Camp Hollywood is the biggest and best annual Swing dance event in Southern California. Dancers and instructors come from around the world to attend this celebration of Swing dancing, Balboa, Blues, and more. The popularity of Camp Hollywood has not diminished over time, and a solid attendance is expected!
There are classes during the day and contests and dances at night, plus late night dancing till the wee hours of the morning. There are three huge dance floors in the main room and an additional floor for blues in a separate room. Seeing how late you can stay up dancing is part of the Camp Hollywood experience. I think I made it to 4AM last time.
You can either do the whole package including classes, or just do the dances. I probably wouldn’t recommend Camp Hollywood for absolute beginners (unless you are very ambitious), but it’s great for intermediate through advanced dancers. If you do the classes, you will be utterly exhausted, but your dancing will improve tremendously.
There are many contests throughout the day and evening, including team competitions, Jack and Jills, etc. The caliber of the competitors is is top notch.
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I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there! – Brian
Here’s a contest from 2012, as an example of what to expect:
|WHEN:||Once a year in August, Friday through Sunday, all day and night long|
|COST:||$20-$35 for the dances, full weekend passes available for the classes|
|CROWD:||Some intermediate and many advanced dancers; somewhat intimidating for beginners, plenty of partners, usually more follows than leads|
|EVENT SITE:||Event Website|