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Weeknight Social Dances

Introducing Weeknight Members Social Dances!

Madison West Coast Swing Club is kicking off 2022 with Weeknight Social Dances once a month on Thursdays! If you are not currently a member, join now!

We are excited to be dancing at Madison Youth Arts Center on E. Mifflin Street; see below for location and parking details.

Face Mask & COVID-19 Vaccination (Including Booster) Requirements

You must show proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination to attend. At the door, you will be required to show:

  • A COVID-19 vaccination card with your final initial series dose two weeks prior to the date of the dance or earlier. Additionally, you must have received a booster dose if eligible.  A legible picture of your vaccination card is acceptable.
  • A photo ID to match identity with the vaccination record card.

If you cannot produce these, you will not be allowed into the dance. Members who have attended a 2022 dance have their records on file.

Masks may be required at dances, depending on local risk level and public health guidelines. Please check the individual event’s information below for up-to-date requirements for that event. Dane County is bouncing back and forth between CDC risk levels as the factors vary each week, so it is currently difficult to predict far ahead of time what the requirements will be.  MWCSC intends to always give at least 24 hours of time between when the CDC updates the risk level (Thursday evenings) and our events — for weeknight dances, this means that the risk level in effect 7 days prior to the dance will be the official policy for the event.

Please see MWCSC’s COVID-19 policy for full details on these policies, including when MWCSC will and will not require face masks at events.

Registration & Pricing

You can sign up & pay at the bottom of this page using a credit card, or pay with cash/check upon arrival. Pre-registration is recommended, but not required.

  • Members: $6 plus applicable fees. Members may additionally purchase a guest pass to bring a non-member friend to a members-only dance. Read the policies surrounding the guest pass program here.
  • Sister-club members: Contact info@mwcsc.org for information on pre-registering, pay at the door, or have a member friend bring you as a guest.
  • Non-members: find a member friend to bring you as a guest, come to one of our Saturday Monthly Dances, or sign up for a membership to be able to attend these events — membership is open to anyone!

All registrants must agree to our COVID-19 waiver and policy when purchasing a ticket.

Event Details & Schedule

Madison Youth Arts Center (MYArts)
1055 E. Mifflin Street (map — please note building outline is not shown on Google Maps due to it being so new!)

Madison Youth Arts Center is a brand new youth community center in downtown Madison. MYArts offers spaces for community programs, including a variety of beautiful dance studios.

  • Dates: See the registration section below for scheduled dates.
  • 6:50 PM – 7:45 PM – Doors are open for check-in.
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Social dancing.

Make sure you are checked in to dance by 7:45 PM, as check-in will close at that time.

MWCSC will not be selling water bottles at this event. Please bring your own closed-top water bottle (there is a water filling station).

Building & Parking Information

  • The street entrance to MYArts is on the corner of E. Mifflin Street and N. Ingersoll Street.
  • Weeknight dances will be in Room 2F. A club volunteer will be stationed at the front desk in the lobby to check-in and direct dancers.
  • On-street parking is free.
  • There is a parking garage in the building that costs $2/hr and has interior access to MYArts. Access the garage from N. Ingersoll Street.
  • NOTE: Some evenings, particularly in the summer, there are large events (sports and festivals) happening at Breese Stevens Field next to MYArts. Street parking may be difficult, and most parking lots in the area incur higher special-event parking fees.  However, the parking garage attached to MYArts does not offer event parking and is still open to MYArts event attendees. There will likely be an attendant at the parking lot entrance turning away Breese Stevens event-goers, but if you tell them you are going to an event in MYArts, they will let you park there.

Volunteering

Volunteering to help check in dancers or to help with clean up at the end of the event is always appreciated! Contact info@mwcsc.org for more information or to volunteer! Volunteers receive Swing Bucks to use as discounts at future dances.

Feeling ill?

If you are not feeling well or have a suspected COVID-19 exposure the day of the event, please stay home and come to dance another day. Should this happen to you, contact info@mwcsc.org for a refund.

Etiquette

As we return to social dancing, please be aware that COVID-19 is still a risk, and some in our community are taking extra precautions to take part in social dancing. Please keep the following considerations in mind:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly.
  • Please be respectful of others and do not harass or question anyone for their mask choices.
  • Please consider wearing a mask if your partner is wearing one.
  • Dancers may refuse dances for any reason, including if their partner is not wearing a mask.
  • Dancers may elect to only dance with a certain partner or a small “bubble” group.
  • Be kind to your dance family. This is a time of transition and everyone is in a different place.

If you are uncomfortable, please find and inform a board member.

Register Here! Start by Selecting a Date:

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