What we're about

This group is for people - single or couples - who want to learn and dance West Coast Swing.

West Coast Swing is a modern form of swing dancing that evolved from the jitterbug of the 30's and 40's. It's a little slower, smoother and sexy. We are a very social group that mixes up partners, so you don't need a partner to come to one of our events.

We've currently got monthly dances in Ventura, as well as weekly group classes.

We dance to blues and blues-drived music - everything from Keb Mo and Motown to Lady Gaga. We also like to mix in some hustle, country two-step, and night club two-step into our mix. Come join us, and be sure to introduce yourself!

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Beginning West Coast Swing Lessons --Week 1

House of Dance

This is the first night of the regular 6-week class offered by Louise and Woody Bretz. You'll learn the basic steps of West Coast Swing. NO CLASS ON HALLOWEEN. You don't need a partner: just come! We rotate all dancers in our group classes, so you'll dance with everyone. Please note that there is a fee for this class. Mention this meetup group and you will get your first class for only $5! (normally $15) The full 6-week fee is $75 per person. Note that meetup is not the only way people hear about this lesson, so if you see just a couple of RSVPs here, it doesn't necessarily predict the number of dancers who will show up. Wear shoes that will stay on your feet (no flip-flops!) and that will move on the floor. Just take your best guess, and after a couple of weeks you'll know just what to wear. If you really want to learn to dance, a progressive weekly class like this is the best way. Once you complete this course, and are totally hooked on West Coast Swing, there are intermediate and advanced classes available. If you want more complete descriptions of all our classes, you can also visit the web-site at www.psdance.org

West Coast Swing dance Party--"Coasting 805"

House of Dance

We're hosting this dance together with our friend DJ and dance instructor Cliff Housego. So we have 2 DJs to keep you dancing! 7:15-8:00pm Separate beginner and intermediate/advanced dance lessons at the same time, so there's something for you, whether experienced or not. 8:00-11:00pm Dancing mostly West Coast Swing to TWO djs: DJ Woody and DJCliff. Admission: $12 includes the lesson and dancing afterwards. Pay cash at the door. If you plan on coming, please RSVP--there is plenty of room, but when you RSVP it creates interest (and courage) for others to come! Attire: nice casual. Slacks and nice tops. Men wear slacks and usually a short sleeve shirt: a nice polo or club/hawaiian shirt is appropriate.

West Coast Swing dance Party--"Coasting 805"

House of Dance

We're hosting this dance together with our friend DJ and dance instructor Cliff Housego. So we have 2 DJs to keep you dancing! 7:15-8:00pm Separate beginner and intermediate/advanced dance lessons at the same time, so there's something for you, whether experienced or not. 8:00-11:00pm Dancing mostly West Coast Swing to TWO djs: DJ Woody and DJCliff. Admission: $12 includes the lesson and dancing afterwards. Pay cash at the door. If you plan on coming, please RSVP--there is plenty of room, but when you RSVP it creates interest (and courage) for others to come! Attire: nice casual. Slacks and nice tops. Men wear slacks and usually a short sleeve shirt: a nice polo or club/hawaiian shirt is appropriate.

West Coast Swing dance Party--"Coasting 805"

House of Dance

We're hosting this dance together with our friend DJ and dance instructor Cliff Housego. So we have 2 DJs to keep you dancing! 7:15-8:00pm Separate beginner and intermediate/advanced dance lessons at the same time, so there's something for you, whether experienced or not. 8:00-11:00pm Dancing mostly West Coast Swing to TWO djs: DJ Woody and DJCliff. Admission: $12 includes the lesson and dancing afterwards. Pay cash at the door. If you plan on coming, please RSVP--there is plenty of room, but when you RSVP it creates interest (and courage) for others to come! Attire: nice casual. Slacks and nice tops. Men wear slacks and usually a short sleeve shirt: a nice polo or club/hawaiian shirt is appropriate.

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West Coast Swing dance Party--"Coasting 805"

House of Dance

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