The 2020 event has now officially been cancelled.  We’re deeply saddened at having to cancel but there was no other option during the Covid-19 crisis. You should receive an email from us detailing what you should do now, if you don’t receive that email then contact us at

Detonation Dance 2020 – West Coast Swing WSDC Registry event

We are back with our 9th edition of our springtime event Detonation Dance. Held in Manchester, UK we welcome you to a weekend filled with West Coast Swing workshops, competitions and social dancing.

Detonation is the ideal WCS weekender for those wanting to try a competition based WCS event for the first time. Offering a warm and encouraging atmosphere. We hold a Newcomer J&J division and the event is equally beneficial for Intermediate and Masters dancers who want to start getting experience with the spotlighted final format.

It’s not all about the competitions… Get together to with your friends and form teams that will face 4 gruelling challenges though out the weekend.  All fun and no dancing in this experience which helps to bring everyone together in a friendly way. If you’re not participating in a team then you’ll yourself be creased up with laughter at the shenanigans that we set for the teams.

Workshops are suitable for everyone at Detonation. Whether you are new, or experienced in WCS, our instructors will guide you into the next stage of your development as a WCS dancer. We create a relaxed and intimate environment for Social Dancing so you can really let your hair down and let yourself dance.

Music is at the heart of all dance events. We take great care in our music selection to keep you dancing through the night. Continental breakfast starts from 5am so you can even go to breakfast and come back to dance.

On Saturday at the event we hold our World Swing Dance Council Jack & Jill contest for dancers in all divisions.   There are other fun J&J contest running over the weekend for you to enter too.

The hotel is a wonderful space for us to hold our event within. Many staff remember us and will welcome you into the bars and restaurants where we have a 20% discount.

See in you in April 2020,

Lee, Fab & The Detonation Team

Need to learn West Coast Swing?

Brand new dancers might find the learning curve at our event to be a little steep.  If you have already established your basic timings and patterns then you should do great. But, is you haven’t then we encourage you to sign up to for free Beginner WCS lessons.