SWINGesota Summer Spectacular Workshop
July 26-28, 2019

SWINGesota is back for their 4th year and we are planning an awesome weekend!

It’s going to be a great couple days of learning and social dancing: we will be offering a variety of concept-based workshops to help grow your dance, and giving you a few fun patterns, too. We’ll also have a set of Intermediate and Advanced/All-Star workshops, as well as discounted passes for Advanced/All-Stars and students. And, of course, two awesome nights of dancing and some silly competitions!

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For a LIMITED TIME, we are offering an earlybird discount coupon! Register before 7/22 and save $20 off of your pass!

  • $89 per week
    Student Pass
  • Valid for full time students!
  • 10 Workshops
  • 2 nights of dancing!
  • Register by 7/22 before the rate goes up to $109
  • $69 per week
    Adv/All-Star Pass
  • Valid for adv/all-star competitors!*
  • 10 Workshops
  • Intermediate workshops
  • Adv/All-Star only workshops
  • 2 nights of dancing!
  • Register by 7/22 before the rate goes up to $89
* Intermediate or Adv/All-Star level achieved in West Coast Swing as defined by WSDC. Upon registration, user must identify WSDC # for verification.
** Does not apply to Intermediate or Adv/All-Star workshops. Intermediate and Adv/All-Star workshops are ONLY available with full weekend passes.


Robert Royston

Robert Royston’s professional career began on the competitive couples dance circuit in 1989. Quickly ascending the ranks, Robert successfully secured eight (8) “U.S. Open Swing Dance Championship titles,” six (6) different “World Country Dance Championship titles,” and two (2) “USA Grand National Championships Titles.” In addition, he holds national titles in Hustle, Salsa, and Cabaret...
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John & Alyssa

John and Alyssa are a dynamic, exciting partnership! They became partners five years ago and have taught all over the world. John started dancing West Coast Swing over 14 years ago and quickly became one of Canada's best dancers and instructors. All his students love his playful personality and the connection he makes with the music.
Alyssa started West Coast Swing...
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Markus & Tren

Markus & Trendlyon are one of the most dynamic, inspiring and fun loving couples that are hard to take your eyes off of, even on a crowded floor! Markus and Trendlyon are both Swing Dance Champions. Together they travel across the United States and internationally teaching, competing, judging, and performing at National Swing Dance events, in addition to volunteer and ...
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Ruby Lair (DJ)

Ruby is a nationally renowned DJ from the Houston, TX area. She began DJing in 2008 and has since been awarded the title of DJ of the Year by the Allswing DJ Group and is part of the DJ Hall of Fame from the Global Swing DJs Group. She spends countless hours seeking out the best new music to share with the West Coast Swing community and loves nothing more than packing a dance floor and keeping people dancing.

Helen Tocco (DJ)

Helen Tocco is a vibrant, popular swing DJ for competitions and social dance alike. She DJs regularly at local dances in and around her home in Los Angeles, California, as well as many national events, including Wild Wild Westie, 5280 Westival, Jack and Jill O'rama, Swingtacular, TOSHC, and many more. Before moving to California in 2007, she could be found spinning tunes... ​
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Weekend Schedule (Tentative)

Coming Soon!

Fun Competitions

Here at SWINGesota we like to keep things nice and simple. No formal competitions. No points. We're just having fun and dancing for awesome prizes.

Role Reversal JnJ

Role Reversal JnJ!

Do you like to both lead and follow? Then this competition is for you! You will dance and at the ring of the bell, you switch roles!

Open JnJ

Open JnJ

This competition is for all dancers from Newcomer to Intermediate. Participants will be matched with a random partner, dance to random songs, and compete for a hat!


Adv/All-Star JnJ

This competition is for our Advanced and All-star competitors. Each couple will get one normal WCS song... and a special Hieu Le challenge song!

Rock Paper Scissors competition

Silly Competition!

A little extra fun for the weekend. No hats or fancy prizes... just glory :)


Hyatt Regency Bloomington

Hyatt Regency Hotel - Bloomington

Our entire dance weekend will be hosted in the Hyatt Regency Hotel ballroom space! We also have a room block with special rates for attendees!

  • Rates are $129/night + tax.
  • 1 lightrail stop from the MSP airport and the Mall of America!
  • Room rates are good until 7/05/2019.
To book a room, please click here.

Get in Touch

Have some thoughts or questions about the event? Use the contact form on the lower right tab of the page or call us at (612) 217-4438.