Swing Seminar – March 30-31, 2019



MCS is excited to present a weekend of learning with champion West Coast Swing dancers Maxime and Torri Zzaoui!

Maxime and Torri have both been dancing since they were young children, and today they travel the globe spreading their love of swing dancing. They spend much of their time in France and abroad, so we are thrilled to have them join us in San Francisco for a weekend of learning and dancing!

These workshops will be focused on concepts and techniques rather than patterns, offering material and insights for both roles. The All Levels Seminar will cover quality of movement, connection, styling, and partnership. The Advanced/All Star Seminar will focus on elevating your dancing and competition strategies.

We will be limiting workshop attendance to ensure there is sufficient room for participants, so be sure to register in advance!


Saturday afternoon – March 30th
1:15-1:30    Check in, register, and warm up
1:30-5:30    All Levels Seminar*

Saturday evening – March 30th
7:15-7:30    Check in
7:30-8:30    Workshop with Maxime & Torri**
8:30-12:00  Social dancing – with demo by Maxime & Torri and a Jackpot Jack & Jill!

Sunday afternoon – March 31st
1:15-1:45   Check in, register, and warm up
1:45-5:45   Advanced/All Star Seminar***

*  All participants of the All Levels workshops must be familiar and comfortable with West Coast Swing basics and fundamentals. MCS students must pass out of WCS Fundamentals before taking these workshops.
**  Open to the general public; included with a Seminar Pass.
***  The Advanced/All Star Seminar is for higher level competitors. You must have WSDC points that qualify you to compete at the Advanced level or higher, or permission from Eric, to register and attend.


(by March 27th / at the door)

All Levels Pass
– All Levels Seminar on Saturday afternoon
– Saturday night workshop
– Saturday night dance
$89 / $109

Advanced/All Star Pass
– Advanced/All Star Seminar on Sunday afternoon
– Saturday night workshop
– Saturday night dance
– All Levels Seminar (must sign up at registration)
$89 / $109

Full-time student (must show valid ID)
$80 / $95

Saturday Night Workshop (at the door only)
$20 ($15 full-time students)
includes the dance

Saturday Night Dance Only (at the door only)
$10 ($5 full-time students)


NOTE: Snacks provided during seminars. Included with registration.


Maxime started dancing at the age of 5 in Lyon, France. He studied contemporary at the Conservatory for 6 years before starting his career in the West Coast Swing community. He is now one of the top male professionals, and was the first European to place in the top 5 of the Classic division at the US Open 2012.

Torri began dancing when she was 3 years old in California. She has studied other dances, but has always been a part of the West Coast Swing community. She won the Young America/Young Adult divisions a total of 6 times at the US Open. Torri was the first and only person to win both the Classic and Showcase division in the same year at the 2010 US Open, and continued to win the Showcase division for the next 4 years.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.maximeandtorri.com/