What is West Coast Swing ?

West Coast Swing, the smoothest of dancing

West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance with roots in the Lindy Hop. The dance was cultivated in California where it has become the main regional style of swing in that area, so much so, that it was made the official state dance in 1988.

We believe West Coast Swing (WCS) is the most fun partner dance in existence because:

  • Both partners in the dance have freedom of improvisation and creativity to express themselves, more than in any other partner dance.
  • You can dance WCS to almost any style of music (e.g. blues, hip-hop, R&B, ballad, disco, rock’n roll, latin).
  • It doesn’t matter your flexibility, age, size or shape………you just need passion and enthusiasm.
  • It’s a social dance, but for every level (from absolute beginners to professionals) there’s also competition and showdance.

What does it look like?


“West Coast Swing – The Dance Of Your Life” by BarnaWesties


“This is West Coast Swing” by Maxence Gross

“Dancing has brought so much joy into my life. Here’s why I fell in love with West Coast Swing.” Peter Yin