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Crushing It!

West Coast Swing - Crushing It

One of our very first dances where I started to add a little more with editing in Adobe After Affects. I was getting my toes wet after learning how to edit videos in 2018, and I wanted to see how creative I could get.

I am by no means a special effects technician, but in the spirit of our dances, I just had fun with it. And it was a fun dance as well, as you’ll see what is meant by “crushing it!”

The song featured in this practice dance video of ours is “Crush” by Campsite Dream.

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Dancing Under The Stars

West Coast Swing - Dancing Under The Stars

More dance practice fun from May 16, 2020. The song is “After Tonight” by Justin Nozuka.

We had fun working/practicing on our dance. And I had fun adding the stars over our heads.

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Slow Water and Please Admit One

West Coast Swing - Slow Water

Slow Water and Please Admit One

The date was April 9, 2020. We are still under shelter-in-place orders here in California, so Jen and I get ready to do some more dancing in our garage.

We dance to two songs:

  1. “Fluid” by Ames
  2. “Dilemma” by Rob Murat

In the “Please Admit One” song, our cat Princess Greya makes a quick appearance at the beginning of our dance. Once she sees what we’re about to do, she high-tails it outta there! We love our fur-baby 🙂




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You Better You Better Than This!

West Coast Swing You Better You Better Than This!

You Better You Better Than This!

Here is our dance practice session from May 7, 2020. I believe we posted another dance from this same date on Facebook. In fact, I’m sure we did, as these videos here are one of several we filmed that day. What you’ll see here are our honest recordings, no editing, just straight up hit the dance, and shooting from the hip. One take, baby!

Below are two more workout/practice dances from the same day. By the way, the songs we danced to in these clips are as follows:

“Better” by Khalid
“Still in Love” by Nivea
“Capricorn” by Elderbrook

Regarding the Capricorn song, we actually posted a previous dance to this same song, somewhere on Rene’s Facebook page. So, this version here is an alternate version.

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Anchors Away

West Coast Swing - Anchros Away

From May 5, 2020. A fun dance to the song “Anchor” by Cailee Ray. One of the things I’m always trying to work on is posture. If you look at the thumbnail image for myself and Jennifer, you’ll notice our posture looks decent. Do we hold it throughout the dance? Not as much as we’d like! Until then, we’ll just keep practicing and having fun.

Note: we do not own the rights to this song.

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Gonna Look You In The Eye

West Coast Swing - Gonna Look You In The Eye

This is our practice dance from May 5, 2020. Still sheltering in place per  COVID-19, Jen and I feel the urge to bust out some West Coast Swing dancing. You get to watch a totally unedited, on the fly video. Seriously, one take,  keepin’ it real!

The song is “Way Down We Go” by Kaleo.