Announcements Past

HOTWCSD Halloween Party (October 21st)

Heart of Texas West Coast Swing Dancers' next dance is a Halloween Party with prizes for the best Halloween costume! Valerie Ryan teaches a West Coast Swing dance lesson starting at 7:30 pm. By the way, costumes are optional.

Then at 8:30 pm, you will start dancing, with DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, and Sharrone Smith playing popular West Coast Swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step.

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Go Dance Studio in Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln #530, Austin, TX 78757

Admission:

  • $8 for members and sister clubs
  • $10 for non-members
  • $3 for students
Swing Dance Event (September 16th)

The Heart of Texas West Coast Swing Dancers' next dance features West Coast Swing dance assistant Bastion Fennell with Marguerite West-Driga for a dance workshop at 7:30 pm called Conversational Swing: Stop, Communicate & Listen! Dancing continues until 11 pm.

With DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, and Sharrone Smith playing popular West Coast Swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Go Dance Studio in Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln #530, Austin, TX 78757

Admission:

  • $8 for members and sister clubs
  • $10 for non-members
  • $3 for students
Fun at the Beach (August 19th)

Put on your dancing clothes, grab your dancing shoes and come to our August Dance Event! This next dance begins with a dance lesson at 7:30 pm with guest instructor Valerie Ryan!

Wear summertime colors!

With DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, playing popular West Coast Swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening.

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Location: Go Dance Studio in Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln #530, Austin, TX 78757

Admission:

  • $8 for members and sister clubs
  • $10 for non-members
  • $3 for students
Sip, Swing & Sheven (July 15th)

Put on your dancing clothes, grab your dancing shoes and come to our July Dance Event! This next dance begins with a dance lesson at 7:30 pm with dance pro Sheven Kekoolani.

With DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, and Sizzlin Sharone playing popular west coast swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening.

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Go Dance Studio in Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln #530, Austin, TX 78757

Admission:

  • $8 for members and sister clubs
  • $10 for non-members
  • $3 for students

Free wine will be provided

HOTWCSD Dance (June 17th)

Put on your dancing clothes, grab your dancing shoes and come to our June Dance Event! This next dance features WCS dance assistant Bastion Fennell with Marguerite West-Driga for a cool dance move at 7:45 pm.

With DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, playing popular west coast swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening.

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Go Dance Studio in Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln #530, Austin, TX 78757

Admission:

  • $8 for members and sister clubs
  • $10 for non-members
  • $3 for students

BYOB

HOTWCSD Dance (May 6th)

Put on your dancing clothes, grab your dancing shoes and come to our May Dance Event! 

With DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, playing popular west coast swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening. And the guest instructor is Nwanneka Tesy!

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Go Dance Studio in Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln #530, Austin, TX 78757

Admission:

  • $8 for members & sister clubs
  • $10 for all others

BYOB

April Fools' Dance (April 1st)

Put on your dancing clothes, grab your dancing shoes and come to our April Fools' Dance! 

With DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, playing popular west coast swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening. And the guest instructor is James Bailey from Alamo West Coast Swing Club!

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Go Dance Studio in Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln #530, Austin, TX 78757

Admission:

  • $10 for members & sister clubs
  • $15 for all others

BYOB

St. Patrick's Dance (March 18th)

Put on your dancing clothes, grab your dancing shoes and come to our St. Patrick's Dance! With DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, playing popular west coast swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening. And the guest instructor is the fabulous Master Dance Pro Sherry Reynolds!

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Go Dance Studio in Northcross Mall, 2525 W Anderson Ln #530, Austin, TX 78757

Admission:

  • $10 for members & sister clubs
  • $15 for all others

Wear ''Green'' --- prizes for best green attire.  Lucky Leprechaun raffle tickets 2 for $5.

Heart To Heart Valentine Dance (February 18th)

Put on your dancing clothes, grab your dancing shoes and come to our Heart To Heart Valentine Dance! With Sharone Smith and DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, playing popular west coast swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening. And the party host is Austin's Fabulous Dance Pro, Mike Topel!

