WEST COAST SWING
"CSC is proud to serve the West Coast Swing community, like an event-inside-an-event!"
Strictly Swing: Nov-Int and Adv-AS
Jack & Jill: New/Nov/Int/Adv/AS
Rising Star (RST): Win coaching critique sessions & the Swing Literacy Dancer Development Program
Teams divisions: Amateur & Pro
Crossover Aggregate Award - awarded to the leader and follower who accumulate the most points across all styles
18 WCS workshops taught by down-to-earth pros with current, progressive methods
Adv/AllStar Track - audition only
Open Feedback session with wandering coaches
Friday 3-hour Intensives
Crossover Intro classes every day in every style
Great social dancing all night in the designated WCS ballroom
International DJs & Sunday night DJ Contest
Awesome local atmosphere with friendly and hospitable AllStars & Pros
Crossover is highly supported! 80% of the attendees dance more than one style
The most epic Invitational Crossover J&J you’ve ever seen - 15 couples, 3 styles!
Both English and French emcees that command the room like circus ringmasters
High-energy, original Swing format contests including live bands and jam circles
Intensely inspiring competitors with outstanding creativity, musicality, and acrobatics at all levels
“Liberating, inspiring, rejuvenating euphoria!” - Brad Whelan
Hands down, the craziest party event you will go to all year !
Let this sink in:
There is a hosted party room (free alcohol), open to all (anyone over 19), with a different theme every night (Fri, Sat, Sun), designated for club dancing/letting loose (not specifically partner dancing), with a DJ spinning party & contemporary music. The whole thing STARTS at 2am, (after the live bands finish) and goes till at least sunrise, often later. Bounce to your heart’s content between the party room and the WCS room, which will be going all night too.
...You might want to read that again. ;)
Canadian Champions Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe
Louis St Georges, Kaiano Levine, Joe Mahoney, Isabelle Roy, Vanessa Kéroack
Teachers / Judges
Myles MUNROE & Tessa CUNNINGHAM MUNROE
Myles Munroe and Tessa Cunningham Munroe are Canada’s West Coast Swing Champions and the highest ranked international dancers on both the NASDE and WSDC circuits.
Myles’ 30 years of diverse dance training includes 6 UCWDC World Championship titles, and Tessa brings a professional coaching career to the partnership with university degrees in both Kinesiology and Education.
As performers, they are known for their cutting-edge artistic choreography, innovative and high-risk acrobatics, and enviable musical expression.
As master teachers partnered for 20 years, they create the unique and highly effective Swing Literacy Teacher Development Program, the gold standard for training and teaching West Coast Swing.
mARKUS SMITH & TREN VEAL
Markus and Tren are swing dance champions based in Washington, DC under their company StuckOnSwing. Together they travel across the United States and internationally teaching, competing, judging, and performing at National Swing Dance events. They are most passionate about bringing people together and sharing the gift of dance and music with the next generation.
PhilLIPE & Flore BERNE
Philippe & Flore Berne hail from France, and are now living and working in Montreal, Canada.
They come from two different backgrounds: Philippe from world of dance competition, and Flore from the world of social dancing. Their complementarity adds flow and uniqueness to their dance style.
They are renowned for their professionalism, their versatility, their passion and their devotion to their students and community. They nurture quality and hard work, always with a touch of humor. You have never attended one of their classes? Do not wait!
Today, they are West Coast Swing Showcase Champions, consistently placing top 5 on the NASDE circuit.
Based in Toronto, Kyle is the current US Open Rising Star Champion! Dancing for most of his life, Kyle's roots are in Ballroom, but quickly fell in love with West Coast Swing, and now teaches both locally and internationally. Kyle is known for his warm and encouraging personality, well-rounded teaching skills, and balancing showmanship with humility.
Kay Newhouse brings friendly warmth and attention to each of us as valuable individual members of a strong, respectful social dance community. Twenty-five years of nurturing dance friends and communities in the West Coast Swing scene undergird her voice as social dance/ social justice advocate and her fascination with the intersection between individual and community. Co-director of DCSX, Swing Fling and MADjam (the biggest West Coast Swing event in the world!), GPDIA-credentialed judge, friendly teacher, and highly addicted social dancer, Kay balances a sense of the fun of performance and competition with a strong belief that the essential soul of social dancing resides within everyone's reach, in connecting to one another on the musical playground of our shared dance floor. www.KayWCS.com