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2015 SCHEDULE

DCSX features BIG parties Thursday & Sunday nights! The entry deadlines are the absolute last chance to enter!

Thursday November 19th
6pm Registration opens
Early Check In - Avoid the Rush!
8pm Choice of 2 workshops
9pm All night dance party


GPDIA Judges sessions
Saturday 9am-1pm GPDIA part 1
Sunday 10am-noon GPDIA part 2
Both sessions held in Rockbridge Room

Saturday November 21st
9am-1pm GPDIA Judges Training part 1
10:30am Registration opens
11am Robert & Nicola Royston intensive part 2
11am Hourly workshops begin
Noon Contest registration closes
1pm Jack & Jill preliminary & semi finals
5pm Juniors Routines
8:30pm Rising Star Contest
9pm Open Swing Routine Contest
9:30pm Superstar Show
10:30 Champions Jack & Jill
Friday November 20th
10:30am Registration opens
11am Robert & Nicola Royston intensive part 1

11am Hourly workshops begin
1pm Strictly ProAm registration closes
1pm Hourly workshops begin
2pm ProAm contests, awards
7pm Strictly Swing registration closes
8:30pm Strictly Swing contests
Strictly Swing Awards
Sunday November 22nd
10am-noon GPDIA Judges Training part 2
10:30am Registration opens
11am Hourly workshops begin
noon ProAm Spotlight
1pm Masters Routines & Team contests
2pm All remaining Jack & Jill finals
4pm All Star Jack & Jill
5pm Awards
8pm Farewell Party at the Hyatt

2015 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 
Evening workshops shaded in yellow are included with the basic pass OR that evening's session pass. ALL other workshops require the purchase of a $15 workshop token and that day's pass or basic pass to access the event areas. A Workshop Pass includes unlimited workshops. See tickets page for the options and pricing. Partners are not required for any workshops. Students switch partners throughout classes. Workshops begin promptly on the hour. Doors will close 5 minutes past the hour. Late entry is not allowed. No videotaping is allowed during workshops. Learn more about the workshop instructors

Workshop level key:
(Beg) Basic patterns, fundamental techniques for those working on basic skills.

(Int) Requires fluid knowledge of all basic patterns and techniques.
(Adv) Challenging techniques and patterns requiring extensive knowledge and skill.
(All) Drills and exercises valuable for dancers of all skill levels
 

Social Dancing: This is the #1 reason people come to DCSX. Dancing goes on until dawn  4 nights in a row. There will be a significant amount of social dancing in between levels during contest sessions and a 2nd ballroom will be open for social dancing during all evening contests.

THURSDAY November 19th (Registration opens at 6pm)
8pm Workshop (Int) "Talk With Your Body" Arjay Centeno
Workshop (Beg) "Naturalizing Your Basics" Robin Smith
9pm West Coast Swing Welcome Party goes all night long!
FRIDAY November 20th Registration opens at 10:30am. 1pm ProAm entry deadline.

Luray Ballroom Cirrus BCD
Cirrus A
11am Workshop (Int)
Ben Hooten & Taletha Jouzdani

Workshop (All)
 "Roll with it"

Gary Jobst
Robert & Nicola Royston
West Coast Swing Intensive
Part 1 - more
*Not included with Workshop Pass
*Advance Registration Required!

noon
Workshop (Int)
"Creating Continual Movement"

Robert Cordoba
WCS Workshop (Beg-Int)
Shag Stuff for your Bluesy WCS
Ryan Boz
1pm Open Dancing

Workshop (Adv)
"How to Shine in the Spotlight"
Ben Hooten & Taletha Jouzdani
Practice & Private Lessons
Staff Page

2pm ProAm Contests
Leaders: Soph, Youth, New, Nov, Int, Adv
Workshop (Adv)
"Musicality Matters"
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake
3pm
ProAm Contests
Followers: Soph, Youth, New, Nov, Int, Adv
Pro Am Awards
Workshop (Int)
"Spin Patterns Plus The 1 Foot Spin"
Arjay Centeno
4pm Workshop (Adv)
"Gear Up & Down"
PJ & Tashina
5pm Workshop (Adv)
"No More Fighting, Communication"
Ben Hooten & Taletha Jouzdani
 
