Dance Events

Dance Events

Dance Events

Dance events are some of the best ways to meet new people and get great dance knowledge on a large scale. 

There are different types of dance events:

The Local Dance

This is basically a night out dancing. Sometimes a workshop is provided prior to the dance. Attendance can range between 20-100 people. 

Benefit: Generally affordable ($10-30), simple format, 2-4 hours of social dancing.

The Workshop Event

This type of event features multiple workshops are presented by local or guest instructors during the afternoon with a dance party in the evening. These can either be intimate in attendance (10-40 people) or large (30-150 people).

Benefit: Good economic value ($20-100), Good amount of dance education (2-4 hours), 2-4 hours of social dancing.

The Dance Event Weekend

This type of event is usually held over multiple days with many guest instructors in various rooms. Attendance ranges from 100-1500 people. There are workshops going on from 10am until 4pm (sometimes later). Social dancing is generally possible throughout the entire day, some competitions happen in the afternoon and evening with social dancing in between events. Late night social dancing frequently starts around 11pm and goes until 6am.

Benefits: Best venue for dance education (10-12 hours), 20-30 hours of social dancing, many people with whom to dance. Pricing varies from $60 for a day pass to $500 for all-inclusive passes).

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Syncopations Workshops and Dance

2:30-6:00pm - Syncopations for West Coast Swing

6:00-8:00pm - West Coast Swing Dance


Dance Only

6:00-8:00pm - West Coast Swing Dance

Note: The dance is included with the workshops.


Hustle for Beginners (2 hrs)

Two 1-hour segments of Hustle, starting from the basic rhythm and developing a social dance.


Hustle for Intermediates (1 hr)

This workshop is for intermediate dancers who are already able to sustain a social dance. This class will utilize wraps, shadows, and turn patterns to develop better technique and expand vocabulary. 


Tri-State Dance Fest 2020 w SwingShoes Group

Registration for Tri-State Dance Fest 2020 with the SwingShoes Group.

Full Pass Registration includes all workshops, performances, and social dancing.
$155 before June 1, 2020


Nightclub Two Step Lessons

Nightclub Two Step Part I
Nightclub Two Step Part II


Micro-Rhythms, Connection, and Starter Steps

6:00-9:30pm - Micro-Rhythms, Connection, and Starter Steps for West Coast Swing

9:30pm - West Coast Swing Party


WCS Party Only (on June 26, 2021, Vaccinated Only)

9:30pm - West Coast Swing Dance. 

This is a vaccinated-only dance. You must email your vaccination card to attend. 


Special Deal: All Sophie Cazeneuve Workshops and Dance

All 3 workshops with Sophie Cazeneuve, which includes dance, too. 


9:00pm - West Coast Swing Dance Only

The dance is included with the workshop package. Use this if only coming to the dance.