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Dance: West Coast Swing
West Coast Swing Dancing, related to the Swing, Whip, or Jitterbug,
came into being in the early 1930's in response to new musical forms
then sweeping the land. It was created at the grassroots level and
devotees of this art come from every conceivable ethnic, religious,
racial, and economic background.
West Coast Swing Dancing is an intricate dance, requiring a great
deal of coordination, good timing, and intelligent application. It
is an American dance which is danced to American music. It originated
in California and is danced in competition nationally and internationally.