West Coast Swing Music Playlists
West Coast Swing has a large variety of music, so I’ve decided to share some playlists that I use to train and social dance to on a regular basis.
These include competition songs using around the world, blues music as well as some of my general favourites that I will listen to any chance I get.
If you click on any of the playlist titles it will open Spotify and you can see the full list. The embed function only shows the first 100 songs, but some of these lists have over 500 songs in them.
The first playlists I recommend are West Coast Swing Competition Playlists. These are songs I’ve added after watching competitions from around the world in 2022 and 2023.
If you’re training for an event, I highly recommend using these lists and dancing to the first 90 seconds (the average time for a Jack &Jill or Strictly Swing competition).
These blues songs are very popular in West Coast Swing, at Competitions as well as on the social scene.
Learning these will give you an advantage when it comes to musicality, plus practising swung rhythm is always a good thing.
Social Dancing Playlist
This is my own large playlist I call ‘Imaginarium’. It’s what I listen to when I walk/exercise/stretch or if I have time for some fun social dances after training. This music, when it’s on, just makes me want to get up and dance.
I also like to listen to this list before bed and visualise myself dancing. I find it helps me get a better night sleep, but also lets me imagine certain movements during songs that would be musical.