For West Coast Swing is a compilation of 15 different teachers, (including Skippy) with interviews and varying points of view on connection & technique. Not all Teachers are GSDTA, but this interesting mix, directed by Doug Silton, has a wide variety of excellent ideas and teachers. Cost is $40.
In an effort to preserve the fundamental characteristics of West Coast Swing, the World Swing Dance Council has sanctioned 14 BASIC PATTERNS which authentically represent the essence of West Coast Swing. This is a non-profit effort of GSDTA. In an effort to "Spread the Word" - Anyone may purchase 10 of the "West Coast 101" CDs for only $100. Single DVD just $20.
This DVD includes Workshop recaps with Skippy Blair. It's just like attending one of Skippy's Intensives! Cost is $45
The 2011 Kona Intensive brought together GSDTA Teachers Jordan & Tatiana, Sharlot & Mark and Professor Sarah Grusmark -This DVD all of Skippy Blair's Universal Unit System! Cost: $45
2 separate DVDs - Over 2 HOURS of Skippy, teaching. Josh Clark & Sarah Grusmark do a marvelous job on the demos. Skippy details the Leader's part, Follower's part, & the professional techniques that make each pattern work. It is these special techniques that make the GSDTA curriculum so valuable. Cost is only $49.95.
DVD 22 Foundation
Patterns in WCS
YouTube shows thousands of hits on the historical swing line dance - "The Shim Sham". This Shim Sham package includes a 1-hour DVD of Skippy teaching the entire Shim Sham.The Shim Sham training booklet breaks down every pattern in the routine, each demonstrated using the Universal Unit System.
Skippy takes you through a wealth of information on the various Dance Rhythms that exist. It is fascinating that EVERY rhythm in EVERY dance, can be used in West Coast Swing. This DVD also Includes valuable material on the "Sheet Music for Dancers". Cost: $40.00.
2-Disc Set - $45
Contains 15 Patterns & features Dance Champions Lance Shermoen, Sharlot Bott, Jack & Annie Hirsch, & Larry Kern.
WEST COAST SWING: INT./ADVANCED LEVEL - $40
10 Intermediate patterns & features Wayne & Sharlot Bott, Carlito Rofoli, Jack Carey, Annie Hirsch & Larry Kern.
Skippy Blair w/Larry Kern - Basic “Couples” Patterns, “always break on two”.
Using the Universal Unit System, Skippy shows the Basic Rhythm Pattern of 13 different Social Dances.
For those who remember The Gap Swing Commercial - This fun, fast
dance is still being used in 2014 as an alternative to plain East Coast Swing. Teenager Delight!
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