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive, Austin, TX 78731

NO ALCOHOLIC beverages: City of Austin regulation

HOTWCSD Holiday Dance

Put on your dancing clothes, grab your dancing shoes and come to our Holiday Dance. With DJ Ken Ramsey, the Dancing DJ, playing popular west coast swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening.

Date: December 10, 2016

Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Location: Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive, Austin, TX 78731

Admission

  • $10 for HOTWDC, ACDC, and AWCSC
  • $15 for non-members

Potluck: Bring your favorite dish or snack.

NO ALCOHOLIC beverages: City of Austin regulation

Taletha Jouzdani and Sheven Kekoolani will co-host a dance contest.

 

Halloween Costume Dance (October 27, 2016)

7:30 pm
Spooky Dance Lesson With Rowdy DuFrene

8:15 - 11:00 pm
HOT West Coast Halloween Swing Dance featuring Ken The Dancing DJ who mixes Austin's best known West Coast Swing of the Old & New, Fast & Slow, Blue's & Pop and a few Country Western dances to keep it HOT!

Lesson and Dance

  • $5 for members, sister clubs & students
  • $8 for all others

Dance Only

  • $3 for members, sister clubs & students
  • $5 for all others

 

Thursday Workshop and Dance (August 4, 2016)
  • From 8:15 - 10:30 pm (Newcomers welcome!)
  • Admission
    • $5
    • $3 for members, sister clubs & students
  • West Coast Dance lesson from 8:30 - 9:15 pm
    • Uptown Dance Pro Rowdy DuFrene was pulled away. So Chris Brown has stepped in to share a 'Cool Chris' dance move.
  • ​Afterwards, social dance till 10:30 pm!
  • Admission
    • $8 for class and social dance
    • $5 for members, sister clubs & students

HOT Local DJ - Ken 'The Dancing DJ' Mixing Austin's best known WCS of Old & New, Fast & Slow, Blues & Pop and a few Country Western dances to keep it HOT.

Please join us for great tunes & delicious dances to keep our Austin WCS Dance friendly & HOT!

Thursday Workshop and Dance (June 23, 2016)
  • Social dance from 9:00 - 11:00 pm (Newcomers welcome!)
  • Admission
    • $5
    • $3 for members, sister clubs & students
  • West Coast Dance lesson from 8:30 - 9:15 pm
    • Uptown Dance Pro Rowdy DuFrene
  • Admission
    • $8 for class and social dance
    • $5 for members, sister clubs & students

HOT Local DJ - Ken 'The Dancing DJ' Mixing Austin's best known WCS of Old & New, Fast & Slow, Blues & Pop and a few Country Western dances to keep it HOT.
Please join us for great tunes & delicious dances to keep our Austin WCS Dance friendly & HOT!

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May, 2016 Dance Schedule

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Weekly social dance at Austin Uptown Dance Studio. 
  • DJ Dennis Crawford playing R&B, smooth Jazz, a little country and a little Latin; 70s & 80s Pop.  $5 Members; $8 General Public.

Friday, May 13, 2016

  • HOT Club Annual Business Meeting 7:30pm-8:00pm.
  • Instructor of the month, Mark Moy, mini-lesson 8:00pm - 8:30pm. 
  • Weekly social dance at Austin Uptown Dance Studio 8:30pm - 11:00pm: 
  • DJ Dennis Crawford playing R&B, smooth Jazz, a little country and a little Latin. 
  • Mini-lesson and Dance: $7 Members; $10 General Public.  Dance only: $5 Members; $8 General Public.  First 12 HOT Club members admitted FREE at 7:30pm.

Friday, May 20, 2016
No Dance

Friday, May 27, 2016
No Dance

Red Hot Holiday Party (November 7)

Red Hot Holiday Party with DJ James Bailey
Austin Uptown Dance Studio
Saturday, November 7, 2015
8:00pm - Midnight: $10 members; $13 General Public

Intermediate workshop with Debbie Figueroa 7:00pm - 7:45pm; $5

Refreshments, door prizes, and more.

