SwingShoes is a dance studio in Connecticut that specializes in West Coast Swing for adults. They also offer private lessons and occasionally feature other dance styles such as Hustle, Salsa, and Night Club Two-Step. Beginners are recommended to start during the first week of any month as the lessons will progress. The studio is located at Dance Dimensions in Norwalk, CT, near the junction of I-95 and Route 7. Group classes usually have 20-40 students, and partners are not necessary since they rotate frequently. SwingShoes promises a fun and exciting new dance experience.
All students must pre-register on https://swingshoes.net/ to attend.
- 7:15pm – Check-in for 1st Class
- 7:30pm – West Coast Swing (Beginners)
- 8:30pm – Check-in for 2nd Class
- 8:45pm – West Coast Swing (Int/Adv)
- 9:45pm – Social Dancing
Dance Dimensions, 15 Cross Street, Norwalk, CT.
The studio is located on Route-1 in the same shopping area as Brain Balance, Dogs Gone Smart, and Goodwill. Plenty of parking is available adjacent to the studio.
- 1 Lesson: $20
- Second class: add $10 (subject to level appropriateness)
7:15pm: Check-in for 1st Class
During our check-in process we will take your temperature, have you sign a waiver (if this is your first time at the studio), answer some health questions, wash your hands, and enter the studio. Our doors will remain closed once the class begins. Please bring your own water.
7:30pm: West Coast Swing (Beginners)
This class is a beginner class that is designed for the newcomer. This class will examine West Coast Swing from the beginning, guiding you through the basic steps and rhythms of West Coast Swing. Each week, the class will review and continue learning new moves and techniques. This class is also encouraged for dancers who are familiar with West Coast Swing because it will help continue to develop their technique and fundamentals.
8:30pm: Check-in for 2nd Class
Please wait in your car (or outside) before entering the studio at 8:30pm. We will use the same process as with the 7:15 check-in (see above).
8:45pm: West Coast Swing (Int/Adv)
This class is designed for students that already have some knowledge of West Coast Swing and/or have taken the beginner class enough times to perform the basics fluidly. In this class, we will focus on intermediate moves, syncopations, styling, and musicality. Occasionally, this class will learn choreography to incorporate all the aspects of West Coast Swing that have been learned and to explore new aspects of the dance.
Note: This class is by invitation. Please check with Erik prior to attending this class.
9:45pm: Social Dancing
Enjoy some time dancing and socializing! This is where the magic happens. The more you dance, the better your dance will become.