SWINGesota Winter Workshop Weekend
w/ Robert Royston! January 3-5, 2020

SWINGesota is incredibly excited to have Robert Royston come to the Twin Cities and bring his extensive knowledge to our community in a weekend full of workshops and dancing!

It’s going to be a great time of learning and social dancing: We will be offering two 5-hour mini-intensives. One will be for all levels and the other will be adv/all-star competitors. We will also have dances on both Friday and Saturday night with the incomparable DJ Ruby Lair!

Check out the information below and register for the event!

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  • $90 per week
    Student Pass
  • Valid for full time students!
  • 7 Workshops
  • Saturday night dance
  • $120 per week
    Adv/All-Star Pass
  • Valid for adv/all-star competitors!*
  • 5-hr intensive
  • 1 Pre-Dance Workshop
  • 2 dances
  • At the door price of $150
  • $30 per month
    Saturday Evening Pass
  • 1 Pre-Dance Workshop
  • 1 Dance
  • a la carte
  • $18/ Saturday evening workshop
  • $15/dance
* Adv/All-Star level achieved in West Coast Swing as defined by WSDC. Upon registration, user must identify WSDC # for verification.


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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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.

Weekend Schedule (Tentative)

This is a tentative workshop schedule as workshops and locations have yet to be finalized. Check back here for more info!

Friday Evening - Starks Saloon
8:00 - midnight Social Dance
Saturday Afternoon - Studio TimeOut
11:00 - 2:00 All Levels Intensive
2:00 - 5:00 Adv/All-Star Intensive
Saturday Evening - Studio TimeOut
7:00 - 8:00 Workshop
All Levels
8:00 - midnight Social Dance
Sunday Afternoon - Studio TimeOut
noon - 2:00 All Levels Intensive
2:00 - 4:00 Adv/All-Star Intensive


Starks Saloon

Starks Saloon

Our Friday dance will be hosted at Starks Saloon! Here you'll be able to kick back, have a drink, indulge in some great conversation about the weather, and just have a fun time dancing!
Please note that Starks is a bar and thus you must be over 21 to be there after 9pm.

3125 Dodd Rd
Eagan, MN 55121
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Studio TimeOut

Studio TimeOut

All of our Saturday and Sunday workshops and dances will be held at Studio TimeOut space. We'll have multiple ballrooms and about a billion christmas lights to facilitate our learning and dancing experience!

6015 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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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 $89/night + tax for 2 people ($99/$109 for 3-4 people).
  • 1 lightrail stop from the MSP airport and the Mall of America!
  • Room rates are good until 12/13/2019.
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.