|Posted by jocbloy on February 8, 2016 at 9:20 PM|
What is Westcoast?
Westcoast is a very smooth and easy dance to learn, a type of modern jive / ceroc dance style that can be danced to most music from top 40 hits, to big band swing music, and everything in between, as well as rock n roll. Its a great dance to know when the music isn't right for rock n roll and once you learn it you can use all your rock n roll moves to dance westcoast. There is some confusion with this and West Coast Swing which is a lindy hop derivative. Adrian started teaching this style about 30 years ago as Westcoast Swing, long before modern jive and ceroc were developed, or West Coast Swing was introduced. It was a variation of the Hustle which was huge in the 70's after Saturday Night Fever. The name was changed after American West Coast Swing became more well known in Australia in the late 90's and the confusion started, so its now called "Westcoast". As Adrian says it was called Westcoast " because it was similar to a movement most people make when they have had too many Westcoast Coolers, which were popular at the time. "