Competitors Intensive

Practicing for Performance Under Pressure

With Canadian Swing Champions Myles Munroe and Tessa Cunningham Munroe

Time:  Friday:  6 pm and 7 pm, Sunday:  10 am

Cost:  $75 for all 3 hours

This is not your typical competitors’ intensive!

Competing in any division takes focus. It’s so common for all your focus to go out the window as soon as you rotate to your first J&J partner. All that technique you’ve been practicing? Poof – gone –  and you resort to your lowest common denominator of default skills.

So in this one-of-a-kind Competitors’ Intensive, we will teach you ways to control the skills you already have (or fill in your knowledge gaps) and use them under pressure. We will use team-based challenges designed to intentionally disturb your focus, challenge your memory, and desensitize you to distractions. By the end you should be way more confident rotating to any partner, any song, any circumstances, and still be able to feel expressed and on your game.

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of WCS. All levels welcome, because levels are irrelevant for this topic.

Testimonial: “This Intensive was super valuable! I was able to implement tons of stuff into my competitions right away, which helped a lot. I loved the analysis of partner profiling to incrementally build trust with your partner at the beginning of the dance to create a secure connection in competition. I think every competitor at every level can benefit from learning these survival skills for dancing with variable levels of partner, weird habits, difficult songs, and feeling overwhelmed. Highly recommended!” – Brendan Mitchell Souvenir

Myles & Tessa:  Bio

Partners for 17 years, Myles and Tessa are the highest ranked Canadian and international dancers on both the NASDE and WSDC circuits. Myles 30 years of training in over 60 dance styles  includes 6 UCWDC World Championship titles. Tessa brings a professional coaching career to the partnership with university degrees in both Kinesiology and Education. Together they have over 40 years of teaching/coaching experience, specialize in pedagogy and skill development, and give back to the community by training teachers in their signature Swing Literacy Development Method. Their comedic approach and accessible delivery of correct foundational technique inspires and empowers students of all levels. They are ambassadors for modern, authentic West Coast Swing: teaching, judging, performing and competing 35+ weekends a year, all over the world.