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West Coast Swing for Beginners

Shelley Saxena - West Coast Swing Dance Instructor

Hello and welcome!

Thank you so much for purchasing the online Beginner course for West Coast Swing. To get the most out of the video lessons, watch them in the order they are laid out as they have a natural progression. Also, I've included a list of ten great practice songs at the bottom of the page. Enjoy, have fun and see you on the dance floor!

P.S. If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm happy to help.

Lesson 1 - Basic Rhythm Patterns

Lesson 2 - Left Side Pass

Lesson 3 - Right Side Pass

Lesson 4 - Sugar Push

Lesson 5 - Sugar Tuck

Lesson 6 - Travelling Tuck

Lesson 7 - Basket Whip

Lesson 8 - Basic Whip

Bonus Move - Starter Step

10 Great Practice Songs

Here is a list of songs I recommend for practice purposes. They all have a strong beat and slow speed so you can practice easily and comfortably:

  • Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
  • Thinking Out Loud by Ed Shearan
  • Royals by Lorde
  • Lights Down Low by MAX
  • Le Ballet by Celine Dion
  • Sunday Morning by Maroon 5
  • Cyclone by Ernie Halter
  • Chains by Tina Arena
  • Days Like This by Van Morrison
  • Rain by Bad News Brown

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