New West Coast Swing Class Series with 2018 WCS Rising Star Tour Champion Lia Brown & All-Star Za Thomaier
The Club presents FREE West Coast Swing instruction and activities geared specifically toward new dancers during our annual dance convention weekend. Please attend, invite, and share this amazing free event held at Easter Swing 2019!
Plus, every participant will receive a free Evening Pass to watch the live show and social dance with us in the Grand Ballroom later that night! We invite you to stay after newcomer classes for the evening activities with your Evening Pass. You can stand or sit in any riser in the Grand Ballroom.
2:00-3:30 pm Class 1: West Coast “Swing Literacy” Basics with Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe
3:30-4:00 pm Break
4:00-5:30 pm Class 2: Social Dancing 101 with Benjamin Lofton & Katie Schneider
5:30-6:30 pm Newcomer Practice Social Dance
6:30-7:00 pm Dinner Break
7:00 pm-2:00 am Show & Dance in Grand Ballroom
Info & Tips
Completely FREE of cost to any newcomer, who is interested in learning West Coast Swing!
No partner or dance experience required so invite your friends! You’ll rotate between various partners during the class. You can choose to lead or follow, whatever you prefer.
Progressive classes so make sure you attend from the beginning, if possible!
Wear comfortable clothing (pants recommended) and leather- or suede-soled shoes. Dancing in socks work too!
Hydrate! We’ll provide water stations.
Bring a snack, or enjoy local eateries during the break.
Bring an extra shirt or change of clothes as you may want to freshen up.
Friday & Saturday workshops with WCS professionals
Potluck & social dancing with DJ(s)
Two competition divisions: Newcomer/Novice & Intermedediate/Advanced/All-Star
2nd-5th place couples win cash
Two giveaway ES passes - one for competitors and one for non-competitors
Event Details & Location TBA
Friday January 31, 2020
Saturday February 1, 2020
Potluck & Social Dance | $10 admission
5:00 - 11:30 pm
Please bring something to share and RSVP here: Ticket Tournament Potluck
Ticket Tournament Competitions | $10 comp entry fee | Competition Rules | Chief Judge
5:00-6:00 Competition Registration
6:30 Newcomer/Novice Prelims
7:00 Intermediate+ Prelims
Semis and Finals will be at the discretion of the Chief Judge
Newcomer/Novice will be run as a strict Jack and Jill following the standard formats. Prelims, Semis, if needed, and finals. There will be rotations in preliminary rounds where follows and leads are judged and advance individually – random draw for finals partner – where they are judged as a couple. Anyone with less than 16 WSDC Novice points will compete in this division.
Intermediate/Advanced/All-Star will be judged All-American style – couples advance together and are then re-sorted in each round. All competitors with 16 Novice WSDC points or any higher level points will compete in this division.
Anyone wishing to petition up or down must do so in writing to the Chief Judge prior to 6 pm on Saturday tournament
Contests are non-gendered
1st Place in each division will win Easter Swing 2020 Weekend Passes and 1 night stay at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Cash prizes for lead and follow:
1 Weekend Pass drawing for Competitors
1 Weekend Pass drawing for Non-Competitors
It saves to be an SSDC Member and we honor affiliated swing dance club memberships too!
Single Workshop (Friday or Saturday only): TBA
Full Weekend Workshops (Both Friday & Saturday): TBA
Social Dance & Competition Entry Fee:
$20 dance + comp
Special Offer: SSDC Members receive a great discount off Easter Swing Weekend Pass. Membership fee is only $20 and valid through June 2020