April 28-May 1, 2022
Hartford, Ct.
Hilton Hartford


Site updated for 2022

Volunteers with registration exp. needed


2022 Flyer Front(pdf)

2022 Flyer Back(pdf)

Ballroom Layout(pdf)

COVID-19 Policy(pdf)


WE'RE BAAACK! Just Kidding

Due to hotel booking issues, SiS 2023 will not be happening. Look forward to 2024

Pure Dance Connecticut

APRIL 28-30 - As an alternative to Swingin' Into Spring, Mario & I are putting together another "Pure Dance" event, just like we did before the lockdown. Same basic principle as SIS ... Lots of workshops & dancing, but in this case no competitions. I always intended to do this on an annual basis, so what better time than now to continue with that plan. Stay tuned for details.


Ken Mercik Event Director

Contact Info: (860) 559-6179 email: ken@djkenm.com

Mario & Stephanie Robau Jr. Instructors/Judges

John Lindo Judge/Instructor/DJ

John Festa Judge/Instructor/DJ

Arjay Centeno Judge/Instructor

Kim Vannaman Instructor

Johnny Martinez & Diane Latropp Instructor

Erik Novoa Instructor

Other Instructors & Staff: Anne Fleming, Angelique Early, Kristen Shaw, and more TBA...

DJ's: John Festa, John Lindo, Steve Neeren, Bob Frione, and more TBA…


See flyers for pricing

An event with NO EVENING COMPETITIONS - just social dancing. No waiting until Midnight or 1:00AM for the party to start.

Event Highlights

  • Thursday Night Kick-Off Workshop and Party with Mario & Stephanie Robau
  • Saturday Night Blues & Soul Room w/John (Blues)
  • No Evening Competitions – Social Dancing All Night
  • 4 Workshop Rooms (Dancing * Workshops start at noon Friday)
    - 3 in WCS - Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
    - 1 in Hustle, Nite Club, and Country Western 2-Step
  • Main Ballroom open till 4am (or so)
  • Friday and Saturday Night Hustle Room 9:30-Midnight (or so)
  • Friday and Saturday Night All Request Room
  • Friday Night Instructors Jam
  • Lots of Social Dancing, Lots of Workshops & a Little Bit of Competition
  • Social dancing between all workshops. Practice and retain what you just learned
  • Beginner/Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Workshops
  • WCS Competitions-
    • Jack 'N' Jill - Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, All Star
    • Strictly Swing - Novice, Intermediate & Open
    • Reverse Role Jill 'n Jack, Strictly Swing Format, Open, Fun Competition but will be judged (Female Leaders/Male Followers) 50/50 Jackpot, half to winners, half to charity for Animal Rescue
  • Beginner/Novice Track suitable for Beginner/Novice Dancers, and those learning opposite part. For Instructors and dancers considering becoming instructors
  • Don’t miss any workshops – Video Notebook Available with all Workshops & Competitions
  • Cash Prize for Winners in each competition … to be determined after competition registration closes. The more that enter, the bigger the cash prize (see website for complete info and rules).