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WesterOz Swing, a West Coast Swing event weekend in Perth!

23-25 February 2018

Brace yourselves, Summer is coming...

We are very excited to introduce Perth to a full weekend event, complete with amazing international instructors, Jack and Jill competitions and social dancing into the evening! Whether you are new to the dance or have been around for a while, this will be an amazing opportunity to improve your dancing and see why so many Perth Westies travel!

Also for our international/interstate friends, the end of February is a great time to visit WA! Why not take some time around the event to enjoy our beaches or hire a car, make a holiday of it and visit one of the nearby wine regions?


Staff

stephen and sonya

Stephen White and Sonya Dessureault

We are EXTREMELY EXCITED to be hosting for their first ever trip to Australia: Stephen White and Sonya Dessureault!!

Stephen and Sonya are Champion dancers from the USA and Canada respectively. They have been finding incredible success in their dancing careers over the past few years, including finishing in 6th place in the Classic division at the last US open!

Stephen and Sonya's popularity as instructors has brought them all around the world, where they travel on weekends to teach across North America and all over Europe and we CAN'T WAIT to have them in Perth!

Katrina Branson

We are also very excited to be bringing back a Perth favorite: Katrina Branson will be joining our teaching lineup for the weekend! Katrina has become arguably the most sought after teacher and coach in the region, you definitely don't want to miss the chance to learn from her here.
katrina branson

Brady Stanton

Renowned for his precise lines and footwork, creative patterns and musicality, Brady Stanton is one of Australasia's finest West Coast Swing technicians and teachers, a teacher of teachers, and the most sought after West Coast Swing professional at studios and events across Australia, New Zealand & Southeast Asia.

DJs:

  • Chris Thorp
  • Justin Zadro
  • JP Masson

Judges

  • Head Judge: Brady Stanton
  • Stephen White
  • Sonya Dessureault
  • Katrina Branson
  • JP Masson
  • Maddy Platts
  • Zac Skinner
  • Leanne Landels

Schedule

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Competition Information

Jack & Jill competitions are fun format designed to highlight skills in spontaneous WCS dancing and the ability to dance well with a variety of partners. Competitors enter as individuals, are randomly assigned partners and dance to music selected by our DJs. Whether you are new to WCS or have been dancing for years, make sure you give the comps a try, they are super fun and a great way to dance with more people!

Despite not being a points registry event, our Jack & Jill will be run in accordance with World Swing Dance Council rules. We want to give our local community a taste of what the competitive WCS world is like in a fun setting.

In the absence of points, we still have prizes on offer (other than bragging rights)! They may be chocolatey or alchoholic in nature.

Competitions (as well as workshops and social dancing) at WesterOz Swing are gender neutral.

Competition attire at WesterOz is smart casual. Competitors are welcome to wear jeans, as long as they are neat and are well presented.

Venue and Accommodation

The weekend will now be held under one roof at the Metro Hotel Perth! This lovely space gives us a great ballroom for all our attendees whilst maintaining the community feel of the weekend. It's also located even closer to the city centre! This means that we now have:
  • A bar less then 10 meters from the ballroom
  • Social dancing till 1:30AM
  • Onsite accomodation options
  • Address: 61 Canning Hwy, South Perth
For our interstate and international friends looking for a place to stay, we are going to try and show you our best WA hospitality and provide the option to be billeted by one of our local dancers. If you are interested in this option, please register and get in touch with us soon so we can make sure we arrange something for you. Alternatively, anyone interested in booking accomodation at the hotel can book either:
  • Online
  • Via email: perth@metrohg.com
  • Over the phone: 08 9367 6122
Make Sure you quote/enter the promo code "WesterOz" for discounted rates!

Pricing and Registration

  • Weekend Pass (all inclusive): $250
  • Interstate/International Weekend Pass (all inclusive): $150
  • Newcomer Weekend Pass (all inclusive): $200
  • Other passes (no discounts):
    • Friday night pass: $30
    • Saturday pass: $150
    • Saturday night pass: $30
    • Sunday pass: $120
  • All-Star Pass: We invite dancers who qualify for the WSDC All-Star division to attend free of charge

Register now!

Use the form below or Click Here!


Our Sponsors

moody waters

WesterOz Swing is proudly sponsored by Moody Waters paradise on the Swan River. The perfect place to stay when visiting Perth!

The height of luxury on the Swan River suitable for large families, executives and those who enjoy the finer things in life. Moody Waters is a little slice of Beverley Hills in Sunny Western Australia.

This luxury two story property offers supremely comfortable space for up to 12 guests at a time (additional beds can be arranged at our discretion.) It is equipped with all of the finest amenities one would expect in such a high end residence.

We're also thrilled to announce another sponsor for the weekend: Mr. Shuttle!

Mr Shuttle tailor made tour's, your day, your way!

Why not enjoy your next outing in our comfortable bus that seats 11 people. Take the hassle out of worrying who is going to be skipper and let them drive you to and from your destination. Book a Wine Tour, Hens Night, School Balls, Concerts, Birthday Parties or whatever you like.

Mr Shuttle has the sound system you need to belt out the tunes as well as 2 x 24" monitors for music DVD's, combined with party lights and lasers gives you the best environment for a memorable time.

If you are visiting Perth , Mr Shuttle can customise a tour for you. Just call to discuss points of interest you would like to see and they can recommend places for you.

Mr. Shuttle