Things happening at Raw Connection...

Swingtimate 2015

It’s official… Swingtimate 2015 is going to be ROCKIN!!

There’s lots of exciting new stuff happening at Swingtimate 2015! Kyle & Sarah are back and we are also bringing out Sean McKeever & and Courtney Adair! There are leveled workshops to cater for dancers of all different levels and an optional Performance Routine and Judges Intensive, which is ideal for people looking to take their dancing to the next level.

Check out all the exciting new details here!

When:     Friday 11th – Sunday 13th December, 2015
Where:   Outrigger Resort, Surfers Paradise
Cost:       Weekend Pass - $270 (if purchased before 31st May 2015)
                 International Pass - $235 (if purchased before 31st May 2015)
                 Performance Routine - $170
                 Judge and Competitors Workshop - $60

Tickets on sale from the 1st of April 2015 and spaces are limited! We also now offer a payment plan to make is easier for you to attend.

2016 Australasian WCS and Zouk Champs

Raw Connection is proud to present the first combined West Coast Swing and Brazilian Zouk fusion competition event in Australia, the OZ WCSwouk Champs. The weekend will include competitions, workshops, and dance parties with our amazing Pro staff… Jordan Frisbee, Tatiana Mollmann, Kadu Pires, Larissa Thayane, Alisson Sandi and Audrey Isautier.

When:    Friday 26th February – Sunday 28th February 2016

Where:  Outrigger Resort & Hotel Surfers Paradise
                  22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD Australia

Cost: All inclusive weekend pass includes 3 dance parties and all workshops.
                 $170 before 28th February 2015 (limited to the first 200 registrations)
                 $200 before 30th April 2015
                 $250 from 1st May 2015

Weekend Highlights:

  • 8 WCS & 8 Zouk workshops
  • 3 Dance Parties with 2 Dance Floors / 2 rooms
  • 400sqm of premium American Portable Dance Floor
  • Social dancing till 6am
  • Performances by the Pros
  • Competitions incl Routines, Jack & Jills, Strictlies and Pro/Am Routines
  • BZDC Points for Zouk Jack & Jill Competition
  • Limited private lessons available on request
  • Cash Prizes
  • Optional 6hr Super-Intensive with J&T

Tickets on sale from Monday 15th December 2014 via our website:

Swingsation 2015

We still have 2 weekend passes for guys available!

Sorry ladies, we are sold out of spots for you. Make sure you email us if you would like to go on the stand by list. Leaders, there are heaps of awesome things in store for you so go online and register ASAP so you don’t miss out!

After the success of this year’s event, we are pumped to be bringing back Arjay, Ben, Jen, Maxence, Virginie and Victor to Swingsation 2015. We are also super excited to welcome Chris Dumond and Nicole & Hannah Clonch to the Swingsation team next year. That makes NINE awesome WCS Pros for your dancing, learning and viewing pleasure!!

If Swingsation 2014 is anything to go by, Swingsation 2015 is going to be EPIC!! If you weren’t there, check out what you missed out on here. Ticket sales open through the website this Friday the 1st August 2014, so hop online and register asap so you don’t miss out!

Swingsation will be held on the 14th – 17th of May 2015 at the Outrigger Hotel Surfers Paradise and the weekend will include:

  • 14 hours of WCS workshops
  • 3 dance parties
  • Over 25 hours of social dancing
  • Performances by the Pros
  • Jack & Jill, Strictly Swing, Classic and Invitational Competitions
  • WSDC points for Jack & Jill Competitions
  • Limited private lessons available on request

All inclusive weekend pass $375 or only $345 if paid before 31st October 2014

SPECIAL OFFER: All inclusive weekend pass $310 if you attended Swingsation 2014 on a weekend pass and pay before 31st October 2014

INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL OFFER: All inclusive weekend pass $245 if you live overseas and register and pay before 31st October 2014. This offer is limited to the first 40 guys and 40 girls to register and pay.

Spaces are limited to the first 110 guys and 110 girls to register and pay, so ACT NOW!!

For more information and to register for Swingsation 2015, please go to our website or contact Allan on +61 (0) 410 441 689.

Uptown Funk Public Routine

We have been teaching WCS Public Routines for five years and they are always SO MUCH FUN!!! You don’t want to miss out on this one so find yourself a partner now!

Choreographed by US Champions Ben Morris and Jennifer Deluca, the Uptown Funk Routine is fun, groovy and packed with cool patterns and sweet styling.

This routine will be taught over one weekend only so find yourself a partner and sign up NOW!

When:    Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, 2015

Where:  Greenslopes Bowls Club - 131 Ridge Street, Greenslopes

Times:   Saturday 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm & 3.30pm-5.30pm
                 Sunday 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Cost:    $130 per person to be paid by the 9th of July 2015

Own Partner Required

Private Lessons

Private lessons are an awesome way to get direct feedback on your dancing and improve your WCS. We have some awesome teachers at Raw Connection that are available to teach Private lessons at the cost of $70 per hour for 1 teacher and up to 2 students.

We also have an awesome Private Package deal that gets you 5 hours of private lessons and 3 group classes for the discounted rate of $300. That works out to be $60 an hour for the privates and free group classes!!

If want any more information or are interested in booking some private lessons, please contact Allan on 0410 441 689.


Beginner WCS Intensive

If you want to feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor or you want to brush up on your basics, this Beginner Intensive is for you! The Intensive focuses on the fundamental techniques you need to know about West Coast Swing as well as the basic patterns that form the dance. With limited numbers, the Intensive is perfect for asking questions and getting feedback on your dancing

Sign up for the Intensive at class or email us at

Date:    Sunday, 23rd August 2015

Where:  Greenslopes Bowls Club - 131 Ridge Street, Greenslopes

Times:   12:00 midday – 5:00pm

Cost:   $60.00 per person

Special FREE Class Offer

We really want to spread the word all over Queensland about how fantastic West Coast Swing is. As an incentive for you to tell all your friends, colleges, family or anyone you know about Raw Connection WCS... every time you bring a first timer or first timers to class with you, we will give you a free admission pass. Conditions apply so please contact us for more information.

We are giving you 2 free nightly classes the week of your Birthday to celebrate with you! All you have to do is show us some id with your date of birth at the door and have a great night.

Raw Connection West Coast Swing Shoes

Raw Connection now has it’s very own ladies WCS dance shoe!! To celebrate, we are reducing the price of our shoes to the bargain price of $70.00 per pair. The shoes have a low, wide heal making them ideal for WCS and they come in black and tan. We now stock a narrow fit too!!!

Check out our website for more details.


Discounted Class Passes

Why not purchase your WCS classes in bulk and save yourself some money. We now have a variety of multiple class passes available.

  • First Timer Pass: $30.00 for 5 classes (save 60%).
    This pass is only available for purchase during your first class at Raw Connection.
  • 5 Class Pass (save 15%): $70.00 Adult, $60.00 Full Time Student
  • 10 Class Pass (Save 26%): $130.00 Adult, $110.00 Full Time Student


Hope to see you at class soon,