What we're about

Do you love dancing or always wanted to try?! This is a group for all levels and ages of dancers, from newbies to advanced. The organizers are lovers of West Coast Swing, and we may post about other dances from time to time.

If you think you might like dancing, or know you love it and just need some encouragement to get out, come and join us!

FYI, although the name includes the word "swing", the dance does not involve traditional swing moves where one partner is being thrown into the air, nor is it bouncy like the dances it originated from. Dancers in the Edmonton community range from teens to late seniors and everything in between. It's a lot of fun and you can keep learning more moves for as long as you live!

To see some videos about West Coast Swing, you can go to YouTube (here's a nice one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAR27FWzyZY) .

Or check out the video on the Edmonton West Coast Swing Addicts page: http://westcoastswingedmonton.com/ (Scroll down to see it)

There's a great post about why West Coast Swing is so wonderful on the West Coast Swing Addicts Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/123484727669690/permalink/2419165788101561/ .

Cost for the West Coast Swing Addict dances is $10.00. That includes a basic lesson and the dance. Bring clean indoor shoes with leather/smooth soles or you can dance in socks if you want/need to. We suggest you bring two pairs of socks if you go that route. We're happy to give you suggestions on what shoes to buy if you want.

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Learn to dance (or improve!) with us - & the rest of the big group!

Bonnie Doon Community Hall

Want to join a fun, welcoming group and learn a great dance? Then join us for our West Coast Swing Addicts Dance! Lesson is from 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm with a dance afterwards. No partner needed (most people come alone) and no previous experience required. During the lessons, almost everyone rotates partners. (The exception is if a couple comes together and wants to dance solely with each other). That makes it lots easier to get on the dance floor afterwards, because you will have met quite a few of the people. These dances usually have between 40-50 people including the meetup group. All of us are passionate about helping other brand new dancers, and those who are trying a new style, to meet some of the friendly dancers and make new friends. As organizers, our objective is to ease your transition from brand new to feeling comfortable and having lots of people to dance with! For West Coast Swing a non-stick sole for your shoe is best. Don't worry if you don't own dance shoes, but avoid rubber because it can stick when you do the turns. Toms brand shoes work great and are affordable. No heels or low heel. When you're just trying it out, some simple slip on flats will be most comfortable. You can dance in your socks if you don't have a shoe that's appropriate. I did the first few times. For clothes, wear whatever is comfortable and easy to move in. Most people dress quite casual. Cost is $10.00 for the lesson and the dance.

Club Du Soleil August Dance - Hustle Lesson and Open Dancing

Calder Community League Hall

Club Du Soleil hosts events twice per month all year and once per month in the summer. They play a variety of music for different style dances. You'll hear everything from Two Step to Polka to West Coast Swing. There is a lesson at the beginning in a different style each time. Everyone is welcome! Dance Lesson: Hustle Dance Instructor: Elise Seehagel DJ: Dan Creighton SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING Doors Open: 7:30 pm Dance Lesson: 8:00 - 9:00 pm Dance: 9:00 pm - midnight Members: $15 Guests: $20 Club du Soleil is a membership based club, but guests are welcome. Membership is $25 and includes the dance. This is our first time hosting a meetup at a Club Du Soleil event. We are hoping that you can join us and would love to hear your thoughts on doing more Meetups at events like this. If you know of other events where you'd like to see us host a Meetup, please send us a message. We are a group of dance enthusiasts who love getting out and meeting new people of all levels of dancing from beginner to advanced. No partner required.

Learn to dance (or improve!) with us - & the rest of the big group!

Want to join a fun, welcoming group and learn a great dance? Then join us for our West Coast Swing Addicts Dance! Lesson is from 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm with a dance afterwards. No partner needed (most people come alone) and no previous experience required. During the lessons, almost everyone rotates partners. (The exception is if a couple comes together and wants to dance solely with each other). That makes it lots easier to get on the dance floor afterwards, because you will have met quite a few of the people. These dances usually have between 40-50 people including the meetup group. All of us are passionate about helping other brand new dancers, and those who are trying a new style, to meet some of the friendly dancers and make new friends. As organizers, our objective is to ease your transition from brand new to feeling comfortable and having lots of people to dance with! For West Coast Swing a non-stick sole for your shoe is best. Don't worry if you don't own dance shoes, but avoid rubber because it can stick when you do the turns. Toms brand shoes work great and are affordable. No heels or low heel. When you're just trying it out, some simple slip on flats will be most comfortable. You can dance in your socks if you don't have a shoe that's appropriate. I did the first few times. For clothes, wear whatever is comfortable and easy to move in. Most people dress quite casual. Cost is $10.00 for the lesson and the dance.

Learn to dance (or improve!) with us - & the rest of the big group!

Bonnie Doon Community Hall

Want to join a fun, welcoming group and learn a great dance? Then join us for our West Coast Swing Addicts Dance! Lesson is from 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm with a dance afterwards. No partner needed (most people come alone) and no previous experience required. During the lessons, almost everyone rotates partners. (The exception is if a couple comes together and wants to dance solely with each other). That makes it lots easier to get on the dance floor afterwards, because you will have met quite a few of the people. These dances usually have between 40-50 people including the meetup group. All of us are passionate about helping other brand new dancers, and those who are trying a new style, to meet some of the friendly dancers and make new friends. As organizers, our objective is to ease your transition from brand new to feeling comfortable and having lots of people to dance with! For West Coast Swing a non-stick sole for your shoe is best. Don't worry if you don't own dance shoes, but avoid rubber because it can stick when you do the turns. Toms brand shoes work great and are affordable. No heels or low heel. When you're just trying it out, some simple slip on flats will be most comfortable. You can dance in your socks if you don't have a shoe that's appropriate. I did the first few times. For clothes, wear whatever is comfortable and easy to move in. Most people dress quite casual. Cost is $10.00 for the lesson and the dance.

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