Dance Style: West Coast Swing West Coast Swing West Coast Swing West Coast Swing West Coast Swing, occasional County 2-Step and Night Club 2-Step West Coast Swing, occasional Country 2-Step and Night Club 2-Step West Coast Swing and an occasional Hustle, Night Club 2-Step and Country 2-Step West Coast Swing West Coast Swing, occasional Country 2-Step and Night Club 2-Step West Coast Swing
Name of Location or Event WCSU (West Coast Swing University) (Once Monthly Dance) Ballroom of Sacramento WnY Warehouse (Warren n Yenni's Warehouse) TNGSDC (The Next Generation Swing Dance Club) (Once Monthly Dance) Two Left Feet Lakeside Swing (Once Monthly Dance) Sac Swings Capital Swing Club (Once Monthly Dance) Mission City Swing
Address (Held at Chapkis Dance) 6009 Folsom Blvd. 64 Digital Dr. (Held at Allegro Ballroom) 194 Diablo Rd. (Held at the Veteran's Hall on Lake Merritt) (Held at The Station) (Held at the Fair Oaks Community Club House) 3040 22nd St.
309 Main St. Sacramento, Ca 95819 Novato, Ca 94949 5855 Christie Ave. Danville, Ca 94526 200 Grand Ave. 1100 Orlando Ave. 7997 California Ave. San Francisco, Ca 94110
Suisun City, Ca 94585 Emeryvile, Ca 94608 Oakland, Ca 94610 Roseville, Ca 95661 Fair Oaks, Ca 95628
Phone Number 916-456-2616 Yenni 415-828-3408 510-655-2888 925-831-8111 916-722-2405
Website www.wcswinguniversity.com www.theballroomofsacramento.com www.wnywarehouse.com info@allegroballroom.com www.twoleftfeet.com www.lakesideswing.com www.sacswings.com www.capitalswingdancers.org www.missioncityswing.com
Distance from Studio 12.4 miles 37.5 miles 42.7 miles 44.1 miles 44.5 miles 48.3 miles 49.3 miles 50 miles 53.7 miles
Days/Times 4th Sunday of the Month only 8pm-1am Occasional Sundays (generally the 2nd Sunday of the month, but check their calendar for complete details) from 7:15-9:00pm Tuesdays 8:30pm - 12am, Occasional Saturdays 1st Saturday of the Month only Fridays 9pm-2am, and occasional Saturdays 2nd Saturday of the month, and 4th and 5th Sundays of the month Tuesdays 8:15pm-"Late" 4th Saturday of the Month only 6:30-10:30pm Wednesdays 9:00-11:30pm
Music: Live, DJ or Both DJ only DJ only DJ only DJ only DJ ony DJ only DJ only DJ only DJ only
Cover: $10 $7 $10 (All-Stars free) $13 $12 $10 $5 $10 $8
Dance Floor(s): The Chapkis floor is cement directly underneath rather than some kind of padding or sprung floor like many other professional floors, so you can feel the difference on the body. To add to that it is slightly sloped and so your turns can feel off balance in certain spots in the room. BOS has a beautiful huge ballroom dance floor with large mirrors. Have not had the chance to go there. I'm teaching at the time. Allegro ballroom has 4 floors; 2 huge floors, a smaller junior ballroom floor and a smaller practice room. The main floors are huge with beautiful floors. They have (3) dance floors with one main floor where people dance. They have (3) dance floors with one main floor where most of the people dance. The main floor is a decent sized rectangular floor which is very long, but less wide. It’s a good standard hardwood dance floor. A beautiful and large hardwood floor. The floor isn't the largest, but it is a good Brazilian hardwood dance floor. The community club house has a large, nice wood dance floor. Plenty of space for dancing. Unknown
Ages: All! All! All! All! All! All! Unsure. May be 18+ or 21+…. I thought it was all ages, but website says 18+. I think younger can attend though. All, I think
Crowd: They’re still getting the ball rolling for this dance, so it’s a rather small crowd, but that means plenty of dancing for you. As with most West Coast Swing dances, most people there have a basic sense of the dance, however, I think this dance in particular would be good for beginners. It has a welcoming environment that is a little less intimidating for beginners than some others. I haven't been to the WCSwing dance, but I have been to the ballroom dance here. From my experience, this crowd tends to be older, but that doesn’t mean younger people never attend either. Most are in their 50’s to 60’s I think, but even younger people can enjoy this place. Dancers are of varying levels, from beginner to somewhat more advanced. Everyone there is there to dance, so expect people who know the general rules of the dance floor. From what I hear it is somewhat of a younger, “cooler” crowd, but again, I haven’t been there before, so I don’t really know…. There are all ages and levels of dancers at this dance, and everyone there is there to dance. Most people there have a general sense of how to do the dance since West Coast Swing isn’t just something you can “wing”, but there are very beginner to very advanced dancers there in a good mix. The crowd is friendly and welcoming to newbies and you can find younger kids there all