Updated 26th of August 2021
Semester start, Autumn 2021
Classes are starting again! We offer two levels of classes. The beginner course starts from the very beginning, so you don't need any dance experience at all to join it! You also don't need to bring a partner, since we will change partners frequently during the classes.
Our intermediate course is suitable for those who have taken our beginner course or have equivalent experience from elsewhere. Have a look at our level descriptions to get an idea of what you need to know.
|Beginner||Thursdays, 20:00 -- 22:00||2nd September||Sit Gløshaugen, room 1|
|Intermediate||Tuesdays, 18:30 -- 20:00||31st August||Sit Gløshaugen, room 1|
The first two weeks are trial weeks, meaning you do not need to become a member of NTNUI or NTNUI Dance to participate, you only need a Sit membership to get access to the gym where the classes are held.
It is necessary to sign up in advance. The sign-up form for the trial weeks opens at 12:30 on Friday August 27th, and will be available here:
NTNUI Dance's guidelines for the semester are available here:
For more information about the trial weeks, see this event:
Some facts about WCS:
- It has roots in Lindy Hop, but has been evolving alongside time and music
- Easy and fast to learn: 5 core elements form the basic of this dance
- You can dance WCS with any partner
- Provides lots of space for improvisation and creativity in dance
Watch this video to get an introduction of West Coast Swing!
It is not necessary to bring a partner. We will rotate partners during class.
The great thing about WCS is that it is a social dance which means a lot of parties, dance evenings, new friends, and lots of hugs, love and fun! There are many incredible events happening locally and internationally.
It is also possible to take part in different competitions. It is optional, but it gives a wonderful opportunity to dance with other people and win amazing prizes. All the competitions are held in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Usually you do not need a permanent partner for competitions as social part is the main idea of WCS. Learn more about competitions at World Swing Dance Council.
NTNUI WCS Community
In addition to regular classes we usually have weekend classes, where you can recap what you have already learned or explore new amazing stuff, additional master classes, parties and dance evenings, movie nights, and even more. Join us and stay tuned!