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Summer Workshops Fri Jul 12, 2024 20:00 - Tue Aug 27, 2024 20:30 Club Silbando, Förrlibuckstrasse 62, Zürich
Flashmob Workshop Wed Aug 07, 2024 19:00 - Wed Aug 14, 2024 21:30 Silbando
L1+2 Refresher Tue Sep 03, 2024 19:00 - 21:30 Silbando
ZÜRICH JT SWING TEAM SEASON 11 Sat Nov 09, 2024 09:00 - Sun Nov 17, 2024 18:00 Zürich
Jordan and Tatiana in Zürich Fri Nov 22, 2024 13:00 - Sun Nov 24, 2024 18:00 Tanzwerk 101, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, Zurich

Course description

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 4 levels. All levels are divided into 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.


4x 55 Min = CHF 95 per module (With students Legi or KulturLegi CHF 55)

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: Men / Women

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

Please read our Terms and Conditions:

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We have multiple venues

Club Silbando

Club Silbando, Förrlibuckstrasse 62, 8005 Zürich

How to find it?

The Danceschool is on the first floor of Club Silbando, Förrlibuckstrasse 62, 8005 Zürich. The entrance is set back from the street.

Parking facilities

Parkhaus Zürich-West, Förrlibuckstrasse 151
Puls 5, Technoparkstrasse
West-Park, Giessereistrasse
Underneath Hardbrücke

Sumatra School

Gymnasium FKSZ Sumatra, Sumatrastrasse 31, 8006 Zürich

How to find it?

Enter the school by the main entrance (circled red below) and you are there. Please wait in the hall, the doors will be opened during the breaks.

Parking facilities

There is parking available in the private school courtyard between the two buildings where you are free to park during your WCS class. Please note this is not a public parking lot, as we have been given special permission to use this space.