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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
Saturday November 21st
10:30am Registration opens
10am - 1pm Robert & Nicola Royston's 3hr intensive
Noon 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
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 22nd
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 

The evening session workshops shaded in yellow are included with the basic pass OR that evening's session pass. ALL other workshops require the purchase of a $20 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.

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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.


THURSDAY November 19th (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 20th 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
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
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"
Kellese Key

8:30 Strictly Swing Contests
Sophisticated, Masters,
Nov, Int, Adv, Open, Awards
Blues & Shag Room
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
3 hour West Coast Swing Intensive
Robert & Nicola Royston - more
*Not included with Workshop Pass
*Advance Registration Required!

noon Workshop (Adv)
"Linear VS. Circular"
Benji Schwimmer
Workshop (Int)
"The Art of Recovery" John Lindo
1pm


Jack & Jill Contests
Preliminaries & Semi Finals

Soph, Masters, New, Nov, Int, Adv
Anything Goes

Open Dancing Between Levels
Workshop (Int)
"Spin It, Turn It"
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
Workshop (Beg)
"Fundamentals of Connection"
Jeannie Degeyter
2pm 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"

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 
5pmJunoirs Routines
 Workshop (Int)
"Maximize the Fun in Your Dance"

Workshop (Beg)
"Anchor Techniques & Variations"
Robin Smith
6pm Closed for rehearsal Workshop (Int)
PJ Turner & Tashina Beckman
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

Blues & Shag Room


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)
11am Workshop (All)
"Expert Breakdown of Basic Whips"
Robert & Nicola Royston


noon ProAm Spotlight Workshop (Beg)
"What Worked? What Didn't Work?"
Gary Jobst





Practice & Private Lessons
1pm Masters Routines
Team Contests
Workshop (Int)
"Desirable Styling for Him & Her"
PJ Turner & Tashina Beckman
2pm  
Jack & Jill Finals
Soph, New, Nov, Int, Adv
Anything Goes
Workshop (Adv)
"Take It & Make It"
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
3pm Workshop (Int)
"Perfecting Body Flight"
PJ Turner & Tashina Beckman
4pm All Star Jack & Jill
5pm Final Awards
7pm Workshop (int) TBD
8pm Late Night West Coast Swing Party