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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.

West Coast Swing - Crushing It

Crushing It!

https://youtu.be/CesvsF-NEpU 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,

West Coast Swing - Dancing Under The Stars

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.

West Coast Swing - Slow Water

Slow Water and Please Admit One

https://youtu.be/MIOgYgxWDKIhttps://youtu.be/Eo7Flm_j9T0 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:

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

West Coast Swing - Anchros Away

Anchors Away

https://youtu.be/TuhAQS9YVJI 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

West Coast Swing - Gonna Look You In The Eye

Gonna Look You In The Eye

https://youtu.be/iDKE2NtzWds 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

West Coast Swing Dancing in my Sweats Part Two

Dancing in my Sweats ?! – Part Two

https://youtu.be/-tSk1LP3JbI The date was April 19, 2020…I know, this sounds like deja vu. Well, we did dance and record ourselves twice that evening.  This time, we were dancing to a song from the Black Panther

West Coast Swing - Dancing in my Sweats

Dancing in my Sweats?!

https://youtu.be/y0SZFin1iH4 The date was April 19, 2020. Jennifer and I had been working long, hard hours as the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic had firmly taken root in our lives and pretty much the entire