WCS in November

1) Tuesday teaching lineup:

7:30-8:15pm Crafting your WCS, with Amanda and Randy
8:15-9:00pm Basics, with May and CJ
8:15-9:00pm Patterns, with Anna and Aaron

As always, dance party from 9 till 10:30pm
*If you show your voter receipt at the door on November 8th, you will get into classes/dance for free.

2) First Friday dance will be held on November 4, 2016. There will be a practica from 8-9pm and the dance from 9pm-11pm. If needed there will be a beginner lesson from 815-9pm. The theme for the evening will be “I Mustache You To Dance”.

3) The third Saturday dance will be held on November 19, 2016 from 8pm-11pm.

WCS in September

1) Tuesday teaching lineup:

7:30-8:15pm Crafting your WCS, with Lauren and Aaron
8:15-9:00pm Basics, with May and CJ
8:15-9:00pm Patterns, with Amanda and Randy

As always, dance party from 9 till 10:30pm

2) First Friday dance will be held tonight, September 2, 2016 There will be a practica from 8-9pm and the dance from 9pm-11pm.

3) The third Saturday dance will be held on September 17, 2016 from 8pm-11pm. The theme of this dance will be BYOB, Bring your own Beginner! Bring someone who has never been to PGHWCS, and you both get in for free!

WCS in August

Hey Westies!!
Here is what’s going on in August!
1) Tuesday teaching lineup:
7:30-8:15pm Technique and Invitational, with Lauren and Randy
8:15-9:00pm Basics, with Lauren and Alicia
8:15-9:00pm Patterns, with May and Aaron
As always, dance party from 9 till 10:30pm

2) First Friday dance will be held on August 5, 2016. The theme is “The Great Bake Off”. Make your favorite dessert and register it when you get to the studio. Everyone will try the desserts, and vote for their favorite. The prize for the winner will be free entry into the September weekend dances!  
  • There will be a practica from 8-9pm and the dance will be from 9pm-11pm.
  • We will also be holding a beginner lesson from 8-830pm.
3) The third Saturday dance will be held on August 20, 2016 from 8pm-11pm. Again, we will be holding a beginner lesson from 8-830pm.

Dancing on Tuesdays

Every Tuesday night we offer several group classes followed by social dancing.

7:30pm – Group Classes
  • Technique & Skills
  • Invitational
8:15pm – Group Classes
  • Basics
  • Patterns
9-10:30pm – Social Dancing

Monthly Dance Parties

We have two additional nights of dancing each month. They are held on the 1st Friday and 3rd Saturday of each month.

First Friday

  • 8-11pm – Dance Party

Third Saturday

  • 8-11pm – Dance Party

WCS in December

1) Tuesday teaching lineup:
7:30-8:15pm Technique, with Kendra and Aaron
7:30-8:15pm Invitational, with Katie and Frank
8:15-9:00pm Basics, with Sarah and Brad
8:15-9:00pm Patterns, with Victoria and Randy

As always, dance party from 9 till 10:30pm

2) First Friday dance will be held on December 5, 2014 There will be a practica from 8-9pm and the dance from 9pm-11pm.
3) The third Saturday dance will be held on December 20, 2014

Kris and Rebecca in Pittsburgh!!

On March 22nd, Rebecca Ludwick and Kris Swearingen will teach workshops, followed by a dance party. Here are the details.
12-1pm: “Catch and Release”
1:30-2:30: “Call and Response”
8-9: “Delicious Patterns”

9-11: Dance party. Something really special – Kris and Rebecca will dance their newest routine for us. If you haven’t seen their routines live, check out this link. They are amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxmgUQfnHj0

Cost is $20 for each workshop or $50 for all three. The dance is free for workshop participants, or $10 otherwise. Student discounts are available. Paying at the door is fine.

Kris and Rebecca will teach private lessons throughout the weekend. If you’d like a lesson, email Lauren at ljs5020@gmail.com. You won’t believe how much a private lesson will do for your dancing.

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Let’s welcome Tessa back to Pittsburgh!

Tessa is coming to Pittsburgh! She will be here January 7th, and she will teach our group classes that night. The 7:30 class will focus on technique, and the 8:15 class will focus on patterns and styling.

Tessa is available for private lessons Wednesday evening, and during the day Tuesday and Wednesday. The cost of a private is $90 (which is a $10 discount from her usual rate!!) and in addition, there will be a $15 floor fee. To book a private, email lauren@pghwcs.com

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If you haven’t encountered Tessa yet, you’re in for a treat. Tessa Cunningham-Munroe is one of the very best West Coast Swing dancers there is. She and Myles just placed 2nd in the Showcase division at this year’s US Open. If you haven’t seen their video yet, you should check it out. It’s amazing. We’re thrilled Tessa will be making her third trip to Pittsburgh to teach us.

Tessa has a natural kinesthetic ability and musical sense which she used in her youth through sports and music. She coached competitive swimming and designed, published and lead coach training programs since the age of 15. She discovered her talent for dance after university and quickly made up for lost time with an intense learning curve. She has 2 Bachelors degrees: one in Kinesiology which gives her a deep technical understanding of body movement, and one in Education which enables her to breakdown and explain those movements to learners of all abilities and tendencies. As a result of her academic training and extensive diverse experience, Tessa is an advocate of progressive skill learning, which is reflected in her group classes, workshops, private lessons, dvds, and written instructional materials.