West Coast Swing is one of the most famous «vintage» dances because it is so danceable—it can be performed to any type of modern music, including rap!
The dance is still popular today, with various dance schools across the country teaching it. Ben Morris and Torri Smith are two of the instructors that teach West Coast Swing.
They are a dance duo who amaze everyone with their skills.
Ben and Torri’s amazing show left the crowd and critics stunned as they competed in and won first place at the GPSDC Phoenix July 4th Event.
When the two emerge on stage, one can plainly hear the cheers of the audience behind them. When they take the stage, everyone applauds enthusiastically. It takes them a few moments to be ready, and then they are… unstoppable!
Their dance may be improvised, but their motions are really fluid.
Ben and Torri both appear to be highly certain in what they’re doing, leaving little space for doubt-they’re just excellent.
Even though they dance as if it were easy, you might guess that they have spent thousands of hours practicing and trying to improve their skills to get to this level.
The video has been seen over 400K times, and the comment area is flooded with praise for the duo’s performance.
«Now that’s art…men and women growing like one!» Someone commented, «God’s amazing creation,» while one aspiring dancer said, «When I grow up, I want to be just like Ben.»
However, it appears that, while many appreciated the pair’s dance, others did not enjoy the music to which they chose to dance.
Several readers were upset because this type of dancing was accompanied by a current rhythm, which they felt was perhaps too modern.
Someone explicitly stated, «It’s frustrating to see a dance form I like watching being done to music I don’t like.»
However, some responded to the criticism by stating that music, like everything else, changes and that this should not disturb people. Others recommended that if you don’t like this type of music, you mute the video and just watch the dance.
In any event, it is reasonable that some individuals like dances that were created several decades ago to be performed to a specific type of music even today. On the other hand, it makes perfect sense for today’s popular dances to be able to be performed to the sounds of modern music. We assume that the dancers will choose the type of modern music to be played.
Do you enjoy Ben and Torri’s show? Because the judges did, and they received first place!!
They may be found individually these days at dancing schools and numerous tournaments. Ben runs SoCal Swing Dance and is in charge of Jack and Jill O’Rama. Torri works as a dance teacher in France at the moment.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could dance like these guys? It takes time and work, but it is well worth it!