Guest Pro James Bailey

James Bailey, Competitive Dancer from the Alamo West Coast Swing Club, will be our intermediate level guest pro on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:30pm - 8:00pm at the Austin Uptown Dance Studio. James will also DJ the social dance at 8:00pm. The fee for James' lesson is $2 per person.

Admission Fee for Friday, August 28, 2015:

Fundamentals class and social dance: $5 Members; $8 General Public

Intermediate lesson and social dance: $7 Members; $10 General Public

Social dance only: $5 Members; $8 General Public

Start times for Friday, August 28, 2015:

Fundamentals class: 7:30pm-8:15pm (Out-of-Town/Red Room)

Intermediate lesson: 7:30pm - 8:00pm (Down-Town Ballroom)

Social Dance: 8:00pm - 12:00am (Uptown Ballroom)

HOTWCSD at the Brass House Tavern (July 3rd)

Brass House Tavern
Friday, July 3, 2015
9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Cover at 8:30 pm: $7.00
Dinner and dancing to Soul Man Sam and his band playing R&B, Motown, and Blues
Italian menu. Moderately priced. Fantastic Chef.

115 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701

 

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First Dance of the New Year!

HOT presents their First Dance of the New Year!

Saturday, January 3, 2015
8:00 pm through 11:00 pm

Michael Johnson and Jay Rockwood will be co-DJing for our party.
Great music; lots of dancing and socializing; come and dance off those holiday calories!

Austin Uptown Dance
8868 Research Blvd, #706
Austin,TX 78758

$10 HOT Club members, sister clubs, and students
$13 Non-members

 

Instructors of the Month

HOTWCSD is pleased to present
December's Instructors of the Month


One of the top Austin instructing couples
Angel and Debbie Figueroa

 

And local DJ, Wendy Beathard, will be playing the music!

HOT Club Christmas Dance

HOT Club Christmas Dance, Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Austin Uptown Dance Studio

  • 7:00 pm - 11 pm with guest DJ.
  • Potluck -- bring your favorite dish.
  • Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign: Bring a new, unwrapped toy for children up to 12 years of age.

$10 for HOT Club members, sister clubs, and students.
$13 for non-members.

New Club Dance Location!

We are pleased to announce that the Club's Executive Board has negotiated a contract with the Austin Uptown Dance Studio to hold our weekly club dances and other events there.

The starting date is Thursday, November 6th, at 8:00 pm thru 10:30 pm in the Uptown Ballroom with simultaneous beginning classes in the Out-of-Town / Redroom Ballroom.  This will be a free night for everyone with special, grand opening events and a fantastic DJ, so watch for the details to follow.

The Austin Uptown Dance Studio has the best dance floor in Austin, in our opinion, along with a very great dancing atmosphere. We are very pleased and excited to be able to bring this new and fabulous venue to you and the rest of our dancing friends.

Click here for directions.

Halloween Hustle!

HOTWCSD Fifth Thursday Workshop Potluck Social

October 30th, 2014

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
$5 Member / $8 Non-member

Guest Instructor & DJ
Mike Topel
Hustle lesson at 7 pm
Dancing 'til 9:30 pm

Bring a little dish to share and join in the fun!

Click here for directions.

Fall HOTWCSD Intensive Workshop! September 20 & 21

HOT Intensive Workshop Presenting

ROBERT ROYSTON!
World Champion & International Judge/ Instructor

Saturday & Sunday 
September 20 & 21, 2014

 

$300 Per Person

Includes both days for ten hour total workshop
Limited Class of leaders and followers!

HOT TICKETS! Reserve your spot now. . . .

Email President@hotwcsd.org

See attached flier for more information

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HOTWCSD Swing into Summer! 5th Thursday (May 29, 2014)

HOTWCSD Fifth Thursday Swing Dance Potluck Social

Swinging into Summer!

Mini-Workshop Featuring

Michael Johnson

&

Poppy Friske

 

DJ Jay Rockwood from San Antonio

May 29th, 2014

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
$5 Member / $8 Non-member

All levels ~ All are welcome ~ No partner required

Bring a little dish to share and join in the fun!

