Bellingham West Coast Swing

Welcome to the informal (and quick-loading) website of an informal group dedicated to practicing and promoting WCS dancing in the contemporary-style in the northern Puget Sound as a fun, creative, social dance for leaders and followers.

We have a WCS dance (and opportunity to practice) on Tuesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The dances take place at the VFW hall, Post 1585, at 625 N State St in Bellingham. See directions . Parking is available at the two lots just north of the hall.
For our social dances we request a donation of 5 dollars (free to VFW members). All proceeds go to WCS expenses. Weekly information is sent out to our email list. Contact edohamiran at yahoo dot com to be added to this list.
If you are new to west coast swing and want basic instruction, ask one of the organizers.

On the first Tuesday of each month we usually have a beginners' lesson, introducing dancers to WCS, and a lesson on patterns and technique for more experienced dancers. These lessons are free of additional charge (thanks to our instructors who volunteer their time and knowledge). The lessons begin at 6:05 PM. Please arrive at 6:00 to let the instructors know your dance experience and to warm up.

We soemtimes have a workshop with outside dance instructors, and these assume some experience with WCS. These workshops require a fee, all of which goes to the instructor(s).

Announcements and Special Events:

On December 25th, 2018, and on January 1st, 2019, we will not have our usual WCS dances.

On January 8th, 2019 we will have our usual lessons (introductory and patterns and technique) beginning at 6:00 PM, before the usual social dance.

This website was last updated on December 18th, 2018.

Regional Swing Dance Events:

SwingCouver is January 24 to 28 in 2019. Information at SwingCouver . We plan to have a table and you should contact edoh directly, rather than register on-line if you wish to join us at the table.

Sweetheart Jamboree is February 15 to 17 in 2019, in Bellevue. For information see SweetheartJamboree .

Rose City Swing was February 22 to 25 in 2018, in Portland. For information see Rose City Swing .

Seattle Easter Swing was March 29 to April 1 in 2018. Information at SES .

The Dance N Play event was June 14 to 17 for 2018, in Redmond, Oregon. Information at Dance N Play .

The Portland Dance Festival is July 12 to 15 for 2018. Information at PDF .

The Bridgetown Swing convention was September 27 to 30 for 2018, in Portland. Information at BTS .

Sea To Sky was November 9 to 12 for 2018, in Seatac. Information at S2S .

WCS and Dance Links

Links are to local dance information sites, local dance venues that include west coast swing, and some nearby venues for instruction.

A brief history of the group can be found in History .

This web site is owned and managed by Edoh Amiran. The information provided reflects my knowledge at the time of its writing (and some errors).