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How To : Dance the West Coast Swing

In this video series, get an introduction to West Coast swing dancing from a renowned competitive dancer and instructor. Learn the basic swing steps and moves, including the sugar push, the left and right side pass, the locked and open whip, syncopation, and the ronde, with an ...more

How To : Dance the West Coast Swing and Samba

West Coast Swing is a partner dance which incorporates Blues, Rock, and Country Music. Learn the dance steps for ladies and gentleman in West Coast Swing, and moves such as the Sugar Push, Under Arm Turn of West Coast Swing, and the right and left side passes. The Samba origin ...more

How To : West Coast swing dance

In this video dancing lesson, our expert dance instructors will demonstrate how to do the West Coast Swing Dance, which is a variation of the traditional Lindy Hop swing dance. They will give a step-by-step lesson on the footwork, passes and body movements for West Coast Swing ...more

How to Order Oysters : East Coast vs West Coast Oysters

Oysters are a bit of an acquired taste, you really need to try a few times to really begin appreciating them. Then once you get into it, you realise there are so many different types that you need to get to know them one by one. In this video a New York City chef gives us his ...more

How To : Do the West Coast swing dance easily

The West Coast swing is a dance that derives from the Lindy Hop (which is itself based on the popular Charleston), and it's a fun dance that centers around two partners compressing together and then extending apart. The dance is super elastic and is a great one to know at any ...more

How To : Draw and shade west-coast styled graffiti text

Graffiti is a well known art form that some people really don't consider an art. It can be a very difficult art form to practice that requires time and patience in order to create a great looking piece of work. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to draw and shade the wes ...more

How To : Create portamento in FL Studio

Portmento is cool. You can't do that famous West Coast worm or Dirty South Synth glide without it. So check out this tutorial and learn how to create portamento (slide, glide or pitch bend) on notes in your FL Studio beats.

How To : Plant a fig tree for summer time

In this video, learn how to plant a fig tree. Figs are perfect for summer and they grow wonderfully in warm environments like the West Coast. If you would like to grow your own figs, check out this video from Stark Silver Creek and you will get all the tips and advice you need ...more

How To : Bake halibut fish in parchment paper

In this cooking tutorial, Better TV shows you how to lighten up a recipe without sacrificing the taste. Watch this how to video to learn how to prepare halibut fish by baking it in parchment paper. You will need: Parchment paper, string, West coast halibut, tomatoes, olive oil ...more

How To : Make sand dabs a la plancha

Julia Child and her guest demonstrate how to make sand dabs a la plancha. These West Coast flat fish is similar to flounder and are cooked directly on a hot griddle. This is made to go with mussels. Make sand dabs a la plancha. Click through to watch this video on pbs.org

How To : Practice basic swing dance patterns

In this how to video, you will learn the basic steps of swing dance. Men start with left foot, ladies start with right foot. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be able to perform series of basic East Coast and West Coast swing patterns.

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"If I only scrape a living, at least it's a living worth scraping. I feel genuinely lucky to - hand on heart - say I love doing what I do and I may never be a rich man. If I live long enough, I'll certainly have a tale or two for the nephews, and I dig the thought of that." T ...more

News : Play Kinect today!

Play Kinect at the four Microsoft stores around the US right now! You can even play Dance Central!From 1up:If you're itching to play Kinect, you don't have to wait until it launches this fall. The official Microsoft Store Twitter account tweeted today: "Can't wait to play #Kin ...more

News : Kate Hudson a Scrabbler?

In an interview with the Telegraph on May 17th, Kate Hudson divulged that she is, in fact, a keen SCRABBLE player, despite her West Coast blonde stigma.  The list of celebrities enthralled by SCRABBLE keeps getting bigger! Hudson also mentions her hatred for the new game comi ...more

How To : Do the Crip Walk or C-Walk

The Crip walk, or C-walk, is a popular west coast dance move that requires a great deal of balance, buoyancy and switching of the feet. Learn about different foot exchanges that are used to C-walk with help from this free lesson given by an expert. CJ Kendricks is an instruct ...more

How To : Do the "Tuck Turns" swing dance moves

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston ...more

How To : Do the "Push Break" swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston ...more

How To : Do the "Basket Whip" swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston ...more

How To : Do a swingout from closed position in swing dance

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston ...more

How To : Do the swing dance "Jig Kicks"

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston ...more

How To : Do the "Pretzel" swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston ...more

How To : Do a "Swivel Break" swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston ...more

News : Perform an awesome white boy Body Wave

Think white kids can't dance? Meet Jeff. This 17 year old from New Jersey can move. Pop 'n lock. Body wave. The Urban Dictionary informs: Popping is a party dance and Funkstyle created by Sam Solomon aka Boogaloo Sam, out of Fresno, California in the mid '70s with the West ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : ALAMEDA

ALAMEDA 60 points (10 points without the bingo) Definition: a shaded walkway [n] For those on the west coast, alameda is not just a city in the Harbor Bay or a street in downtown Los Angeles, it's also a legitimate Scrabble word meaning a shady walkway. It's actually a Spani ...more

How To : Do the Two Step and Line dance

Learn how to dance the country two step with Kelly Anne. Country dancing has five popular steps; line dancing, el paso, west coast swing, county cha cha, and the two step. Also known in other parts of the country as Texas two step. Do the Two Step and Line dance - Part 1 of 17 ...more

News : Here's When You Can Download iOS 11

It's hard to believe iOS 11 was announced three months ago. In that time, we have downloaded multiple betas, experienced the Golden Master, and seen the new software in action on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. After all this waiting, however, the official release o ...more

News : World's Most Magical Treehouses

What is it about the fantasy of the treehouse? Escapism. Other worldly, bird-like elevation. Beauty and peacefulness. Backwoods simplicity (although in some cases, truly elaborate works of fine architecture). Whatever the draw is, I'm dying to have my own treehouse in the wood ...more

News : The Godfathers of Street Art. (non-letter based)

With the Oscar nomination of "Exit Through the Gift Shop" and Banksys rise to global fame, street art is becoming more and more accepted into the global art establishment and mainstream culture. Shepard Faireys "Hope" poster is now one of the most recognized posters in the wor ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

News : Sunny the White Shark Breaches at Sunset

This is a photograph shot by Randy, owner of Horizons West Surf Shop in Santa Monica. He caught our local shark just off the coast of Sunset back in Fall 2009. The analysis concludes Sunny is 7-10 years old and not yet a Great White.... but he could still break our leg! I th ...more

Minecraft : I'm Going Home

Back in the Super Nintendo days, playing one RPG after the other, memorizing maps and mazes became second nature if you didn't want to look at the mini map or get lost often. I would make it a point to memorize corners and the overall structure of the dungeon or location, so t ...more

News : Brian Craig- Wankiiri Interview by Adam Reeder

The Process & Form Of Brian Craig- Wankiiri By Adam Reeder The best way to learn the trade of art is to do as artists have always done, learn from the best. I think it is without question that Brian Craig- Wankiiri is one of the greatest living sculptors on the planet. I fi ...more

News : Why Are There So Many Airship Pirates in Steampunk?

With this article, I'll be continuing the series I started with my recent plague doctor article. That is, examining tropes that may at first appear to not fit into Steampunk. Obviously the airship pirate never existed in real life, as we never really experienced the age of ai ...more

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