​​​​​​SUMMER 2018

Offering classes for absolute beginners through to experienced dancers!  See below for a listing of current & upcoming classes & workshops:​
  

MONDAYS (SUMMER) 7:15-8:15pm

West Coast Swing Drop In PRACTICE Session


MONDAYS (SUMMER) 8:15-9:15pm
WCS - Beyond Basics (LVL 2)


TUESDAYS 7:15-8:15pm
Waltz - Beginner (Spring 2018)
Rumba - Beginner  (Spring 2018)
East Coast Swing - Beginner (Spring 2018)

Foxtrot - Beginner (Spring 2018)

Cha Cha - Beginner (Summer 2018)

Tango - Beginner (Summer 2018)


WORKSHOPS:  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018 

Balance, Posture & Frame (7:15-8:15pm)

Foot, Body & Leg Awareness (8:15-9:15pm)


TUESDAYS 8:15-9:15pm
Tango - Intermediate (Spring 2018)
Rumba - Intermediate (Spring 2018)

Foxtrot - Intermediate (Spring 2018)

East Coast Swing - Int. (Summer 2018)

WORKSHOPS: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018

Westie Footwork with Style (7:15-8:15pm)


THURSDAYS 7:15-8:15pm
West Coast Swing Beyond Basics - LVL 1 


​LOCATION
Bonnie Doon Community Hall
​9240-93rd Street, NW

WEST COAST SWING CLASSES & REGISTRATION 


West Coast Swing Beyond Basics (LEVEL 1) - Learn 'A' Dance 



​This course is designed to build upon the fundamentals and basics of west coast swing.  We will cover level appropriate variations that will develop the skills required to bring your WCS to the next level! Sessions will be themed with a focus on connection, rolling count rhythm and styling.


Session Dates

Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm:  

Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 (Winter 2018)

Feb 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Spring 2018)

April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 (Spring 2018)

May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 (Summer 2018)


Cost Per Session


$80.00/ Person (6 Week Session)​


$180.00/ Person (6 Week Unlimited Dance Pass)



Location
Bonnie Doon Community Hall

​9240-93rd Street, NW

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WEST COAST SWING CLASSES & REGISTRATION 


West Coast Swing Beyond Basics (LEVEL 2) - Learn 'A' Dance 



​Course Description:  This course will explore new and more complex connections focusing less on review of level one concepts described in the the prerequisites below.  Highlights of level 2 course work will include a blending of variations, connections, musicality and styling.

Prerequisites:  A solid working knowledge of basic west coast swing connections, basic turn technique, footwork, rhythm and a sound execution of the fundamental movements involved in West Coast Swing (whips, push breaks and passes). 


Session Dates
Mondays 8:30-9:30pm:  

​Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 (Winter 2018)
Feb 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Spring 2018)

April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 28 (Spring 2018)


Mondays 8:15-9:15pm **SUMMER SCHEDULE**

June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16 (Summer 2018)


Cost Per Session


$80.00/ Person (6 Week Session)


$180.00/ Person (6 Week Unlimited Dance Pass)



Location
Bonnie Doon Community Hall

​9240-93rd Street, NW​​

WEST COAST SWING CLASSES & REGISTRATION 


West Coast Swing Basics & Fundamentals (Level 0)  - Learn 'A' Dance

Courses are set up in 6 week immersion sessions.  This format has proven to increase student confidence and retention resulting in more fun on the dance floor!


​This course is designed to introduce dancers to the basics and fundamentals of west coast swing.  

​Patterns include:  Left Side Pass, Right Side Pass, Sugar Push, Basket Whip, Whip, Tuck Pass, Sugar Tuck and time permitting, other variations!  Focus is placed on partnering, connections and rhythm.  NO previous experience required!


Session Dates & Times​  

Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm:

Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (Winter 2018)

Feb 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9 (Spring 2018)  **No Classes April 2**

April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 28 (Spring 2018)


Mondays 7:15-8:15pm:   SUMMER SESSION CANCELED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT


Cost Per Session


$80.00/ Person (6 Week Session)


$180.00/ Person (6 Week Unlimited Dance Pass)



Location
Bonnie Doon Community Hall

​9240-93rd Street, NW

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LEVEL 1 & 2 WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOP REGISTRATION 


Westie Footwork with Style Workshop (April 5, 2018 @ 7:15-8:15pm)

This Workshop will teach appropriate footwork for westcoast swing, including foot rolling, swivel actions and various footwork drills to spice up your individual westie skills (novice/intermediate level).  No Partner Required.

Cost:  $20.00/Person  OR Included in your 6 Week Unlimited Dance Pass


West Coast Swing Solo Skills, Drills and Warm Up Choreography (April 19-May 10, 2018 @ 8:15-9:15pm)

This 4 hour workshop series is sure to challenge your inner westie.  Solo practice is pivotal to your growth as a social dancer!  Learn some solid techniques and cool solo moves that will flow into your social dance. This 4 hour series will give you tools to use for practice at home, as well as in class during our start of class warm ups!  No Partner Required.

Cost:  $55.00/Person OR Included in your 6 Week Unlimited Dance Pass


Westie Body Isolations Workshop (May 17, 2018 @ 8:15-9:15pm)

It's never to early, and never too late to work on personal body isolations!   This workshop will systematically work on isolations from your feet to your head, including ways to start incorporating these skills into your social dance.  No Partner Required.

Cost:  $20.00/Person OR Included in your 6 Week Unlimited Dance Pass



Our Philosophy: Learn 'To' Dance 

All of our programs are designed to teach dancers the fundamentals of any partnered dance form.


Throughout our sessions, we target  

partnered and individual dance skills,  with technical focus style specific techniques.


Our Program:  Learn 'A' Dance
Learn 'A' Dance sessions focus on specific dance styles - each session introduces the style basics, variations and 'rules of the dance'.

 

Location
Bonnie Doon Community Hall

​9240-93rd Street, NW

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS


Level 0 (Basics & Fundamentals):  This level is designed to introduce dancers to basics and fundamentals of west coast swing.   Newer dancers often take this level 1-2 times, and move onto Level 1.   

Level 0 is FREE for all registered Level 2 Westies - Why?  Because we're NEVER too good to work our basics and fundamentals.   It's my way of encouraging you to continue developing and honing your base level skills, while inspiring new members in our community.  

Level 1 (Beyond Basics):   This level is where we start to solidify that foundation you laid down in Level 0.  Level 1 is not a 1 time course - it is a developmental series of sessions targeting various skills required for West Coast Swing.  Each 6 week session is designed to develop specific individual and partnered skill sets.  Patterns and moves for a given session are specifically chosen to work the focused skills of that specific session.  Most students stay with Level 1 for at least 4 - 6 sessions; many continue to do level one after they move thru to level 2.

Level 2 (Beyond Basics):   This level is where we really start to apply strategy to our WCS.  We have developed enough skills and have a strong enough foundation to start getting creative (as individual dancers, in partnership, musically, etc).  Individual styling is more prominent and the partnered work becomes more intricate.   A large focus of this level is musicality and shape.  It is recommended that level 2 students revisit the Level 0 course, either in their traditional role or in their non-traditional role to increase and strengthen their foundation and core skills.  Level 0 is FREE for all registered Level 2 Dancers.