The Chicago Classic 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020 thru Sunday, March 22, 2020

Dance styles: West Coast Swing

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 19 through March 22, 2020 (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 Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross’ “Mindset and Partnering” intensive and Competitor Critiques by Myles & Tessa

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.

New: Jack & Jill Competitor Critiques

Get some guaranteed, qualitative, constructive feedback from a judge who saw you compete live!

Myles or Tessa “judges” your Prelim, but records notes instead of just scores
Pre-register on this page
Maximum 12 spots available per division
Immediately after the round (or block) is over, Myles/Tessa delivers feedback verbally to each dancer (up to 3 minutes each, or longer in groups)

The Double Tree Oak Brook
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, Illinois
Reservations: 630-472-6000

Reserve your room!

Please mention that you are part of The Chicago Classic when making your reservation


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 Oak Brook Mall (tons of shopping and restaurants).
Conveniently located off of I-88 and I-355.


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.


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.


Event DirectorApril Prince
Master of CeremoniesGlenn Ball and Sheven Kekoolani

Professional Staff

Ben & Cameo Mc Henry

Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe

Gregory Scott & Lemery Rollins

Jesse Dickson & Lannie Sullivan

Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay

Jake Haning & Mackenzie Goodmanson

Philippe & Flore Berne

Dillon Luther & Chantelle Pianetta

Bonnie & Jerome Subey

Christopher Dumond

Colleen & Arthur Uspensky

Austin Scharnhorst & Kali Casas

Nino DiGiulio & Dawn Lara

Matt Auclair

Head JudgeDemery Leyva
Referee JudgeAndy Bouman

Main Judging Panel

Doug Silton

Crystal Auclair

Colleen Uspensky

Taletha Jouzdani

Sheli Schroeder

Nino DiGiulio

Sharole Negrete

Julie Hein

Carmen Passi

Andy Bouman – Referee Judge

Disc Jockeys

Louis St. George (Louisville, KY)
Beth Bellamy (Crown Point, IN)
Toni Carroll (Powell, OH)
Ruth Gilbert (St Louis, MO)

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.


World Swing Dance Council

National Association of Swing Dance Events

The West Coast Swing Rising Star Tour

National Fast Dance Association

Roommates, Dance Partners, General Comments

Roommates, Dance Partners, General Comments