Friday Night Drop-In Lessons

Every Friday night, 7:45pm to 8:30pm before the dance starts, there is a beginner drop-in dance lesson. Our dance lessons have a reputation for providing the very basics for dancers who have never danced before, but also contain different moves taught in the lessons every week. Dancers attending regularly can buiild up a repertoire of dance moves. 

We have dancers with years of experience attending our drop-in lessons because they are so much fun, and they can still learn new things. This seeds the drop-in lesson with experienced dancers who can help all those new dancers pick up the basics.

Single step rhythm east coast basic with lindy hop pulsing and connection. Moves are inspired (or possibly completely the same) by movements in all forms of swing dancing including Lindy hop, West coast swing, Balboa, Charleston and Shag.

Intermediate Swing Concepts (3 wks)

MONDAYS September 9, 16, and 23 from 7:15PM - 8:15PM

Learn to be a better dance partner by improving your connection, framework and clarity! This class will cover the intermediate concepts of partnering that will make you into the person that everyone wants to dance with.

Whether you already know a bunch of fancy moves, or are still mastering the basics, we want to help you make the most of your dancing and improve communication between you and your dance partner.

This class is a MUST for anyone who is interested in improving their technique!

While these topics are especially important for Lindy Hoppers, this class is open to anyone who has experience dancing East Coast Swing, as the workshop content is fundamental to all types of swing dancing, as well as other types of partner dancing.

Janice & Barney

$30 CAD*

To register please email with “Register” in the subject line. Please include your name, phone number, email address and if you are a lead or a follow. Payment will be received at the first lesson.

Arrive early, ready to dance 10mins before class starts. Please note that this workshop will not take place at our usual venue.

103 Third Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 1L7.
Centennial Lodge is located in Queen's Park, New Westminster. There is ample free parking available and Queen's Park can also be accessed by the C4 and 155 buses.

Participants will receive discounted admission to our Friday dances for the duration of the workshop series! ($7)

*Cash only

Facebook has recently begun to limit the length of events. Due to these restrictons we will now create all workshops (regardless of length) as 1-week events. The duration will be noted in the event title and the actual dates will be noted in the description. We apologize for any confusion, but we have to do our best to work around these new Facebook restrictions.


  • East Coast Swing Workshop Series

  • Introduction to Lindy Hop Workshop Series

  • Lindy Hop: The Net Step Workshop Series

  • Intermediate Lindy Hop Swing Out Variations with Speed!

  • Intermediate Lindy Hop Slides Workshop

  • Intermediate Lindy Spins Workshop

  • Ladies Lindy Hop Styling Workshop

  • Hollywood Smooth Style Lindy Hop

  • Introduction to Charleston Workshop

  • 20s Charleston Intensive Workshop

  • Hand-to-hand Charleston Workshop

  • Tandem Charleston Workshop

  • Introduction to Balboa Workshop Series

  • Balboa and Bal-Swing Intensive Workshop

  • Balboa Musicality Workshop

  • Introduction to Collegiate Shag Workshop Series

  • Intermediate Collegiate Shag Workshop Series

  • Shim Sham Workshop

  • Dean Collins Shim Sham Workshop

  • St. Louis Shim Sham Workshop

  • The Stew Workshop

  • Musicality Workshop Series, all levels

  • Blues Workshop Series

  • Aerials and Air-Steps Workshop