Feel the Beat

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dawn-hampton
Here is great video from Dawn Hampton (1928 in Middletown, Ohio – 25 September 2016), who was an American cabaret and jazz singer, saxophonist, dancer and songwriter. In it she describes feeling the beat in the music when we dance. It’s a great video on an aspect of our dance that we can all learn from.

West Coast Swing at the Santa Cruz Swing Club

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Santa Cruz Swing Club dance party

The Santa Cruz Swing Club Saturday night dance has always been one of my favorite dances. And it still is. When I began dancing west coast swing sometime around 2008,  it was the place to go dancing west coast swing outside of our own local Friday night dance party in Pacific Grove at the old Shall We Dance Ballroom.  (more…)

South Bay Dance Fling 2016

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Rene Arreola West Coast Swing

South Bay Dance Fling 2016 has come and gone and the event was a blast! The directors of this event are Glenn, Sue & Candace Cravalho. It is a mix of Country Two Step and West Coast Swing. Held in San Jose, California during Labor Day Weekend, this event has plenty of dance workshops, contests and social dancing. (more…)

Dancing in Oahu at The Study

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Jen and I discovered a great place to dance called The Study, located in the Modern. The Modern is a hotel located in Honolulu and walking distance from the hotel we are staying at, called the Equus.

We just finished our day of touring around Oahu visiting different places when we were walking down to get some sundries at a corner store, when Jen noticed the hotel. We decided to go in and check it out. We instantly heard the music coming from behind a book case that appeared to be angled, so that you almost had to sneak around it to see where the music is coming from.

Once past the book case, we saw a bar with a cool, modern looking lounge area with tables, chairs and ottomans. There was also a 3-piece band playing some cool groove music. Jen and I were still in our shorts when we happened upon this and decided we needed to head back to the hotel, put on some pants and get our dance shoes on!

The video here is just a snip of the fun we had while dancing and mingling with the hotel guests! Good times!

Classes and Social Dancing at WCS Dance Co on Thursday Nights

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