In addition to the regular bi-monthly dances, the Spokane Swing Dance Club also offers workshops and mini-workshops throughout the year. Workshops are planned for both beginner as well as more advanced dancers. There are lots of people to dance with so don’t stay away just because you don’t have a partner!
Upcoming Events: West Coast Swing Workshop with Doug & Nicki Silton
NOTE: Due to scheduling conflicts this will not be hosted at our usual location. The address will be as follows: Windsor Grange Hall. 4117 S Assembly Rd.
Doug & Nicki Silton, professional dancers, choreographers, and instructors, began their life-long partnership for dance in 2013. Together they travel the world sharing their love of dancing, technique, and performing in the Showcase division on the competitive West Coast Swing professional circuit. They are also the founders of two dance teams: Oregon Reigns and The NorthWesties, as well as a Domestic Non-Profit Foundation: The Silton Foundation, which gives dance scholarships annually to dancers in financial need.
Nicki Silton began dancing as a youngster in Sandy, Oregon. In her youth, she demonstrated a passion for dance, taking classes in ballet and tap, and by age 10, she had choreographed several dances – mostly to Ace of Base – to perform for her parents and stuffed animals. In her high school years, she found her niche in cheerleading and hip hop. As an adult, Nicki discovered the Country dance scene, soon becoming a line dance champion at the 2007 Portland Dance Festival, and began instructing at Duke’s Country Bar & Grill. Country lead her to West Coast Swing in 2008 and to partnering with Doug Silton in 2013.
Doug Silton began dancing in 1992 and since 1999, he has been teaching, competing, and performing internationally. Doug is a top competitor on the NASDE West Coast Swing tour, a 3-time American Lindy Hop and Blues Champion, and a 2-Time World Swing Dance Champion. Doug is the only competitor to ever be a finalist in Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, and Carolina Shag in the same year at the US Open Swing Dance Championships. In the street Latin world, Doug is a World Swing Dance Championships Salsa Champion and Reno Dance Sensation Salsa Champion. In May of 2008, he made it to the final round at the Mayan Pro Salsa Competition, the second largest street Salsa competition in the world, placing 8th.
Early Bird Prices Available Until April 25th:
SSDC members $45 for full workshop and dance
Non-SSDC members $55 for full workshop and dance
Cost at the Door:
SSDC Members $55
Non-SSDC Members $65
Private lessons are also available. To schedule a private email Doug & Nicki at dance@theSiltons.com