May 2-5, 2019
Hartford, Ct.
Hilton Hartford


May 1, 2019 - Schedule has been updated

Addition of University Swing program

Volunteers with registration exp. needed


2019 Flyer


Ballroom Layout(pdf)


Ken Mercik Event Director

Contact Info: (860) 559-6179 email:

Mario & Stephanie Robau Jr. Instructors/Judges

Angel Figueroa Head Judge/Instructor

Mary Ann Nunez Judge/Instructor

John Lindo Judge/Instructor/DJ

John Festa Judge/Instructor/DJ

  • Saturday Night Blues & Soul Room w/John (Blues)

Arjay Centeno Judge/Instructor

Bill Cameron Judge/Instructor/MC

Blake Hobby Judge/Instructor

Kim Vannaman Instructor

Other Instructors & Staff: Anne Fleming, Erik Novoa, Neil Klein, Angelique Early, Willow Colson-Wall, and more TBA...

DJ's: John Festa, John Lindo, Willow Colson-Wall, Joe Mahoney, Andre Russo, Kyle LaPatin, Joni Fraser, Bob Frione, and more TBA…


See flyers for pricing

An event with NO EVENING COMPETITIONS - just social dancing. No waiting until Midnight or 1:00AM for the party to start.

Event Highlights

  • Thursday Night Kick-Off Workshop and Party with Mario & Stephanie Robau
  • No Evening Competitions – Social Dancing All Night
  • 4 Workshop Rooms (Dancing * Workshops start at noon Friday)
    - 3 in WCS - Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
    - 1 in Hustle, Nite Club, and Country Western 2-Step
  • Main Ballroom open till 4am (or so)
  • Friday and Saturday Night Hustle Room 9:30-Midnight (or so)
  • Friday and Saturday Night All Request Room
  • Friday Night Instructors Jam
  • Lots of Social Dancing, Lots of Workshops & a Little Bit of Competition
  • Social dancing between all workshops. Practice and retain what you just learned
  • Beginner/Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Workshops
  • WCS Competitions-
    • Jack 'N' Jill - Novice, Intermediate, Open
    • Strictly Swing - Novice, Intermediate & Open
    • Jill 'n Jack, Strictly Swing Format, Open, Fun Competition but will be judged (Female Leaders/Male Followers)
  • Beginner/Novice Track suitable for Beginner/Novice Dancers, those learning opposite part. For Instructors and dancers considering becoming instructors
  • Don’t miss any workshops – Video Notebook Available with all Workshops & Competitions
  • Cash Prize for Winners in each competition … to be determined after competition registration closes. The more that enter, the bigger the cash prize (see website for complete info and rules).