West coast swing venues in San Antonio

West Coast Swing

Venues

Among the many casualties of covid, the dance style that died off the worst was west coast swing.  I get a lot of questions from people asking where to go for west coast swing since it's not a dance you can just go anywhere and find people who know it like the dances for country, swing, or Latin venues.  Below are groups that have tried to reignite it, but so far, it hasn't really stuck.

Alamo West Coast Swing Club -- PERMANENTLY DISBANDED

COVID CASUALTY

Rating: *****

Address:8123 Broadway St 78209

https://ballroomdanceannex.com/

​Tuesdays 7-8pm lesson, 8-10pm dancing

 

Rhythm and Boots 

Address:

5480 S Interstate Hwy 35

New Braunfels, TX, 

Michael and Alex hold WCS classes here on Wednesdays. Their style is more like freestyle/contemporary, but they do give beginners the basics. The lesson is at 8pm on Wed, followed by social 9:30pm to 11pm, using all types of music.  They do rotate during class. $8 entry.

 

Dance Life Studio 

Address:

10003 NW Military Hwy #1126,

San Antonio, TX 78231

Tuesdays

Beginner class: 7pmpm

Intermediate class: 8pm
Social dancing: 9pm - 1030pm

Class Instructors: Michelle Josey and Jesse Sanchez.Their style is more like freestyle/contemporary, but they do give beginners the basics.  Intermediate may not teach "patterns" but rather technique/styling/musicality.

Class+Social: $10
Social Only: $8

BELOW ARE MUSIC VENUES I RECOMMEND IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER

Luna

Rating:****

6740 San Pedro Ave

http://www.lunalive.com

Thurs, Fri, Sat they usually play soul, funk, rock.  See schedule on website. The floor is small, enough for about 5-10 couples at a time. Bring a partner. $10   21+

Martini Club

Address:

8507 McCullough Ave, Ste A9

San Antonio, TX 78216

https://www.facebook.com/MartiniClubSATX

https://themartiniclubsatx.com/

Live Music: 70s, 80s, 90s Rock and Funk Fri and Sat 9pm $10 cover, 21+

Picks Bar

Address:

4553 N Loop 1604 W, Ste 1101

San Antonio, TX 78249

https://www.facebook.com/picksbar/

https://www.picksbar.com/

Live Music: 70s, 80s, 90s Rock and Funk, Thurs, Fri and Sat 9pm $5 cover, 21+