Fri., Nov. 02 | Sunshine Valley Resort

Swing Summit Winter Retreat 2018

Chester Whitmore & Natalia Eristavi Sunshine Valley BC The classic generation and the next generation come together for the first time. Chester and Natalia will be bringing you energy, laughter, experience, fun, history, inclusiveness, dance, and joy.
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Swing Summit Winter Retreat 2018

Time & Location

Nov. 02, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Nov. 04, 2018, 11:00 p.m.
Sunshine Valley Resort, 14850 Alpine Blvd, Hope, BC V0X 1L5, Canada

About the Event

Swing Summit Winter Retreat 2018

November 2-4 2018

Regular price $226 CAD

Taxes and online fees included


You can come anytime after 12 pm. However check in is not until 4 pm. If you do come, feel free to enjoy the Pool and Hot tubs while you wait. Or dance of the dance floor. Or go for a nice walk in the beautiful scenery surrounding us!

Note: There may be a glitch after registration with pay pal but know that you will still receive an email confirmation! We have our team working on this.

Note: There is Hot tubs and a Pool available to you all until 9 pm every night. You are welcome to arrive as early as you like and if your cabin is not ready, you can spend time in the great hall or in the pool or hot tubs.

Also you are welcome to bring your own alcohol to this event or purchase it from the store during store hours. There will be a zero tolerance for underage drinking and you will be asked to leave if you are under age drinking or have provided it for someone underage.

Dress code: Wear whatever you like and be comfortable. However, we suggest Saturday evening most folks dress up nice. Sunday is pretty open as it will be back at the Suburban Swing hall. Friday is casual dress. But do whatever you like.


Beds are all double occupancy (some single beds available) so pick your bed mate and or Cabin mates early!!! Lodging based on double occupancy beds. So sign up with a friend. You will need to Let us know who is pairing with when you register! We have done this for 5 years at this location and it has been wonderful. If you are wanting to be in a solo bed just let us know and its first come first serve.

Cabins come as 4 or 7 person cabins.

Single Beds (no BedMate) these SPACES ARE LIMITED.

All your workshops

All the dances (including Sunday night)

Hot tub and Pool access during the day

Each Cabin has full kitchens and fridges. All the cooking and dishes included as well. We suggest pooling food and cooking together.

Does not include so you need to bring:

Food, sleeping bag, and towels.

This camp sells out and space is limited. This is an all ages camp. Alcohol is permitted but underage drinking is not.

Chester Whitmore & Natalia Eristavi

The classic generation and the next generation come together for the first time. Chester and Natalia will be bringing you energy, laughter, experience, fun, history, inclusiveness, dance, and joy.

Chester Whitmore

Dancing since 1974, Chester Whitmore originally studied to be a cinematographer. An encounter with famed tap dancer Fayard Nicholas changed his life. Eventually, Mr. Nicholas became his teacher and mentor.

Mr. Whitmore has been jumping ever since. Lately, he has been traveling around the world on tour as dancer, teacher, choreographer, director, and entertainer. He and his dance company, Black Ballet Jazz, have performed with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington, the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Frank Foster and the great Miles Davis.

Chester Whitmore's choreography can be seen in music videos by Weird Al Yankovic, Tina Marie, Boys 2 Men, and more.

Chester Whitmore has taught almost everyone who has made a name in the swing scene.

You can find him on IMDb

Natalia Eristavi

Natalia Eristavi has been dancing since she was 5 years old. Like many young girls, she explored Ballet,Tap, Jazz and even figure skating. In 2010 Natalia began dancing Lindy Hop at ATOMIC Ballroom and came to not only love it, but practically obsess over it. Shortly after, she discovered Balboa and obsessed over it all the same. As an outcome of consistently practicing almost every day, she progressed rapidly.

Natalia adores teaching and finds it a growing experience for both herself and her students. Her goal with each student is to help them find what she believes makes Lindy Hop a beautiful dance. Once you find it and experience it, not a lot will compare.

Workshop and dance times


7 pm Welcome

8 pm Class with Chester and Natalia

Vernacular Jazz (Solo) - In this class we will be showing you the execution of Jazz steps by doing more than just reciting them, but by truly dancing them within the context of the music!

9 pm - 2 am dance


12 pm Class with Chester and Natalia

Rhythm (Partnered) - In this class we will focus on strengthening your basic rhythms to ultimately break them and build something new.

1 pm Class with Chester and Natalia

Quality of Movement (Partnered) - Learn to create and maintain quality movement whether you are dancing in place or traveling across the dance floor.

2 pm Class with Chester and Natalia

Performance (TBD) - This class is all about picking up choreography fast and learning to perform it like a pro! You will feel challenged but that is the fun of it! Come with a sharp mind and the intent to work hard.

8 pm Jack and Jill

9 pm - 2 am Dance


12 pm Class with Chester and Natalia

Break-Aways (Partnered) - How does Vernacular Jazz play into partnered swing dancing? In this class we will incorporate Jazz steps into partnered scenarios to build more dynamic and playful social dances!

1 pm Class with Chester and Natalia

Quarter Step Swing (Solo) - This class is all about dancing fast with ease. We will be showing you how to handle high speed tempos not only with precision but with comfortability.

Sunday night dance is at Suburban Swing in Abbotsford

730 pm - 11 pm Drop in lesson with Chester and Natalia.

No refunds. If you end up not being able to come, you are responsible for selling your space.

  • Sold Out
  • Early Bird
  • Pre Paid
  • Dance and Workshops only.

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