How it has started
Dean Collins, an influential swing dancer from the east coast, traveled too Hollywood get into the movie business. While there his style of dancing helped influence what would be come West Coast Swing. In 1988 West Coast Swing became the official state dance of California. The WCS style has continued to be influenced over the years and nowadays it is not just Californian anymore.
‘Hustle’, ‘Country Western’, ‘Shag’ and now ‘Zouk’ have helped shape the dance into what we know today.