the way to retirees. The ages are equally as mixed. There are all ages and levels of dancers at this dance, and everyone there is there to dance. Most people there have a general sense of how to do the dance since West Coast Swing isn’t just something you can “wing”, but there are very beginner to very advanced dancers there in a good mix. The crowd is friendly and welcoming to newbies and you can find younger kids there all the way to retirees. The ages are equally as mixed. I would definitely say this is a welcoming crowd. To be honest I haven’t been to this dance in far too long, so I can’t really speak on this particular one. In general I will say the West Coast Swing is a very varied crowd both in age and ability, which is great. They are also a warm, welcoming community to newbies as well, and I would expect this dance to be no different. Because it’s a Tuesday night, you’re going to find the more “gung-ho” dancers out – meaning, they came to dance! You’ll find dancers of varying levels from beginning to advanced there, and WCSwing dancers tend to be fairly “newbie friendly”, so expect them to be welcoming. Because it’s 21 and over it’s an adult crowd. This dance tends to have an older crowd overall from what I can recall, but younger people go as well. Ages range from 18 to early 60’s. Admittedly it’s been a while since I’ve been to one of their monthly dances, but what I know for sure is that it is a dance crowd. Most people there have a general sense of how to do the dance since West Coast Swing isn’t just something you can “wing”, but there are beginner to advanced dancers there in a good mix. Unknown
What to Wear: Keep it casual. This is generally a “jeans and t-shirts” kind of crowd. I have not been there on a Swing night, but the attire for these types of events are discussed on my “Social Dance Etiquette” page. The WCSwing crowd tends to be more of a "T-shirt and Jeans" kind of crowd generally, but again, I haven't been to this specific dance before. Keep it casual. This is generally a “jeans and t-shirts” kind of crowd. Keep it casual. This is generally a “jeans and t-shirts” kind of crowd. Keep it casual. This is generally a "jeans and t-shirts" kind of crowd. Keep it casual. This is generally a “jeans and t-shirts” kind of crowd. Keep it casual. This is generally a “jeans and t-shirts” kind of crowd Keep it casual. This is generally a “jeans and t-shirts” kind of crowd Keep it casual. This is generally a “jeans and t-shirts” kind of crowd
Other Offerings: Free water! They typically have snack foods available. N/A Ample parking. Multiple ballrooms. 2 huge ones. Often times there are snack foods at these dances. They usually have free snacks and soda in the back room to munch on. Refreshments and ample parking. The Station is also a bar. I believe it also offers food, but I’m not sure if food is served as late as the dance starts. They usually have a few free snacks available, and water/soda available for a nominal amount. Unknown
Comments: While I’m not crazy about the venue’s floor, it is a lot closer than a lot of other dances, so that’s a plus. It’s always good to support local dances. While the crowd at BOS may tend to be a little older, that also comes with some advantages: like, it isn’t a meat market, and everybody is very respectful. The floor at BOS is huge and beautiful. Can’t make any since it’s generally at a day/time for me that isn’t possible. The Next Gen dance has a good mix of dancers and extra ballrooms if you want to step into a corner and just practice a move real quick. A definite recommend for any level of West Coast Swing dancer. Allegro ballroom is a very nice facility to dance at, it has huge beautiful ballroom floors and mirrors. Parking is plentiful, open and free, and it is conveniently right of the 80 freeway before the SF bridge. Definitely would recommend this location! Two Left Feet has a good mix of dancers and extra ballrooms if you want to step into a corner and just practice a move real quick. A definite recommend for any level of West Coast Swing dancer. The Veterans Hall at Lake Merritt is a beautiful building with a beautiful dance floor! The Station is a smaller venue, but with lots of charm. The few times I've gone the dancing hasn't gone until very "late" since it's on a Tuesday night. Expect most of the crowd to clear out by about 11pm-ish. It’s been a while since I’ve been to one of these dances, but not because it isn’t fun, just because it’s a bit farther than some of the other options, and at once a month, I don’t always remember or am busy that day. However, it’s a great dance to attend, and if you’re out that way, I would definitely recommend attending. I haven't been to this venue, so I can't comment.

Tel: 707.761.5214    Hours: Monday-Thursday 6-10pm and by appointment