TOWestCoast Blog

02JAN18 – Happy New Year!

My trainer has started using a made-up word from one of the members at my gym: resoluting 

As in, “What are you “resoluting” to do in 2018?”

If it’s to improve your dancing, Shelley and I have a new class for you to try. We’re calling it “Finesse” and it’s replacing HD in the 6:30-7:15 p.m. time slot on Tuesday nights.

Why the change?  Well, for one thing we felt that there was an impression that HD/High Definition was aimed a “higher level” dancers.  I also felt there was a missed opportunity to pass along valuable coaching that is normally reserved for Private Lesson students in a small group setting (for a fraction of the cost).

“Finesse” classes will focus on cleaning up what you already have.

This could be “finessing” your basics to look better, or diving into concepts and partnering technique to make every dance feel more connected – finessed and fun!

We’re also offering a combined Finesse/Repertoire drop-in rate: $30 for both classes, including dancing ~8:45 p.m. until midnight

All pricing is on the Classes page of and you can pre-register in advance/on-line here

TONIGHT is also our First-Tuesday-of-the-Month FREE introductory class, so if you know anyone “resoluting” to learn West Coast Swing in 2018 – here’s a great place to start!!
Facebook event or please see the calendar

Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. (west of Ossington, north of Bloor)


Thursday, January 4thThe Dynamic Duo (Nelson Clarke and Kyle Fitzgerald) are back with Thursday night classes and guided practice See the calendar

Saturday, January 6thLucky Sipin is teaching at Hep Cats Studio in Waterloo  Facebook Event

Sunday, January 7thShelley Saxena starts new Sunday night classes, followed by dancing at Rhythm & Motion or see the calendar

Monday, January 8thWest Coast at the West-Way with Lucky Sipin resumes. See the calendar

Friday, January 12thToronto Swing Dance Society dance with live music. See here for more details or check out the Facebook Event

January 18-21 – SWINGCOUVER!!!  Facebook Event

Saturday, January 20 – Followers’ Styling Secrets with Shelley Saxena **at Joy of Dance**

Saturday, January 20 – Monthly Hustle and WCS Party at Joy of Dance Facebook Event

Friday, January 26 – TurnOut Friday at 3 Brewers, hosted by Lucky Sipin Facebook Event or see the calendar

February 2-4 – BAMEO (Ben McHenry and Cameo Cross) workshop weekend in Ottawa!!  Facebook Event or


Not a bad start to the New Year, eh?  On top of that, we’re bringing back some especially fun dance dust from Spotlight!!