Easter Swing West coast dance convention
(Cancelled For 2020 – See you April 1st – 4th, 2021!)
Welcome! Easter Swing is an entirely volunteer-run West Coast Swing event, sponsored by the Seattle Swing Dance Club [a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization], held annually on Easter holiday weekend. Event activities include: competitions, workshops, dance routines, social dancing, and more! Be sure to check the website often to get the latest news and updates, we'll be adding more throughout the year.
News and Updates
What To Do With Your Easter Swing 2020 Pass
3 / 23 / 2020
As you may have heard, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seattle Swing Dance Club has cancelled Easter Swing 2020. This was a heartbreaking decision, but because we’re committed to the safety and well-being of dancers in the local and global community, it was simply the right thing to do. Please continue to support your professional dance teachers, as they will be greatly impacted by this event cancellation. The teachers would be grateful if you’d schedule a video lesson, buy a private lesson in advance, or purchase online classes.
Those of you who already purchased an Easter Swing 2020 Event Pass have three options:
a) Use your pass for Easter Swing 2021!
– We love this option because it helps out our cash flow.
– If you choose this option, no action is required on your part, and you are prepaid for next year’s event!
b) Donate the amount of your Event Pass!
– The Seattle Swing Dance Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and we always welcome donations so we can share passion for dance!
Note: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a separate receipt for your tax deductible donation. Remember, tax deductible donations are accepted ANYTIME via PayPal!
c) Request a refund.
– If you’d like a refund for your Easter Swing 2020 Event Pass, please contact email@example.com and we will promptly process your refund via the same payment method you used. (Example: If you paid by check, you’ll receive a refund check. If you paid with a bankcard, you will receive a credit on your bankcard.)
Note: All payments for intensives will automatically be refunded.
We truly appreciate your support during this difficult time, and hope you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe. We look forward to dancing with you at the EXCITING and UNIQUE Easter Swing 2021!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Weekend Hotel Reservations
3 / 23 / 2020
Earlier this week we announced Easter Swing is cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 national emergency. We have worked with the Bellevue Hyatt hotel to cancel all rooms that were reserved under our rooming block. If you made a room reservation under our rooming block it will be automatically cancelled on 3/16/2020 and you will be refunded if you made any deposits or payments. No action is required on your part.
If you still hope to stay at the Hyatt you will need to book a new room.
If you made a reservation outside of the rooming block, you will need to contact the hotel to cancel it.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the hotel directly. Hotel information is posted on the Venue Page.
Easter Swing 2020 is Cancelled
3 / 11 / 2020
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce Easter Swing 2020 is canceled. The Easter Swing event is organized by the Seattle Swing Dance Club, a 501c3 non-profit, to support passion for dance in our local and global community, and our top priority is everyone’s safety.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak situation and the new Washington State guidelines restricting events of 250 or more, cancelling Easter Swing 2020 is the clear course of action and simply the right thing to do. The leadership team is investigating rescheduling possibilities as well as working hard to get answers to everyone’s questions as quickly and accurately as possible. We intend to have a complete plan for event passes, hotel room cancellation, and other logistical concerns by the end of next week.
Please post on our Facebook event page or email email@example.com if you have any questions, and we will do our best to respond promptly. We expect a high volume of emails, so your patience is greatly appreciated. We will be posting updates as soon as they are available. Thank you again for your support.
Complimentary Starbucks coffee is provided for all guests in the ballroom throughout the weekend, sponsored by Seattle’s own Laura E. Hunter! It’s a great pick-me-up for those early morning workshops and nighttime social dancing!
Our ballroom features a 3-tier, raised bar & lounge where you can enjoy an adult beverage (if you’re 21+) while you watch the dancing and competitions! Its namesake is the beloved Jim Minty, who was the event director for many years.
Want a spectacular view from a comfortable couch or a front row seat at a reserved table? Seating availability is limited and currently almost sold out! Order a premium event pass to get your reserved seating before they’re all gone!
Contest winners (1st-5th place) can look forward to taking home a beautiful, blown-glass Easter egg! These unique, artisan trophies are hand made locally in Seattle just for Easter Swing, and feature a new design each year.
Competitions are an exciting component of any West Coast Swing dance convention. We are a sanctioned member of the National Association of Swing Dance Events (NASDE), as well as the World Swing Dance Council (WSDC), and participate in the Rising Star Tour. Please review the Competition Rules prior to competing. Posted rules are subject to change without notice. Rules are also available during the event weekend at the Competition Registration Desk. Scoring by Mark Slater, Step Right Solutions.