Competitions, Contests & Performances

WSDC Registered Event

Contests & Competitions

  • We are a WSDC registry event!   We will be offering: Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, All-Star & Masters Divisions of Jack & Jill Competitions.
  • Strictly Swings  – The following Divisions will be offered: Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, All-Star & Masters
  • Pro/Am Competitions – Newcomer/Novice, Intermediate & Masters  Divisions will be offered for both Leaders and Followers for:
    • – Pro/Am Jack & Jills
    • – Pro/Am Strictly Swings

Competition Rules and Guidelines are available via a link in the Competition Staff Section of this website! It is the responsibility of each competitor to review and be familiar with all applicable Competition Rules!

We are pleased to again be an Event on the Season 4 Tour!

Trilogy Swing is pleased to once again be a stop on the Swing 16 Tour for Season 4!

Sheven Kekoolani will be taking over the reins from Doug Rousar as we bring the unique excitement of the Swing 16 Tour to Trilogy Swing!

For full details on Swing 16, please visit the website at: www.Swing16.com

We will have some exciting things happening at Trilogy Swing 2019!

Not to be missed – our Staff and Legends will again be featured in two unique and exciting performances!

  • Friday Night -the return of the Trilogy Threesome Pro Show
  • Saturday Night – once again, the unique excitement of the …………..

Legends Invitational 

In addition to these two Shows, Trilogy Swing is once again a stop on the Rising Star Tour.  We will also be showcasing the following:
  • Pro/Am Routines (Once again to be conducted on Saturday Evening!!)
  • Teams (Also part of the Saturday Evening competition activities!)
  • Performances by JT Swing Teams (Sunday afternoon, following the completion of all Jack & Jill finals and the finals of the Swing 16 contest)
  • Other Routine Divisions (Masters Routines are planned; others tbd)
Note: If you are competing in a Routine Division, Competition Rules and Guidelines are available via a link in the Competition Staff Section of this website! It is the responsibility of each competitor to review and be familiar with all applicable Competition Rules!

Intensives & Special Sessions

3 Hour Intensive
with 8 time US OPEN Champion Robert Royston

Time: Friday 4:00 – -7:00 pm
Cost: $75 (pre-registration through 9/5)  $90 “at-the-door”

Title: Exercises for Getting Out of Your Head

This year, Robert will delve into and present things based on the “mental game” of improving your dance.  He will cover things such as:

  • “flow state” – or, how to “get in the zone”
  • “fast brain” vs “slow brain” – the aspects of unconscious, emotional and instinctive thoughts and behaviors as compared to a more deliberative and logical thought process
  • methods for mastering the motor skills inherent to bettering your dance abilities

While the title infers that the focus is to “get out of your own head”, Robert will actually be presenting concepts, methods, drills and practice skills that will help each participant develop the ability to better control what goes on in your head!

This intensive will continue to build on the concepts that Robert has been delivering in previous Intensives and Special Sessions that he has been delivering across the world over the last 12 months!!

Robert is an 8 time US Open champion in 5 different divisions; a 7-time UCWDC world champion in 3 different divisions and a Member of 5 different dance Hall of Fames.

* Requirements: must have a weekend pass
* No Partner Necessary

3 Hour Intensive with the incomparable Brandi Guild

Time: Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00pm
Cost: $75 (pre-registration through 9/5)    $90 “at-the-door” 

Title: Quality of Movement

We are excited to welcome Brandi to Trilogy for the first time!

This is one you don’t want to miss!

Brandi will present and cover concepts focused on “transferable dance skills” that will help in developing and enhancing how to look and feel like a better dancer when you walk onto the floor – regardless of the style of dance.

In addition, this Intensive will then also show how to apply these concepts specific to West Coast Swing through the use of drills, practice and application ……… thereby changing the way you move and helping each participant grow and improve your dance!!

