Vijay Kerstin Rao 600pxVijay started West Coast Swing lessons while living in Brooklyn in the 1990s. Kerstin never had a dance lesson in her life. When they started dating, Vijay sought an activity they could enjoy together, so they joined Erik's West Coast Swing classes in Norwalk. As they learned the steps, faced frustrations, began to understand the syncopation, they discovered joy. But what keeps them coming back is the strengthening of their connection through dance. Vijay attends more regularly than Kerstin and was proud to dance in the International West Coast Swing Rally in 2019.