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January 10, 2017 is Newbie Night! (again)

January 4, 2017

Due to last week’s bad weather, we’re repeating Newbie Night on January 10. Bring a newcomer to the 7:45 pm lesson…

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January 3, 2017 is Newbie Night!

December 20, 2016

In January, we start an all-new Beginner Track at Amigo’s on Tuesday nights. January 3 is Newbie Night: bring a newcomer to the 7:45 pm lesson and you’ll both get in free for the evening!

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Give Yourself a Break

December 14, 2016

Progress doesn’t happen in one fell swoop, and it’s rarely linear, either.

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Scents: How to Smell Good but not TOO Good While Dancing

December 1, 2016

Smell is sometimes the reason that people decline dances with others. Follow these tips and best practices regarding how to smell good but not TOO good while dancing.

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We’ll keep you dancing through the holidays!

November 23, 2016

December is always a special month at Ottawa’s Weekly WCS Event at Amigo’s! Here’s what we have lined up …

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Anatomy of a Phrased West Coast Swing Dance

November 16, 2016

~ by Maria At a recent West Coast Swing Musicality workshop weekend in Ottawa that I hosted with guest instructor, PJ…

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Why is Musicality Such a Big Deal in West Coast Swing?

November 11, 2016

– by Maria The topic of musicality gets a lot of air-time in West Coast Swing dancing. To be fair,…

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West Coast Swing Level 4 in November!

October 31, 2016

Our upper-level group class in November is Level 4: Styling and Variations, taught by Todd and Maria.

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The Dance Journey: from Unconscious Incompetence to Mastery & Back

October 31, 2016

The Conscious Competence learning model is a useful framework for dancers, teachers, and students to understand the mental processes and psychological states involved at different states of learning.

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Apple (or Pear) & Ginger Crumble

October 21, 2016

– adapted from Style at Home, October 2016 The original recipe called for pears, but apples were in season at…

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