Welcome to West Coast Swing NY and Cali-Mix Parties. WCSNY.com is a website dedicated to the West Coast Swing and Social Dance community in NY and surrounding areas. Our goal is to bring new dancers in, and to grow the community while keeping dancing alive. Our team organizes events and teaches workshops. We also support National and International dance events.
We hold one of the largest California Mix parties in NYC and on Long Island, where you can dance West Coast Swing, Latin, Country, Hustle and ballroom. You can also find us at many events in the tri-state area. Check out the Calendar for all of our events and workshops
A little About West Coast Swing
West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance derived from Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together.
Typically the follower walks into new patterns traveling forward on counts "1" and "2" of each basic pattern, rather than rocking back. The Anchor Step is a common ending pattern of many West Coast Swing figures,
WCS can be danced to a variety of music ranging from Blues and Jazz to hip hop, R&B, Pop and even some Rock.