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

4 Sundays 

7:30 - 8:30pm

Starts June 5, ends June 26.

*Party Admission Included

$90

4 Sundays

6:30 - 7:30pm

Starts June 5, ends June 26

*Party Admission included

$90

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. Patterns are included, but the emphasis is on skills because that's how your dance will thrive.


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

Dancers stay in this level until they are invited to West Coast Swing B.  

Pre-Requisite: Basic Skills Assessment

Couples or singles welcome

4 Sundays

 

6:30 - 6:30pm

Starts June 5, ends June 26

*Party Admission Included

$90

WEST COAST SWING B

This class is for very experienced WCS dancers.

 

The progressive approach is the same as WCS-A, but assumes that the students already have a solid competency not just in West Coast Swing, but in Swing Literacy methods of training smarter.


Myles & Tessa will invite you to register for this class. If you are at least an Intermediate level competitor, or when you feel you are ready to request an invitation, please contact Myles & Tessa directly.

 

Dancers stay in this level until we create a new level. 

Couples or singles welcome

WESTIE FLEX 

This class is open to all dancers in all styles.

Each class is independent and will rotate between fun speciality classes involving dance practice drills, musicality, agility games and Westie Workouts (solo movement, footwork, spins, and conditioning designed to support your West Coast Swing done mostly non-stop to music). 

Pre-Requisite: None

No partners

4 Sundays 

7:30 - 8:30pm

Starts June 5, ends June 26.

*Party Admission Included

$90

Sundays

 

8:30 - 10:30pm

Cover: $10 at door

*Complimentary for enrolled WCS students.

 

**No Party May 29

Social Dance Party

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.

Meet Your Instructors 

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Myles

Tessa

Sam

Meaghan

Wanda