Are you new to West Coast Swing? Do you want to review the basics? Do you want to learn a new role? Then this is the class for you!
West Coast Swing is a fun, social dance that’s perfect for a wide range of music from artists like Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Keb’ Mo’, Billie Eilish, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Puth, and Selena Gomez.
No previous dance experience is required, and you don’t need to register with a partner — we rotate during class.
You’ll learn basic 6- and 8-count moves, such as the sugar push, left and right side passes, tucks, and the basic whip — everything you need to get out on the dance floor.
Instructors: Crystal and Michael Guzman
Dates: November 12 & 13, 2022
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, November 12
12:45pm – Check-in opens (please arrive early!)
1:00-3:00pm – Introduction to West Coast Swing
7:00-8:00pm – Pre-Social Dance Lesson
8:00-10:00pm – Social Dance
Sunday, November 13
12:00-2:00pm – Final Bootcamp Session
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. Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. Registration is limited to 20 attendees, so don’t delay! (Attendance limit does not apply to Saturday evening social dance.)
- Non-members: If you are new to the club or your membership has expired, the bootcamp is $75, plus applicable fees. This includes a one-year membership ($25) which entitles you to discounts at all our weekly and monthly dances.
- Students: $55, plus applicable fees, which includes the same one-year membership as above.
- Members: $50, plus applicable fees.
The prices above increase $10 on November 5, so register early for the lowest price!
About the Instructors, Crystal and Michael Guzman
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.
- At this time, MWCSC is not requiring the latest bivalent “updated” booster, especially since not everyone has had a chance to receive one yet. The board of directors has not yet made a decision on booster requirements going forward. An update will be provided before October 1.
If you cannot produce these, you will not be allowed into the bootcamp or dance. Members who have attended a 2022 dance have their records on file.
Masks may be required at this event, depending on local risk level and public health guidelines. 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 this workshop weekend, this means that the risk level in effect 2 days prior will be the official policy for the event. Current trends suggest that we will be in a pretty good place and masks will be optional.
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.
Building & Parking Information
- The street entrance to MYArts is on the corner of E. Mifflin Street and N. Ingersoll Street.
- All classes will be in Room 4C and the Saturday evening dance 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.
- 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.