Next WCS CSA Dance:

Friday, June 7, 2024 • 6 PM – 10 PM

Next WCS Chautauqua Hall Dance:

Saturday, June 1, 2024 • 6 PM – 10 PM

Mastering the Anchor Step: The Key to Elevating Your West Coast Swing

When it comes to dancing West Coast Swing, there is one crucial step that often gets overlooked but is incredibly important for maintaining control and balance – the anchor step. The anchor step is the final step in a pattern, where the leader and follower come to a stop and hold their position for a […]

Thank You to All Who Attended Our 2023 Return To West Coast Swing

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We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who attended our return to West Coast Swing monthly dance on August 18, 2023. Your support and enthusiasm made our comeback dance an overwhelming success. A special shout-out goes to all the beginners and new dancers who bravely took their […]

Bringing Back Dance and Connection

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In May of 2023, myself (Rene) and my wife Jennifer were asked to teach the monthly dance lesson for the Santa Cruz Swing Dance Club. We were quite honored. You see, we have been attending that dance since we first started dancing together. My memory is a little fuzzy, but I’m going to guess it’s […]

I don’t like it…I LOVE it, plus one!

https://vimeo.com/702314669 Our gym: the garage. Our exercise: dance! Moving it and shaking it to two songs in this video.  The first song is by Flo Rida featuring Robin Thicke and Verdine White “I don’t like it, I love it!”. Check out their official video here. The second song is by Rihanna, “Hate That I Love […]

Waiting Night

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https://youtu.be/OdYnggjUG6k Another dance from January 9, this time dancing to Depeche Mode “Waiting for the Night”. Note: we do not own the rights to this song. The 80s music trip continues and we hope you enjoy! Post your comments below 🙂

Bless The Rain

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https://youtu.be/VpdiyNSZJkw Back on January 9, Jen and I had a few dance practice/workout sessions. This time, we’re dancing to Africa by Toto. Note: we do not own the rights to this song. Lately we’ve been on an 80s music trip and we’re enjoying it. Stick around for more 😉

TV Shine

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https://youtu.be/caMVwYDIs0A From a few weeks back, more dance practice and workout. This time, dancing to The Sun Always Shine On Tv (MTV Unplugged). It’s by A-ha featuring Ingrid Helene Håvik. Note: we do not own the rights to this song. And, we still have a bad leg on our camera tripod!

In The Air

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From one of our dance workouts at home. This is one of the longest songs we’ve ever danced to! But, it was a lot of fun, especially the beginning. The song is by Phil Collins, “In The Air Tonight”, but a live recorded version we found on Youtube. It had a rather lengthy intro and […]

Memory Digital

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Our first posted dance for 2021! Acutally, there’s another dance floating around on my Facebook page that was posted before this one. So I guess that counts as the “first” dance of 2021. It wasn’t as cold this evening so we were able to dance comfortably. You’ll notice throughout the dance the camera wobbles here […]

Last Christmas – Goodbye, 2020!

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https://youtu.be/Zj8mXoEWBBw It’s that time of year! Happy holidays and Merry Christmas as we dance to “Last Christmas” by Wham. We even got jolly ol’ St. Nick to join in on our festivities. We are dancing to “Last Christmas” by Wham. Note: we do not own the rights to this song.