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Wes Neese began dancing West Coast Swing in 1996, joining a competitive team the same year, which won 2 national competitions. Wes has won numerous State and Regional 1st place titles, and is a current competitor, most recently placing 2nd in the Masters Jack & Jill Division at Dallas DANCE, a World Swing Dance Council national-level event. Highlights:

  • 6-time 1st Place Team Division, Dallas DANCE (1996 - 2008)
  • Southwest Regional Dance Association, 1st Place, Advanced Strictly Swing (2001)
  • Dallas DANCE, 2nd Place, Masters Jack & Jill (2014)
  • Swingapalooza Swing Dance Championships, 3rd Place, Intermediate Jack & Jill (2014)
  • Pro-Am Jam, 3rd Place, Intermediate Jack & Jill (2014)
  • Dallas DANCE, 1st Place, Pro/Am (2000)

Teaching became his passion in 2000, when he started the non-accredited swing dance program at Richland College in Dallas, and continues today as he teaches in both the studio and nightclub settings, bringing his engaging, entertaining style to his classes. Throughout his career, Wes has created, directed & coached 3 swing teams, as well as competing as part of 5 different national-level 1st place teams.

Wes's teaching philosophy includes a focus on the fundamentals, technique, and musicality to create a fun experience for social and competitive West Coast Swing dancers.

Not content with teaching alone, Wes also created and produced the Swing Dance Marathon benefitting The Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Over 10 marathon teams (and 80 dancers) danced for 2 hours to raise thousands of dollars for the hospital.

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“Just wanted to send an e-mail to express how much we absolutely loved working with our instructor, Wes! He was an amazing coach through the process ; he was very friendly and an overall pleasure to work with. Thank you so much for a wonderful time! We are actually considering returning regularly for lessons together with Wes.”

Jordan & Danielle
Wedding Dance Students


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