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Welcome to Stuck on Swing, LLC.

We’re a dance company that teaches and promotes handdancing and west coast swing nationally and internationally. Founded by Markus Smith and Trendlyon Veal. We also teach youth to build confidence and self esteem.

WCS History

It is believed that the origins of West Coast Swing are in Lindy Hop. Dean Collins, who arrived in the Los Angeles area around 1937 after learning to dance at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, was influential in developing the style of swing danced on the West Coast of the United States, as both a performer and teacher. Continue Reading »

Hand Dancing History

Hand dancing, also known as “D.C. hand dancing” or “D.C. swing”, is a form of swing dance that can be traced as far back as the 1920s, from Lindy Hop, to Jitterbug and to the 50s when Washington, D.C. developed its own version and named it Hand Dance. Continue Reading »

For more information watch this Hand Dance documentary by Beverly Lindsey-Johnson, President of the National Hand Dance Association.  Visit the website at

Hand Dance: A Capitol Swing

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