What is the difference between East Coast and West Coast Swing?

And which is considered to be Lindy?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Lindy is largely an eight-count that's similar to Eastern swing but there are distinct differences. Both use a six-count basic step, though, that consists of two triple steps and a rock step. Western swing is distinctive in that it's danced in a slot, and one of its basic six-count steps is two walking steps, a triple step (sometimes a tap is substituted) and a "coaster step" triple. Eastern swing has its origins in Lindy, which after all originated in New York, and Western is a slightly later development.

  • 1 decade ago

    I like to think ECS and Lindy as dances you intergrate. Many say ECS is mostly 6 count moves and Lindy is 8. Its all swing and should be mixed to create something that accents the music and pushes the creativity and connection between partners.

    Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jf_AIasUuc

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    WCS is often danced to R&B, blues, and groove. Once you see good WCS, you will know what it is: http://www.americasclassic.com/videoclips/video_cl...

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