Musicality for West Coast Swing: Accents and Breaks
Saturday, July 20, 2024, 04:00pm - Saturday, July 20, 2024, 11:00pm

Musicality For West Coast Swing w Erik Novoa

Musicality for West Coast Swing:
Accents and Breaks

Saturday, July 20, 2024
4:00-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-11:00pm: Social Dance Night
Norwalk, CT

Get ready to expand your musicality with accents and breaks. In this workshop, we'll be exploring how to dance to accents in the music and how to hit the breaks (when the music stops). After these workshops, you'll begin to fully understand how to compose a dance based on its musical structure while using your partnership to acknowledge strong and subtle musical moments. 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: Lyrical Interpretation
and Musicality for West Coast Swing: Phrasing

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. 



4:00 - 8:00pm Accents and Breaks Workshop

This segmented workshop will explore how to accent count "one" of the musical phrase, acknowledge accents in the music, and hit major breaks (stops). There will be periodic breaks throughout. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Feel free to bring anything you like to our community table.

8:00-11:00pm Social Dance Night

Let's dance!! Dance the night away to the best West Coast Swing music. We'll play some Hustle, Salsa, and Nightclub Two Step upon request, too. 


One Price (Includes all workshops & dance):

$60: by Sunday, June 30
$70: by Sunday, July 14
$80: from Monday, July 15 through Saturday, July 20

Dance Only:

$15: by Sunday, July 14
$20: from Monday, July 15 through Saturday, July 20

Musicality for WCS: Accents and Breaks on July 20, 2024
$80.00  $70.00

4:00 - 8:00pm Musicality Workshops &
8:00-11:00pm Social Dance Night

Social Dance Night on July 20, 2024
$20.00  $15.00

8:00-11:00pm - Social Dance Night Party only. 

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.