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28FEB17 – What’s goin’ on?

BluesyTuesday tonight!  Classes as usual followed by dancing to a Blues-heavy playlist.
6:30-7:15 p.m.  WCS*HD with Shelley Saxena – $18 to drop in
7:15-8:00 p.m.  WCS*Repertoire – $15 to drop in
8:00-9:00 p.m.  WCS*Fundamentals – Sorry, no drop-ins and no new students can be admitted to this series, which
continues until March 21st.

The *next* series of lessons, in all three levels will start March 28th *seven weeks* – i.e. until May 9th. Regular pricing. There will first-Tuesday-of-the-month FREE lesson on Tuesday, May 2nd  followed my weekly dance party, but no other classes.  Registered students for all levels may attend the dance party on May 2nd for FREE.

Speaking of first-Tuesday-of-the-month:  Tuesday, March 4th (*next* week) is the next FREE introductory lesson. Other classes as usual, including the WCS*Fundamentals class at 8:00 p.m.
Facebook Event Page – please share the opportunity to learn and join our community. Thanks!!
See the calendar for more details.

Tuesday night classes and dance practices take place every Tuesday at the Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd., 1st floor.

For your consideration – please join me on a cross-continental West Coast Swing adventure!

Sweet Side of Swing Northwest:  Originally an Atlanta event focussed on giving Followers the tools to “join in the conversation” of the dance, the franchise has expanded to include a SSS in Vancouver (Richmond) B.C. – and the reviews from Leaders who participate is that they get just as much out of the weekend as the Followers, as it hones their skills to be more adaptable, provide opportunities for their Followers – and generally understand and improve their side of the conversation.  Facebook Event or

Swingtacular: the Galactic Open:  Event Directors and power couple Ben McHenry and Cameo Cross (BAMEO) continue to craft this event into being something exceptional and unique, with live music every night, theme nights, and a totally cool and inclusive vibe.  This will be the last year it takes place in Santa Clara, a transfer from San Francisco or San Jose.  Facebook Event or

Bridgetown Swing:  Across the bridge from Portland, Oregon BTS takes place in the “other” Vancouver (Vancouver Washington) Bridgetown is owned and operated by the Portland Swing Dance Club.  The event attracts fun dancers from Seattle, Vancouver (Canada), and beyond. Such a beautiful time of year to be in the Pacific Northwest!

The After Party:  Held the weekend immediately after the U.S. Open “TAP” serves as a much-needed decompression stop for competitors and Pros to let off a little steam.  Held in Irvine, California near Orange County Airport. Disney optional.

Swingcouver 2018:  Downtown Vancouver, insanely “loaded” Pro Staff – I typically get a table, which fills quickly.  Some not-so-serious shenanigans mixed with seriously good dancing. Can be combined with skiing in Whistler and/or other great stuff to do in and around Vancouver.

Bringing back some choice Pacific Northwest dance dust for this week’s classes and dancing!!  See you tonight!!