How to Do the West Coast Turning Basic in Swing Dance

Learn how to do the turning basic in west coast swing dance from dance champion Robert Royston in this Howcast dance video.

The turning basic for West Coast Swing. We start from the open position. I’m going to bring the ladies in. We’re going to go walk, walk. Just like we would for a whip, but from here I’m going to really circle this around. Triple step. Triple step. And she can rock step. Rock step. And then I would do like the left side pass to send her back out to go to whatever else we’re doing for West Coast Swing. So, again, the turning basic, I pick her up, walk, walk. I don’t stay in place on the three and four. I really work around. Three and four, five and six. I get as much rotation as feels comfortable, and then we can rock step or walk, walk into walk, walk, a side pass to send the ladies out. So, that’s a turning basic. We’re going to go ahead and do that to music.

There’s your turning basic, with or without a rock step.