West Coast Swing is an incredible dance. I still don't have the basics down yet, but it's a really fun and playful dance. I filmed this improvisation on a whim at a local dance studio in Costa Mesa - Atomic Ballroom. Michael Kielbasa is based out of San Diego and Naomi is from England.
I remember being nervous before filming the couple dance. I didn't know Michael or Naomi and knew zero about WCS. Typically, when I shoot dancers, I know the dance I am filming so I'm able to essential dance with or around them comfortably. I can play with the musicality, anticipate moves, and try creative angles while shooting.
This is a great song, and the music video is even better. Ray Liotta is the man!