Welcome to the informal website of an informal group dedicated to practicing and promoting WCS dancing in the contemporary-style in the northern Puget Sound as a fun social dance for leaders and followers.
We have either a WCS dance or a lesson and practice on Tuesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Both lessons and dances take place at the VFW Hall, Post 1585, at 625 N State St in Bellingham. See directions . Parking is available at the two lots just north of the hall.
On the first and third Tuesday of each month we will usually have intermediate workshops
beginning at 7:00 PM.
The workshops end between 8:00 and 8:15, and are followed by 30 minutes in which to practice what we just
learned with the instructor commenting and helping us achieve further understanding.
After this we will have music for practice until 9:30.
These workshops will sometimes be stand-alone sessions and sometimes be part of a series of lessons.
The cost for the workshops and practice sessions is 20 dollars. All proceeds go to WCS expenses, none to the organizing group. When the lesson is part of a series, dancers are asked to sign up in advance, and to pay for the series on the first evening (contact Veronica or Teresa for information regarding partial series). Lessons in series will be available as individual sessions for 25 dollars each.
The instructors are usually available for private lessons in Bellingham during the afternoon before the workshop on the first Tuesday of each month (contact Veronica or Edoh for information).
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month we will usually have dances
beginning at 7:00 P.M. and continuing until 9:30.
The cost for the dances is 5 dollars. All proceeds go to WCS expenses.
Below are the currently scheduled workshops.
|January 7, 2014||John Kirkconnell|
|January 21||Katie Schneider|
|February 4||Katie Schneider|
|February 18||Andre Russo|
|March 4||Katie Schneider|
|March 18||Katie Schneider|
The workshop table was last updated on March 10th, 2014.
You can find more information or contact our instructors as follows:
Paul and Melinda Booth ( see their website - some information there, such as prices, is outdated)
Roy and Farrell Sjoberg. email: RoyAndFarrell At comcast Dot net.
Katie Schneider. email: kbschneider At live Dot com.
John Kirkconnell. On facebook or email: john_wcs At shaw.ca.
Bellingham dance company has a WCS and blues dance on the fourth Saturday of the month.
Sweetheart Jamboree was February 14 to 16 in 2014, in Bellevue. For information see SweetheartJamboree .
Seattle Easter Swing is April 17 to 20 in 2014. Information at SES .
The Dance N Play event is June 12 to 15 for 2014 in Redmond, Oregon. Information at Dance N Play .
The Portland Dance Festival was July 12 to 14 for 2013. Information at PDF .
The Bridgetown Swing convention was September 19 to 22 for 2013 in Portland. Information at BTS .
Sea To Sky is in Seatac November 6 to 10 for 2014. Information at S2S .
Paul followed this up with a series of classes based on the curriculum set by the Golden State Dance Teachers' Association. Julie has taught an abbreviated version of these classes and later the full series and later additional introductory WCS lessons.
The Tuesday night practice was established by Veronica Wisniewski in 2008 to accomodate local dancers who wanted a venue for continued practice after Paul's classes ended. Veronica continues to manage the logistics for our dance practices and the venues for private lessons and for special classes and workshops.
The dance practice, the friendly atmosphere, and all workshops and special events, are made possible by a Great gRoup of parTicipants.
From the spring of 2009 through the spring of 2011 we have had a regularly scheduled workshops with Jim Minty ( see his website ) on the first Tuesday of each month.
This web site is owned and managed by Edoh Amiran (email edohamiran at yahoo dot com). The information provided reflects my knowledge at the time of its writing (and some errors).