Intermediate Intensive & Spotlight Critique for West Coast Swing
Monday, May 20, 2024, 07:30pm - Monday, May 20, 2024, 10:00pm

Intermediate Intensive for West Coast Swing on Aug 5, 2023 with Erik Novoa in Norwalk, CT

Two-Week Intermediate Intensive and Spotlight Critique

Monday, May 6 & 20, 2024
Norwalk, CT

This intermediate intensive is designed for students who are familiar with the basic patterns of West Coast Swing and want to add more content to their dancing. The focus of this intensive is to expand dancers' vocabulary as quickly as possible to help them feel more comfortable in intermediate-level social dances and classes. After this intensive, leaders will be able to select their favorite moves and work on everything in-between; followers will be exposed to and recognize moves that are frequently led on the social dance floor. It is critical that developing West Coast Swing dancers attend this intensive.

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. 



7:30pm: Intermediate Intensive

May 6:

Dip/Drops: This segment will focus on dips/drops that are done in the Intermediate-and-up divisions. These movements are critical to hitting breaks and creating level-based drama. 

Suspended Timing Footwork: This segment will focus on creating a more dynamic look to your basic movement by creating suspension and acceleration. 

May 20:

Looking Advanced without Using Basics: This segment will be about removing the basics from your dance to make it look more advanced. This strategy is being used more and more by Advanced and All-Star-level dancers. 

Breaking the 4th Wall: Explore some moves that create a connection with the audience/observer. 

8:30pm: Practice Dancing

Practice the new moves and movements that you've learned so that they become part of your dancing. 

8:45pm: Spotlight Critique

It's time to get some real feedback. This class is about watching each other dance, highlighting positive attributes, and making suggestions for improvements. This type of work will help you improve your confidence for social dancing and especially for competitive dancing. 

9:45pm: Practice Dancing

Continue practicing the new information that you've learned so that it becomes part of your dancing. 


One Price: Attendees must attend both weeks. Pricing includes access to both weeks of the Intermediate Intensive and Spotlight Critique

$80 by Friday, April 26
$100: by Friday, May 3
$120: Saturday, May 4 to Monday, May 6



Your Instructor:

Erik Novoa - 3 Time US Open West Coast Swing Finalist

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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.