We’re committed to growing and improving this great northwest event. Therefore, we’re expanding opportunities for juniors and All Star level dancers this year. Juniors are dancers who are 17 years of age or younger. All Stars are dancers with current and sufficient points within the WSDC to have graduated from the Advanced division to the All Star division.
Your standard 3-day event pass will be FREE. Your pass provides admission to all ballroom activities, all workshops (except intensive workshops) and the midnight breakfast burrito buffet on Saturday night.
We’ll also provide a special 3-day spectator pass FREE for one chaperone (does not include workshops or meals).
You’ll receive a special Friday night juniors workshop with the swing pro staff
You’ll attend a FREE pizza party for the juniors which includes a question and answer session with the swing pro staff
You’ll receive a FREE contest entry to the juniors Jack & Jill division (does not apply to All American)
The arrangement we propose for All Stars is an exchange of your time, talent and participation for your 3-day event admission and some contest fees. Your standard 3-day event pass will provide admission to all ballroom activities, all workshops (except intensive workshops) and the midnight breakfast burrito buffet on Saturday night.
You must attend the Friday night “All Stars only” intensive swing workshop with Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair. The workshop is scheduled to begin at 10:30 pm. The cost to you will be $20 per person. All fees will be collected and your attendance noted at the door (Mt. Adams Room).
You must participate in the Friday evening All American swing contest. Your contest entry fee will be FREE. If you wish, you may also compete in the All American two step contest. Your entry fee for two step will also be FREE.
You must compete in the WSDC All Star division of Jack & Jill on Sunday. You must register yourself and pay applicable contest fees.
You are encouraged to spend some time each evening social dancing in the main ballroom and/or swing ballroom. Please devote some of your time to dancing with people you don’t know.
You are encouraged to support PDF by advertising your attendance in advance of the event through social media and by word of mouth. You are encouraged to use the “Portland Dance Festival Swings” facebook page and your own personal and group pages to advertise.