AT CSC: WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT PARTIES!!! (really... like we need to tell you this...)
At the Canadian Swing Championships, we're going to make sure that you dance and that you mingle! And if you ask really nicely, we might even let you party! This event is all about meeting people from all over the swing dancing world, and taking the time to not only dance with them, but also chat and make new friends.
"No one can be TOLD what the CSC is, you have to see it for yourself..." -Morpheus
Vintage or Modern?
Some prefer to swing dance to the old classics, and some prefer more modern tunes. Whether you prefer to lindy, shag, blues or west coast, there will be a room for you. You can of course hop from one floor to the other to your heart's desire:
- Westie/Blues room (great Blues and contemporary music), open every eve until 5-6am
- Vintage Swing room (vintage music of all style and tempo), open every eve until 5-6am
- NEW Rockabilly RAB room (great Rhythm and Blues and Rock n' Roll music), open every eve until 2am
Dance 'till you drop!
This year, we plan to have you dancing ‘til the sun rises. As soon as the competitions end, DJs and bands will be at hand to make you dance ‘til you can't keep your eyes open anymore. This year, the dance floors won't be far from the party room, so you'll be able to alternate from one to the other easily.
- A novel alternating schedule (social dancing, classes and competitions 24h a day for three full days!)
- Montreal Style « Crazinuss » (indeed, there are always surprises and party favors)
Stuff to do if and when you drop (we ain't no nuns)
- Visit one of our "Infamous Party Rooms"
- Poker Tournaments
- Spa Service at the Hotel
- Be social!!! Mingle and make new friends... Take a dip in one of the 32 Jaccuzzis!
- Lounge around in one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in the province
- + check out some of the many FREE perks offered by our sponsors
The Party Room is for everyone attending our event. It usually opens up after the band is done playing (about 2am). FREE drinks are served, usually to your request. You can drop by for a chat, a drink and some good times. Here is what the barman who started it all, Sean Saunders, famous for his seven layer shots – or is it eight now? has to say about it:
“How about some great drinking and dancing? Got a favourite drink? I'll make it for you (if you need a special alcohol, be sure to bring a bottle with you). Don't know what you like? I'll make you some amazing drinks... you'll be coming back for more, guaranteed!!”
That is, if you can pull away from your conversation…Did we mention all the drinks are FREE?
Meet the rookie! Underneath that otherwise serious and quiet character lies the closet party girl. Work hard, live hard? In the present case, live hard, party like mad would fit better! Well behaving law student by day, daring party lover by dawn, Christine is the balance between two extremes. Her interests vary from playing baroque music, bathing in the snow and diving into her neighbors' recycling box seeking for potential pieces of art to drinking 15 cups of coffee a day and backpacking India or any random destination for 6 months. Never be shy to come and chew the fat with her: discovering people's philosophy of life is among her favorite hobbies. Ask her to shake you any drink at the same time: devoted and always happy, she'll jump over the bar to serve you! Curious? That's only the sneak preview
"Party" Matt Stephans "Party" Matt Stephans owns and manages Competition Unlimited. After thirteen years of organizing and officiating competitive events, he has become an expert in tournament and game design. In 2002, he organized the Midwest Qualifier for the American Lindy Hop Championship and has been running poker tournaments for two years throughout the United States and Canada in such events as the Austin exchange and some small event near Montreal Quebec Canada. He also plays poker professionally online. Finally, he is also the reigning champion of the timed shot contest from last year's CSC and will be defending his title this year. You know its a party when "Party" Matt is in the House!