Autumn Swing Challenge
2023 - WSDC event
Olivier Massart & Virginie Massart Semion Ovsiannikov & Maria Elizarova Browly Adjavon & Inga Kurciša Byron Brunerie & Melodie Paletta
Join the greatest Hungarian west coast swing party of autumn 2023. Maximum 280 attendants, gender balanced event. We are SOLD OUT!
Our staff
West coast swing professionals, who will make your weekend unforgettable!
Olivier Massart &. Virginie Massart

Semion Ovsiannikov & Maria Elizarova

Piotr 'Badman' Lenart

BeING - Browly Adjavon & Inga Kurcisa

Byron Brunerie & Melodie Paletta

... and more to come
The Aquincum Hotel Budapest
The Aquincum Hotel Budapest located in a charming area alongside the River Danube, adjacent to Margaret Island, on the Buda side. The hotel offers an excellent base for exploring Budaprest but more importantly has a very nice ballroom with wooden floor and multiple other rooms where workshops and private classes can be held. Altogether it is the perfect place for hosting a west coast swing event.
The main feature of our glorious hotel is the renowned thermal spa, that's therapeutic water comes directly from Margaret Island. With its 310 guestrooms, a restaurant and bar, 14 versatile meeting rooms and Spa & Wellness Center, the hotel caters for both business and leisure guests alike.
Rooms can be booked at the hotel from Wednesday at the earliest until Monday at the latest at the rate provided by the event. Half board means that the hotel will provide dinner in addition to breakfast.
Address: Budapest, Árpád fejedelem útja 94, 1036
Room for 2 people (with breakfast)
113 €/night
Room for 1 person (with breakfast)
100 €/night
Extra Tracks
Irina's Judging Intensive
Sunday afternoon we offer a small judging intensive with the wonderful Irina Puzanova. She is a professional dancer who is judging at different high profile competitions with more then 10 years of experience in WCS and discofox.
Her intensive is useful for those who are already judging, future judges and even competitors who want to get closer to judging system! You will have two hours to discuss the possible judging criteria (trying to finally figure out what timing is haha), what to look for and what to ignore in each division, you will learn different ways of judging prelims and finals. Video examples will put the theory into reality.
The price of the judging intensive is 40 euros. You don't need a partner for this intensive. You can register with the link below:
To Swing or not to Swing?
This intensive course is designed for those who want to learn more about classic swing music and how to dance to this style, which has recently become increasingly popular in performances, parties and competitions.
You can learn from masters of this genre - Oliver&Virginie and Semion&Maria. They will show you how to adapt your dance to this great style.
The intensive course consists of 3 hours, costs 50 euros and you have to register in couples at the link below:
Workshop levels
Workshop level descriptions are approximate, and the given time intervals are estimations. Every individual needs a different amount of time to achieve a certain level, which depends on their dancing background, dedication, motivation, etc. We want everybody to join the group which suits them the best, from which they can profit the most. If you are unsure about your level, please ask your teachers or consult with us via email.
Level 2
You have learned west coast swing basics, but you still need to improve your technique. You want to learn more footwork and pattern variations. You need detailed explanation for leading or following new movements. You need ideas for styling and musical interpretation.
Minimum 6-12 months of active west coast swing.
Level 2 is full, we cannot accept more people for that level.
Level 3
You have rock-solid west coast swing basics, you know a lot of footwork variations and complex patterns, you lead/follow well. You are able to social dance with dancers from any level. You want to improve your own style, master your technique and understand the mechanics of the dance.
Minimum 1.5-2 years of active west coast swing.
Level 3 is full, we cannot accept more people for that level.
Level 4
You are an advanced dancer, with international event and competition experiences. You have no problem to lead/follow, you can adapt your dance to your partner from newcomer to rockstar level. You are taking workshops to learn advanced styling, musical interpretation, technic and your goal is to develop your own style.
The level is available for dancers with WSDC intermediate points and above or via auditions.
Passes and prices
Prices stand for Quick Bird / Normal Bird / Late Bird / @TheDoor respectively.
Workshop pass - Sold out!
Learn, compete and social dance!
140 / 150 / 160 / 170€
  • 7 levelled workshops
  • 3 parties
  • Competitions
50 Quick Bird, 70 Normal Bird and 20 Late Bird Workshop Pass tickets are available until sold out.
We accept couple registrations only.
Party pass - Sold out!
Compete and social dance
95 / 105 / 115 / 125€
  • No workshops
  • 3 parties
  • Competitions
50 Quick Bird, 70 Normal Bird and 20 Late Bird Party Pass tickets are available until sold out.
We accept couple registrations only.
You're an allstar Sold out!
Get the show on, get paid
  • Adv&Allstar workshops
  • 5 leader and 5 follower passes
  • 50% room discount
If you register for this pass, you are expected to help with judging during the event.
We accept individual registrations for Allstar Pass.
Once it's sold out, you have to register for the normal passes (without room discount).
J&J competitions
15€ / competitor
Strictly competitions
30€ / couple
Competition registration and payment is handled separately on site.
Quick bird: first 100 (50+50) registrations until 15th of August or until sold out - SOLD OUT
Normal bird: the next 140 (70+70) registrations until 15th of September or until sold out - SOLD OUT!
Late bird: after the 15th of September until 4th of November or until sold out - SOLD OUT
@TheDoor: after 4th of November, if not sold out - SOLD OUT
WSDC Allstar level dancers, get a special discouned price for passes. Allstar Party Pass: 50EUR, Allstar Workshop pass: 70EUR. If you make it to Allstar division until the event, we will reimburse you the difference.
Extra tracks, intensives
It has become a tradition at Autumn Swing Challenge that, in addition to the regular workshops, we also offer extra thematic lessons for those who want to make the most progress and take home the most information in a weekend. This year you can choose between 3 additional thematic workshop tracks.
Intensives will be announced later.
Registration forms
Party Pass / Late Bird Sold Out!
Late Bird Party Pass registration for couples. Form will be closed after the 10 entries / 20 people. You have to complete payment to finish the registration.
Workshop Pass / Late Bird Sold Out!
Late Bird Workshop Pass registration for couples. Partners can register for different levels. Form will be closed after the 10 entries / 20 people. You have to complete payment to finish the registration.
Allstars Pass Sold Out!
Individual registration for 10 WSDC Allstar dancers. Form will be closed automatically after 5 leaders and 5 followers. Certain rules apply, details can be found in the form description. Leaders registration for Allstars Pass is already closed, we have a very limited amount of Follower Allstars Pass.

WAITING LIST - Single leader / follower
Individual signup for single Leaders and Followers to go on the Waiting List. Does not ensure your spot at ASC2023. As the event is sold out, we cannot promise you to let you in, however, if you register and someone wants to sell their pass ot
Draft Schedule
Please note that minor changes are still possible!