Zero to Hero at Detonation 2024

Have you seen some Reels on Socials lately and you’re wondering, what is this West Coast Swing thing all about? Here is your chance to jump in at the deep-end and have a full on weekend experience.  Starting Friday evening with an Ice-breaker class and climaxing on Sunday the opportunity to enter into our Newcomer Jack & Jill. All sorts of fun and games in between.

When? | 19-21 April 2024
Where? | Doubletree Hilton Hotel Manchester Airport (Hotel room bookings made at Hotel Page)
How Much? | £99 

Zero to Hero Crew – Vicky Vasilauskaite, Ellen Dacombe, Bethan Gibbs, Henry Leonard, Valentina Hellman,
Rostislav Torgovnikov and Maria Podolskaia

Zero to Hero 2024 Tentative Schedule

Friday 
5-6.30pm | Hotel Check in and Event Registration.  Get into your room and pick up a wristband from Detonation Registration desk.
7-9pm | Icebreaker Session with Zero to Hero Crew
9pm | WCS Mixer – Join other new community members and play a few dance based games to get to know each other
9.30pm | Watch the Strictly Swing Competitions
10.30pm | Zero to Hero Room Party
11pm | Social dancing, hang out in the ballroom, have a dance or two and get ready to watch the Teachers Demo
You choose your bedtime, we’ll dancing til 6am, don’t feel you have stay up too late,  you’ll want plenty of sleep cause Saturday will be a Big day for everyone at the event.

Saturday 
10-12pm | Session 2, Zero to Hero Crew teaching and joined but some of our Pro Instructors to give you a flavour from the International West Coast Swing Community.
12-1pm | Take the plunge in the main room with an Open Level workshop
1.30pm | Break for Lunch for and reflection on the event so far. Catch up with Zero to Hero Crew and chat about Competitions.

4.15pm | Meet to watch Jack & Jill competitions, Zero to Hero Crew will be competing in the Novice & Intermediate divisions.You are the cheering squad so make some noise for your Zero to Hero Crew.  Take a break after comps get some food, rest and come back for the evening Party.

9pm | Linedance | Solo – Come and learn easy party solo dances and have some fun in the Main room
10pm | Routine performances plus more
10.30pm | Spotlight Jack & Jill Finals, this will be EPIC don’t miss the opportunity to watch these contest LIVE and in the flesh!
TBC | Invitational J&J will pop up usually before 1am, it is one of the highlights of the event and well worth staying up for, we’ll make sure that you get a good seat, (although it’ll be on the floor)
Party will really get started after the Awards which we’ll get wrapped up as quickly as possible.  

Sunday 
10-12pm | Session 3, start putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Steve & Kate will join the Zero to Hero Crew on Sunday to help guide and prepare you for Newcomer J&J.
Break for Lunch
2.45pm | Join the Level 2/3 class in the Main room
5.15pm | Newcomer Jack & Jill Prelim & Final followed by Awards.

After Comps we’ll meet in the bar to share some final thoughts and plan the next time we’ll all be meeting up or let you know the nearest WCS classes to you.

Other useful information…

You do not need to stay at the Hotel to take advantage of this ticket, although it is recommended for the best experience.
Event participants also receive a discounted parking rate.
Entering the Newcomer Jack & Jill is optional