West Coast Swing Classes
West Coast Swing classes are restarting in Spring of 2021 and is the best way to really get ahead with this smooth style of Swing dancing. We have a tried and tested approach to the way that we guide you through from the initial steps and concepts, to becoming a proficient WCS dancer and reaching your goals as an individual. For these reasons, we encourage you to join one of our group classes in London, Cambridge, or Northampton.
There are most often 3 lessons per night which begin with the Progressive class for our most experienced community members. Beginners are encouraged to arrive from 8.30 to begin the Basics class and stay for improvers and freestyle.
Timings do differ slightly for each night, so check the respective class pages for more details. You don’t need a partner and low-heeled, smooth-soled shoes are best to start with. You may join one of our classes at any time, double-check the Schedule to make sure the class is on that week.
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Monday is our longest-running class and has been held in North London on Monday nights for since 2008. Paul Harris passed on his Wednesday group in Northampton when he emigrated to the US in 2011. In 2017 Mary Pearson invited us to become the instructors of West Coast Swing Cambridge. In 2019, Kevin Flynn stepped back from teaching in Finchley and we were happy to step in to continue the group.
Our venues are across North London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire with dancers traveling from Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, and further afield. They are ideal for beginner dancers, our classes have many beginners and experienced dancers that can help welcome you into the community and pick up all the vital techniques that much faster.
During classes, you’ll practice to an array of musical styles and genres with various rhythms and tempos. As well as, enjoy the music play for the freestyle period after class to continue practice or just forget everything and have some fun getting into the groove.
Our groups are all really friendly and it won’t take long before you know everyone and are dancing all night. You might even recognise a few faces as many of our members have a background in many other UK styles of dancing.
Come rain or shine…
Our West Coast Swing Classes are held 45 weeks in the year so you can depend on us being there teaching you every week. On the odd occasion we are abroad we have cover from some of the best UK WCS instructors.
Attendance is directly aligned with progress, our most improved members are always our most regular attendees.
Regular members are rewarded with a 20-30% discount on classes, workshops & events when pre-booking10-45 classes. There are literally hundreds of pounds of savings when becoming an EastonSwing Gold or Platinum member over a 12 month period.
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How long before I’ll be good at West Coast Swing?
Is a question often asked by new dancers, to which, the answer is simple, it is up to you? It will depend on your natural ability/coordination balanced with regular practice and dedication to improvement.
But, being, or getting good, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have more fun. In fact, in some cases quite the opposite. We recommend that you focus on learning how to have fun and you’ll enjoy WCS much more for much longer.
Do you offer private tuition for West Coast Swing?
Yes, we offer private tuition for WCS dancers. The time slot is usually before our class nights or there are options for daytime midweek lessons and occasional Sundays. Contact us to enquire about booking.