November 13-16th, 2014  Hyatt Dulles - Herndon, VA

West Coast Swing

Social Dancing - Workshops - Fun Competitions

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DCSX offers BIG parties Thursday & Sunday nights!
The contest entry deadlines listed are the absolute last chance to enter.

Thursday November 13th
6pm Registration opens
8pm Choice of 2 workshops
9pm All night dance party

Friday November 14th
Noon Registration opens
1pm Strictly ProAm registration closes
1pm Hourly workshops begin
2pm Strictly ProAm contests, awards
7pm Strictly Swing registration closes
8:30pm Strictly Swing contests
10:30pm Strictly Swing Awards

Saturday November 15th
10:30am Registration opens
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 Invitational Jack & Jill

Sunday November 16th
11:30am Registration opens
Noon Hourly workshops begin
1pm ProAm Spotlight, Teams & Cabaret contests
2pm All remaining Jack & Jill finals (spotlight style)
5pm Awards
8pm Farewell Party at the Hyatt

Workshops in yellow are included with any weekend pass OR that evening's session pass. ALL other workshops require a $15 workshop token and a day pass or weekend pass to access the event areas. A Gold Pass includes unlimited workshops. See tickets for the options and pricing. Partners are not required for any workshops. Students will rotate partners throughout classes. Video taping workshops is not allowed. A professionally produced video notebook containing brief reviews of all the workshops and highlights of the contest footage will be for sale.
THURSDAY November 13th (Registration opens at 6pm)
8pm Workshop 1
Workshop 2
9pm  West Coast Swing Welcome Party goes all night long!

Luray Ballroom
Cirrus B
Cirrus A
FRIDAY November 14th Registration opens at noon. 1pm ProAm entry deadline.
1pm Workshop 3
Benji Schwimmer & Torri Smith
Workshop 4 

Practice & Private Lessons


2pm Strictly ProAm Contests
Leaders, New, Nov, Int, Adv
Followers New, Nov, Int, Adv
  Workshop 5
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake

3pm Workshop 6
Benji Schwimmer & Torri Smith
4pm Workshop 7
5pm   Workshop 8
Robert & Nicola Royston
Workshop 9
John Festa
6pm Workshop 10
Robert & Nicola Royston
Workshop 11
Gary Jobst
FRIDAY NIGHT (requires Friday night pass or weekend pass). 7pm Strictly Swing contest entry deadline
7pm Workshop 12
Kyle & Sarah
Workshop 13
Jason Barnes
8:30 Strictly Swing Contests
Sophisticated, Nov, Int, Adv, Open

Open Dancing During Contests
Practice & Private Lessons
10:30   Awards
late West Coast Swing Party
SATURDAY November 15th Registration opens at 10:30am. Noon contest entry deadline for all remaining contests

noon Workshop 14
The Art of Recovery
John Lindo
1pm Workshop 15
Benji Schwimmer & Torri Smith
  Workshop 16
Robin Smith

Jack & Jill Contest
Preliminaries & Semi Finals

Soph, New, Nov, Int, Adv, Allstar

Open Dancing Between Levels

 Workshop 17

3pm Workshop 18
4pm Workshop 19
5pm  Workshop 20
6pm Closed for rehearsal Workshop 21
SATURDAY NIGHT (requires Saturday night pass or weekend pass)
7pm Workshop 22
Add Spring to Your Swing
John Lindo
Workshop 23
8:30 Rising Star Contest

Open Dancing



9pm Open Swing Contest
9:30 Superstar Show
10:30 Invitational Jack & Jill
late West Coast Swing Party
SUNDAY November 16th (Registration opens at 11:30am)
noon Workshop 24
Workshop 25  
1pm ProAm Spotlight
Cabaret & Team Contests
Workshop 26
2pm   Jack & Jill Finals
Soph, New, Nov, Int, Adv, Allstar
Open Dancing
Workshop 27
3pm Workshop 28
5pm Final Awards
7pm Workshop 29 Fun with Music (int)
Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal
8pm Late Night West Coast Swing Party

Wrap It Up - Learn how to get in and out of intricate complex twisty advance patterns.

The Art of Recovery - Learn how to recover from common mishaps on the social dance floor... and make it look good!

Add Some Spring to your West Coast Swing - Focus on the connection and constant movement within the danc