 

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HOT Intensive Workshop! Robert Royston (February 4 & 5, 2014)

HOT Intensive Workshop Presenting

ROBERT ROYSTON!
World Champion & International Judge / Instructor

Tuesday & Wednesday Evening
February 4th & 5th, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:45 p.m.)

Meeting Hall of Ascension Lutheran Church (6420 Hart Ln,  Austin, TX 78731)

$200 Per Person

Includes both evenings for six hour total workshop
Limited Class of 20 leaders and 20 followers!

HOT TICKETS! On sale now. . . .

HOT Lead/Gentleman
HOT Follower/Lady

See attached flier for more information

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  • US Open Swing Dance internationally recognized judge and instructor
  • Championship 1995/96/97/98
  • World Country Dance Championship 1995/96/97/98
  •  National titles in Salsa, Hustle and Adagio/Cabaret
  • USA Grand National Cabaret Champion 2006
  • US National Champion 2006
  • Many NASDE Showcase Swing Titles (with his beloved wife, Nicola)
  • UCWDC Hall of Fame 2007
  • Credits include: Broadway, film, television, producer, choreographer & more!

www.RoRoProductions.com

5th Thursday Workshop ... Sink or Swing! (January 30th, 2014)

HOTWCSD Fifth Thursday Workshop Potluck Social

Sink or Swing!

 

Featuring Michael Johnson & Poppy Friske     

January 30th, 2014

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
$5 Member / $8 Non-member

All levels ~ All are welcome ~ No partner required

Bring a little dish to share and join in the fun!

 

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HOT Santa Swing! (December 14, 2013)

HOTWCSD Annual Holiday Dance

 

HOT Santa Swing

Saturday, December 14, 2013 

7 ~ 11 p.m.

Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Drive
Austin, Texas  78731

Potluck  ~ Bring a dish to share...

Just for Santa Fun Jack & Jill with fabulous PRIZES!

Buy your tickets online now!  Just click the links below: 

 $10 per HOT Member

$13 per Guest/Non-Member

 

 

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HOT Night Out! to a Halloween Party at AWCSC in San Antonio (November 2, 2013)

Heart of Texas WCS Night Out!

There will be no HOT Thursday Night Swing on October 31st, 2013.  Instead, join us for a club outing to a Halloween party hosted by Alamo West Coast Swing Club in San Antonio.

Starting at noon on Saturday, there will be workshops taught by Samantha Buckwalter.

  • 12 pm: The Monster Groove
  • 1 pm: Sugar Pushing Zombies/Side Passing Vampires
  • 2 pm: Learning to Talk to Werewolves
  • 7:15 pm: Ghoulishly Good Patterns

Afterwards there will be a dance / costume party.

8123 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209
(inside Loop 410 behind the Salud Club)

There will be carpool options. . . .

Early bird ticket options.  Check it out soon!

5th Thursday Workshop and Dance (August 29, 2013)
James Bailey

James Bailey, Alamo West Coast Swing Club Dance Director and Instructor, is planning a fantastic West Coast Swing workshop for our next 5th Thursday dance party on August 29, 2013 at our normal meeting location the Ascension Lutheran Church (6420 Hart Ln,  Austin, TX 78731).   James Bailey has been the Dance Director of the Alamo West Coast Swing club since it started 4 years ago.  His Dance Philosophy is that Dance is first fun and social and should be easy to do with anyone: We all started at the same place.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm for registration and warm-up, and the workshop will start at 7:00 pm.  Following the class at 7 PM we will have a potluck and dance, so please bring a dish to share; lemonade will be provided. Dancing will continue until 10:00 PM, so hope to see you there! Cover only $5 (members and non-members; cash or checks only; no credit cards).

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LoneStar Invitational (August 9-11, 2013)

We are pleased to encourage all of our Club members and friends to attend the LoneStar Invitational August 9-11 being held at the Omni Southpark Hotel.

Event Directors Kevin & Sherry Reynolds have been long time supporters of the HOTWCSD, and Sherry is a past favorite instructor at the Club. 

