This is a very simple variation for an anchor step with a more advanced version at the end. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity. There is a lot of detail in this video that applies to many other circumstances. This content is appropriate for beginners with tips for the most advanced dancers.
An up close look at the magical moment when 6 becomes 1. This video talks about the components of connection that allow for an effortless transition from one pattern to the next. A must see for all levels of WCS dancers.
This video teaches the rules a follow must follow to follow. Once these are understood and implemented, it becomes possible to become an influential and creative follow.
A close up look at the lateral hip action in WCS. While important for all dancers, this video is particularly helpful for dancers transitioning from Salsa and other Latin dances.
Here is a look at 2 alternate entrances for a basic whip. These are the basis for countless variations. When combined with the alternate endings to a basic whip, you can instantly and easily expand your repertoire of patterns.
An intermediate level variation of a whip.
Here is a look at 3 alternate endings for a basic whip. These are the basis for countless variations. When combined with the alternate entrances to a basic whip, you can instantly and easily expand your repertoire of patterns.
A rock & go is a simple, yet effective, means of connecting 2 patterns while eliminating 2 beats of music. It is an essential variation to expand dancers musical abilities.
Everything you need to know about executing clean, balanced spins in WCS. Includes drills you can practice on your own.
A detailed explanation of how to set up, prepare, and execute turns with the follow on one foot. Includes ways to practice this advanced partnering skill.
A detailed look at the lead’s first step of every virtually every pattern.
My response to a community-asked question regarding overcoming physical challenges.
A detailed look at the follow’s first step of every virtually every pattern.
Waltz has rise and fall. Cha Cha has cuban motion. What is the equivalent in West Coast Swing?
My take on navigating the different, and sometimes conflicting, opinions and theories you hear in West Coast Swing.
An advanced level variation for a whip. Finishes with a detailed look at how to lead and follow a head duck.
A close up look at posture, pitch, poise, and position. These 4 elements make up how each partner should carry his or her own body throughout West Coast Swing. They are critical to the success in all other aspects of the dance.
One of the 8 count basic figures. While a whip is considered a basic, it is a complex pattern that deserves a fair bit of time. Many variations are based on a basic whip.