What a great turnout to end of 2019! For our last dance of 2019 on December 20 we brought in lights and sound courtesy of Trevor Mullen, along with some Christmas goodies. We gave away prizes with our ‘dance with everyone’ wristbands. Three dancers were given special wristbands, and when
West Coast Swing Addicts!
Fun people, great music! Beginners always welcome!
Pop, club, blues, R&B music.
Come out and experience the magic of
West Coast Swing dancing in Edmonton!
West Coast Swing is a fun, casual partner dance done to pop, club or blues music. It can be done fast or slow, and there are great opportunities for improvisation and working with the music.
First Timer, Beginner Tips:
- Shoes: Wear something comfortable to move in. Avoid too high a heel, or heavy rubber soles.
- Dress: Casual, comfortable. You’ll be moving a lot!
- Lesson: Will be for beginners just like you. Most people will rotate and switch partners
throughout the lesson. Great way to meet everyone!
- Partner: Not required, but bring ’em if you’ve got ’em.
Other Regional West Coast Swing Events and Workshops:
WCSS Intervention VIII – Phil and Flore Berne. Saskatoon, SK, September 2020 More details.
Calgary Dance Stampede – 2020 – Calgary AB. calgarydancestampede.com
January 2020 – Vancouver, BC – swingcouver.com
Extreme Swing – Calgary, AB
WCSA Dance Event Details:
Admission: $10 / person. Bottled water available for $1.
Join our group on Facebook to hear about more dance opportunities and events!
Dances take place at Bonnie Doon Community Hall 9240 93 Street, Edmonton.
Want to stay up to date? Join our Facebook group.
Or join our MeetUp Group.
Need some west coast swing music right now? http://www.radiowcs.com
More articles and tips form Myles and Tessa: https://www.canadianswingchampions.com/
Have a question? Contact us!
Next Social Dance:
Friday, January 17
Join us Friday at 8 pm for a fun get-you-started lesson, and stay for hot tunes and open dancing!
$10 at the door – Water or Pop $1
Bonnie Doon Hall 9240 93 Street NW
All welcome! Even kids!
2020 WCSA Dances
- Friday, January 17
- Friday, February 7
- Friday, February 28
- Friday, March 13
- Friday, March 27
- Friday, April 17
- Friday, May 8
- Friday, May 22
- Friday, June 5
- Friday, June 19
- Friday, July 10
- Friday, July 24
- Friday, August 14
- Friday, August 28
- Friday, September 11
- Friday, September 25
- Friday, October 16
- Friday, November 6
- Friday, November 20
- Friday, December 4
- Friday, December 18
- Friday, December 31 – New Years Dance!
Upcoming Dances with the University of Alberta WCS Dancers, Winter 2019
Pay by donation.
New Location: Students’ Union Building on the U of A campus.
- Sunday, January 5
- Tuesday, January 14
At our dance on December 6th, we had a moment of silence for the sudden passing of a longtime dancer and friend, Harold Oberhammer. Harold was well known in the community as a prolific dancer and big personality. A full obituary can be read here: https://www.ofc-ltd.ca/single-post/2019/12/03/OBERHAMMER
Wow what a weekend! Thank you to Jen Malcolm and Alpha Vo for 6 fantastic workshops, to Earl for bringing lights and sound, Nicole for doing pro hospitality, our committee of event volunteers from Edson and Addicts – and everyone from near and far who spent their weekend with us!
West Coast Swing Addicts Dance Society supports the idea that dance roles (lead and follow) do not need to be tied to gender. Men can follow, women can lead. As well, its totally OK for the same gender to dance with each other: men to dance with men and women