What is West Coast Swing?

West Coast Swing (WCS) 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. Below is an example of the dance:

An example of West Coast Swing dancing

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West Coast Swing Dancing  Thursday Night

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. The social dance party goes from 8-10 PM. Below is our weekly, Thursday night schedule:

 

• 6:30 PM - Open Class $10 per person. Jen and Rene teach a west coast swing pattern. Open to dancers of all levels.

 

• 7:15 PM - Beginner Class $10 per person. Jen and Rene teach the basics of West Coast swing. For those with no dance experience or those wanting to re-take this fundamentals class.

 

• 8:00 PM - Social Dance Party. Free with paid entry into either the Open or Beginner class. If you only want to dance, $5 gets you in for social dancing.

West Coast Swing Dance Company at the Carmel Youth Center every Thursday night.
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Private Dance Lessons for Beginners

If you are new to dancing or have never danced West Coast Swing, we also offer private dance lessons for beginners, taught by Jennifer and Rene. Private lessons are available in our home studio for 1-2 people. If you have a small group and you would like us to teach at your home or for an event, we are available. Contact Jennifer if you are interested in booking a private lesson.

 

Location: 601-A Dickman Ave., Monterey, CA 93940

Cost:  $60.00 for 55 minutes

Schedule Your Lesson: jenniferfilzen@gmail.com or (831) 324-0816

each for 55 minutes. Contact jenniferfilzen@gmail.com to book your private lesson.

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Upcoming Special Workshops

The following West Coast Swing workshops and dance parties are on our schedule for 2016. Please be sure to mark your calendars and save the dates!

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016:

Joanna Meinl and Edwin Li

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016:

Stacy O'Neal and Ben O'Neal

 

Saturday, August 20, 2016:

Jennifer Pasetes and Eddie Valdez

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016:

Katie Boyle and Nick Jay

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016:

Richard Kear

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016:

Kara Frenzel

 

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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