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NEWCOMER WELCOME PROGRAM!

Dance ~ Relax ~ Make friends ~ Learn ~ Try something new.
We want YOU to have a great time!

DCSX offers a *special* welcome program just for first time attendees, to introduce you to new friends, answer your questions, and support your dancing & learning as you join the immersive fun of our weekend west coast swing event. DCSX is a huge dance party where everyone is welcome!

Here’s what you should do for your first time at DCSX:
Register for a weekend “EZpass” [on the main menu] and add the “Newcomer Welcome
Program” [on the workshops menu]. Consider adding a Newcomer Jack & Jill contest too.
Reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency.
Join our DCSX groups
here and here  on Facebook to ask questions or find roommates, and RSVP to DCSX 2018.
Entry into the popular main ballrooms for ALL contests and pro shows, workshops of any level
you choose, AND four nights of all-night social dancing are all included in your weekend pass.

Newcomer Welcome Program includes:
● Nine coherent L1 workshops, to improve your west coast swing dance skills under the guidance of specially selected national-level teachers.
● Newcomer Program Orientation (4pm Friday) & Closing sessions (2pm Sunday)
● Social Dance Success “How to find partners, have fun & make friends while dancing” (7pm Friday)
● “Newcomer” seating area in the main ballroom for all shows & social dancing.
● A welcoming team of experienced "DCSX Mentors" ready to meet you, dance with you,and answer your questions all weekend long
● A friendly warm-up session for people who enter the $1 newcomer Jack & Jill (you must register separately, in advance, for that contest) and anyone else who’d like to join (11am Saturday)
● Small group open dancing and “meet & greet” social opportunities
● A cohort of other friendly event first-timers who can't wait to meet you and have fun all weekend together!

You should plan to arrive at DCSX comfortably before Newcomer Orientation (4pm Friday), or Thursday to join the 8pm “WCS 101” class & social dancing after.

Schedule
Thursday pre-party: WCS 101 class (8pm) & open dancing all night
Friday 11/16:
4pm orientation.
5-8pm: classes.
Open dancing 8pm onwards.

Saturday 11/17:
11am-1pm Newcomer JJ warmup & contest (optional; requires separate registration)
1pm-8pm classes, with breaks for mentoring & dancing.
8pm-midnight shows, interspersed with & followed by open dancing.

Sunday 11/18:
11am - 2pm classes.
Noon JJ contest finals.
Closing session at 2pm.

Pack or bring: Comfortable shoes to dance in. Lots of changes of clothes. A water bottle & some snacks.  Your enthusiasm for learning new things & meeting new people & embracing new experiences!

Welcome to DCSX! We hope you’ll love it here.

→ Yes! We need friendly faces to be DCSX Mentors for our new friends as we welcome them to our event. Contact Kay to volunteer to help.
For additional information about the Newcomer program contact DCSX co-director
Kay Newhouse

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