What is West Coast Swing?
Both leaders and followers alike love it for the room for improvisation and rhythmic/lyrical interpretation, and is noted as one of the partner dances with the most freedom out there today. West Coast Swing has crossed the globe to Europe and Asia, making it a worldwide phenomenon that puts a smile on people’s faces.
About West Coast Swing Amsterdam
Pure passion for West Coast Swing is at the heart of our dance academy. Started in 2012, this 100% WCS school specializes in individual and group development and in growing the West Coast Swing community in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands. Our focus? Making sure our Westie community has a ton of fun learning this magical partner dance and getting the mainstream dance audience hooked on WCS too!
Gordon Mac Donald
Gordon has been dancing, teaching, and traveling for West Coast Swing since 2012. With a background in HipHop, Blues, Salsa, Bachata, and Zouk, Gordon’s West Coast Swing career started in Budapest where he decided to drop all other dances to completely plunge into this beautiful dance. He developed by taking lessons from the best WCS teachers from the United States and Europe, which inspired him even more to focus his energy on the Dutch dance community.
Gordon is a WSDC Intermediate and the only Advanced GPDIA West Coast Swing certified teacher in the Netherlands. His goal is focused on the easiest way to create connection and elasticity between the two partners, with a strong focus on musicality. Gordon gives workshops, private lessons, bootcamps and regular lessons on request (use the contact form to reach him).