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Halifax West Coast Swing

WCS Westie One Beginner/Refresher

  • Starts Sunday, Apr 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: 3380 Barnstead Lane (St. Andrews Community Centre)
  • To register: CLICK HERE
  • For more information on classes:

WCS Whips with Warner

  • Sunday, Apr 7th – 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: 3380 Barnstead Lane (St. Andrews Community Centre)
  • To register: CLICK HERE
  • For more information on classes:

WCS Social Dance for April

  • Friday, Apr 12th – 7:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Location: 3089 Oxford Street, Halifax (Happy Soul Dance Studio)
  • $5 drop-in fee
  • Please attend in good health

Something for Everyone

practices, classes, workshops, social events

Guided Practice

Guided Practices:

If you have established skills in all the Progressive levels, Wednesday evenings are for You! Sep, Oct, Nov, we’ll be offering classes on specific topics to elevate your WCS, with lots of dancing. We’ll post these events soon with details.

Progressive Levels

Progressive Lessons:

Save Sunday evenings in September, October and November for progressive classes for Beginners and Improvers. These will be in 4-week blocks. If you already know some WCS, you might want to take these as a refresher, or try the other role! 

Our Workshops

Social Events:

We’ll be collaborating with DalkingsSwing to offer a monthly socials for Blues and WCS dancers. These have been successful in the past, and we hope you’ll join us in Sept, Oct, and Nov. Watch for details when we post the events!

Basic West Coast Swing Patterns

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The Sugar Push

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Basic Side Passes

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The Basic Whip

Our Instructors:

Our instructors have over 20 years of experience and have competed at various levels in dance competitions.

Judy Grandy

Judy Grandy

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Michael Warner

Michael Warner

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Gabrielle Maklin

Gabrielle Maklin

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Jill Grant

Jill Grant

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Mark Manser

Mark Manser

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Sarah Peddle

Sarah Peddle

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Contact Us

Got Questions?

Drop us a line at halifaxwestcoastswing@outlook.com and we’ll see what we can do to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

WCS Westie One Beginner/Refresher

Put some swing into your Spring!

Sundays - April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Times: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 3380 Barnstead Lane (St. Andrews Community Centre)

Westie-1 classes on Apr 7, 14, 21, 28th, 2024 for Beginners; those wanting a Refresher; or experienced dancers trying the other role (Lead /Follow).

Location & Time: 3380 Barnstead Lane (St. Andrews Community Centre), 6-7pm, including a practice 7-7:30.

$45 per person, no partner necessary. Although the space is larger, please note that Follow spaces may be waitlisted at some point. We aim to keep the class somewhat balanced – So don’t delay in registering! OR consider taking the class as a Lead!

Singles and couples are welcome to join, and be aware that we use partner rotation throughout the class, following the culture of improvisation in the greater West Coast Swing community.

Registration: email your name and the role you would prefer, as well as any questions to:
halifaxwestcoastswing@outlook.com

We’ll reply with etransfer payment instructions.

Michael and his assistant will cover the fundamentals of West Coast Swing, including Rhythm, Connection, Stretch, Compression, and how it all works to do Push Breaks, Side Passes, and Whips.

We can’t wait to dance with you!

WCS Whips with Warner

Location: 3380 Barnstead Lane (St. Andrews Community Centre)

Sunday - April 7th
Times: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Whips Topic Class

Let Michael ‘Warner’ help you refine your whip for Leads and Follows. This all-levels (Westie 2’s & 3’s) class will be dynamic – something for everyone – from those who have 4 weeks of Wesite-1 and have a firm understanding of whips, to those who’ve been doing them for years!

If you are still working on your basic whip – you might want to consider doing Westie-1 again as a refresher -there’s a 50% discount if you do, and you’ll be better able to participate in the next Topic Class in May.

There are endless variations of whips, and by refining your technique, you’ll see many of those options in this class.

$45 per person, April 7th 7:00-7:30 practice time, Class 7:30-8:30.
Location: 3380 Barnstead Lane, (St Andrews Community Centre), Halifax.

To keep Lead/Follow roles reasonably balanced, we may have to create a wait list for Follows, as we wait for more Leads to register. So – Follows don’t delay, and Leads – please consider registering!

Registration – email your name and preferred role to halifaxwestcoastswing@outlook.com. We’ll let you know how to etransfer to confirm your registration.