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.


Tricks & Slides
(3 weeks)

MONDAYS - October 21, 28, & November 4 from 7:15PM - 8:15PM

Looking to add some flair to your dance repertoire? Here is your chance! This workshop will focus on a variety of tricks and slides that are suitable for the social dance floor.

INSTRUCTORS:
Monica & Afonso

COST:
$30 CAD* each

PARTNER REQUIRED FOR THIS SERIES
You must register with a partner. This is to ensure all dancers feel safe and comfortable. If you do not have a partner, please post under the 'discussion' tab of this event, as there may be others looking for someone to partner up with.

REGISTRATION:
To register please email rcsmessage@gmail.com 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.

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:
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


Beginner Charleston
(3 weeks)

MONDAYS - October 21, 28 & November 4 from 8:30PM to 9:30PM

In this class you'll learn the basics of side-by-side Charleston and some fun variations. Exact class content TBD.

INSTRUCTORS:
Brian & Sarah

COST:
$30 CAD* each

REGISTRATION:
To register please email rcsmessage@gmail.com with “Register” in the subject line. Please include name, phone number and email address for both partners. Payment will be received at the first lesson.

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

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:
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


Beginner Lindy Hop
(3 weeks)

MONDAYS - November 18, 25 & December 2 from 7:15PM to 8:15PM

Learn the fundamentals and basics of Lindy Hop! 4, 6, and 8 count moves, frame, connection, and of course the swing out!

If you have already taken this workshop series in the past, you pay half price!

INSTRUCTORS:
Sarah & Afonso

COST:
$30 CAD* ($15 for those who have taken the series before)

REGISTRATION:
To register please email rcsmessage@gmail.com with “Register” in the subject line. Please include name, phone number and email address for both partners. Payment will be received at the first lesson.

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

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:
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


Intermediate Tandem Charleston (3 weeks)

MONDAYS - November 18, 25 & December 2 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm

This workshop will pick up where Beginner Charleston left off. You already know how to get into Tandem, now we'll show you some cool moves and variations you can do!!

INSTRUCTORS:
Natsuko & Brian

COST:
$30 CAD* each

REGISTRATION:
To register please email rcsmessage@gmail.com with “Register” in the subject line. Please include name, phone number and email address for both partners. Payment will be received at the first lesson.

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

LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:
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


OTHER WORKSHOP TOPICS...
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  • 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