Westie Night (AR)
The Anchor Room
3 – 7 PM
April & May Events
Fort Wayne West Coast Swing!
We are a West Coast Swing dance club in Fort Wayne, Indiana that provides instruction, dances and other resources to help dancers of all skill levels learn and master the art of West Coast Swing. We host regular Westie Nights to teach and practice West Coast Swing.
Our lessons are designed to be inclusive to all dancers, regardless of experience. You don’t need prior dance experience or a dance partner to get started. We rotate partners during our lessons, giving everyone a chance to practice the lesson with another Westie and meet new people in the process.
Our open dance (or practice party) during our Westie Nights give you an opportunity to practice what was taught during the lesson and to otherwise practice West Coast Swing in a “social dance” setting! We want our parties to encourage you as a dancer, whether you’re new or experienced, to experiment with musicality, try new things, work on technique and fundamentals, and most importantly connect your fellow Westies!
You can learn more about West Coast Swing (WCS) by clicking here or scrolling down to check out a few videos that showcase how awesome West Coast Swing is.
We aim at building a community that loves to dance, wants to express themselves musically, that honors individuality, is inclusive of all dancing skill levels, and so much more.
As part of Fort Wayne West Coast Swing, we are…
- Partnering with local studios and professional instructors to bring the club professional quality instruction.
- Working to increase the amount of WCS dance events around Fort Wayne.
- Building an online platform to learn more about WCS and connect with other club members.
Here are a few great resources you can use to learn more about West Coast Swing!
Click on each question to learn more!
What if I’ve never danced before?
No experience necessary! Our Westie Nights will give you the basics to get you out on the dance floor!
Do I need a dance partner?
You don’t need a partner to attend our events. We rotate partners during lessons.
What should I wear (attire/shoes)?
Wear comfortable clothing that won’t restrict movement. Shoes with leather soles are recommended. Avoid shoes with rubber soles. Don’t let your choice of shoes prevent you from coming to your first events!
Our first official West Coast Swing event! Complete with beginner and intermediate lessons, social dancing for hours, and prizes/giveaways! No experience or partner required!read more
The Fort Wayne West Coast Swing Club is finally coming to life! We announce not only the club’s launch, but our very first official Launch Event in January 2017!read more
The Fort Swing Project’s recent update after meeting with a local dance studio in Fort Wayne.read more
Learn West Coast Swing
Learn West Coast Swing from local professionals to become a better swing dancer, no matter where you are in your Westie Journey.
Each Westie Night has WCS Lesson and Practice Party to help you practice your new moves and techniques in a fun and encouraging environment!
Be a part of an inclusive community that is passionate about West Coast Swing, making new friends, musical expression, and much more!
Learn to explore musicality and interpret modern and popular songs with West Coast Swing, from contemporary to blues and more!