West Coast Swing

Wednesday nights are West Coast Swing. We have lessons for newcomers, beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers. These lessons reflect the skill level relative to the material learned and are not on a scheduled curriculum, so you can join anytime. After lessons, put it to the test at the 9 p.m. social dance with excellent music played by our local or guest DJs.

Newcomer Class - 2155 WCS Wednesdays
Newcomers Class - WCS Wednesdays at 2155

Newcomers

It’s the basics of starting to dance WCS. If you’re new to the dance, you must take this class before Beginners 1. T

Content focus: Six-count rhythms – right-side/left-side pass, sugar push and in-line tuck – and Eight-count rhythms – basic whip and basket.

Cost: Free
Time: 8 p.m.

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Beginners 1 & 2

Link your basics together and begin extending patterns with our Beginners 1 and 2 classes taught primarily by Judy Megaffin and CJ Caraway. Before attending this class, students should be able to recognize and perform the basic footwork and hand holds for the six-count and eight-count basics taught in the Newcomers class.

Content focus: connection, foot placement, anchoring and body flight.

Cost: $15 ($10 for Texas Classic members) which covers all Wednesday events – classes and social.
Time: 7 p.m. Beginner 1 | 8 p.m. Beginner 2

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Connections

It’s truly one of the more critical aspects of WCS – connection – and it’s the element every instructor talks about (almost every lesson), yet seldom has the time to give it the attention its due. Joel and Amanda Gorman will be teaching this class.
It will be a class we will highly encourage all our beginners to take before they move to Intermediate.

Cost: $15 ($10 for Texas Classic members) which covers all Wednesday events – classes and social.
Time: 7 p.m.

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Intermediate

Once  you’ve established your fundamentals in Beginner 1 & 2, you’re ready to take it to the next level. Students should be able to execute all basics easily and with proper techniques without demonstration. Instructors, taught primarily by Haley Hauglum and Deon Harrell, will assess the following before accepting you into this class: proper anchor, connection, body lead and follow, feet placement.

Content focus: folds, rock & go, shadow position, variations on the whip, grounding, pitch & intention, body flight, shaping, x-factor

Cost: $15 ($10 for Texas Classic members) which covers all Wednesday events – classes and social.
Time: 7 p.m.

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Advanced

Students should be able to do all the aforementioned skills from Beginners to Intermediate and have the ability to build patterns and add unique qualities of movement based on music and partner.

Taught primarily by Haley Hauglum and Deon Harrell, this class is excellent for those wanting to improve on their competitive dance technique or just expand on ways to “get outside the box” through musicality and personalization.

Content focus: basics of musicality, dips/drops, wraps, ducks, transition fluidity, dynamics and move, balance, engagement, conversation, and spins.

Cost: One cost for all – $15 ($10 TCPC)
Time: 8 p.m.

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