Phoenix 4th of July 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 thru Sunday, July 7, 2019

Dance styles: West Coast Swing

Items for Purchase

Items for Purchase

Item Name
Item Price
Pre Event - Thurs Night - Dance Only - GPSDC Member
7.00
Pre Event - Thurs Night - Dance Only
10.00
Pre Event - Thurs Night - Dance + Workshop
15.00
Pre Event - Thurs Night - Dance + Workshop - GPSDC Member
10.00
Pre Event - Wed Night - Dance Only
10.00
Pre Event - Wed Night - Dance Only - GPSDC Member
7.00
Pre Event - Wed Night - Dance + Workshop
15.00
Pre Event - Wed Night - Dance + Workshop - GPSDC Member
10.00
Weekend Pass - Junior Chaperone
25.00
Weekend Pass - Junior
30.00
Weekend Pass - Student (Thru May 31)
99.00
Weekend Pass - International (Thru May 31)
99.00
Weekend Pass - All Star (Thru May 31)
49.00
Full Weekend Pass - GPSDC Member (Thru May 31)
139.00
Full Weekend Pass - Early Bird (Thru May 31)
149.00
Sean and Courtney Intensive
65.00
Robert Royston Intensive (Thru May 31)
80.00
Advanced All Star Track
50.00
Advanced All Star Track - Individual Workshop
20.00
Country Bootcamp
50.00
Country Bootcamp - Individual Workshop
15.00
Country Bootcamp - Dance Only
10.00
Laurie Schwimmer Jazz Class
20.00
Laureen Baldovi Intensive (Thru May 31)
39.00
Jack& Jill - All American (Thru June 30)
22.00
Jack& Jill - Junior
20.00
Jack& Jill - Novice (Thru June 30)
22.00
Jack& Jill - Intermediate (Thru June 30)
22.00
Jack& Jill - Advanced (Thru June 30)
22.00
Jack& Jill - All Star (Thru June 30)
22.00
Jack& Jill - Masters (Thru June 30)
22.00
Jack& Jill - Just for Fun Thursday Night
5.00
Strictly Swing - Novice (Thru June 30)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Intermediate (Thru June 30)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Advanced (Thru June 30)
40.00
Strictly Swing - All Star (Thru June 30)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Masters (Thru June 30)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Sophisticated (Thru June 30)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Generational (Thru June 30)
40.00
Strictly Swing - Champion
40.00
Event Details

Event Details

      

Welcome to The Phoenix Fourth of July!

July 3 - July 7, 2019!

Did you know that this coming summer in the Valley of the Sun is the 38th Anniversary of the Phoenix 4th of July Convention? As the original West Coast Swing Convention, we strive to honor the traditions of where west coast swing originated and bridge to what it will become. Year after year, it continues to be “Where Legends are Made”. Held in a fabulous 5 star resort, the J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn, which graces the base of beautiful Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley and is the first choice for a luxury resort.

Top champions join together to teach, compete, entertain and amaze us. The YASDA program offers great opportunities to the junior dancers to learn from the best. We offer a fun learning environment for juniors while offering the best in late night dancing for the other dancers - lots of social dancing for everyone.

The highest standard of excellence is maintained by our dance competitors and judging panel for all our competitive divisions: Invitational Champion, Jack& Jill, and the ever-popular Strictly Swing. We are proud to be a WSDC event for 38 years - please join us!

Professionals

TBD

Main Judging Panel

Head JudgeJim Tigges
Laurie Schwimmer
Buddy Schwimmer
Dawn Garrish
Sharole Negrete
Mary Ann Nunez
Carrie Lucas
Jeannie Tucker
John Wheaton
Laureen Baldovi
Stan Jaquish
Jay Byam
Yvonne Antonacci
Bella Viramontes

Disc Jockeys

Butch Viola
April Prince
Larissa Tingle Schubert
Brian Sforzo
Sean Jessup
Sue Davila
Fred Johnson
Mike Gallo

Country Bootcamp

Progressive 2 Step with Dawn Garrish
Cha Cha with Carrie Lucase
Country Waltz with Drew Mithchell

All American (high-low) Jack & Jill

Dancers of any skill level or age may enter the division. Everyone will be randomly sorted to select a partner. Dancers will be separated into newcomer through intermediate and advanced through champion. If you are intermediate or below, you are guaranteed to draw a dancer of advanced level or higher, and vice-versa. This creates a very fun and social competition in which anyone could place.

Generational Strictly Swing

This strictly swing has a unique twist. each couple must have 20 years of age separating them i.e. a 20 year old must dance with someone 40 years of age or older, a 60 year old must dance with someone 40 years of age or younger. This challenge creates a fun opportunity to dance with people competitively that you may not normally.

The Resort

Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Room Rate - $143

Book your room for $143/night

Book your room right now before the Camelback sells out!

Phone Reservations: (877) 622-3140

In order to receive the above rate please mention "Phoenix 4th of July Dance"

Within 4 miles of Camelback Golf Club, this sleek, Pueblo Revival–style resort is also 5 miles from Scottsdale's Arts District and 8 miles from the Desert Botanical Garden.

Sophisticated rooms provide pillow-top mattresses, minifridges and coffeemakers, plus Wi-Fi (fee). Upgraded rooms add balconies, pull-out sofas and/or microwaves, while luxe suites tack on living rooms with fireplaces. Some also feature private pools.

Dining options include a high-end steakhouse, a Southwestern restaurant, a refined bar and a coffee shop. There's also a chic day spa, an outdoor pool and a sundeck, plus a fitness center and a free golf course shuttle.

Helpful Links

ScheduleCompetitionsPast Results

FAQLocationContacts

Join us for our Greater Phoenix International 4th of July Convention!

This long standing west coast swing convention has been hosted by the GPSDC since 1981. People from all over the world come to this fabulous historic event over the Independence Day weekend. Don’t miss out on one of the world’s largest Jack & Jill Events!!

Convention opens on Wednesday July 4 at 6pm with a workshop, then dance the night away starting at 7 pm at the Early Bird Dance.

GPSDC has a no refund, no exchange policy. For more information please contact us.

Roommates, Dance Partners, General Comments

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