Where can I learn West Coast Swing?

There are different ways of learning how to dance West Coast Swing, each of them having advantages and disadvantages.

Dance School

The usual choice, often the most appropiate. Attending a school you can learn to dance West Coast Swing from professionals. Practising with the other classmates is really useful to improve faster.

Currently there are two school offering lessons in Madrid:

Círculo de Baile

The first school in Madrid with West Coast Swing lessons. They have regular classes, and different leveled monthly workshops too. They also organize socials.

Blanco y Negro Studio

This school is specialized in North American rythms. They have regular classes, and they organize some socials too.

Private lessons

This is usually more expensive, and good for people who have been dancing for a longer time and want to take their dancing to the next level. It can be a good alternative for beginners who cannot attend a school for any reason.

The absence of other people attending the same lesson can be a disadvantage in terms of practice, but this can be compensated by attending dancing events.

Private lessons mean personal attention. This will help to improve at a faster pace, the lessons being focused on the student's individual needs.


Frequently, at parties and clandestines there is an introductory lesson where the basic steps are taught. This is useful for anyone curious about this dance or wanting to try west coast swing.

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West Coast Swing Videos

Maybe not the best way to learn, since some mistakes will not be fixed without a teacher. Still, it can be an alternative if there are no schools or teachers in your area.