WEST COAST SWING!
6:30pm-7:15pm West Coast Swing for beginning to experienced dancers!
Description: Two levels of classes take place simultaneously; one class is for beginners and the other class is for regularly-attending West Coast Swing students. Students will be separated into two groups; one group for beginning-level students and another group for regularly-attending students. Each group will be working on figures that match the level of those that attend. Richard will teach one group and Debbie the other. We encourage everyone to RSVP, so others know you are coming. This promotes gender balance and creates enthusiasm for more meetup members to attend! Scroll down for the cost of our classes. New students get their first 45-minute class free! We are a fun and friendly group!
Class description for beginning West Coast Swing students: Beginning students can start on any Friday. We highly recommend that students become comfortable with the basics of West Coast Swing before joining the more advanced class for regular-attending students. Click on the following link to the file section of our meetup group to see the 8-week schedule that we will be following in our beginning level classes. After learning the figures listed and becoming proficient at dancing to a variety of music, soon you will be ready to join the class for more experienced dancers!
Class description for regular-attending & experienced West Coast Swing students:
This class is for students who have been attending our classes regularly and, also, for experienced West Coast Swing dancers. The group will be focusing on patterns that can be danced socially to a wide variety of music. Each month one or more 32-beat patterns will be introduced, along with variations that can be used within that particular pattern. Fancy figures, fun variations, and lead/follow technique will be emphasized. We have lots of awesome figures that you will love learning; plus, you'll enjoy this super-friendly group of people!
Is previous dance experience necessary? What if I have two left feet? :) No previous dance experience is necessary, and you're not alone, all beginners think they have two left feet! We'll make your dance experience fun!
Do I need to have a partner? Both singles and couples are welcome. You do not need a partner to attend. Just come have fun learning how to dance and making new friends!
What should I wear? West Coast Swing is a casual dance, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes! Jeans with a fun blouse/shirt are typical. Shoes should be flat or up to a one inch heel. High heels do not work well for West Coast Swing, nor do shoes that do not have backs, such as flip flops. For beginners, tennis shoes or street shoes are just fine.
Can you recommend songs that are good for practicing what we are learning in your classes? Click on the following link to our file section to find the link for our TOP TEN recommended WCS songs that are good for practicing what you are learning. FYI, you must be a member of our meetup group to access our file section.
Where can I practice what I'm learning? Periodically, we host social events where you can practice what we have been learning. These social dances will be listed on our meetup calendar and will be announced at our classes too.
Do you teach other dances, such as waltz, east coast swing, cha cha, rumba, foxtrot, tango, etc.? (1) Occasionally, we offer Saturday morning group classes that feature a variety of dances. Check our calendar to see when our next Saturday morning class is scheduled and what dance is being featured. (2) Another option is to take private lessons. Contact us for details on privates. (3) A third option will be coming soon! We will be teaching mini-dance lessons that feature a variety of dance styles at our new secret venue! For this upcoming venue, we will be polling our group to see what you want to learn!
What does it cost? The first time you come to Spectrum Wellness Center on a Friday evening, your first 45-minute class is FREE! Be sure to ask the front desk for a pricing plan. You will have a variety of options for paying for classes that range from $6-$8 a class. We recommend that you buy 5 classes for $30 because this way you will get the best deal. Extra discounts are available for full-time students, military personnel, and senior citizens, so be sure to check if you qualify for an additional discount.
Also, for newcomers, we suggest that you arrive 15 minutes ahead of time to fill out the paperwork that Spectrum Wellness Center requires of all its clients. Spectrum is a rehabilation and wellness center that has a spacious, multi-purpose room with a hardwood floor and full length mirrors where we hold all of our group dance classes.
The prices are very reasonable, the facility is awesome, the instruction is high quality, & the classes are lots of fun!
Here is the link for pricing options at Spectrum: http://www.spectrumrehab.net/wellness/class-and-training-pricing/
NOTE: If possible, we highly recommend that you attend both 45-minute back-to-back classes. Our first class is from 6:30pm-7:15pm and our second class is from 7:15pm-8:00pm.
LET'S ALL MEETUP ON FRIDAYS TO LEARN WEST COAST SWING!