For those unfamiliar with Brandi’s background and accomplishments, she:

  • Holds titles in Country/Western, International 10 Dance, and …… West Coast Swing!
  • Travels the globe teaching, judging and performing
  • Is recognized as one of the top technicians in the world

* Requirements: must have a weekend pass
* No Partner Necessary

SWAG - Featuring WCS Champion Patty Vo and National Shag Champions Scott Campbell & Nikki Kontoulas!
Time: Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $50 (pre-registration through 9/5)  $60 “at-the-door”

Patty, Nikki & Scott have continued to refine and build on the concepts they rolled out last year at Trilogy. For 2019, they continue to present and deliver a unique and fun Intensive that will show you how to blend Shag with West Coast Swing. Shag is known for its fast and intricate footwork and West Coast Swing for its creative blends of styles.

By combining these two ingenious dance styles this 3-hour intensive will highlight and show you how to both improve your social dance abilities to the Blues and other music styles – as well as “raise your game” for bettering your competitive skills.

This game-changing and innovative curriculum will make a profound difference in how you dance to the Blues (as well as other genres of music).
In this Intensive, Patty, Scott and Nikki will address how to:
• Unlock movements and patterns that have been challenging you
• Fill in the gaps with the music
• Renovate and upgrade your dance skill-set
• Breakthrough plateaus in your dance progress
• Advance and evolve your repertoire on the social and competitive floor

Additional Details (and an updated image) Coming Soon!
From Core 2 Floor: Movement Strength Training for Dancers
Time: Friday 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost: $35 (pre-registration through 9/5)  $40 “at-the-door”

Featuring – Jeff Mumford and Megan Dupree

Mumfurious Movement joins forces with Back In Balance for a 2 hour intensive dedicated to helping dancers train their bodies to execute movement without injury, and build strength from the ground up. Quality of movement and gait outside of the dance floor informs performance on the dance floor. Champion Jeff Mumford and Movement Therapist Megan Dupree have teamed up to deliver the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of movement for dance performance.

Additional Details Coming Soon!
GPDIA - Led By Michael Kiehm: with Robert Cordoba & Robin Smith

We are pleased to once again have Michael Kiehm bring his GPDIA Teacher’s Certification Course to Trilogy Swing.

This year Michael, Robert and Robin will be working together to present the updated and newly revised Level 2 Certification Course during the event weekend.

The course will be approximately 7 hours, with 4 hours on Friday and 3 hours on Saturday.  We are working to finalize the schedule, and details will be posted here ASAP, in conjunction with the release of the event schedule.

For more details on the GPDIA Teacher’s Certification courses, and to register, please visit the GPDIA website at: https://globalpdia.com/

World Class Staff

DAYS

WORKSHOPS

Intensives

Staff

Don’t miss our Friday night Trilogy ThreeSome Pro Show

Or the Saturday night throwback LEGENDS INVITATIONAL !!

(Note: We are in the process of finalizing our Staff.  Confirmed Staff for 2019 are included below.  This list will be updated as Staff is finalized)

Brandi Guild

    Laureen Baldovi

      Angel Figueroa

        Robert Royston

        Deborah Székely

          Robert Cordoba

            Jessica McCurdy (Cox)

              John Lindo

                Michael Kiehm

                  John Festa

                    Patty Vo

                      Kellese Key

                        Brent Key

                          Blake Hobby Dowling

                            Matt Auclair

                              Debbie Figueroa

                                Michael & Leann Norris

                                  Charlie Womble & Jackie McGee

                                    Dawn Garrish

                                      Debbie Ramsey-Boz

                                        PJ Turner

                                          Markus & Tren

                                            Greg & Lemery

                                              Jerome & Bonnie Subey

                                                Stephen White

                                                  Special “Surprise” Guest(s)

                                                    Jason Barnes

                                                      Robin Smith

                                                        Sharole Lashe Negrete

                                                          Erica Smith

                                                            Jake Haning

                                                              Alyssa Gillespie

                                                              GYDS Coordinator

                                                                Gary Jobst

                                                                  Jeff Mumford

                                                                    Debbie Tuttle-Steffanina

                                                                      Kay Newhouse

                                                                      Newcomer Program Coordinator

                                                                        Competition Staff

                                                                        For reference and where applicable, Trilogy Swing will follow the essence of the WSDC Rules & Guidelines for all pertinent competitions.

