June 1st – WCS Donut Day!

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It’s Donut Day at West Coast Swing Calgary! In 1917, during WW1, 250 volunteers began serving donuts to soldiers in “Huts” near the front lines in France. By 1937, Donut Day became an annual morale-boosting and fundraising means of offering these sweet treats and raising money for much needed essentials for the troops.

Though the origin of the donut is unclear, it is known that the iconic look started making an appearance in the United States in the mid-1800’s. Rumor has it a gentleman by the name of Hanson Gregory invented them, out of a distaste for the undercooked centers. His solution was said to be punching a hole in the center with a tin pepper box.

Let’s find OUR center this Friday at WCS Calgary! (Timbits may be involved 😁)



You will not believe the generosity of one of our dancers!!! It brought tears to my eyes. You need to come out this Saturday to experience the bliss!
It’s a Weekend of Westie Fun for Everyone.
Friday WCS Calgary Dance Party w lessons at 7:15
Saturday WCS Pop-Up Party w lesson at 8:15, dance at 9:00 and
Sunday 4-6pm WCS Guided Practice w Laurie and Dave
Tell your friends and join the fun at this Westie Weekend Pop-up Party
and set July 28 and 29th aside for our Mario weekend. A class and dance July 28! Workshops Sunday. See Dave and Laurie for more details.

May 18th – A Long Weekend Westie Friday!

May 18th

Start your long weekend off right with a Westie Friday! Last week’s 1000th FB Member Party was a blast! Great food, dancing, and some $100 winners…including a new member from the UK who arrived in Canada just a couple hours before the dance! Big welcome to you Freddy! Let’s all get out this Friday and keep the party rollin’. See you there!

May 11th – “1000 FB Member Celebration”!


This is a celebration of YOU and 999 Westie Friends! In 2005, 10 friends got together to dance West Coast Swing on Friday evenings. Fast forward to 2018 and we are approaching a 1000 member Facebook group with a gang of friends that celebrate this amazing dance every week! If you’re a member of the WCS Calgary dance family, past or present, we’d love to see you there!!

As part of the fun, we are having a CONTEST where you and a friend could each take home $100! The 1000th Member who joins our FB group AND ATTENDS THIS FRIDAY’S DANCE will win $100! If you’re the one who invited them to join up, you also take home $100! There’s still time to participate, so invite a friend or 2 to “join” our WCS Calgary FB group this week and bring ’em to the Celebration on Friday!


May 4th – Bring your friends – and some news!

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ALL levels are welcome at WCS Fridays! Even if you HAVEN’T DANCED BEFORE! There is a lesson for three different levels and we love to welcome newcomers. After lessons – snacks, socializing and dance! Guaranteed fun to start your weekend off right. AND… more details on a “1000 members celebration” for our FB group!