What a spectacular night! Not only did we have Andrew Oprychal up from Calgary for the lesson, but we also gave away two tickets to the Calgary Dance Stampede to the winners of our fun Jack and Jill dance contest (worth $175 each!) We had 20 couples enter, narrowed it down to 10 finalist couples and then winners were selected! Congratulations to Barb and Yan! Big thanks to our panel of judges, Sherry Tovell, Andrew Oprychal and Monika Holub!
Its the beginning of February and we’re in the middle of worst cold snap Edmonton has seen in a long time. But the WCS dancers showed up Friday night and made it warm and toasty inside! Corina and Kyle did a lesson on all things sugar-push. Round the clock on 3, or figure 4 on 3 for leads. Round the clock on 3, sweep on 3, and shaping to the side on 3 for follows. Let us know if you’d like to see more lessons like this, where we take a basic concept and add on some fun variations.
Thanks to our MeetUp team of Jaqueline and Megan for getting the word out, and getting a great turn out of new people!
See you at the next dance February 22!
Fun times at our Ugly Christmas Sweater Dance! Gabby and Vicky were the finalists in the sweater contest, with Gabby (to the right) coming out on top by audience cheers. Thanks to everyone who brought in treats to share (they were delicious!).
That’s Brian, Kim, Nadia and Vicky hamming it up above.
See you next year for more west coast swing!
Friday, Oct 26 2018 Halloween DanceWhat a fantastic turnout to our Halloween Dance! So many costumes! Thanks to Joiner Design and West Coast Swing University for sponsoring tonight’s dance, which meant everyone got in for FREE! Thanks to Sherry and Rod for the fun lesson and also thanks to our setup and clean up volunteers, and to the all the first-timers from the Meet Up Group. Hope to see you again!
WCSA 2018 Dance Dates
- Friday, May 4 – Instructor: Dan Bloxham
- Friday, June 22 – Instructor: Melissa Larsen
- Friday, July 27 – Sandra Adams and Blake Christopherson
- Friday, August 24 – Corina Walker (last minute switch for Dan Bloxham)
- Friday September 28 – Instructor: Melissa Larsen
- Friday October 12 – No lesson, open dancing starts at 8pm!
- Friday October 26 – Instructor: Sherry Tovell – Sponsored Night/ Everyone gets in Free! Dress up for Halloween! Thanks to West Coast Swing University and Joiner Design!
- Friday, November 9 – No lesson
- Friday, November 23 – Instructors: Corina Walker & Kyle Loranger
- Friday, December 7 – Instructors: Corina Walker & Kyle Loranger
- Friday, December 21 – Ugly Sweater Christmas Dance! Bring your favourite Christmas baking.
- Friday, January 13 – Instructor: Dan Bloxham
- Friday, January 27 *** This dance taking place at King Edward Park Hall – 7708 85 St *** – Instructors: Rob and Sherry Tovell
- Friday, February 10 – Bonnie Doon Hall as usual. Also! Special Guest Instructors from Calgary – Keith and Chrissi Armbruster!
- Friday, February 24 – Instructor: Tracy Boldt
- Friday, March 10 – Instructor: Monica Holub
- Friday, March 24 – Instructor: Dan Bloxham
- Friday, April 21 – Instructor: Melissa Larsen
- Friday, May 19 – Instructor: Sandra Adams and Blake Christopherson
- Friday, June 16 – Instructor: Dan Bloxham
- Friday, August 25 – Instructors: Sandra Adams and Blake Christopherson
- Friday, October 13 – Instructor: Monika Holub
- Friday, October 27 – Instructor: Tracy Boldt
- Friday November 10 – Instructor: Melissa Larsen
- Friday November 24 -Instructor: Dan Bloxham
- Dates for 2018 coming soon!
Past 2016 dances, and instructors
- Friday, January 29 – Sherry Tovell
- Friday, February 19 – Sandra Adams and Blake Christopherson
- Friday, March 4 – Dan Bloxham
- Friday, April 15 – Monika Holub
- Friday, April 29 – Eric Liew-On
- Friday, May 27 – Harold Oberhammer
- Friday, June 10 – Dan Bloxham
- Friday, July 22 – Elise Seehagel
- Friday, August 19 – Rob and Sherry Tovell
- Friday, September 23 – Monika Holub
- Friday, October 14 – Sandra Adams and Blake Christopherson
- Friday, November 4 – Melissa Larsen
- Friday, November 18 – Elise Seehagel
- Friday, December 9 – Harold Oberhammer