Syllabus (Contents) for the "Advanced I" West Coast Swing DVD
This Advanced I West Coast Swing DVD Video covers some of the High Intermediate to High Advanced material covered in Sonny's "Six Week Series" and open Intermediate/Advanced group classes. Altho this video can be valuable if you don't have a partner, This DVD should not be purchased unless you have someone to work on the patterns with. This LIST is just the general contents on this DVD. This DVD Video consists of Technique, Tips, Styling, Unit System, Coolness, Lead and Follow and more. (Below Syllabus subject to change without notice).
Sonny's Dallas Twist Whip with exit ( 8 Count ) Great Break and pattern whip!
Traveling Spins ( 10 Count ) HOT Competition Spins!
Double Reverse Tucks ( 12 Counts ) Both Lead and Follow work here!
The dreaded "Kite in A Tree" ( 6 & 12 Count Sugar Push Arm Work Pattern - easy and hard version taught)
The "Arm Catch Whip" Routine ( 16 Count ) A Dynamic Move!
Slide" Routine (very Flashy)
Flamingo" Partner Footwork* (Imported from Carolina Shag) Very
The "Double Kick-Back" Footwork* (Another Import from Shag) ( 6 Count ) Lotsa Fun!
Ladies Double "Spin Hook" Footwork ( 6 & 8 Count ) Very Cool for the Ladies
Leader's Point Hitch Footwork (Power Swing) ( 6 Count ) Follower's version as well.
Side Pass Lunge (Good Break!) ( 8 Count)
The Surprise Turn with Tulsa Routine (Cool & Easy Turn)
Follower's " Kick Spin" Tuck ( 6 Count ) Another Hot One for the Follower's!
... and more
This DVD covers some High Intermediate to Mid Advanced level patterns and Footwork. These "Advanced Patterns on this DVD are the main way So. California dances them in West Coast Swing. All patterns are done in the "Slotted Movement" and Anchor Steps." Sonny's "French
Cross" with the contemporary "&3" timing
are highly centered upon.
Sonny's basics are one of the best Basics one can use for
West Coast Swing for a solid foundation in WCS... Good dance technique is ageless. They are up to date as well
as having many years of knowledge built right in. If you
can't be here for his regular classes or currently are in
his class and want to practice along with a video .... these
tapes are the next best thing to Sonny actually being there
DVD is also great for: Couples who tend to argue about how it's done. Have a friend or S/O who wants to start, but is a little
shy & wants to know something before taking a lesson.
Tend to forget the patterns while enrolled in Sonny's Class
or wish to create a detailed video notebook. Want to know how to do the opposite role of the dance ... correctly. Want to practice correctly at home and don't want to rely
on ones own memory. You learn better by watching. A Great dancing Gift !
Sonny is a very gifted WCS Instructor and has been teaching West Coast Swing for over 30 years. He has lead the way in the Los Angeles West Coast Swing dance community on technique, styling and a foundation , which is now ingrained in the Southern California style for many years. He is a well respected Instructor, "California Swing Dance Hall of Fame" and "World Swing Dance Hall of Fame" inductee, A "US Open - Walk of Legends" Inductee as well as a many time, Local, multi-national and US Open Champion. He is also " Coach" for many of today's Rising and top competitors, so he understands more than just the social side of this dance. Sonny has taught thousands upon thousands how to do this dance successfully, he can help you too :)