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West Coast Swing Dancing & Classes

Thursday nights in Carmel-by-the-Sea

SCHEDULE FOR WEEKLY THURSDAY NIGHT WEST COAST SWING

We are the West Coast Swing Dance Company. We hold our weekly classes at the Carmel Youth Center located at 4th and Torres in Carmel-by-the-Sea (next to the police station.) Below is our weekly Thursday night schedule. Please note on the second Thursday of the month, we will feature our guest instructor Kara Frenzel. Kara is an All-Star/Champion West Coast Swing  competitor and instructor.

 

6:45 - 7:00 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.

 

7:00 - 7:45 PM

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

$10 per person. Jennifer and Rene teach a West Coast Swing dance pattern. We recommend having a solid grasp of the basics before taking the Intermediate Level Class.

*$20 per person on second Thursdays of the month. Class taught by All-Star/Champion Dancer-Instructor Kara Frenzel.

7:45 PM – 8:30 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. Kara Frenzel will also teach the second Thursday of the month Beginner Class.

 

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

SOCIAL DANCE

Free with paid entry into either the Intermediate 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 lessons available with Kara Frenzel on the second Thursday of each month at our home studio at 601A Dickman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. Book your private lesson with Kara by emailing Jennifer.

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

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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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West Coast Swing Dancing & Classes Thursday nights in Carmel-by-the-Sea

24th Annual Monterey Swingfest
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Jennifer Filzen and Rene Arreola - The West Coast Swing Dance Company