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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

West Coast Swing Basics
Tue Jan 15, 2019 20:00
Nic & Susanne

Level 2

Tue Jan 15, 2019 19:00
Nic & Susanne

Tucks and Partnership
Tue Jan 15, 2019 21:30
Adrien & Florence

Whip variations
Wed Jan 16, 2019 19:30
Gyuri & Eszter

Level 3

Wed Jan 16, 2019 20:30
Gyuri & Eszter


X-MAS Workshop with Melanie Stocker Fri Dec 21, 2018 20:00 - 21:00 Silbando, Förrlibuckstrasse 62, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Course description

Level 1 = 5 classes (1 class per week), each class lasts 85 minutes.

Level 2&3 = 1 module = 4 classes (1 class per week), each class lasts 55 minutes.

Level 1 We
Level 2 Wh Pr Mu Do Sp Tu
Level 3 Ro St Wh Sp Fr Ti Fo Mu

We offer classes in 3 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.

We - West Coast Swing Basics

Level 2 (6 modules)

In Level 2 you will learn new patterns and pattern variations, different hand-holds, starter steps, and turning techniques. Each module in Level 2 builds on the basic steps and concepts from Level 1. The completion of the Level 1 module or an exception granted by the teachers is mandatory to attend Level 2.

Wh - Whip variations
Pr - Preps
Mu - Musicality
Do - Double turns and Whips
Sp - Spins and Cut offs
Tu - Tucks and Partnership

Level 3 (8 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 2 modules and an invitation by your teachers are required to be able to attend this Level.

Ro - Rolls and Wraps
St - Styles of WCS
Wh - Whips
Sp - Spinning
Fr - Frame
Ti - Timing
Fo - Footwork
Mu - Musicality

The Next Level

In this level we are building on your well established, existing skill-set to develop more advanced personal and partnership techniques. You should expect to be challenged in ways that is out of your comfort zone. There are no predefined modules for The Next Level, themes and topics are chosen to fit what the participants need and what they wish to discuss. Examples: advanced musicality skills, building contrast, showmanship. This level is reserved for our most advanced West Coast Swing dancers and therefore we require an audition.

More information


Level 1 (5x 85 Min) = CHF 130
From Level 2 (4x90 Min) = CHF 90 per module

Student special prices
Level 1 = CHF 65
Level 2 Tuesday 9:30 pm = CHF 40
All other courses = CHF 80

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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Atelier Tanz, Ausstellungsstrasse 25, 8005 Zürich

How to find the dance school?

The entrance is a large gate (see image below) leading to a backcourt. Take the first door on the left and go to the first floor. The entrance to the dance school is located on your left hand side next to the stairs leading to the second floor.

Parking: There are white and blue zone parking spaces in the area close to the venue and a parking garage Sihlquai parking right next to the venue. You can find the prices here.