Once again, we find ourselves happy and fulfilled with the sweet sate of a weekend of yummy dancing– Time for thanks and celebration!
Thanks first: To all who came and worked and supported–we love you and couldn’t do it without you (literally). THANK YOU! If you’re into looking for specific thank-yous, you’re a bit late… We got out the personals, hugs & tears on Sunday.
If you’re still needing a personal thanks because you weren’t there yesterday, PM us. We’ll get one to you, & a hug too.
SOswing Convention returns FULL FORCE with Episode 4, including batches of amazing pros, WSDC comps, & 24-hour-a-day non-stop FUN.
Limited-time early-bird pricing starts: $99 for the full weekend pass, & just $69 for full-time students.
3 Dances! 2 Workshops! 1 Winery! AND a Hawaiian BBQ!
It’s a pretty simple concept. Every summer, we bring in amazing people, get them to teach us cool things, get them to dance with us, and get them drunk.
This summer, we bring you Joshua Sturgeon, all the way from sunny Seattle!
Friday, July 31st
Dinner and Dancing @ The Firehouse Dance Hall, 44 N. Front Street, Medford 97501
7:00-8:30–Hawaiian BBQ Dinner from the Sunrise Cafe
(Note: this is a fundraiser for dance scholarships. The $15 for your meal goes to feeding you a hearty, succulent and authentic Hawaiian BBQ and raises money for student dance schoarships.)
9:00- 1ish–Late Night Dancing at the Firehouse
Saturday, August 1st
Workshops @ the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave, Medford, 97502
3pm: Workshop–Sturgeon’s Caviar
4pm: Workshop–Wine, Butter and Capers: That’s the Sauce!
5:30-8:30pm Dancin’ Winery, 4477 S Stage Rd, Medford, OR 97501
They’ve upgraded and expanded their outdoor space. It’s even better than before!
Bring your dance shoes and your appetite for good wine and good food (no-host)
8:30 – ? Late Night Dancing at the Firehouse!
Cost: $50 for the Wine-n-Dancing Weekend Pass; $15 for the Hawiian BBQ on Friday.
As per last year, attendance to this one is limited, just 60 tix. Hurry up and get yours!
SO Big Events Calendar!
Time to plan the rest of your spring—and summer!
Here’s a short list of big events we’ve been to before, we LOVE, and that we’re planning on going to again. BTW, we do our best to support our local events here in the PNW, and stay out of the airports. With rare exception. Here’s a few to get you started on planning. More coming soon!
FreZno Dance Classic, May 21-25
Farther than we’d like, we admit, but such a great event. Steve Z is a heck of a guy, and such a perfected pro at what he’s doing! This event never misses.
Dance N Play, June 18 – 21
A newer event, but already solid on fun and organization, thanks to director Cheryl Lions’ deep bench of talent and experience. It’s the closest out-of-town weekend-long WSDC-pointed event we have, and we love it. Held at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, OR, it delivers on its name, offering plenty of dance and play all weekend long!
Portland Dance Festival, July 10 – 12
Affectionately known as PDF, this long-established event successfully melds WCS and country. Run by our friends, Randy and Rhonda Shotts, experts at putting on an excellent event, we haven’t missed PDF in years, and won’t this year, either.
Norcal Dance Challenge, September 12
Super-fun event, hosted by two top-notch people/inspirational pros, Jason & Yvonne Wayne. Raise money for One Flap Down, the charity that helps single-parent families who are facing breast cancer. “We have two goals, to grow the dance we love, West Coast Swing, at a grassroots level and to raise money for those fighting for thier lives.” http://wcswinguniversity.com