capital City Stomp 2022

Get ready to dance off both of your shoes, when they play the Jelly Roll Blues, November 12 and 13 at the Capital City Stomp!

2 Tracks with Fantastic Classes, 6 Amazing Instructors, 1 Competition, and 1 Social Dance with a Fantastic Live Band!

Tickets go on sale SEPTEMBER 1st!


Capital City Stomp is Victoria's Workshop Weekend. 

Spend November 12 and 13, 2022 with old and new friends filling your mind and heart with dancing knowledge and love. 

Ticket Pricing

Capital City Stomp 2022

*Full Weekend Tickets include: Saturday and Sunday Classes and Saturday Night Dance

If price is an issue, please email us. We have a Financial Assistance Fund.

We have a Cancellation Policy

T Shirts and Totes, Oh My

T Shirts and Totes will be available for pre order September 1 to October 15, 2022 through our ticket registration form or merch only form.

Capital City Stomp 2022 T Shirt - $25

Our T Shirts: Black M&O 4502 Unisex with the Capital City Stomp logo on the front - Sewn in a Fair-wage facility in Mexico, this shirt is light and slightly fitted. T Shirt Sizing: https://en-ca.ssactivewear.com/p/m_o/4502

Capital City Stomp 2022 Tote - $20

Our Tote Bags: Made from 100% Recycled 11 oz Cotton Canvas. This product is 100% biodegradable, AZO- Free with no hazardous chemicals. 16″ high x 15″ wide.


We are ordering our merch from a local Vancouver Island Company whose products are printed in-house on the latest digital equipment and their t shirts and tote bags are printed using water-based, 100% non-toxic ink. Proudly Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex ® and Global Organic Textile Standard Certified.

Class Information and Schedule

Capital City Stomp 2022 will focus on Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, and Balboa!

More information coming soon.

Track Information

Capital City Stomp has two tracks this year!

Track 1 - Improver: This track is recommended for dancers who are still working on their fundamentals. You are familiar with Lindy Hop footwork and basic moves, dancing Lindy Hop socially, and have a desire to learn more and have fun. This is also a great track for those who want to re-establish their fundamentals.

Track 2 - Perfecter: This track is recommended for dancers who have a combination of dancing experience and an enthusiasm for Lindy Hop. You feel extremely comfortable dancing to a variety of tempos with a variety of partners. You are a solid social dancer and feel confident executing patterns, styling, and moves. You are confident in your abilities and are focused on bigger concepts such as high level connection, musicality, etc.

​We understand that it can be difficult to judge yourself. If you are unsure, ask a friend or send us a message or an email. We will not be holding auditions this year. However, we will have people that check on the tracks to make sure people have placed themselves appropriately.

Mix and Match Competition

What is a Mix & Match competition?

A Mix and Match competition is a social dance competition where leaders and followers are randomly paired together. Everyone is welcome to compete. You do not need to bring a partner. Dance partners are randomly assigned during the competition. You can choose whether you want to enter the competition as a leader or follower, regardless of your gender. Songs are chosen ahead of time but are not shared with competitors until the competition starts.

How will I be judged?

The 3 Ts – timing, teamwork, technique.

Competitors will be judged individually during the preliminaries and finals.

Competition Information

There will be two rounds: preliminaries and finals.

Preliminaries – Each dancer will be judged individually as a leader or follower. Dancers will be rotated so that each competitor has the opportunity to dance with at least 3 different partners.

Finals – Each dancer will be judged individually as a leader or follower. Dancers will be rotated so that each competitor has the opportunity to dance with 3 different partners.

Competition Rules

No choreography. This competition is meant to highlight improvisation and social dancing with unknown partners, so no choreography is allowed during the competition. There are no aerials, lifts, or drops allowed during the competition.

Tips for Competitors

Wear clothing that is comfortable and “danceable”! For example, avoid strapless garments that might fall, pants that are too long, garments that are too tight, or clothing that bunches. Know your number. You will be wearing a number during the competition. Know your number as your name might not be called. Have FUN! A Mix and Match competition is all about the fun of the unexpected: unknown music, dancing with new people, and improvising on the dance floor!

