DJ Mineh Ishida

For Dancers

The history of Swing – Know where we came from

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014

It’s important to know where we came from. I firmly believe that understanding the history of swing leads to a better understanding of our dance as it exists today. Check...

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For DJs

DJ Headphones for under $30?  |  Monoprice 108323 (MEP-839)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013

The iconic image of a DJ always includes him/her holding their headphones up to one ear while spinning music, or for more relaxed portraits, wearing their headphones around their...

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For Event Coordinators

Will Sound Ruin Your West Coast Swing Event?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012

We’ve all experienced bad quality audio and music at one west coast swing event or another. That subtle feeling that we just can’t dance to the music anymore due to...

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WCS Music

Christmas West Coast Swing Music  – Xmas in July

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013

In case you haven’t heard, Doug Rousar and Lori Rousar are having their Xmas in July West Coast Swing Dance this weekend (July 27th, 2013).  In honor of that, We’ve put this...

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Recent Posts

The history of Swing – Know where we came from

The history of Swing – Know where we came from

Mar 6, 2014

It’s important to know where we came from. I firmly believe that understanding the history of swing leads to a better understanding of our dance as it exists today. Check out this documentary from the BBC about the history of swing and swing dancing.

DJ Headphones for under $30? | Monoprice 108323 (MEP-839)

DJ Headphones for under $30?  |  Monoprice 108323 (MEP-839)

Aug 13, 2013

The iconic image of a DJ always includes him/her holding their headphones up to one ear while spinning music, or for more relaxed portraits, wearing their headphones around their necks.  There is no denying that a solid set of headphones are a critical tool in the DJ’s toolkit. I’ve recently been looking for a pair of headphones to keep at work.  Being...

Swing Unplugged: Some Thoughts on Acoustic Covers

Swing Unplugged: Some Thoughts on Acoustic Covers

Aug 13, 2013

By DJ Marlin Jenkins In the last couple years, there’s been a lot of discussion in the West Coast Swing community about dancing to acoustic songs. Specifically, acoustic covers have made their way into regular use for routines, comps, and in social dancing. (Hip hop and music with dubstep elements have also exploded in the WCS community recently, but...

Christmas West Coast Swing Music – Xmas in July

Christmas West Coast Swing Music  – Xmas in July

Jul 26, 2013

In case you haven’t heard, Doug Rousar and Lori Rousar are having their Xmas in July West Coast Swing Dance this weekend (July 27th, 2013).  In honor of that, We’ve put this list of Christmas songs together that you can dance WCS to: West Coast Swing Christmas Music Christina, Remee, S.O.A.P. Juice – Let There be Love Luther Vandross – The...