Beginner Bootcamps

Learn to dance West Coast Swing

A few times per year we organize beginner bootcamps on 2 levels. These bootcamps are designed for anyone with little or no dance experience, and for dancers who would like to refresh their basics, to have them dancing around within a few hours.

Beginners Level 1 (Absolute Beginners):

This class is for you if you’re new to West Coast Swing or have very little prior experience with West Coast Swing.

Who can join: Everybody. No experience required to follow our Beginners Bootcamp Level 1.

In our Beginner Level 1 Bootcamp we will teach you:

  • The fundamental skills of West Coast Swing
  • How to start the dance
  • Basic side passes and pushes

Beginners level 2:

This class is for you if you followed our Beginners Bootcamp Level 1! But also if you want to refine your basics or if you have taken some West Coast Swing classes before, but you don’t feel quite ready for an intermediate class!

Who can join: Those who have completed our Beginner Bootcamp Level 1 and/or have instructor approval.
We expect you have knowledge of basic fundamentals of WCS and know how to dance basic 6-count patterns (leftside pass, underarm pass, sugar push, sugar tuck turn).

In your Beginner Level 2 Bootcamp we will teach you:

  • Refinement of the West Coast Swing fundamentals
  • Basic 8-count pattern (whip)
  • Variations on the 6-count passes and pushes
  • Variations on the 8 count patterns