Next WCS CSA Dance:

Friday, June 7, 2024 • 6 PM – 10 PM

Next WCS Chautauqua Hall Dance:

Saturday, June 1, 2024 • 6 PM – 10 PM

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MONTHLY DANCE NOW FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH!

No dance in October

West Coast Swing Dance on the
Monterey Peninsula

Join us on the third Friday of each month at the CSA!

West Coast Swing Dance on the
Monterey Peninsula!

Next dance on Friday, January 5, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Join us on the first Friday of each month

Center for Spiritual Awakening
522 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950​
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Admission: $15.00

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Special Event: March 9, 2024

Featuring guest instructor
JOANNA MEINL

We have special events planned for this year featuring All-Star/Champion leveled dance instructors. Our first special event will be with Champion West Coast Swing Dancer Joanna Meinl on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. See below information.

West Coast Swing Full-Day Workshop & Dance Party with Refreshments

Event Date: March 9, 2024 from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024

Time: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Location:
Center for Spiritual Awakening, 
522 Central Avenue,
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Schedule:
3:00PM – 4:00PM  1st Workshop (1 hour)

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Break/Open dancing (15 minutes)

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM  2nd Workshop (1 hour)

5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Closed for Dinner Break (1 hour 45 minutes)

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM West Coast Swing social dance party (3 hours – with pizza, snacks, and refreshments!)

Admission: $45.00 full event pass (available at the door)

Please note, you must have a full event pass to participate in both workshops and the social dance. There will be no dance passes sold for only the social dance.

Join us on the first Friday of each month at Center for Spiritual Awakening in Pacific Grove from 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
Admission: $15.00

Upcoming Dances at the CSA

View our calendar below and save the dates for our upcoming Friday night dances at the Center for Spiritual Awakening (CSA) located at 522 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.​

*Please note: Our dances are on the first Friday of each month, except in August where it will be on the second Friday that month. There is no Friday dance for the month of December.

  • January 5
  • February 2
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • August 1 (Thursday)
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December – No dance
Center for Spiritual Awakening - Pacific Grove, CA
The Center for Spiritual Awakening is where we hold our Friday night lessons and dances.

Our Friday night dances are held at:
Center for Spiritual Awakening
522 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950​

Free Beginner Lesson (No experience or partner needed)
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

West Coast Swing Lesson
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

West Coast Swing Social Dance
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

General Admission: $15.00
The General Admission cost covers the lesson and dance (same fee for dance only.) If you take the Free Beginner Lesson and decide you want to join the West Coast Swing Lesson and/or Social Dance, then you will need to pay the $15.00 General Admission. We accept cash, check, and credit card.

SAVE THE DATES!

Upcoming Special West Coast Swing Dance Event Workshops

This year we’re bringing back guest instructors and having our quarterly special dance events! In March we had Joanna Meinl (see the group workshop photo below) and for the following dates in 2024 we’ll have three more guest instructors. These special one day workshops events feature West Coast Swing workshops taught by All-Star/Champion level West Coast Swing dancers/instructors. We also have a social dance party with food, drinks,  and snacks. Mark your calendars and save the dates below!
Austin Kois

AUSTIN KOIS

July 13, 2024

3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

ANGELINE LUCIA

September 14, 2024

3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

RILEY CROZIER

November 23, 2024

3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WCS Q1 Joanna Meinl dance event group photo
Group workshop photo with guest instructor Joanna Meinl (March 9, 2024)

Join our growing West Coast Swing dance community and let’s all learn, have fun, and dance TOGETHER!

West Coast Swing dance class - Monterey Peninsula
West Coast Swing dance class!

FREE 30-minute newcomer lesson, followed by the monthly lesson, then dance party at the Center for Spiritual Awakening (CSA) in Pacific Grove!

If you are new to West Coast Swing, please join us at 6:00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. We have a free newcomer lesson from 6:00p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Come join The West Coast Swing Dance Company for a fun-filled West Coast Swing dance class! You will get the chance to learn and  perfect your dance moves while meeting new people who share your love for dance. Not only will you have a blast during the class, but you will also have the opportunity to practice your skills at our monthly social dance event. Get ready to dance the night away and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn, connect, and dance West Coast Swing to your heart’s content!

Chautauqua Hall Dance Club West Coast Swing Lesson & Dance

We will be teaching at Chautauqua Hall on the following dates:
  • January 6
  • February 3
  • April 6
  • May 4 NO DANCE, CANCELLED due to Good Old Days Street Festival
  • June 1
  • September 7
  • November 2
Chautauqua Hall 2023
Chautauqua Hall located in Pacific Grove, CA.

Location:

Chautauqua Hall
16th St & Central Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

West Coast Swing Lesson
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ballroom Dance Mixer
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(Special playlist with West Coast Swing / ballroom music that work for both dance styles including cha cha, west coast swing, east coast swing, tango, fox trot, rumba, salsa, bachata, waltz, hustle, samba, bolero, night club two step, etc…)

West Coast Swing Dance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(All West Coast Swing music)

Members is $10.  Non-members is $15.  Discounts are available for military and students (with military or student id). This dance is operated by The Chautauqua Hall Dance Club. Rene and Jen are guest instructors for West Coast Swing the first Saturdays of each month.
 
*The entry fee covers the lesson and dance (same fee for dance only.)

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & DANCE

July 1, 2023

Santa Cruz West Coast Swing Dance Club

Mid-County Senior Center
829 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010

Lesson 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dance 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

West Coast Swing Monterey CA - Jennifer and Rene
West Coast Swing - Monterey CA Jen and Rene

Schedule Your Private West Coast Swing Dance Lesson

Private lesson fee is $80.00 per hour for up to two people. Payment is taken at either the start or end of the lesson.

Please note, if the date and time you are looking for are not shown in STEP 2 of the booking calendar below, then that means those date/time slots are already booked. Please schedule a different time or date and time

PLEASE READ: Private lessons will not be available from February 13 through March 4. We will be away from our home studio during that time. Appointments for private lessons will resume on March 6.
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Rene and Jennifer 2020

Hi, we’re Rene and Jennifer! Together we’ve been dancing West Coast Swing for over ten years. We just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in July 2020. We are forever students of this dance, have been teachers of this dance, and have even competed in this dance. But the one thing we’ve managed to keep is our love for this dance and the community it creates for us dancers.

COVID-19 dealt a significant blow to the world as we know it, and we’ve felt that in our little dance world as well. While things appear to be opening up here in California, The West Coast Swing Dance Company will not hold or put on any group workshops or social dances. However, we are open again to teaching private lessons in our home studio. If you’ve never danced West Coast Swing before, we specialize in beginners! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

private dance lessons

We’ve been doing our best to stay active, and dancing is part of our regular routine. In this new blog, we’ve started recording some of our dances and sharing them online. Click here to view our dance videos.

Rene and Jennifer 2020

Hi, we’re Rene and Jennifer! Together we’ve been dancing West Coast Swing for over ten years. We just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in July 2020. We are forever students of this dance, have been teachers of this dance, and have even competed in this dance. But the one thing we’ve managed to keep is our love for this dance and the community it creates for us dancers.

COVID-19 dealt a significant blow to the world as we know it, and we’ve felt that in our little dance world as well. While things appear to be opening up here in California, The West Coast Swing Dance Company will not hold or put on any group workshops or social dances. However, we are open again to teaching private lessons in our home studio. If you’ve never danced West Coast Swing before, we specialize in beginners! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

private dance lessons

We’ve been doing our best to stay active, and dancing is part of our regular routine. In this new blog, we’ve started recording some of our dances and sharing them online. Click here to view our dance videos.