North Carolina's Dance Party

Our focus is Learning and Social Dancing for all levels!

WSDC Points

We are a WSDC registry event! At this time we are offering a full slate of Jack & Jill Competitions.

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Shag

Shag Mixed Doubles

Lots of Social Dancing

What makes CWF so amazing? Our emphasis on social dancing, learning, and the ability to explore other dance styles in addition to West Coast Swing. At our core, we value the inclusion of all levels, both within west coast swing, as well across complimentary dance styles. What are you waiting for?

Learn West Coast Swing, Shag, Country 2 Step, Nightclub 2 Step, & Hustle

With our amazing staff we are able to offer workshops not only for West Coast Swing but also the opportunity to showcase Shag, Country 2 Step, Nightclub 2 Step, & Hustle.

Workshops

DAYS

Sq Ft of Ballroom

Professional Staff

Instructional Staff

Meet our amazing Instructional staff

Michael Kiehm

San Diego, CA

JASON BARNES

Asheville, NC

PJ TURNER

Knoxville, TN

ROBIN SMITH

Raleigh, NC

DEBBIE RAMSEY

Raleigh, NC

Kay & Matt

D.C. & Chicago

    Bonnie & Jérome

    Florida

    Alyssa Gillespie

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Gary Jobst

    Charlotte, NC

    Sophy & Jason

    Florence, KY

    Jeff Mumford

    Chicago, Illinois

    Erica Smith

    Rockville, Maryland

    Jake Hanning

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Debbie Tuttle-Steffanina

    Gaithersburg, Maryland

    Stacy Zellner

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Stephanie Loveira

    Mooresville, NC

    Hailee Vaughan

    Seattle, WA

    PAM & BRIAN

    Clearwater, FL

    Ryan Boz

    Raleigh, NC

    JESSE LOPEZ

    Kansas City, MO

    Abi & Stéphane

    Huntsville, Alabama

      Raquel Nielsen

      Raleigh, North Carolina

      Carrie Smith

      Charlotte, North Carolina

      Whitney Bartlett

      Elizabeth City, NC

      Competition Staff

      Meet our amazing Competition staff

      Alan Annicella (MC)

      Atlanta, Georgia

      Douglas Rousar (Chief Judge)

      Oshkosh, Wisconsin

      Derek & Demery

      Jacksonville, Florida

      DJ Staff

      Meet our amazing DJ staff

      ANTHONY DeROSA

      Greensboro, NC

      VICTOR LOVEIRA

      Mooresville, NC

      JASSON PHILLIPS

      Raleigh, NC

      PETER ZELLNER

      Atlanta, GA

      IAN O'GORMAN

      Raleigh, NC

      MATT JOHNSON

      Charlotte, NC

      Shag

      Specialty Shag Track

      ASHLEY & TOBITHA

      China Grove, NC

      Michael & LeAnn Norris

      Columbia, SC

      BRENNAR GOREE

      Raleigh, NC

      TESTIMONIALS

      haven’t you heard?

      Some people measure “success” in a dance weekend by trophies & medals- but I prefer to count new dance friends & quality time with good people, with bonus points for embarrassingly snorty laugh fits.
      KAY
      Friendliest event I’ve attended yet. Thanks to all who greeted, smiled, and hugged (makes a big difference – even when you’ve been working for days and are exhausted – your effort was noticed)
      BONNY
      This was the Best Dance Event Ever. Great dancing. Phenomenal instructors. Thank you so much to everyone who worked so hard to put on this fabulous event. Fruit and pizza provided by the organizers was over the top generous.
      JAN

      2018 Schedule

      Subject to Change
      Updated 12/19/17 

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      Bonnie & Jerome Subey

      9-11pm: DJ Victor Loveira 11pm-1am: DJ Matt Johnson 1am-close: DJ Hailee Vaughn

      Various DJ Staff

      Demery & Derek Leyva

      Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep

      11pm-1am: DJ Peter Zellner 1-3am: DJ Anthony Derosa 3am-close: DJ Ian O'Gorman

      Various DJ Staff
      12pm-1pm
      FUN CW2

      Jason Barnes

      Jeff Mumford

      Robin Smith

      Pam & Brian Bennett

      Debbie Ramsey-Boz

      Three (3) Workshops taught by Marlon "Int'l" Mills of NYC
      Followed by Social Dancing All Night Long

      Charlotte Latin Dance
      12pm-1pm
      FUN WCS

      Abi & Stephane Schneider

      Raquel Nielsen

      Stephanie Risser-Loveira

      Hailee Vaughn

      Intensive Practica @ CharlotteWestieFest
      Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/127694954570140/

