West Coast Swing Series: 4 Tuesdays, April 25 to May 16
To get you moving and smiling this spring, we're offering another 4-week West Coast Swing series. This one is ALL LEVELS. The first half of each class will offer material for beginners; the second half will offer more challenging steps, styling and musicality. The series is perfect for students who took the 4-week series last August, but also for people totally new to West Coast Swing.
The series will be taught by popular tanguero and swing dancer, Gerry Morris!
An all-levels class with a focus on the basics of West Coast Swing. No experience or partner required. Plus one hour of guided practice time.
4 Tuesdays, April 25-May 16
7:30-9 pm - Beginner Class
9-10 pm - Dance!
$15/class. $50/series. F/T students 20% off. Walk-ins welcome every week!
Philadelphia Argentine Tango School,
2030 Frankford Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19125
WHAT IS WEST COAST SWING?
West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized 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, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that put a premium on improvisation. WCS is danced to moderate tempo blues, R&B , funk, mellow swing and, in recent times, contemporary music. It is a highly musical dance form that can adopt many nuances from other dances. This makes WCS a highly versatile dance form. It is also seen as smoother and sexier than other dances in the swing family.
Gerry Morris discovered West Coast Swing (WCS) in 2005 in Australia, and quickly fell in love with the dance. Since moving to the U.S. in 2009, he has continued studying with some of the top professional swing teachers in the world.
Gerry is a popular social dancer, who also competes successfully in many swing divisions. He remains a competitive dancer on the WCS circuit.
One of the main reasons Gerry loves WCS is the wide variety of music (including many different musical genres) that are used for dancing WCS. He also loves the simple fact that anyone can learn WCS, and have a lot of fun while doing it.