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!

spring session 1 - Wednesdays - April 18 - May23, 2018 (6 weeks)
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 Continuing (Must know the basics) Topics: easy patterns, turning inside and outside, and footwork with a focus on technique, timing, and connection!
Class 3 8:10 - 9:00 pm West Coast Swing Intermediate. This class will start with a body isolation warm up! (This class will set followers free!) Topics: Two count increments, changing rhythms, follower’s footwork intensive and cool patterns for leaders.


Spring session 1 - Thursdays - april 12 - May 24, 2018 (7 weeks)
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 - 8:30 pm West Coast Swing Technique Class - (All levels) This class is for dancers who want to take their dancing to a higher level.

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)

California music mix:
(Hustle, Nightclub 2 Step, Waltz, Salsa, Country 2 Step, and ballroom) until 10:30pm! After that, mostly west coast!

8:00pm lessons will be west coast swing (all levels) unless notified on Facebook:
All levels (must know basics) 8:00 – 9:00PM. $7.00 (with dance $10.00)
Dance $5.00. 9:00 PM – 11:30PM. (I’ll go later, if enough dancers want to dance more!
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.