Instructor Bios

Peter Flahiff and Lauren Smith

Available for Private Lessons. Email to book: peterlaurendance@gmail.com

Peter & Lauren are two dynamic instructors with over thirty years of teaching experience between them. Based in Seattle, they are highly in-demand, sharing their passion for the great classic dances of the Swing Era. Their classes and workshops are noted for their clarity, humour and high spirits!

Peter Flahiff

Peter Flahiff began swing dancing in 1993 and started teaching just one year later. He’s taught across the United States and around the world, including Herrang Dance Camp (Sweden,) Lindy Focus (USA,) Camp Hollywood (USA,) California Balboa Classic (USA,) Balboa on the River (Australia,) and many others. Peter has been a featured DJ at The Snowball, The Experiment, California Balboa Classic, and Camp Hollywood, to name a few. He’s also a noted coach, lecturer, emcee and competition judge.

Today, Peter counts some of the world’s top dancers and instructors as his own former students. Peter’s worldwide reputation is as a highly sought-after social dancer and instructor. He helped create several thriving venues over the years (Rusty’s Rhythm Club in Los Angeles, ATOMIC Ballroom in Orange County, and Eastside Stomp in Seattle.)


Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith has been dancing throughout her life, and started swing dancing in 2007, when a friend brought her to LA’s Lindy Groove. After that, she could be found dancing almost every night of the week, competing regularly, and teaching locally and around the world.

Lauren has taught at Balboa on the River (Australia,) Minor Swing (Sweden,) Edinburgh Balboa and Shag Festival (Scotland,) and Big Sky Weekend (USA,) to name a few, and has headlined events across Europe, Australia, and the United States. She specializes in jazz era dances, including Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, and Slow Jazz. Her degree in vocal music education allows her to bring a unique approach to classes, incorporating natural musicality, body efficiency, and Alexander method techniques.

Lauren regularly competes as both a lead and a follow, and has won and placed in a number of dance competitions, including Hot Rhythm Holiday, Camp Hollywood, the Lone Star Championships, Inspiration Weekend, Le Hot Sauce, and many others. She is also a sought after competition judge. Lauren has been a DJ at several notable events, including The Snowball, Bal-Ast Off!, The Balboa Experiment, Balboa on the River, and Big Sky Weekend, and many other events around the world.

Damian Cade and Bailey McCully

Damian Cade

Damian began his dance training in the winter of 2008. His first and true love is Swing Dance; Lindy Hop, Charleston, Solo Jazz, and Balboa are permanent residents in his heart. He studied Modern Dance at the University of Washington where he received his dance minor in 2011. Since then he has continued his swing dance education at regional events, and has competed both nationally and internationally. Damian has been teaching for events and workshops since 2009, and locally at various studios in Bellingham since December 2015.

Bailey McCully

Bailey McCully has taught and performed across North America and Europe, but happily calls Washington home. She teaches dance to movers of all ages, working in Seattle schools to provide accessible dance classes to young dancers. Her background and work in education has made pedagogical excellence both a passion and defining quality. Bailey always aims to create a class culture in which students feel safe to try, fail, and learn to become the best dancers they can be. While technique is always a component, Bailey focuses on teaching students about how they can move rather than how they should move. She loves to explore personal style and creativity with her students, using the music as the constant source of guidance and inspiration. Just as jazz music lets you hear the personality of the musician, Bailey believes that jazz dancing should reflect the personality of the dancer. Dancing with a partner or dancing solo, Bailey radiates the joy of jazz with every step.

Dave Henderson and Catie Fissel

Dave Henderson

Never wanting to lose a bet with his sister, Dave attended his first dance at the University of Victoria in 1998. Shortly thereafter, he and a rogue group of swing inclined dancers broke free from the UVic Ballroom Club and started first the UVic Swing Dance Club and then Lindy Hoppers Anonymous, now named the Swing Dance Association of Victoria. He’s competed at the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown with Vancouver’s Hot Koko, DJd at events from Victoria to Vancouver to Seattle to Montreal, and taught classes in Lindy Hop to new dancers and old pros alike. After exploring to the edge of Lindy Hop, competition, and social dancing, Dave is bringing the joy of Lindy Hop back to Victoria.

