But I am surprised from reading the posts there how many of them also do WCS. I had the impression that lindy dancers hated WCS and vice-versa.
I havn't been around WCS long enough to know if the distaste for WCS was more a joke than an actuality or if at some recent point in time there was a change. My guess is that the music for WCS which is popular keeps mutating, possibly causing Lindy dancers to at one point dislike WCS (i.e. it's country phase, while now there is a proclivity towards more blues/Lindy-friendly music). There are also so many events catering to both dances, interminggling competitions (WCS Novice followed by Lindy Novice) and pros are doing crossover competitions.
There's so much both dances can learn from one another, and everyone should play nice in the sandbox....I think it's nice that both communities are getting along right now, at least where from what I see. People should be glad that others are out swing dancing, even just dancing in general, backbiting with in the swing community is just silly.