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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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Root Vegetable Gratin

October 21, 2016

– from Our Homes Fall 2016, by Jenelle McCulloch I made this with fresh root veggies from my local market and…

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WCS Musicality Weekend in Ottawa – October 28-29

October 7, 2016

We’re excited to host a special weekend of West Coast Swing Musicality in Ottawa, Friday October 28 – Saturday October 29, 2016.

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Butternut-Leek Lasagne: Gluten-Free & Vegetarian Optional

October 3, 2016

Thanks to my friend, Stacey, I’ve discovered TWO ways to make gluten-free lasagne: by substituting noodles with sliced eggplant (delicious…

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