Dances

Burlington Westie dances are held on the first Saturday of the month, 6:30pm-11pm in North End Studios Studio A.

Admission

$12, $8 Students
First time Beginners Free!

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Bonus Dance with Guest Instructor Anne Fleming! Saturday February 24th

Mark your calendars, because Burlington Westie and SASS are teaming up to bring you the wonderful Anne Fleming! Anne is an All Star level West Coast Swing follower and fabulous dance instructor. She has over 20 years of teaching and competition experience, and judges at WSDC events like Swingin New England. She is known for her engaging personality and fun, challenging workshops.

Schedule:
7pm Workshop with Anne Fleming
8pm Workshop with Anne Fleming
9pm – 12pm Social Dance the Night Away with DJ’s Anne and Scott

Admission:
$20 for two workshops and dance
$15 for one workshop and dance
$10 Dance only
*** This event is sponsored by SASS, so all SASS members get in for FREE! ***

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Bestie Shades of Westie – March Madness Dance!      Saturday March 3rd

March Madness conjures up the excitement of college basketball for many, but for social dancers, we pursue our sport of choice with such fervor all year long!  Not only that, but the worse the weather is, the more we dance!  In Vermont, March is Mad with the fickle feelings of Nature unable to decide between an outfit of frosty white or muddy brown.  So come inside our inviting studio and celebrate your love of West Coast Swing dressed in BWestie’s official colors of Blue and Purple.  We can’t wait to dance with you fine people all decked out in your Bestie shades of Westie!

Schedule:
6:30-7:00pm – Doors Open / WCS Intro Lesson
7:00-8:00pm – Main Lesson
8:00-11:00pm – Dance Party!

Admission:
$12, $8 Students, First time Beginners get in FREE

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Cross Over Dance Saturday March 10th

“It’s All Swing!” Our East Coast Swing friends on the West side of town are hosting a Cross Over Dance for us all to swing together and learn a greater diversity of the Swing Dance genre.
The evening will feature a free lesson in each style of dance at 7pm, followed by a battle of DJs from 8-10:30pm. There will be 2 rooms for dancing, and the bar will be open for beer, wine, and soda purchases. Feel free to bring munchies to share.

Schedule
7:00-8:00pm – You choice of lesson in Beginner East Coast Swing or West Coast Swing
8:00-10:30pm – Double the Dance Party!

Admission
$5, No dance partner necessary

***Location (not our usual studio)
Champlain Club, 20 Crowley Street, Burlington, VT
***Parking is very limited behind the venue.  Street parking is limited to just the north side of the street along that block.  Overflow parking is okay on North Avenue and other nearby streets where signs permit.  Walking or carpooling is recommended.

Please bring a change of clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes to protect your knees and the wooden dance floor.

Questions about the venue? Please contact Vermont Swings contact@vermontswings.com

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April Dance – Saturday April 7th

May Dance – Saturday May 5th

June Dance – Saturday June 2nd

Independance Dance – Saturday June 7th

FAQ

What kind of music do you play?
Unless otherwise specified, the dances are West Coast Swing, with slower songs for Fusion later in the night. Our DJ’s also throw in an occasional Waltz, Two Step, Nightclub, or Polka.

How can I get people to ask me to dance?
Make it easy for others to ask you by standing near the dance floor, visibly enjoying the song, making eye contact, and smiling. Always thank your partner after the dance.

When is it okay to decline a dance?
If you need a break, have an injury, or promised the song to someone else. After declining a dance, do not agree to dance that song with another person! If you decline a dance, it is nice to find that person later and ask them.

What do I do if I have a problem or complaint?
Let the organizers know! We strive to make our events enjoyable for everyone, and need to know of problems so we can work to fix them.

I left something in the studio, when can I get it?
Check the studio hours here.