Styles, Divisions, Dances and Scoring
Gabriel Dubois, Joel Bartlett, Kacee Crandall, Gabriel Sebastian, Kim Metcalf, Burgundy Weathersbee, with help from WCS Advanced Dancer Cami.
Elise Lorcher, Troy DeRosier
Robert Royston and Mia Pastor
Jacob Reding and Sydnie Dillard
Jung Won Choe
White Rabbit/The Bridge WCS
Jordan Wagner and Alec Street
*Eligible for Belt Buckle
West Coast Swing All American Jack & Jill
Two Step Jack and Jill Novice
Two Step Jack and Jill Inter/Adv
Freestyle Progressive All American Strictly*
Line Dance Novice
Line Dance Inter/Adv*
Line Dance Choreography
Country Swing All American Strictly*
Country Swing Jack and Jill Intermediate
Country Swing Jack and Jill Advanced*
Country Swing BEGINNER Mentor-Based Jack and Jill
Themed days this year are:
FREEDOM FRIDAY / RED (remember everyone deployed)
Deck yourself in your best RED WHITE AND BLUE GEAR or a solid red shirt 🇺🇸
SATURDAY IS YESSS!!! Shirt!
Wear your YESSS!! shirt
SUNDAY is Rep Your State (or favorite brand)
We’ve got OVER 23 states representing Country Swing/Bar dancing in their area, let’s get some awesome state group photos and see who has the MOST representatives!
-don’t have a state shirt? That’s okay, rep your favorite brand or dance group instead!
We’ll be doing a group photo each day and as always FRIDAY WILL HAVE A BEST DRESSED so let’s see that USA Outfit!
Adia Dance and Country Nomads are excited to partner with Dirt Road Dancing for the 2022 newly-renamed YESSS!! Convention (formally known as Endless Summer Step and Swing or “ESSS”) which is coming back to The Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas, July 21st-24th with a pre-party on July 20th. Learn more about our Partners Dirt Road Dancing and some of the EPIC changes and details about YESSS!! Dance Convention below. (Click HERE to check out 2021 event)
YESSS!!’s goal is to continue to put an EPIC event that helps dancers from all over the Nation learn to dance no matter their level. We have multiple styles, including Country Swing, Line Dance, Brazilian Zouk, Two Step, and West Coast Swing as well as technique classes that will apply to multiple or all styles of dance. We will offer classes from Beginner (never even stepped on a dance floor) through Advanced concepts as well as Instructor workshops for Country Swing. No matter your current or desired level or style preference we know YESSS!! will have something for you!
Ready to showcase your skills? From Beginner Mentor based competitions to Advanced Country Swing what better place than the NATIONALS to show people from across the US what you have learned, worked on, or perfected! There will be several types of Country Swing Competitions, there will also be two different levels of Line Dance Competitions and an All American WCS Competition at YESSS!! (After listening to your feedback we did make some changes to the competitions. They will run faster and smoother)
Of course one of our favorite things about conventions is getting to meet and see friends from other states and dance the night away with them. YESSS!! Will continue to have two rooms for social dancing at night, one for partner dancing (with a mix of music for all styles including Country Swing, Two Step, WCS, and Brazilian Zouk) and line dancing and a separate room with a split between Zouk and West Coast Swing music, so that everyone can choose or move around as they would like. Our socials went ALL NIGHT LONG last year ending just after 3am and this year will be more of the same!
Last year was AMAZING and we can’t wait to show you some of the new things that we are bringing to this event this year like:
TWO more dance floors!!! WHICH MEANS EVEN MORE LESSONS!
Country Swing Lessons from Instructors outside of Arizona
More Brazilian Zouk lessons including Upper Level and Beginner Classes
More West Coast Swing Classes and new instructors
More Line Dancing from HUGE names
More Incredible and Talented Instructors from across the US
More Instructor feedback and Instructor learning workshops
A FULL POOL PARTY - with music and more
More Private Lesson times available so you can learn from your favorite in or out of state instructors
A HUGE pre party Thursday
And an Encore after party on Sunday
You can still expect to see a lot of familiar faces from Instructors, Judges, Mentors, and the Media Team but this year will also feature our new PARTNERS! Dirt Road Dancing, based out of Idaho, with over a decade of experience and an incredible team, they are the perfect addition to this event. Troy and Elise encompass so much of what YESSS!! is excited to bring to the world; The passion and love of country swing and line dancing with influences from other styles and opportunities to explore and step out of your comfort zone. If you aren’t familiar with our new friends make sure you check them out, you’ll be getting to know them over the next year!
YESSS!! is excited to be returning to The Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas for 2022, we are even more excited to be offering you an even bigger discount on their already affordable rooms, a few chances to win VIP upgrades, a true pool party, bartenders for socials, and even more space than we had last year (2 more floors!!!).
Our tour for the regional Workshops and Competitions took us to Texas, Colorado, California, Arizona, Wyoming, Nashville, Florida and North Carolina last year, we are excited to be planning trips to some of those places again as well as adding new stops in new cities and states. Make sure you follow YESSS!! On Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with upcoming learning and travel opportunities starting SOON or make suggestions on where we should go next!
Are you a dance instructor, DJ, or venue looking to hold regionals?
Interested in becoming a vendor and selling merchandise at YESSS!!?
Want to Donate or Sponsor hotel rooms, an instructor, shirts, prizes, or something else to become a sponsor and be featured on our website and social media platforms?
Interested in a large representation of your brand or business at YESSS!!?
Then WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us your idea or ask us questions.