For complete information please visit http://www.lonestarcountrydance.com/.

24th Anniversary Swingin' Beach Splash Dance Party

Date: Saturday, June 1st

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm; dance from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.  Short intermission at 9:00pm for announcements and special performance.

Location: Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive, Austin, TX 78731

Admission: $13 for non-members and $10 for HOTWCDS/HOTWDC and sister club (ACDC & Alamo WC Swing Club) members (cash or check only; no credit cards)

 

DJ Joe will be bringing his great sound system and playing a mix of our favorite R&B West Coast Swing dance music as well as some good Country, Latin, and Pop selections.

Bring your favorite dish to share, and dress for beach comfort or style.  Sorry, Austin City property: no alcoholic beverages permitted.

We need volunteers to help coordinate the dance, work the door and set-up and take down. If interested please e-mail one of the officers on our Contact Us page.

We are expecting to have a special performance, but the details are still being worked out.  More on this in furture notices.

Looking forward to seeing you at our Swingin' Beach Splash!

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5th Thursday Dance with Mark Moy Guest Instructor
Mark Moy

We are pleased to announce that the renowned Mark Moy, Rhythmic Motion School of Dance (http://www.rhythmicmotion.com),  will be our Guest Dance Instructor at our 5th Thursday dance on January 31, 2013 at 7PM.

Mark is a competing professional and certified Pro-Am Instructor/Coach for American Smooth and Rhythm, as well as International Standard and Latin. His competition credits include NDCA Ballroom events, Swing and Country Western circuits. Mark has been teaching dance in Austin since 1996. He has taught for the University of Texas Ballroom Club, Go Dance and Austin Uptown Dance.

Following the class at 7 PM we will have a potluck and dance, so please try to bring a dish to share and lemonade will be provided. Dancing will continue until 10:00 PM and DJ Ken Ramsey will be spinning a great mix of Blues, R&B, Country, and Pop so hope to see you there! Cover only $5 (members and non-members).

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Swinging Santa Christmas Dance

Put on your dancing clothes, grab your dancing shoes and come to our "Swinging Santa Christmas Dance." With DJ Joe Irby playing our theme song, "Santa Baby," popular west coast swing music with an occasional two-step, waltz, cha cha, and triple two-step, you will have a fun, dancing evening.

Date: December 1, 2012

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Location: Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive, Austin, TX 78731

Admission: $10 for HOTWDC, ACDC, and AWCSC; 13$ for non-members (cash or check only; no credit cards)

Potluck: Bring your favorite dish or snack.  Drinks provided by HOTWDC

NO ALCOHOLIC beverages: City of Austin regulation

At 9:00pm: 50/50 raffle, special performance by Michael Johnson and Peggy Diamond, and Jack and Jill Just for Fun

We will see you there.

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5th Thursday Guest Dance Instructor LM Rivers on August 30th!

We are happy to announce that LM Rivers will be our Guest Dance Instructor at our 5th Thursday dance on August 30th at 7PM.

LM Rivers is a dance instructor who runs the popular annual Pre-Thanksgiving Bash. Within a short time frame, he will teach a variety of R&B line dances, beginning with the Electric Slide, Down South Party, Same Ole' Two Step, Cleveland Shuffle . . . some of the latest and greatest line dances across the land!

Mr. Rivers' website is http://www.lmrivers.com/.

Following the class at 7 PM we will have a potluck and dance, so please try to bring a dish to share and lemonade will be provided. Dancing will continue until 10:00 PM and DJ Ken Ramsey will be spinning a great mix of Blues, R&B, Country, and Pop so hope to see you there! Cover only $5 (members and non-members).

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HOTWDC Swing into Summer 23rd Anniversary Dance on June 16th!

The HOTWDC 23rd Anniversary Dance Party will be held on June 16th at the Red River church.  DJ Joe will be bringing his great sound system and playing a mix of our favorite R&B West Coast Swing dance music as well as some good Country, Latin, and Pop selections.

