Valdez Shares Turn Techniques on Sept. 25th

Brittney Valdez

Anyone familiar with driving in the Chicago area, will have had more than one encounter with a driver who has left a turn signal on for blocks—or miles—giving no indication of when he/she will really turn. And while she can’t do anything about Chicago driving habits, on September 25th, United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC) Champion Brittney Valdez will guide West Coast Swing (WCS) dances through ways to improve their turns on the dance floor.

“We’ll approach the class with the idea of not indicating to our partner of our intent to turn, until it’s actually time,” Brittney says. “We’ll also give some ways to improve your posture and balance in a turn, to keep you gliding across the dance floor like an ice skater.”

Brittney’s lessons for the evening will cover:

  • For the 7:00 novice/beginner-level lesson – West Coast Swing 101 — Get the basics to get you on the floor as a first-time dancer; or enhance your basics and keep your WCS foundation solid.
  • For the 7:45 intermediate-level lesson – Using Your Turn Signal(s) – Don’t leave your blinker on too long—learn techniques to improve your turns for a smoother partnership

Learn more about Brittney. Then, make plans to join us this week with Brittney teaching the lessons, great music spun by house DJ April Prince, and lots of dancing with your friends in the West Coast Swing community.

The cost for the night:

  • $7 cover charge (for entry to WCW/Downers Sand Club Sports Bar & Grill and open dancing from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.)
  • $5 for the novice West Coast Swing lesson (7:00 – 7:45 p.m.)
  • $5 for the intermediate West Coast Swing lesson (7:45 – 8:30 p.m.)

Email us if you have any questions.