Thursday nights in Carmel-by-the-Sea
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 8:00PM to 10:00PM. Below is our weekly, Thursday night schedule.
6:30 PM – OPEN CLASS (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (45 minutes)
$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.
7:15 PM – BEGINNER CLASS (45 minutes)
$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 the month.
8:00 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 and the dance runs from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-324-0816
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.
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Saturday – July 16, 2016
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Saturday – August 20, 2016
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Saturday – November 19, 2016
Saturday – December 10, 2016
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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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