Welcome to the
San Diego Swing Dance Club's
We're a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation
of West Coast Swing dancing since 1970 with over 700 active members!
The Club holds its dances every Friday and Sunday and welcomes
both members and non-members, with or without partners.
All Ages Welcome!
- CLASSES -
Classes are held on both days before the
dances start and are free with admission.
Friday 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Intermediate
Sunday 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Beginners
- ADMISSION -
Members - $5.00
Non-Members - $7.00
- LOCATION -
Dances are held at the Bay Side Suites in
the Naval Training Center in the Point Loma area. Enter Gate 3 off Rosecrans
Blvd., then to the corner of Cushing and Roosevelt. The attendant at the
gate will give you directions from there.
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What's West Coast Swing?
Coast Swing is a sophisticated, high-style evolution of the Lindy or Jitterbug
which became popular during World War II. Some say that, in order to conserve
space on the crowded ballroom dance floors of that era, the dancers started
using a slot pattern instead of a circular one. Others credit the Hollywood
choreographers with having made the modification to a slot pattern in order
for the dancers to remain within camera range. The result of this modification,
with the freedom of movement which it produced, gave swing dance a unique
quality to allow partners individual technique an styling. Since this all
came about in the Pacific States, the resulting product came to be known
as "West Coast Swing" and, after 40 years, has become the California
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