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Beginner West Coast Swing
The Madison West Coast Swing Club will be offering a beginner series starting October 29th. West Coast Swing is a fun, social dance that's perfect for a wide range of music from artists like Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Pentatonix, Aretha Franklin, Roomful of Blues, Fifth Harmony, and so many more. No previous dance experience is required, and you don't need to register with a partner - we rotate during class. You'll learn basic 6-and 8-count moves, such as the sugar push, left and right side passes, tucks, and the basic whip - everything you need to get out on the dance floor. This class is a series so no new participants after the second week of class. Even better, to show off your slick new moves, you'll get a punch card you can use to get 5 free weekly dances at the Brink -- a $25 value. Register by October 22nd for a discount. Pre-registration is available in person at any social dance event. Online pre-registration page will be provided shortly. Beginner 1 taught by Sayeed Ahmed and Sylvie Schuresko Location: Dance Easy Address: 6527 Normandy Ln #200, Madison, WI 53719 Dates and Times MONDAYS: Beginner 1: 7:00 to 8:00 pm Dates: October 29th - December 17th Cost: Non-members: If you are new to the club or your membership has expired, the eight-week series is $73 by 10/22 or $81 after 10/22. This includes a one-year membership ($25) which entitles you to discounts at all our weekly and monthly dances. Members: $48 by 10/22 or $56 after 10/22. Students: $48 by 10/22 or $56 after 10/22, membership is not required. One lesson: You can try the first night of the series for $10, which will count towards the full price of the series if you decide to continue. If you're registering the first night of class, please arrive 15 minutes early to register. We can accept cash or check, as well as credit card payments with a small processing fee.

Dance Easy

6527 Normandy Lane · Madison

What we're about

Unlike most meetup groups, this one does not specialize in any one activity. Rather, the aim is to serve as "one stop shopping" for a whole universe of opportunities to get out of the house, DO something that moves the body, brain, and/or soul, and, especially, meet interesting and active people from all walks of life. Examples could include anything from picnics, kayak outings on Lake Wingra, moderate bike rides, and nature walks in the Arboretum to potluck dinners, dancing, and local live music.

As we are casual in our activities, anyone can suggest and run a volleyball game, pickup basketball, a snopwshoes hike or a picnic. Contact me with a date and time and what folks should bring and we'll get it posted. I'd also like to get volunteers (or recommendations) to teach the basics of sports and other activities. For many, it has been years since they played CASUAL basketball, tennis, volleyball, or softball or they may NEVER have done these things.

In that same light, we will be drastically reducing "Bar Time" to perhaps one "Meet and Greet" per month where we can also share suggestions and ideas of events to do. There are lots of groups for beer, wine and whatever so if you think drinking is an activity you should look there.

So, whether you're new to Madison or a native simply looking to widen your horizons, whether you're single or in a relationship, whether you're old or young, this group will have something to offer! We require you to use your real name (first name at least) and a current head shot photo of just you. You can't be anonymous and social!! With a current photo and proper name you'll be able to find your friends and, I hope this is few and far between, anyone who "misbehaves" can be immediately identified.

John is the nominal organizer, but he will depend heavily on both suggestions and assistance from the group's members in order to keep a full schedule of activities on the calendar.

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