Register for SwingTime

Finally!  The time-traveling ballroom is ready and SwingTime registration is officially open!   If you’re ready to buy your event pass and register for competitions, click the “Register for SwingTime” button below.

Wanna learn about all the changes and the awesome free bonuses ($110 value) we’re giving away for early bird passholders at SwingTime?  Keep reading!

Wanna skip around to different sections of this page?  Click the links below.

The SwingTime Transformation
500 Attendee Cap
Tiered Ticket Prices
Two FREE WCS digital DVDs ($110 value!) we’re giving away to everyone who orders a pass by June 30, 2018 11:59 pm!
Your Destiny

Back to SwingTime Worm HoleThe SwingTime Transformation

SwingTime has been completely redesigned for 2018!  Along with the name change (formerly Swingtime in the Rockies), we’ve rebuilt the event from the ground up.  We’ll be mixing the best of traditional WCS with where WCS will be going in the future!

Here’s the 60 second summary of some of what we’re doing differently.  Note: for the complete breakdown, make sure to check out the schedule page:

Future Training:  Leveled Concept Based Workshops, solo tracks (ex: hip-hop), two concept focused intensives (TBA), and workshops for early risers (yoga, dancers stretch, etc).

Incredible Social Dancing: 4 nights of WCS social dancing until dawn including two theme nights (past & future), costume contest, and a Zouk social dance room.

Traditional & New Fun Competitions:  WSDC JnJs, Strictlies, routine divisions, one-foot spin strictly, invitational footwork battle, Time Warp Open, Switchly Comp (role switching), and the Winners Circle JnJ (Nov/Champ Winners JnJ).

The 500 Attendee Cap

Only 500 passengers can comfortably fit in the new “time-traveling ballroom” at the Hyatt Regency Aurora before the flux capacitor begins to malfunction.

What does that mean?  Well…based on the past 2 years of ticket sales, we’re expected to sell out BEFORE online registration closes.  Also…I time traveled to Saturday night of SwingTime 2018 and the ballroom is packed!  With that said, we can’t guarantee we’ll be offering event passes at the door.

But….what about day/evening/spectator/chaperone passes? 

We plan on offering spectator and chaperone passes regardless.  However, we likely won’t be offering day/evening passes if online registration sells out before the event.  If by chance, the future gets changed, and we still have space available….then yes, we’ll offer weekend/day/evening passes at the door.  But if we sell out of all 500 passes, then no we won’t.

[Update 5/8/18:  We’re now close to half sold on the hotel room block].  In fact, at the time that I write this [5/1/18], 25% of the hotel block is already sold for the weekend and we are just NOW opening ticket sales.  Everyone is super excited about the changes we’ve made.  🙂 Don’t be a “should-a, could-a, would-a” and get your SwingTime Event Pass before it sells out!!

 

Tiered Ticket Prices: 

We want to reward our time travelers who buy their passes early.  So this year, we’ve set up a tiered pricing structure:

Full Weekend Pass

  • $129 for the first 100 weekend passes
  • $139 for the next 100 weekend passes
  • $149 for the last 300 weekend passes or until July 23rd (whichever comes first).
  • $159 (On July 23rd) if there are still passes left

Junior Pass (Under 18)

  • Free weekend pass
  • 1 Free Chaperone Pass

Student (18+), International, Military, First Responder & Teacher Pass (ID Required)

  • $90 (before July 23rd)
  • $130 (on/after July 23rd)

All-Star Pass (must have at least 1 All-Star point in the last 3 years & must compete in Time Warp Open & All-Star JnJ)

  • $50 (before July 23rd)
  • $80 (on/after July 23rd)
  • Note: All-Stars, if you’d like a free pass to SwingTime 2018, there are some ways you can give back to your community.  For example, giving a Free one-hour private lesson to a Junior and being a dance ambassador for SwingTime.  Dance ambassadors agree to designate a certain number of hours dancing only with non-advanced/all-star dancers.  Please click the “contact us” link at the top of this page and send us a message if you’re interested.

