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/results?search_query=west+coast+swing+dance.
Or check out the video on the Edmonton West Coast Swing Addicts page: http://westcoastswingedmonton.com/ (Scroll down to see it)
You can also join the West Coast Swing Addicts Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/123484727669690.
Cost for the 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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- Come get back into West Coast Swing (or learn for the first time!)Bonnie Doon Community Hall, Edmonton, AB
Are you ready to get back out and meet new people? Want to learn to West Coast Swing or improve? Come join this fun, welcoming group at the West Coast Swing Addicts Dance!
7:30 pm: Beginner Warm Up Lesson (30 mins)
Great for first timers!
8:00 pm: Beyond Beginner Moves (30 mins)
Learn some new moves!
Open dancing at 8:30pm
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 50-75 people including the meetup group.
We are passionate about helping other brand new dancers, as we were those dancers once too! Or maybe you are trying a new dance style? We'll help you to meet some of the other 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. 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. Debit accepted