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
$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 when class is taught by All-Star/Champion Dancer-Instructor Kara Frenzel.
Kara will be teaching next on: May 11, 2017!
7:45 PM – 8:30 PM
$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. When Kara Frenzel is our guest instructor for the week, she will also teach the Beginner Class.
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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 Thursday that she is our guest instructor. Private lessons will be at our home studio at 601A Dickman Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. Book your private lesson with Kara by emailing email@example.com.
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
SPECIAL WEST COAST SWING WORKSHOPS AND DANCES!
The West Coast Swing Dance Company is excited to present the following guest instructors for the second half of 2017 beginning in May. We have an awesome line up of talented instructors ranging from very high leveled Advanced dancers right on up through All-Star/Champion dancers. All dates listed below are on a Saturday and the workshops will take place at the Carmel Youth Center. Private lessons will also be available with all of these excellent instructors in west coast swing on the day they are teaching. Please contact the West Coast Swing Dance Company directly so that we may schedule a private lesson for you.
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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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