July 1-5, 2015

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Last updated: June 24, 2015

Below is the *TENATATIVE* schedule for the 2015 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 1, 2015 - 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 "Dance position. How to face each other when you dance." (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B "Cha Cha - Basic action" (All levels, La/Rh) Melanie LaPatin
Ballroom C "Character of dances" (All levels, La/Rh) Wendy Johnson
12:30 - 1:20pm Ballroom A “Principles of turns. Solo and partnering work.” (All levels, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom B “Tango - Essentials of dance. Speed, balance , posture.” (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom C “Mastering the heel turn (Leaders and followers)” (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
1:30 - 2:20pm Ballroom A "Frame - Importance of arms and hands." (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C "Jive - Basic action" (All levels, La) Ruslan Wilder
2:30 - 3:20pm Ballroom A “Samba - Basics” (All levels, La) Melanie LaPatin
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C LUNCH
3:30 - 4:20pm Ballroom A “Foxtrot - How to move more, timing rise and fall” (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B “How to use the floor” (All levels, St/Sm/La/Rh) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C “Techniques and opinions” (All levels, La/Rh) Wendy Johnson
4:20 - 4:45pm BREAK
4:45 - 5:35pm Ballroom A "Quickstep - Speed and energy" (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B "Stretch and opposition, body action" (Advanced, La/Rh) Ruslan Wilder
Ballroom C "Foundation to great hip action" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
5:45 - 6:35pm Ballroom A "Lead and follow" (All levels, La/Rh) Melanie LaPatin
Ballroom B "Viennese Waltz - Mystery or mastery of fleckerls" (Advanced, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom C "All ballroom dancing is oppositional" (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
6:45 - 7:35pm Ballroom A “Waltz - How to lead left figures” (All levels, St/Sm) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B “Make it real!” (All levels, La/Rh) Wendy Johnson
Ballroom C Performance class Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - Day 2
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga Alignment - "Shoulder blades - Dynamic shoulder blades, effortless movement" Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A "Ballroom/Smooth - It's all about the music" (All levels, St/Sm) Wendy Johnson
Ballroom B "The idea behind the step" (All levels, La/Rh) Genya Bartashevich
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A "Partnering!" (All levels, La/Rh) Louis van Amstel
Ballroom B “Picture lines (Part I)” (Advanced, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C “Foxtrot - Making love on the dance floor” (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A "Tango - Dance of love: How to make it passionate and possibly marked even better then before." (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B "Paso Doble - Musicality" (Advanced, La) Genya Bartashevich
Ballroom C "Rumba - Music and YOU" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A “Waltz - How to shape more, timing, rise and fall.” (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C “Jive - Understanding the fundamentals “ (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A “Latin/rhythm technique!” (All levels, La/Rh) Louis van Amstel
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C LUNCH
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A "Smooth - Remember it is a moving dance style" (All levels, Sm) Wendy Johnson
Ballroom B "Picture lines (Part II)" (Advanced, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C "Samba - Basic action" (All levels, La) Genya Bartashevich
4:00 - 4:50pm Ballroom A LA Blast fitness class (All levels, ) Louis van Amstel
Ballroom B "The twenty worst faults of standard/smooth dancers" (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
4:50 - 5:15pm BREAK
5:15 - 6:05pm Ballroom A "Secrets of the floor craft and positioning on the floor. Chose your battles." (All levels, St/Sm) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B "Viennese Waltz - Making it easy" (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
6:15 - 7:05pm Ballroom A "Ballroom - How to make it look more interesting to a judge!" (All levels, St) Wendy Johnson
Ballroom B "Jive - Kicks and flicks" (All levels, La) Genya Bartashevich
Ballroom C Performance class Oksana Zolotarevskaya
7:30 - 9:30pm Ballroom A "Pizza with the Pros" - Q&A / dinner session with the instructors. Pizza will be provided.
