Dance Studios

Each of the dance studios regularly teaching West Coast Swing in the Vancouver area is listed here with some information about the studio to help you get there. Either click on the name of the studio, or scroll down the page to find the information you would like.

Dance Studio Greater Vancouver Community
2 Can Dance Company Fairview
Dance Town Oakridge
Michael and Amy WCS Burnaby
UBC Swing Kids UBC Campus
Urban Beat Downtown



2 Can Dance Company

Where:
Broadway Ballroom, 1050 West Broadway (at Oak), Vancouver
Phone:
604.812.5032
Notes:

This dance studio doesn’t have a permanent location but offers a vast amount of knowledge and experience at various locations throughout the city. Ian Kirkconnell currently offers an advanced West Coast Swing course on Monday nights to WCS dancers with over 2 years experience. There is a waiting list to get into this fairly small class. Their website is currently under construction so call them for further information.

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Dance Town

Where:
Peretz Center, 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver
Phone:
604.437.9464
Website:
dance-town.com
Notes:

This studio is run by Maggie Bretton who is well known in Swing circles as she has a long association with West Coast Swing. Her studio teaches mostly latin styles of dance but is currently offering a basic course in West Coast Swing, and a "Continuation" course.

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UBC Swing Kids

Where:
Student Union Building, Party Room, UBC Campus, Vancouver
Website:
UBC Swing Kids
Notes:

Swing Kids is a campus social dance club who’s primary focus is Swing dancing which includes Lindy Hop, the dance that West Coast Swing originated from. They also offer Track 1 and Track 2 West Coast Swing classes for beginners and more experienced students respectively on Thursday evenings. Their classes are taught by Dave Tolksdorff and Krystle Veerman who have earned a reputation for starting students out right. Their students are getting noticed at dances throughout the city. You'll find them on the UBC campus but you don't have to be a student to partake. All ages are welcome though the majority are students.

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Michael and Amy WCS

Where:
Dance Express Studio – 4247 Lougheed Highway Burnaby
Phone:
604.880.2302
Website:
michaelandamywcs.com
Notes:

This studio is run by Michael and Amy Shibaski. They’ve been teaching in Burnaby since 2010 and dancing and competing for a lot longer. They've taught many workshops for us and the feedback has been very good. You’ll find their classes fun and informative.

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Urban Beat Dance Company

Where:
927 Granville Street, Vancouver (Up one flight of stairs and turn right, then left)
Phone:
604.299.2199
Website:
urbanbeatdanceco.com
Notes:

This studio is run by Graeme Oxendale and his wife, Elizabeth Hudgins. They teach other styles of dance besides West Coast Swing which for some reason, they also refer to as Funky Swing so don’t be confused. They’ve been teaching in Vancouver since 1999 and do a tremendous job of introducing West Coast Swing to new dancers in the city. You’ll find their instructors both excellent and entertaining. Their West Coast Swing classes are usually taught by Graeme Oxendale or occasionally by Elizabeth Hudgins who also teaches Tango.

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