Barbara Thompson
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Barbara Thompson

My Husband and I have been dancing for years.  Being from South Carolina we mostly danced Shag.  We moved around a lot because of my husband’s career.  In 2006 his job permanently led us to Houston, Tx. and that is when we discovered Bay Area Dance Club and West Coast Swing.  We became very involved...

Bryan Fore
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Bryan Fore

I discovered “Whip” (West Coast Swing) with my wife, Judy. Previously, we were country dancers. I joined BAWDC in ’94 and served as club President from 1997 to 2014. I have taught levels 1 and 2 throughout, and currently teach Level I. Judy and I were both inducted into the Bopper’s Hall of Fame and...

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?
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Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

The role of dancing in cognitive improvement has fascinated the scientific community for a number of years. To satisfy their curiosity, many academicians and researchers have carried out studies discerning dancing’s effect on a person’s knowledge. One of the recent studies that have proven the benefits of dancing on the brain is the one conducted...

How To Choose A Dance Studio
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How To Choose A Dance Studio

When choosing a particular studio or method of learning to dance you must first answer the following basic questions. Your answers will determine the keys needed to evaluate a studio, and whether it is a fit for you. What is the most important element in your dancing? This question is the most important one. If...

Dance Floor Courtesy
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Dance Floor Courtesy

In today’s modern world many of us are forgetting that dance is not just about party and having a women sway in your arms. Dance is an education; it is a way to develop oneself emotionally, physically and socially. Dance gives you a medium to teach many things if one wishes to. Courtesy in our...

Ask me to Dance
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Ask me to Dance

10 Steps to Get a Woman to Dance With You 1. Get in Position 2. Say Hello 3. Ask Her to Dance 4. Wait for Her to Respond 5. Walk onto the Dance Floor 6. Find a Spot to Dance 7. Get Ready to Dance 8. Dance! 9. End with a Finale 10. Say Thank...

Dance Music
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Dance Music

One of the great things about west coast swing is the sheer breadth of music available. But how do you discover great new music for dancing WCS? If you’re looking for new songs, the first place to check is what is actually being played by WCS DJs. Check out the following sites, which are updated...