West Coast Swing it wasn’t

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I‘ve had a reply from Sonny Watson, and his overall response was that he laughed out loud when he saw what Luda Kroiter thought was West Coast Swing.  He said it was not even close to a West Coast Swing of any style or form.  Both dancers had no clue as to what they were doing. It was a mix of dances with a couple gratuitary basic WC Swing steps (very poorly done) thrown in about 3/4 of the way thru.

There was a lot of faking going on thru-out the dance, especially by the female (however she is very talented in her movement and do not mean to imply she is not).  Granted, everything they did, can and is, done in West Coast Swing, it is however done and executed entirely differently and within the rhythm of WCS.

Also, it was a fast “Fast West Coast Swing” song as Luda thought.  It was not even what is considered a medium Tempo’ed WCS danceable song.

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There was a lot of faking going on thru-out the dance, especially by the female (however she is very talented in her movement and do not mean to imply she is not). Granted, everything they did, can and is, done in West Coast Swing, it is however done and executed entirely differently and within the rhythm of WCS.

If she went out and tried to dance that here in the states and more specifically, here in Southern California, she would get laughed off the floor immediately (as well as he).

He thought the Judges were being nice (compared to what they could have said about the performance).

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