West Coast Swing with Arjay Centeno
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 04:30pm - Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:00pm

Arjay Centeno West Coast Swing Instructor 

West Coast Swing with Arjay Centeno

Workshops and Dance
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Norwalk, CT
4:30 - 8:00pm: Workshop
8:00 - 11:00pm: Dance Party

As of March 11, only leaders or couples should register. Followers should contact Erik directly to be put on the wait list.

Join international West Coast Swing champion, Arjay Centeno, for a series of workshops designed to improve your dancing skills and take your West Coast Swing to the next level. With over 20 years of experience in the dance industry, Arjay is a master of the art and will provide you with the techniques, tips and tricks you need to become a confident and accomplished dancer. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced dancer looking to perfect your craft, these workshops are perfect for anyone looking to improve their West Coast Swing skills.

I have personally watched Arjay rocket his way to the Champion's West Coast Swing division. He has influenced his peers with his cool moves and hip-hop styling, and his teaching has augmented the knowledge of many dancers who started dancing West Coast Swing in our classes in Norwalk. He is one of the top-level Champion dancers who resides in the northeast of the United States. I'm excited that he'll be sharing his dance knowledge with us. 

Important Information

We strive to provide the safest possible environment for our dancers. The following policy is subject to change at any time in the event of new guidance issued by the CDC, state, or local governments. By attending any of our classes/privates/events, you agree to this health policy. Effective April 1, 2023:

  • Vaccinations: COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly recommended but no longer required.

  • Masks: Masks are optional for our attendees. If you choose to wear a mask, it must be a KN95 or surgical mask (or one will be provided for you). Please do not use a cloth mask.

  • COVID-19 Waiver: If you are new to our dance studio, please print, sign, and bring this waiver to your first class.

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

  • Health Cooperation: Students will cooperate with any health requests from Erik Novoa, guest instructor, or staff (e.g., using hand sanitizer, using a mask, stepping outside to address a health issue, etc.).

  • Risk Events: If you participated in a large, indoor event with 100+ attendees in the 2 weeks leading up to your class/event/private, you must test on the day of your class/event/private. Examples include (not limited to): travel by plane/train, theater/concert, dance event, sports event, cruise ship, wedding, holiday party, conference, etc. Please email a dated picture of the negative test result to us to return to your class/event/private.

  • Testing 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, students must wear a mask around other students through Day 10. 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. 



Private Lessons with Arjay

Please register for your private below. Your registration only covers the floor fee ($20). Once registered, arrangements will be made to pay Arjay for the private lesson directly ($125/hr)

12:00pm - NP
1:00pm - AH
2:00pm - ZL
3:00pm - TN

4:15pm - Check-in and Arrival

During our check-in process we will have you sign a waiver (if this is your first time at the studio) and ask you to wash your hands. Some food and drinks will be provided.

4:30pm - Workshop 1: Elevated Basics (Adv Beg)

Take your basics to the next level. Use them to improve your styling as well as your transitions. Both leaders and followers will love this class.

5:30pm - Workshop 2: Tricky Transitions (Adv Beg)

Leaders and followers will learn how to really influence your partner on transition elements. Phrase changes, hitting breaks or reading your partners next move will be covered in this class.

6:30pm - Dinner Break (30 min)

Food and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring any contribution to our dinner table. 

7:00pm - Workshop 3: Super Spins (Adv Beg)

Gain more confidence leading and following spins in your dance. This class will also focus on how to creatively add spins to your dance and add creativity to your spins.

8:00-11:00pm - West Coast Swing Dance Party

Dance for fun or try what you learned. You're going to have a great time!


Special Price: Includes all workshops & dance

$50: by Sunday, February 26
$60: by Friday, March 17
$70: On Saturday, March 18

Dance Only: For those not taking any workshops

$20 for the Dance only

As of March 11, only leaders or couples should register. Followers should contact Erik directly to be put on the wait list.



Please check-in for the Arjay Centeno Workshop & Dance within 48 hours of the event. By answering these health questions, you will be helping to keep our dance community safe. If you respond "yes" to any of the questions, please take a home-covid test, and email a labeled result to

Check-in using this link

Your Instructor: Arjay Centeno

West Coast Swing Champion, Arjay Centeno, has been dancing almost all his life. His original background in the arts was playing for 20 years as a professional classical violinist. He traveled the world with the symphony before finding a career in partner dancing. He is trained in International Standard and International Rhythm, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern and Theater Arts. He is proficient in almost every partner dance. In his 22 year West Coast Swing career, he is one of the fastest male leaders to climb the circuit. He has won many Jack and Jill’s and Strictly Swing competitions in the Champion division, is a multiple-time champion of Classic and Showcase, and an US Open champion in Teams and Strictly Swing.

In addition to West Coast Swing, Arjay also has created numerous Line dances with Champion Line dancer Rachael McEnaney-White, one of which won a Crystal Boot Award. Arjay has developed a reputation for his unique teaching style, his fun and playfulness on and off the floor, and his innovative patterns and musicality. He currently teaches and performs with his partner, Champion dancer Malia Jameson, all over the world.


Dance Dimensions
15 Cross Street
Norwalk, CT


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.