2 kinds of lead & follow competitions – Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing. In jack & Jill, you are randomly assigned a partner and a song, and in Strictly, you choose your own partner, but are randomly assigned a song.
Here’s some special Lead & Follow moments from the last decade.
Benji Schwimmer & Mary Ann Nunez – 2010 SwingDiego
PJ Turner & Tashina Beckmann – RCS 2017
John Lindo & Melissa Rutz – 2011 MadJam
Robert Royston, Maxence Martin & Deborah Szekely – 2012 Australian Open
Diego Borges & Jessica Pacheco – 2015 Nordic WCS Champs
To be honest, we could keep going for hours and hours of footage… but these are some of our favourites for you to get started with!
Introducing the WCS Mastery Bootcamp
The West Coast Swing Mastery Bootcamp is the #1 Online Resource for Improving Your Dance, Feeling More Confident on the floor & Winning More Competitions.
Throughout our West Coast Swing journey, we’ve been incredibly lucky to have had access to some of the best teachers in the world, and we’ve been even luckier to be counted among them. But we’ve also seen how frustrating it can be to not have access to these instructors, or not be able to afford the $100’s of dollars in private lesson fees we charge.
That’s why we created the WCS Mastery Bootcamp. To give everyone access to the highest level of WCS Teaching, regardless of where you are.
The WCS Mastery Bootcamp Includes (Downloadable Videos):
• Quality of Movement & Body Mechanics
• Advanced Connection Techniques
• Musicality (Structure & Genres)
• Whips Mastery
• Spins & Turns
• Footwork for West Coast Swing
• Style Creation 101
• Leaders – Champion Level Secrets & Techniques
• Followers – Champion Level Secrets & Techniques
• Pattern Creation 101
What the West Coast Swing Mastery Bootcamp is all about… taking 25+ combined years of West Coast Swing & showing you the tricks of the trade we have personally used to achieve what we have in this dance!
Good luck out there on the dance floor!