West Coast Swing

About the Program

Classes at Dance Vancouver will be taught by both Myles and Tessa, and local teachers who have been trained in the Swing Literacy Methodology. This means no matter what WCS class you take, you'll be getting high quality instruction with the most current techniques and style, all within a progressive curriculum.

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Classes with Champions

Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe are Champion West Coast Swing dancers and master teachers. After years of touring globally to teach, judge, and perform, they are excited to offer for the first time in 10 years, in-person classes once again in Vancouver. 

New classes start every 4 weeks

INTRO TO WEST COAST SWING (WCS)

Welcome! If you're new, start here!


This class is for the absolute beginner, or dancers from other styles wanting to learn West Coast Swing. You'll learn way more than just standard basic patterns. You'll get a well-rounded set of skills that will help you feel successful and confident sooner and have more fun! 

A new class starts every 4 weeks, so you can join on the first Sunday of the month. Dancers stay in this level until they pass a basic skills assessment (BSA) to access West Coast Swing A. 

Pre-Requisite: None

Couples or singles welcome. Drop-ins Welcome.

4 Sundays 

7:30 - 8:30pm

Starts Oct 2nd ends Oct 30th.

*No Class Oct 9th

*Party Admission Included

$80

4 Sundays

7:30 - 8:30pm

Starts Oct 1st, ends Oct 30th

*No Class Oct 9th

*Party Admission included

$80

WEST COAST SWING A

 

This class is for experienced WCS dancers. Includes progressive material, building fundamental movement skills, musicality, and social dancing skills from week to week, with hands-on feedback from teachers so you can feel the ideal and get it in your body.

 

Theme for September: Flow Riding! 

Improve your body flight and flow between patterns so you can make transitions smoother and play with things like partner steals!

 

All dancers need to have passed their BSA (basic skills assessment) in order to access this class. Read below for more info on assessment.

*NO Drop-Ins

4 Sundays

6:30 - 7:30pm

Starts Oct 2nd, ends Oct 30th

*No Class Oct 8th

*Party Admission included

$80

ESSENTIAL PATTERNS

This class is for dancers who are not brand new to WCS, and are looking to solidify their skills in learning the basic WCS patterns and several standard staple patterns needed to feel confident social dancing. This class is focused on practicing and detailing specific patterns and footwork with music.

 

Each class will focus on a different pattern and a few of its variations.

 

Includes a free skills assessment with a teacher so you can find out what skills you should be prioritizing in order to progress faster!

Drop-ins welcome.

4 Sundays 

6:30 - 7:30pm

Starts Oct 2nd, ends Oct 30th.

*No Class Oct 8th

*Party Admission Included

$80

WESTIE FLEX 

THEME FOR AUGUST: FootSpeed

Loads of drills, syncopations, and rhythms to challenge your timing control and speed control.

WestieFlex themes will rotate. Each class is independent, with a mix of dance practice drills, musicality, agility games, and conditioning designed to support your West Coast Swing done mostly non-stop to music.

This class is open to all dancers in all styles.

Drop-ins welcome.

Sundays

8:30 - 10:30pm

Cover: $10 at door

*Complimentary for enrolled WCS students.

Social Dance Party SWING SOUL

Finally! Social dance party every Sunday and open to all.

 

Hosted by DJ James and featuring rotating DJs. Get your social dance fix here every Sunday, 8:30 - 10:30pm. Or later as demand increases.

 

This event is free for all currently enrolled students. We encourage you to stick around after classes and dance the night away.

Sam

Meet Your Instructors 

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Myles

Tessa

Wanda