Autumn Swing Challenge 2017 - WSDC event
November 10-12, 2017
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake
Stanley Seguy & Irina Puzanova
Paul Warden & Ardena Gojani
Workshops. WSDC Comps. Best party.
Join the greatest Hungarian west coast swing party of autumn 2017.
Maximum 200 attendants, gender balanced event. Don't miss this chance!
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann DrakeKyle and Sarah are ranked among the top west coast swing couples. They represent the highest level of west coast swing champions, they are 5 time NASDE champions, hold 11 US Open titles and are 8 time Grand National champions. They have performed 24 West Coast Swing Routines all over the world and are constantly driving to evolve style while strengthening technique.
Kyle and Sarah are not only outstanding competitors, but also top teachers with great knowledge, wide experience and a lot of successful champion students. They are best known for their ability to teach their innovative style while preserving the fundamental roots of west coast swing. As a partnership, they have been teaching, competing, performing, judging and choreographing all over the world for 12 years. Now they are available for you in Budapest.
Stanley Seguy & Irina Puzanova
Stanley discovered West Coast Swing in 2009 and fell in love with the elegance and fluidity of this dance. Stanley has studied from Maxence Martin and Mr Robert Royston. He is a renowned and well respected dancer, and having competed in some of the most prestigious events in Europe and US has has reached All Star level in 2015. His purpose is to impart his knowledge with good humour and to help take people to the next level.
Irina is a phenomenon. She is a passionate and versatile dance teacher running her own dance school. She began taking a serious interest in West Coast Swing in 2010, learned from the best and became a very successful competitor. She is the first dancer in Russia to reach the All-Star division and the first one to have Champion points. When teaching she’s demanding and encouraging just in the right proportion. Nowadays Irina travels all around the world teaching, competing, judging and most importantly, social dancing.
Paul Warden & Ardena GojaniPaul Warden started line dancing in his teens. After a few years Paul got acquainted with West Coast Swing, an introduction that changed his life profoundly. He is one of the first non-American dancers who competed and placed in the illustrious champion division. Paul is known for his elegant style, versatility and ability to interpret music all the while maintaining a deep connection with his partner. He is one of the most active social dancers among the wcs pros.
Ardena comes from the United States, where she danced as a professional ballroom dancer and received an education in psychology, leadership development and personal fitness training. Ardena has helped to fuel the growth of the WCS community in Norway by regularly teaching and consistently bringing International WCS professionals to Scandinavia. Ardena believes that dancing allows all individuals to grow mentally, physically and spiritually. She strives to show the world that we can all "enhance through dance".
Intermediate levelYou have learned west coast swing basics, but you still need to improve your technique. You want to learn more footwork and pattern variations. You need detailed explanation for leading or following new movements. You need ideas for styling and musical interpretation.
Minimum 6-12 months of active west coast swing.
Advanced levelYou have rock-solid west coast swing basics, you know a lot of footwork variations and complex patterns, you lead/follow well. You are able to social dance with dancers from any level. You want to improve your own style, master your technique and understand the mechanics of the dance.
Minimum 1.5-2 years of active west coast swing.
Rockstar levelYou are an advanced dancer, with international event and competition experiences. You have no problem to lead/follow, you can adapt your dance to your partner from newcomer to rockstar level. You are taking workshops to learn advanced styling, musical interpretation, technic and your goal is to develop your own style.
The level is available for WSDC intermediate level and above or via auditions.
Workshop level descriptions are approximate and the given time intervals are estimations. Every individual needs different amount of time to achieve a certain level, which depends on his/her dancing background, dedication, etc. We want everybody to join the level which suits them the best, from which they can profit the most. If you are unsure about your level, please ask your teachers or consult with us via email.
This year Autumn Swing Challenge offers an extra modul containing two optional thematic classes with Kyle Redd and Sarah Vann Drake. Kyle & Sarah are masters of Jack and Jill, who compete and succeed every week at the highest level. These classes focus on the creative basics, partnership and presentation. The two classes require solid basics, therefore they are recommended on advanced or rockstar level.
Kyle&Sarah masterclass price: 40 EUR
1 workshop level
- 7 workshops
- 3 parties
Party & comps
- No workshops
- 3 parties
Newcomer track, parties
- 4 beginner classes
- 3 parties
- Watch competitions
Competition prices: JnJ 10EUR / competitor, Strictly: 20EUR / couple
Party entry fees - Friday: 30 EUR, Saturday: 30 EUR, Sunday: 20 EUR. Available in a very limited number. With Party Tickets you cannot enter competitions.
Hotel City Inn4 Star hotel, 2 minute walk from the venue. A double room is about 50 EUR/night.
Hotel City Inn website
Hotel Leonardo3 Star hotel, 3 minute walk from the event venue. A double room is about 40 EUR/night.
Hotel Leonardo website
Hotel Thomas3 Star hotel, 2 minute walk from the venue. A double room is about 30 EUR/night.
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Corvin Lux AparthotelQuality apartmens, 3 minute walk from the event venue. They have different kind of appartments for 40-80 EUR/night, for 2-4 people.
Corvin Lux Aparthotel website
Registration - Baby pass only!
1. Couple registration means that the leader and follower both provide their partners name in the "Partner field".
2. Solo ladies will be put on the waiting list. We will eventually let some followers in from the waiting list if the gender balance becomes better (which is not sure).
3. If the follower on the waiting list finds a leader who registers as a partner for her, we will let her in from the waiting list.
4. In this case the leader has to provide the follower's name in the partner name.
UPDATE We can only accept Baby Pass registrations. All other passes are sold out. Gender balance rules apply to Baby Pass registrations as well!
Do you have any questions?
Event promoter: Zsigmond Máriás