About 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:

  • There’s a co-operative partnership between the dancers. Leads are mostly an β€œinvitation”, not an order.
  • The lead can pass back and forward between the partners during the dance.
  • It’s essence is the improvisation and creativity of both partners in the 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 flexibilit, age size or shape………you just need passion and enthusiasm.
  • It’s a social dance, but there’s also competition and show.

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