The JC Pop-Up Westie is coming to NEW YORK CITY and, in collaboration with NYC Swings & FLOW FRIDAYS, is excited to bring you an exclusive opportunity to learn from and dance with West Coast Swing Champion and Judge ARJAY CENTENO!
*** No partner necessary but SPACE IS LIMITED. Once we hit 8 leaders & 8 followers, we’ll open a waitlist. ***
*** PRIVATES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE WITH ARJAY — contact Sarah or Arjay to schedule. ***
To RSVP, send payment and contact Sarah to confirm (details below).
1. Meet Friday, April 21st, 5-7 pm, at 412 8th Avenue, New York, NY – 4th Floor (door dial code to get in is 1913*).
Workshop PART 1: CRITIQUE: You pair up and dance with any partner while Arjay watches, you get individualized feedback, you dance again, and then discuss with the class. (At least 2 couples will dance at a time.)
PART 2: TUNEUP (Add-on): This is like a mini-private. You dance WITH Arjay and he gives you feedback. The rest of the class will practice dancing while waiting for their turn.
2. Dinner will be at a TBD location. Please let Sarah know if you’d like to join to ensure we have space!
3. Afterward, we will head to FLOW FRIDAYS at Danznik, 240 W 37th Street, New York, NY 10018 – 2nd Floor. The social starts at 9:30 pm with an open bar option!
*** PRICE FOR THE CRITIQUE WITH ARJAY: $35 per person OR $60 per couple (any follower and leader who sign up together)
PRICE FOR THE CRITIQUE + TUNEUP (Add-on): $40 per person total OR $70 per couple total ***
Venmo: @Sarah-A-Adam or
(Please include “Arjay Workshop” in the note.)
WHAT IS WEST COAST SWING?
West Coast Swing (WCS), sometimes called Modern Swing, is a popular partner dance that has spread around the world. It can be danced to a variety of musical styles and genres and allows for improvisation.
Cover photo credit: Carl Lind