Dance Classes

 West Coast Swing Dance Classes
at the River Park Leisure Centre


We are now in our AUTUMN TERM of West Coast Swing 2017!

Click here to reserve your place now!


West Coast Swing dance classes and social dancing
in the Function Room, upstairs at the
River Park Leisure Centre
Gordon Road, Winchester, SO23 7DD

No need to stop at reception! Just walk up the stairs opposite the desk and up again. You will find the Function Room on your right, above the pool area.


West Coast Swing Autumn Term:
Thu 14 Sep to Thu 7 Dec 2017

20.00 Beginner/ Improver West Coast Swing class
20.45 Social Dancing (time to practice!)
21.15 Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing class
22.00 Social Dancing till 22.30

Weekly drop in: £ 10
West Coast Swing Course 13 weeks: £115
Concessions available on request.
Our club card gives you a free evening for every ten attended!


Private Tuition

We are very happy to offer Private Tuition! Due to the fact that West Coast Swing can be danced to almost any kind of music, this dance is particularly popular as a Wedding Dance and couples choose to take Private WCS Lessons with us in the run up to the Happy Occasion! So, whether it is for your Special Wedding Dance or for any other occasion, we are looking forward to getting you dancing! Please contact us for details.

For more info and bookings please contact us. 

We are looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
Silvia & Max

Silvia and Max West Coast Swing Winchester


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West Coast Swing Syllabus

Beginners  & Improvers Level:

Basic Elements:

Walks, triple steps, hook triples, cross checks, kicks, taps, kick ball changes, volta crosses, pivot crossovers.

Sugar Push
Left Side Pass
Left Side Tuck
Sugar Tuck

Inside Roll
Left Side Rolling Side Pass (Chanaine Turn)
Under Arm Turn (Right Side Pass),
RS Rolling Side Pass(Chanaine)

Right Side Torque Turn (J-Lead)
Basic Whip
Basket Whip

Starter Step
Left Side Sling Shot (Throw out)
Closed Tuck

Intermediate & Advanced Level:

Tuck Turn variations:

Closed Tuck – from starter step or 6ct closed basic
Left hand led Tuck
Open Tuck
Tuck with free spin
Basic Tuck – 2 hand hold
Sugar Tuck
Rright hand led- Dallas Side Pass (Right Side Tuck)
Tuck with both hands overhead
Tuck to Hammerlock
Right to right (handshake hold) overhead Tuck
Right to right overhead Tuck with free spin
Cross hand hold (right over left)
Diamond hand hold
Cleaver Hand Hold – back to back (Step Under Dallas Side Pass)
Cleaver Tuck Turn

Whip variations:

Basket Whip/ Locked Whip
Basic Whip
Whip with inside turn
Whip with outside turn
Whip with free spin
Whip with 2 free spins
Same Side Whip
Apache Whip
Spin Apache
Man’s Spin Apache
Reverse Whip
Reverse Whip hand led
Left Side Whip
Left Side Whip Same Side out
Closed Whip
Closed to open to closed Whip
Hustle Whip
Whip with guys UAT and leader’s free spin
Continuous Whip – with extensions in the middle
Whip with double spin out
Stalkers Whip
Fake Whip (6 count)
6 Count Whip

6 Count Basic Variations

Cut Off – 6 count redirection

Sugar Push with Leader’s face loop or head loop (lt-rt,rt-rt)
Sugar Push with Follower’s face loop (lt-rt,rt-rt,lt-lt)
Compression turn
Sugar Push with Girl’s head loop
Under Arm Turn/Right Side Pass with Guy’s head loop and tuck out
Left Side Pass with inside turn (Rolling Side Pass)-lt-rt, rt-rt,rt-lt
Left Side Pass with inside turn with guy’s face loop and tuck out – (lt-rt,rt-rt)
Alternating Under Arm Turn/Right Side Pass (lt & rt)
Leader’s Hookstep

Introduction into Syncopations:

Point Steps
Kick Steps
Tap Steps
Kick Ball Changes


Distance between couple
Anchoring from centre
1 Beat Lead
No Beat Lead
Active versus Passive


Body Placement
Foot Placement
Body Shapes, Angles and Levels
Body Flight & Flow


Major Breaks
Repetitive Accents
Vocal Accent with delays, drags & slides
Minor Pops and Hits


We love attending WCS Workshops and Weekenders to keep our West Coast Swing dancing fresh and up to date! A little while ago we attended the WCS Xcetra 2 Weekender in Bournemouth with all the greatest international WCS teachers! One of our favourite teachers is Mario Robau, and here is a picture:

Mario Robau workshop