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11 West Coast Swing Clips You Need to Watch

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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”!


Routines

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 Szekely2012 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!

Enjoy!

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