UCSwing February 2023: I'll Whiskey You Off Your Feet


Wed Feb 08 2023 at 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm


St. Mary's at Penn | Philadelphia, PA

? Come join us for an awesome February of WCS at UCSwing!
Every week, UCSwing offers two lessons, occurring concurrently 8-9pm: the Themed Progression series and the Beginner series.
? The Themed Progression series is open to dancers knowing their 6- and 8-count basics. Every month, our teachers choose a central topic to develop -- this month's "theme" is "Sided Connection" with Trevyn and Ky.
? The Beginner series is open to dancers of any level and is intended to serve as an introduction to West Coast Swing from the ground up. This month, you can expect the following topics to be taught every week:
Week 1 (2/1) - Intro to West Coast Swing and Passes
Week 2 (2/8) - Intro to Compression and Pushes
NOTE: For weeks 3 and 4, newcomer dancers should go to at least one of the prior lessons to attend
Week 3 (2/15) - Intro to Turns
Week 4 (2/22) - 8 count movements & whips
⓵ UCSwing is vaccine-only. First-round boosters are required as of 2/9/21.
⓶ We will require all dancers to (a) sign a safety waiver and honor code, (b) share a method of contact for contact tracing, and (c) present proof of their vaccination (picture or physical card).
8:00 - 9:00pm: Themed Progression Series with Trevyn and Ky
8:00-9:00pm: Beginner Series with Tom and Heather
9:00-11pm: DJ'ed Social Dance!
Regular Admission $10
Student Admission $7
First timers at UCSwing: FREE!!!!
Want to dance FOR FREE? Sign up to volunteer!
You can find us dancing West Coast Swing every Wednesday at the Parish Hall of St. Mary's church, with our lessons starting at 8:00pm and our social dance starting at 9:00pm! There are detailed directions to the exact location of our dance in the FAQ below.
▶︎ Oh no! I'm struggling to find the entrance to the dance!
Not to worry! Parish Hall is located in the building named "St. Mary's Church Hamilton Village" on Google Maps (3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia). The main church building is on Locust Walk, but it is easiest to come around the back way on Irving St. Step by step directions: starting from 40th and Irving, keep walking on Irving St. towards the highrise in front of it until you hit the parking lot right before the road stops. At the parking lot, turn left and when you reach the courtyard, turn left again. That should take you right to the door of our social dance. Watch out for guiding signs!
▶︎ Do I need to bring a partner to the dance?
Nope! As West Coast Swing is mainly an improvisational social dance, dancing with different people in the night is strongly encouraged! After all, it's the best way to get better and make some awesome friends.
▶︎ What do I need to wear?
At UCSwing, we have no dress code, so wear anything you want, as long as it's comfortable! During warmer temperatures, we do advise those that sweat a lot to bring a change of shirts, as it does get quite hot in the room. As for your footwear, comfortable and preferably close-toed shoes are recommended.
▶︎ Anything else I need to bring?
Consider bringing a bottle of water, although we do have a free water fountain available. Other than that, just a happy attitude and your shiny self!
▶︎ I'm coming by car, is there any parking available?
Yes! Parking is available in two small church lots attached to Irving St, or on any of the surrounding streets (especially Spruce). You should have no problem finding a spot.
▶︎ Help! I've never danced before and everyone else looks so good! What do I do?
Simply put - don't panic and come to more dances! All of the dancers you see on the floor were once beginners too and they would love to dance with you regardless of experience!

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St. Mary's at Penn, 3916 Locust Walk,Philadelphia,PA,United States, Philadelphia, United States

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