                                                                        For Rising Star and Swing 16, please refer to the Rules available on these respective websites.

                                                                        Our goal is to run on-time competitions – Pre-registration is appreciated (it helps us plan and organize the contests)!

                                                                        Results will be announced Saturday night (for Friday contests) and immediately following the JT Swing Team Performances on Sunday afternoon (for all Saturday contests and the WSDC J&J Competitions)!

                                                                        Sheven Kekoolani

                                                                        Swing 16 Coordinator

                                                                          Stephanie Loveira

                                                                          Contest Manager

                                                                            Demery & Derek Leyva

                                                                            Competition Coordinators & Instructors

                                                                              Alex Brand

                                                                              Scorer

                                                                                John Bianchi & Doug Sudd

                                                                                World Dance Registry - Registration & Scoring

                                                                                  Leah Noparstak

                                                                                  Contest Coordinator

                                                                                    DJ Staff

                                                                                    Joining Victor as Head DJ, and to ensure great music for both our social dancing and competitions, Trilogy Swing is pleased to welcome the following DJ Team from both near and far!

                                                                                    And, don’t be surprised to see some of our Staff who are known for their prowess in the DJ booth jump in for a set or two throughout the weekend!!

                                                                                    Louis St. George

                                                                                    Competitions & Social Dancing

                                                                                      Katie Fallon

                                                                                      Competitions & Social Dancing

                                                                                        Ruby Lair

                                                                                        Competitions & Social Dancing

                                                                                          Anthony DeRosa

                                                                                          Competitions & Social Dancing

                                                                                            Kristen Shaw

                                                                                            DJ Team - Social Dancing

                                                                                              Jes Ann Nail

                                                                                              DJ Team - Social Dancing

                                                                                                Jasson Phillips

                                                                                                Late Night Social Dancing

                                                                                                  Managment Team

                                                                                                  Brought to you by:

                                                                                                  Rick & Cindy Dauss

                                                                                                  Owners & Event Directors

                                                                                                    Victor Loveira

                                                                                                    Co-Event Director & Head DJ

                                                                                                      2019 Schedule

                                                                                                      Final 2019 Schedule will be published ASAP with Workshop Details!

                                                                                                      Subject to Change if/as needed based on contest entries.

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                                                                                                      Event tickets

                                                                                                      Don’t delay –  Pre-Registration is available through the Tickets Link on this website.  Prices for weekend passes will increase at-the-door.

                                                                                                      WSDC Jack & Jill
                                                                                                      $25
                                                                                                      • Newcomer *(only $10)*
                                                                                                      • Novice
                                                                                                      • Intermediate
                                                                                                      • Masters
                                                                                                      • Advanced
                                                                                                      • All-Star
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                                                                                                      • Social Dancing
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                                                                                                      Specialty Options
                                                                                                      $Varies
                                                                                                      • Royston Intensive
                                                                                                      • Brandi Guild Intensive
                                                                                                      • SWAG intensive
                                                                                                      • Core-2-Floor Intensive
                                                                                                      • GPDIA Teachers Certification
                                                                                                      • Other Contests/Competitions (Strictly Swings - Pro/Ams - etc...)
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                                                                                                      Trilogy Swing is a WSDC Registry Event – and part of both the 2019 Rising Star Tour and the Season 4 Tour of Swing 16!

                                                                                                      Affiliations

                                                                                                      Trilogy Swing is proud to be a Member of and Affiliated with the following organizations

                                                                                                      Sponsors

                                                                                                      Trilogy Swing would like to thank the following people and companies for their support!

