What's New?

We're Back!

Hi Dance Friends,

We’re super excited to announce that as of 30 July, WE’RE BACK!! That’s right, we’ll be holding weekly classes from next Thursday night :D We’ve been itching to get back on the dance floor, and if you have too then we’d love to have you along. Our first class back will be FREE for everyone.

There’ll be a slight change in our regular class structure for a couple of weeks. Firstly, beginner’s class will be casual rather than a 6 week course – this will hopefully give our existing students an opportunity to ease back into things, and new students are of course welcome too. If you had a 6 week beginners course that you hadn’t completed, you’re welcome to come along to the casual classes, and our next 6 week course when it starts. Also for any class passes we are waiving the expiry, so please feel free to use up those remaining classes.

There’ll also be no bridging class until our regular course starts up again.

We’ll also be taking some extra precautions as the risk due to COVID-19 is ever present, even in SA. We’ll need you to sign a form on your way in. Hand sanitiser is available, and we encourage everyone to use it. We’ll have face masks available for purchase for $2 which anyone is free to wear. We’re also more than happy for anyone that wants to dance as a couple for the evening (i.e. not rotate during classes) to do so.

See you on the dance floor!

Rebecca, Sam and the HD team

Next Beginners Course

Next 6 week beginners course starts 20th August 2020

Next Free Class

Free class coming up on 30th July 2020!

Casual beginners class at 7 pm and continuers at 8 pm as normal

Classes every Thursday night!


By attending HappensDance class, you choose to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

7 pm Beginners Class

Beginners classes are run as a 6 week course. No need to bring a partner.

Cost

$60 per full 6 week course!*
*Only available as a block of 6 - not valid for Continuers class.

8 pm Continuers Class

New students welcome once they've completed the Beginners 6 week course.
Payment of Continuers class also gives free entry to the Beginners class on that night.

Cost

$15 per night – Adults

$10 per night – Concession

$100 per 10 Class Pass!*
*Expires 3 months from date of activation.

8.30 pm Bridging Class

*Bridging class currently on hold*

This class runs in parellel with the second half of Continuers class, and helps to bridge the gap between our 6 week Beginners course and our Continuers class, which is a bit of a step up.

The class is aimed at students who have completed the 6 week course, and are looking for a few tips to help improve their dancing. New students are also welcome to come along and ask questions in a relaxed environment.

Cost

Free for any students who also attended Beginners or Continuers class that night.

9 pm Social Practice

Practise what you've learned in class and dance the night away! Guest DJs playing tunes for you every week!

Cost

Free for any students who also attended Beginners or Continuers class that night.

Private Lessons

All of our staff are available for private lessons! Please contact any of our staff for more information or to book.

Teachers

Anabel

Anabel

Ayla

Ayla

Craig

Craig

Jane

Jane

Kevin

Kevin

Rebecca

Rebecca

Russell

Russell

Sam

Sam

Sophie

Sophie

Thomas

Thomas

Zoe

Zoe

What is West Coast Swing?

West Coast Swing is a modern partner dance, with origins in Lindy Hop, and is constantly evolving. It can be danced socially or in competition, and to almost any 4/4 music style: blues, pop, soul, RnB, funk, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop – the list goes on!

HappensDance aims to create a fun community of dancers who enjoy the social element of West Coast Swing, while also challenging our students to improve as they learn. Our teachers love West Coast Swing and seeing students grow in both confidence and skill level over time.

Getting Married?

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What We Do

We teach weekly group classes and private lessons in West Coast Swing. Our focus is to get you moving and dancing naturally, while having an amazing time with your partner.

6 Week Beginner Course

Get the basics to improvise a wedding dance to the song of your choice, and know how to dance the night away at any event. $60 per person, see above to book.

Private Lessons

We can arrange a choreographed dance or the skills to get you moving - we tailor the classes to suite what you want to learn. $100 for a single hour private lesson, or $400 for 5 x 1 hour lessons. Chat with one of our staff, or email or phone to book!

Group Privates

Get your whole bridal party learning - maybe your family and friends need the skills to get moving on the dance floor with you! We offer discounted rates for groups of 4 or more. $150 for a single hour lesson, or $600 for 5 x 1 hour lessons. Chat with one of our staff, or email or phone to book!