The Event

SwingCouver is Canada's largest west coast swing event.

Boasting one of the top lineups of pros, DJs and attendees in the World!

2019 will mark our 9th year and we can't wait to share our crazy

awesome weekend with all y'all!  So stoked!

John, Sarah and The 'Couver Crew

Why You Should Attend

~Weekend Highlights~

  • Levelled workshops

  • WSDC  sanctioned event

  • All Star/Champs J&J Challenge (winners dance in the NON WSDC Jack & Jill)

  • All Ameri-Canadian themed Jack & Jill (Friday Night)

  • Saturday Night Pajama Party

  • Freeeeee Beginners Classes .aka. 'Couver Classes

  • Discounts on food in the hotel restaurant w/ your event wristband

  • Thursday night pre-party at the Sheraton

  • Epic Sunday night wrap party

  • The original version of the 'Couver Crush will be back again for 2018 (our signature drink for the event)

  • FREE PARKING!!!!!

Workshops

'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:

Auditions will be held at the beginning of the the first leveled workshops in the pre-qualified level room and Saturday Morning at 9:30am  for those dancers who don’t meet the point requirement to take their desired class.

The instructors who will be teaching levels 3 and 4 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.