Classes &

Workshops

Drop-in social dancing (most) Wednesdays (9-10pm)! $5+HST entry. Everyone is welcome!

West Coast Swing classes in KW are held Wednesdays & Sundays in Uptown Waterloo (See schedule below). Classes in Guelph are held on Mondays (except holidays) at Flying Dance Studio. In addition to regular classes, Remix Swing hosts workshops, dance parties, and special events!

WEDNESDAYS in Waterloo

Next class block starts: Mar. 27th, 2024


7:00 - 8:00pm

BEYOND BASICS

Level 2 class, 5-wk class block (must be eligible to register)


8:00 - 9:00pm

BASICS+/BEGINNER (curriculum A)

Level 1/beginner-friendly, 5-wk class block


9:00 - 10:00pm

SOCIAL DANCING

Free for enrolled students, $5 drop-in

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SUNDAYS in Waterloo

Next class block starts: Apr. 7th, 2024


7:00 - 8:00pm

BASICS+/BEGINNER (curriculum C)

Level 1/beginner-friendly, 5-wk class block

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.


8:00 - 9:00pm

TECHNIQUE CLASS

all-levels, drop-in class (4-wk block)

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MONDAYS in Guelph*

Next 8-wk block starts: Apr. 22nd, 2024


6:00 - 7:00pm

MODERN LINEDANCE

4-wk class block (starts May 6th, 2024)


7:00 - 8:00pm

WCS LEVEL 2

8-wk class block


8:00 - 9:00pm

WCS LEVEL 1

beginner-friendly, 8-wk class block


*for Guelph class registration visit: fdcommunity.com

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DROP-IN intro CLASSES

Remix Swing hosts regular drop-in Introduction to West Coast Swing classes designed to get you moving on the dance floor and introduce you to the world of West Coast Swing. These classes are for brand-new dancers or dancers that are new to WCS. All are welcome! No partner or experience necessary.


Upcoming drop-in introductory West Coast Swing classes:


Sat. March 23rd, 7-8PM, followed by 3 hours of social dance party!

l$15+HST

Location: Underdog dance studio, 71 King St N, Uptown Waterloo

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Wed. Mar. 27th, 8-9PM, followed by a 1 hour social dance

FREE Open House

Location: Knox Presbyterian Church hall, 50 Erb St W, Uptown Waterloo

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Check out our calendar for more info on upcoming drop-in days and events.

West Coast Swing Progression

BASICS+ (Level 1A, 1B, or 1C)

Beginner-friendly. 5-wk class blocks on Wednesdays at 8pm (followed by social dancing) or Sundays at 7pm. These classes are intended to get you moving even if you're brand new and teach you the basics of WCS including some variations and technique. Students must complete 2-3 blocks of Basics+.


IMPROVER (Level 1.5)

5-wk class blocks on Sundays at 7pm (not every month, alternating with Basics+). These classes will give you the skills needed to move up to Beyond Basics classes. This is a required step to move up. Students can also get access to Beyond Basics by doing 2-4 hours of private lessons if the Sunday time does not work.


BEYOND BASICS (Level 2)

5-wk class blocks on Wednesdays at 7pm. These classes will expand your knowledge of dance technique and allow you to apply it to more complicated moves and patterns. Students stay in Beyond Basics perpetually.


TECHNIQUE CLASS (Level 2.5/All-levels)

4-wk drop-in friendly block on Sundays at 8pm. These classes will improve your dancing by working on fundamental techniques. All level students will benefit from these classes, and they are required before moving into any higher level training program offered by Remix Swing.

SOCIAL DANCING

Wednesdays at 9pm, dance parties, events. Social dancing is the time for you to have fun and start to apply what you've learned in class!


WORKSHOPS

Workshops are an incredible way to improve your specific knowledge and skills on a topic critical to WCS. Remix Swing offers workshops, and there are workshops offered in surrounding communities that we carpool to!


PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons help hone into your specific dancing. Approach your favourite instructors to ask for private lessons. Mikaela’s private lesson information can be found here.


DANCE PARTIES

Remix Swing holds parties every second month, which include an Intro class so you can bring your friends and review your basics! There are also a number of surrounding communities that offer WCS parties that we carpool to!


COMPETITIONS/EVENTS

WCS events include workshops by your favourite Champion-level dancers, competitions, and tons of social dancing! Generally they occur at an event venue (like a hotel) and dancers carpool, share hotel rooms, go for meals, and socialize together. It is an incredible experience and not to be missed!

bEGINNER DANCE CLASSES

Have more questions? Contact us or check out our FAQs.

BASICS+/Beginner (Level 1)

Basics+ is our Beginner-friendly 5-week class block. These classes are held on Wednesdays from 8-9pm or Sundays from 7-8pm. There are 3 varied curriculums to be completed in Level 1 (in any order) in order to advance. The class block costs $90+HST with Early Bird or Student discounts available.


Upcoming class block start dates:

Wed. Mar. 27 - Apr. 24, 8:00 - 9:00 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church hall

EARLY BIRD discount (15% off) ends Mar. 2nd at midnight - Register Now!


Sun. Feb. Apr. 7 - May 5, 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Underdog Dance studio

EARLY BIRD discount (15% off) ends Mar. 13th at midnight - Register Now!

Improver (Level 1.5+)

These classes will give you the skills needed to move up to Beyond Basics classes. This is a required step to move up. (See progression chart above.) Students can also get access to Beyond Basics by doing 2-4 hours of private lessons if the Sunday time does not work. The class block costs $90+HST with Early Bird or Student discounts available.


Upcoming class block start dates:

TBD

Beyond Basics CLass

For West Coast Swing students who have completed all Level 1/Basics+ curriculums and Level 1.5, and are ready to expand their knowledge with a focus on technique and connection. Beyond Basics enrolled students can drop-in to the Basics+ class that follows for FREE (in fact, we encourage you to stay to dance with the beginners and work on your basics).


Upcoming class block dates:


Wed. Mar. 27 - Apr. 24, 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church hall

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TECHNIQUE CLASSES

The legendary Sean Browne (& Mikaela) teach technique classes on Sundays. These classes are intended for students who are looking to improve their quality of movement, connection, frame, and more! Topics will be announced ahead of time, and drop-ins are welcome for each class (although space is limited so drop-ins will be on a first-come basis).


Upcoming class block dates:


Sun. Apr. 7 - Apr. 28, 8:00 - 9:00 pm at Underdog Dance studio

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MODERN LINEDANCE

SOLO MOVEMENT CLASSES

Modern linedance classes are a great way to develop your solo dance technique. These classes are OPEN to any level, and you don’t need to have West Coast Swing training! Each class we teach a different routine to popular music (focused on ones that are used in the global WCS community).


Upcoming Modern Linedance classes:


Sun. Mar. 31, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Beginner (“Shivers”) - Spaces are limited! - Register Now!

Underdog dance studio, 71 King St N., Uptown Waterloo


FAQs

1. What shoes do I need?

Anything you can move in, as long as they are clean on the bottom (indoor shoes). Sneakers, flats or flat dress shoes, or walking shoes all work well!


2. What clothes do I wear?

I wear jeans and a t-shirt, but it's really up to you. Something you can walk around in. I would recommend not to wear dresses/skirts in case we do any fast turns.


3. Do I need to come with a partner?

No! WCS is a partner dance but we will be switching partners so you'll get a chance to dance with everyone.


4. Do I have to switch partners?

I highly recommend it because dancing with different types of people is how you learn best! However, if you are not comfortable switching that's fine too. :)


5. But I have two left feet/can't dance/suck at dancing!

No such thing. ;) You just haven't found the right teacher/dance style.


6. What's your COVID policy?

See policies section in About Us.

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