- HELP-Donate!!!: If you LIKE Streetswing, find it useful, and want to help keep it online, Please donate. It has been free since 1998 but due to Covid-19, We are running out of funds. ... If want to support me as well, please donate. You may use paypal with my email address:( firstname.lastname@example.org ). I hate to ask, but have no choice., thank-you in advance.
- ALERT!!!: We are temp. closed till CA. Lifts the ban, please check back in July. "the Corbin Bowl" Bar! in Tarzana, CA.
- 19616 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, Ca. (between Canoga and Tampa)
- 21 and Over only | $12 Cover | WCS Dance Lessons 7:30-9pm | WCS Dancing 9:00-12:30am
- Valentines Party and Grand Opening: February 14th, 2018 at our 'New Location'! |
- WCS BLUES NIGHT: Last Wednesday of Every Month. 90% Blues for Us Westies!
- Watch Video Clip of a Wednesday Dance
Wednesday Night Dance Social
The 'Valley Swing Dance Club' (aka StreetSwing or 'Sonny's) meet-up every Wednesday Night (temp closed) in the San Fernando Valley, Tarzana, California. Other dances can be seen here as well such as Hustle, Lindy, Salsa etc. But it's main focus is on West Coast Swing (WCS) dancing, practicing and socializing. Come Join Us & have some fun!!!
V.S.D.C. membership is never required to participate and no partners are needed. If your serious about Dancing and/or Learning WCS, plus being taught by a National, World, U.S. Open Swing Champion and Swing Dance Hall of Fame Inductee. ... or just coming out to dance ... Yea, This is the real deal!.
- Instructor: Sonny Watson (assisted by All-star 'Denise Gibson.')
- Beginning: West Coast Swing Dance Lesson: 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
(... first class starts on 1st Wednesday of the month, but can join anytime)
- Intermediate: (& Up) West Coast Swing Dance Lessons: 8:30pm to 9pm. (Drop-In style)
- DJ's: We have different top local WCS DJ's every week. From 9-12:30am.
- Partners: are not required! ... we rotate.
- Location: Corbin Bowl: 19616 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, Ca | 21 and Over only!
- Cost: $12 Cover or $10 Members (or $5 with a current Student I.D.) | Cash Only.
- No dance Christmas week
- Casual Dress (no Gym Clothes,) Leather soled shoes preferred.
- acebook Links: V.S.D.C. | StreetSwing | Sonny's Facebook Page
Sundays WCS Master Series
Sonny holds this dance class on Sunday Afternoons at the L.A. Dance Sport dance studio in the San Fernando Valley, Tarzana, California (is temp covid closed). It's for folks who are ready to move past the Basics and want to delve deeper into West Coast Swing Dance and improve with other like-minded people.
Each 6 week series have themes, such as Spins/Turns, Musicology, Breaks, Rhythms and Timings, Partnering, Syncopations and more. Patterns and/or Footwork are taught and practiced with the theme in mind as well as proper Lead and Follow, Posturing, proper Leg/Foot placement, Shaping, some dance History, Control, Leverging, Spotting etc. So when you think your ready to improve, just show up, we will take care of the rest!
- Master Instructor: Sonny Watson
- Intermediate: (& Up) West Coast Swing Dance Lesson: (You Must know Basics of WCS, Sorry No Beginners)
- Time: (Arrive early) 2:30pm to 4:30pm. | Some 'Practice Time' after class.
- Partners: are not required! ... we rotate.
- Location: 6015 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, Ca. 91356 (L.A. Dance Sport Club.)
- Cost: $15 Weekly (Single) Class or $75 for entire 6 Week Series (Additional $5 Off entire 6 Week with VSDC Membership) | Sorry, No Credit Cards.
- Comfortable Casual Dress, Leather soled shoes preferred.
- No Classes on Holiday Weekends | Some dance events take us away on non-holiday weekends, so check our schedule or best to call ahead if first time. (or join our Facebook group class series below.)
- acebook Links: Sunday WCS Practice Group Master Series | Sonny's Facebook Page
Dance History Archives
- Over 5000 Pages: One of the largest Dance History Sections on the interwebz.
- Free Access: Want to learn more about Dance, Videos, Pictures, Lists, Bios and more.
- It's an ever changing work in progress!: History is ever evolving and new Finds, Ideas, Theories and Knowledge are discovered all the time. It's hard to keep up with at this big a scale, but we keep pluggin' away at it. Enjoy!
- Quick Access: Bacchanalia|Dances|Dancers| Foxtrot|Hustle|Jitterbug|Lindy|Mambo|Marathons|Tarentella|TimeLine|WCS
Dance Music Lists
...(Not Just WCS)
- Songs are SORTABLE: by clicking on Row-Heading: Name|Artist|Year|BPM's etc.
- Free Access: Want to get some WCS for your phone, Practice Music, Music ideas, up and coming DJ etc.
- Not just West Coast Swing Music Listings Lists also include NightClub 2S, Disco, Hustle, Latin, Big Band, Techno, Holiday, Gospel Swing and more. Plus, Amazon previews using your own music player and MP3 direct links to purchase just that MP3 direct to your phone/PC (or for more song info without purchase.)
- Song Term Titles Lists: Such as a word used in the title, like Swing, Cakewalk, Jitterbug, Sexy etc.|locations like Dallas, San Francisco, San Jose etc.| Names like David, Susan, Mary etc. and many more lists of this nature. |...More|
Dance Movies Lists
...(Not Just Swing)
- Movies are SORTABLE: by clicking on Row-Heading: Name|Dancers|Year etc.
- Not Just Swing: Altho, Swing does have its own section there are Pre and Post 1970 Dance Films, Musicals and Stage Movie categories as well
- Youtube Links Is this film clip available for viewing on Youtube, if yes, click the left film icon to view it right on the page (has fullscreen).
- Free Access: Of course its free silly!
- Film Info: Many of the titles have a seperate page listing the dancers, Who Made it, Links, Scene Images, Posters and more info, a detailed page if you will. |...More|