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Connection Dance is a weekly meetup for anyone interested in learning West Coast Swing. West Coast Swing is modern form of swing where you can dance to all your favorite music like Blues, Country, Motown, RnB, Hip Hop, Pop, and top 40. All ages and skill levels are welcome. No partner is necessary.

Pricing and schedule:

WHEN:
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM - Beginner Lesson
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM - Intermediate Lesson
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Practice / Social

COST:
One or two classes:
Undergraduate Students - $10
General Admission - $15
Practice Session Only - $5

*The cost of the dance will go back into supporting the community*

LOCATION: Gryphon's Pub, 204 York St. New Haven, CT.

PARKING: There is metered street parking on both sides of both York St and Chapel St.

For additional information on the bar visit: https://gryphonspub.com/

What is West Coast Swing? Here's a great video that explains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc

Upcoming events (5+)

Connection Dance - Wednesday West Coast Swing Classes

Weekly lessons open to the public in New Haven! Every Wednesday! From July 3rd - August 14th, we will be dancing in a new venue: We will be using the ballroom on the second floor of the Yale graduate student bar. The entrance to the building is tucked away down the alley immediately to the left of the Willoughby's Coffee on York Street (see images for details). You'll be looking for a large wooden door with a blue Yale University sign reading "204 York Street" adjacent to it. Check out the maps and images provided for reference. There will be people working the door to the bar, but if you tell them you're there for the swing dancing, you will be able to go upstairs without paying or showing ID. If you'd like to grab a drink from the bar area downstairs, you will need: (1) to show a government-issued ID, (2) cash, to pay the $5 cover charge and to purchase your drink, which are exceptionally cheap (there is an ATM in the building), and (3) a Yale student "host" (just ask Renee). If you purchase a drink from downstairs, you may consume it in the bar area or outside on the patio, but you will not be allowed to bring it upstairs into the ballroom. WHEN: 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM - Beginner Lesson 8:45 PM - 9:30 PM - Intermediate Lesson 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Practice / Social COST: One or two classes: Undergraduate Students - $10 General Admission - $15 Practice Session Only - $5 *The cost of the dance will go back into supporting the community* PARKING: There is metered street parking on both sides of both York St and Chapel St. For additional information on the bar visit: https://gryphonspub.com/ What is West Coast Swing? Here's a great video that explains - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc

Connection Dance - Wednesday West Coast Swing Classes

Weekly lessons open to the public in New Haven! Every Wednesday! From July 3rd - August 14th, we will be dancing in a new venue: We will be using the ballroom on the second floor of the Yale graduate student bar. The entrance to the building is tucked away down the alley immediately to the left of the Willoughby's Coffee on York Street (see images for details). You'll be looking for a large wooden door with a blue Yale University sign reading "204 York Street" adjacent to it. Check out the maps and images provided for reference. There will be people working the door to the bar, but if you tell them you're there for the swing dancing, you will be able to go upstairs without paying or showing ID. If you'd like to grab a drink from the bar area downstairs, you will need: (1) to show a government-issued ID, (2) cash, to pay the $5 cover charge and to purchase your drink, which are exceptionally cheap (there is an ATM in the building), and (3) a Yale student "host" (just ask Renee). If you purchase a drink from downstairs, you may consume it in the bar area or outside on the patio, but you will not be allowed to bring it upstairs into the ballroom. WHEN: 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM - Beginner Lesson 8:45 PM - 9:30 PM - Intermediate Lesson 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Practice / Social COST: One or two classes: Undergraduate Students - $10 General Admission - $15 Practice Session Only - $5 *The cost of the dance will go back into supporting the community* PARKING: There is metered street parking on both sides of both York St and Chapel St. For additional information on the bar visit: https://gryphonspub.com/ What is West Coast Swing? Here's a great video that explains - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc

Connection Dance - Wednesday West Coast Swing Classes

Weekly lessons open to the public in New Haven! Every Wednesday! From July 3rd - August 14th, we will be dancing in a new venue: We will be using the ballroom on the second floor of the Yale graduate student bar. The entrance to the building is tucked away down the alley immediately to the left of the Willoughby's Coffee on York Street (see images for details). You'll be looking for a large wooden door with a blue Yale University sign reading "204 York Street" adjacent to it. Check out the maps and images provided for reference. There will be people working the door to the bar, but if you tell them you're there for the swing dancing, you will be able to go upstairs without paying or showing ID. If you'd like to grab a drink from the bar area downstairs, you will need: (1) to show a government-issued ID, (2) cash, to pay the $5 cover charge and to purchase your drink, which are exceptionally cheap (there is an ATM in the building), and (3) a Yale student "host" (just ask Renee). If you purchase a drink from downstairs, you may consume it in the bar area or outside on the patio, but you will not be allowed to bring it upstairs into the ballroom. WHEN: 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM - Beginner Lesson 8:45 PM - 9:30 PM - Intermediate Lesson 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Practice / Social COST: One or two classes: Undergraduate Students - $10 General Admission - $15 Practice Session Only - $5 *The cost of the dance will go back into supporting the community* PARKING: There is metered street parking on both sides of both York St and Chapel St. For additional information on the bar visit: https://gryphonspub.com/ What is West Coast Swing? Here's a great video that explains - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc

Connection Dance - Wednesday West Coast Swing Classes

Weekly lessons open to the public in New Haven! Every Wednesday! From July 3rd - August 14th, we will be dancing in a new venue: We will be using the ballroom on the second floor of the Yale graduate student bar. The entrance to the building is tucked away down the alley immediately to the left of the Willoughby's Coffee on York Street (see images for details). You'll be looking for a large wooden door with a blue Yale University sign reading "204 York Street" adjacent to it. Check out the maps and images provided for reference. There will be people working the door to the bar, but if you tell them you're there for the swing dancing, you will be able to go upstairs without paying or showing ID. If you'd like to grab a drink from the bar area downstairs, you will need: (1) to show a government-issued ID, (2) cash, to pay the $5 cover charge and to purchase your drink, which are exceptionally cheap (there is an ATM in the building), and (3) a Yale student "host" (just ask Renee). If you purchase a drink from downstairs, you may consume it in the bar area or outside on the patio, but you will not be allowed to bring it upstairs into the ballroom. WHEN: 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM - Beginner Lesson 8:45 PM - 9:30 PM - Intermediate Lesson 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Practice / Social COST: One or two classes: Undergraduate Students - $10 General Admission - $15 Practice Session Only - $5 *The cost of the dance will go back into supporting the community* PARKING: There is metered street parking on both sides of both York St and Chapel St. For additional information on the bar visit: https://gryphonspub.com/ What is West Coast Swing? Here's a great video that explains - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fRV0aG3lc

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