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West Coast Swing All-Star Dancer and Fantastic Instructor Eric Jacobson is coming to Madison April 13 and 14!

Madison West Coast Swing Club is excited to have Eric Jacobson once again to teach 5 workshops and join our Saturday night social dance.

There are two workshop tracks available:

  • Beyond the Basics: This track is for dancers who know the basics of West Coast Swing, but don’t feel super confident. If you’ve previously taken a Beginner Bootcamp or series, these workshops are for you.  These workshops will take place on Saturday, 4/13.
  • Intermediate: This track is geared toward dancers with West Coast Swing experience. You should feel confident with your basics during social dancing and know at least a few variations and complicated patterns.  These workshops will take place on Sunday, 4/14. These workshops will only be available to members who have the necessary experience. If registration is not available for your account, please reach out to to be considered for this track.
  • Both tracks include admission to the Saturday evening social dance and mixed-level workshop (Monthly Dance).
  • Not sure which track is for you?  Send us a message or talk to us at a dance!

You may take both tracks if you’d like. For example, you could take Intermediate for your primary role and work on your non-dominant role in Beyond the Basics.

Instructor: Eric Jacobson

Dates: April 13 & 14, 2024

Location: 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!)


Saturday, April 13

3:15pm – Check-in opens for Beyond the Basics (please arrive early!)

3:30-5:30pm – Beyond the Basics Workshops

7:00-8:00pm – Mixed-Level Workshop (larger format to include dancers in both tracks plus additional evening attendees)

8:00-10:30pm – Social Dance

Sunday, April 14

9:45am – Check-in opens for Intermediate (please arrive early!)

10:00am-12:00pm – Intermediate Workshops


Registration & Pricing

Attendance at workshop events is limited to MWCSC members.  If you are not a member, join today so you can attend this workshop event!

You can sign up & pay at the bottom of this page or pay with cash/check upon arrival or at a club event prior to the event weekend.  Registration is limited to 20 attendees for each track, so don’t delay! (Attendance limit does not apply to Saturday Evening pass.)

Early-Bird Pricing (through 4/7):

  • Beyond the Basics Track: $45, plus applicable fees.
  • Intermediate Track: $45, plus applicable fees.
  • Both Tracks: $70, plus applicable fees.
  • Any pass includes the Saturday evening social dance and mixed-level workshop.

Early-Bird Pricing ends on April 7, after which the price will go up $10.

The above passes will be available for purchase on-site, if the capacity limit has not yet been met.  If you are planning to pay at the door, please check the registration section below first to see how many passes remain.  Preregistration is strongly recommended in order to prevent disappointment!

If you are interested in only a Saturday Evening Pass (7pm class plus social dance), please visit the monthly dance page instead.

All registrants must agree to our event liability waiver when purchasing a ticket.  Cancellation/refund information can be found here.

Building & Parking Information

  • The street entrance to MYArts is on the corner of E. Mifflin Street and N. Ingersoll Street.
  • Daytime classes will be in Room 4C and the Saturday evening portions will be in 4D. A club volunteer will be stationed at the front desk in the lobby to check-in and direct dancers.
  • On-street parking is free, but please check signage for time limitations.
  • 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.

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 for a refund or transfer.  Full cancellation/refund information can be found here.  MWCSC will not admit anyone to the event who appears to be ill.


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

Register Here!