SwingCouver
January 19 - 23, 2017 Vancouver, BC

The Event

SwingCouver is Canada's largest west coast swing event. Boasting one of the top lineups of pros, DJs, and attendees in North America!

2017 will mark our 7th year and we can't wait to share our crazy awesome weekend with all y'all!

So stoked!

John, Sarah, Ian and The 'Couver Crew

Why You Should Attend

Weekend Highlights

SwingCouver2016 Pro Highlight Reel

Event Staff

Instructors

We have some of the best instructors teaching incredible leveled workshops all weekend.

Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake
Benji Schwimmer
Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair
Parker Dearborn & Melissa Rutz
Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham-Munroe
Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross
Christopher Dumond & Tara Trafzer
John Kirkconnell & Alyssa Glanville
Deborah Szekely
Katie Schneider
Pete Green
Joshua Sturgeon & Delancey Von Langendoerfer
Kevin & Aggie Town

Event Photographer

Brad Whelan - bradfordwhelan.com

Volunteers

Anybody interested in volunteering, please email swingcouver@gmail.com.

Hotel / Venue

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5
Canada

Rooms starting at CAD 160 for this beautiful and fantastically located hotel.

Book your hotel now!

Parking Passes

Parking Passes are $50 for the ENTIRE weekend. There are a limited number available, so grab yours quick!

Email swingcouver@gmail.com to reserve your parking pass for the weekend.

Tickets

General Admission Prices

Canadian Residents: $185 CAD
US Residents: $145 USD
Overseas pass: $130 USD
Juniors pass: $115 USD (18 or under)

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Competitions

Jack and Jills

Strictly Swing

Download Competition Rules

Workshops

SwingCouver will be boasting leveled workshops for the first time in Canadian Swing Convention History. To help you figure out which level is best for you, check out the following level descriptions:

Couver Classes: Fundamentals of West Coast Swing

These classes are the FREE beginners track for the weekend – No pass required! This level is geared towards the newer dancer and those looking to fine tune their fundamentals in West Coast Swing.

Top level instruction of basic timing, connection, and patterns will ensure your comfort level for social dancing throughout the weekend and after the event.

*Beginners to advanced dancers will benefit from the opportunity to take this level.

Level 2 Social: Furthering your dance

This level is geared towards the novice to intermediate social dancer. Students should be comfortable on the social dance floor and have a good understanding of all basic patterns in West Coast Swing.

Here you will learn techniques to further your musicality, partnering skills, and advance your fundamentals in West Coast Swing.

*Novice to Advanced Dancers will benefit from taking this level.

Level 2 Competition: Finding that inner spark

This class is designed to help us take a look into what we can do to be more successful on the competition floor! Teachers will cover some of their pet peeves and exactly what they’re looking for! Please note that you do not have to have competed before in order to take this class! *ALSO…this class is limited in size, so we will be asking everyone to leave the room at the end of each class, in order to give an equal shot to all to attend this level!

Level 3: Kickin’ A** Eh’

This level will be geared towards the high intermediate to advanced dancer. Students need to have qualified for the intermediate division for WSDC competitions or attend the audition for those non-competitors or advanced social dancers.

Workshops will be faster paced with advanced concepts and application of musicality, connection, footwork, and pattern structure. Our world champion instructors will be teaching the tools they have developed through their experience of dancing and competing at the highest level of West Coast Swing.

Level 4: Pushing your boundaries

This level will be aimed at the high Advanced or “All Star” level dancer. You can pre-qualify for this class, if you have earned advanced or All Star WSDC points within the past 3 years. WSDC points ARE NOT REQUIRED to take part in this class, anyone can audition for any level!

This level is designed to push you to your limits! Our top notch instructors will take you through some of the most advanced concepts in our dance. Creating different points in your connection along with some of the most intricate technical aspects of our dance. Use of dimension and speed in our dance will also be looked at! Get ready to push your boundaries!

Audition information:

High Intermediate to Advanced Dancers will benefit from the opportunity to take this level. Auditions will be held on Friday at 4:00 PM and Saturday Morning at 9:30 AM for those dancers who don’t meet the point requirement to take the class.

The instructors who will be teaching Level 3 workshops will be at the audition and will know if the dancer is ready for the material they have prepared.

Auditions will be held in a relaxed and non-intimidating “Jack & Jill Style” heated format.

Schedule

Thursday night Pre-Party @ Shenanigans on Robson Street

1227 Robson Street, Vancouver (9pm - 2am)

Come on out for a little mingling...some darts...maybe a game of pool...and of course some triple stepping! Thursday night is a great way for us all to get together before the weekend gets cray'cray! Remember there is no cover charge...but you must bring TWO pieces of ID with you!

http://shenanigansonrobson.com/

Sunday Night after Party @ The Bourbon

50 W. Cordova, Vancouver

Come on out for an insanely fun time Sunday night! We start the night off at 9pm with DJ Hareesh Kapoor. We bring in one of the very best DJ's in all of Vancouver to come spin live for you from 10:30 pm - 2am!!! You get in free with your wristband from the weekend, so don't take it off people!

We will have two groups walking down to The Bourbon...one leaving the hotel lobby at 9pm, and one group leaving the hotel at 9:30pm. If you wanna head down on your own, then we'll meet y'all there!

Dancing...a little drinkin'...and a rip'roaring good time!

Travel

From YVR Airport:


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