Thursday Night Pre-party

8:30pm to 12:30am

Vintage on Taylor -1449 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607

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Featuring DJ'd Music from Anna Washenko, Susan Olson, Paul Loschak and Kenneth Shipp! 

Kick off bluesSHOUT! 2019 weekend with us at Vintage Lounge with 4 hours of foot tappin', head bobbin', booty shakin' music. You'll hear great blues tunes of course, but even more awesome, our DJs will be mixing in some classic R&B and soul to spice things up and get us hyped for the weekend.

There's no cover, so come hungry and/or thirsty and grab a bite and a drink..
There is metered street parking, and some free parking on side streets..
Restaurant website: https://www.vintageontaylor.com/

DJ Schedule

  • 8:30-10:30pm Paul Loschak and Susan Olson
  • 10:30pm-12:30am Anna Washenko and Kenneth Shipp

Friday Afternoon

1 to 4pm

Dance Center Chicago - 3868 North Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60613

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Organizer and Scene Leader Forum

Forum Leaders: Andi Hansen and Adam Wilkerson

The Organizer and Scene Leader Forum will be an add-on option when you register for your weekend pass. Registrants are advised to sign up by 3/16 to avoid missing out of pre-weekend prep work.

Friday Dances

8:30pm to 3am

Shapiro Ballroom - 1612 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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Registration check in starting at at 8:15pm
You can check in, grab your wristband, competition bib number, and t-shirt during the dance until 2:30am

Live music from the - The Cash Box Kings!

Band Breaks and demos will be DJ'd by Anna Washenko

Schedule

  • 8:15pm Registration Opens
  • 8:30pm Dance starts
  • 9:00pm Band starts
  • 9:45pm First Band Break and Instructor Demo
  • 10:45pm Second Break and Performances 
  • 2:30am Registration closes

Alcohol Policy: Shapiro Ballroom has a no alcohol policy. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Saturday Daytime

9:30am to 6pm

ChiArts 2714 W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL 60622

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Classes will take place at ChiArts High School again this year! There are hard wood floors in our classrooms, and plenty of space to hang out and geek out about musicality or footwork.

Registration Check in starts at 9:30

Workshop Schedule  

  • 9:30am Registration Opens
  • 10 -11:15am Class Period 1
  • 11:30am-12:45pm Class Period 2
  • 12:45 - 2:15pm Lunch
  • 2:30 - 430 Class Period 3


Competition Prelims 

  • 4:40pm Contestant and Judges Meeting
  • 5:00pm All Star Strictly Prelims DJ'd by Anna Washenko
  • 5:30pm Solo Cuttin' Prelims DJ'd by Susan Olson

Entrance: Enter on the Augusta side of the building. Door #3

Saturday Main Dance

8:30pm to 12:00am

Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

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Dance Starts at 8:30pm

Live music from the - The Joel Paterson Quartet

Band Breaks and competitions will be DJ'd by Paul Loschak

Schedule

  • 8:30pm Dance starts
  • 9:00pm Band starts
  • 9:45pm First Band Break and Performances
  • 10:45pm Second Break All Star Strictly Finals

Alcohol Policy: Cash Bar, no outside beverages

Saturday Late Night

12:30- 3am

Dance Center Chicago - 3868 North Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60613

Dance Starts at 12:30am

Featuring - Dj'd music by Anna Washenko (12:30am-1:30am)  and Susan Olson (1:30-3am)

Schedule

  • 12:30am Dance starts
  • 1:10am Solo Cuttin' Finals DJ'd by Anna Washenko

Sunday Workshops

10:30am to 6pm

ChiArts 2714 W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL 60622

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Classes will take place at ChiArts High School again this year! There are hard wood floors in our classrooms, and plenty of space to hang out and geek out about musicality or footwork.

Registration Check in starts at 10:30

Workshop Schedule

  • 10:30 Registration Opens
  • 11am-12:15pm Class Period 1
  • 12:15 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30-2:45pm Class Period 2
  • 3- 415pm Class Period 3


Competition Prelims

  • 4:40pm Contestant and Judges Meeting
  • 5:00pm Newcomer MnM Prelims DJ'd by Susan Olson
  • 5:30pm Open Strictly Prelims DJ'd by Paul Loschak

Entrance: Enter on the Augusta side of the building. Door #3

Sunday Main Dance

8:30pm to 12am

Salvage One - 1840 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60622

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Dance Starts at 8:30pm

Live music from - Gerry Hundt's Blues Band

Band Breaks will be DJ'd by Susan Olson

Schedule

  • 8:30pm Dance starts
  • 9:00pm Band starts
  • 9:45pm First Band Break Newcomer MnM Finals DJ'd by Paul Loschak and Performance to LIVE MUSIC!
  • 10:45pm Second Break Open Strictly Finals DJ'd by Susan Olson

Alcohol Policy: Salvage One has a no alcohol policy. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Sunday Late Night

12:30am to 3:30am

Shapiro Ballroom 1612 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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Dance Starts at 12:30am

Featuring - Dj'd music by Paul Loschak (12:30am-2:30am) and Anna Washenko (2:30am- 3:30am)

Alcohol Policy: Shapiro Ballroom has a no alcohol policy. No outside alcohol is permitted.