Brazilian Zouk is a relatively new dance compared to some. For instance, the Cha Cha Cha has been around since the 1950’s. That’s almost 70 years. Lindy Hop has been around for almost 90 years! Zouk is just a baby in comparison. It has only been around for 20-30 years. Right now, Zouk has a following in most major cities across the US, especially on the coasts. As it is getting more popular, it is being added to the roster at major dance festivals around the world.
Notice how I didn’t say, “4 reasons why you should dance Zouk”? Those types of lists usually address the non-dancer. With this blog I want to talk to the people who already dance. You already know that dancing is good for you. I don’t need to tell you that. I’m going to share with you why I Zouk and why I think you should too. Chances are if you haven’t heard of this new-ish dance,
What is the difference between East Coast Swing (ECS) and West Coast Swing (WCS)? This is a question I get asked a lot. Of course I never mind answering this question (or any question from my students for that matter), but I figured it might be nice to explain a little bit here…Be sure to find “WCS vs. ECS Round 1” for a brief history of each dance.
Lets talk about what each dance looks like.
What is the difference between East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing? This is a question I get asked a lot. Of course I never mind answering this question (or any question from my students for that matter), but I figured it might be nice to explain a little bit here…
East Coast Swing which shall henceforth be known as ECS, and West Coast Swing which shall henceforth be known as WCS are actually related.
At Spotlight Ballroom the question of whether or not one has to rotate partners during our group classes comes up often. While we believe that your dancing will greatly benefit from rotating partners we never force you to do so. We would like to take a few minutes to explain why we encourage you rotate partners: