A brief history of West Coast Swing – Part 3 of 3

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Should a dancer learn West Coast Swing first, or East Coast Swing?

A lot of dance instructors agree that East Coast Swing is easier to teach, but in the end, it all depends on what each dancer likes, and what each dance community prefers.

In the last part of this brief documentary about West Coast Swing, we learn how each dance developed on its own, the main differences between them and two theories about how the dance ‘slot’ came to be.

Special thanks to ‘Leon and Kim’ of  Passion4Dancing.com and ‘Brian B and Meghan’ of West Coast Swing Online for their great quality videos and extensive knowledge, which were a vital part to the making of this video. Click on the links above to learn more about East Coast and West Coast Swing.

For more information about the history of WCS, watch this video featuring dance historian Forrest O. and Brian B.

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