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West Coast Swing Lesson and Dance in Novato

Right here in Marin, tucked away in the industrial park complex of Bel Marin Keys, is a funky loading-ramp venue next to a focus-group office.  64 Digital Drive is marked by a big "Q&A" sign at the curb.  Head up the short cement staircase to a FABulous dance studio for a night of dancing with two of the best instructors in the biz.

 

Kelly and Yenni will provide 1-hour lessons beginning at 7 p.m. for both beginner and intermediate-level dancers.  Starting at 8:00 there will be a full-on dance party where you can try out your new moves.

 

$10 fee includes both lesson and dance.

 

Kelly always provides an "etiquette sheet" to ensure your popularity as a member of the dance community, but these are some things to know upfront:

  • shower and wear clean clothes to the event
  • brush your teeth and help yourself to breath mints.  Refrain from chewing gum.
  • don't arrive "under the influence"
  • clean your hands and nails and file away rough edges
  • use deodorant liberally; use cologne and perfume SPARINGLY
  • bring a hand towel to keep your gentle perspiring under control
  • the best shoes are "dance shoes," or ones with a smooth leather sole

 

I am truly a beginner at this but I won't get better unless I get practice.  Please join me for an evening of fun, enjoyable partner dancing right here in Marin.  You don't need to bring a partner -- one will be provided for you!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I guess I'm not a quick learner, need more lesson/practice, perhaps should check out the Tuesday evening class. Anyone thinking the same?

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Linda B

      Saturday dance lesson and party is monthly. Next event will be July 20th at 7:00. The Tuesday lessons at 7:30 are weekly. Please contact Kelly for more info or PRIVATE lessons!! ;-)

      June 17, 2013

    • Linda B

      Kelly's email: [masked]

      June 17, 2013

  • Joyce

    Fun to try something new. The dances looks great when yo know how, and there were people there who did! Everyone was nice and offered to dance with us novices.

    June 17, 2013

  • Scott

    I had a hard time keeping out of my partner's "track". Otherwise, it was a blast and quite a workout!

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Linda B

      I loved seeing you "embrace the dance"! You stayed very busy all night!

      1 · June 16, 2013

    • Scott

      Thanks for organizing. I had fun. You are a natural-born teacher (but you knew that!)

      June 16, 2013

  • Amelia

    soooo much fun! amazing dancers!

    June 16, 2013

  • Linda B

    The lesson gave us enough basic info to "dance"...and there were lots of opportunities to practice once the party started! Everyone who wanted to dance got the chance. Fun.

    June 16, 2013

  • Robert O.

    As it turns out, I can't make it. Many regrets.

    Bob

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still torn between this and the blues show at Hopmonk but I definitely need to learn to dance!

    June 15, 2013

    • Linda B

      This is a perfect introduction to West Coast Swing. I hope to see you there...all men should learn to dance!

      1 · June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok 1 less gal, cuz not going to make it, truck troubles :-<

    June 15, 2013

  • Fred A.

    Sorry ,
    I have to cancel.

    June 15, 2013

  • Amelia

    Anyone want to carpool from Sebastopol? Thanks!

    June 14, 2013

    • Sherry L.

      The lesson starts at 7 pm so we need to leave Safeway by 6:10 I drive a silver/grey Toyota Corolla. I'll park near the north side of Safeways's parking lot.

      June 15, 2013

    • Amelia

      That would be great! I will meet you at Sebastopol Safeway at 6:10. Thank you! Amelia

      June 15, 2013

  • Bobbi D.

    Looking forward to meeting new friends. Son is 17. Got to get out! This sounds like fun! Dusting off my dance shoes. can't wait to meet you all

    June 15, 2013

  • Bruce

    Looks like Scott is the only guy Man enough to Dance with all the ladies. All the rest of us sissy guys are sitting on the sidelines. Does sound like High School. Bad Back, or i might try it. Lol.

    June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dang hate when messages get sent by error! Trying to say didn't u learn to share!

      June 14, 2013

    • Scott

      Oh..... Alright. If I must...

      June 15, 2013

  • Robert O.

    I'm up for this. I'll be there tomorrow night.

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Fred A.

    It sounds like a great idea.

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to dancing!

    June 13, 2013

  • Laura

    I would love to do this. Hope I can join next time!

    June 12, 2013

  • Scott

    Wow! I was prepared to drive to Emeryville for this, and now I see it's in Novato!

    Eight women plus me - no brainer.

    I'll be there, unless I get hit by a bus!
    Scott

    1 · June 11, 2013

    • Linda B

      I will clear the freeway of buses, just for you! See you there!

      1 · June 11, 2013

    • Scott

      I knew I could count on you Linda!

      1 · June 12, 2013

  • Joyce

    Eager to learn this!

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still only Scott signed up, as far as guys go.I'm geeting my cuz out of the house, bringing her along, yep another gal

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So; this might be a dumb question, but I've never gone before; Do we pay $10.00 when we get there or what?

    June 12, 2013

    • Linda B

      Yes, you pay $10 when you get there.

      June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So it looks like girls will be dancing with girl, kinda like high school

    June 11, 2013

    • Linda B

      Too early to make that prediction. "Mostly Marin" guys usually take longer to make a decision about when to RSVP. And we aren't the only ones going...Kelly is a legend in West Coast Swing and draws a crowd. Interestingly enough, you aren't allowed to move to the "intermediate"­ class until you have learned BOTH the lead and follow parts!

      June 11, 2013

  • traci

    I will be out of town for this but would love to go if it comes up again, or is a regular Sat event.

    June 11, 2013

    • Linda B

      This event happens monthly. Next date is July 20th. No guarantee that I can attend but feel free to learn more at: [masked]

      June 11, 2013

    • traci

      Great, thanks for the info.

      June 11, 2013

  • Anna

    Oh wow, I haven't done West Coast Swing in ages so this will be fun! Thanks for organizing.

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Lynette

    Might not be there in time for the lesson, but I will be there for the dance

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Linda B

    Lots of parking available in the lot and on the street.

    June 11, 2013

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