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West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing Classes

West Coast Swing (WCS) emerged as a variation of Lindy Hop. It focuses on partner dancing and utilizes a distinctive elastic feel and look derived from its extension-compression technique.

Beginning
Beg WCS: Basic Side Passes
The Basic Side Passes will teach you the basic 6 count sides passes of West Coast Swing. No partner necessary and absolute beginners welcome. Class material cycles every 4 weeks but you can drop-in any week.
Beginning
Beg WCS: Basic Whips
The Basic Whips will teach you the basic 8 count Whips of West Coast Swing. No partner necessary and absolute beginners welcome. Class material cycles every 4 weeks but you can drop-in any week.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Thursday, July 06 - 7:00p With: Ben Morris Irvine, CA
Beginning
Beg WCS: Starting the Dance
Starting the Dance will teach you how to start the dance along with a couple of basic West Coast Swing moves to use. No partner necessary and absolute beginners welcome. Class material cycles every 4 weeks but you can drop-in any week.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Thursday, June 29 - 7:00p With: Ben Morris Irvine, CA
Beginning
Beg WCS: Using Compression
Using Compression will teach you how to use compression and apply it in some basic West Coast Swing moves. No partner necessary and absolute beginners welcome. Class material cycles every 4 weeks but you can drop-in any week.
Beginning
Beg West Coast Swing
This class is an overview of basic frame and posture, and moves such as starter steps, side passes, and underarm turns you'll use to dance to a song such as Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally". Try this class if you want to learn a smooth dance to classic Motown hits or modern hip-hop and R&B!
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Monday, June 26 - 7:45p With: Mia Primavera Irvine, CA
Monday, July 03 - 7:45p With: Ryan Crutcher Irvine, CA
Beginning
Beg West Coast Swing Series
This series is an overview of basic frame and posture, and moves such as starter steps, side passes, and underarm turns you will use to dance to many of your favorite songs! Try this class if you want to learn a smooth dance to groove to classic Motown hits, modern hip-hop, R&B and more!
Beginning
Beg Zouk
Beg Int
Beg Int West Coast Swing
Have you taken some basic West Coast Swing classes but are not quite ready to make the jump up to Intermediate? Or are you an Intermediate dancer wanting to brush up on your basics? Then this is the perfect class! Go over the basic footwork as well as learn different moves such as side passes, sugar pushes, and whips.
Beg Int
BegInt West Coast Swing
Beg Int
West Coast Swing Workshop: Basics and Beyond
West Coast Swing Workshop: Basics and Beyond. This class is $24 or 2 punches because its 1.5 hours.
Intermediate
Int + West Coast Swing Choreography
West Coast Swing Choreography/Routine Group - Calling all dancers at an Intermediate level who would like to grow there dancing by learning a routine! You need to know all of your Basic 6 and 8 count patterns as well as Inside and Outside Turns. From first time routine dancers to others with routine experience, learning a routine is one of the best ways to improve your dancing! You will have a couch using technique and repetition to improve your control and knowledge. Our goal is to perform this routine at Atomic after 3 to 4 months! We ask that you try to be as consistent in attendance as possible. **must have instructor approval**
Intermediate
Int WCS: Styling, Technique and Theory
Styling, Technique, and Theory will help take your dancing to the next level with more than just moves. No partner necessary but you should already be comfortable dancing the basics before taking this class. Class topics cycle every 4 weeks, but the material is constantly changing. You can drop-in any week.
Intermediate
Int WCS: Turning Tune Up
Turns & Rolls will take you beyond basic passes and start adding in turns. No partner necessary but you should already be comfortable dancing the basics before taking this class. Class topics cycle every 4 weeks, but the material is constantly changing. You can drop-in any week.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Thursday, July 06 - 7:45p With: Ben Morris Irvine, CA
Intermediate
Int WCS: Whip Variations and Extended Patterns
Whip Variations & Extended Patterns will teach you to lead and follow more intricate and interesting moves. No partner necessary but you should already be comfortable dancing the basics before taking this class. Class topics cycle every 4 weeks, but the material is constantly changing. You can drop-in any week.
Intermediate
Int WCS: Working with Closed Position
Transitions Between Open & Closed Position will show you new ways to go from Closed to Open position and back. No partner necessary but you should already be comfortable dancing the basics before taking this class. Class topics cycle every 4 weeks, but the material is constantly changing. You can drop-in any week.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Thursday, June 29 - 7:45p With: Ben Morris Irvine, CA
Intermediate
Int West Coast Swing
Smooth as ice is an understatement in west coast swing. This class is a more detailed look at techniques such as coaster and anchor steps, and moves such as sugarpushes, whips, and wraps. Try this class to learn to smooth out your west coast swing even more!
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Monday, June 26 - 8:30p With: Mia Primavera Irvine, CA
Monday, July 03 - 8:30p With: Ryan Crutcher Irvine, CA
Intermediate
Int West Coast Swing Mixer

