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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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I’m Broken

September 29, 2016

After taking a private lesson, attending a particularly thought-provoking workshop, or getting feedback on your dancing, you might feel broken. You forget how to anchor. You forget how to triple step. You forget how to walk…

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