Dance Descriptions and Local Places To Dance

Stay tuned here and on my Facebook page for dance events in Binghamton/Endicott, Rochester, Syracuse and other places I dance and teach!

SPECIAL NOTE for Feb. 16, 2018

Hi Dancers,

I’ll be away for my February 16th dance but there will be a dance with guest DJ Chris Egan and guest instructor Marty Comstock. Marty is teaching a Country 2 step for all levels but you need to know the basics. The workshops start at 7:30PM

- Steve


Syracuse Swing Dance at the The Puttin’ on the Ritz Dance Studio
1st & 3rd Fridays of every month

Join us for our semi-monthly Friday dances in Syracuse!
No Partner needed.

Location: "Puttin' on the Ritz Dance Studio (next to Sears)" (Entry #6)

Music mix: 1 west coast, 1 east coast/lindy, and 1 other (Hustle, Nightclub 2 Step, Waltz, Salsa, Country 2 Step, and ballroom). Until 10pm! After 10pm I’ll dj based on the dancers. Usually west coast swing dancers like to stay later!

7:30pm lessons will be west coast swing (all levels) unless notified on Facebook:
All levels (must know basics) 7:30 – 8:30PM. $7.00 (with dance $10.00)
Dance $5.00. 8:30 PM – 11:00PM. (I’ll go later, if the dancers want to!
Two Dance Floors
DJ music mix: Pop, Blues, R&B, Contemporary, Funk, Country, Big band, and Rock & Roll.

Stay in touch on Facebook at:
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.