FREE Beginner Classes in April!

SWINGesota will be offering FREE Beginner West Coast Swing classes every Wednesday in April! So if you've been looking to get started, learn a different role, or just brush up on your basics, come on out!

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Class Schedule

Classes and weekly social dances are held every Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm at Fallout Arts Co-op Studio 2601 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
Parking is available in the residential areas. Here is our class schedule for the next few months:

May Classes
7:00 - 7:55 Lvl 2 - Sways & Walks
8:00 - 8:55 Lvl 3 - Intermediate WCS
9:00 - 11:00 Social Dancing
June Classes
7:00 - 7:55 Lvl 2 - Whip Variations
8:00 - 8:55 Lvl 3 - Intermediate WCS
9:00 - 11:00 Social Dancing
July Classes
7:00 - 7:55 Lvl 2 - Tuck Turns
8:00 - 8:55 Lvl 3 - Intermediate WCS
9:00 - 11:00 Social Dancing
August Classes
7:30 - 9:00 Lvl 1 - FREE BEGINNER SERIES!
9:00 - 11:00 Social Dancing

Our Classes

Classes are available in 3 different levels. Each student is expected to know all modules in a level before proceeding to the next level. Modules can be taken in any order.

Level 1 is a month long module and is intended for the dancer who does not have a firm grasp of their basic 6 and 8 count patterns.

Level 2 consists of five 4-week long modules and is intended for the dancer who is comfortable with their 6 and 8 count basics.

Level 3 is going to be a drop-in style class where content within a month is not necessarily related/dependent on other classes. This level is intended for the dancer who is ready for a challenge and is regularly social dancing.

For all level 1 and level 2 classes, students will not be allowed to start the modules after the second week of class without special instructor approval. An audition process will be available for all students who wish to take a higher level class without completing all modules in their current level. Please see any instructor shortly before classes.

Click on the classes below to get an idea of what each class' content is.

Lvl 1 - Intro to WCS

Lvl 2 - Whip Variations

Lvl 2 - Tuck Turns

Lvl 2 - Rolling Passes

Lvl 2 - Sways & Walks

Lvl 3 - Intermediate Class

Pricing Table

  • $50 package
    4 classes
  • 4 Classes
  • $10 savings
  • Admission to Dance
  • $15 per week
    Drop-In Class
  • 1 Class
  • Admission to Dance
  • $5 per week
    Weekly Dance
  • Admission to Dance

Meet The Team

Meet our regular instructors! When we're not busy holding meetings for a secret society of cat-worshipping fanatics, we're working to bring you the best in WCS dance instruction. Be ready for us to throw Pinky at you if you're not paying attention in class, though.

Hieu Le

Hieu is a fan of kung-fu, math, science, photography, comic books, and dinosaurs. ... read more

Chris Kempainen

Chris Kempainen has been active in dance since 2001 where, at the age of 13, won several ... read more

Renae Ward

Renae Ward moved from Northern California to Minnesota in 2013. She has been dancing ... read more

Amy Laederach

Amy sees dance as a fun-filled journey in life. It’s notably beneficial for the ... read more

Joanna Lowinger

Joanna loves the color purple, tigers, and dancing! She tried several other styles of ... read more

Bonnie Inveen

Bonnie decided long ago at the age of five that three minutes dancing was better ... read more

Get in Touch

Have some thoughts or questions about our classes? Want to get a hold of one of our instructors and hear about their philosophies on dance? Use the form below to get a hold of us!

Contact Info

SWINGesota @ Fallout Arts Co-op Studio
2601 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
P: (612) 217-4438