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.
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
Participants at the workshop are asked to contribute 10 dollars towards the workshop and dance practice.
The instructors are usually available for private lessons in Bellingham during the afternoon before the workshop (contact Veronica or Edoh for information).
Below are the current instructors scheduled for workshops (through the next few months).
|March 5||John Kirkconnell|
|March 19||Paul and Melinda Booth|
|April 2||Katie Schneider|
|April 16||Paul and Melinda Booth|
|May 7||Katie Schneider|
|May 21||Paul and Melinda Booth|
|June 4||John Kirkconnell|
|June 18||Paul and Melinda Booth|
|July 2||Katie Schneider|
|July 16||Paul and Melinda Booth|
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.
John Kirkconnell. thewaad AT hotmail Dot com
Kim (see links) is teaching beginning WCS in April and May.
Sweetheart Jamboree is February 15 to 17 in 2013, in Bellevue. For information see SweetheartJamboree .
Seattle Easter Swing is March 28 to 31 in 2013. Information at SES .
The Dance N Play event is June 13 to 17 for 2013 in Redmond, Oregon. Information at Dance N Play .
The Portland Dance Festival was July 13 to 15 for 2012. Information at PDF .
A dance cruise from Vancouver, BC, on which some locals are going. August 10 to 17. Information at Alaska cruise .
The Bridgetown Swing convention was September 13 to 16 for 2012 in Portland. Information at BTS .
Sea To Sky was in Seattle (Seatac, actually) November 8 to 11 for 2012. 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.
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 possibly some errors).