                                                                                                      Adela Su & Eddie Karoliussen  –  Richard & Susan Defelice  –   Larry & Lisa Delaney

                                                                                                      David & Jiffy Sarver  –  Dean & Debbie Maheras  –  Steve & Teresa Sagraves

                                                                                                      Betty Peters (SBP Productions)  –  Justin Wolcott (Justified Homes, Inc)  –  Steve & Teresa Sagraves (Fresh Fruit 2 Go)

                                                                                                      DC Party-Bus

                                                                                                      No Stress - Ride in Comfort!

                                                                                                      It’s Confirmed – The DC- Party Bus to Trilogy is again happening!

                                                                                                      We have once again arranged for a 56-person, Coachways bus with all the amenities.

                                                                                                      Travel in style and comfort, and arrive at the event rested and ready to dance all weekend!

                                                                                                      Then, sleep on the way back home as you begin your recovery from being SwungOver!

                                                                                                      Pricing and registration is available on the Registration Link.

                                                                                                      Round Trip (Friday - Sunday)

                                                                                                      As we have done the last three years, plans are to once again depart from Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD on Friday morning around 9:00 am (to ensure arrival at the event in time for those riding the bus to participate in Friday afternoon activities, including the Royston Intensive).

                                                                                                      The return trip will departing the event on Sunday afternoon shortly after all competitions, performances and award ceremonies have been completed, with a planned arrival at the origination point prior to midnight.

                                                                                                      Final details will be posted both here and on the Facebook Event page closer to the event weekend.  In addition, for those riding the bus, we will contact you directly prior to the Friday morning departure with specific details and instructions.

                                                                                                      Note:   There will likely be a quick stop in the North Richmond area (around Ashland) for a food, beverage & bathroom break …… so, if anyone from that area would like to join in on the fun, please contact us so we can look into working out the details to arrange for this stop to include planned/scheduled pick-up/drop-off  logistics.

                                                                                                      Please contact the Event Directors with any questions.

                                                                                                      Pricing and registration is available on the Registration Link.

                                                                                                      What to Expect During the Trip

                                                                                                      For those who have ridden the DC- Party bus in prior years, you know what to expect!!!  (And, just a reminder, since alcohol consumption is allowed, you must be 21 or older to ride the bus).

                                                                                                      For those looking to take advantage of this fun-filled opportunity, we are excited to announce that once again Richard & Susan DeFelice have offered to coordinate and act as our Host & Hostess on the bus!

                                                                                                      Along with food, drinks, games, and other entertainment, once again this year we are pleased to announce that staff members Kay Newhouse, Erica Smith, Greg Scott, Lemery Rollins, Markus Smith and Tren Veal have indicated that they will be riding the bus to and from the event!

                                                                                                      Join many of your friends, members of the JT Swing Teams, and others for what is sure to be a rollicking good time on the way to the event, and a relaxing ride back home!

                                                                                                      Pricing and registration is available on the Registration Link.

                                                                                                      Hotel Information

                                                                                                      Our Room Block at the Event Hotel is for all intents & purposes – Sold Out (as of 6/20/19)!

                                                                                                      While a limited supply of rooms may become available as we continue to work with the hotel to grab any room that frees up we have arranged for a block of rooms at an overflow hotel

                                                                                                      **** Springhill Suites RDU Airport/Research Triangle Park (920 Slater Road, Durham, NC) ****

                                                                                                      The overflow hotel is located directly across the parking lot from the event space in the Sheraton. The reservation link for the overflow block is as follows:

                                                                                                      https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1557921018927&key=GRP&app=resvlink

                                                                                                      Alternatively,  please call 919-998-9500 and ask to receive the Trilogy Swing Event group rate.

                                                                                                      If you have a room that you will not be needing, are looking for roommates to share your room, or are looking for a spot in a room, please use the TRILOGY SWING Roommates, Rides & Strictly Swing Dance Partners page to connect with fellow attendees!   The link for that page is:

                                                                                                      https://www.facebook.com/groups/1507754079534842/

                                                                                                      Please do not cancel a reservation without first posting it’s availability – we have people looking for rooms!!!