Crash!

https://youtu.be/Pe1qsV7guTs Jen and I get a little silly in this dance (what else is new?!) The song is “Crash” by Dave Matthews Band. And, we start out with a little crashing around…but in a fun way! It’s part of the fun of dancing West Coast Swing: creating context within our dance by either using the […]

Play That Sax!

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Play that sax!! A great, fun song and a fast song for us to dance to as well. I like dancing to fast songs because they make you want to move! Slow songs can be fun, too much slow can literally just slow you down. The song we are dancing to is “Sax” by Fleur […]

One Time

https://youtu.be/6AfdETkdlEE A dance workout, to keep both of us in shape, especially since we are both working from home and sitting at desks for long hours. Our garage has been converted to a small dance floor for several years now. Having it means we can step onto it any hour of the day and get […]

Ethereal Legend

West Coast Swing

This is the “ethereal” version of “Legend” dance. To see the regular version, without the effects, please check out Rene’s Facebook page here. In this version, I really had fun adding in the effects. The song we are dancing to is “Is Your Love Strong Enough” from the Tom Cruise movie “Legend”. And I have […]

Throwback Dance: Carmel Highlands Inn

West Coast Swing

https://youtu.be/tp6xldWduCw Back in the day, one of the best places to dance on the Monterey Peninsula was at the Carmel Highlands Inn. Before COVID-19 was even a news headline, the dancing at this great spot ended, several years before. It was a changing of the management at the inn, the retirement of an awesome duo […]

Left Over Birthday Cake Dance

Left Over Birthday Cake Dance - West Coast Swing

https://youtu.be/azcJXMZvJfs We found some left over birthday cake! This is another dance from Jen’s 50th birthday. Here we are celebrating by dancing to Tongue Tied July by Michael Brun X Roy English. It was Jen’s original plan to throw a large party over at the Haute Enchilada in Moss Landing, CA for her 50th birthday. […]

Jen’s Birthday Dances!

Jen's 2020 Birthday Dance

https://youtu.be/V8covr-dGYY This one is a two-fer! Two dances for Jen’s 2020 Birthday Celebration. We call this “Nifty-Fifty”! Yep, this was Jen’s 50th birthday celebration!! We had fun celebrating and dancing. The two songs we danced two were “Forever” by J Sutta and “The Creeper Returns” by Mississippi Blues Band. Note: nope, we don’t own the […]

Don’t Wait – Just Dance!

West Coast Swing - Don't Wait Just Dance - Rene and Jennifer

Dancin’ and ALMOST fallin’! https://vimeo.com/457321904/b6b9ac948c A new dance practice session, this time workin’ it to “Don’t Wait” by Mapei. Great song, we love dancing to it! At one point in this dance, there is line in the song, “No one’s got your back like I do”, wherein I bring Jen into close and go into […]

Fallin’!

West Coast Swing - Fallin' - Rene and Jennifer

Dancing and Practicing West Coast Swing https://youtu.be/khNF5H0SvMo We’re trying to get in at least one dance a week…maybe two! Working from home (even before COVID) means we are slaves to our desks almost all day long and all night long. Getting up to dance is our way to relax, practice, and unwind. The song we […]

“Low” Fast Car

West Coast Swing - "Low Fast Car

https://youtu.be/sX2j5XGPbYc It seems like all we’re able to do these days is either walk or drive, with not a whole lot of anything else to do in between. Trying to enjoy a little more dancing here and there 🙂 This is one of my favorite songs to dance to, “Fast Car”. This rendition is by […]