West Coast Swing Workshops with Joanna Meinl – September 9, 2017 in Carmel-By-The-Sea

Joanna Meinl west coast swing Carmel-By-The-Sea
The West Coast Swing Dance Company is excited to have Joanna Meinl returning to teach our monthly workshop in Carmel-by-the-Sea on September 9, 2017. Joanna will be teaching two progressive west coast swing workshops and we’ll follow it up with a west coast swing social dance beginning at 8:00pm. 

Joanna is a professional dancer, instructor and choregrapher. She teaches and competes on the west coast swing dance circuit as an All-Star/Champion level dancer. She has 15 years of teaching experience and incorporates her exceptional technical training as well as her practical social dance experience into her dynamic teaching. Joanna’s workshops are educational and fun! Plan to bring your dance shoes to do some work while having fun leveling up your west coast swing.
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West Coast Swing Special Event – July 8, 2017

West Coast Swing Dance Company will feature two new guest instructors to Carmel-by-the-Sea for our special event workshop for the month of July. On July 8, 2017, we welcome Amber O’Connell and Gabriel Muñoz. Both are Advanced Jack and Jill competitors in west coast swing.  Amber is from Palo Cedro, CA and Gabriel is from Chico, CA.
west coast swing Amber O'Connell and Gabriel Muñoz
We are honored and excited for they will have traveled a pretty good distance to teach and dance with our local westies! Below are videos of Amber and Gabriel dancing west coast swing.

Please join us as we welcome them both to the Carmel Youth Center for two 45 minute, progressive west coast swing workshops. The cost is $10 per workshop, but since the workshops are progressive, we recommend you attend both. Total cost is $20, which includes the social dance. The first workshop is at 6:30PM followed by the second workshop at 7:15PM. Open social dancing starts at 8:00PM. If you only want to show up for social dancing, the cost is $5.

Below are photos from the workshop taught by Amber and Gabe!

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South Bay Dance Fling 2016


South Bay Dance Fling 2016 has come and gone and the event was a blast! The directors of this event are Glenn, Sue & Candace Cravalho. It is a mix of Country Two Step and West Coast Swing. Held in San Jose, California during Labor Day Weekend, this event has plenty of dance workshops, contests and social dancing. Continue reading South Bay Dance Fling 2016