Musicality for West Coast Swing: Lyricism
Saturday, December 09, 2023, 01:00pm - Saturday, December 09, 2023, 04:30pm

Musicality For West Coast Swing w Erik Novoa

Musicality for West Coast Swing: Lyricism

Saturday, December 9, 2023
1:00-4:30pm: Workshop
Norwalk, CT

As of Dec. 6, we are only accepting leaders and couples. Please email me to get on the follower waitlist. 

In Musicality for West Coast Swing: Lyricism, we will be exploring how to make the lyrics come alive through your dancing. The art of lyricism comes from the ability to select the lyrics that you choose to amplify, create a "window" to display the lyric, and communicating that lyrical idea with your partner and to the audience. These workshops are specifically designed for West Coast Swing dancers who want to expand their own musical consciousness and develop a greater appreciation for the dance.

Coming soon:
Musicality for West Coast Swing: Musical Structure
Musicality for West Coast Swing: Accents and Breaks

Important Information

We strive to balance providing a safe environment while returning to a normal social setting. 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 January 1, 2024:

  • Common Sense Health: 1) If you are not feeling well, please do not come to dance class. 2) If you've been in a high-density environment (plane, wedding, conference), it would be appreciated if you took a home-COVID test before your 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.).

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



1:00 - 4:30pm Musicality for WCS: Lyricism Workshops

These workshops will help you identify specific lyrical key words and ideas, create windows for leaders and followers to express their lyricism, and communicate lyrical ideas with your partner. 


As of Dec. 6, we are only accepting leaders and couples. Please email me to get on the follower waitlist. 

$50 by Tuesday, October 31
$60 by Thursday, November 30
$70 from Friday, December 1 though Saturday, December 9

More About Erik's Musical Background

Did you know that Erik's father was principal tenor of New York City Opera and his mother was a ballet dancer with New York City Opera Ballet? Erik also plays piano, trumpet, sings opera (like his dad), and takes ballet (like his mom). Erik's sister plays piano and cello and also sings. Read Erik's full biography.


Dance Dimensions
15 Cross Street
Norwalk, CT

Dance Dimensions at 15 Cross Street, Norwalk, CT


Important Location information:

Dance Dimensions is located on Route-1 (Cross Street) 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.