Our Accomplishments

Our Accomplishments

In the five years we have been in existence, we have accomplished the goals we set out to do in our Mission Statement:

  1. To preserve, promote and progress the enjoyment of dance.
  • We hold weekly WCS dances and lessons.
  • We offer free beginner lessons.
  1. To encourage people to dance and to support members to improve their dancing at all levels on the social floor or the competitive arena.
  • We have created a Dance Ambassador Program, made up of members dedicated to welcome and dance with visitors and newcomers.
  • We have brought in nationally recognized instructors to our dance.
  • We have been a sponsor of The Big Event.
  • We provide free floor time space for West Coast Gang, a group aimed at those under 30.
  1. To promote public interest and appreciation of West Coast Swing (WCS).
  • We have had over 400 individuals join our organization, many of whom never did WCS.
  1. To represent the interests of the local swing dance community at the national level, and communicate regional and national developments to members.
  • We promote local WCS dances and instructors on our website.
  • We were sponsors of the Tampa Bay Classic, a national dance event, for four years.
  1. To offer support to those less fortunate individuals in time of need.
  • We have donated cash to help individuals with medical expenses.

All of this success would not have been possible without the help and financial support of many, including the local dance instructors and DJ’s who donated their time and talents until the club was in a position to compensate them; to Dance America who rented the dance studio to us at a fraction of the normal fee; to the board of directors who gave many hours volunteering to run the dances and do the behind-the-scenes work; and to the many members who showed their leadership and dedication by helping in any way they could and making newcomers feel welcome.