Welcome to Ottawa's Swing Dance School!
Learn to swing dance in Ottawa - no partner required! Whether you're a complete beginner to swing, or already enjoy Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Blues, Balboa and other swing dances, you've found the right place!
- WCS Assisted Practice April 27th, 2015— Social dancing with help on hand! [Info]
- Lindy Hop Assisted Practice April 30th, 2015— Social dancing with help on hand! [Info]
- Soul and Groove Party May 8th, 2015 [Info]
- Canadian Swing Championships in St. Sauveur, QC May 16th, 2015— Canada's Premier Annual Swing Dance Competition and Party [Info]
Beginner Swing Dance Lessons!
Check out our beginner swing dance classes starting soon! You can also see all of these dance classes on our class and event calendar!
West Coast Swing I — Beginner WCS!For beginners, no partner required! West Coast Swing is a modern swing dance that ranges from smooth and sultry to dynamic and exciting. It's danced to contemporary music that you might hear on the radio, including styles ranging from blues to top 40 hits. Check out some West Coast Swing videos. Pre-requisite: None! Beginners welcome! $130 for 6 weeks, or $90 for students & seniors.
- 6 weeks, starting Monday, April 20th, from 6:30pm-8:00pm Sign Up!
Swing I — Beginner Lindy Hop!For complete beginners--no partner required! Swing I covers Lindy Hop, the original swing dance you've seen in movies, still danced around the world. We'll take you from zero to having fun on the dance floor in no time! $130 for 6 weeks, or $90 for students & seniors.
- 6 weeks, starting Tuesday, April 21st, from 6:30pm-8:00pm Sign Up!
West Coast Swing IINow that you've completed WCS I, you'll get to learn some new moves and gain a deeper appreciation for the subtlety of this addictive dance! $130 for 6 weeks, or $90 for students & seniors.
- 6 weeks, starting Thursday, April 30th, from 7:30pm-9:00pm Sign Up!
- 6 weeks, starting Monday, May 25th, from 8:00pm-9:30pm Sign Up!
West Coast Swing IV: Westie Playground — Weight Supported Moves and Extreme Partnership!LET'S HAVE SOME FUN! This Level 4 Intermediate+ West Coast Swing is all about partnering through weight-supported moves. We'll look at leans, rides, dips, drops basically everything that pushes the physical limits of social West Coast Swing dancing in fun ways. Note that we won't be doing lifts or moves that require working with a dedicated partner. But one of the main themes of the class will be partnership, including how to negotiate how far a dip can safely do, how much a follower can lean into the leader, etc. Pre-requisite: At least WCS II, recommend WCS III. You'll need to be comfortable with the material from WCS I/II/III which this class will draw on, from basic moves such as whips and passes, to extensions to basic patterns, repeaters and adding extra turns. $90 for 4 weeks, or $60 for students & seniors.
- 4 weeks, starting Thursday, April 30th, from 7:00pm-8:30pm Sign Up!
West Coast Swing IV: Musicality — Moves, styling and better reactions!It's all about the music! This Level 4 Intermediate+ West Coast Swing class will focus on ways to match your dancing better to the music, by understanding the music better and learning the many ways that WCS can be adapted to fit different styles of music. West Coast Swing is dance that allows for amazing levels of musicality, adapting its movements to an incredible range of music styles, and that's what we'll be exploring! Pre-requisite: At least WCS II, recommend WCS III. You'll need to be comfortable with the material from WCS I/II/III which this class will draw on, from basic moves such as whips and passes, to extensions to basic patterns, repeaters and adding extra turns. $90 for 4 weeks, or $60 for students & seniors.
- 4 weeks, starting Thursday, June 4th, from 7:00pm-8:30pm Sign Up!
Swing IV: Get Connected — Cooler moves, better feels!Take your partner connection to the next level! Learn how to make the connection feel better, how to lead or follow more challenging moves, and how to even communicate through the dance connection. Pre-requisite: Swing III. You're expected to be comfortable with swingouts but you don't need to be perfect. You'll also need to be comfortable with the material from Swing I/II/III which this class will draw on. $90 for 4 weeks, or $60 for students & seniors.
- 4 weeks, starting Tuesday, April 28th, from 6:30pm-8:00pm Sign Up!
Jam Crew (By Audition Only)For advanced Lindy Hoppers, Jam Crew isn't a class but rather a special kind of team that combines advanced level training with the opportunity to create, work on your improvisation skills, and even choreograph parts of group jam-style routines. Jam Crew is intended as a combined training intensive and playground for advanced level Lindy Hoppers who have solid dance technique and want to progress further in a group of dancers at a similar level! Pre-requisite: Solid technique, familiarity with all of the content of Swing I/II/III, and social dancing 1-2 times a week. Recommend at least 6 months of Swing IV/V series and/or the Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop class. Next audition: To be announced. Please contact us if you're interested.
- Team practices are Wednesdays from 8:30pm-10:10pm. Audition!
- Membership in Jam Crew is $100/month. (Save $20 if you pay before the 1st of the month.) Auditions are just $15!
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