This is an "in-depth" west coast swing professional judging course; formatted for online training during the Covid-19 situation. The class is open to all participants, both those new to judging and current professional judges looking to learn/add information during the training. This course is also designed for competitors as well.
The course features many areas of training including, but not limited to:
- The roles and responsibilities of a professional WCS Judge and how to become a judge.
- What we judge; including both individual and partnership elements. Definitions and visual learning.
- Practical application using various mock judging and scoring reviews.
- Special guest speakers.
- Quizzes and a final exam.
- Certificate issued upon successful completion of the course materials and passing the final exam.
- Will be included on a list of potential judges to be given to event directors.
- Three classes based on region/time zone: North America, Europe, Asia/Australia
- Over 25 hours of training
Cost: $150 / 150€ (limited to 25 participants per region)
Chuck Brown is a current Champion level dance competitor with over 23 years of experience. He is recognized as a top international dance instructor, Chief Judge, NASDE Circuit and US Open Certified Judge and primary panel member, DJ, event promoter, community builder and business consultant. Over the past 10 years, he has been the chief judge at over 200 WSDC events; in addition, he has conducted many judges training courses and intensives worldwide and has humbly helped train the majority of international wcs judges.
As a dancer artist, Chuck is known for his musicality, creativity, versatility, and especially, his amazing lead. It has been said by many of the top dance pros, he is one of the best social dancers and leaders in all of West Coast Swing. His dance training includes West Coast Swing, Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Blues, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Salsa, Bachata, Hustle, Zouk, Kizomba, Country, African and others. He is a student of dance first; always training to improve his knowledge and skills.
Chuck is one of the most sought after instructors/coaches in dance. His teaching methods have produced some of the fastest moving and successful dancers in WCS. He has taught in over thirty countries, including Australia, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy,Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA and many more. He is an incredibly passionate and tough teacher who cares deeply about his student’s dance goals as well as their friendship; it’s evident in his workshops and private lessons. He has and is significantly impacting the Global West Coast Swing community in a positive manner.
In addition, he is the owner and event director for The After Party: the most innovative and fun WCS event on the circuit. Chuck is known for ‘pushing his events past the norm.” In addition to his own events, he also consults many other events around the world.
Chuck is on the road most of the year working as a dance artist and bases between Bend, OR; Finland and Singapore.
Most importantly, Chuck is extremely passionate about teaching his students! He pours his heart into his job and many people around the world say that his passion, knowledge, spirit, and love for helping people is one of a kind.