West Coast Swing festivals and congresses
West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance derived from Lindy Hop. It is characterised by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together.
Typically the follower walks into new patterns traveling forward on counts "1" and "2" of each basic pattern, rather than rocking back. The Anchor Step is a common ending pattern of many West Coast Swing figures.
West Coast Swing events in June 2013
14 - 16 Jun 6. International Bachata Weekender
27 - 30 Jun Sweden Dance
West Coast Swing events in July 2013
8 - 14 Jul Westie on the Promenade
18 - 21 Jul Toronto Open Swing/Hustle Championships
27 Jul - 3 Aug Sea Sun And Swing Camp
West Coast Swing events in August 2013
9 - 12 Aug UK Westie Bootcamp
(Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom)
15 - 18 Aug The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI)
(New York City, NY, United States)
24 Aug - 1 Sep Salsa West on Beach 2nd Mission
West Coast Swing events in September 2013
27 - 29 Sep Angoulême Salsa Festival
West Coast Swing events in October 2013
3 - 6 Oct Warsaw Swing
10 - 13 Oct New Zealand Open Swing Dance Championships
(Auckland, New Zealand)
10 - 14 Oct Canada Salsa Congress
* The highlighted events in this list are dedicated to West Coast Swing, others feature it as an additional style.