Who are we?

Westie Underground is a group of passionate dancers and teachers dedicated to promoting West Coast Swing in the Ottawa area and beyond. We love this dance, and we want to spread that love as much as we can. We work hard to introduce new dancers to West Coast Swing and to encourage existing dancers of all levels with opportunities for growth, learning, and most importantly fun. We want to help you to enjoy your journey as a West Coast Swing dancer, from beginner through to social dancer, performer, or competitor.

New Classes for the New Year!

Starting in January, there will be some changes to Westie Underground's class schedule and offerings. We now offer classes on Monday nights as well as our usual Thursdays. We've also slightly changed the times for classes so they don't start quite so early.

Westie Underground is also excited to announce that starting in January, we will be offering classes in New York Hustle! This Disco-era dance has evolved over time to become a fun and accessible dance loved by new and veteran dancers alike. So put on your Boogie Shoes and go with Patrice and Cathy on a trip to Funkytown!

For full details on the classes we offer and to register, go to the Classes section of our site.

Posted December 14, 2018

FREE Intro WCS Class Tomorrow!

If you'd like to give West Coast Swing a try, or you want to brush up on your basics, join Dominique and Steve this Thursday, August 30 at Studio X (250 City Centre Avenue) for a free one-hour intro class at 7pm.

No partner required!

No experience required!

Oh, and it's FREE!

Posted August 29, 2018

New Class Offerings!

We're excited to be offering a couple of new classes starting next week!

West Coast Swing 301 is a continuous class intended for those who've completed our West Coast Swing 201 class. It looks at higher level technical concepts and patterns. This class isn't always available and it's different every time (with content often based on the needs and requests of the students enrolled). Click here to register!

Country Two Step 101 is a brand new offering from Westie Underground. Country Two Step is a dance done primarily to country music that moves all around the dance floor. It's a great complement to West Coast Swing with a lot of emphasis on lead-follow dynamics and turn technique, but easy to pick up even if you've never danced before. Most importantly, it's a really fun dance and one of Cathy and Steve's favourites! Click here to register!

Posted August 3, 2018

Stay informed!