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

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/

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 Leader: Andi Hansen

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 3:30am

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

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Registration check in at 8:15pm
You can check in, grab your wristband, competition bib number, and t-shirt during the dance until 3am

Live music from the - The Cash Box Kings!

Schedule

  • 9:30pm Band starts

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
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 Solo Cuttin' Prelims
5:30pm All Star Strictly Prelims

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

Saturday Main Dance

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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

Schedule

  • 9:30pm Band starts
  • All Star Strictly Finals

Alcohol Policy: Cash Bar, no outside beverages

Saturday Late Night

12:30- 4am

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

Dance Starts at 12:30am

Featuring - Dj's music

Schedule

  • Solo Cuttin' Finals
  • Performances

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
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 Open Strictly Prelims
5:30pm Newcomer MnM Prelims

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

Sunday Main Dance

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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 and competitions will be DJ'd

Schedule

  • 9:30pm Band starts
  • Newcomer MnM Finals
  • Open Strictly Finals

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

Sunday Late Night

12:30am to 4am

Shapiro Ballroom 1612 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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Dance Starts at 12:30am

Featuring - Dj's music

Schedule

  • Performances

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