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UPDATE (PLEASE READ!): Due to COVID-19, the Downtown YMCA COS has officially closed classes, including our dance classes, until further notice. In the meantime, here is a link for FREE online dance classes, by our favorite online instructor, so you can continue to learn how to dance during these challenging times. These free lessons are for everyone, beginning to experienced dancers!

FREE ONLINE DANCE LESSONS: https://www.westcoastswingonline.com/live/

WANT TO LEARN A WCS ROUTINE FROM YOUR HOME? If you know the basic pushes, passes, and whips of West Coast Swing (WCS), and you would be interested in learning our "Diamonds" choreographed WCS routine, please contact us through this Meetup group, and we will add you to our special email list for those who want access to the videos we are preparing. These videos are specifically designed for those who would like to learn and practice at home. You will learn the choreography of the routine, and additionally, we will include a special series of videos to help beginning WCS dancers transition to learning the intermediate-plus level variations used in our "Diamonds" routine. Interested? Email us now!

Stay healthy and happy with remote dance opportunities until we are able to Meetup in-person again!

Richard and Debbie Love

LEARN TO DANCE IN 2020! (WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO MEETUP IN-PERSON AGAIN AT A FUTURE DATE TBD)

Welcome to the largest dance Meetup group in Colorado Springs! Learn to dance West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Salsa Rueda, and ballroom from nationally certified dance instructors, Richard and Debbie Love!

Group classes and social dance events are available throughout the year! Singles, couples, and beginners welcome! You do not need to have a partner or any previous dance experience to attend. All our classes are for beginning to beyond-the-basics dancers. Always a fun, friendly group of people!

WEST COAST SWING AT THE DOWNTOWN YMCA!

We have weekly Friday evening West Coast Swing classes at the Downtown Y! Two separate classes take place simultaneously: one class for beginners and another class for those that are beyond-the-basics. Richard teaches one class and Debbie the other. Check our Meetup calendar for our WCS classes and for details!

SALSA RUEDA AT THE DOWNTOWN YMCA!

Want to salsa? We teach a casino style of salsa called Salsa Rueda. It is danced in a circle with a continual change of partners. Beginners and beyond-the-basics dancers welcome! To see what this looks like, check out this video of us dancing a salsa rueda performance routine with our students! Check our Meetup calendar for our Salsa Rueda classes and for details! Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lzjQKgD-nI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbUrqpKy2mg)

YO TANGO AT THE DOWNTOWN YMCA!

We have added a new class for 2020 called Yo Tango! This is a unique combination of yoga and Argentine tango. Come learn Argentine tango, tango valse, and tango milonga! See our Meetup calendar for our Yo Tango classes and for details!

SOCIAL EVENTS!

We host social dances at the Downtown YMCA where you can practice what you have learned in all our classes! Check our Meetup calendar for details on our next social dance!

PERFORMANCES!

If you would like to learn a routine to perform in front of a group, which is a fun way to bring your dancing to a new level, we teach performance routines for too! Ask us about our performance routines!

Here is a video showing a West Coast Swing routine we are teaching in 2020. Video: https://youtu.be/_L7tzMyace8

MEETUP WITH US AND LEARN TO DANCE IN 2020!

Richard and Debbie Love, Certified Dance Instructors

*DVIDA - Dance Vision International Dance Association

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WCS CLASSES CANCELED - FREE ONLINE CLASSES - PLEASE READ!

DOWNTOWN YMCA COS

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the Downtown YMCA COS has officially closed classes, including our dance classes, until further notice. In the meantime, here are some links for FREE online dance classes by our favorite online instructors, so you can continue to learn how to dance during these challenging times. These free lessons are for everyone, beginning to experienced dancers! FREE ONLINE DANCE LESSONS: Brian B (Variety of dance styles & levels, WCS & more!): https://www.westcoastswingonline.com/live/ Mario Robau (Scroll down till you see the WCS "Move of the Day" and to see previous 'moves of the day'): https://www.facebook.com/marioswingdaddy WANT TO LEARN A WCS ROUTINE FROM YOUR HOME? FREE VIDEOS AND ZOOM LESSONS FROM THE LOVES! If you know the basic pushes, passes, and whips of West Coast Swing (WCS), and you would be interested in learning our "Diamonds" choreographed WCS routine, please contact us through this Meetup group, and we will add you to our special email list for those who want to join our free Zoom lessons and, also, access the videos we have prepared. These lessons and videos are specifically designed for those who would like to learn and practice at home. It's fun! Stay healthy and happy with remote dance opportunities until we are able to Meetup in-person again! Richard and Debbie Love

WCS CLASSES CANCELED - FREE ONLINE CLASSES - PLEASE READ!

