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March 11th, 2010


Pirate Swing starts tomorrow! Here's some last minute stuff for those who are coming or still being indecisive.

Tracks Available:

We still have room in the Intermediate Track and the Tandem Charleston Elective, and at the Friday night blues lesson. There's also still room at all the dances. However, we've had so many registrations that the Begintermediate and Advanced tracks are full, as well as the Begintermediate Charleston and Rethink Your Dancing electives.
Go to the Registration page for the prices of everything that's still available.

Costume Contest

The costume contest is at the Saturday Late night! You are more than welcome to be piratey during the rest of the weekend too, but the Late Night is our official "dress up and be silly" event. We WILL have prizes for the winners, but we're not telling what they are yet!


The Friday Night Dance will be held at 4531 Concourse Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. This building also houses the headquarters of Gretchen's House Child Care, so if you see that you know you're in the right place. We plan to have signs or piratey things to mark the way. For directions, go to http://tinyurl.com/ye7r8dd .


We tried to order sunshine, but the weather this weekend looks to be around 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit with a pretty good chance of rain. Bring something warm and maybe an umbrella.

Happy Dancing!

Jesse and Zach

March 8th, 2010
Advanced track is FULL! I'm afraid we have no additional room in our advanced track. All those currently on the waiting list will get to audition. The begintermediate track has 2 spots left for leads, and is full for follows. The intermediate track has plenty of room, so there is still time to sign up!

March 2nd, 2010
Due to overwhelming support from our local dance community, we have a housing surplus! Register now, and you are still guaranteed to have housing! In addition, tracks are FILLING UP. We have only a few spots left for leads in our Advanced and Begintermediate tracks. The Intermediate track still has plenty of room available.

February 27th, 2010
The housing deadline is approaching! Please register by February 28th to get guaranteed housing. Also, the Advanced Track for Follows is full. You may still register for the Intermediate track, and request in the notes to be on the waiting list. We can not guarantee we will have room, but any available slots will be filled in the order registered.

February 12th, 2010
Our valentines day promotion is active until February 14th at 11:59pm. Register now and be elligible to win a free companion pass! Winner will be announced on February 15th, 2010.

January 31st, 2010
Individual class descriptions are up, including all track classes and electives.

January 17th, 2010
The schedule has been updated to include teachers.

January 12th, 2010
Pirate Swing is coming up fast, and the early registration deadline even faster! Register by JANUARY 15th, before the price goes up by $15.

Pirate Swing is providing two FREE passes for the Jack and Jill competition at SparX. Visit the SparX Website for more information about SparX.

January 2nd, 2010
During the pirate themed late night, we will be having a contest for best pirate costume. May the best-dressed pirate win!

December 1st, 2009
Early Registration Open. Also, we have added the ability for those not attending to offer housing for those who are! Please visit the housing page to sign up.

November 30th, 2009
Today is the last day for the Fall Special pricing. Register now to save $10.

November 15th, 2009
Due to unforseen circumstances, Bill Borgida is unable to attend Pirate Swing. We have chosen Joe DeMers and Nelle Hatley to teach at Pirate Swing. Check out their bio on our Instructors page.

October 15th, 2009
Super Early Registration sold out in 4 hours and 25 minutes! Fall special pricing now in effect, until November 30th.

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