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Your Love Rocks

your love rocks

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” by The Avener. Note: we do not own the rights to this song.

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All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

all dressed up

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

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 day wore on, we knew we would be getting to our normal dance/workout practice session.

I thought since she was dressed up, I should dress up as well. The clothes I’m wearing aren’t new for me. I’ve worn them over the years whenever I competed in West Coast Swing dance competitions. Surprisingly, they still fit me decent.

It was a Friday night, but we had nowhere to go. So, we went straight to dancing! That’s not too bad of an alternative if you as us, right?

The song we are dancing to is “Still Feel Like Your Man” by John Mayer. Note: we do not own the rights to this song.

A fun dance in our “going out” clothes!

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Fly Me To The Moon

fly me to the moon west coast swing

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: we do not own the rights to this song.

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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 East.

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One Time

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 some dancing in!

In this dance, I even try that knee-drop move… with the opposite foot! I’ve done this before, but with my right foot landing on the floor. I hesitate for a few minutes for two reasons:

  1. I’ve never done it with this foot before
  2. I was trying to hit something in the music

Still, it was a fun song to dance and improv to. These types of songs have a lot of fun moments, even though it’s a slower song. Still, it’s fun to experiment.

The song we dance to in this video is my Marian Hill, “One Time”. Note: we do not own the rights to this song.

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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 a thing for the ethereal. So naturally, combining these two facets of fantasy entertainment was a no-brainer for me. In fact, the first time I saw the movie legend was sometime in the early to mid 90’s. I always liked this song, even back then, way before I was into West Coast Swing.

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Left Over Birthday Cake Dance

Left Over Birthday Cake Dance - West Coast Swing

Left Over Birthday Cake Dance

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. Due to COVID, we obviously could not do that. We did have lunch there and, as you can see, we had fun dancing at home.

Check out our other post “Jen’s Birthday Dances!” to see more birthday dances.

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Jen’s Birthday Dances!

Jen's 2020 Birthday Dance

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 rights to these songs!

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Don’t Wait – Just Dance!

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

Don’t Wait – Just Dance!

Dancin' and ALMOST fallin'!

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 a drop/dip move. On the way up, I lose my balance but recover enough for it to not be a fall. Don’t try this at home, kids.

Or, if you do, make sure you and your partner have an understanding. Still, it’s never pleasant when a fall happens, but they do happen. Be safe out there, as we’ve had our share of slips and falls.

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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 🙂