Detonation Dance 2025 | WSDC | West Coast Swing

24-27 April 2025 | West Coast Swing up North!

West Coast Swing Playtime is the best way to describe this weekender. Bringing together dancers from all over the UK, Europe and further abroad. Sharing our love and passion for WCS dancing.

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Detonation Dance

Back again with a bang in 2025 with the 12th 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 World Swing Dance Council WCS event for the first time. Offering a warm and encouraging atmosphere. We hold a Newcomer J&J division to encourage new dancers to join in and the event is equally beneficial for Novice and Intermediate dancers who want to start getting experience with the ‘Spotlighted’ final format.  Advanced and Allstar dancers often attend too as they have had so much fun with us in the past.5

Workshop Levels

There are 4 Levels of tuition on offer at Detonation Dance.

Zero to Hero – For those brand new to WCS dancing or WCS events.

Level 2 – For dancers looking to build confidence in their WCS

Level 3  – General Level, open to all who are confident with their WCS.

Level 4+ – For dancers competing in WSDC Intermediate J&J division and higher.


Jackpot & Jill – 50 couples | All Levels | £600 prize for winners
WSDC J&J Prelims and Finals (Except Newcomer)
Strictly Swing – Novice, Intermediate & Open
Switch J&J
WSDC Newcomer J&J

Team Challenge

Get together to with your friends and form teams that will face 4 gruelling non-dance related challenges though out the weekend.  All fun and no dancing which helps us to get to know each other and not take things too seriously. If you’re not participating in a team yourself then you’ll be creased up with laughter at the shenanigans that we set out for the them.

Code of Conduct

Please read and be familiar with our Code of conduct.

Need to learn West Coast Swing?

If you have you basic moves and timings then you’ll do great at our event. If you haven’t learnt WCS yet, then check out for free Beginner WCS lessons.