In order to guarantee a safe return we are following the
swiss dance sanitary guidelines
and implement the following principles. It is the students responsibility to follow these rules.
Hands must be disinfected when you enter the school.
If you have temperature, experience any symptoms of covid19 or have been in contact with someone that might have got the virus, please do not come to class and let us know you can’t attend the class.
We recommend installing the SwissCovid app on your phone.
Partners rotation is now optional if you register with a partner: Even though we believe that the best way to learn dancing requires to rotate partners, given the situation, we understand that some people prefer to stay with their own partner.
Reduced group size: We will limit the number of participants in each class in order to reduce the risks.
Masks are optional. If you wish to wear one you are welcome to do so but please bring your own mask and keep in mind that other participants might not be wearing masks.
Cancellation: if at any time you want to cancel your registration, just let us know and we reimburse you the amount of all the unattended classes that you paid for, no question asked.
Payments can only be done with bank transfer or Twint before the course starts. NO CASH.
If a student or a teacher is tested positive for Corona, you will be informed and we will cancel all classes the following week. In that case, we will finish the module one week later. You can now optionally give us your phone number when you register so we can contact you more easily.
We will follow the regulations from BAG and, if we need to cancel the classes, we will reimburse all non attended classes.
Please select your course here. Since all participants change partners regularly during the class, you can sign up alone. If you have a partner to register with, please write his or her name in the comment field so we can guarantee your enrollments at the same time.
Level 1 = 4 classes (1 class per week), each class lasts 85 minutes.
Level 2-5 = 1 module = 4 classes (1 class per week), each class lasts 55 minutes.
|Level 1||West Coast Swing Basics|
|Level 2||Whips||Turns||Preps & Passes|
|Level 3||Musicality||Double turns & Whips||Preps|
|Whip variations||Partnership||Free spins|
|Level 4||Rolls and Wraps||Timing||Footwork variations|
|Whips||Styles of WCS||Spinning|
|Hitch ball change||Frame||Musicality|
We offer classes in 5 levels. Level 1 consists of one five-week module, all other levels are divided into a number of modules with a duration of 4 weeks. Participants need to finish all modules of a level before going to the next level. The modules can be done in any order. Classes can be joined at the beginning of a new module. New courses start every month.
The classes are taught in English.
If you sign up without a partner, we will try to balance the course. To increase the chance of getting a place in the course, we recommend to sign up with a partner or as early as possible. Registration opens one month before the beginning of a new course.
Level 1 (1 module)
In Level 1 you will learn about the fundamental concepts of West Coast Swing. This series of classes focus on the key concepts of leading and following. You will be introduced to the basic 6 and 8 count patterns. This is the entry level for all of those who have no or little West Coast Swing experience. If you do not have a solid background in the basic steps of WCS, we recommend you to start with this level.
Level 2 (3 modules)
In level 2 we will build on the concepts from the level 1 and learn new patterns and variations.
Level 3 (6 modules)
In Level 3 you will learn new patterns and pattern variations, different hand-holds, starter steps, and turning techniques. Each module in Level 3 builds on the concepts from Level 2.
Level 4 (9 modules)
In this level you will learn advanced basics, styles, and patterns. Each of our modules has a different theme as well as repeating techniques to make you a well-rounded and established West Coast Swing dancer.
This level is the most important level in the fundamentals of WCS, and by the end of this series you will be able to easily attend intermediate level drop-in classes and workshops locally and internationally. The completion of all Level 3 modules and at least 9 months of dancing are required to be able to attend this Level.
Level 1 (4x 85 Min) = CHF 110 (Students CHF 50)
Level 2&3 (4x 55 Min) = CHF 95 per module (Students CHF 55)
Level 4 (4x 85 Min) = CHF 140 per module (Students CHF 85)
Parties: CHF 10 (Students CHF 5)
Shoes & Clothing
WCS dancers wear low-heeled (max 3.5 cm) or flat dance shoes with a leather sole. You can also simply wear socks if you don’t have dancing shoes. Please do not wear your outdoor shoes in the ballroom.
Our recommendation: www.dance-sneakers.ch
West Coast Swing dancers typically wear jeans or other types of pants and a T-shirt both during classes as well as on parties. For classes we recommend you to come in comfortable clothes.
Terms and Conditions
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How to find the dance school?
The Danceschool is on the first floor of Aargauerstrasse 180 in 8048 Zürich. It's right across the Tramstop Würzgraben of Line 4, or 5 minute Walk from Altstetten train station. There is also free parking after 18:00 across the street. To open the door just press the bell labelled “Iron Mams” and the door will be buzzed open. Once in the building use the lift or the stairs to the first floor.