BYOB if desired and your favorite dish to share, and dress for comfort or style.  For more information download the printable flyer.

We need volunteers to help coordinate the dance, work the door and set-up. If interested please e-mail one of the officers on our Contact Us page.

We are pleased to announce that Darren Paul and Emily Larson will be doing an exciting Nightclub Two Step performance, so we know you will not want to miss that!

Looking forward to seeing you all at our Swing into Summer Dance Party!

The price is $15 for non-members and $10 for HOTWDC and sister club (ACDC & Alamo WC Swing Club) members.

5th Thursday Guest Dance Instructor Mike Topel on May 31st!

We are thrilled to announce that the renowned Mike Topel will be our Guest Dance Instructor at our 5th Thursday dance on May 31st at 7PM.

Mike is a fantastic instructor who also competes, judges, and DJ's. He has performed at the US Open Swing Dance Championships, UCWDC Country Worlds and across the country in the NASDE and WSDC swing circuits. During the week he teaches regular classes at Austin City Dance Club located at the Ben Hur Shrine and DJ's a weekly swing dance on Tuesdays.  Mike's website is http://www.miketopel.com/, you may contact him at MikeTopel@Yahoo.Com to schedule private lessons.

Following the class at 7 PM we will have a potluck and dance, so please try to bring a dish to share and lemonade will be provided. Dancing will continue until 10:00 PM and DJ Ken Ramsey will be spinning a great mix of Blues, R&B, Country, and Pop so hope to see you there! Cover only $5 (members and non-members).

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Acclaimed Dance Instructor, Peggy Diamond, teaching March 29th at the HOTWDC 5th Thursday Dance!

Peggy, our newest Advanced Level Instructor, will be giving us a special class that will include syncopations at our 5th Thursday dance and pot luck to be held at the Ascension Lutheran Church Hall. We are indeed very fortunate that Peggy is now assisting our dance director in teaching the Advanced level class at our club. Peggy recently moved to Austin from San Diego where she earned awards for Top Teacher, Top Choreography and Best Footwork, Timing and Execution. Peggy has judged and taught workshops at the US Open and other prestigious events and is an inductee in the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. Learn more about her at http://www.dancefor2.com/peggy-diamond/

Following the class which begins at 7 PM, we will have a potluck and dance. Cover only $5 (members and non-members). So bring you favorite dish if you can and please give Peggy a warm welcome to Texas!

Download the flyer for more information.

New Instructor!

We are thrilled to introduce our newest instructor: Peggy Diamond.

Peggy Diamond

From her website

Peggy Diamond is a popular instructor in the San Diego area. Her career also led her to teach in Europe and all over the United States. She has judged and taught workshops at the US Open and other prestigious events in Paris and London. Peggy was fortunate in her career to win some exciting first place titles in Ballroom & Swing. She has earned awards for Top Teacher, Top Choreography and Best Footwork, Timing and Execution.

Peggy is an inductee in the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame.

Peggy is an accredited Gold Medal Instructor for three national dance studio chains. She also served as western regional dance director for T.C. Dance Clubs, Inc.

New Schedule!
  • Improved schedule. More dancing!
  • Three great dance teachers
  • Best Deal in Town. Only $60 for 6 months
  • Two-for-one discount. Pay our membership dues and pay NO annual membership dues for ACDC (sister club).
  • Your first lesson is free!
  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Lessons

 

7:00 PM

Beginner and advanced lessons in separate rooms

8:30 PM

Intermediate lesson in separate room

8:00-9:30 PM

West Coast Swing open dancing

 

HOTWDC 23rd Christmas Party

HOTWDC Christmas Party & Dance
Red River Church
4425 Red River
Saturday, Dec 17th
7:00 - 11:00 pm

DJ Joe will be bringing his awesome sound system and playing a mix of great mix of R&B West Coast Swing dance music as well as some great Country, Latin and Pop selections.

BYOB and your favorite dish to share. The cost is $15; $5 off with the flyer. For more information and to download the printable flyer.

We need volunteers to help coordinate the dance, work the door and set-up. If interested please e-mail one of the officers on our Contact Us page.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our Dance of the Year!

