Workshops

Competitors! Make sure you check the Schedule for Competition Seminars offered for Intermediate, Advanced, and All Stars. These workshops provide invaluable information and training for YOU!

Palm Springs Swing & Hustle Dance Classic is proud to offer the BEGINNER BOOT CAMP which caters specifically to beginner level dancers. Classes offered throughout the day cover basic dance skills for West Coast Swing, Hustle, and more!

Our Schedule is jammed packed with Intermediate and Advanced workshops offered at no additional charge! Learn skills and techniques taught by some of the best instructors in the business.

You Spoke – We Listened! We received several requests for a chance to practice during the day so you won’t forget all the cool moves you learn in class. We think that’s a great idea! Time is limited due to the New Year’s celebration on Sunday, but as you requested, we are scheduling a few “Power Hour” dances so you can practice (and hopefully remember) what you learned. Thanks for your feedback. Let us know how it goes.

DON’T MISS a very special workshop on The History of West Coast Swing taught by Robert Royston! This 1.5 hour workshop on Saturday, December 1st is included with your Full Event Pass and is a MUST for WCS dancers. Check the Schedule and make plans to be there.

Schedule At A Glance

Our full Event Schedule will be up soon, but in the meantime, here is an overview of what’s in store.
(This is subject to change so please refer to the full Event Schedule.)

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 – Pre-Event Dance

8:30 pm –  9:30 pm  Int/Adv WCS Workshop
9:30 pm –  2:00 am  Pre-Event Social Dance

 

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 – Registration Opens at 9:30 am

12:00 pm –  5:00 pm  Workshops included with Event Pass.

Intensives Today:

10:30 am – 12:30 pm (2 hrs.)
Competitor’s Master Class – Behind the Clipboard
Gary Jobst

1:00 – 4:00 pm (3 hrs.)
“How Do I Get Out of My Head?”
Robert Royston

6:00 – 8:00 pm (2 hrs.)
Masculine vs Feminine Styling
Myles and Tessa Cunningham-Munroe

Competitions Today:

• Hustle Showcase
• Hustle Pro Ams
• WCS Pro Ams
• Club Challenge
• Master Division WCS J&J
• Rising Star WCS

 

SATURDAY, Dec. 30, 2017 – Registration Opens at 8:00 am

9:00 – 5:00 pm Workshops included with Event Pass including:

10:00 am – 11:30 am (1.5 hrs.)
History of West Coast Swing
Robert Royston

Competitions Today – Jack & Jill:

Morning:
• Newcomer Hustle
• Newcomer WCS
• Novice Hustle
• Intermediate Hustle
• Advanced Hustle

Afternoon:
• All American WCS
• Novice WCS
• Intermediate WCS
• Advanced WCS
• Sophisticated 35+ WCS

Evening:
• All Star
• Champion

Awards

 

SUNDAY, Dec 31, 2017 – Registration Opens at 9:00 am.

10:00 – 3:00 pm Workshops included with Event Pass

Intensives Today:

10:00 am – 1:00 pm (3 hrs.)
The Ultimate Connection and Drills Workshop
with Resistance Bands
Robert Royston

No Competitions today.

2:00 pm – Ballroom Closes. Mandatory Show Rehearsal.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Cocktail Hour and Dinner Show (Ticket Holders Only)

9:00 pm – New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

 

MONDAY, Jan 1, 2018 – Happy New Year!

11:00 – 4:00 pm Workshops included with Event Pass

Competitions Today – Strictly Swing:

Afternoon:
• Novice
• Intermediate
• Masters 50+
• Advanced
• Sophisticated 35+
• Champion / All Star

Awards

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Tradition! Dinner on the Town!

9:00 – LATE – “First Dance of the Year Party” hosted by Aiden Keith Hynes and Chris Jones.