Charlotte Westies Monthly Dances

Please visit our Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information.

Upcoming Monthly Saturday Night Dances:

  • July 13 @ The Bearded Buffalo (see details below)
  • August 10 @ The Bearded Buffalo
  • September 14 @ The Bearded Buffalo
  • October 12 @ The Bearded Buffalo
  • November 9 @ The Bearded Buffalo
  • December 14 (Holiday Party) @ The Bearded Buffalo

Check back for details posted here before each dance.

July Monthly Dance

NEW SATURDAY NIGHT HOME FOR CHARLOTTE WESTIES! Starting July 13, Charlotte Westies will be hosting our monthly dances at The Bearded Buffalo in Belmont. Join us as WCS Champion Michael Kielbasa will teach the intermediate lesson, plus a separate beginner lesson will be available too. In addition, there are two separate afternoon workshops!!! Complete details are available on our website at: and are summarized below…

WELCOME MICHAEL KIELBASA TO CHARLOTTE! We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our newest international WCS Champion to call Charlotte home (and teach our pre-dance lesson). 
Michael has been training and dancing for the past 20 years in most styles of partner dancing. As one of the top Master Instructors, he has been traveling, teaching and performing not only in the US but also in Europe, South America and Australia. He is known for his instruction, choreography, unique style, approach, and quality. His motto is: Let’s Dance Through Life! You really do not want to miss this fabulous night of fun!

To take a peek at Michael dancing:

About Our Move

The Bearded Buffalo is the same wonderful place you come to for our awesome Wednesday night weekly dances! This location allows us to offer two things we haven’t been able to do in the past:

  • A separate pre-dance lesson for beginners rather than turn them away, or expect them to try and keep up with the intermediate-level lesson.
  • The opportunity for all of our Charlotte Westies instructors to offer private lessons in the afternoon prior to the evening event. Please see the instructor page on the Charlotte Westies website for details (see link to the site above).

Afternoon Workshops

Separate from the Charlotte Westies monthly dance, Michael Kiehm and Michael Kielbasa are teaming up to offer two workshops in the afternoon.

Complete details are available on our Weekend Workshops Page.

Additional Details

DJ: Ron Glickman

8:00–9:00 Intermediate lesson with Michael Kielbasa
8:00–9:00 Beginner lesson
9:00–11:45 Social dance

$15 includes lessons and dance. Cash only please.

The Bearded Buffalo
16 N Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012
The Bearded Buffalo is located in downtown Belmont, just across the Catawba River from Charlotte (west of the airport). It is a full service restaurant and bar downstairs with an upstairs dance floor and party space. Public parking is available throughout the immediate area surrounding the restaurant.