WesterOz Swing, a West Coast Swing Event in Perth!
15-17 February 2019
Magnetic Dance is proud to present WesterOz Swing 2019!
We are very excited to introduce the second edition of our event in Perth, complete with amazing international instructors, Jack and Jill competitions and social dancing into the evening! Plus in 2019 we are honoured to be Western Australia's first WSDC Registry Event!
Last year we were thrilled to bring together the West and East coast WCS communities at the first 3 day event of it's kind in Perth and this year is going to be bigger and better!
Universally regarded as one with the top West Coast Swing dancers in the world, she is a U.S. Open champion and a highly respected international instructor, judge and competitor.
With the teaching methods that have produced some of the best dancers in the USA, in addition to teaching workshops across the weekend Patty will be teaching an intensive series on Friday.
Ani is a cherished and renowned teacher and dancer from New Zealand. In recent years her career has taken off with her relocation to France, where she has appeared on headlines alongside the best teachers in the world not only throughout Europe, but Singapore, Korea, Brazil, the UK and the US as well! We are so thrilled to bring her back into the region next year!
For the very first time in Australia, Ludovic Pelegrin Pardou will be joining Ani to teach right here in Perth! Coming from an incredibly broad dance background including Lindy-Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Acrobatic rock'n'roll, Salsa, Boogie Woogie and Tap. Ludovic is known for his extremely wide knowledge base, musicality, and his structured and concise teaching style. Riding a wave of huge competitive success, Ludo has become a well respected teacher, travelling to teach all across Europe.
A draft Schedule will be available closer to the date, but for your planning purposes please note that the event will start around midday (on Friday the 15th) at the venue, for Intensive attendees. Social dancing on Friday and Saturday nights will conclude at 3 AM, and activities will conclude on Sunday early in the evening, before we head to the hotel restaurant for a community dinner for all staff and attendees. Overall the weekend will include 8 hours of workshops and a WSDC Jack and Jill Contest. Interstate and international travellers may wish to plan to join us for a Rottnest Island day trip on Thursday the 14th to make the most of the trip to Perth!
Jack & Jill competitions are a 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!
Our Jack & Jill will be run in accordance with World Swing Dance Council rules.
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.
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 their discretion.) It is equipped with all of the finest amenities one would expect in such a high end residence.