Summer Swing & Hustle Dance Classic – You Had Me At Aloha

July 27 – 30, 2017

Dancers! This year we are excited to add Hustle to the mix and that means Summer Swing is even better! We invite you to join us at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Palm Springs and gather with friends around a passion for learning and dancing. Come and enjoy the many things this event has to offer. The local attractions, sunny skies, oasis style pool, and friendly staff makes it a wonderful vacation destination. We like to refer to Summer Swing & Hustle as a DANCECATION!

Dance Workshops

Summer Swing & Hustle Dance Classic offers 30+ leveled workshops from a full Beginner’s Bootcamp to Intermediate, Advanced, and Competition classes taught by some of the best instructors in the industry. There’s something for everyone!


Summer Swing & Hustle is proud to host World Swing Dance Council and Hustle Dance Tour Registry Jack & Jill competitions in Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Sophisticated, Masters, All Star, and Champion divisions. We also offer Strictly Swing and Pro-Am competitions in West Coast Swing and Hustle.

Social Dancing

We love to dance and Summer Swing & Hustle is where we do it all night long. Our dance parties are infamous in Palm Springs. The hottest DJ’s, the top music, two dance floors, the best dancers, and dancing till sunrise make THIS the place to be.

 Saturday Night Luau Pizza Party – RSVP

After a long day of workshops and competitions, unwind at the Luau and Pizza Party on Saturday night. There will be entertainment, games, prizes and social dancing. Please let us know you’re joining us for pizza so we will know how many pizzas to order. There is no extra charge for pizza for Full Weekend pass holders. All other guests can ADD a pizza ticket for $5. Pizza tickets will be distributed at the Registration Desk when guests check-in at the Event. No ticket-no pizza.

NOTE: If you prefer to “Opt-Out”, kindly let us know when you register on line. This will help us manage the head count. Thank you!


All American Competition – HAWAIIAN STYLE

Competitors in the All American are encouraged to add a little Hawaiian flair to their outfits. Best effort will be awarded a special prize for participation. The audience decides so ask your friends to vote for you!

Casting Call

Jay Byam Presents is looking for actors, singers, and dancers with strong stage presence and real talent to perform in our New Year’s Eve Show. If interested, sign up for the Open Audition when you register for the Summer Event in Palm Springs and watch the Schedule for date and time. Then, come prepared to sing, dance, or act in a private audition. Performance numbers can be solo or in a group. Be creative! Think “Singin’ In The Rain”, “Guys & Dolls”, “Show Boat”, “The Band Wagon”, “Swing Time”, etc. The audition is designed to help us find people who are the right fit for our New Year’s production.

If selected, you will be assigned a specific role, number, or routine which you will be invited to learn and perform at the New Year’s Event in Palm Springs. Performers will receive a free pass to the New Year’s event and other cool stuff. Give it a shot!

“Road to Competition” Vlog Contest

This year at the Palm Springs Summer Swing & Hustle Dance Classic we are holding a “Road to Competition” Vlog contest!


Here’s how it works:

From now until the event, video yourself practicing for competition at Palm Springs (either at home or in class). Show footage of yourself registering for the Event, packing, and traveling.  Record your thoughts about what you’re looking forward to, if you feel exited, nervous, hopeful or concerned about your competition. Once you arrive in July, take more video of each step of the process: getting your BIB number, practice sessions, hanging with your friends, late night dancing, and of course, the competition itself and results. Talk about your experience – even if you don’t place.

After Palm Springs, you will have two weeks to edit and submit your video. All entries will be viewed by a panel of judges and the winner will be notified by Director, Jay Byam.

The winner of the “Road to Competition” Vlog Contest will receive a FREE Full Event pass to the 2017-18 Palm Springs New Year’s Swing and Hustle Dance Classic PLUS 2 nights hotel! The winning video will be posted on the website and shown to the audience at the New Year’s event.

To participate, click this link and fill out the form. You will be contacted with more information. All participants will be invited to a private mixer at the Summer event with Jay Byam and T. Statman to meet, greet, and receive assistance with your video entry.

Have fun, be creative and good luck!

Attention! Dance Instructors

If you are participating in Pro-Ams, we have an exciting PRIVATE program just for YOU! To hear more, send an email with your contact information and where you teach (city, state, and dance studio or location of classes) to with a Subject Line: Tell Me More.

Pamper Yourself or Someone You Love

Dancers receive a 5% discount on SPA services – or 10% for a group of 5+. Coordinate with your friends, get a group together and pamper yourselves with a relaxing massage, body wrap, facial or mani-pedi. Call (760) 322-1671 to schedule an appointment and mention PSSPA to receive a discount.