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!

Marc Heldt

Teachers Training



How to teach Musicality, Drills und Übungen fürs unterrichten.

Animation im Unterricht, wie gestaltet man Unterricht damit alle Spass daran haben.

John Festa & Deborah S. Székely

The Roots of Swing - Blues & Swing


Only for Couples

Ben Morris

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

chuck brown

Competition Training


Greg and Lemery will be doing a 4 hour Routine Intensive created specially for SwingVester 2019. We will have the opportunity to perform for SwingVester as a group, so come prepared for a challenging but fun learning experience.


Only for Couples

Saturday, 28.12.2019

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