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  1.  What is …
    1. West Coast Swing
    2. Country Two Step
    3. etc.
  2. Social Dancing vs. Competition Dancing
  3. Going to a West Coast Swing Event
  4. Is Dancing Right For Me?
  5. “I Have Two Left Feet!”
  6. How to Find a Dance Partner
  7. How to Improve Your Musicality
  8. Using Video to Improve Your Dancing
  9. What Kind of Songs Should I Listen To for West Coast Swing?
  10. Practice Songs for West Coast Swing
  11. The History of West Coast Swing
  12. Other Skills to Train to Improve Your Dancing
  13. What’s the Best Way to Learn to Dance?
  14. The Power of 2’s in West Coast Swing
  15. Learning Music With No Musical Background – Micro to Macro
  16. Always Be Listening to Music
  17. The Pros and Cons of Specializing in a Dance
  18. The Pros and Cons of Being a Diversified Dancer
  19. Can I Lead as a Female?
  20. Can I Follow as a Male?
  21. What If I want to Learn Both Roles – Leading and Following?
  22. What is the WSDC?
  23. What is the UCWDC?
  24. Are Event Weekends/Conventions For Me if I Don’t Compete?
  25. What Kind of Shoes Do I Need for Dancing?
  26. How to Make Your Own Dance Shoes
  27. The Benefits of Learning to Dance
  28. How to Create Connection
  29. Connecton – The 10 Point Scale
  30. Going to Your First Dance Lesson
  31. Going to Your First Social Dance Party
  32. Basics of Social Etiquette
  33. Interview a Pro:
    1. Melissa Culbertson
    2. Lamarr Williford
    3. Eric Byers
    4. etc.
  34. Interview a Community Member
  35. How to Get Through a Dance Plataeu
  36. How to Help a New Dancer
  37. Teaching on The Dance Floor
  38. Getting Your Friends to Join You for Dancing (+discount)
  39. What is a Jack & Jill
  40. WSDC Divisions – what are they and what do they mean?
  41. UCWDC Divisions
  42. The Complete Guide for Swing Weekend Events
  43. Can I Go to Other Dance Events Outside of My Studio/Instructor?
  44. How to Practice WCS / Dancing
  45. Finding a Practice Space with Your Dance Friends
  46. What if I don’t have a dance background?
  47. Can I Learn to Dance Even Though I’m Not “Young” Anymore like the other dancers?
  48. What Can I Do If There’s No Local Dance Scene for XYZ?
  49. Focusing on Your Basics
  50. Give Your Partner Full Attention for the Next 3 Minutes!
  51. Make Each Dance the Best Dance Yet
  52. How to Develop “Flight”
  53. How to Extend Patterns to Fit the Music
  54. What Do I Do with “Slow” and “Weird” Moments in the Music?
  55. Develop Your Internal Metronome
  56. Improve Your Posture
  57. Creating a “Character” for Your Dancing to Match Different Musical Moods
  58. What Does it Mean to “Play”?
  59. How can I initiate play as a leader?
  60. How do I “Play” as a Follower?
  61. X Ways to Interact With Your Partner’s Musicality
  62. Dance with People WAY Better Than You
  63. Getting Over the Fear of Asking Someone to Dance
  64. Musicality: Straight vs. Rolling Count
  65. How Much Time Should I Spend Practicing?
  66. How Many Lessons Should I Be Taking?
  67. Drills For …
    1. Musicality
    2. Stretch
    3. Connecton
    4. “Listening”
    5. Play
    6. etc.
  68. Solo Dancing as Practice & Discovery
  69. Do You Practice Outside of Class?
  70. Stretches to Improve Your Night of Dancing!
  71. Is It Possible to Like Dance “Too Much”?
  72. Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Break from XYZ Dance
  73. Spotlight Dances (to Help Increase Awareness of What WCS Is)
  74. How to Find Your Ideal Instructor
  75. If You Like Musicality, Interpetation and Interaction – Try West Coast Swing!
  76. Be Mindful of What You Say to a Beginner – It Can Impact Whether or Not They Stick Around to Become a Great Dancer
  77. “I Don’t Seem to Get West Coast Swing”
  78. Do You Have a Dance Goal?
  79. The Freedom of West Coast Swing – When To Add Your “Styling”?
  80. Important Things to Focus On as a Beginner
  81. “I Don’t Need to Take That Group Class” – Signs of a Stagnant Dancer
    1. (or “I already learned that”)
  82. Take Group Classes to  Help Your Community of Beginning Dancers
  83. How You ACTUALLY Improve Your Dancing (Muscle Memory, Repetition, etc.)
  84. Change Your Mindset About Self Improvement
    1. “Ugh, I look so bad!” vs “Oh, that looks different than what I expected – I want to improve that!”
  85. You Don’t Need to Know Everything – And Nobody Expects You To!
  86. Are “WCS DVDs” Worth It?
  87. “I Don’t Need Lessons, I Watch YouTube Videos”
  88. “I Felt Like I Was Improving, But Now I Feel Sucky!”
    1. The progresion of dance – some things are becoming “second nature” or you’re becoming aware of things you didn’t know you needed to know.
  89. Are You a Pattern Junkie?
  90. Break Out of Your “Box”
  91. Getting Real Weird Before You Get Real Awesome
  92. How Do I Get Started with Competitions? Where Do I Begin?
  93. The “Aftermath” of Learning to Dance – What are the unintended benefits?
  94. X Things a Dancer Says/Does That Makes No Sense to a NonDancer
  95. What Can I Do Outside of Dance/Lessons/Events to Improve My Dancing?
    1. e.g., exercise, sleep, health, cross train, etc.
  96. Picking Out Your First Pair of Dance Shoes – What Do I Get?!
  97. “My Significant Other Doesn’t Dance – What Do I Do?”
  98. Should I Start With Private or Group Lessons?
  99. Getting Involved In Your Dance Community
  100. Do You Actually Know What Your Partner is “Saying”? Or Are you just going through the motions?
  101. Going From “Normal Timing” to Breaking Into Styling/Musicality Based Steps