Catie Fissel

Raised on a strict diet of Big Band Swing, 60’s R&B, and old time Rock’n’Roll from infancy, Catie was primed and ready to swing dance. After attending a drop-in lesson from the University of Victoria Swing Dance Club, she was hooked for life. Though mostly found in the shadows plotting and organizing, she is a regular DJ at events around town, has taught classes from Victoria to Hanoi, performed with Vancouver’s Jitterbug Junkies, and competed with Victoria's Florals Anonymous at the Virtual ILHC. Catie enjoys being silly, Balboa, Lindy Hop, and flying through the air with the greatest of sometime ease. Classes with Catie feel like the best high five of your life.

Alison McKnight

Alison McKnight

The world of swing dancing captured Alison about six years ago and she hasn't looked back since. Partner dancing has brought pure magic into her life. To support her dancing, and minimize chronic neck and back pain, Alison found yoga. Through dedication and education, she has learned how to support the body to feel good. She is beyond excited to combine both of her favourite worlds, dance and yoga, and bring yoga to all you wonderful swing dancers!

Housing and Hosting

Are you coming from out of town and need housing? Are you a local and can take in an out of town dancer?

Please email our Housing Coordinator at hosting@swingvictoria.net and they will try their best.

If you need hosting please include: "Hosting Needed" in the email subject, your name, cell phone number, what day and time you are arriving and leaving, what city coming from, any necessary transportation arrangements (airport pickup, have car / no-car), allergies, smoking/non-smoking, late nighter/early riser, etc.

If you can offer hosting please include: "Hosting Offer" in the email subject your name, cell phone number, any pets (species and amount), your policies regarding: smoking, late night, house keys, sleeping arrangements, food, showering, personal space, etc.


Courtesy Suggestions

Some of the best memories from Exchanges or Events are not the actual dances, but the dancers from all over the world. Please read these “Courtesy Suggestions” to make good memories.


Guest Suggestions

Contact your host as soon as you’ve been notified by the Housing Coordinator.

Right away exchange basic information: your name, cell phone number, what day and time you are arriving and leaving, what city coming from, any necessary transportation arrangements (airport pickup, have car / no-car), allergies, smoking/non-smoking, late nighter/early riser, etc.

Ask them about what to bring (towel/pillows/sleeping bag/air mattress/etc.). Some hosts provide a bed or couch and some only have floorspace on their hardwood floors.

Always let your host know what your plans are and where to find you. It keeps them from stressing. They usually feel somewhat responsible for you and want to make sure you are safe, therefore everyone is having a good time.


Host Suggestions

Contact your Guests as soon as you’ve been notified by the Housing Coordinator.

Right away, give your Guests basic information: your name, cell phone number, any pets (species and amount), your policies regarding: smoking, late night, house keys, sleeping arrangements, food, showering, personal space, etc.

Tell them what to bring (towel/pillows/sleeping bag/air mattress/etc.) and what you are able to provide.

Guests should take care of their own meals. If possible, it is nice to have some breakfast stuff around. Check with them before you buy anything though.

Let them know to what extent you can drive them around throughout the weekend. If necessary, have them contact others to arrange rides.

Always let your guests know what your plans are and where to find you. It keeps them from stressing. They are alone in your city and will be looking for you as soon if a problem arises.

Volunteering

Capital City Stomp is a big event! It's going to be super fun, but it's a lot of work. We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help us put on Capital City Stomp 2022.

If you are: reliable, punctual, trust-worthy, and enthusiastic; we need you!

Please email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@swingvictoria.net

Location

The White Eagle Polish Hall is located at 90 Dock St, Victoria, in beautiful James Bay, just a block away from Ogden Point and minutes away from downtown.

Taking BC Transit? Victoria has a public transit system. Check out the BC Transit website for bus information. The White Eagle Hall is only a short walk away from the #2 and #5 bus routes.

Driving to the White Eagle Hall? The Hall offers ample parking on both sides of the building. James Bay has lots of street parking restrictions. Please review the parking restriction signs and pay particular attention to the restrictions.

The Fine Print

By registering for this event I agree to adhere to the Swing Dance Association of Victoria’s Code of Conduct

By registering for this event I agree to the Swing Dance Association of Victoria’s Cancellation Policy

By registering for this event I agree to the Swing Dance Association of Victoria’s Covid Plan

By registering for this event I agree to the Swing Dance Association of Victoria’s Event Waiver