August 16th SSDC Picnic and Dance and Competition Open J&J

August 16, 2015
3:00 pmto11:00 pm

The August 16, 2015 FREE SSDC picnic and dance

The Picnic
Where: Hogland House @917 Webster Street Mukilteo, WA 98275
When: 3:00-5:30
Details: Free to members, bring a dish to share
The Dance
Dance venue & DJ Competition Verve Ballroom 19820 40th Ave W #102  Lynnwood Washington 98036

DJ is Terry West

Open WCS Jackpot Jack & Jill

When: 6:00 pm to 10:00
Cost: Free to members $11.00 for non members

 

FREE BBQ August 2nd

August 2, 2015
3:30 pmto10:00 pm

It’s a Trifecta!

Come celebrate the Seattle Swing Dance Club’s 50 Years with Workshops, a FREE BBQ, & Dance. It’s a dinner, dance and party in one!

The SSDC Board has been busy adding more special activities for you to enjoy during our milestone year. Here’s just a few more reasons to dance with us during our 50th year!

  • Free BBQ hotdogs and beverages. (And if you’d like, bring a side dish or dessert to share.)
  • Workshops taught by Jordan & Tatiana at 3:30pm (Bending, Shaping, Styling) and 4:45pm (Modern Musicality).
  • A dance from 6:00-10:00pm with music provided by Global Dance Hall of Fame DJ April Prince from Chicago.

Attend the dance for FREE if you attend one or both workshops!

The Seattle Swing Dance Club’s 50th year celebration.

See you there!

Jordan & Tatiana Workshop Weekend

July 31, 2015 8:00 pmtoAugust 1, 2015 12:00 am
August 1, 2015 2:00 pmtoAugust 2, 2015 1:00 am

Sandi Stewart presents an amazing weekend with:  JORDAN & TATIANA

They are the best of the best in our sport!  10 time US Open Classic Champions, world class teachers and amazing people!
This is an event you DO NOT  want to miss July 31 – April 2nd!
More information can be found here: http://seattlewcs.com/

Friday, July 31st Alki Masonic Lodge:  4736 40th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
8:00  Keep Calm and Connected:
One of the biggest changes in what we’ve seen over our 22 years of dancing West Coast Swing, is how this dance connects.
Learn the current trends as well as the fundamentals that should never go away!

9:00 – late  DANCE with DJ Koichi Tsunoda & exhibition by Jordan & Tatiana
Plus everyone will have the opportunity to dance with Jordan or Tatiana

Saturday, August 1st Verve Ballroom:  19820 40th Ave W, Lynnwood WA

2:00 Secrets of Champions
This 1½ hour class will cover some of the common changes Champions make in a dance — even through their Basics —
that take the overall appearance up a level! Learn how to make simple moves more dynamic!

Note: WSDC points required for this leveled workshop. Must be WSDC Intermediate/Advanced/All-Star to attend this class.

4:00 Adanced Basics & Techniques for All Levels:
Let’s get serious about Technique! We have so many fun elements to this dance, but none of it matters without a foundation.
This will not be a Basics Intro to WCS…we will be taking it up a notch.

5:15 Jordan and Tatiana’s Signature Moves:
Come learn some of our signature moments from current and past routines.
These are taught to be danced in a social setting, and all lead and follow.

6:30 Dinner Buffet and Q&A with Jordan and Tatiana.

8:00 Control Your Movement, Not Your Partner:
Moving our bodies is not just for the followers. Everyone is dancing more.
Let’s make sure we know how to do that with our partner and also on our own.

9:00 – 1:00 am DANCE with DJ April Prince
From Chicago, Global Dance Hall of Fame DJ, April Prince will be playing music to keep you dancing non-stop, Open Jack & Jill, AND everybody dances with Jordan or Tatiana!

Sunday, August 2nd Alki Masonic Lodge:  4736 40th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116

3:30 Bending, Shaping, Styling:
Our dance is in a slot, and unlike all other styles of swing, West Coast stands upright.
That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun bending the slot, creating new angles and lines, and playing with the misconceptions of posture!

4:45 Modern Musicality:
There are many facets to musicality in West Coast Swing.
We will cover the “not so talked about” elements that seem to be helping current competitive dancers. Don’t miss out!

Happy 50th, SSDC!

In 2015, SSDC turns 50! We were founded in 1965, running continuously since then. And we are the only West Coast Swing dance club anywhere to run so long!

We’re going to celebrate ALL YEAR!

SSDC is looking for your support to make 2015 extra special. We are actively seeking donations to give out as prizes during all events. Specifically we are interested in gift certificates for restaurants, Starbucks, iTunes, Amazon, performing arts, and gifts of wine, massages, and dance-related items. For questions, or to make a donation, please contact our SSDC President, Scot at scot@seattlewcswing.org.

We also need hands-on help with all our events so if you are interested in volunteering some time or expertise let us know!