Fri, Aug 25|
Swing Summit Summer Retreat!
Registration opens Friday, April 7 at 9 am It's Back! After 3 years of waiting, we are back and with Peter and Lauren! 3 days and nights of Camping, Pool Parties, Hot tubs, Workshops, Dancing, Live Band, & for fun dance competition!
Time & Location
Aug 25, 2023, 5:00 p.m. – Aug 27, 2023, 11:00 p.m.
Hope, 14850 Alpine Blvd, Hope, BC V0X 1L5, Canada
About the event
Registration opens Friday, April 7 at 9 am
Balboa, Lindy Hop, Shag, and Blues classes.
There will be beginner-level classes, Intermediate plus, and all levels classes
Swing Summit Summer Retreat 2023 with Peter & Lauren
August 25-27 2023 in Sunshine Valley and finish off the weekend at Suburban Swing in Abbotsford
Welcome to the 23rd annual Swing Summit Summer Retreat!
After 3 years of a pandemic, we are finally able to openly run this event!
$199 for the Weekend - Full Price
Early Bird: $150 - for the first 60 people or before Aug 1st - Save $50 per person
Early Cat: $180 for the next 40 people - Save $20 per person
Location: Sunshine Valley RV Resort & Cabins 14850 Alpine Blvd., Sunshine Valley, BC V0X 1L5
Coming to the dance means you accept and understand the potential health risks.
We recommend wearing a mask. However, wearing masks in most indoor public spaces is a personal choice.
- Proof of vaccination is no longer required to access businesses, events, and services.
Rent an AirB&B - www.airbnb.ca
Or Sunshine Valley for your lodging options. When calling in mention you are from Suburban Swing. (604) 869-0066 You must call Sunshine Valley to get the discounts. Tell them you're a camper and refer to these prices.
- 2 bedroom Cabin (holds 7 people) - $300 per night
- 1 bedroom Cabin (holds 4 people) - $250 per night
- Trailer site - $75 per night
- Camping (tenting) - $45 per night
Peter and Lauren are international swing dance masters. It has been a while since we have had them here, so you're in luck.
They embody class, kindness, and knowledge of this dance we so hold dear. They both are masters in Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Shag.
https://peterlaurendance.com/ for more about the amazing Peter and Lauren.
Jason Starr and Justine Robinson. Local Shag instructors with a passion for the community and dancing. Justine has been teaching locally for over 5 years and is a respected dancer in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver. Jason Starr has been involved with Royal City Swing and Suburban Swing for over 5 years as well. Teaching drop-in classes and workshops. Individually and together they have performed in many events around BC.
Kamron Sammons will be our guest blues instructor. Modern blues as a dance, focuses on subtle and distilled movements. Richer connections and freedom from rhythmic assumptions and patterned steps. Today, modern blues dancing encompasses a big family of dances danced to blues music and jazz, and sometimes drawing on diverse influences.
3 days of Workshops (there will be beginner level classes, Intermediate plus, and all levels classes) (Blues, Shag, Balboa, and Lindy Hop) 3 nights of dances Saturday pool party
***Bring your own food and Towels.
***Please bring your own sleeping bag***
Pool and hot tub available all day and into the evening unless being cleaned.
Dancing all night. Balboa, Lindy Hop, Shag, and Blues
Does not include lodging or food
Schedule: This can and probably will change
If you're not in the right classes, you may be asked to step out. Please ensure you go to the correct levels.
Friday: Registration from 4-9pm
Class 600-700pm Peter & Lauren Beginner Lindy Hop
Class 700-800pm Peter & Lauren All levels Socially danceable dance moves and etiquette.
Class 800-900pm Kam All levels Blues
Dance from 930 pm - 12 am DJ
Class: 1000 am - 1100 am Jason & Justine All Levels - Shag Starting simple and moving up to more difficult.
Class: 1100 am - 1200 pm Peter & Lauren Intermediate Plus - Balboa
(You must be completely familiar with Balboa basics to take this class.)
Class: 130 pm - 230 pm Peter & Lauren Intermediate Plus Lindy Hop
(You must be completely familiar with Lindy Hop basics to take this class. Know a swing out, a circle, and a send out comfortably)
Class: 230 pm - 330 pm Peter & Lauren Beginner Lindy Hop Continued
Class: 330 pm - 430 pm Peter & Lauren Beginner Balboa
Pool Party / Dinner 430 pm - 830pm - free time to enjoy the area.
Jack And Jill 9 pm
Dance from 930 pm to 1 am Silent DJ after 1130
3 DJs at the same time!
Class: 10 am - 11 am Peter & Lauren Intermediate Lindy/Balboa (Instructors Choice)
Class: 11 am -12 pm Peter & Lauren All levels
Dance at Suburban Swing in Abbotsford 730-11 pm (Matsqui Community Hall)
Sunday 730 pm - 11 pm Dance with Live Band - Meridian Jazz Orchestra
Sorry. No refunds. If you end up not being able to come, you are responsible for selling your ticket.
If you are struggling financially and truly are invested in learning the joy of dance, please contact us for options. Suburban Swing Initiative is to include everyone no matter the financial struggles. Each person requesting this aid will be assessed on an individual need. Confidentiality is a priority and non of your information will be shared.
Class 1 - Peter & Lauren Beginner Lindy HopMain Hall
Early Bird - 1st 60 or aug 1
First 60 people or before Aug 1st$150.00Tax: +$7.50 GSTSale ended
Early Cat Next 40 people
Early Cat Next 40 people once the first level is sold out.$180.00Tax: +$9.00 GSTSale ended
Regular Price$199.00Tax: +$9.95 GSTSale ended