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West Coast Swing Deluxe Starter Kit


Want to learn how to dance West Coast Swing? Looking to refine your fundamentals? Start with this video before you start learning any more steps. This video contains all the foundational drills, technique, and moves you need in order to dance West Coast Swing in the most fun and flowy way possible! The exercises in this Starter Kit teaches you what most important to learn about West Coast Swing, and how to use those techniques to have an enjoyable dance regardless of any mistakes that may occur on the floor. The Deluxe version of this video goes over more then just how to do the fundamentals, it also includes common pitfalls and crucial tips to help prevent you from memorizing bad habits while emphasizing good ones.

Lesson Taught by Brett Granstrom and Keri Pilgrim at Spark Up Dance Llc.

00:00:10 Introduction
00:01:53 What is West Coast Swing?
00:03:35 Tension Hand Hold
00:05:46 Compression Hand Hold
00:07:51 Compression Connection
00:10:26 Tension Connection
00:13:21 Stretch
00:16:42 Pressure Connection
00:18:44 Positioning with Tension
00:20:47 3rd Foot position and Tug of War
00:24:39 Open Position
00:26:59 Momentum Machine
00:32:21 Arm Intergration
00:37:46 Passing Sides
00:39:39 Left Side Pass Drill
00:45:46 Sugar Push Drill
00:53:52 Catch
00:59:49 Foot Rolling & Pitch
01:08:30 Toe Walking
01:10:11 Pitch Tip
01:12:08 Crossing Steps
01:16:43 Double Rhythm
01:20:26 Left Side Pass Double Rhythm
01:26:01 Foot Collection
01:29:16 Sugar Push Double Rhythm
01:32:12 Posting
01:33:30 Arm Management
01:35:41 Anchoring
01:40:27 Under Arm Turn Double Rhythm
01:47:10 What to Focus On & Ending

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