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THU 11KICK-OFF DANCE
6:30 – 11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

FRI 12WELCOME DANCE
7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

SAT 13SCOOTER LEE LIVE!
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

SAT 13HOEDOWN 2014
7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave.

SUN 16STOMPEDE BALL
5:00 – 11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

DANCE WORKSHOPS
FRI 1:00 – 6:00 pm
SAT 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SUN 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

Premium Workshops

Our regular offerings of workshops cover a wide range of topics for all levels to suit all of our attendees, but the classes tend to be quite large. Our Premium Workshops are designed to take you to another level in a more intimate setting: these workshops will be restricted to no more than twelve dancers (typically six leads and six follows). There is a nominal fee of $10 per workshop. You must also be registered for the Stompede weekend, or have a workshop day pass.

Please note that for our regular workshops there is no additional fee if you are registered for the Stompede, and no advance reservations are necessary. If you are not registered for the Stompede, day passes are available that cover all of the regular workshops for that day.

Reservations for premium workshops can be made through the Stompede registration website.

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FRIDAY

WHIP IT GOOD with Kelly Casanova
Friday, October 17, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Kelly will teach a variety of whips while also addressing technique. Learn how to change the beginning, middle, or end of a basic whip to create an endless variety of patterns. Spins and multiple hand changes for both leads and follows. [Intermediate/Advanced]

BEGINNING WEST COAST SWING with Lee Fox
Friday, October 17, 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Develop a basic foundation, including passes and whips. [Beginning}

WEST COAST SWING: COMMUNICATION with Rick Weston
Friday, October 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Talking with your partner through your dance. [Intermediate]

WEST COAST SWING: LETTING GO with Michelle Kinkaid
Friday, October 17, 4:45 - 5:45 pm

Release yourself from the restrictions of standard structure! Explore ways of adding more fun in your dancing by integrating patterns, syncopations, extensions, music
character and attitude. [Intermediate/Advanced]

SATURDAY

LIFTS, DIPS, AND FANCY TRICKS with Troy Inman
Saturday, October 18, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Learn some of these show-stopping moves! Troy guides you through the intricate steps of some fancy maneuvers, with leaders tossing their followers high in the air or spinning them low to the ground. [Advanced]

INTERMEDIATE WEST COAST SWING with Lee Fox
Saturday, October 18, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Explore beyond the basics of west coast swing. You must already be comfortable with the basics: sugar push, side pass, underarm turn, and basic whip. [Intermediate]

COMPENSATIONS IN WEST COAST SWING with Kelly Casanova
Friday, October 18, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Here's your opportunity to describe something you don't like that your partners do, and Kelly will show you how to work around it without making your partners aware that they were making a mistake to begin with! [Intermediate/Advanced]

TOP TEN SECRETS TO BECOMING AN AMAZING SOCIAL DANCER
with Sara Willis-Hilbrich and Susanna Stein
Saturday, October 18, 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Learn to transform your connection into total yumminess with drills, exercises and technique secrets that dance pros usually reserve for private lessons. Whichever role you play, leader or follower, you'll leave 'em wanting more! [Intermediate]

SUNDAY

WEST COAST SWING: BRIDGES AND THE SLOT with Rick Weston
Sunday, October 19, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Bring up your level by understanding how to use your slot. [Intermediate]

WEST COAST SWING: MUSICALITY AND PLAY with Michelle Kinkaid
Sunday, October 19, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Dance with the music not just to the beat! Add a new dimension of fun to your dancing. Experience the musical breaks, accents, and dancing to the phrases. Learn ways to connect your movement to various aspects in the music. [Intermediate]

FLOOR CRAFT with Jeremy Box
Sunday, October 19, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

How often are you waltzing around the dance floor only to be suddenly stopped by other bodies? What can you do on a spot that is fun for your partner? What common advanced movements can be adapted to quick changes? [Intermediate/Advanced]

INTERMEDIATE NIGHT-CLUB with Jim Drew
Sunday, October 19, 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Learn some new patterns – for those already comfortable with the basics of this dance style. [Intermediate]