Learn from a variety of guest teachers who will help you mingle, learn some new moves and get out on the dance floor before the big dance.

Intermediate
Int Zouk
Int Adv
Int Adv WCS: Ladies' Styling
This class is a fun way to learn awesome ladies' styling.
Int Adv
Int Adv West Coast Swing
You should already be comfortable with your basics and social dancing before taking this class. Our instructors will take your dancing to the next level with improved technique, connection and movement, plus new syncopations, styling, and patterns.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Monday, June 26 - 9:15p With: Ryan Crutcher Irvine, CA
Thursday, June 29 - 7:00p With: Demetre Souliotes Irvine, CA
Monday, July 03 - 9:15p With: Demetre Souliotes Irvine, CA
Thursday, July 06 - 7:00p With: Tara Trafzer Irvine, CA
Int Adv
Int Adv West Coast Swing Series

Take your West Coast Swing dancing to a whole new level.  Learn some complicated moves and technique that will get your head wrapped up in dancing.

Advanced
Adv West Coast Swing
***Prior Permission Required to Join. Must have at least one Novice/Master WCSDC point or higher to take this class, or approval from Ben, Demetre, Ryan, Tara, Malia, and Samantha.*** This class is designed for those who have years of experience and are wanting to take their dancing to the next level. West coast swing has very tricky moves at its highest level, and all of them allow you to do what you really want, which is move right in sync with the music. This class is a more detailed look at techniques such as musicality, and moves such as split sides and overturned passes. Try this class if you plan to showcase, compete, or just want to take your social dancing to the highest level!
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Thursday, June 29 - 7:45p With: ATOMIC Teacher Irvine, CA
Thursday, July 06 - 7:45p With: ATOMIC Teacher Irvine, CA
All Levels
"How to dance the music of West Coast Swing"

"How to dance the music of West Coast Swing"

All Levels
"Understanding Music when to Play" for WCS
All Levels
All Levels Connection and Communication

All Levels Connection and Communication

All Levels
All Levels Ladies Styling for West Coast Swing
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Thursday, June 29 - 7:00p With: Malia San Nicolas Irvine, CA
Thursday, July 06 - 7:00p With: Malia San Nicolas Irvine, CA
All Levels
All Levels Turns and Spins
We will be using movements that you learn in 2-Step and in West Coast Swing but go over turns and spins. Turning and Spinning is a common move in every style and aspect of dance and this class will break it down so you learn how to do it with ease in any dance you choose to do!
All Levels
All Levels West Coast Swing for Lindy Ladies
All Levels
Closed! No Classes or Dance!
Closed! No Classes or Dance! Will resume the following week!
All Levels
Making your Cool Patterns Work for WCS
All Levels
Spins Turns for all Dancing
All Levels
WCS: Body Movement Turns

WCS: Body Movement & Turns

Intro/Beg
Intro Beg West Coast Swing

Want to learn the basics of West Coast Swing?  This class will go through all the various fundamentals that will get you out on the dance floor.  If you have had no experience, or even if you have taken a class or two, this one is for you.

Intro/Beg
Intro Beg West Coast Swing Series

Want to learn some West Coast Swing?  Here's a great place to learn the fundamental basics of the dance as well as progress each week of the series until you feel comfortable with the moves.



 
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