Your workshops start on Friday at 17:00 with the Auditions. You will get 3 songs to dance on. You will rotate before each song.
This will help us ensure that you picked the right level for you, so you can get the most out of this Event. After the audition you will receive your event wristband at the registration desk.
If you have missed your audition or have any problem with it, please look for Andrei or Lumi.
Our workshops will be gender balanced. This means that for each level we will ensure a 50 - 50 % participation of both leaders & followers. This also means that, at some point, we will have to close registration for one role, so make sure to register as soon as possible to secure your place.
How to select your workshop level (where applicable)
Some tickets ask for a workshop level. Here's what the different levels are:
Level 2: you know most WCS basic patterns, but you still don’t feel confident when social dancing. You often feel disconnected from your partner and don’t know how it happened.
Level 3: you know basics of West Coast Swing and you feel confident when social dancing. You want to learn more about teamwork to make every dance as pleasant as possible. Your connection loses its elasticity on very fast or very slow songs.
Level 4: you are not afraid of any tempo. You can social dance with partners of different levels (beginner to advanced) without any problem. You want to find your own style and start being more musical not only using the beat of the music but every one of its accents; you want to learn new variations, as well as new moves.
Workshops are amazing! You improve your technique and learn new moves. Learning is the first part however, we all know that practice makes perfect and what better way to practice than a party? Or actually three parties!
The first will be on Friday where you can take the opportunity to meet your colleagues for the next few days.
Themed Saturday's Party
The second party will be on Saturday and in order to spice things up a little, it will be Medieval Themed. We don't expect you to have medieval clothing in your wardrobe, so don't get out of your way to purchase some. Feel free to get creative with what you have: corsets, vests & other stuff. We still want this party to be a memorable one, so we will provide a few props and costumes which you can use to take pictures.
The third and last party of the event will be on Sunday. Use this opportunity to dance until the sun comes up and share contacts with your new friends, you will definitely meet them at other events, so stay in touch. :-)
JnJ + Themed Competitions
For this edition of Citadel Swing we are offering four JnJ competition levels: Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.
Registration for the JnJ competitions end on Saturday, 14:55! Late entries will not be accepted, sorry! You will get 3 songs. You will rotate before each song.
Your competition starts on Saturday, 16:15 with Marshalling!
We will post the heats in time so you know when you have to participate. We will place you in the right order and the whole heat marches onto the dance-floor at once. This will help us be on time.
On Friday night at 22:00 everybody will participate in this really fun competition. The rules will be announced on the spot. Keep that tension rising ... >:)
Before being event organizers and West Coast Swing promoters, we were (and still are) dancers. As dancers we found it hard to find and purchase dance wear. We struggled to find the right pair of dancing shoes & clothing to complement us on the dance-floor. We thought of many ways to make this easier for us and for you, so the Marketplace is the best idea we had so far.
So what is this Marketplace about?
First of all, it's about you, the dancer! If you want to get that new pair of shoes or cool shirts and accessories, you will have the chance to browse through the available items.
Second of all, it's about you, the creative soul! If you personalize or distribute dancing shoes, clothing or accessories make the most of this opportunity and show them all off. Bring your stuff and we will make sure that you have a reserved spot to advertise & sell it. There are no costs involved, we want you to keep all the profits. Please contact us as soon as you decide to participate in the marketplace, so that we can take care of the organizational aspects.
And last but not least, it's about them, our local manufacturers & partners. They all make our lives as dancers much easier and we feel that it is our responsibility to help them get to know you and your needs. Below you can find a list of partners who already confirmed their attendance to the Citadel Swing Marketplace. Please check back often, as this list will get updated as soon as others will confirm.
The Marketplace will be held on Sunday from 17:30 until 20:30. See you there!
Partners: to be announced.