The Chicago Classic 2015 Event Schedule (tentative)

Subject to change (last updated, 3-2-15)

Thursday, March 12, 2015  ($10.00 lesson and dance; $5.00 dance only)

7:00p-8:00p  Workshop #1:  Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep  (Intermediate/Adv WCS)

8:00p    Open dancing

Friday, March 13, 2015

  1:00p-5:00p  GPDIA Judges Certification Intensive with Gary Jobst (John Wayne meeting room)

  2:00p-4:00p  Floor trials  Note:  Dancers taken in order in which they check in with DJ.

3:00p  Registration opens (Registration closes 11:00p.  After hours, contact Nancy Tuzzolino, 312-953-3336.)

  4:15p-5:05p  Workshop #2:  Sebastien Cadet & Blandine Iche  (Intermediate/Adv WCS)

  5:15p-6:05p  Workshop #3:  Gregory Scott & Lemery Rollins  (Intermediate/Adv WCS)

  6:15p-7:05p  Workshop #4:  Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin  (Intermediate/Adv WCS)

  6:00p  Contest Registration closes for FRI competitions

  7:00p-8:00p   Competitors Check-In--MANDATORY  (FRIDAY ROUTINE DIVISIONS ONLY)

  7:15p  Ballroom Opens; Open Dancing

  8:15p  Instructor Exhibitions

  8:30p  Pro-Am Swing Routines

  9:30p  Open Dancing

  10:00p  Contest Registration closes for Pro-Am Strictly Swing (Sat comp)

Strictly Swing (Prelims:  Champion, Adv/AS, Masters, Novice, Intermediate)

  11:15p  Masters (50+) Routine; Showcase

  12:15a  Open Dancing


Saturday, March 14, 2015

  7:00a-9:00a  Floor trials (Sat comps)  Note:  Dancers taken in order in which they check-in with DJ.

  8:30a  Registration opens  (Registration closes 11:00p. After hours, contact Nancy Tuzzolino; 312-953-3336.)

9:00a-11:00a  GPDIA Judges Certification Intensive with Gary Jobst (John Wayne meeting room)

  10:00a  Contest Registration closes for SAT & SUN competitions

  9:00a-9:50a  Workshop #5:  Matt & Crystal Auclair (Intermediate/Adv WCS)

  10:00a-10:50a  Workshop #6:  Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham  (Intermediate/Adv WCS)

  11:00a-11:50a  Workshop #7:  Robert & Nicola Royston  (Intermediate/Adv WCS)

  11:00a-12:30p  Competitors Check-In--MANDATORY  (SATURDAY comps. Note: Routine divisions choose dance order and hand in music.)

  12:00p  Ballroom Opens; Open Dancing

  1:45p  Jack & Jill (Prelims: Novice, Intermediate)

  2:30p  Pro-Am Strictly Swing (Nov, Inter/Adv)  Contest cut-off is Friday at 10:00p!

  3:45p  Jack & Jill (Semi-Finals: Masters, Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Adv, All-Star) 

  5:30p  Strictly Swing (Finals-heated: Masters, Nov, Inter) 

  6:30p  Dinner break (ballroom closed)

  7:30p  Ballroom Opens; Open Dancing

  8:30p  AWARDS for Pro-Am Routines & Masters Routines

  9:00p  Rising Star; Classic

  10:45p  Strictly Swing (Finals: Adv/All-Star; Champion)

  11:45p  AWARDS for Showcase, Rising Star & Classic

12:00a  Open dancing


Sunday, March 15, 2015

  8:30a  Registration Opens 

  9:00a-9:50a  Workshop #8:  Doug & Nicki Silton  (Intermediate/Adv WCS)

  10:00a-10:50a  Workshop #9:  Kris Swearingen & Rebecca Ludwick  (Intermediate/Adv WCS)

  11:00a  Ballroom Opens; Open Dancing

  12:00p  Jack & Jill Finals  Heated: Masters, Newcomer, Nov, Inter, Adv; All Star (will spotlight All-Star division, if time permits)

  3:00p  Champion Jack & Jill

  5:00p  AWARDS for Pro-Am Strictly Swing, Strictly Swing, & Jack & Jill divisions

  6:00p  Ballroom closes.  Sunday night dance at May I have This Dance (


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