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Written by Rick Archer, SSQQ, 1998


The Whip is a sexy Swing partner dance that originated right here in the heart of Texas.

Also known as Push in the Dallas area, the Whip is quite similar to the national dance known as the  West Coast Swing.  This is no surprise since in a way the Whip and West Coast Swing are long-lost brothers. They were both born in California, but separated at birth.

The Whip traces its roots to a bunch of Texas-born GI's who returned home from California after the long fight of World War II.  After their return, the Whip was spawned in the dives, bars, honky-tonks, and western joints that surrounded the Texas oil fields and refineries back in the late 40's and early 50's.

If you are interested in learning more about the History of Whip and West Coast Swing, click here


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