West Coast Swing (Week 2) in Norwalk, CT
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 07:15pm - Thursday, August 11, 2022, 11:00pm

West Coast Swing in Norwalk on August 4, 2022

West Coast Swing in Norwalk, CT

Every Thursday

West Coast Swing is one of the many different styles of swing dancing originating from the original 1928 Lindy Hop. West Coast Swing is so much fun to experience because it incorporates many different styles of movement and music. It is known as the smoother and sexier version of the swing dance family. 

Important Information

  • Fully-Vaccinated: Our classes/privates are currently only for fully-vaccinated students who are not immunocompromised. Students are asked to pre-submit a picture of their completed vaccination card by e-mail.

  • Masks: As of June 1, 2022, masks will be optional for our attendees. If you decide to wear a mask, the CDC recommends KN95s and disposable surgical masks (cloth masks should be avoided). We may change our position on masks at any time to keep our dance community safe.

  • Rotating: Students have the option to rotate or dance with their own partner.

  • Common Sense Health: If you are not feeling well, have a cough, are sneezing, or have a fever (greater than 99.9), please do not come to dance class. 

  • Travel outside of CT/NYC area (domestic or international) (updated Aug. 1, 2022): If you have traveled outside of the CT/NYC area (domestic or internationally) in the 2 weeks leading up to your class/event/private date, you must test on the the day of your class/event/private and email your negative result to us.

  • Risk Events (updated Aug. 1, 2022): If you attended an event in the 2 weeks leading up to your class/event/private that included ALL of the following: a) Indoors, b) 100+ attendees, c) Unvaccinated individuals, and d) Dancing or dining, you must test on the day of your class/event/private. Examples include (not limited to): a dance event, cruise ship, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, holiday party, etc. Please email the negative test result to us to return to your class/event/private.

  • Tested Positive for COVID-19: Students who test positive for COVID-19 may not return to class for 5 days or until they are without fever/symptoms for 24 hours, whichever is longer. Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or a positive test. Upon returning to class, outdoor mask breaks cannot be taken around other students for 10 days. Please email us prior to returning to class for approval.

  • Registration: You must pre-register for these classes (see below). We will not be touching credit cards or cash for these classes.  

Schedule

7:15pm: Check-in for 1st Class

During our check-in process we will take your temperature, have you sign a waiver (if this is your first time at the studio), answer some health questions, wash your hands, and enter the studio. Our doors will remain closed once the class begins. Please bring your own water. 

7:30pm: West Coast Swing (Beginners)

This class is a beginner class that is designed for the newcomer. This class will examine West Coast Swing from the beginning, guiding you through the basic steps and rhythms of West Coast Swing. Each week, the class will review and continue learning new moves and techniques. This class is also encouraged for dancers who are familiar with West Coast Swing because it will help continue to develop their technique and fundamentals. 

8:30pm: Check-in for 2nd Class

Please wait in your car (or outside) before entering the studio at 8:30pm. We will use the same process as with the 7:15 check-in (see above). 

8:45pm: West Coast Swing (Int/Adv)

This class is designed for students that already have some knowledge of West Coast Swing and/or have taken the beginner class enough times to perform the basics fluidly. In this class, we will focus on intermediate moves, syncopations, styling, and musicality. Occasionally, this class will learn choreography to incorporate all the aspects of West Coast Swing that have been learned and to explore new aspects of the dance. 

Note: This class is by invitation. Please check with Erik prior to attending this class. 

9:45pm: Social Dancing

Enjoy some time dancing and socializing! This is where the magic happens. The more you dance, the better your dance will become. 

Cost

Pre-Registration: All students must pre-register to attend.

Without a Class Card: Please register using the "Regular Purchase" selection below. 

Class Card holders: Please register using the "Class Card Registration" selection below.  We will accept class cards that were purchased prior to COVID-19. 

1 Lesson: $20
Second class: add $10 (subject to level appropriateness)

Location 

Dance Dimensions
15 Cross Street
Norwalk, CT

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Important Location information:

The studio is located on Route-1 in the same shopping area as these other establishments: Brain Balance, Dogs Gone Smart, and Goodwill.

Parking Area

There is plenty of parking adjacent to Dance Dimensions. The parking area is well lit and marked. Please park closer to the entrance because that will place you closer to the studio entrance. 

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