tessa antolini

Follower Intensive:


This intensive is designed to teach followers how to "talk" with clarity and confidence in the dance! Today in WCS, followers are expected to be musical and for the musicality to be inspiring to the leader (and not create more problems). We often refer to this musicality as "talking": the leader "speaks" his pattern and the follow "speaks back" her musicality. 

This is not easy!! First, we must learn vocabulary--WHAT to do on top of what the leader's patterns. Second, we must learn HOW to incorporate this movement (how to "lead" it) so that the leader is comfortable, not surprised, and is able to take this movement and have it be a positive influence on his next decision. Third, we must learn to do all of this with CONFIDENCE; we must discover how to feel good about what we are doing if we expect ourselves to actually do it on the social and competitive dance floor!

John Festa & Deborah S. Székely

The Roots of Swing - Blues & Swing


Only for Couples

Ben Morris

Interacting with your partner!

How to create conversation with your partner, better understand the shifting lead and follow dynamic, and enjoy more rewarding and creative dances. 


Only for Couples


SwingVester is doing a routine intensive on the free routine, by the amazing Gregory & Lemery(2 of the choreographers)!!

SV is also offering a separate time for anyone to perform their version of the routine in front of an audience/judges ...even if it's not 100% ready and even if you don't have costumes yet!!! (AKA FREE ADVICE!)

So, get a partner NOW! And make us proud at SV!!


Only for Couples

Saturday, 28.12.2019

CheckIn 09:00 -      
 Intensiv 09:30 - 11:30 Tessa Antolini   John Festa & Deborah Szekely
Break 11:30 - 12:00      
 Intensiv 12:00 - 14:00 Tessa Antolini   John Festa & Deborah Szekely
Break 14:00 - 15:30      
 Intensiv 15:30 - 17:30 Ben Morris   Gregory Scott & Lemery Rollins
Break 17:30 - 18:00      
18:00 - 20:00 Ben Morris  
Gregory Scott & Lemery Rollins