Come join us for the 2-Day Silton Intensive - a two day program on the nitty-gritty techniques and philosophies of West Coast Swing, theories and hypothesis, and movement efficiency and theory. Cost is $100 per person - partner mandatory. This intensive is limited to 20 leaders and 20 followers. Sign-Up Online Here. PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY. Questions or looking for a local friendly dancer host? Contact us! This is a proudly all levels event - instructors and professionals as well as more novice dancers are welcome. With our non-rotational partner mandatory format, information can be practiced and applied while dancing with only one partner. Don't have a partner? We can help you out! Contact us!




Friday, August 11, 2017

Casual Meet & Greet for Early Arrivers

7:30 - 9:00 PM at The Silton Estate Studio


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Session #1: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session #2: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Session #3: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Dinner Break

Social Dance (field trip) at PSDC Sunnyside Grange (cover charge not included)


Sunday,August 13, 2017

Session #4: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session #5: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Session #6: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Social Dance (field trip) at the Tigard Ballroom(The Ballroom Dance Company Weekly Dance) 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Cover charge not included


Camping - free camping sites are located on the 29 acres surrounding The Silton Estate Studio. A camp shower will be set up. Must bring your own deodorant and cologne. Please reserve camp sites or RV site with us. Set up on Friday anytime to relax and be ready for Saturday morning!

Recommended Hotels - We recommend any hotel in your budget that you can find near the 97080 area code in Gresham, Oregon.

Hosting - Looking to have a friendly WCS dancer host you in their residence? Let us know!

PRIVATE INTENSIVES (Stay with us in portland)

Doug & Nicki offer Oregon Dance Intensives for out of town dancers.  Here's how it works:


• This is a selective intensive that requires a video audition process. Once you're chosen, dates are coordinated.

• Fly into Portland International Airport (PDX) or drive towards beautiful Gresham, Oregon and prepare for the training experience of your lifetime!

• Plan your trip to arrive the evening before your training starts.

• Train with Doug & Nicki - gym training and yoga/stretching in the mornings. Private coaching in the late morning - afternoon. Then time for practice and lounging, and more private coaching in the evenings followed by social dancing.

• Have a routine for which you need coaching and practice time? Bring it with you!

• Looking for competition routine choreography?

• Room and board are included - private room and bath and excellent home-made meals and snacks.

Daily schedule (will be modified to your preference):


8:00 am - 9:00 am - Espresso & Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:30 am - Gym, Yoga/Stretching

11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Private Coaching

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Lunch & Lounge

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Solo Practice Time

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Private Coaching

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Dinner and Evening Lounge Time

9:00 - Social Dancing Or Practice Time or Lounging

Contact Us for pricing and your application materials!


Looking to bring The Siltons to your city to help you and/or the dancers in your community?


Please contact us for details.


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