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We want YOU to have a great time!

MADjam offers a *special* welcome program just for first time attendees, to introduce you to new friends, answer your questions, and support you and your dancing as you join the immersive fun of our weekend west coast swing event. The Newcomer Welcome Program includes tailored workshops and a social track with specialized attention to your needs at your very first convention weekend with us. MADjam is a huge party where everyone is welcome!

The Newcomer Welcome Program includes:
  • Eight hours of skill-building L1 workshops, to improve your fundamental dance skills under the guidance of specially selected national-level teachers. [L2/L3 workshops available for separate purchase. Please see the onsite registration desk.
  • Event Orientation 4pm Friday
  • Social Dance Seminar 7pm Friday “How to find partners, have fun & make friends while dancing”
  • A welcoming team of experienced "MADjam Mentors" ready to meet you, dance with you, and answer your questions all weekend long
  • A friendly warm-up session for people who enter the $1 newcomer Jack & Jill (you must register separately, in advance, for that contest) and anyone else who’d like to join
  • Small group open dancing and “meet & greet” social opportunities
  • Entry into the popular main ballrooms for ALL contests and pro shows, AND four nights of all-night social dancing.
  • A cohort of other friendly event first-timers who can't wait to meet you and have fun all weekend together!
Welcome to MADjam! We hope you’ll love it here.

Register Online! Sign up for the Party Pass or another pass of your choice, and then add the *free* Newcomer Welcome Program from the "workshops" tab. The (optional!) $1 “Newcomer Jack and Jill” contest is listed separately on the “competitions” tab. You may also register onsite.

→ Yes! We need friendly faces to be MADjam Mentors for our new friends as we welcome them to our event. Contact Kay to volunteer to help.

Join us on Facebook! A group has been set up just for participants in this program.

For additional information about the Newcomer program contact event Co-director
Kay Newhouse or Newcomer Program Assistant Tammy Davis

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