Madison West Coast Swing Club Twentieth Anniversary

Three Day Dance and Workshop Spectacular!

Friday-Sunday, April 7-9, 2017


Register in-person at any of our events, by mail, or on this page (payments by credit card include a small processing fee).

Note: if purchasing passes for multiple people, please add each pass to the cart separately under the name of each registrant (rather than all under the purchaser name).

Weekend Passes
Pass Type
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Name of Registrant
Individual Day, Workshop, and Dance Passes
To purchase several individual workshop passes, add one to the cart and then adjust the quantity.
Pass Type
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Name of Registrant

The leveled advanced/all star workshops have been canceled due to low registration. Advanced and all star dancers may still register for the general pass at a special price.

Weekend Passes
Price through 3/25 Price after 3/25
Weekend Pass - General
(includes 11 workshops and both social dances)
$125 $140
Weekend Pass - Advanced/All Star
(includes 11 workshops and both social dances)
Must qualify for advanced/all-star through WSDC
$75 $90
Weekend Pass - Beginner Track
(includes 4 beginner workshops and both social dances)
$45 $50
Weekend Pass - Student
(includes 11 workshops and both social dances)
$75 $80

Single Event Passes
(Available after March 25th)
Friday Day Pass $35
Saturday Day Pass $80
Sunday Day Pass $50
Friday Dance Only $15 ($5 for students at the door)
Saturday Dance Only $20 ($5 for students at the door)
Saturday Dance + 7PM Workshop $30
Individual Workshop $15

Video recaps (for personal use only) will be permitted for each class - no separate video pass required.

Weekend Schedule

Tentative, subject to change

Room 1 Room 2
Friday - doors open at 6:15
7-8PM General Track Workshop
Mike - Drive Time, Brake Time
8-9PM General Track Workshop
Chris and Tara - Just Bust a Move!
Beginner Track Workshop
9PM-Midnight Social Dancing
Saturday - doors open at 11:15
12-1PM General Track Workshop
Chris and Tara - Connection Technique
1:15-2:15PM General Track Workshop
Mike - The Turnstile
2:30-3:30PM General Track Workshop
Colleen - Body Movement
Beginner Track Workshop
3:45-4:45PM General Track Workshop
Chris and Tara - You Spin Me Right Round (turning technique)
Beginner Track Workshop
4:45-7PM Dinner Break
7-8PM General Track Workshop
Mike and Colleen - Something in the Way She Moves...
Beginner Track Workshop
8PM-Midnight Social dancing, demos, presentations
Sunday - doors open at 11:15
12-1PM General Track Workshop
Colleen - Anchor Management
1:15-2:15PM General Track Workshop
Mike - Funny Fancy Feet that Fly
2:30-3:30PM General Track Workshop
Chris and Tara - Follow your Follow and Lead your Lead
3:45-4:45PM General Track Workshop
Colleen - Build-A-Pattern Clinic

Our Championship West Coast Swing Instructors and Guest DJ

Christopher Dumond Christopher Dumond has been dancing since 2004, studying many genres of dance including hip hop, ballet, tap, Latin, and ballroom. He discovered West Coast Swing in 2007 at the Schwimmer’s Dance Center. Chris is known for his musicality along with his characteristic performances in routines. He currently teaches with partner Tara Trafzer out of Costa Mesa, CA.
Colleen Uspensky Colleen Uspensky and her husband Arthur have been an energetic West Coast Swing partnership since 2011. She resides in Chicago, Illinois where she teaches, competes, and grows the dance community at the popular dance studio May I Have This Dance. Colleen has an extensive ballroom, Latin, and country background, as well as her BFA in Dance Education from the University of Northern Colorado. She loves performing, traveling, and socializing, but most of all she loves her kids Audrey and Ari, and her first child, a poodle named Tye.
Mike Topel Mike Topel has been coached by the some of the world’s best in swing, ballroom, country, and Latin dancing, and has been teaching since 1994. Mike spent several years with the Madison West Coast Swing Club as President and a pro instructor. Mike prefers to perform where he can showcase his leading, following, musicality, and improvisational skills. Now based out of Austin, TX, Mike continues to compete, judge, MC, DJ, and teach at several swing and country events.
Tara Trafzer Tara Trafzer works out of Atomic Ballroom in Irvine, DanScene Dance Studio in Costa Mesa, and at Buddy Schwimmer’s Dance Center in Redlands, CA. With their debut at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships in 2015, Tara and Christopher Dumond began a new partnership. Together, they travel, teach, and compete at events throughout the year on the NASDE circuit as well as workshop weekends and non-NASDE events.
April Prince April Prince was born into a family of musicians. She finds joy in teaching and sharing the gift of music with others. April DJs and manages West Coast Wednesdays and The Mix Dance in Chicago, IL. She also spins at national dance events and is the event director of Swing City Chicago. In 2009, April was named the All Swing DJ of the Year and was recently inducted into the Global Swing DJ Hall of Fame.
Crystal Fischer has been involved with the Madison West Coast Swing Club for several years: serving on the board and as a long-time beginner instructor. She is best known for being very welcoming to new dancers and bringing high energy to her lessons. Though she retired from teaching regular lessons for the club, she was excited to come in to teach for such a special event.

Video recaps (for personal use only) will be permitted for each class.

If you're interested in a private lesson with one of our visiting instructors, please contact MWCSC or contact the instructor directly.

Social Dancing

Friday, April 7th, 9PMmidnight: start off your weekend right!

Saturday, April 8th, 8PMmidnight: Featuring DJ April Prince! We'll also have door prizes, demos, and food.

Workshop Tracks

Beginner track – Simple patterns and techniques to get you out dancing. For new dancers and those new to West Coast Swing.

General track – Workshops to take your west coast swing from good to great and basic to beautiful. For dancers with west coast swing experience and confidence on the social floor.


Want to help make this event a success and earn Swing Bucks you can use towards future dances and lessons? We'd love to have you! Send us an email if you're interested in helping out.

Event Location

Dance Life Studio
6725 Seybold Rd
Madison, WI 53719


Americinn Madison West
516 Grand Canyon Drive
Madison, WI 53719
Less than a mile from the studio and only $80/night!
Call 608-662-1990 to make a reservation under the "Madison West Coast Swing Club" room block.