#ThursdayThoughts

Why do all my moves work with Advanced followers but not with partners at my level? It’s most likely due to the Advanced followers being able to adjust and adapt to your issues and bad habits. Advanced followers can compensate and course-correct imperfect leads whereas a lower level follower will actually be more authentic in […]

November success stories

Competing is one side of West Coast Swing that we will highlight once in a while. Every month we’ll try to keep track of the (WSDC) competition results of all WCS dancers who live and dance in the Netherlands. In this item we share their success stories. Warsaw Halloween Swing (Warsaw, Poland) 👍 Alexandru Tanasoiu […]

#Thursday Thougths

It’s that time of the year again when we get to share what we’re grateful for. There’s plenty of things to be thankful for, but this is our list for this year ( Yes, we deliberately omitted names 🙂 ): PioneersThe people who brought West Coast Swing to The Netherlands. Do you think you would […]

#ThursdayThoughts

“The leaders never give me time to play” This is common in areas where the leaders have been taught to prioritize patterns. But this does not give you license to hijack! There’s a whole wealth of information on the topic of invitation leads and styling – way more than a single workshop or video. Part […]

#ThursdayThoughts

I took enough lessons to learn my basics. I have fun social dancing, that’s all that matters, right? Why do I need more lessons? You may have fun social dancing, but are you sure your partners are enjoying their dance with you? Maybe they smile, but don’t be too quick to assume their smile means approval. Your […]

#ThursdayThoughts

I’m bored with my dancing. How can I get more interesting/exciting material? If you impatiently skipped over the technique and got in the bad habit of collecting patterns, you are probably disenchanted with your dancing because you never learned how to do them properly, expressively, comfortably, or musically. That’s what the technique is for, so […]

October success stories

Competing is one side of West Coast Swing that we will highlight once in a while. Every month we’ll try to keep track of the (WSDC) competition results of all WCS dancers who live and dance in the Netherlands. In this item we share their success stories. WCS Festival (Düsseldorf, Germany) 🏆 Miranda Lam won […]

#ThursdayThoughts

“There are never enough leaders” So? What are you going to do about it? Well, let’s consider your choices: 1. Quit coming.Serious? 2. Keep taking classes and wait your turn.It is a good way to practise your patience but you may consider to read further …. 3. Recruit more leader friendsPromote WCS by telling your […]

#ThursdayThoughts

I’ve got all the patterns I can handle at the moment. Why should I go to another workshop? Good workshops teach more than patterns. Sometimes the best workshops teach no patterns at all. Sometimes just hearing old info in a new way can can really hit home for you and something clicks. Sometimes your body […]

September succes stories

Competing is one side of West Coast Swing that we will highlight once in a while. Every month we’ll try to keep track of the (WSDC) competition results of all WCS dancers who live and dance in the Netherlands. In this item we share their success stories. This month we heard about the following successes […]