Workshop (int)
"Fun Social Swing"
Diego & Jessica
Workshop (Beg)
"Anchor Techniques & Variations"
Robin Smith
6pm Workshop (All)
"Quality of Movement"
Deborah Szekely
Workshop (Int)
"The History of WCS in One Pattern"
Gary Jobst
Workshop (Beg)
"Critical Basics"
Robin Smith
FRIDAY NIGHT (requires Friday night pass or weekend pass). 7pm Strictly Swing contest entry deadline
7pm Workshop (Adv)
"Update your Fundamentals"
Kyle & Sarah
Shag Workshop (Int)
Ashley & Tobitha Stewart
Workshop (Int)
"Zouk Movements for WCS"
Diego & Jessica
8:30 Strictly Swing Contests
Soph, Masters, Nov, Int, Adv, Open, Awards
Shag & Blues Party with DJs
Trip Turner, Craig Jennings & Cindy Black
Contact your Shag Club for special pricing before November 16th!
Practice & Private Lessons

   West Coast Swing Party
SATURDAY November 21st Registration opens at 10:30am. Noon contest entry deadline for all remaining contests
10am Competitor Floor Trials Practice & Private Lessons
11am
Workshop (Int)
"Playing with angles and footwork"
Anthony Derosa
Yoga for Dancers workshop (all)
"Recover, Stretch & Strengthen"
Dana Simonetti
Robert & Nicola Royston
West Coast Swing Intensive
Part 2 - more
*Not included with Workshop Pass
*Advance Registration Required!
noon Workshop (Adv)
"Time Machine"
Arjay Centeno
Workshop (Int)
"Body Movement & Leverage"
John Lindo
1pm




Jack & Jill Prelims & Semi Finals

Soph, Masters, New, Nov, Int, Adv
Open Role

Open Dancing Between Levels

Workshop (Int)
"Playing with Rhythms"
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
Workshop (All)
"Jazz Movement Drills for WCS"
Deborah Szekely
2pm Workshop (All)
"Successful Social Swing"
Kyle & Sarah
Workshop (All)
"Perfecting Frame and Connection"
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
3pm Workshop (Adv)
"Back To The Future"
Arjay Centeno
Workshop (Beg)
"Silky Smooth Basics with Anchor Variations"
Debbie Lynn Tuttle

4pm Workshop (Int)
"Social Patterns & Styling"
John Lindo
Workshop (Beg)
"Connect with your Partner"
Matthew Smith & Kay Newhouse 
5pmJuniors Routines
Workshop (Adv)
"Contrast with Speed Delays"
Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay
 Workshop (Int)
"Ducks & Drops"
Doug Rousar
6pm Closed for rehearsal Workshop (Int)
"Know Where to Spot - Turning technique"
PJ Turner & Tashina Beckman
Workshop (Beg)
"Social Dance Survival"
Matthew Smith & Kay Newhouse
SATURDAY NIGHT (requires Saturday night pass or weekend pass)
7pm Workshop (Adv)
"Rule The Rythmn"
John Lindo
Shag Workshop (Int)
"Combining Shag & West Coast Swing"
Brennar Goree & Cindy Black
Workshop (All)
"Romantic Dancing"
Diego & Jessica
8:30 Rising Star Contest Shag & Blues Party with DJs
Trip Turner, Craig Jennings & Cindy Black
Contact your Shag Club for special pricing before November 16th!


Practice & Private Lessons
9pm Open Swing Contest
9:30 Superstar Show
10:30 Champions Jack & Jill

West Coast Swing Party
SUNDAY November 22nd (Registration opens at 10:30am)
10am Competitor Floor Trials Practice & Private Lessons






Practice & Private Lessons
11am Workshop (All)
"Expert Breakdown of Basic Push"
Robert & Nicola Royston
Yoga for Dancers workshop (all)
"Feel Good Happy Flow Yoga"

Dana Simonetti
noon ProAm Spotlight
Contest
Workshop (Int)
"Varying Style to Various Music"
Arjay Centeno
1pm Masters Routines
Team Contests
Workshop (Adv)
"Separating Musical Layers"
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
2pm   Jack & Jill Finals
Soph, Masters, New, Nov, Int, Adv
Open Role
Workshop (Int)
"Spicing Up Your Basics"
PJ Turner & Tashina Beckman
4pm All Star Jack & Jill
5pm Final Awards
7pm Workshop (int) "Group Therapy" Deborah Szekely
8pm Late Night West Coast Swing Party in Cirrus Ballroom