Weekly Wednesday Night Dance

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Charlotte Westies Presents Wednesday Nights at The Bearded Buffalo in Belmont

Wednesday nights at The Bearded Buffalo is ABOUT HAVING FUN! It’s a great opportunity for dancers of all levels to learn from, and dance with, some of the most accomplished West Coast Swing dance professionals worldwide, including West Coast Swing Champions Patty Vo, Jason & Annmarie Marker, and dance legend Michael Kiehm. Couples and singles are welcome, and no prior dance experience is necessary.

Starting in March 2022, “Belmont West Coast Swing” was launched with several objectives in mind:

  • Provide beginner (and experienced) dancers with an opportunity to learn from and gain different perspectives from multiple top-level West Coast Swing professionals.
  • Introduce individuals from other dance communities to West Coast Swing.
  • Offer another weekday night for dancers of all levels to hone their dance skills.

Each week features an in-depth Fundamentals/Beginner group lesson (that even seasoned dancers can learn from) and an Intermediate “Hot Move” lesson, followed by open dancing for all levels. For experienced dancers it’s an opportunity to dance with top-level pros and other local WCS dancers. For beginners, seasoned dancers can help you catch on quicker.



7:30–8:15 Fundamentals / Beginner lesson
8;15–8:45 Intermediate Hot Move
8:45–10:30 Social dancing

COST: $10 cover which includes both lessons

DATES: Every Wednesday night with an occasional exception for holidays or special events.

ABOUT THE VENUE: The Bearded Buffalo is located in downtown Belmont, just across the Catawba River from Charlotte. It’s about 4.5 miles / 8-10 minutes west of the I-85 / I-485 interchange near the CLT airport. It is a full service restaurant and bar with an upstairs dance floor and party space.

The Bearded Buffalo
16 N Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012

West Coast Swing Dancers

“For me, the dance is fun, especially after sitting at a desk all day. West Coast Swing is an actively developing social dance for current music while most other dances are history lessons.”


“It makes me feel younger than I am.”