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 a regular WCS dance practice on Tuesdays at the Presence Studio from 7:00 PM to 9:30
PM. The Presence Studio is on the second floor at 1412 Cornwall Avenue, in Bellingham, above the Bellingham Bar and Grill. (See
directions ). Participants in the dance practices are asked to contribute 5 dollars.
This and all other funds collected go towards expenses.
The instructors are usually available for private lessons in Bellingham during the afternoon before the workshop (contact Veronica or Edoh for information).
On the first and third Tuesday of each month we have workshops beginning at 7:00 PM. The workshops end between 8:00 and 8:15, and are followed by dancing until 9:30. These workshops and dances are also held at the Presence Studio.
Beginning in January of 2014 the workshops and dances are MOVING to the VFW hall, 625 N State St , Bellingham, WA 98225. Parking is available at the two lots just north of the hall. The hall is labeled "Post 1585".
Below are the current instructors scheduled for workshops.
|September 3||Katie Schneider|
|September 17||No workshop today|
|October 1||John Kirkconnell|
|October 15||Paul and Melinda Booth|
|November 5||Katie Schneider|
|November 19||Paul and Melinda Booth|
|December 3||John Kirkconnell|
|December 17||Regular dance|
You can find more information or contact our instructors as follows:
Paul and Melinda Booth ( see their website )
Roy and Farrell Sjoberg. email: RoyAndFarrell At comcast Dot net.
Katie Schneider. email: kbschneider At live Dot com.
Sweetheart Jamboree is 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 was in Seattle (Seatac, actually) November 7 to 11 for 2013. 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).