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Scandinavian Open WCS - SNOW

A unique West Coast Swing dance event experience, which brings people from all over the world together for an amazing, epic, crazy weekend!

A weekend at SNOW includes:

West coast swing classes with instructors consisting some of the best west coast swing dancers and teachers in the world.

Competitions in the form of “Strictly’s” and “Jack & Jill’s”

4 amazing nights of social dancing (Thursday – Sunday)

Performances and a Pro Jack & Jill with our awesome teachers.

A show with the flash choreo group who’s been learning and practicing a choreographed west coast swing routine during the weekend.

Award ceremony where the competition results will be revealed

And for the people who are still awake, dancing, on Sunday morning… we invite you for our EPIC breakfast!

If you still want to know more about SNOW, continue below!

The event is held in an event venue called Epic Studios that is located south of Stockholm city center, right next to Avicii Arena and Tele2 Arena. Epic hosts some of the biggest dance events in many dance categories and has the best and biggest dance floor in Stockholm!

There are changing rooms, toilets, a café, couches and a 500m² dance floor with oak flooring and no perlars! Massive high quality sound system that any tech would be impressed by.

parties

Each evening from Thursday there will be social dance parties starting at around 8pm. Please check the schedule to find the details. The social dance will continue until early morning hours, at 7am we usually have to kick the last dancers out so we have time to clean the studio before the workshops start!

Traditional Epic Breakfast is served for those who still are dancing at 5am on Sunday morning. Last SNOW that was over 200 dancers!

There are some really great advice and social etiquette explained on the WSDC page, just follow this link to read more: https://www.worldsdc.com/social-etiquette/ 

workshops

You can attend all the classes of your assigned level and learn the dance from some of the best instructors in the world. Read more about the teachers in the “STAFF”-tab to get to know the amazing pro’s you will meet.

The classes will teach you everything from musicality, styling, technique to fun patterns and by having different levels of workshops everyone will be able to enjoy classes in the level they are at. At the end of the class it is normal that they do a quick recap of the class held so that you can take a video and practice it at home later. So be ready to grab your camera at the end to record what you learned.

Jack & JILL - competitions

There will be west coast swing competitions in two different formats: Strictly and Jack&Jill. Strictly means you register for the competition as a couple and will be judged as a couple througout the competition. Jack&Jill is a more common form of competing in west coast swing. This format has a lot of rules and ways to go about it. You can read about the differens divisions under Program – Competitions. Here’s som tips about competing:  https://www.worldsdc.com/competition-tips-for-swing-dancers/ 

awards

The award ceremony will be held on Sunday afternoon. This is the time where the results will be presented and the trophies are handed out to the winners of the competitions!