Beginner West Coast Swing Dance Class

Melbourne West Coast Swing Dance Meetup
Melbourne West Coast Swing Dance Meetup
Public group

Next Level Studios

325 Victoria St · Brunswick

How to find us

The studio is located a short walk from Brunswick train station on the Upfield line or catch the 19 tram to the corner of Sydney Road and Victoria Street. There is plenty of on-street parking nearby.

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What we'll do

Come join us for a beginner West Coast Swing lesson followed by social dancing! Term 4 runs from 27 July to 7 September 2019. It is only $70 for the full 8-week term! Can't commit to the whole term? Come casually for $15 a night or $10 for social dancing only. Drop-ins are welcome until week 5. If you attend week 1 and bring a friend you both get that week free!

8:00pm - Newcomer introduction / improvers practice time
8:30pm - Beginners class - perfect for those new to the dance or looking to improve their basics.
9:30pm - 11:00pm - Social dancing!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is West Coast Swing?

West Coast Swing is a modern and versatile partner dance with a smooth elastic look. It is extremely adaptable and can be danced to a wide variety of music, including Top 40, blues, funk, and rock and roll. Classes focus on technique, improvisation, musicality, and combining these skills to create a fun dance with each partner. You don't need a lot of experience to start having a lot of fun!

Check out a video of some WCS pros here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvWPkAuZ41I

Do I need to bring a partner?

No! Social dancing is a great way to meet new people, and we rotate partners regularly so that you have a chance to dance with everyone. Of course, you are more than welcome to bring along your friends, the more the merrier!

What should I wear?

There is no need to dress up, comfortable street clothes with room to move are preferred. Pants are generally preferred to skirts or dresses for women, but wear what you feel comfortable in!

Do I need special shoes?

No! You can get dance shoes and boots for WCS, but when you are starting out you can wear almost any kind of flat shoe. Heels higher than one inch are not recommended, so if you have latin or ballroom shoes consider leaving them at home in favor of your sneakers or flats. You want shoes that you are comfortable moving in that stay on your feet well when you walk backwards, and a soft sole generally works better than a rigid one.

I have a different question!

Feel free to get in touch! We are happy to answer any questions.