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Maxence, Virginie, Chris, Tara, PJ, Tashina, Tony, Larisa, Ben and Chuck

World Class West Coast Swing Champions

Raw Connection is proud to present an epic weekend of West Coast Swing with some of the world's leading WCS Champions: Maxence Martin, Virginie Grondin, Christopher Dumond, Tara Trafzer, PJ Turner, Tashina Beckmann, Tony Schubert, Larisa Tingle, Ben Morris and Chuck Brown. These guys are incredible dancers, awesome teachers and inspiring performers, so don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn from and dance with ten of the world's best.

Watch them dance on YouTube!


Weekend Outline


Thursday, 24th May - Sunday, 27th May 2018


Mantra on View Hotel
22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD


The weekend pass includes 3 dance parties and all workshops.

SPECIAL OFFER: Weekend pass $310

If you register and pay before before 31st October 2017.

SPECIAL OFFER: International weekend pass $220
If you live overseas or are from Perth and register and pay before 31st October 2017

Weekend pass: $340

Competition Entry (per category): $30

Workshop spaces are limited to the first 100 guys and 100 girls who have registered and paid.

Pre-event Dance Party at Mantra on View Hotel on Thursday Night.

The weekend will include:
  • 12 hours of WCS workshops
  • 3 Dance Parties
  • Over 20 hours of Social Dancing
  • Performances by the Pros
  • Jack & Jill, Strictly Swing and Classic Competitions
  • Limited private lessons available on request

Suggested Acommodation

Mantra on View is a 4.5 star hotel located in the heart of Surfers Paradise. It has a 24 hour reception, Day Spa, swimming pool, gymnasium and is a short walk from the beach, shops, restaurants and clubs.

Special Swingsation 2018 Rates are available through the hotel:

City View Twin Room
$135 per room per night

Ocean View King Room
$155 per room per night

To book a room at the discounted Swingsation rate, please call the hotel directly on 07 5579 1060 and mention Swingsation 2018 or complete this form and email it to

Take advantage of the discounted Swingsation room rates between Thursday the 17th of May and Saturday the 27th of May. Relax on the beach, enjoy the Resort or take in the the sights of the Gold Coast. If you would like to experience Movie World, Sea World, Wet 'n' Wild or the Australian Outback Spectacular, contact us for a 20% discount voucher.

Transport Options

The venue is located approximately 30 minutes drive from the Gold Coast Airport. Transport options from the Gold Coast Airport to the Mantra on View Hotel include :

$21 one way or $41 return

$20 each way

$20 each way

Approximately $10 into the heart of Surfers Paradise

Questions? Call +61 (0) 410 441 689 or email