Scandinavian Open WCS - SNOW

A unique West Coast Swing dance event experience, which brings people from all over the world together for an amazing, epic, crazy weekend!

A weekend at SNOW includes:

⭐ West coast swing classes with instructors considered some of the best west coast swing dancers and teachers in the world.

⭐ Competitions in the form of “WSDC Jack & Jill’s” and “strictly’s”

⭐ 4 amazing nights of social dancing (Thursday – Sunday) are included in the full pass. 

⭐ Performances and a Pro Jack & Jill with our awesome teachers.

⭐ Award ceremony where the competition results will be revealed

⭐ If you still want to know more about SNOW, continue below!

In 2023 we moved to a bigger venue!

We are now in the second largest hotel in Sweden “Quality Hotel Friends”. The hotel is located in Stockholm, an easy 25min train ride from Arlanda Airport. 

⭐ 1200 m² dance floor

⭐ 25 min from Arlanda Airport with trains departing every 30 min

⭐ 7 min train to city center in case you wanna do some sightseeing

⭐ Next door is the largest mall in Scandinavia, “Mall of Scandinavia” where you can find everything you need, from a huge variety of restaurants and convenience stores to shopping.

⭐ Hotel bar

⭐ All event activities under the same roof

⭐  Massive high quality sound system

⭐Welcome to SNOW ⭐

parties

Each evening from Thursday there will be social dance parties starting at around 8pm. Please check the schedule to find the details. The social dance will continue until early morning hours, usually around 7am! 

Hotel breakfast is served from 7am  and is included if you are staying at the hotel. 

There are some great advice and social etiquette explained on the WSDC page, just follow this link to read more: https://www.worldsdc.com/social-etiquette/ 

workshops

You can attend all the classes of your assigned level and learn the dance from some of the best instructors in the world. Read more about the teachers under “Instructors” in the main menu to get to know the amazing pro’s you will meet.

The classes will teach you everything from musicality, styling, technique to fun patterns and by having different levels of workshops everyone will be able to enjoy classes in the level they are at. At the end of the class it is normal that the teachers do a quick recap of the class so you can take a video and practice it at home later. So be ready to grab your camera at the end to record what you learned.

Jack & JILL - competitions

SNOW is a WSDC registry event.
There will be west coast swing competitions in two different formats: Jack&Jill and Strictly. Jack&Jill is common form of competing in west coast swing. This format has a lot of rules and ways to go about it. You can read about the differens divisions under “Competitions” in the main menu. Strictly means you register for the competition as a couple and will be judged as a couple througout the competition. At SNOW we will have 3 divisions for strictly; Novice/Intermediate, Advanced and All-star.
Here’s som tips about competing:  https://www.worldsdc.com/competition-tips-for-swing-dancers/ 

awards

The award ceremony will be held on Saturday evening. This is the time where the results will be presented and the trophies are handed out to the winners of the competitions!