Dance Styles at Dance Manhattan
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The most innovative West Coast Swing dance program in NYC, we feature weekly WC Swing dance classes taught by our talented instructors and special guest artists John Lindo, John Festa, Robert Royston and Arjay Centeno, the original learn-in-a-day West Coast Swing CRASH course, the ever-popular weekly West Coast Wednesday dance (FREE to our students) DJd John Lindo and his friends, and a variety of monthly workshops taught by our talented instructors. Here is an introduction to the variety of Swing dances offered at our studio...
West Coast Swing is one of the most popular partner dances in the country. It developed from the Lindy, and more specifically Dean Collins Swing, and was done originally to Rhythm & Blues style music.
WCS is a bit more sultry and sexy than other swing dances. Smooth and rolling, the current WCS scene has people dancing to a wider variety of music - blues and R&B, as well as some country, pop, and rock. Because of this you can have fun with this dance style in an extensive variety of settings and venues.
WCS, in its most fun and competitive form, combines 6 & 8 count rhythms with syncopated footwork, embellishments and breaks.
See detailed information about our West Coast Swing classes by viewing the study guide or the CLASS SCHEDULE section of this website.This and future months’ West Coast dance class schedule.