The Chicago Classic 2019

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

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 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

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)


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.


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

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.


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