Saturdays With The Underground


Join us on select Saturdays to dance West Coast Swing in a fun, relaxed environment. We play a wide variety of music from the newest pop hits to your favourite blues, soul, funk and classic pop.

Dances are held at either at Studio X (122-250 City Centre Ave, Ottawa) or at DanceTown (1574 Walkley Rd, Ottawa). Each date below shows the location.

For more information about our social dances, consult our FAQ below.


Upcoming Dances


November 30, 2019

  • Bonus lesson: Patterns Inspired by Ballroom and Beyond with Steve and Cathy
  • In this bonus lesson, we've taken fun patterns from other dance styles and adapted them for use in West Coast Swing. You do not need experience in other dances to take this lesson, but you will need to be comfortable with the WCS basics.

  • Location: DanceTown

December 14, 2019

  • Bonus lesson: Crazy Christmas Wobble with Tom
  • Learn this fun line dance with easy choreography that incorporates fun callouts of random dance moves.

  • Location: Studio X


Frequently Asked Questions


Are there lessons?

Yes! At most of our dances, we offer two lesson options: a beginner lesson intended for those who are completely new to WCS, and an intermediate lesson for those who are already comfortable with the basics and looking to brush up on their technique or learn shiny new moves. Both lessons run from approximately 8:15pm to 9:00pm.

How much does it cost?

For $15, you get access to the social dance and either the beginner lesson or the intermediate lesson. If you're not interested in the lesson, the cost is $12. Students and seniors get a $3 discount ($12 with lesson, $9 without).

Do I need a partner?

No partner required. Lessons will rotate partners frequently and during the social, everyone dances with each other. If you come with someone and would prefer to dance with just them, that's cool too!

How can I help out?

We're always looking for volunteers to help out with running the dance, and in return for your help, you get free admission to the dance that night. For more details, contact us by e-mail or on Facebook and we'll set you up.

Where else can I dance?

Aside from Saturdays With The Underground, there are two other regualr social dances in Ottawa:

Tuesdays at Amigo's - Every Tuesday night at Amigo's Bar (858 Merivale Rd, Ottawa)

Dance Brats Practice Nights - Some Wednesdays at DanceTown studio (1574 Walkley Rd, Ottawa)

Stay informed!