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Last updated: June 24, 2014

Below is the *TENATATIVE* schedule for the 2014 Independence Day Ball Dance Camp.

Some of the fun evening activities include:

Feel free to browse past schedules for Championship Dance Camps events:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - Day 1
10:00 - 10:20am Ballroom A Welcome Session
10:30 - 11:20am Ballroom A Dancesport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga Alignment - "Collarbones - Tasseling the collarbone for better arm lines" Stanley Kuo
11:30 - 12:20pm Ballroom A Cha Cha – “Basic action” (All levels, La/Rh) Bas van der Zanden
Ballroom B "Proper alignment in the body: First step to great balance and hip actions" (All levels, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom C "Simple Question - What is inspiring performance?" (All levels, St/Sm) Ruslan Wilder
12:30 - 1:20pm Ballroom A Viennese Waltz - "Making it easy" (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
Ballroom B "Finding the right connection with your partner!" (All levels, La/Rh) Bill Sparks
Ballroom C "Balance, coordination and movement" (Advanced, St/Sm) Katusha Wilder
1:30 - 2:20pm Ballroom A Jive - “Basic action” (All levels, La) Bas van der Zanden
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C "Emergency floorcraft: Essential competitive/social dodgers" (All levels, St) Dan Calloway
2:30 - 3:20pm Ballroom A Waltz - "Musicality" (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C LUNCH
3:30 - 4:20pm Ballroom A Quickstep - "Step & Swing" (Advanced, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B Waltz, Foxtrot - "Weight transfer and clarity of timing" (All levels, St/Sm) Katusha Wilder
Ballroom C "Establishing a basic connection" (All levels, La/Rh) Bas van der Zanden
4:20 - 4:45pm BREAK
4:45 - 5:35pm Ballroom A Rumba - "Sophisticated approach to the musicality and timing" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom B "Heel turn: Get it and get over it" (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C "Get caught in the middle: Using two types of spilt weight" (Advanced, La/Rh) Bill Sparks
5:45 - 6:35pm Ballroom A Foxtrot - "Everybody can do THAT, but can they do THIS?" (All levels, St) Ruslan Wilder
Ballroom B "Finding and using the perfect hip action that works for you" (All levels, La/Rh) Bill Sparks
Ballroom C "Making choices with dynamics/timing" (Advanced, La/Rh) Bas van der Zanden
6:45 - 7:35pm Ballroom A "Importance of the free leg" (All levels, St/Sm) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B Tango - "Clarity" (All levels, St) Katusha Wilder
Ballroom C "Lead & Follow: It takes two!" (All levels, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Day 2
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga Alignment - "Breathing - Better breathing with movement" Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A Tango - "Musicality" (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B "Basic is the key to your open Latin routines (Part 1)" (All levels, La) Ruslan Wilder
Ballroom C Mambo - "Basic action" (All levels, Rh) Bill Sparks
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A Waltz - "How to look good from the first dance" (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B Cha Cha - "Make your basic actions impeccable" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom C Jive - "Would you like to have FUN? You will have to WORK HARD first!" (Advanced, La) Katusha Wilder
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A Samba - “Basic action” (All levels, La) Bas van der Zanden
Ballroom B Smooth Waltz - "What is its signature?" (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C "Basic is the key to your open Standard routines (Part 2)" (All levels, St) Ruslan Wilder
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A "Arms with style" (All levels, La/Rh) Bill Sparks
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C "What makes a good connection" (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A "Everything you need to know about competitions" (All levels, St/Sm/La/Rh) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C LUNCH
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A "Head weight: Yes you can use it!" (Advanced, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B "Lead and follow is a true conversation" (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C "Legs, feet, ankles: Give your body proper support" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
4:00 - 4:50pm Ballroom A Smooth - "Arm styling" (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom B "Reverse figures. Ladies you can help" (All levels, St/Sm) Katusha Wilder
Ballroom C Paso Doble - "Basic Routine" (All levels, La) Bas van der Zanden
4:50 - 5:15pm BREAK
5:15 - 6:05pm Ballroom A Foxtrot - "Importance of leg action" (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B "A clear difference: Jive vs. Swing" (All levels, La/Rh) Bill Sparks
Ballroom C "Man/Woman style" (Advanced, La/Rh) Bas van der Zanden
6:15 - 7:05pm Ballroom A "Spins and Spirals: You can do them effortlessly!" (All levels, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom B Quickstep - "Feet, feet, feet" (Advanced, St) Katusha Wilder
Ballroom C "Swing factor" (All levels, St/Sm) Danny Quilliam
7:30 - 9:30pm Ballroom A "Pizza with the Pros" - Q&A / dinner session with the instructors. Pizza will be provided.
Friday, July 4, 2014 - Day 3
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga Alignment - "Shoulder blades - Dynamic shoulder blades for posture" Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A "How does your audience know what dance you are dancing?" (All levels, St/Sm) Ruslan Wilder
Ballroom B "From foot to foot" (All levels, La/Rh) Bas van der Zanden
Ballroom C "Are we performing or just doing a routine? Sell it to me" (All levels, La/Rh) Katusha Wilder
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A Viennese Waltz - "Creation of forced movement. Mechanics: Explanation, implementation, success" (All levels, St/Sm) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B "Set-up, posture, and positions" (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom C Paso Doble - "Timing" (Advanced, La) Ruslan Wilder
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A Waltz - "Every figure is different type of movement" (All levels, St/Sm) Ruslan Wilder
Ballroom B "Powerful legs: Connection with the floor" (All levels, La/Rh) Katusha Wilder
