Try West Coast Swing Dancing!

WCS is a social dance done to pop, blues, funk and more!

Beginners always welcome! All ages!

No partner required. Singles welcome!

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.

This dance is for people who: 

  • Are absolute beginners with no dance experience
  • Want to dance to current, modern music
  • Want to meet and dance with lots of people 
  • Want to learn a dance with some structure, but still have room to improvise and work with the music
  • Want to dance swing, but not as fast or intensely as east coast swing or jive 

First Timer, Beginner Tips:

  • Shoes: Bring a pair of clean shoes for the dance floor. 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.
  • Got kids? Bring them, they get in free!

Have a question? Contact us!

 WCSA Dance Event Details:

Admission: $10 / person. Bottled water available for $1.

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Dances take place at Bonnie Doon Community Hall 9240 93 Street, Edmonton.

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Next WCS Dance Friday
March 17th, 7:30 pm

We’re going to start Friday off with a beginner lesson at 7:30pm for 30 minutes, and then continue into a 30 minute beyond beginner lesson at 8:00 pm. Social dancing will start at 8:45 pm!

  • 7:30 pm: Beginner Warm Up Lesson (30 mins)
    Great for first timers!
  • 8:00 pm: Beyond Beginner (30 mins)
  • 8:45 pm: Open dancing
  • Please bring a pair of clean shoes for dancing!
  • $10 per person – Now accepting debit!

More WCS Dance Dates For 2023

Friday, March 17
NEW: Friday, April 14

Calgary Dance Stampede:
April 20-23

Friday, May 5
Friday, June 2
Friday, June 16
Friday, July 21
Friday, August 18
Friday, September 15
Friday, October 6
Friday. October 20
Friday, November 3
Friday, November 17
Friday, December 1
Friday, December 15

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Guests: Cory and Emma

Spectacular night of dancing, great lesson by Corina & Kyle and our guest instructors from Calgary, Emma & Corey! Thanks to all our Calgary dancers who came up, great to dance with you!

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