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Get Rhythm: West Coast Swing Weekend
w/Markus & Tren

June 14-16, 2019

Ottawa, Canada

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED TO FOLLOWS. LEADS STILL ACCEPTED.

We’re beyond excited to host a unique weekend of rhythm and West Coast Swing workshops with Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal from Gaithersburg, Maryland!

 

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Schedule

We encourage attendees to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other scents. However, we cannot guarantee a scent-free environment.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

8:00 pm – midnight: Warm-up dance
with DJ DaCube

Location: Rosemount Hall, 41 Rosemount Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1P3
Free parking on street; easy access via public transit

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Beginner-Plus workshops

Location: Studio X Ottawa, 250 City Centre Avenue, Bay 122, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Onsite paid parking lot

Note: participants should be comfortable with WCS 6- and 8-count basics as a minimum, such as Smoothstyle WCS Levels 1 A, B & C or equivalent 12 weeks of lessons.

Morning private lessons available – inquire

1:00-2:00 pm: Rhythm Basics

Learn and repeat fun, funky rhythms for your feet and your body.

— break —

2:15-3:15 pm: West Coast Swing Rhythm Application

Put those new rhythms and movements into your WCS basics.

— dinner — 5:30 pm optional group dinner at Boston Pizza, 1640 Carling Avenue, please RSVP to Katie at the event.

 

Evening private lessons available – inquire

8:15 pm – 12:45 am: WCS Dance
with Westie Underground, Smoothstyle, and DJs B-Rad and DaCube

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Intermediate/Advanced workshops

Studio X Ottawa, 250 City Centre Avenue, Bay 122, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Onsite paid parking lot

Note: get ready for a challenge! We recommend also taking the Saturday workshops to warm up your body and mind. Participants on Sunday should be able to execute all WCS 6- and 8-count basics individually (no partner), have excellent timing and balance. If you’re unsure, please ask Maria

Morning private lessons available – inquire

1:00-2:00 pm: Rhythm Challenge

Learn and drill challenging rhythm combinations.

— break —

2:15-3:15 pm: WCS Rhythm Application Challenge

Put those new rhythm combinations into your WCS dancing.

Nearby Hotels

These are the nearest hotels to the event locations. Both are approximately 10-minute drives to the event locations:

Best Western Plus Ottawa City Centre

$149/night (+taxes & fees) for a single-queen or two-queen room when you request the Smoothstyle Dance Studio corporate rate.

This hotel is in a commercial district about 6-10 minutes’ drive from our workshop locations, and about 15 minutes to downtown Ottawa.

Rooms include:

  • Laminate floors
  • Mini fridge, microwave, & coffee maker
  • Free wifi
  • Free parking
  • Fitness centre, outdoor pool

1274 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K8
+1 (613) 728-1951 ext. 0

Albert at Bay Suite Hotel 

Downtown location; large suites at good prices given the downtown location & room sizes:
435 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7X4
+1 (613) 238-8858

 

Prices

  • Leaders Only: Full Pass (2 dances, 4 workshops): $120; $95 FT student
  • Leaders Only: Beginner-Plus Pass (2 dances; 2 workshops on Saturday): $75; $60 FT student
  • Leaders Only: Intermediate/Advanced Pass (2 dances; 2 workshops on Sunday): $75; $60 FT student
  • Friday Dance Only: $8.00 at door, no registration required
  • Saturday Dance Only: $10.00 at door, no registration required

Registration

We can no longer accept Follows; we can accept a few Lead registrations at the door. Please contact Maria for information.