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    Las Vegas Dancehalls?

    Still around! Not sure you'll find me in the dancing he** hole known as Vegas much longer though. Since Gilleys closed, Dylans Dance Hall at 4660 S Boulder Hwy is the country dance spot. It's probably 10-15 minutes off the strip. It has been packed on the weekends lately. Dylans has always...
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    WCS newbie question

    Soren, I was just re-reading your question and I don't see why your 3&4 should feel rushed. I'm not sure why you're needing to do A-D all in two counts. Pretty much count one should just be back (still in the slot) and get the girl started. You shouldn't be leaving the slot here. Count...
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    WCS newbie question

    Hi Soren, Regarding your question of footwork, my feeling is that Back on 1, Replace on 2 is definitely more common and more "standard". My instructor (Donnie Carl) in Las Vegas encourages the other style, Back on 1, Back on 2, but I've taken lessons from popular California instructors like...
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    WCS Following question?

    Hi Jenny, I am a beginning (5 months) westie leader and I certainly don't envy your position, but maybe I can offer some advice. 1) People say you don't need to learn patterns, you should just be able to follow. I agree to some extent, but it seems to me that women need to at least...
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    Skippy Blair Intensive

    I went ahead and signed up for her Kona intensive, so I'll be there in about two weeks! Exciting! I'll post back when I'm back and try to write a little review. -Jeff
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    WC Swing Song Help ?

    Couple other options: Sexyback - Justin Timberlake Tilt Ya Head Back - Nelly & Christina Aguilera
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    Skippy Blair Intensive

    Has anyone been to any of Skippy Blair's Intensives? Just curious to hear what your experience was like. I am thinking of going to Skippy's Intensive in Kona, Hawaii next month.
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    WC Swing Song Help ?

    I also like Buttons, Don' Cha, and Promiscuious but that doesn't give you many options for breaks and accents. A popular contemporary competition song is Trick Daddy - Sugar, LOTS of breaks and accent options. It's not really contemporary, but this remix has an awesome r&b beat: The Rolling...
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    Intermediate video recommendations

    I have quite a few WCS videos and while I love to watch Jordan and Tatiana dance or do a workshop, their videos are my least favorite. I have "Upper Level Basics", "Social Patterns 1", and "Musicology". Musicology was good. The others were just OK, nothing really wrong with them, but I'm not a...
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    Good Country West Coast Music?

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm headed out dancing tonight, so I'll give some of these a try :) I forgot about Me and My Gang, that is an excellent WCS. Ladies Love Country Boys should work well too. I'll check out some of the others as well. I honestly have no idea how anyone could WCS to...
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    Good Country West Coast Music?

    I'm looking for some suggestions from members for good country west coast swing music. Most country music doesn't seem to west coast too well, but since I mainly go out to the country joints, I have to find some better west coast music. A good tempo is all I really need, but also music with...
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    Basic CW2S with preps?

    Thanks for all the input everyone! I will just keep doing the preps, lightening up a bit, and keeping my frame tight to prevent her from turning on the preps. I would assume follows would prefer preps, like kayak said, I would think any indication of what is coming would be welcome :) Now...
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    Basic CW2S with preps?

    Steve: Honestly, I've only been out to Gilleys once since we've started our CW2S lessons and so I haven't done too much dancing there. Specifically I was dancing out at Dylans and having these issues. I guess I should clarify my terminology to make sure I have it right. In promenade I am...
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    Basic CW2S with preps?

    Hi All, I just recently started taking some private lessons for CW2S with my dance partner (we mainly do WCS) and I am finding that I am dancing great with my partner, but most of the girls I ask to dance socially out at the venues are having trouble following my leads. I'm trying to figure...
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    WCS in Las Vegas

    DancinAnne: Well I am glad to hear that I am not alone in my plight :) Do you guys have any local instructors or do you have to travel for lessons? How many people are in your swing club? It seems like to build a group of swing dancers, you need a couple things 1) a regularly available place to...