West Coast Swing as a dance remained intact until around the year 2000, where it slowly started to develop into another dance with different rules. Unfortunately, many of our "new" instructors of the last 10 years have claimed that the dance has always changed in order to fit the Top 40 songs of the day. This video shows clips that prove the opposite. West Coast Swing has embodied the "Swing Essentials" listed in my article for decades since it's inception,no matter what the music. Thank you to all who have posted these videos individually online. I encourage everyone to post their own historical WCS videos from all eras in order to preserve and educate our new dancers... and enable the other dance to let go and form it's own culture without destroying ours. Visit www.wcskat.blogspot.com for more articles and videos, or www.wcskat.com for more info! Happy Dancing!