About WoTW

What to expect:
~ Hours of Leveled Workshops 
2x Intensives with Michael Kiehm and PJ Turner
Hours of social dancing with Hall of Fame DJs
WSDC Competitions Newcomer, Nov, Intm, Adv, All-Star, Invitational

~Mix & match level Strictly Swing (ex partnership: novice lead/ intermediate Follow)
~Role Switch Jack and Jill
~Pirate Challenge 
~Thursday Night Social Under the Stars at the Space & Rocket Center Planetarium

“Always be yourself, unless you can be a pirate… Then be a pirate.”


Pirate Challenge

WSDC Competitions!

Saturday Evening Show (CASH bar)

Extracurricular opportunities including Planetarium Experience, Bar Hopping, hiking and Yoga

New this Year: 

Intensive with Michael Kiehm 

Intensive with PJ Turner

Join us at Westies on the Water, a retreat-like weekend focused on West Coast Swing, from November 9th to 12th, 2023. Immerse yourself in a dynamic dance experience with a wide range of workshops catering to both newcomers and advanced dancers. Enhance your skills and technique through expert instruction and practice sessions. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just starting your West Coast Swing journey, there’s something for everyone at this exciting event. And when the sun goes down, get ready to hit the dance floor at our lively social dancing nights, where the music keeps playing until you can’t resist moving your feet any longer.

Experience the new Westies on the Water hotel located at the Embassy Suites in downtown Huntsville, connected to the Von Braun Center. This modern and convenient venue offers a host of exciting perks to enhance your stay. Wake up to a delightful full American breakfast, included with your hotel reservation. Each evening, join the Manager’s Reception for delectable tapas and two drink tickets, creating the perfect atmosphere for socializing and connecting with fellow dancers. The hotel also features a spa for those seeking relaxation, and every room is a spacious two-room suite with a pull-out couch, ensuring maximum comfort and convenience. Take in the scenic views of the downtown park, Duckpond, and cotton channel, and enjoy easy access to a variety of downtown restaurants and bars. Unwind in the indoor pool or stay active at the fitness center, making your stay both rejuvenating and enjoyable.

Prepare for an unforgettable lineup of activities and entertainment at Westies on the Water. Engage in thrilling competitions such as the Pirate Challenge and showcase your talent in the highly anticipated WSDC Competitions. On Friday evening, indulge in a captivating show while savoring the delicious offerings of hors d’oeuvres available at the bar. Step outside the dance floor and explore extracurricular opportunities like hiking and bar hopping, adding an extra dose of adventure to your weekend retreat. This year, we’re introducing exciting new features, including the option to participate in a prepaid Intensive with the esteemed Michael Kiehm or the amazing PJ Turner, where you can delve deeper into the intricacies of West Coast Swing. Additionally, unleash your creativity with Tie Dye T-shirt and T-shirt Braiding Classes (additional cost), for a unique and personalized touch to your dance apparel.

Don’t miss out on the ultimate West Coast Swing experience at Westies on the Water. Mark your calendars and secure your spot for a weekend filled with dance, learning, and unforgettable memories. We can’t wait to welcome you to this incredible event!