The Chicago Classic 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019 thru Sunday, March 10, 2019

Dance styles: West Coast Swing

Items for Purchase

Items for Purchase

Item Name
Item Price
Weekend Pass - Adult - No Dinner (Thru Feb 8)
135.00
Weekend Pass - Adult - With Dinner (Thru Feb 8)
145.00
Weekend Pass - All Star/ Student/ Intl/ Champ - No Dinner (Thru Feb 8)
109.00
Weekend Pass - All Star/ Student/ Intl/ Champ - With Dinner (Thru Feb 8)
119.00
All Day& Night Pass - Friday
59.00
Evening Only Pass - Friday
35.00
Late Night Pass - Friday
29.00
All Day& Night Pass - Saturday
69.00
Evening Only Pass - Saturday
45.00
Late Night Pass - Saturday
40.00
Day Pass - Sunday
25.00
Chicago Dog Dinner
16.00
Spectator Pass - Friday
25.00
Spectator Pass - Saturday
25.00
Spectator Pass - Sunday
20.00
Diamond Sponsor $2000+
2000.00
Platinum Sponsor $1500+
1500.00
Gold Sponsor $1000+
1000.00
Silver Sponsor $500+
500.00
True Blue Sponsor $280+
280.00
Friends Sponsor $100
100.00
Routine Intensive - Ben& Cameo (Thru Mar 6)
198.00
Benji Schwimmer Intensive (Thru Mar 6)
50.00
Special Workshop - Intermediate Plus - Friday
10.00
Special Workshop - Advanced/ All Star - Saturday
10.00
Special Workshop - Intermediate Plus - Sunday
10.00
Special Workshop - Advanced/ All Star - Saturday Late
10.00
AI Program Intermediate Application
0.00
Jack& Jill - Newcomer (Thru Feb 8)
24.00
Jack& Jill - Novice (Thru Feb 8)
24.00
Jack& Jill - Intermediate (Thru Feb 8)
24.00
Jack& Jill - Masters (Thru Feb 8)
24.00
Jack& Jill - Advanced (Thru Feb 8)
24.00
Jack& Jill - All Star (Thru Feb 8)
24.00
Jack& Jill - Champions (Thru Feb 8)
23.00
Strictly Swing - Novice (Thru Feb 8)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Intermediate (Thru Feb 8)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Masters (Thru Feb 8)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Advanced (Thru Feb 8)
40.00
Strictly Swing - All Star (Thru Feb 8)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Champion (Thru Feb 8)
40.00
Pro Am Strictly Swing - Novice (Thru Feb 8)
36.00
Pro Am Strictly Swing - Intermediate (Thru Feb 8)
36.00
Pro Am Routine - Novice (Thru Feb 8)
55.00
Pro Am Routine - Int/ Adv (Thru Feb 8)
55.00
Rising Star Routine (Thru Feb 8)
60.00
Showcase Routine (Thru Feb 8)
80.00
Classic Routine (Thru Feb 8)
80.00
Jack& Jill - Sophisticated (Thru Feb 8)
24.00
Event Details

Event Details

Welcome to The Chicago Classic!

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The top professionals in West Coast Swing will assemble in the Windy City to teach, compete, learn, and dance all day and night long from March 7 through March 10, 2019 (Thursday – Sunday).

The Chicago Classic is proud to be the only National Association of Swing Dance Events (NASDE) event in the Midwest and is also a World Swing Dance Council (WSDC) member. As the premier event, we strive to bring you the best instruction available from top champions hailing from across the USA and Canada.

While social dancing is always a highlight of the event, our selection of over 20 workshops and intensives will enhance and accelerate your dancing skills. This includes 2018 Showcase World Champion Benji Schwimmer’s “Re-wiring Your Westie Brain” intensive and Ben Mc Henry & Cameo Cross’ routine intensive where you will learn their entire routine (price is per couple)

The Chicago Classic brings you the best competitors in the Showcase and Classic NASDE divisions. Rising Star, Jack & Jill, Strictly Swing and Pro Am contests are also offered.

The Yorktown Westin
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, Illinois
Reservations:630-719-8000

Reserve your room for $125/night!

(Until February 13)

Please mention that you are part of The Chicago Classic when making your reservation
Reservations must be made before February 13, 2019 to guarantee the convention rate
(Single to quad occupancy + tax)

Driving

Do NOT take a city cab. They are time and a half to suburbs. Take an Uber or Lyft.

30 minutes west of Chicago.
Next to Yorktown Mall (tons of shopping and restaurants).
Steps away from Target (inside is a Starbucks).
Conveniently located off of I-88 and I-355.

Flying

Ohare airport is 16 miles.
Midway airport is 20 miles.
Traffic wise, Ohare is a better drive.
Uber is a very economical option and transports from both airports.

Train

From Ogilvie train station take the UP-W Metra Train Commuter Line from Ogilvie to Lombard train station.
Call the hotel for a shuttle ride from the train station.

Credits

Event DirectorApril Prince
Master of CeremoniesGlenn Ball and Sheven Kekoolani

Professional Staff

Benji Schwimmer

Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross

Gregory Scott & Lemery Rollins

Jesse Dickson & Lannie Sullivan

Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay

Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe

Stephen White & Tara Trafzer

Philippe & Flore Berne

Bonnie & Jerome Subey

Jake Haning & Mackenzie Goodmanson

Jason & Annmarie Marker

Colleen & Arthur Uspensky

Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep

Jesse Lopez

Matt Auclair

Guigo Sortica – Zouk

Head JudgeDemery Leyva
Referee JudgeAndy Bouman

Main Judging Panel

Benji Schwimmer

Laureen Baldovi

Crystal Lambert-Auclair

Colleen Uspensky

Sophy Kdep

Yvonne Antonacci

Sharole Negrete

Carmen Passi - Auxillary Judge

Jason Miklic - Auxillary Judge

Disc Jockeys

Ruby Lair (Houston, TX)
Beth Bellamy (Crown Point, IN)
Louis St. George (Nashua, NH)
Ruth Gilbert (St Louis, MO)
Anne Rohrer (Orlando, FL)

All Sales Are Final

Sorry, no refunds on purchases for The Chicago Classic.
If you are unable to attend for any reason, you may transfer your ticket.

Affiliations

WSDC
World Swing Dance Council

NASDE
National Association of Swing Dance Events

RISING STAR TOUR
The West Coast Swing Rising Star Tour

NFDA
National Fast Dance Association

Roommates, Dance Partners, General Comments

Roommates, Dance Partners, General Comments

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