West Coast Swing
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
Address:8123 Broadway St 78209
Tuesdays 7-8pm lesson, 8-10pm dancing
Rhythm and Boots
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.
10003 NW Military Hwy #1126,
San Antonio, TX 78231
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.
Social Only: $8
WCS open practice at La Rumba studio on Sundays – https://www.facebook.com/groups/512845103357014
BELOW ARE MUSIC VENUES I RECOMMEND IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER
6740 San Pedro Ave
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+
Live Music: 70s, 80s, 90s Rock and Funk Fri and Sat 9pm $10 cover, 21+
Live Music: 70s, 80s, 90s Rock and Funk, Thurs, Fri and Sat 9pm $5 cover, 21+