Ballroom C "Competition preparations" (Advanced, La/Rh) Bas van der Zanden
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A Jive - "Get the basic actions and kicks under your control" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom B "How important is weight connection for smooth?" (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C Tango - "Show that speed ... SLOWLY! Secrets of musicality" (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A Waltz - "Wonders of simplicity" (All levels, St/Sm) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B "Spatiality: My specialty" (Advanced, St/Sm) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom C "How to practice efficiently" (All levels, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A "Rotation, turn, spin, pivot" (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B Foxtrot - "Let’s jazz it up, so we don’t fall asleep!" (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C Samba - "Impress all with your hip actions and movement within the body" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - Day 4
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga Alignment - "Collarbones - Tasseling the collarbone for better arm lines" Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A “Rotation vs turn: Where does each come from?” (All levels, St/Sm) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B "Center: What is it? Where is it?" (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C Rumba - "Principles of movement" (All levels, La) Lydia Petrigova
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A Foxtrot - "Free fluid flow" (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B Bolero - "Basic action" (All levels, Rh) Bill Sparks
Ballroom C "Partnering skills" (Advanced, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A "Picture lines" (Advanced, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B Tango - "Why are we crawling?" (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C Cha Cha - "Developing speed" (All levels, La) Lydia Petrigova
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A Viennese Waltz - "How to enjoy dancing it. Making it easier through the right techniques" (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B Waltz - "Usage of your ribcage" (Advanced, St/Sm) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom C "Perfecting spins and turns" (All levels, La/Rh) Bill Sparks
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A "What really matters to a judge (Part 1): Judging systems and criteria" (All levels, St/Sm/La/Rh) Dan Calloway
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C "Spine: An amazing part of our body that has all the answers" (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A "Drills and exercises for Latin-American dances" (All levels, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C LUNCH
4:00 - 4:50pm Ballroom A "Foot pressure: What does it mean?" (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B "How to make underarm turns dynamic" (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C "Understanding Latin/Rhythm musicality" (All levels, La/Rh) Dan Calloway
4:50 - 5:15pm BREAK
5:15 - 6:05pm Ballroom A Quickstep - "How to be light" (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B "Ladies Bootcamp: Mastering the secrets of styling the arm movements and leg actions (Ladies only)" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom C “5 rotations: Are you using them all or just a few?” (Advanced, La/Rh) Bill Sparks
6:15 - 7:05pm Ballroom A "Get out of my way! Creating movement by occupying the correct space” (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B Tango - "Tips" (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom C Latin - "Using the body expressively" (All levels, La/Rh) Dan Calloway
8:00 - 11:30pm Ballroom A Independence Day Ball Social. Semi-formal attire recommended.
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - Day 5
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga Alignment - "Head & Shoulders - Putting it all together with levators" Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A "Ingredients of shape" (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom B "Balancing aspects of art, sport and entertainment of your performance" (All levels, La/Rh) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C American Rumba - "Basic action" (All levels, Rh) Bill Sparks
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A “Rise and fall” (All levels, St/Sm) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B Paso Doble - "An Introduction" (All levels, La) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C "Fan: Basic tips to help you dance it smoothly every time” (All levels, La) Bill Sparks
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A Tango - "How to stay true. Most important differences between Tango and other dances" (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B "Counterbalance in swing dances" (Advanced, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom C American Cha Cha - "Legs and feet" (All levels, Rh) Bill Sparks
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A "Choreography: Simple, effective & original" (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C LUNCH
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A "Spin like a Pro" (All levels, La/Rh) Lydia Petrigova
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C Viennese Waltz - "Why are we running?" (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A "Solo & partnered exercises to improve balance, movement and connection” (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B "Centering - 8 common centers and their application in figures" (Advanced, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C "What really matters to a judge (Part 2): Judges' pet peeves" (All levels, La/Rh) Dan Calloway
4:15 - 5:05pm Ballroom A "Tips for achieving the ‘pro’ look” (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B "To balance or not to balance?" (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C Samba - "Showing the different rhythms" (All levels, La) Lydia Petrigova
5:15 - 6:05pm Ballroom A "Directionality" (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B "Methods and principles of ballroom dancing: How not to get confused" (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C Rumba - "Using weight & foot pressure" (All levels, La) Lydia Petrigova
6:05-6:30pm Ballroom A Wrap-up session!