University of Alberta
West Coast Swing Dancers

Lessons

West coast swing lessons for beginner and novice dancers are available on the University of Alberta campus through Campus & Community Recreation. The next series begins January 16th, 2020.

Beginner/Novice West Coast Swing
The next series of west coast swing classes at the University of Alberta will be offered in Winter 2020. There will be a total of 11 classes over the term.

Dates: January 16 to April 2, 2020 (no class February 20)
Time: Thursdays 5:05pm – 5:55pm
Location: Education Building, Room GB-64

U of A Student $82.50
U of A Staff $99
Public $110

Registration for Winter 2020 is open now! Register online or in-person at 1-213 Van Vliet Complex.

Instructor

Nadia Ady has two decades of dance training. Her primary technique was built in ballet, with over 15 years of training, having completed her Advanced I Cecchetti examination, and apprenticed with Cities Ballet. She has also trained in contemporary dance, jazz, tap, hip hop, Brazilian zouk, Lindy hop, blues, and of course, west coast swing. Her background includes study of history, culture, and physiology of dance. She studied dance composition at Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts and at the University of Alberta. Nadia has been an assistant dance instructor at Darlene’s Dance Academy and Dance Evolution. She has completed the University of Alberta Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Teaching Practicum course and trained for teaching ballet at Cecchetti Dance Theatre (now School of Alberta Ballet Edmonton Studios).

Nadia loves to dance west coast swing and is passionate about improving the west coast swing community. She travels regularly to learn from North America’s top west coast swing instructors and to dance socially in other communities. The University of Alberta is her home and she is keen to build its west coast swing community.

Other Lessons

Can’t do Thursday evenings? There are other opportunities for you to learn west coast swing. West Coast Swing Addicts Edmonton maintains a list of other west coast swing instruction in Edmonton.

Curious about where west coast swing developed from? You can take Lindy hop (the predecessor of west coast swing) and other vintage swing classes with Swing-Out Edmonton on campus.

We also recommend taking other classes with Campus & Community Recreation or the University of Alberta Dance Club. Maintaining overall fitness and developing body awareness and general dance technique will make you a better west coast swing dancer.