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Mané and Roger dancing West Coast Swing!

what is wcs?

/west coast swing

West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. In contrast to Lindy or East Coast Swing, WCS is generally danced in a "slot," such that the two partners maintain their orientations to the walls of the dance space.


Two important characteristics of WCS are the use of a stretched connection at the end of each pattern and the use of compression in some of the patterns. In addition, both the leader and the follower (who can be of any gender) contribute to the dance through improvisation as inspired by the music.


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WCS can be danced to a wide variety of music, including blues, R & B, contemporary pop, and jazz. The music can also vary in tempo and feel, from slow and lyrical to fast and energetic. There's no other form of dance quite like it!


Our backgrounds in ballet, contemporary dance, and ballroom dance provide us with a unique perspective on WCS technique. We really enjoy sharing our love and knowledge of WCS with our students!

2021 WCS International Flashmob!

Organizers and Instructors: Roger Plaut and Mané Rebelo-Plaut   

Choreography: Olivier and Virginie Massart
Music: “Body Moves” by DNCE

Mané and Roger
Jennifer and Leigh
Jeannette and William
Katie and Billy
Lana and Michael
Annyck and Ron
Jody and Anthony and Clint
Kelsey and David
Shiran and Shmuel

Videography: Roger, Kate, Min, Anthony, Clint
Photography: Kathy Ward,
Cheerleaders: Oria, Naomi, Katherine, Jae
Skipper: Carol

Video and photo editing: Roger Plaut and Mané Rebelo-Plaut

Thank you: Dave Moldover and Casey Daniels (Dance Jam Productions)

Here's last year's International West Coast Swing Flashmob / Rally, danced at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC! Be sure to watch through to the end to see some great photos.
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped. We had so much fun! 🙂

 Starting Sunday, July 24, Mané and Roger will be teaching weekly lessons for the 2022 West Coast Swing Rally / Flashmob! Click here for more information!

Watch this video to see highlights of Flashmobs from previous years:

Organizers and Instructors: Roger Plaut and Mané Rebelo-Plaut    

Choreography: Olivier and Virginie Massart
Music: “Butter” by BTS (Bangtan official)

Mané and Roger
Bailey and Heikell
Patti and Toni
Katie and Billy
Roberta and David
Jennifer and Michael
Not shown: Janet, Leigh, Edwin, Linda, Phil, Wendy
Videography: Roger, Leigh, Renaud, Sarah-Kay
Photography: Leigh, William, Sarah-Kay
Cheerleader: Jeselle
Mascot: Geordie

Video and photo editing: Roger and Mané

Thank you: Dave, Casey (Dance Jam Productions) and Hollywood Ballroom

While we are not able to social dance during this pandemic, we can reach out to each other in different ways.

We are happy to share this video with you, hoping to bring you some happiness! 

"Together in Dance" Featuring West Coast Swing dancers and instructors from the Washington, DC, area

Original song by Bob Marley, "Three Little Birds"
Artist: NuChoyce (Markus Smith)

Free download link:


Concept and Production: Roger Plaut and Mané Rebelo-Plaut


Dancers: Lemery and Gregory Rollinscott, Dave Moldover, Casey Daniels, Mandy Fried, Erica Smith, Ed Cottrell, Dawn Blorstad Garrish, Gail Crum, Chris Tuey, Lauren Anikis, Carmichael Tavora, Markus Smith, Tren Veal, Lara Deni, David Herrin, Debbie Tuttle-Steffanina, Jeff Steffanina, Laura Watkins, Steve Wilder, Ashritha Mohan Ram, Stefano Stratakis, Margie Tuttle, Curt Kothera, Mané Rebelo-Plaut, Roger Plaut, Kiona Leah, David Modlin, Robyn Walker, Mitch Torton, Steve Johns, Ken Roesel


Facebook version:

"It's only temporary. Every little thing gonna be all right."

Washington, DC, Virtual International Flashmob West Coast Swing 2020

We are available by appointment for in-person or virtual private lessons. Please contact or chat with us to schedule a lesson!

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