December 2023 Announcements

Two lines of couples practicing movements during West Coast Swing class.

Close out 2023 with 802 Westie Collective

While we’ll be on holiday break for the second half of December, we’ve made sure to pack plenty of dance opportunities into the next few weeks. Come join us for a Saturday social on the 2nd, followed by two weeks of dance-heavy Wednesday nights!

December 2023.

Saturday, December 2nd
7:00 pm – Beginner-friendly all-levels lesson
8:00 pm – Two and a half hours of social dancing

Wednesday, December 6th
6:45 pm – Optional pre-class warm up
7:00 pm – In lieu of a class this week, Jill will be leading a special pattern sharing workshop. We’ll be crowd-sourcing fun moves and teaching them to the whole group. Come with a favorite move to share!
8:00 pm – Hour and a half of social dancing

Wednesday, December 13th
7:00 pm – No class this week, just social dancing!


We will not be meeting the rest of the month. Happy Holidays!

Suggested Donations:

$15 Class and social dancing/Saturday dance
$5 Wednesday Social only
$25 Workshop with guest instructor

Announcements and Reminders

Covid-19 policy reminders:
Vaccination is still encouraged but not required, and this spring we changed to masks optional for social dancing. It will be up to the discretion of the instructor whether masks must be worn during classes, so please continue to bring masks with you to class (and social dancing to respect the wishes of those who would prefer to dance with masked partners).

Pricing of 802 Westie Events:
This spring we changed our class and dance pricing to a suggested donation rather than a cost. If you are feeling generous and have the ability to give more, that allows others to give less while still ensuring we cover costs. Thank you for continuing to support 802 Westie Collective and our mission to provide classes and social dancing to the community! (Note that we are now using square rather than venmo, so remember to bring your wallet)

Adam and Ariana dancing West Coast Swing.

802 Westie Collective Volunteers Needed!

802 Westie Collective is community powered- We love dancing (a lot), and we love community even more.  As a volunteer, your time, energy, and love of West Coast Swing help ensure 802 Westie Collective runs smoothly. Let us know if any of the below interest you!

Are you welcoming and organized?  Welcome people and manage the door

Are you excited about dancing to great music?  Join our team of DJs

Do you have another skill that you think could help 802 Westie Collective grow and thrive as an organization?  Let us know

Thank you all for your trust, enthusiasm and amazing community support! We look forward to having you involved in helping our westie community grow! Talk to an organizer or email us at to get involved.

Dancing in Vermont

Check out our facebook for informal, impromptu Social Dancing opportunities. These are community fueled events and we encourage folks to let other members know where they can find danceable music around the area.  

Competitions and Events We Are Attending

There will be a strong Vermont crew going to Countdown Swing Boston this New Year’s Eve! Check out our Facebook group to coordinate rides and get in on the fun.

Group photo in the Champlain Club with text "See you on the floor!" overlaid.