West Coast Swing
Dance Classes For Beginners

Free Beginner West Coast Swing Dance Lesson

Brand New Classes Start February 18

If you have ever wanted to try West Coast Swing, now is your chance with this fun class for beginners who have never danced West Coast Swing before.


You'll learn the basic steps and patterns of West Coast Swing in a fun and friendly dance environment.

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    ​No previous dance experience needed
    No previous dance experience needed
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    ​No partner needed
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    ​Taught by Shelley Saxena - one of Toronto's top rated West Coast Swing dance instructors
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    ​Comfortable, centrally located dance studio
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    Lots of free street parking available
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    ​Fun and friendly class environment
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    ​Meet and make new friends
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    ​FREE social dance after class for fun and practice!

​There are two beginner classes to choose from:


​Beginner (Level 1 Beginner) is for people who have never danced West Coast Swing, or have little to no dance experience.


Basics Plus (Level 2 Beginner) is for people who have already completed the Level 1 series, or who are familiar with the basic 6-count and 8-count patterns of West Coast Swing (Sugar Push, Left-Side Pass, Right-Side Pass, Basic Whip and Basket Whip).


Either six ​class series is ​$90+tax, includes FREE admission to the social dance.

WHEN:


NEW Six ​Class Series: Sundays - February 18 to April 1, 2018


Beginner (Level 1 Beginner): 4pm to 5pm


Basics Plus (Level 2 Beginner): 5pm to 6pm


​Social Dance for fun & practice: 7pm to 9pm

(social dance is included FREE for students)


WHERE:

Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio, 3352 Dundas Street West, Toronto (corner of Runnymede and Dundas)


WHAT TO DO NEXT:


Registering for either Level 1 or Level 2 Beginner is quick and easy. Classes fill up quickly so please register early to have your spot guaranteed. You can reserve your space by calling us at (416) 240-0808 or you can register online here​.

Cont​​​​act Shelley if you have any questions.


​$90+tax, includes FREE admission to the social dance.

​Registering for the Level 2 Basics Plus Series is quick and easy. Classes fill up quickly so please register early to have your spot guaranteed. You can reserve your space by calling us at (416) 240-0808 or you can register online here​.

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday,  January 14 is the final day you can still register for the Jan/Feb series.

Cont​​​​act Shelley if you have any questions.

Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio, 3352 Dundas Street West, Toronto (corner of Runnymede and Dundas

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need any previous dance experience?

Absolutely not! You can learn West Coast Swing in three easy steps, even if you have never danced before and have two left feet.

Q. What type of shoes should I wear?

If you already have dance shoes, then bring those. If you don't have dance shoes, then something with a leather or suede sole is best. If not, then just wear your most comfortable pair of shoes.

Q. What type of clothes should I wear to class?

Wear whatever you will feel most comfortable in. West Coast Swing is a very casual dance so wear your favorite jeans and t-shirt if you want.

Q. Is there parking available at the dance studio?

Yes, there is lots of street parking all along Dundas street and it's FREE on Sundays. There is also paid Green Parking right beside the studio.

Q. How do I get there by TTC?

​Take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to Runnymede station.

Then take Bus 71 or 71B Runnymede North (about 5 min). Buses run every 10 min.

Q. How do I get there by TTC?

​Take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to Runnymede station.

Then take Bus 71 or 71B Runnymede North (about 5 min). Buses run every 10 min.

Q. I still have a question about the class or West Coast Swing. Can you help?

Of course! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact Shelley. She will be very happy to help you any way she can.

Q. Do I need to come with a partner?

No, you do not need a partner for the class. If you have someone you would like to learn with, that is fantastic. But you do NOT need a partner to take the class. The class is structured so you rotate with different partners throughout the class. It's a great way to meet new people and you also get to dance with a variety of leads and follows.

Q. Who is the instructor?

Your instructor is Shelley Saxena. Shelley has been dancing, studying and competing in West Coast Swing for 18 years. With an extensive background in Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance, Shelley now specializes in West Coast Swing.

Q. Where can I practice what I've learned?

There is a social dance after the class from 7pm to 9pm. There is no charge for people who are in the beginner classes.

Q. I'm excited to get started! What's my next step?

Registering for the classes is quick and easy. Classes fill up quickly so please register ​ahead of time to have your spot guaranteed.


You can reserve your space by calling us at (416) 240-0808 or you can register online here​.


You can also register in person, but please be sure to arrive 15 minutes before class.

Q. I'm excited to get started! What's my next step?

​Registering for the classes is quick and easy. Classes fill up quickly so please register ​ahead of time to have your spot guaranteed.


You can reserve your space by calling us at (416) 240-0808 or you can register online here​.


You can also register in person, but please be sure to arrive 15 minutes before class.