Dances

Hi Dancers, Swing Dance Alley is closed until further notice.
It would be irresponsible for me to allow groups of dancers to meet during this time. I will rebook Lyoni Fisher when the time is right.
Steve

Weekly dances at Swing Dance Alley:

1st & 3rd Fridays of every month.

WCS lesson 7:30 – 8:30PM(must know basics). $7.00 (with dance $10.00)
Dance 8:30 – 11:00PM $5.00.

California music mix (Hustle, Nightclub 2 Step, Waltz, Salsa, Country 2 Step, and ballroom) until 10:00pm! After that…mostly west coast!
No Partner needed. For more information call 315-729-6763.
https://www.facebook.com/SteveRyanDance

DJ music mix: Pop, Blues, R&B, Contemporary, Funk, Country, Big band, and Rock & Roll.

Here are great workshops coming up:

Lyoni Fisher of Albany. (1 day event)


Lyoni Fisher


I discovered West Coast Swing in 1993. I fell in love with it then, when it was just in its infancy, and I'm more in love with it now, as it has grown and progressed to be something I never imagined. West Coast is a dance that steals from all dances. It is the most American of dances, a melting pot, it pulls from Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lindy, Zouk, Hustle, Salsa, Rumba, and Tango among others. I began teaching and competing in 1995, and by 1999 I had reached the advanced division.


Endicott NY Workshop


Endicott W


Southern Tier Swing Dance Society Presents: Steve Ryan West Coast Swing Workshops and Dance Saturday April 18, 2020


Dimitri Hector & Kristina Wells from Washington DC


Lyoni Fisher
About Dimitri:
Dimitri Hector started his dance journey in his sophomore year of university at Ithaca College and Cornell University. While attending school he found Lindy Hop through a friend and proceeded to fall in love with partner dancing. Within the same year he ran into west coast swing through his first dance instructors Cindy Overstreet and Steve Ryan. Later he began favoring west coast swing after experiencing his first event, Boston Tea Party. From there he proceeded to travel and succeed competitively in the dance, rising to the ranks of Allstar competitor in just two years. Now he is working his craft to continue his dance journey in the circuit and welcome all who seek to progress their dance.

 

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For more information call 315-729-6763.

Dance Descriptions
Name Description
West Coast Swing West Coast Swing (WCS) is a popular, fun and compelling partner dance. It has a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together. It's danced to a variety of medium tempo music that can be bluesy, playful and sultry.
Hustle The Hustle is the catch-all name for disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s. Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to contemporary pop music. It has some features in common with swing dance. Modern partner hustle is sometimes referred to as New York Hustle.
Theatrical Lifts You've seen them in Ballet and theatrical performances. These are dramatic movements that involve great balance and technique. See my video on the Gallery page for a sample.