Quick Guide to Level Descriptions:
BEG/Advanced BEG (lvl 1-2) – You are not necessarily confident on the dance floor. You want to improve your techniques and add more patterns to your WCS. The pace of instruction will be Slow/Medium.
Confident BEG/INT (lvl 3-4) – For confident dancers with ample experience in workshops and social dancing, comfortable with music and rhythm.
Open-Level workshops are supplemental to your learning and are not meant to replace private lessons and/or classes. They will not only include spinning, extension patterns but also more complex lead/follow techniques, styling and musical interpretation. The pace of instruction will be Medium/Fast.
High INT/ADVANCED (lvl 5-6) – The pace of instruction will be fast and demanding (instructor approval required to attend these workshops/classes, maximum 12 couples)
OPEN LEVEL – For dancers of all skill levels. Workshops will be fun but challenging and will be aimed at all dancers who wish to improve and refresh their skills.
Note on Group Classes:
Drop-ins are only accepted on first day of series, at $20 per person.
Late enrollment is allowed up to the second day of class- if applicable, previously paid drop-in fee is credited toward the cost of the series.
- Questions are welcome after class, up to ten minutes.
No partner necessary for any classes.
Instructor Approval Required for all levels above Advanced Beginner.
Having dancers of similar ability levels in the same class helps us make sure that everyone has a great time and gets the maximum out of each course.
Our emphasis is on having fun and playing with the music, rather than wild, gyrating acrobatics. However, dancing always involves some exertion. At higher levels, we expect you to be in good health and reasonably fit.
Unless otherwise noted, all series are four consecutive weeks at one hour for $65.
Clock that practice time!
Practice for you with better application in dancing with students of varying levels. No new concepts will be taught. Public welcome.
West Coast Swing 2pm Sunday, May 26th $10
High Intermediate, WCS 5
For the ambitious dancer
Time to slow it down and choose your style! The dance's smooth and sometimes sexy quality allows for a large range of freedom of expression and lyricism. This allows couples to choose whether to have a "fun" or "intimate" style of dance.
No class series scheduled at this time.
Open-Level West Coast Swing
In my courses, I do my best to create an atmosphere that is focused yet relaxed and fun so that all students have space to unwind, drop into their bodies, let go of worries and stress, and reconnect with themselves and each other. Learning doesn't have to be hard work... I prefer it to be a joyful experience!
The better you get, the more fun it is for your partner, not just you. My classical training from the world's best is formatted to serve you to the maximum in the allotted time for workshops, which are not intended to replace group class series but supplement them. Concepts seem to "click" with students here.
Tuesday, March 6th Connection is Key
Friday, March 9th Quality of Movement
Tuesday, March 13th Leader Secrets
Friday, March 16th Follower Secrets
Tuesday, March 20th 'Whip it Good'
Friday, March 23rd Creating Style
Tuesday, March 27th Developing Patterns
Friday, March 30th Practicing on Your Own
Spins & Turns by request within the workshop
Single-day Drop In, $20 per person, $70 for four, $130 for all eight
Class is 55 Minutes