West Coast Swing 102

West Coast Swing 102

Russian Community Center (map)

New West Coast Swing Class Series with 2018 WCS Rising Star Tour Champion Lia Brown & All-Star Za Thomaier

Helen Chao & Lia Brown

Helen Chao & Lia Brown

Alki Masonic Center (map)

2018 WCS Rising Star Tour Champions Helen Chao & Lia Brown with DJ Lia

Easter Swing 2019

Easter Swing 2019

Hyatt Regency Bellevue (map)

Easter Swing is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier events! No third Sunday April event at Alki so book your tickets and hotel soon to join us!

Free West Coast Swing for Newcomers

Free West Coast Swing for Newcomers

Hyatt Regency Bellevue (map)

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.

Schedule

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.

  • Free parking

To register, go to www.easterswing.org. Feel free to RSVP and follow Newcomer event updates on Facebook here!

West Coast Swing 201

West Coast Swing 201

Russian Community Center (map)

New West Coast Swing Class Series with 2018 WCS Rising Star Tour Champion Lia Brown & All-Star Za Thomaier

West Coast Swing 202

West Coast Swing 202

Russian Community Center (map)

New West Coast Swing Class Series with 2018 WCS Rising Star Tour Champion Lia Brown & All-Star Za Thomaier

Easter Swing 2020 Ticket Tournament

Easter Swing 2020 Ticket Tournament

Every year during Super Bowl weekend in celebration of Easter Swing, SSDC hosts the annual Seattle West Coast Swing tradition of Easter Swing Ticket Tournament featuring:

  • Friday & Saturday workshops with WCS professionals

  • Potluck & social dancing with DJ(s)

  • Two competition divisions: Newcomer/Novice & Intermedediate/Advanced/All-Star

  • 1st place couple wins Easter Swing event pass & hotel night each

  • 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

    DJs

    MC

 

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


Prizes


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:
2nd $40
3rd $30
4th $20
5th $10

Giveaway Passes:

1 Weekend Pass drawing for Competitors

1 Weekend Pass drawing for Non-Competitors

 

Pricing

It saves to be an SSDC Member and we honor affiliated swing dance club memberships too!

Single Workshop (Friday or Saturday only): TBA
Member
Guests/Non-Members

Full Weekend Workshops (Both Friday & Saturday): TBA
Member
Guests/Non-Members

Social Dance & Competition Entry Fee:
$10 each
$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