Autumn Swing Challenge 2019 - WSDC event
November 8-10, 2019
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake
Miguel Ortega & Irina Puzanova
Paul Warden & Coleen Man
Workshops. WSDC Comps. Best party.
Join the greatest Hungarian west coast swing party of autumn 2019.
Maximum 220 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 15 years. Now they are available for you in Budapest.
Miguel Ortega & Irina Puzanova
Miguel discovers that he can keep a rhythm with his feet in 2006. After learning ballroom dancing, he felt in love with social latin dances. He joins an amateur troupe, that helped him grow by participating in several international events. He ends up falling completely ill of the WCS virus. The musicality, creativity, and specially the social focus of this dance has kept him hooked ever since. Always looking for a new challenge, he reaches the All-Start J&J category and partners up with Emeline Rochefeuille for a Classic Routine (4th place French Open 2016) and Angélique Pernotte (1st place French Open 2018). He now travels whenever he can to judge, teach and of course continue learning all over the world.
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 & Coleen ManPaul 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.
Coleen Man is now one of the top ranked West Coast Swing Dancers in UK and Europe, currently competing in WSDC Allstar Division. After finding West Coast Swing in 2010 she has since been competing, teaching and judging internationally. Coleen styling draws influences from Zouk, Contemporary, Hip Hop and of course her classical dance training giving her a very individual look. Her vast dance knowledge and her nearly 20 years in dance teaching has meant that both her classes have become popular both in the UK and in Europe.
Level 2You 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.
Level 3You 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.
Level 4 (WSDC Intermediate+)You 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 dancers with WSDC intermediate points 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.
Kyle&Sarah Johnny B. Goode choreo masterclass
Kyle and Sarah had performed several famous choreographies that became west coast swing classics.
One of the most famous amongst them is Johnny B. Goode, which won US Upen Classic Division, the most prestigious trophy in west coast swing. This year Kyle and Sarah will teach this routine on a 4 hour intensive. The choreo will be performed by the team as part of the Pro Show. Note: you must register for this intensive in couples. Participation is recommended only for experienced dancers (above WSDC Intermediate level).
Choreo masterclass is on Thursday and Friday.
Price of choreo intensive is 90 EUR/person.
Irina musicality masterclassIrina is famous for her outstanding musicality and fun, yet very professional workshop classes. This year she combines these qualities for you in a masterclass where you get to learn about the basics of musicality and advanced concepts. Don't miss that out, apply for this 2-hour musicality masterclass! Participation is recommended for all levels.
Price of Irina masterclass is 30 EUR/person
Early bird prices
1 workshop level
- 7 workshops
- 3 parties
Party & comps
- No workshops
- 3 parties
Competition prices: JnJ 10EUR / competitor, Strictly: 20EUR / couple
For early bird prices you must register and pay until August 27th 2019.
Normal bird prices are 90 EUR / weekend pass and 130 EUR / workshop pass. For normal bird prices you must register and pay until October 10th 2019.
Late bird prices are 100 EUR / weekend pass and 140 EUR / workshop pass. Late bird prices are applied after October 10th 2019.
Preliminary Schedule - subject to change
Hotel City Inn4 Star hotel, 2 minute walk from the venue. A double room is about 60 EUR/night.
Hotel City Inn website
Hotel Leonardo3 Star hotel, 3 minute walk from the event venue. A double room is about 55 EUR/night.
Hotel Leonardo website
AirBnBThere are a lot of aparmants available in the neighborhood of the event venue, the most convenient way to book them is using AirBnB.
Corvin Lux AparthotelQuality apartmens, 3 minute walk from the event venue. They have different kind of appartments for 50-100 EUR/night, for 2-4 people.
Corvin Lux Aparthotel website
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.
Do you have any questions?
Event promoter: Zsigmond Máriás