Learn this Modern Swing dance
and get dancing fast!
This super-fun modern Swing bootcamp has been taught all over the world, and West Coast Swing Addicts is proud to bring it to Edmonton for the first time!
West Coast Swing
& dance party
Wanna enjoy good music and meet good humans?
Want something to get you off the couch but not too serious?
Wanna feel more confident on the dance floor?
Want something fun to do with friends and dates?
...then you're going to LOVE this...
West Coast Swing (WCS) is a modern version of Swing dancing, done to contemporary and classic Pop, R&B, Funk, and Blues.
It's a social dance you do with a partner,
BUT you don't need to BYO partner -
it's more common to show up solo and switch partners each song.
No traditional role requirement here -
feel free to dance as a leader or a follower (and many learn to switch!)
West Coast Swing is known for being the most equitable partner dance: both partners have freedom to express themselves and contribute to the dance.
It's like skiing: you don't need to be amazing or competitive in order to enjoy yourself - you just need to learn a few essential skills and the rules of the game, then you can dance with anyone!
Here's what you can expect to look like after just a few classes:
and this is the perfect time to learn!
Get a live crash course in West Coast Swing
Get started with this slick, dynamic, improvised partner dance with an accelerated method that will have you learning fast and having fun immediately!
No partner required.
2 hours of instruction from world Champion teachers
Kickstart Package to help you continue developing your dance
Access to a huge social dance party so you can dance the night away
Deals on dance lessons from Edmonton studios
Get free entry into upcoming WCS Addicts dances on Oct 6 and Oct 20 so you can come dancing after the weekend is over!
I attended the Beginner Bootcamp and man oh man were there a lot of people! I've worked events and facilitated and I was SO AMAZINGLY IMPRESSED with everyone's ability to manage the crowd and teach. A+++++ I've been taking WCS for 8 weeks so I'm a beginner and the 3 hours I spent were so dang useful! I walked away learning everything and then some. My classes definitely laid the foundation, but this was a fabulous workshop to allow people who knew ZERO to walk into social dancing (AKA a friend I dragged with me). I would 100% attend a Beginner Bootcamp again if I attended an upcoming event to continue to refine my skills and practice. -Beginner Bootcamper, 2023
Do I need a partner to sign up with?
Nope! There will be a mix of couples and singles. No partner required.
Do I have to switch partners?
WCS is a social dance, meaning everyone dances with everyone for one song at a time, so you switch partners constantly during the class. But if you have specific concerns, you can stay together if necessary.
What material will the workshop cover?
The two rhythms used for WCS, the 6 basic patterns, plus the essential skills you need to have FUN in the social dance party that night. These will lay a super strong foundation that will set you up for success in your first set of classes.
What if I am an experienced dancer but new to WCS?
We are excited to welcome you! This workshop will be a nice express way to convert your existing skills and learn the rules of the WCS game.
What if I have two left feet?
Then this is perfect for you! Everyone has to start somewhere! You will be among a few hundred new dancers who feel the same way you do.
What should I wear?
Dress casual, no need to be formal. You'll want to choose something you can raise your arms in comfortably. It's a good idea to bring a second shirt to change into just in case you get too sweaty. Ladies tend to wear pants, not skirts, and flats are better than heels.
Shoes: any that are not too bulky or grippy.
You're in good hands
The Beginner Bootcamp is taught by Canadian Champions Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe, who use their signature Swing Literacy Development Method which helps dancers learn WCS faster, better, and easier than traditional partner dance classes by using a progressive skills-first approach.
This means you will "get it" sooner, have more fun sooner, and really feel like you're dancing and not just marching through patterns & steps. Dancer trained in this method progress faster, are more "fluent" in the dance, and are better able to learn more skills and moves from any source.
Stay to the end of the workshop and Myles & Tessa send you a FREE package of resources to help you get started in the West Coast Swing community!
- A recap video of the most important notes from this Beginner Bootcamp
- 60-min instructional video filled with helpful tips and drills to improve your connection ($35 value)
- A series of more tips to help you learn more efficiently and have more fun dancing
- A playlist of WCS music and videos to inspire you, curated for beginners