Trilogy Swing

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 5 Tour!

Trilogy Swing is pleased to once again be a stop on the Swing 16 Tour for Season 5!

Sheven Kekoolani will once again be here as we continue to bring the unique excitement of the Swing 16 Tour to Trilogy Swing!

For full details on Swing 16, please visit the website at:

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!

These were the 2019 Intensives & Special Sessions - We are planning some exciting things again for 2020!

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:

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Note: This information is from 2019 – We are currently working on plans for 2020 – Stay Tuned!

Don’t miss our Friday night Trilogy ThreeSome Pro Show

Or the Saturday night throwback LEGENDS INVITATIONAL !!

(This was our Staff for 2019 – Many will be returning in 2020!)

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Now also joining us!

We are pleased to announce that the following individuals will also now be at Trilogy Swing 2019!

They will be teaching workshops, helping with our Newcomer Track and/or Judging!

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Competition Staff

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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)!

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DJ Staff

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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!!

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Managment Team

Brought to you by:

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We are working on 2020 plans and plan to release details soon - Stay tuned!

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Final 2019 Schedule shown for reference!

The 2020 Schedule will be very similar to the 2019 Schedule.


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Event tickets

Pre-Registration for 2020 will be available through the Tickets Link on this website soon.  Prices for weekend passes will increase at-the-door.

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Trilogy Swing is a WSDC Registry Event – and part of both the 2020 Rising Star Tour and the Season 5 Tour of Swing 16!


Here are just a few images from previous years!


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

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

Michele Fischer  –  Adela Su & Eddie Karoliussen  –  Richard & Susan Defelice

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

Dee Barron  –  Betty Peters (SBP Productions)  –  Steve & Teresa Sagraves (Fresh Fruit 2 Go)

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We are working to once again arrange for a DC Party-Bus in 2020!

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)
Important Announcement and Update!!!

We have been made aware that due to a recent change in ownership and management of the Westfield-Montgomery Mall – overnight parking is no longer allowed at this location.  As a result, the mall is no longer a viable option for us to use as the pick-up / drop-off point for the DC-Party Bus!

But – not to worry!!!!

We have worked out new plans – and ……. we think we have come up with a solution that is actually a better plan!!!

We will now have TWO pick-up / return locations for people to park their cars at no cost over the weekend – one on the North side and the other on the South side of the DC-area!

The DC-Party Bus will now originate at the following location:

Maryland Commuter Lot at 580 W D Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (This is at the intersection of I-270 and Route 117)

For reference, here is a link to the MD-DOT website for this facility:

We plan to “stage” the bus in an obvious and convenient location, so please keep an eye out for it and/or look for where others are congregating once you arrive.  The bus is scheduled to be on-site no later than 9:00 am – so if you are planning to join the group here, please be on-site and ready to board by 9:00 am so we can get on the road in a timely manner to ensure arrival at the 2nd pick-up point as scheduled.

The bus will depart from this location NO LATER THAN 9:15 am on Friday 9/9/19!

The 2nd parking / pick-up / drop-off location will be at:

Virginia / Fairfax County Park & Ride

Springfield Plaza location at: 7099 Bland Street Springfield, VA  (This location is just off of I-95 near the intersection of Amherst Ave (Route 617) and Old Keene Mill Rd. (Route 644).

Here is a link to the Fairfax County, VA DOT site for this facility:

The Commuter Parking spaces are outlined in “Blue Striping” and are located near the Wells Fargo and Panda Express area of the Plaza. As such, we plan to “stage” the bus in an obvious and convenient location as close as feasible to this area.  If you are planning to connect with the bus at this location, please be on-site and ready to board by 10:00 am.

The bus is scheduled to arrive at this location by 10:00 am and will depart from here NO LATER THAN 10:30 am – this should ensure an arrival at the event by no later than 2:45 pm (roughly the same time as originally planned)!

Due to this 2nd pick-up stop, we will not be making any additional stops during the trip – so, please plan to take advantage of the multiple options for food and other “essentials” at this location before we get on the road to the event.

The return trip will depart from the hotel immediately following the presentation of Awards on Sunday (approximately 5:15 pm).  This should result in an arrival back at the Springfield Plaza location between 9:30-9:45 pm and then back at the Gaithersburg Commuter Lot location between 10:30 and 11:00 pm.

For those riding the bus, we will contact you via email prior to the Friday morning departure with a reminder containing specific details and instructions.

We apologize for any inconvenience that these changes may cause, but we feel that now having two options to choose from in connecting with the bus is in most ways a positive outcome.

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, Tren Veal, Lara Deni and Steve Wilder will be part of the group that 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

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The hotel reservation link is now active for our room block for 2020!

We will once again be at the Sheraton Imperial and will also be looking to set-up an overflow block (as needed)  at the Springhill Suites next door.

**** 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 will be made available when the Sheraton is approaching a Sold Out status.

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:

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