MCS Swing Seminar – February 10-11



MCS is excited to present a weekend of workshops with champion and top West Coast Swing dancer and instructor, Deborah Szekely!

These workshops will be focused on concepts and techniques rather than patterns, offering material and insights for both roles. We will be limiting workshop attendance to ensure there is sufficient room for participants, so arrive early!


Saturday afternoon – February 10th
1:15-1:30 Check in and warm up
1:30-6:00 All Levels Seminar* (with two 15-min breaks)

Saturday evening – February 10th
7:30-8:30 Fundamental Concepts & Techniques Workshop**
8:30-12:00 Social dance with DJ Deborah and DJ Ray

Sunday afternoon – February 11th
1:00-1:15 Check in and warm up
1:15-5:45 Advanced/All Star Seminar*** (with two 15-min breaks)

* 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 Fundamental WCS before taking these workshops.
** MCS students in the Fundamental WCS class may attend this workshop.
*** Advanced/All Star workshops are for higher level competitors. You must have WSDC points at the Advanced level or higher, or permission from Eric, to register and attend.

NOTE: Snacks provided during breaks. Included with registration.


All Levels Pass
– 4 hours of All Levels Seminar
– Saturday night workshop
– Admission to the dance
$99 (if space is available)

Advanced/All Star Pass
– 4 hours of Advanced/All Star Seminar
– Saturday night workshop
– Admission to the dance
– 4 hours of All Levels Seminar (must sign up at registration)
$99 (if space is available)

Saturday Night Pass
– Saturday night workshop
– Admission to the dance

Saturday Night Dance Only

Pre-registration is now closed. Please register at the door.
Student discount available. (For full-time students only. Must show ID.)


Deborah Székely (SAY-kay) started dancing when she was three years old. Formally trained in ballet, tap, and jazz and teaching since the age of 15, Deborah has also been trained at The Joffrey Ballet and Miss Christine Neubert at Carnegie Hall.

In 1995, she was introduced to WCS. In 1996, she began competing on the swing circuit with Steve Neeren. After a year of much success, she was approached by then 3x US Open Swing Dance Champion Robert Cordoba. In 1997, Deborah and Robert became partners for 15 years. In that 15 year span, they together accumulated four more US Open Titles – two in Showcase and 2 in Sophisticated – and a US Open Jack & Jill win for Deborah. They won NASDE 4 years straight from 1997 to 2000. Deborah was also voted favorite female dancer in 1997. in 2011, Deborah decided to pursue her West Coast Swing without a partner and is the top female traveling on her own teaching to this day.

Deborah continues to travel the world spreading her love and knowledge of Dance and West Coast Swing. Deborah also still competes In Jack and Jills and Strictly Swing in the Champions division and consistently places in the top 5. She continues to work on her craft to make her a better Dancer and Teacher.

You can read more about Deborah at her website: