Schedule

Prices indicated below are “à la carte” cash-only pricing that you’ll find at the door. For a greater value, on the Registration page you can buy an:

  • All-inclusive Dance Pass ($70 students/$90 general) – Includes entry to all dances throughout the weekend or
  • All-inclusive Dance + Workshop Pass ($85 students/$110 general) – Includes entry to all workshops and dances throughout the weekend

Friday November 2, 2018

8 pm to 9 pm: Beginner Swing Lesson @ Harkness Ballroom

Free. New to dancing? No worries! Join us for a beginner lesson before the main dance!

9 pm to 12 am: Main Dance with Grit Rhythm @ Harkness Ballroom

$20 students/$25 general // We’re so excited to see you. Come join us for the first big dance of ECX!

12:30 am to 3:30 am: Late Night Dance @ St John’s Episcopal Church 

$15 students/$20 general // Join us for a mellow night of dancing with some fusion by various local and out-of-town DJs!

Saturday November 3, 2018

1 pm – 4 pm : Workshop with Renee Wasko & DJ Discussion @ GPSCY

$15 students/$20 general // “Just Coast: playing in the space between the ‘east and west coasts’ of social swing dancing” – Although East and West coast swing can at times seem 3,000 miles apart, there is ample room for both styles in a social dance! Here, cross-coast-curious dancers will learn techniques to shape your styling to accentuate and enjoy the unique elements of lindy hop and west coast swing, creating new opportunities to connect to your partner, highlight the music, and take your social dancing to new, uncharted, and awesome territory.

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Dinner @ BAR

Purchase dinner and/or drinks individually. Join us for dinner at one of the premier pizza places in New Haven! Brick oven pizza and freshly brewed beer — what’s not to like! Please note, you must be 21+ to enter.

7 pm to 8 pm: Beginner Swing Lesson @ Hendrie Hall

Free. New to dancing? No worries! Join us for a beginner lesson before the main dance!

8 pm to 11 pm: Costumed Main Dance with Amy Kucharik and Friends with Benefits @ Hendrie Hall

$20 students/ $25 general // Halloween was just around the corner! Don’t let that costume collect dust — don your best Halloween costume and dance the night away! Throw your hat into the ring for our costume contest!

It’s really important that we create a safe environment for everyone (see also our code of conduct). Costumes rooted in stereotypical representations can be hurtful, despite the wearer’s best intentions. We encourage you to be excellent to your fellow humans, and err on the side of respect. Please avoid costumes that make use of cultural stereotypes. If you feel uncertain, reach out to us at registration@elmcityexchange.com

11:30 am to 4 am: Late Night Dance @ St John’s Episcopal Church 

$15 students/$20 general // More dancing with more live music! Finish off the night with fantastic live fusion music. And then we’ll have some DJs to wrap up the evening!

Sunday November 4, 2018

12:30 pm to 2 pm: Workshop with Robin Thomas @ GPSCY

$15 students/$20 general // “One body with four legs” – Using the structure of Argentine Tango, we will explore the ideas of independent and shared axis to achieve a better connection, and how this can this can be expressed musically, specifically the concept “the anticipation of the beat.

2 pm to 5 pm: Afternoon Dance @ GPSCY

$15 students / $20 general // Come wrap up the weekend with a fusion-oriented afternoon of dancing with some fantastic DJs!

7:30 pm to 11:00 pm:  Weekly Practicum @ Hendrie Hall

Free // To close out ECX, join us for our weekly swing and blues dance practicum. Last chance to get a wonderful dance!