DOWNTOWN YMCA COS

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the Downtown YMCA COS has officially closed classes, including our dance classes, until further notice. In the meantime, here are some links for FREE online dance classes by our favorite online instructors, so you can continue to learn how to dance during these challenging times. These free lessons are for everyone, beginning to experienced dancers! FREE ONLINE DANCE LESSONS: Brian B (Variety of dance styles & levels, WCS & more!): https://www.westcoastswingonline.com/live/ Mario Robau (Scroll down till you see the WCS "Move of the Day" and to see previous 'moves of the day'): https://www.facebook.com/marioswingdaddy WANT TO LEARN A WCS ROUTINE FROM YOUR HOME? FREE VIDEOS AND ZOOM LESSONS FROM THE LOVES! If you know the basic pushes, passes, and whips of West Coast Swing (WCS), and you would be interested in learning our "Diamonds" choreographed WCS routine, please contact us through this Meetup group, and we will add you to our special email list for those who want to join our free Zoom lessons and, also, access the videos we have prepared. These lessons and videos are specifically designed for those who would like to learn and practice at home. It's fun! Stay healthy and happy with remote dance opportunities until we are able to Meetup in-person again! Richard and Debbie Love

WCS CLASSES CANCELED - FREE ONLINE CLASSES - PLEASE READ!

DOWNTOWN YMCA COS

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the Downtown YMCA COS has officially closed classes, including our dance classes, until further notice. In the meantime, here are some links for FREE online dance classes by our favorite online instructors, so you can continue to learn how to dance during these challenging times. These free lessons are for everyone, beginning to experienced dancers! FREE ONLINE DANCE LESSONS: Brian B (Variety of dance styles & levels, WCS & more!): https://www.westcoastswingonline.com/live/ Mario Robau (Scroll down till you see the WCS "Move of the Day" and to see previous 'moves of the day'): https://www.facebook.com/marioswingdaddy WANT TO LEARN A WCS ROUTINE FROM YOUR HOME? FREE VIDEOS AND ZOOM LESSONS FROM THE LOVES! If you know the basic pushes, passes, and whips of West Coast Swing (WCS), and you would be interested in learning our "Diamonds" choreographed WCS routine, please contact us through this Meetup group, and we will add you to our special email list for those who want to join our free Zoom lessons and, also, access the videos we have prepared. These lessons and videos are specifically designed for those who would like to learn and practice at home. It's fun! Stay healthy and happy with remote dance opportunities until we are able to Meetup in-person again! Richard and Debbie Love

WCS CLASSES CANCELED - FREE ONLINE CLASSES - PLEASE READ!

DOWNTOWN YMCA COS

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the Downtown YMCA COS has officially closed classes, including our dance classes, until further notice. In the meantime, here are some links for FREE online dance classes by our favorite online instructors, so you can continue to learn how to dance during these challenging times. These free lessons are for everyone, beginning to experienced dancers! FREE ONLINE DANCE LESSONS: Brian B (Variety of dance styles & levels, WCS & more!): https://www.westcoastswingonline.com/live/ Mario Robau (Scroll down till you see the WCS "Move of the Day" and to see previous 'moves of the day'): https://www.facebook.com/marioswingdaddy WANT TO LEARN A WCS ROUTINE FROM YOUR HOME? FREE VIDEOS AND ZOOM LESSONS FROM THE LOVES! If you know the basic pushes, passes, and whips of West Coast Swing (WCS), and you would be interested in learning our "Diamonds" choreographed WCS routine, please contact us through this Meetup group, and we will add you to our special email list for those who want to join our free Zoom lessons and, also, access the videos we have prepared. These lessons and videos are specifically designed for those who would like to learn and practice at home. It's fun! Stay healthy and happy with remote dance opportunities until we are able to Meetup in-person again! Richard and Debbie Love

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