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Welcome to the RenJen Dance blog, where “Ren”, Rene Arreola, and “Jen”, Jennifer Filzen, share their love of dancing West Coast Swing. This is like a blog of our dances, starting at the beginning of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place. Since we are not able to teach dance or participate or hold social dances, we’ve decided to share with the world the way we dance West Coast Swing.

your love rocks

Your Love Rocks

https://youtu.be/VklChbtWzGI Rene in a beanie and one of the last times we’ll see him with his “long” hair! Jen’s sporting a new, velvety top. And, we’re dancing/practicing our West Coast Swing to “Your Love Rocks”

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all dressed up

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

https://youtu.be/59HH5jIntsw Jen has been adding a few new pieces of clothing to her wardrobe. She was perfectly dressed for an online summit she was hosting as part of her Rock Star Marketing business. As the

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fly me to the moon west coast swing

Fly Me To The Moon

https://youtu.be/be4TZEPkhXw Another great, fun workout dancing West Coast Swing. This time, we’re smooth grooving it to “Fly Me To The Moon” by Ben L’Oncle Soul. A really great rendition of the Frank Sinatra classic. Note:

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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

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Play That Sax!

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

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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

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West Coast Swing

Ethereal Legend

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

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West Coast Swing

Throwback Dance: Carmel Highlands Inn

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

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Left Over Birthday Cake Dance - West Coast Swing

Left Over Birthday Cake Dance

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

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Jen's 2020 Birthday Dance

Jen’s Birthday Dances!

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

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