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West Coast Swing Clothes - What to Wear for West Coast Swing Dancing

West Coast Swing Dancing Clothes: let's start at the feet and work our way up. Comfortable dance shoes are very important. Dancing involves a lot of twisting and turning of the feet, so in order to be kind to our knees and feet, we encourage dancers to wear comfortable shoes with leather or suede soles. Many Swing dancers have a rubber heal on their dance shoes. The theory behind having a rubber heal is that you can spin on the balls of your leather or suede-soled shoes, but still have traction (and therefore stability) on the rubber heals. Another factor that should be considered is the specific dance floor. One pair of dance shoes might be good on one floor, but not on another. If you're dancing on a floor for the first time, it doesn't hurt to bring 2 pairs of dance shoes: one that grips for a fast (slippery) dance floor, and one that easily slides for a slower (sticky) floor.

Where can you get good dance shoes? Art's Dance Shoes next to the Juanita Community Club in Kirkland is a good bet. He can create a custom pair of shoes or suggest a pair from the selection he already has on the shelf.

Art's Dance Shoes
13023 100th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-2723
(425) 814-9191

For West Coast Swing, the remaining apparel options are limitless. From sexy, to eccentric, to practical, it all depends on your personal style. Often the mood of the dance venue will dictate the appropriate dance attire.

About Resilient Spirit

Seattle DJ Dance Party

Resilient Spirit provides professional DJ services for a range of special events including, but not limited to, weddings, anniversary parties, church and corporate functions. Offering an introductory dance lesson as part of your event encourages guest participation and makes your event stand out from the rest. We specialize in events with dancing. In order to dance with confidence, we offer Private Lessons and Group Classes.

Party Dancing

is one of the best ways to get people out on the dance floor. People of all ages are able to enjoy Party Dancing. One of the best features of Party Dancing is that you do not need a partner!

Partner Dancing

creates the opportunity to share and feel the mood of the music with another person on the dance floor. It's a lot of fun and can be surprisingly therapeutic! Our beginning dance classes require no previous dance experience and no partner is necessary. All of our classes emphasize building a solid foundation from which creativity, improvisation and individual style can grow and flourish.

Line Dancing

is a fun and easy way to practice dancing. People of all ages are able to enjoy Line Dancing. One of the best features of Line Dancing is that you do not need a partner! Line dancing is no longer strictly Country Western; dances are choreographed to a wide range of music from Swing, Mambo and Cha Cha to Waltz, Tango, Zydeco and more.

Anusara-style Hatha Yoga

is a powerful, openhearted practice that increases stamina, strength, flexibility, endurance, and overall health. Hatha yoga is a highly effective tool for improving physical alignment and energy flow. It is an opportunity to cultivate greater awareness of ourselves while emphasizing the union of mind, body, and spirit. Whether you're new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, Anusara yoga is a very accessible, playful style that has much to offer. Some of our classes even provide childcare with preregistration!

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