West Coast Swing
West Coast Swing is mostly danced to medium tempos. It requires the same high level of techniques (lead and follow) as Lindy Hop. It uses syncopation’s with the triple steps, which for a newbie makes it hard to detect any basic step, since a syncopation might often be followed by a footwork variation. West Coast Swing dancers like to apply their footwork to a different rhythm of the music, which sometimes lays more at 2+3 instead of 4+5. Above that, it applies lots of improvisational patterns in the dance, where the couples can separate from one another and dance a little solo or which allows followers to stop a lead move, and to initiate their one of their own.