Thanks to Taletha Jouzdani!

We had a great time with on Thursday, Sep. 29th with Taletha Jouzdani as our guest instructor!

After the class, we had our pot luck followed by a West Coast Swing dance with music by Ken Ramsey!

Thanks again to Taletha for supporting our club. For more information on Taletha Jouzdani and details on her dance lessons, visit her website.

Taletha Jouzdani Guest Dance Instructor on Sep. 29th!

We are very pleased to announce that we will be honored to have West Coast Swing dance champion Taletha Jouzdani as our guest instructor on Thursday, Sep. 29th, 2011 for our 5th Thursday dance!  Taletha is a two-time US OPEN Jack & Jill finalist who is currently competing in Jack & Jills and Strictlys at the All-Star/Champion level. Taletha has been teaching dance for over 13 years and is currently an instructor at Austin City Dance Club.

Please visit Taletha's website to contact her for private lessons.

Following the class at 7 PM we will have a potluck and dance. Cover only $5 (members and non-members). Hope to see you there!

For more information, download our flyer.

Thank you Kristy!

A fun time was enjoyed by all on June 30th with Kristy Watson teaching us another wonderful pattern!  We had a good turnout and would like to see some of these part-timers at HOTWDC every week!  After Kristy's class we partook in our traditional pot luck which was followed by a great west coast swing dance! Somewhere in the middle of all the excitement we squeezed in a quiet birthday celebration for our President-no it wasn't for Obama. . . .smiley

Thanks again to Kristy Watson as we really appreciate her taking the time to teach us a great pattern and supporting HOTWDC!

Summer Swing Fling Series

Thursday, June 30th
7 to 8 pm

Kristy Watson teaches some of her favorite West Coast Swing moves. She is well known in the Austin dance community. She is certified in American Smooth and Rhythm ballroom dances and has competed in the Ballroom, WC Swing and Country Westrn circuit. Kristy is extremely knowledgeable in all the social dancing styles including Jitterbug Swing, and Salsa dances. She has been teaching in the Austin dance community for 10 years and has an inviting sense of genuineness and care that has endeared her to dancers throughout her career. Kristy’s background in theater, ballet, jazz and lyrical dance mixed with her knowledge of ballroom dancing puts her in demand for ladies' styling and coaching.

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HOTWDC 22nd Anniversary

Everyone had a lot of fun dancing at the 22nd Whip Club Anniversary Dance; professionals Carson Watson and Mike Topel added to the entertainment.

Special thanks to Ken Ramsey who as outgoing president of the club announced a new board of directors, including Russ Hart as President and Nancy Ramsey as Treasurer.

HOTWDC 22nd Christmas Party

The HOTWDC 22nd Christmas Party was one of the most fun HOTWDC parties in recent memory. There were many dancers and great dance tunes spun by DJ-Joe.

And the audience thoroughly enjoyed the Swing Dance Team led by Joann Hutcheson.

Jake Haning

We'd like to thank Jake Haning for the double-secret swing dance lesson that he gave on Thursday, Oct 21st: our club members thoroughly enjoyed learning the new routine.

HOTWDC Swing Dance Team

This September, we started a Swing Dance Team led by Joann Hutcheson.

5th Thursday, July 29th

We had a great turn-out for the workshop taught by Mike Topel (http://www.miketopel.com/). And the dance afterwards was wonderful and energetic with DJ Ken Ramsey spinning his dance mix of today's hottest hits along with the best selections of Blues, R&B, Country and Pop.

July's 5th Thursday Photos

Check out the photos from our last event: July's 5th Thursday.

 

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New Advanced Class

This June, we are starting a new advanced class called Fundamentals of Rhythms & Breaks. This class will focus on listening and responding to the music.

HOTWDC turned 21!

Thanks to everyone that made the 21 year anniversary party a great success. Great music, great dancing, and great people always makes for a great time.

 

And congratulations to James Skowbo and Joe Irby for their awards which recognized their signifcant contributions over the years to HOTWDC!