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West Coast Swing Champion Dancer and Fantastic Instructor Mike Topel is coming to Madison July 8th!

Madison West Coast Swing Club is excited to bring back longtime friend of the club, Mike Topel, for an afternoon workshop and for our Saturday night lesson and social dance. If you’ve taken a beginner bootcamp and are looking for a next step to level up your dancing, these workshops are for you!

Instructor: Mike Topel

Date: July 8, 2023

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, July 8

3:15pm – Check-in opens (please arrive early!)

3:30-5:30pm – “Beyond the Basics” Whips Workshop

7:00-8:00pm – Pre-Social Dance Workshop (larger format to include additional evening attendees)

8:00-10:30pm – Social Dance


Registration & Pricing

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 24 attendees, so don’t delay! (Attendance limit does not apply to Saturday Evening pass.)

Member Pricing:

  • Early Bird (through 7/4): $30, plus applicable fees, which includes entrance into the Saturday evening class and social dance.
  • Late Registration (after 7/4): $40, plus applicable fees, which includes entrance into the Saturday evening class and social dance.

The above passes will be also 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!

Non-members: sign up for a membership today to be able to join us for the afternoon classes!

If you are interested in a Saturday Evening Pass (7pm class plus social dance), please visit the monthly dance page instead.  The evening pass is open to non-members.

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. MWCSC will not admit anyone to a dance or lesson 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!