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.
Through April and May of 2019 our dances are weekly. For June, July, and August we will have dances on the first and third of each month .

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 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:

This website was last updated on April 25th, 2019.

Regional Swing Dance Events:

SwingCouver was 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 14 to 16 in 2020, in Bellevue. For information see SweetheartJamboree .

Rose City Swing was February 21 to 24 in 2019, in Portland. For information see Rose City Swing .

Seattle Easter Swing was April 18 to 21 in 2019. Information at SES .

The Dance N Play event is June 13 to 16 for 2019, in Redmond, Oregon. Information at Dance N Play .

The Portland Dance Festival is July 11 to 14 for 2019. Information at PDF .

The Bridgetown Swing convention was September 26 to 29 for 2019, near Portland. Information at BTS .

Sea To Sky was November 8 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).