Level 1, West Coast Swing Group Class, starts Thursday January 11

swing twist dancersLevel 1 – West Coast Swing


Let’s get you swinging on the dance floor!   Have fun and learn the basic fundamentals in these creative group lessons.  You’ll learn the basic rhythm, connection and basic 6 and 8 count patterns of WCS.  These patterns are essential to know before moving to level 2: sugar push, right side pass, left side pass, basic whip, basket whip,  starter steps and some variations.  No partner is necessary, this is for YOU singles and couples. We rotate partners so you can get the practice you need!

Dates: 11,18, 25, 

Fee: $8:00pp drop ins -cash paid on site

Location:  New Thought Center – 5826 McWhinney Blvd, Loveland, CO. Located on the south side of McWhinney near the Bose Factory Store – look for the DANCE sign in the window.

Attire: no heavy work boats or floppy shoes – clean comfortable clothing. You will be rotating with partners be sure to have clean hands.


Newcomer Dancers and Level 1:  Newcomer has no experience. Level 1 has had some experience.   This class is for very beginner dancers. Instruction will move at the pace of the class. Basic patterns and emphasis placed on Lead/Follow and timing for that particular dance covered. Great class for practice for beginner dancers!

Level 2:  Some experience expected.  You will be expected to have some knowledge of Lead/Follow, connection, timing, and have taken some dance classes previously. This class will move along with pattern variations, developing a strong understanding of connection, rhythm and partnering and technique.

Group classes are open to both singles and couples.
No partner is necessary.
We rotate partners unless you request not to.

Definition of West Coast Swing: Why learn this dance? Because it’s FUN!

West Coast Swing (WCS aka Push or Whip) 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. – Wikipedia