Dear dancers,
In order to avoid all risks, we decided to close our dance school until further notice and to cancel all parties this year. We regret that we have to take this measure again and hope for the times when we could go dancing carefree to come back soon.

Course description

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:

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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Iron Mams Tanzschule, Aargauerstrasse 180, 8048 Zürich

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.