There are only a few activities in life where we can communicate, connect and express our creativity at the same time. West Coast swing dancing is no longer for Californians. This energizing dance quickly gained popularity in the late 50s because of its refined style and adaptation to contemporary music. For nearly five decades, West Coast swing has stood the test of time, and is now the latest dance craze on the for East Coast, down South and everywhere in between.
If you’re still wondering why West Coast Swing is right for you, here are three reasons that will convince it is:
You Can Express Yourself
In West Coast Swing dancing, every dance is an opportunity to express your creativity. The start of the dance is like a blank slate. Although there are sets rules for the counts, footwork and connection, they all form a foundation that is wide open for personal expression. Combining the rhythm and musicality, you and your partner can connect through the common language of swing without ever saying a word.
Google the local swing dance scene and you will find so many places to swing. Today, almost every major city has one. Even if you don’t speak the same language, you can connect through the shared physical connection and understanding of the dance. This shared language is a excellent way to dive into a new city and make new friends. There is an excitement knowing that, wherever you go, you can find a community.
In a world where our professional and personal lives are increasingly digital, it’s even more important to seek out real experiences. Social media has worked wonders to connect us online, but it is no substitute for real physical connection. We crave human touch and contact. It’s in our DNA.
West Coast Swing is real. It’s a conversation without the script. It’s a physical and mental connection that is deeply rooted in the present. It’s a transcending of the world around you to create something fleeting yet beautiful. Few things in life are as therapeutic and rewarding.
The Comfort Zone
If there is one dance that takes first place for ergonomics and comfort, it’s the West Coast Swing. Heels are required, business causal is preferred making this low-impact dance the perfect choice for everyone. And while some people may prefer to dress up, the focus in on the dance, not the attire. Letting loose and cutting a rug is what it’s all about!
There are countless reasons why dancing of any form is something you should have in your life. At Arthur Murray Dance Studio, let us show the elements that are so unique only to West Coast Swing.
Come and “swing” by to visit us. We are located at: 1711 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404. Call us at: (812) 334-0553.