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Maxence, Virginie, Semion, Maria, Stephen, Tara, Tony, Larisa, Ben, Alyssa, Chuck & Tze

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, Semion Ovsiannikov, Maria Elizarova, Stephen White, Tara Trafzer, Tony Schubert, Larisa Schubert, Ben Morris, Alyssa Glanville, Chuck Brown and Wee Tze Yi. 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 twelve of the world’s best.

Weekend Event Outline

When?Thursday, 16th May – Sunday, 19th May 2019
Where?Mantra on View Hotel
22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD Australia
Cost?The weekend pass includes 3 dance parties and all workshops.

SPECIAL OFFER: Weekend pass $330
If you register and pay before before 31st October 2018.

International weekend pass $240

Weekend pass: $360
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:
  • 20 hours of WCS workshops to choose from
  • 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


Social Activities

Wednesday9pm Lazer Skirmish & Dodgem Car Challenge.11pm Clubbing in Surfers
Thursday11am Beach, BBQ & Scooter Hire.
2pm-4pm Top Golf ($20 return transport)
7pm Pre Party
Monday11am Visit Australian Wildlife at Currumbin Sanctuary ($20 return transport)
Tuesday9am Gold Coast waterfalls scenic tour & visit Glow Worms ($20 return transport)

Food, scooter hire and entry costs to Top Golf and Currumbin Sanctuary and Glow Worms are not included and are to be paid individually on arrival. Discounts are possible depending on the size of each group booking.

Suggested Accommodation

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 2019 Rates are available through the hotel:

City View Twin Room
$130 per room per night

Ocean View King Room
$150 per room per night

High Ocean View Twin Room
$170 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 2019 or complete this form and email it to

Take advantage of the discounted Swingsation room rates between Monday the 13th of May and Wednesday the 22nd of May. Join us at our planned social activities before and after the event or if you would like to experience Movie World, Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild or the Australian Outback Spectacular, contact us for a 10% discount voucher.

Transport Options

The venue is located approximately 30 minutes drive from the Gold Coast Airport or 1 hour from Brisbane International Airport. Transport options from the Gold Coast Airport to the Mantra on View Hotel include:

Bus/Tram:Approximately $15 each way
Con-x-ion Shuttle:Approximately $20 each way
Uber:Approximately $40 each way