Syracuse NY Classes

Wednesdays and Thursdays

West Coast Swing Lessons



Taught by Steve Ryan
At: "Puttin' on the Ritz Dance Studio (next to Sears)"
Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse, NY 13214

No partner needed!

winter session 2 - Wednesdays - February 28- April 4, 2018 (6 weeks)
Three Levels
Class Name Time Class Description
Class 1 6:30 - 7:20 pm West Coast Swing From Scratch (No experience required)
Class 2 7:20 - 8:10 pm West Coast Swing Swing Technique (Must know the basics) Topics: rolling count, creating space and stretching
Class 3 8:10 - 9:00 pm West Coast Swing Intermediate (Must know the basics and have been dancing for a year) Topics: easy patterns, turning inside and outside, and footwork with a focus on technique, timing and connection!


winter session 2 - Thursdays - March 1 - April 5, 2018 (6 weeks)
Two Levels
Class Name Time Class Description
Class 1 6:45 - 7:35 pm West Coast Swing Musicality (Must know the basics and been dancing for a year)
Class 2 7:35 - 8:45 pm West Coast Swing Jack & Jill Preparation Class - This class is for dancers who want to take their dancing to a higher level and prepare for the Upstate Dance Challenge in Sarasota Springs, NY, Dec. 6-9, 2018.

For more information call: 315.729.6763 | Facebook | Email: Private Lessons Available.


Come out Dancing!

Syracuse Swing Dance at the The Puttin’ on the Ritz Dance Studio
1st & 3rd Fridays of every month

Join us for our semi-monthly Friday dances in Syracuse!
No Partner needed.

Location: "Puttin' on the Ritz Dance Studio (next to Sears)" (Entry #6)

Music mix: 1 west coast, 1 east coast/lindy, and 1 other (Hustle, Nightclub 2 Step, Waltz, Salsa, Country 2 Step, and ballroom). Until 10pm! After 10pm I’ll dj based on the dancers. Usually west coast swing dancers like to stay later!

7:30pm lessons will be west coast swing (all levels) unless notified on Facebook:
All levels (must know basics) 7:30 – 8:30PM. $7.00 (with dance $10.00)
Dance $5.00. 8:30 PM – 11:00PM. (I’ll go later, if the dancers want to!
Two Dance Floors
DJ music mix: Pop, Blues, R&B, Contemporary, Funk, Country, Big band, and Rock & Roll.

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For more information call 315-729-6763.

About Steve

Steven Ryan is a professional dancer who has been dancing for more than 25 years, and has won numerous dance competitions throughout that time in jazz, theatre arts, hustle &, west coast swing. He is an advanced level swing dancer on the international circuit. He has choreographed many swing dance routines that were performed by class members at local dances and at the Syracuse Symphony. He’s a firm believer in strong technique. He is also the founder of The Syracuse Swing Dance Society. He has been teaching swing for 17 years and stays current by attending and competing at National Events.

Recent accomplishment: Winning First Place in the Rising Star division at Swingin' New England. See the routine here.