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West Coast Swing Basics 7:30-8:15p

A 6-week introduction course

  • Starts May 29
  • 60 US dollars
  • Smiley Building - Room 15, Durango, CO

Service Description

In this scaffolded 6-week series, participants will learn the 5 fundamental patterns of West Coast Swing. Each week's lesson builds a foundation for the next week's class. Every week, we'll dive ever deeper into connection, which is crucial for partnered dances. In addition to the 45-minute class, registration also covers a 30-minute social dance/practice lab from 7:00 - 7:30 pm. Come with a partner, or come by yourself -- since this is a social dance we rotate through partners while learning patterns and connection techniques. When you register you will be asked to indicate Lead, Follow, or a Lead-Follow couple. Please stick to this role for the duration of the 6-week course. West Coast Swing is a dance where roles (lead or follow) are not tied to gender. Any human and lead. Any human can follow. As the name implies, a Lead will typically lead the patterns learned and a Follow will reciprocate. This dynamic can flip as skills advance the beyond the basics. Price listed is per person. (Ask us about our student & military discounts! Email westslopewesties@gmail.com.) Participants must be 18 or older. Parents seeking West Coast Swing instruction for younger teens are welcome to email us for our policies regarding younger teens. Registration is required. Sorry, drop-ins cannot be accommodated in this scaffolded curriculum. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our classes frequently sell out! If the class is full when you register, please email westslopewesties@gmail.com to be put on the waitlist. In the event of a sold-out class with a waitlist, any students who miss the first class (without sending a heads-up text/email) will be contacted regarding their intent to attend subsequent classes. If the Westies receive no response within the designated, reasonable deadline, we will assume those no-show spots have been forfeited. They will be offered first-come, first-served to the waitlist. For questions about refunds, please read our cancellation & refund policy before checkout.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and refunds can be accommodated if requested prior to the start of Class Series. Please email westslopewesties@gmail.com with the name on the order and order number to request a cancellation and refund. Requests made after the start of the Class Series cannot be accommodated. In the event of a sold-out class with a waitlist, any students who miss the first class (without sending a heads-up text/email) will be contacted regarding their intent to attend subsequent classes. If the Westies receive no response within the designated, reasonable deadline, we will assume those no-show spots have been forfeited. They will be offered first-come, first-served to the waitlist.


Contact Details

970-880-1565

westslopewesties@gmail.com

Durango, CO, USA


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