you love West Coast Swing but you've never been to Swing Fling you
definitley should join us this year! There's a Free Newcomer Program to
help 1st time attendees get the most fun out of their experience. Swing
Fling a 4 day festival hosted by Dave Moldover's Dance Jam Productions
team and our many friends in the DC area. It's all about sharing the
fun or West Coast Swing with 100's more fun and like minded people.
It's held August 10-13th at Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herdon, VA. There
are many reasons to go. Click her for more info. Ask a friend why they are going. Make your plans today!
WCS at Hollywood Ballroom will be closed Friday, August 11th so we can all enjoy Swing Fling.
7:30pm Week 3 - PROGRESSIVE BEGINNER CLASS SERIES
Dozens of new students are working thier way through the basics this month. This week, review, new tuck turns, more review and lots of guided practice. Experienced dancers are encouraged to arrive early to meet and nuture newer dancers. It's fun for everyone! A supervised practice with Q&A time for beginners follows this class concurrent with the intermediate group.
8:15pm INTERMEDIATE CLASS with FRANK & VICTORIA
We're importing new talent to feature in the DC Area! Frank and Victoria have been teaching together for five years in Pittsburgh. In 2015 they became an official partnership and began traveling the country spreading their love for West Coast Swing. They compete on the national circuit in Jack and Jill, and Rising star.
July 21st - WHIPPING AROUND
Fun whip variations and the technique that makes them work
August 18th -DANCE TO THE MUSIC
How to make your dance fit the song you are dancing to.
Host DJ Dave & Guest DJ James Kong!
Guarenteed music everyone will enjoy. The lessons, buffet, unlimited hugs, smiles and all kinds of fun are included in the $15 cover. ($8 for under 21).
2126 Industrial Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Off Rt. 29 in Montgomery County between Randolph Rd. and New Hampshire Ave. Across from DMV. Minutes from the ICC, I-95, I-495. 20 minutes south of Columbia. Free, ample and well-lit parking.
KNOW THE CODE! A new Code of Conduct has been published to help everyone understand some ways we can all help to keep our social dance community fun and safe for everyone to enjoy.
|Want to perform with a West Coast Swing Team?
JT Swing Teams DC is beginning a new season with new leadership. Erica Smith a 15-time top teacher recipient will coach and manage the teams. Weekly rehearsals will be at Dave Moldover's private studio near Rockville, MD. You'll learn choreography by 11-time US Open Champions Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollmann. As members of the Global JT Swing team community, D.C. is in excellent company with teams in the US, Asia, Central America and Europe! You do not need a partner to join and teams are de-gendered. Since JT Swing Teams are performance based teams and not competitive teams, you can be on a competitive WCS team and be on the JT Swing Teams - D.C.! This is a great opportunity to work on your technique, styling, syncopations, musicality, partnering, and performance quality through Jordan and Tatiana's choreography. Click here for more information.
July 29, 2017 - Three supersize West Coast Swing Lead/Follow workshops with Kay Newhouse & Matthew Smith in Rockville, MD.
These group workshops are a great opportunity to improve your skills and connect with other West Coast Swing enthusiasts from Washington DC's amazing dance community. You'll have a blast! Participation is limited. Pre-registration is required. All students must have fluid knowledge of these basic WCS patterns: starter step, sugar push, left side pass, under arm turn, tuck and whip. These classes are appropriate for "adv beginner to advanced intermediate" level leaders and followers, in either role.
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- Click here for more info and registration
|Want to Party with 1000 West Coast Swing Fanatics?
Swing Fling is loaded with new & exciting features for 2017
-Kay Newhouse joins veteran event producer Dave Moldover as Co-Event directors
-Discussion forums for DJs & Community Organizers
-Artisan's Market Space
-Shag Room (Friday & Saturday nights)
-Late night "Swouk" party
-Newcomer Program for 1st time attendees
-History of West Coast Swing Special Seminar with Robert Royston
-High Performance for Dancers Special Seminar with Diego Borges
-Dynamics, Timing & Musicality Special Seminar with Gary & Susan
-Over 40 hours of West Coast Swing instruction with top talents
-Superstar Show with many NEW performances
-Judges feedback for ProAm Spotlight & Rising Star competitors
THE HOTEL IS NEARLY SOLD OUT - MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!
Weekly West Coast Swing Skills classes with Debbie
Mondays at Rendezvous, 11910 Parklawn Dr, North Bethesda, MD
7:30pm Basics, 8:15pm Intermediate, 9-11:30pm practice dancing. $15
Thursdays at Hollywood Ballroom, Dance Mechanics/2017 International WCS Flashmob Choreo Class 7:30-9pm. $60/month or $20 weekly
Contact Debbie: (301)653-9632 E-mail: email@example.com
|AROUND TOWN.... West Coast Swing is bigger than ever in the greater DC area. There
are many west coast swing venues for classes and dancing. This list is not intended to be a complete summary. There is a
very active facebook group for DC West Coast Swing dancers where you can connect with other
dancers and learn about more events.
The regular dance nights below offer casual, inexpensive, drop in group
lessons preceding social dances that are open to the public.
Sunday, (twice monthly) West Coast Swing & more at Herdon Senior Center, Herndon, VA more
Monday, West Coast Swing lessons & dancing with Debbie Tuttle at Rendezvous in Rockville, MD - more
Tuesday, West Coast Swing lessons & dancing with Ken Roesel at Bethesda Women's Club - more
Tuesday, West Coast Swing & other couples dancing @ Colvin Run in Great Falls, VA.- more
Wednesday, West Coast Swing & Country lessons & dancing with Dean & Dawn Garrish at Cherry Hill Park more
Wednesday, West Coast Swing at Revolutions Darts & Billards. Centreville, VA more
Wednesday & Thursday Baltimore's Ministry of Swing offers WCS classes and practice sessions
Thursday West Coast Swing Lessons & dancing at Nick's Nightclub in Alexandria, VA more
Friday, DC's Largest Weekly WCS party @ Hollywood Ballroom in Silver Spring, MD - more
1st Saturdays Ministry of Swing in Baltimore
2nd Saturdays WCS & other couples dancing @ Colvin Run in Great Falls, VA.- more
2nd Saturdays Markus & Trendlyn Stuck On Swing @ Avant Garde in Rockville - more
2nd Saturdays Country & Swing dance with Mal & Linda Zerden @ Crown Dance Studio in Fairfax, VA
4th Saturdays Hustle & WCS @ Colvin Run in Great Falls, VA.- more
4th Satrudays Swing, Country & Ballroom @ Fred Astair in Fairface, VA. more
? Saturdays Swouk (Zouk & West Coast Swing) @ Rendezvous in Rockville
PRIVATE LESSONS, PRACTICE & REHEARSAL SPACE
An ideal space for many dance styles is available by appointment 9am - 11pm everyday. Private location, off street parking, 1200' of floating hardwood, high ceiling, natural light. Located near Rockville & Olney, MD. Call 301.330.7708 or email for details and availability.