West Coast Swing Dance Company - WCSDanceCo

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West Coast Swing Dancing & Classes

Thursday nights in Carmel-by-the-Sea

SAVE THE DATES!!!

Only TWO more Special Event workshops left for the year!

 

Each Pro Guest Instructor teaches two progressive west coast swing workshops. Then join us for fun, social dancing after. Private lessons available with these pro's the day of their events.

Contact us for more information.

Richard Kear - West Coast Swing Dance Company Kara Frenzel - West Coast Swing Dance Company

Richard Kear

Saturday

November 19, 2016*

 

Kara Frenzel

Saturday

December 10, 2016*

*Both Special Events are formatted as follows:

 

6:30PM - 1st workshop (Part 1)

7:15PM - 2nd workshop (Part 2)

The second workshop builds upon on what is taught  in the first workshop. Take both workshops to 'level-up' your swing while having a great time! $10.00 per workshop.

 

8:00PM to 10:00PM - West Coast Swing Social Dance. Social dancing is included with workshop fees. $5.00 for social dance only.

WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016.

We will not have any regular Thursday night classes during the month of December. With exception of the two Saturday Special Event workshops listed above, you can expect to find us out dancing socially throughout the Monterey Peninsula and perhaps even up in the Bay Area. We will resume Thursday night classes on January 5, 2017.

WEEKLY THURSDAY NIGHT WEST COAST SWING

We are the West Coast Swing Dance Company. We are located at the Carmel Youth Center at 4th and Torres in Carmel-by-the-Sea (near the police station.) We offer an Open Intermediate Class and a Beginner Class. Social dancing is held immediately after classes, from 8:30PM to 10:00PM. Below is our weekly, Thursday night schedule.

 

6:30 PM – 6:45 PM OPEN DANCE WARM-UP

Come warm-up by dancing before classes start. We will be playing west coast swing music. Please note, you must pay for at least one of the classes (intermediate or beginner) to dance in the warm-up.

 

6:45 PM – 7:30 PM OPEN CLASS (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)

$10 per person. Jennifer and Rene teach a West Coast Swing dance pattern. Open to all levels. We recommend having a solid grasp of the basics before taking one of these classes.

 

7:35 PM – 8:20 PM BEGINNER CLASS

$10 per person. Jennifer and Rene teach the basics of West Coast Swing. For those with no dance experience or those wanting to brush on their basic techniques. This is typically a 4-week class and repeats at the start of each month.

 

8:20 PM – 10:00 PM SOCIAL DANCE

Free with paid entry into either the Open or Beginner Class. If you only want to dance for the night, the cost is $5 to dance with us. We play West Coast Swing music.

 

Private West Coast Swing Dance Lessons for Beginners

If you are new to dancing or have never dance West Coast Swing, we offer private dance lessons for beginners, taught by Jennifer and Rene. Private lessons are available at our home studio for 1-2 people. Contact Jennifer if you are interested in a private lesson.

 

Location: 601A Dickman Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Cost: $60 for 55 minutes

Schedule your lesson: jenniferfilzen@gmail.com or 831-324-0816

Upcoming Special Event West Coast Swing Workshops

Private lessons will be available with these pro's on the day of the event. If you are interested in booking a private dance lesson, please contact us. Workshops start at 6:30PM and dancing goes from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.

Edwin Li and Joanna Meinl - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Ben O'Neal and Stacy Stamps O'Neal - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Richard Kear and Jennifer Pasetes - West Coast Swing Dance Company

Saturday – June 18, 2016

Edwin Li & Joanna Meinl

Saturday – July 16, 2016

Ben O'Neal & Stacy Stamps O'Neal

Saturday – August 20, 2016

Richard Kear & Jennifer Pasetes

Nick Jay and Katie Boyle - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Richard Kear - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Kara Frenzel - West Coast Swing Dance Company

Saturday – October 15, 2016

Nick Jay

Saturday – November 19, 2016

Richard Kear

Saturday – December 10, 2016

Kara Frenzel

Save the Date!

Monterey Swingfest is coming to Monterey January 12 - 15, 2017. This is a huge event run by John Wheaton. The event is now in its 24th year and dancers from all over the state and from abroad will be coming together to learn, compete and social dance.

24th Annual Monterey Swingfest

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What is West Coast Swing?

West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that put a premium on improvisation. The video here is an example of the dance:

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Jennifer Filzen and Rene Arreola - The West Coast Swing Dance CompanyABOUT US...

The West Coast Swing Dance Company is owned by Jennifer Filzen and Rene Arreola. They are dedicated West Coast Swing dancers who are passionate about social dancing, learning about this ever-evolving dance and teaching others what they've learned. West Coast Swing dancers on the Monterey Peninsula and the nearby surrounding coastal areas are some of the friendliest people you will meet. If you are ever in our neck of the woods, please reach out to us. We'd LOVE to dance with you!

 

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Richard Kear - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Kara Frenzel - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Edwin Li and Joanna Meinl - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Ben O'Neal and Stacy Stamps O'Neal - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Richard Kear and Jennifer Pasetes - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Nick Jay and Katie Boyle - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Richard Kear - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Kara Frenzel - West Coast Swing Dance Company
24th Annual Monterey Swingfest
National Fast Dance Association - West Coast Swing Dance Company BMI - West Coast Swing Dance Company
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West Coast Swing Dancing & Classes Thursday nights in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Richard Kear - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Kara Frenzel - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Edwin Li and Joanna Meinl - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Ben O'Neal and Stacy Stamps O'Neal - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Richard Kear and Jennifer Pasetes - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Nick Jay and Katie Boyle - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Richard Kear - West Coast Swing Dance Company
Kara Frenzel - West Coast Swing Dance Company
24th Annual Monterey Swingfest
National Fast Dance Association - West Coast Swing Dance Company BMI - West Coast Swing Dance Company ASCAP - West Coast Swing Dance Company SESAC - West Coast Swing Dance Company

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Jennifer Filzen and Rene Arreola - The West Coast Swing Dance Company