Gala: 2nd Annual




Unmasking our second event!

Tampa get ready for the Saturday of the year — The 2nd Annual Gala!! Our theme for the year is Superheroes & Villains so prepare for a night of epic quests, adventures and of course dancing! The night features the year end Final Head-to-Head Jack N’ Jill Tournament with over 50 invited dancer! We’ve got 13 hours of West Coast Swing shenanigans for all types and levels of Wesites! 5 leveled workshops, FREE beginner bootcamp late night dessert bar and dancing until 2AM!! Of course the ballroom will be decorated to the nines and we will be hosting a fun contest for the best Superhero or Villain costume!


Full Workshop Pass
Pre-Register: $80 // Door: $100

Social Only
Pre-Register: $30 // Door: $30


Invite your entire crew!! This is a completely free bootcamp designed to get you movin’ and groovin’ West Coast Swing style! In just four hours you will learn rhythm & timing, basic patternwork, connection and even turns & variations! After this bootcamp you’ll be fully prepared to hit the floor and enjoy an epic night of dancing! This bootcamp is being held across the street at Bayou Dance Club, 1pm – 4pm, with instructors John Penu and Ariel Penu!

Attend the full Bootcamp and you will be given a coupon for a discounted night pass so you can come join the Superhero/Villain fun!

Gala 2 Schedule Bootcamp

Head-To-Head Competitors!

This is the end of the season competition for all of the top 3 placements from the past year of #JackNJillNights at #WCSTuesday. The season is from July 2016 to June 2017 (results here at #results). You still have a chance to place on #JackandJillNight and make the list in March, April, May & June.) We will not be accepting sign-ups for this competition. The following is a list of the dancers who have placed in the past season and are cordially invited to dance in this tournament. We will have a prelim to cut to 8 couples for the tournament. (If you think you have placed top 3 in the past season and your name is not on the list, please private message me).

Sponsored by the kind dancers of our community :)
1st Place – $150 Each
2nd Place – $75 Each
3rd Place – $50 Each





Amber Heddleson
Annmarie Denis
Becka Tase
Carol Baldwin
Debi McCreary
Francoise Adan
Joyce Keech
Kimberly Grimshaw
Laura McCann
Lauren Dow
Lois Peterson
Marilyn Hall
Melissa Muha
Michele Dodaro
Tara Kilkenny


Bootcamp is at Bayou
Everything else is at Ballroom 66


Locations & Parking!

Free Bootcamp is at Bayou
Plenty of Parking at Bayou

Classes and Gala are at Ballroom 66
The easiest and most available parking is in the back lot

Bayou Dance
6541 102nd Ave N
Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Ballroom 66
10001 66th St N
Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Register Here!

Tickets Here!

Sold Out!

Full Pass

Pre-Registration Has Ended
as of May 17th

Door Price: $100


This is for night admission after the workshops

Night Pass: $30

Amazing Staff!



Renee Lipman

Our Awesome Sponsors!

Buz & Deb McCreary

Buz & Deb McCreary

JnJ Prize Sponsor

Roberta & Barry Pearlstien

Roberta & Barry Pearlstien

JnJ Prize Sponsor

Bruce Park & Annmarie Dennis

Bruce Park & Annmarie Dennis

JnJ Prize Sponsor

Interested in being a sponsor?