Champions Pass

  • FREE
  • Must compete in Champion JnJ & Allstar/Champions Strictly

Side note: Interested in volunteering for SwingTime?  Click here.


“Future” Bonus Gifts (worth $110)

I have to tell you, I’ve been bursting at the seams to share this for weeks but I had to keep my mouth shut until we opened registration…

Since you’re not allowed to take any objects you find while we’re time traveling (it can mess up the course of history….plus stealing is wrong…so…yah…), I thought you should leave SwingTime with two of the most popular instructional WCS videos on the planet to help best prepare you for your own future.

So here’s what you’ll get:

If you buy an event pass online by June 30th 2018 11:59pm PST and we confirm you attended SwingTime 2018, you’ll get:

FUTURE BONUS #1 
7 Habits of Highly Effective Swing Dancers
by Tessa Cunningham Munroe & Myles Munroe

$70 VALUE!  This double-length 2 hour digital WCS instructional package would cost you $70 if you were to order it right now off of their website (canadianswingchampions.com).

However…it’s yours for FREE!

Hey Jonathan!  When will I get my video?  And is it a physical DVD?  Good question!  No it’s not a physical DVD.  After the event, Myles & Tessa will email you your download instructions from their website.

PS: Tessa & Myles are going to be teaching an awesome intensive you’re gonna love at SwingTime.  We’ll post more details and tickets on that at a later date.

So what’s in this amazing video?  Here’s the description right off their website:

We revised this video to reflect the constantly evolving techniques and styles of WCS. It is designed to augment your existing knowledge of Swing, regardless of your level or experience. Each habit was chosen as a key element in the most current and coveted WCS styles.

Chapters:
Habit #1
Footwork: Rolling, Walking and Sliding
Habit #2 Elasticity & Momentum: Stretch, Spring, Slingshot
Habit #3 Bodywork: Shaping, Groove and Contrabody
Habit #4 Turn Technique: Stationary, Pivot & Chaine Turns
Habit #5 Musicality: Phrasing and Swing Timing
Habit #6 Pattern Structure: Formulae for creating your own
Habit #7 Invitation Leads: The secret behind follower’s “play”

So…that’s amazing!! Right?!  But it gets better!

FUTURE BONUS #2
Carolina Shag Footwork for WCS
by Doug Silton

 

WCS Champion Doug Silton, the king of amazing WCS footwork (watch him compete in the invitational footwork battle Saturday night…it will be “other wordly”) is giving away one of his most popular digital downloads from DougSilton.com.

Doug normally sells this video for $40!  But it’s yours for free when you buy an event pass to SwingTime by June 30th 1159pm PST!

Jonathan, when will I get this digital video?  This one isn’t a DVD either right?  We will email you instructions a few days after SwingTime concludes with instructions on how to download this video for free.  And no…it’s not a physical DVD.  🙂

Here is a detailed description of the video from Doug’s website!

Welcome to your guide to using detailed Carolina Shag footwork in West Coast Swing! In this video, Doug & Nicki Silton walk you through traditional Carolina Shag footwork, known for its weight changing intricacies and complex lines while showing you applications into West Coast Swing. If you are looking for specific ways to look like you are dancing to Blues music – here is your styling shortcut!

Here’s what’s covered:

1. Toe Ball / Kick Ball / Fly Back
2. Back & Back Cross-Over
3. Hooks & Heel-Arounds
4. Single Set-Up
5. Triple Set-Up
6. Foot Tuck
7. Stutters
8. Boogie Walks
9. Open Stutter to Boogies
10. Duck Walks

It’s Your Destiny

You’re gonna love SwingTime 2018!  How do I know that?  Because I’ve already been there and you couldn’t stop smiling.   Now…don’t forget to pack your time traveling clothes and while you’re at it, go ahead and buy your event pass right now before the prices go up!  You want to lock in the lowest price this time.  🙂

To register, click the purple “Register for SwingTime” button below!

We look forward to seeing you at SwingTime 2018!

Jonathan Prichard
Co-Event Director of SwingTime