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THU 13KICK-OFF DANCE
6:30 –11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon
550 Barneveld Ave.

FRI 14WELCOME DANCE
7:30 pm –1:00 am
Holiday Inn
1500 Van Ness Ave.

SAT 15HOEDOWN 2016
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 11:00 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 purchase a workshop day pass on-site.

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 tee regular workshops for that day.


To reserve a premium worskhop:

Log in (or create an account) to the
Sundance Stompede Registration site
,
and choose "Purchase Items A La Carte."

If you are not registered for the weekend,
you must purchase a day pass at the hotel
in addition to the premium workshop purchase.


FRIDAY

WEST COAST SWING - LETTING GO with Michelle Kinkaid
Friday, October 14, 1:00 – 2:00 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. Experience the “Window of Opportunity” possibilities. [Intermediate-Advanced]

INTERMEDIATE WALTZ with Kevin Cornett
Friday, October 14, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Learn some elegant and pretty waltz moves that can be easily transposed to the social floor. [Intermediate]

WEST COAST SWING - INTRO TO ROCK ‘N GO COMPACTIONS with Kelly Casanova
Friday, October 14, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
This workshop is for dancers wanting to understand how two or three patterns can be compacted into a single figure in a lead-follow format.  The Rock ’n Go is a staple in both social and competitive dancing.  Kelly will start the class with very easy and simple compactions and progress to more challenging figures based upon the abilities of the attendees. [Intermediate]

WEST COAST SWING - FUN WITH WHIPS with Rick Weston
Friday, October 14, 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Strengthen your basic whip technique, and then add fun and spice to your dancing as you explore fancier whip variations. [Intermediate-Advanced]

 

SATURDAY

WEST COAST SWING – SPINS & TURNS with Kelly Casanova
Saturday, October 15, 10:00 - 11:00 am
In the first half of the workshop Kelly will teach a series of drills for each dancer to individually improve their ability to spin and turn (both traveling and stationary).  In the second half of the workshop Kelly will explain in detail how to lead and follow a variety of spin patterns using a variety of techniques. [Intermediate-Advanced]

WEST COAST SWING - MUSICALITY AND PLAY with Michelle Kinkaid
Saturday, October 15, 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]

WEST COAST SWING - FROM BASIC TO BAM! with John Lindo
Saturday, October 15, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Learn the art of combining patterns to come up with your own ideas. This adds creativity toy our dance and keeps your follower guessing [Intermediate]

WEST COAST SWING - ADVANCED SHOW-OFF PATTERNS with Rick Weston
Saturday, October 15, 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Just what the title says – not for the faint of heart! [Advanced]

 

SUNDAY

WEST COAST SWING - LEARN THE BASICS with Lee Fox
Sunday, October 16, 12:15 - 1:15 pm
New to West Coast Swing? Learn the basic foundation that is applied throughout the dance that you will use even as you progress to more advanced patterns. [Beginning]

WEST COAST SWING - THE NEXT STEP UP with Lee Fox
Sunday, October 16, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
For beginning level West Coast Swing dancers who want to shake up the basics a bit and build on and refine what they already know. [Beginning-Intermediate]

WEST COAST SWING - EYES ON ME with John Lindo
Sunday, October 16, 2:45 – 3:45 pm
Let’s add more visual connection to the already powerful physical connection. These simple cues will help you communicate better with your partner.  [Intermediate]