      Bonnie & Jerome Subey

      "Mini-Privates" with Various Staff Members
      Sign Up at Registration Desk

      Multiple Instructors

      Workshop/Lesson followed by Social Dancing

      CHARLOTTE LATIN DANCE
      Noon-7pm
      GPDIA: Teacher's Certification Course

      Global Professional Dance Instructors Association
      For Details on this course, please visit the website at: http://globalpdia.com/

      Michael Kiehm

      Meet & Greet Orientation for Newcomers
      Hosted by Select Staff & Members of the Charlotte Westies

      Event Organizers, Select Staff & Community Members
      10am-11am
      BEG+ CW2

      Pam & Brian Bennett

      Novice * Newcomer * Masters * Intermediate * Advanced * All Star
      Open Dancing between Divisions

      DJ Team Featuring: Anthony Derosa, Victor Loveira & Pete Zellner

      Select Staff & Invited All-Stars will be participating in an Interactive "Q & A Session" and to provide feedback, critique, and helpful tips to improve your dance

      Various Staff & All-Stars

      All Jack & Jill Finals
      Masters*Newcomer* Novice*Intermediate*Advanced*All-Star
      Open Dancing between Divisions
      Music By: DJ's V. Loveira & A. Derosa

      Master of Ceremonies: Alan Annicella

      Special Performances by JT Swing Teams and Triversity

      Finals of the Year-Long Swing 16 Season 2 Competition

      Hosted by; Doug Rousar

      Featuring the DJ Team of:
      11pm-1am: Peter Zellner 1am-3am: Anthony Derosa 3am-close: Jasson Phillips

      10am-11am
      Turns & Spins

      Debbie Tuttle-Steffanina

      Alyssa Gillespie

      Whitney Bartlett

      Debbie Ramsey

      Bonnie & jerome Subey

      Jason & Sophy

      Workshop/Lesson By: Sebastien Wrenn
      Followed by Social Dancing

      Hosted By: Carolina Ballroom
      10am-Noon
      10-for-$10's - Session 2

      "Mini-Privates" with Various Staff Members
      Sign Up at Registration Desk

      Various Staff Members

      Stacy Zellner

      Ashley & Tobitha

      Michael & LeAnn Norris

      Michael & LeAnn Norris

      Shag Social Dancing
      Featuring Music By DJ: Tim Boggs
      and ...... A Mixed Doubles Contest at Midnight!!!

      Hosted By: Twisters Shag Club
      10am-12pm
      Newcomer Practice & Competition Prep

      Newcomer Warm-Up and Prep for Jack & Jills

      Select Staff

      Hustle Intensive
      Details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/540020929678520/

      Stephanie Risser-loveira

      Workshop(s) & Lesson(s) followed by:
      Social Dancing All Night Long!!!

      Hosted By: Queen City Blues
      9am-10am
      Resilient Westies - Preserve the Curve

      This workshop will focus on stretching, posture & spinal mobility for dancers
      Drills and exercises to improve technique on the dance floor

      Katie Bigelow

      Room available for Private Lessons

      10am-11am
      BEG+ CW2

      Raquel Nielsen

      Join the Event Organizers and Staff
      in the Hotel Lobby Bar and Lounge Area
      to wind down and watch the game!

      10am-11am
      BEG WCS

      Jesse Lopez

      Abi & Stephane

      Jason Barnes
      10am-12pm
      10-for-$10's - Session 3

      "Mini-Privates" with Various Staff Members
      Sign Up at Registration Desk

      Various Staff

      Special Session for invited All-Stars
      Details to be announced

      To Be Determined

      Special "Steals" workshop for those not interested in the Super Bowl
      To be taught by selected Staff

      Selected Staff

      During and After the Super Bowl
      Social Dancing

      Various DJ Staff
      10am-12pm
      Mumfurious Movement

      Special Intensive focused on:
      Mobility & Movement for Dance Improvement
      Details atL http://www.mumfuriousmovement.com/

      Jeff Mumford

      Intensive Practica @ CharlotteWestieFest
      Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/127694954570140/

      Bonnie & Jerome subey

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      WSDC Jack & Jill
      $20
      • Newcomer *only $1
      • Novice
      • Intermediate
      • Masters
      • Advanced
      • All-Star
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      • Shag
      • Latin Night
      • Ballroom Night Incl
      • Workshops
      • Social Dancing
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      Specialty Options
      $Varies
      • Drills Intensive w/ Bonnie & Jerome Subey
      • Hustle Intensive w/ Stephanie Risser-Loveira
      • Mumfurious Movement w/ Jeff Mumford
      • GPDIA Teachers Certification w/ Michael Kiehm
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      Charlotte Westie Fest is a WSDC Registry Event and Host of the 2018 Swing 16 Finals.
      Additionally we will have a Last Chance Qualifier Friday – Open to Everyone regardless of level!

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