WCS Champion Myles Munroe will be presenting on what motivates people to dance, compete, how to avoid stalling your progress and how to structure your journey in order create sustainable growth. At the end there was a Q&A where Myles answered questions and shared additional insights.
Stephen will be lecturing on dance branding. A brand is generally something that distinguishes an organization or product in the eyes of its customers. We’re going to take some of these traits and make them analogous to our dancing, from an amateur standpoint (crafting what you love and/or selling” the judges) rather than the traditionally professional one.
In this Lecture, Phoenix will share tips and experiences he's learned through the lens of dancing both roles. Topics may include: connection, partnering, social etiquitte, competition, role switching, and more.
Jacqueline Joyner will be lecturing on how to structure practice on your own, learn about different solo drills and their implications on a partnership and the dance overall. We'll also be discussing how to practice for improved quality of movement, musicality, and partnership.
Bryn will explain her approach to musicality and demonstrate some techniques to unlock your own musical potential and expand your current skills. She will also provide time for any questions about music and musicality at the end of the lecture.
Jesse Lopez will be lecturing on the language of WCS. West Coast Swing is commonly described as a language, because of the improvisational methodology by which dancers co-create during social dances. This complexity of this interdependent relationship between leads/follows can be a source of immense joy, or frustration and failure for dancers trying to assimilate their personal body language in the socially alive Ballroom environment. Join me as we explore a new perspective on how to successfully translate each specific partners West Coast Swing Language and find your own preferences for speech inside this beautiful partner dance.
Jade Ruiz will be lecturing on cross training and why it is one of the best ways to improve your dancing. Jade will be delving into what it is and how can you best apply it for your body and needs for West Coast Swing.
Getting the most out of your relationship with West Coast Swing is about more than learning how to move your body. Forrest will explore how we can set ourselves up for success by getting our minds right and building a strong foundation of psychological resources!
• Motivation: How to set good goals and build consistent habits • Courage: Tactics for overcoming stage fright and performance anxiety • Mindfulness: Managing challenging emotional states
Kristen will cover one of the best parts of west coast swing... social dancing! How to approach it with more confidence and dispel common social dancing myths we all get caught up in. She will also provide you practical ways to use social dancing to grow your west coast swing and find your personal dance style.
At some point, everybody runs into the issue that there is no one "right way" to dance west coast swing. This lecture will help you adapt a mindset that encompasses (almost) everything the dance has to offer, as well as give you some tools to think of west coast swing in more concrete ways.