Dance conventions are a weekend full of workshops and social dances. Most events also include opportunities to compete. They are a great way to expand your learning and interact with the larger WCS community.
Nervous about competing? We’ll help you get started! If you’re a current MWCSC member and you’ve never competed in West Coast Swing before, the club will reimburse* your entrance fee!
Here is a list of some of our club’s favorite nearby events. For more events, see the World Swing Dance Council’s website.
- Swingesota, Minnepolis, MN, January
- Dance Camp, Oak Brook, IL (Chicago area), February/March
- The Chicago Classic, Oak Brook, IL (Chicago area), March
- Swing Dance America, Lake Geneva, WI, April
- Michigan Classic, Dearborn, MI (Detroit area), May/June
- Swingesota, Minnepolis, MN, July
- Chicagoland Country & Swing Dance Festival Rosemont, IL (Chicago area), August
- Swing City Chicago Lombard, IL (Chicago area), October
*Reimbursement is paid in swing bucks, for the value of up to the early bird price for your Jack & Jill entrance fee at a WSDC-sanctioned event. Submit receipts to the club treasurer.