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  1. What is the “season”, or time frame, of the #JackNJillNight winners that are invited to be in the Tournament?
    • This 2nd Annual Tournament will include all top 3 placing couples from July 2016 through June 2017.
  2. How do I know who placed when?
    • You can see all of the past results at
  3. What is the attire?
    • Attire is the usual you would see at a dance event. Casual – jeans are acceptable  We do ask that you participate in the Superhero/Villain fun from 8-10PM.
  4. Where can I eat dinner?
    • Local Favorites
      • Senor Taco Mexican Restaurant
      • Da Sesto Italiano Ristorante e Vino
      • Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant
      • Campanella’s Italian Fare & Pizza
      • Athenian’s Famous Gyros
      • Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant
      • La Teresita Cuban Restaurant
      • Cajun Cafe on The Bayou
      • AppleBees
    • Fast Food
      • McDonals’s (Next Door)
      • Wendy’s
      • Tropical Smoothie
      • Sonic Drive-In
      • Burger King
      • Arby’s
      • Checkers
      • Popeyes
      • Taco Bell
      • DQ Grill
  5. When is the “mask party” and when will the mask contest winner be awarded?
    • Costume hours will be from 8PM – 2AM and the award for the best costume will be awarded at 11:30PM.
  6. When is the dessert bar and what will be served?
    • The dessert bar will be open at midnight. Some of the items will be (but are not limited to) cookies, cake bites and pops, fudge, candies, and a S’mores bar. They will have a Superhero/Villain twist to them.
  7. I’m a Beginner who attended the Free Bootcamp, what do I pay for the social dance?
    • At the end of the 4 hour Boot Camp a stamped coupon will be handed out which will allow you entry from 8PM-2AM for only $15.
  8. What if I can’t attend the workshops or Free Bootcamp?
    • Social-Only passes (8PM -2AM) will be available for $30 beginning June 1st. This pass does NOT include Brennar’s 7PM workshop.
  9. Is there going to be an alternative restroom?
    • Yes. Ballroom 66 has only one bathroom, however this should not be an issue considering not everyone will need to use the restroom at the same time. However, if the restroom begins to form a line you are welcome to go through the back gate (we will have signs posted to guide you) to use the McDonalds restroom.
  10. This event offers only a bootcamp and intermediate & advanced level workshops. What should novice level dancers attend?
    • Novice dancers who are comfortable social dancing their basics are encourage to attend the intermediate workshops, while newcomers who are still getting comfortable with their basics should attend the bootcamp. We believe that workshops are a safe place to challenge yourself physically and push your mind to expand and understand new ideas. If you are an Intermediate level dancer who would like to dabble in advanced concepts, try them out. Our instructors have been asked to teach to the highest tier of the classes, so eat your Wheaties, bring your notepads, and prepare for some mind blowing and extremely fun workshops!
  11. I’m a comfortable Novice level dancer and I want to attend the advanced level workshops. Is that okay?
    • Of course! But be prepared to swim in the deep end! Most workshops start simple and get more difficult. If you feel the water is getting too deep, feel free to step out of rotation and dance alone, or even sit down to take notes and practice the techniques of the workshop. There will be plenty for all levels to gain from all workshops.
  12. Is the 7PM workshop open to those who purchase the Night / Social Dance Only Pass?
    • No. If you would like to attend any of the workshops you will need to invest in the full pass.
  13. What are the prizes for the Tournament?
    • Thanks to our wonderful sponsors Bruce Park & Annmarie Denis, Buz & Debi McCeary and Roberta Pearlstein!
      • 1st $150 Cash, each
      • 2nd $75 Cash, each
      • 3rd $50 Cash, each
  14. Is there a spectator pass available for someone who would like to come and observe the tournament?
    • Yes! We love spectators and supporters, come on out and help us cheer on our amazing dancers as they compete head-to-head! There is no fee for spectating, and you won’t get a wristband. Only people with wristbands can dance, participate in goodie bags, and the dessert bar.
  15. How early should I arrive to register?
    • If you did not pre-register, and plan to attend a workshop, please arrive 30 minutes before your first workshop. If you are only attending the social dance, please DO NOT arrive before 8PM, there will be a workshop happening and the doors will be locked in respect to those who paid for the class.
  16. Is there any type of discount for kids or youth that would like to attend? What age? how much?
    • Yes! The Tampa west coast swing community is all about encouraging and enabling the youth to dance! Youth 18 years and younger may purchase a full day pass for $50, or a night pass for $15, these passes should be purchased at the door.
  17. Will there be any other food/snacks provided besides the dessert bar?
    • The dessert bar is the only food/snacks provided during the social dance.
  18. Is there a pass option for workshops only?
    • No. For this event, there is no Workshop-Only pass. Your best option is to invest in the early bird pass for $80 – That’s $16 a workshop if you do not attend, or account for, the evening activities.
  19. Is there a hotel block?
    • Yes! There will be a hotel block. We are working out the details now and will have it available soon.
  20. Parking?
    • Ballroom 66 shares parking with Astro Skate Center.
      • Front Lot
      • Back Lot
      • McDonald’s Side Lot

Map of the 3 lots, Driving path to each of them, and walking paths to Ballroom 66