Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Do you have a Code of Conduct policy?

Yes, you can access it by clicking here.

Do you have a workshop designed for brand new West Coast Swing dancers?

Yes, we have a line up of Free Beginner Workshops listed on our schedule page. These are designed for dancers with minimal or no West Coast Swing experience and are completely free to attend. There is no need for a weekend pass purchase to attend these workshops.

How can I find a room space or roommates for the event?

We recommend that you either post on our facebook event page to get in touch with other that are planning on attending and have room space or are looking for a room.

How do I find out my level for workshops?

Leveled workshops are a fairly new concept in the West Coast Swing circuit and it is rapidly gaining global popularity. Each leveled workshop allows for dancers to work on specific skills that are appropriate to their current level and helps them work towards the next level.

The levels for workshops are assigned based on skill level for West Coast Swing dance competitions as outlined by the World Swing Dance Council. They are outlined as follows:

  • Level 1 - Novice
  • Level 2 - Intermediate
  • Level 3 - Advanced
  • Level 4 - All Star

We also offer Level Auditions on Friday for all those dancers who would like to audition up to a level higher than the one they are assigned. The audition will be in a group format where all dancers will be asked to dance with a random partner to a random song and the auditioning instructors will assign the appropriate level.

How do I get to the hotel from the airport?

Via Public Transport: From the airport take the University of Colorado A line to Peoria Station. Contact the hotel at +1-303-365-1234 to coordinate the free shuttle service that will pick you up at Peoria Station and take you to the hotel.

Via Personal Vehicle: Exit Airport onto Pena Blvd Southwest exit onto I-70 West to the right. Merge to left lanes and follow exit ramp onto I-225 South / exit 282 toward Aurora / Colorado Springs. Exit at US-40/US-287 / Colfax Avenue exit #10. Turn right onto East Colfax Avenue. Follow Colfax for approximately a quarter mile, take a left at Fitzsimons Village, which is your first left after you pass the traffic light at Xanadu (entrance to Children’s Hospital will be on your right). The hotel's entrance is straight ahead.

I have family that doesn't dance but wants to come watch me. Is there a pass for them?

Yes, we will have spectator passes available at the door for those who are attending the event just to watch their friends and family complete. The passes will be $15 per day.

Where can I find the rules for competitions?

The rules for competitions that include eligibility and details about each division are available. Please click here to go to the rules page for 5280 Westival.