Kalamazoo West Coast Swing Dancing. . .

September 9, 2011

West Coast Swing is an energetic, upbeat form of regional jitterbug originating in the 1940's that allows for creative improvisation. This style of dance uses movements of extension and compression between partners, creating an elastic-like flow. I love it and have to share two performances below for you to enjoy!

I am getting warmed up for an event next Saturday evening. The Kalamazoo, MI chapter of USA Dance has invited us to share our designs with the dancers at their next event on September 17th. The costumes worn for West Coast Swing vary from sassy informal street wear to more glitzy, bling designs worn for major competitions. It will be fun to work with dancers to design accessory complements to finish their ensembles. I am eager to share with them (and you) some of the new head wraps and headdresses that were created in our studio late this summer. . . Look for their introduction soon after the debuting events of this week.

If you are local to Kalamazoo, please, feel free to stop by to see us and the amazing dancers as they perfect their swing moves. . .

The Point Community Center
2595 N 10th St. (Oshtemo)
Kalamazoo, MI

The Point Community Center is located on 2595 N. 10th St, Kalamazoo, MI. One mile North of West Main St (M-43) and 1/2 Mile South of H Ave. on the west side of the street.

Time: 7 - 10:30 p.m.

7 p.m. - Dance Lesson
8 p.m. - General dancing & mixer

Dance location: Point Community Center, 2595 N 10th St, Oshtemo.

$10 general public/ $7 students under 26 with student ID/
$5 USA Dance members

Ben Morris & Melissa Rutz West Coast Swing Routine, Swingsation 2011

Emily Drinkall UCWDC Worlds 2011 Superstars Dance A West Coast Swing

I am so looking forward to this event. . . love to watch the dance and truly looking forward to the time when my schedule might support my taking to the dance floor too! I can't think of a better way to lose the pounds put on while bed-ridden this August.




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