West Coast Swing Dance Lessons

West Coast Swing (WCS) lessons and boot camps are open to singles and couples of all ages.  West Coast Swing is a fun, dynamic partner dance, danced to a wide variety of music - pop, hip hop, R&B, blues, and other contemporary music.  Check out the videos on our               page for a glimpse into this sexy, smooth Swing style.

 

In our group classes, we rotate dance partners, building the skills and instincts that enable students to relate to the music and to each other.  Rotating is encouraged, but not required.  Dates and Colorado locations vary.  Check back for updates frequently.  See our                  page for local dances and regional competitions open to the public.

PROJECT SWING - 

FREE West Coast Swing lessons for Highschool students

Upon request 

8-week sessions per semester

No partner  required /

no prior dance experience  needed!

E-mail SwingEtc@gmail.com

PROJECT SWING - Crash Course in West Coast Swing​ - all ages

FREE lessons to all students

$20 Singles, $30 Couples

CASTLE ROCK,  COLORADO

PRE-REGISTER IN ADVANCE BY

EMAILING SwingEtc@gmail.com

Boot Camp - LEVEL I 

$FREE

CASTLE ROCK, CO 

Classes to begin in 2020

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for details

Boot Camp - ALL LEVELS - LADIES ONLY

$20 LADIES STYLING FOR WCS

Date TBD Spring 2020

Location TBD

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED by email

Boot Camps - At the Denver Turnverein

Quarterly Event - must know 5 basic patterns of West Coast Swing.

Contact the Denver Turnverein  West Coast Swing Club (RMSDC) for details

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED via e-mail   -   dates for 2020 TBD

DANCE CRITIQUE - All LEVELS​

$5 for 10 minutes

Wednesdays at the Mercury Cafe, OR 

Sundays at The Turnverein after 8 pm

 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

by e-mail  SwingEtc@gmail.com

Group Class Descriptions and Prerequisites

BOOT CAMP  -  ALL LEVELS LADIES STYLING or MENS MUSICALITY (WCS) - 2 hrs          COST:  $20

FOR WCS LEVEL I, II, III and IV -   LADIES ONLY or MEN ONLY.  This class Introduces LADIES STYLING to followers, or MENS MUSICALITY  to leaders.  For West Coast Swing Dancers familiar with at least 5 WCS dance patterns - push break, left side pass, underarm turn, whip and tuck.  Jeans and casual shirts/tops are recommended.  Duct tape the bottom of your sneakers, or wear your Tom's.  No heels, please.  Please register in advance by e-mailing us at SwingEtc@gmail.com, or clicking buttons above.

LOCATION:  TBD.  Moved from Illinois to Colorado.  Email us for location details.

PREREQUISITE:   LEVEL I West Cost Swing - 5 basic patterns.    

 

BOOT CAMP - CRASH COURSE IN WEST COAST SWING (WCS) - 2 hrs  COST:  $20 (FREE to students)

FOR NON-DANCERS and BRAND NEW TO WCS DANCERS. Singles and couples welcome.  No age restrictions.  This beginning level class introduces you to West Coast Swing (WCS), its rhythm and timing, and fundamental techniques of leading and following. You will learn basic steps and dance positions, as well as fun and easy dance patterns that include side passes and underarm turns. No prior dance experience is required. Depending on how quickly the basics are grasped, students may be encouraged to repeat this foundational level more than once before moving on to LEVEL I. 

PREREQUISITE: NONE!   Please pre-register!  No walk-ins, no heels!  Flat shoes, Tom's, or dance shoes preferred. OR - bring EXTRA pair of sox.

LOCATION:  TBD    (Moved from Illinois to Colorado)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Email us your name, Lead/Follow, Boot Camp date and LEVEL.

CLICK ON THE PRE-REGISTER BUTTON TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!

 

BOOT CAMP - LEVEL I   -  2 hrs

LEVEL I – INTRODUCER. This beginning level class introduces you to West Coast Swing (WCS), its rhythm and timing, and fundamental techniques of leading and following. You will learn basic steps and dance positions, as well as fun and easy dance patterns that include the starter step, side passes, underarm turns, tucks, whips, travels and patterns that amplify your skills.  No prior dance experience is required. Prerequisite is the Crash Course in WCS.  Students are encouraged to repeat this foundational level more than once before moving on to Level II.  

PREREQUISITE:  Crash Course in WCS, or 2 private lessons, or equivalent.  Instructor approval required.

LOCATION:  TBD   (Moved from Illinois to Colorado)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Email us your name, Lead/Follow, Boot Camp date and LEVEL.

CLICK ON THE PRE-REGISTER BUTTON TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!

 

 

​​BOOT CAMP - LEVEL II   -   2 hrs

LEVEL II – IMPROVER. Not exactly a beginner, but not much beyond one either? This ‘improvers’ class will help you get solid in the key components of lead and follow principles and technique, individual turn technique, and start to better attune you to the music as a foundation on which we can continue to build. Unless you have significant experience already, or, extensive experience in other partner dances, students should complete at least three session of Level I before entering Level II. Depending on how quickly the basics are grasped, students may be encouraged to repeat this foundational level more than once before moving on.  

PREREQUISITES:  3 LEVEL I Boot Camps or equivalent.  Attend at least 2 social dances to practice.

LOCATION:  TBD   (Moved from Illinois to COLORADO)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Email us your name, Lead/Follow, Boot Camp date and LEVEL.

CLICK ON THE PRE-REGISTER BUTTON TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!

 

​​BOOT CAMP - LEVEL III   -   2 hrs

LEVEL III – INTENSE INTERMEDIATE. Labeled for its demanding goals that push students to the limits in terms of spinning abilities, longer footwork and partnering patterns, and mastering subtleties of expressive style and musicality. Apart from longer combinations, we explore the more complicated and high-level dynamics of the social dance. Students should also be ready to expand their repertoire of styles to include cross-over elements from other dances. Depending on how quickly the basics are grasped, students may be encouraged to repeat this foundational level more than once before moving on.  

PREREQUISITES:  3 LEVEL II Boot Camps or equivalent.  Attend Westie social dances regularly.

LOCATION:  TBD    (Moved from Illinois to Colorado)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Email us your name, Lead/Follow, Boot Camp date and LEVEL, or

CLICK ON THE PRE-REGISTER BUTTON TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!

 

 

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