What is the difference between East Coast and West Coast Swing?
And which is considered to be Lindy?
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest 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.
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...