West Coast Swing (Week 5) in Norwalk, CT
Thursday, February 29, 2024, 07:15pm - Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:00pm

West Coast Swing class in Norwalk, CT

West Coast Swing
Week 5 of the Monthly Series

Every Thursday
Norwalk, CT

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. 

Health Policy

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. 

     

Schedule

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

Our doors open at 7:15pm. Please arrive early so that our classes can start on time. 

New dancers will be asked to sign a waiver. Please wash your hands upon arrival. Light food and drinks are available, and feel free to bring anything you like to our community table. 

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. After taking this class, it is important to stay and social dance (dancing with various other dancers). Social dancing is the key to progressing. 

Important: If you are a newcomer (or don't really remember the basics), please only join the beginner class on Week 1 or 2  of the monthly series (see the calendar). 

8:30pm: Check-in for 2nd Class and Social Dancing

Please arrive for the Int/Adv class at 8:30pm so that our classes can start on time. Remember to wash your hands when you arrive. 

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: 1) Getting into the Int/Adv class is based on how well a dancer can socially dance a basic dance. The importance of social dancing can not be overstated. 2) If you are invited to the Int/Adv class, you are expected to continue to attend the Beginner class to continue expanding your knowledge. 3) 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. 

Registration, Payment, and Check-in

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 Check-in" selection below.  

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

Location 

Dance Dimensions
15 Cross Street
Norwalk, CT

Dance Dimensions at 15 Cross Street, Norwalk, CT

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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. 

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