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2014 SCHEDULE

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

Thursday November 13th
6pm Registration opens
Early Check In - Avoid the Rush!
8pm Choice of 2 workshops
9pm All night dance party
Saturday November 15th
10:30am Registration opens
10am - 1pm Robert & Nicola Royston's 3hr intensive
Noon Hourly workshops begin
Noon Contest registration closes
2pm Jack & Jill preliminary & semi finals
8:30pm Rising Star Contest
9pm Open Swing Routine Contest
9:30pm Superstar Show
10:30 Champions Jack & Jill
Friday November 14th
Noon Registration opens
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 16th
11:30am Registration opens
Noon Hourly workshops begin
1pm ProAm Spotlight, Teams & Cabaret contests
2pm All remaining Jack & Jill finals
4pm All Star Jack & Jill
5pm Awards
8pm Farewell Party at the Hyatt

2014 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

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


There will be a significant amount of social dancing in between levels during contest sessions. A 2nd ballroom will be open for social dancing during all evening contests.

The evening session workshops shaded in
yellow are included with a weekend pass OR that evening's session pass. ALL other workshops require the purchase of a $15 workshop token and that day's pass or weekend pass to access the event areas. A Gold Pass includes unlimited workshops. See tickets page for the options and pricing.
Partners are not required for any workshops. Students switch partners throughout classes. Video taping of the workshops is not allowed.

Learn more about the workshop instructors

THURSDAY November 13th (Registration opens at 6pm)
8pm Workshop (Int) "Style VS. Technique" Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake,
Workshop (Beg) "Naturalizing Your Basics" Robin Smith
9pm West Coast Swing Welcome Party goes all night long!
FRIDAY November 14th Registration opens at noon. 1pm ProAm entry deadline.

Grand Ballroom (Luray)
JR. Ballroom (Cirrus BCD)
Workshop Room (Cirrus A)
1pm Workshop (Adv)
"Breaking Bad with your WCS"
Benji Schwimmer & Torri Smith
Workshop (int)
"Connection Maks it all Better"

Matthew Smith & Kay Newhouse



Practice & Private Lessons
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2pm ProAm Contests
Leaders, Nov, Int, Adv
Workshop (Adv)
"Action, Reaction"
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake
3pm
Followers Nov, Int, Adv
Pro Am Awards
Workshop (Int)
"Future of West Coast Swing"
Benji Schwimmer & Torri Smith
4pm Workshop (Int)
"Where did he go?"
Ben Hooten & Taletha Jouzdani
5pm Workshop (Adv)
"Swing in HD" Ben Hooten & Taletha Jouzdani
 
Workshop (int)
"Social WCS" Diego & Jessica
6pm Workshop (Adv)
"Rock & Roll" Gary Jobst
Workshop (Beg)
"Basic Musicality" Debbie Ramsey Boz
FRIDAY NIGHT (requires Friday night pass or weekend pass). 7pm Strictly Swing contest entry deadline
7pm Workshop (Adv)
"Legwork & Footwork"
Kyle & Sarah
Workshop (Int)
"Zouk Movements for WCS"
Diego & Jessica
Workshop (Beg)
"Critical Basics"
Jason Barnes
8:30 Strictly Swing Contests
Sophisticated, Nov, Int, Adv, Open, Awards
Open Dancing
Practice & Private Lessons
late    West Coast Swing Party

SATURDAY November 15th Registration opens at 10:30am. Noon contest entry deadline for all remaining contests
10am Rehearsal

Practice & Private Lessons
3 hour West Coast Swing Intensive
Robert & Nicola Royston - more
*Not included with Gold Pass
*Advance Registration Required!
11am Competitor Floor Trials
noon Workshop (Int)
"The Art of Recovery" John Lindo
1pm Workshop (Adv)
"Linear VS. Circular"
Benji Schwimmer & Torri Smith
Workshop (Int)
"Spin It, Turn It"
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
Workshop (Beg)
"Fundamentals of Connection"
Jason Barnes
2pm

Jack & Jill Contests
Preliminaries & Semi Finals

Soph, New, Nov, Int, Adv

Open Dancing Between Levels
Workshop (All)
"Body Isolation Exercises"
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
Workshop (All)
"Practice Drills - Turning, Spinning, Body Flight & Pulsing" Doug Rousar
3pm Workshop (Int)
"Get Creative with Musicality"
Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal
Workshop (Beg)
"Social Dance Survival"
Debbie Ramsey Boz
4pm Workshop (Int)
"Grooviness For Everyone"
John Lindo
Workshop (Beg)
"Your best basics without the work"
Matthew Smith & Kay Newhouse 
5pm  Workshop (Int)
"Maximize the Fun in Your Dance"
Markus Smith & Trendlyon Vea
Workshop (Beg)
"Anchor Techniques & Variations"
Robin Smith
6pm Closed for rehearsal Workshop (Int)
"Following Technique for Leads & Follows"
Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep
Workshop (Beg)
"Dressing Up the Basics"
Robin Smith
SATURDAY NIGHT (requires Saturday night pass or weekend pass)
7pm Workshop (Adv)
"Serious Spring for West Coast Swing"
John Lindo
Workshop (Int)
"Romantic Dancing"
Diego & Jessica
Workshop (Beg)
"Moves for a Crowded Floor"
Matthew Smith & Kay Newhouse
8:30 Rising Star Contest

Open Dancing


Practice & Private Lessons
9pm Open Swing Contest
9:30 Superstar Show
10:30 Champions Jack & Jill
late West Coast Swing Party
SUNDAY November 16th (Registration opens at 11:30am)
noon Workshop (All)
"Expert Breakdown of Basic Whips"
Robert & Nicola Royston
Workshop (Beg)
"What Worked? What Didn't Work?"
Gary Jobst





Practice & Private Lessons
1pm ProAm Spotlight,
Cabaret & Team Contests
Workshop (Int)
"Desirable Styling for Him & Her"
Jason Barnes
2pm  
Jack & Jill Finals
Soph, New, Nov, Int, Adv
Open Dancing
Workshop (Adv)
"Take It & Make It"
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
3pm Workshop (Int)
"Perfecting Body Flight"
Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep
4pm All Star Jack & Jill
5pm Final Awards
7pm Workshop (int) "Fun with Music" Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal
8pm Late Night West Coast Swing Party