Course Outlines

Beginning West Coast Swing (8 weeks)

  • WCS 100A (4 credits)
  • WCS 100B (4 credits)

By the end of these 2 classes (8 weeks) students will have acquired 8 units of class credits toward graduation of WCSU Nova degree.

Students must pass placement exam to move to WCS 101.

Pre- Intermediate (12 weeks)

*For those students who pass levels 100A and 100B or test into 101 level.*

  • WCS 101A – Whips: Fundamentals & Variations (4 credits)
  • WCS 101B - Turns (4 credits)
  • WCS 101C – Hand Holds (4 credits)

Buy the end of these classes (12 weeks) students will have acquired 12 additional units of class credits toward a WCSU Nova degree. 

Students must pass placement exam to move to WCS 102 level.

Note: If students need extra help or would like to expand their educational experience, they may sign up for the following class (offered on Wednesdays, please check the calendar for dates offered):

  • WCS 200 - Lab class

This is a small semi-private class that includes one on one instruction, video analysis and dance evaluation for level 101 courses.  Time is also provided for level testing.

Intermediate (28 weeks)

*For those students who pass levels 101A, 101B and 101C or test into 102 level.*

  • WCS 102 A – Frame (4 credits)
  • WCS 102 B - Spins & Turns (4 credits)
  • WCS 102 C - Musicality & Timing Changes (4 credits)
  • WCS 102 D - Footwork & Syncopations (4 credits)
  • WCS 102 E - 3D West Coast Swing (4 credits)
  • WCS 102 F - Patterns (4 credits)
  • WCS 102 G - Presentation Position (4 credits)
  • WCS 102 E - Anchors (4 credits) 

When students complete these courses, they will acquire 28 credits.

Note: If students need extra help or would like to expand their educational experience, they may sign up for the following class (offered on Wednesdays, please check the calendar for dates offered):

  • WCS 201 Lab class

A small semi-private class that includes one on one instruction, video analysis and dance evaluation for 102 level courses.  Time is also provided for level testing.

A minimum of 28 class credits (4 in each of the transitional level classes) and a final exam are required to receive a nova degree from WCSU.

Attendance for each class receives 1 credit.  This means if you miss a class, you risk not fulfilling your necessary 4 credits.

You can take private lessons for 2 credits each to make up for missed classes.  Private lessons must be with a university instructor and lessons must work on the skills from missed classes.

Advanced

*For those students who have graduated with a WCSU Nova degree.*

  • WCS 300 - Intermediate / Advanced

Students must have graduated with a Nova degree from WCSU to enter this class. 

Transfer students may use their 2 visitor passes to take this class, but then they will need to either enroll in WCSU or pass placement exam.

Standards for this course are strictly upheld!

Cost

  • Class = $40/class (Includes dance)
  • Visitors pass = $13/class (includes dance)
  • Dance Only = $5

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