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2017 AUS OPEN

EVENT SCHEDULE

Below is the 2017 Tentative Event Schedule, note that this schedule is possibly subject to change.


THURSDAY October 19

PATRICK DANCE STUDIOS

Australian Open Pre-Party!  Doors Open 7:30pm
Workshop – Open Level
(Chuck Brown)
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dance the Night away! 9:00pm – 1:00am

 

FRIDAY October 20

PATRICK STUDIOS AUSTRALIA & PORT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL

Registration Opens 10:00am
Workshop – Open Level
(Diego & Jessica:
Footwork & Body Movement)
Workshop – Advanced/All-Star
(Deborah:
Genres of Music)
10:30am – 11:30pm
Workshop – Open Level
(Dalena & Tze:
The Zen of Counter Balance)
Workshop – Advanced/All-Star
(Chuck:
Creating Music Moments)
11:30am – 12:30pm
Workshop – Open Level
(Brennar & Autumn:
Carolina Shag Basics)
Workshop – Advanced/All-Star
(Dalena & Tze:
Road Runner Associations)
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch Break 1:30pm
Brad Whelan’s
Competition Strategy Intensive

Highly recommended for
competitors of ALL levels (additional cost)
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Workshop – Open Level
(Deborah:
Dance Movements for Swing Dancers)
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Workshop – Open Level
(Brennar & Autumn:
Walk like a Shagger)
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Workshop – Open Level
(Brennar & Autumn:
Thunder from down Under Footwork)
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ballroom Closed for Dinner & Relocation to Port Melbourne Town Hall Approx 5:00pm
Floor Trials 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ballroom Opens 7:30pm
All Strictly Swing Finals Approx 9:30pm
Pro-Am Routines Approx 10:30pm
Pro Performances Approx 11:00pm
Social Dancing! Until Late

SATURDAY October 21

PORT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL

Floor Trials for Routine Competitors 8:00am – 10:00am
Workshop – Newcomer Track
(Swing City Newcomer Track)
Workshop – Open Level
(Chuck:
Absorb & Redirect)
10:00am – 11:00am
Workshop – Newcomer Track
(Swing City Newcomer Track)
Workshop – Open Level
(Deborah:
“All That Jazz” Solo Performance Class)
11:00am – 12:00pm
Workshop – Newcomer Track
(Swing City Newcomer Track)
Workshop – Open Level
(Diego & Jessica:
Kings of Social Dance)
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Break & Ballroom Opens for Social Dancing 1:00pm – 2:00pm
All Jack & Jill Prelims (Newc, Nov, Int, Adv/All & Carolina Shag) 2:00pm
Ballroom closes for dinner break / Floor trials Approx 5:30pm
Doors Open & Social Dancing 7:00pm
All Jack & Jill Finals 7:30pm
Classic Division Approx 9:30pm
Invitational Jack & Jill Approx 11:00pm
Social Dancing & Pro Performances throughout the night! Until Late

 

SUNDAY October 22

PORT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL

Floor Trials for Routine Competitors 9:00am – 10:45am
Workshop – Open Level
(Dalena & Tze:
Essentials of Amazing Partnering)
Workshop – Advanced/All-Star
(Brennar & Autumn:
Bring a Towel & A Panadol)
11:00am – 12:00pm
Workshop – Open Level
(Deborah:
Anchor , Post, Triple)
Workshop – Advanced/All-Star
(Diego & Jessica:
Pure Connection)
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch Break 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Workshop – Open Level
(Chuck:
Let’s work!)
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Social Dance Break 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Aussie ProAm Strictly 3:30pm
Teams Division 4:30pm
State of Origin Dance Battle 5:30pm
Awards 6:30pm
Dinner Break (Ballroom Closed) 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday Night Dance Party Until 1am

DISCLAIMER: Dancers participate at their own risk, with the understanding that the Australian Open West Coast Swing Dance Championships will not be held liable for any injury or loss incurred at the event. The Event Director reserves the right to amend the Schedule as necessary.