West Coast Swing

Why social dancers should learn choreographed routines
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Why social dancers should learn choreographed routines

Apart from as a child and teen, being in my dance school annual shows, I’ve never done choreographed dances.. Certainly not within a partner dance context. But this weekend I went to the local west coast swing flash mob workshop. I probably can’t make the actual flash mob in September, but I thought it would…

The dance weekender – why you should go on one
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The dance weekender – why you should go on one

Since starting back dancing again, I’ve not been on a dance weekender.  With a child it’s unlikely to ever happen given weekends are the only time I get to spend with him with work and school.  So I stalk social media for all the talk about weekenders instead. If you’ve not yet popped your weekender…

Think before you speak while social dancing
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Think before you speak while social dancing

Some people think it’s a terrible habit to chat away on the dance floor.  But does it really matter? Generally it doesn’t bother me.  Modern jive (and west coast swing) is a social dance after all.  I think it’s good to get to know the people you’re dancing with week in week out.  However there…