Swing Fling offers a special welcome program just for first time attendees, to introduce you to new friends, answer your questions, and support you and your dancing as you join the fun of a weekend west coast swing event. The Newcomer Welcome Program includes tailored workshops and a social track with specialized attention to your needs at your very first convention weekend with us. Swing Fling is a huge party where everyone is welcome!


Here’s what you should do for your first time at Swing Fling:


Reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency.

Register for a weekend “EZpass,” and enroll yourself in the “Newcomer Welcome Program. Consider adding a contest if that seems fun! “Jack & Jill Newcomer” or “ProAm Jack & Jill Newcomer/Novice” are popular choices for first-timers. If you are over 50, “Jack & Jill Masters-Novice” is an additional option for you. You don’t need a partner to enter Jack & Jill Divisions!

Join the main Swing Fling group on Facebook to ask questions or find roommates.


RSVP to Swing Fling 2022.


Join the Swing Fling Newcomer group to ask a question or just say hi! 


Our Newcomer Welcome Program is designed to give you what you need to have fun & feel connected on your first time with us. We include:

  • “NWP Orientation” Thursday at 8 -or- Friday at 6.

  • “Social Dance Success” with Kay, Friday at 8.

  • Your choice of classes throughout the weekend. 

  • Small group dancing with Newcomers & friends Thursday 9pm -and- Friday 9pm 

  • Entry into the popular main ballroom for ALL contests and pro shows 

  • Four nights of all-night social dancing in the main ballroom

  • “Newcomer” seating area in the main ballroom for all shows & social dancing.

  • A welcoming team of experienced mentors ready to meet you, dance with you, and answer your questions all weekend long

  • “NWP Wrap-up” with Kay Sunday at 3

  • A cohort of other friendly event first-timers who can’t wait to meet you and have fun all weekend together!

Please join us for Swing Fling 2022! We want YOU to have a great time! – Kay & Dave