Friday, July 3, 2015 - Day 3
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga Alignment - "Serratus - Serratus muscles for super posture" Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A "Tango - Staccato and power" (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C "Cha Cha - Fun choreography" (All levels, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A “How to create speed?” (All levels, La/Rh) Louis van Amstel
Ballroom B “What standard/smooth dancers should have learned at syllabus level” (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C “Vertical posture. What does it mean?” (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A "Emergency floorcraft: Essential dodgers" (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
Ballroom B "Man/woman relation in latin american" (Advanced, La) Ruslan Wilder
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A “How to swing” (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C “Characteristics!” (All levels, La/Rh) Louis van Amstel
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A “What makes you a better dancer!” (All levels, La/Rh) Louis van Amstel
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C LUNCH
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A “Viennese Waltz - Effortless” (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B “Waltz - Dancing garage: fixing your natural turn (and other figures) once and for all.” (All levels, St/Sm) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom C “Guidelines to improvement” (All levels, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
4:00 - 4:50pm Ballroom A "Quickstep - How to make it light and dynamic" (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom C "The right energy for the step" (Advanced, La/Rh) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
4:50 - 5:15pm BREAK
5:15 - 6:05pm Ballroom B "Waltz & Tango - Importance of knowing what type of figure you are doing (basic or advanced) in open routines" (Advanced, St) Ruslan Wilder
Ballroom C "Knock knock? Who's there? Great! Great Who? Me! Best attitude within dance . How to achieve it (or fake it) with rituals on the dancing floor." (All levels, St/Sm/La/Rh Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom C "Knock knock? Who's there? Great! Great Who? Me! Best attitude within dance . How to achieve it (or fake it) with rituals on the dancing floor." (All levels, St/Sm/La/Rh Garry Gekhman
Ballroom C "Knock knock? Who's there? Great! Great Who? Me! Best attitude within dance . How to achieve it (or fake it) with rituals on the dancing floor." (All levels, St/Sm/La/Rh Oksana Zolotarevskaya
6:15 - 7:05pm Ballroom A LA Blast fitness class (All levels, La/Rh) Louis van Amstel
Ballroom B “Keys to successful practice: making the most of your practice time” (All levels, St/Sm/La/Rh) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C Performance class Oksana Zolotarevskaya
8:00 - 11:30pm Ballroom A Independence Day Ball Social. Semi-formal attire recommended.
Ballroom B Independence Day Ball Social. Semi-formal attire recommended.
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 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 “Waltz - Essential fundamentals” (All levels, St/Sm) Linas Koreiva
Ballroom B “Foxtrot - Secrets of good foxtrot. It's enjoyable fellas and you better believe it!” (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom C “Intro to simple turns” (All levels, La/Rh) Yana Mazhnikova
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A “Personal balance” (All levels, St/Sm) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B “Paso - Arm styling” (Advanced, La) Asta Sigvaldadottir
Ballroom C “Cha Cha - Upper body vs lower body” (All levels, La/Rh) Andrei Kazlouski
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A “Sudden death! Avoidance of crashes, ethical behavior on the floor, patterns of survival on dancing battlefield.” (All levels, St/Sm) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B “Rumba - Practice routines and drills” (All levels, La) Yana Mazhnikova
Ballroom C “Jive - How to kick” (All levels, La) Andrei Kazlouski
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A “How to turn without losing balance” (All levels, St/Sm) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B “Development of partnering skills” (Advanced, St/Sm) Linas Koreiva
Ballroom C “Cha Cha - Timing and action” (All levels, La/Rh) Asta Sigvaldadottir
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A “How to win” (All levels, St/Sm) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B “Jive - Practice routines and drills” (All levels, La) Yana Mazhnikova
Ballroom C “Rumba - Leg action” (All levels, La) Asta Sigvaldadottir
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A “Samba - Balance: how to control it” (All levels, La) Andrei Kazlouski
Ballroom B “How to practice best. Partnership at its best.” (All levels, St/Sm) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom C “Use of feet in swing dances” (All levels, St/Sm) Linas Koreiva
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 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 “How to shape without losing balance” (All levels, St/Sm) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B “Rumba - Arm styling” (All levels, La/Rh) Asta Sigvaldadottir
Ballroom C “Cha Cha & Rumba - What is weight transfer? (Part I)” (All levels, La/Rh) Andrei Kazlouski
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A “Tango - Characteristic” (All levels, St) Linas Koreiva
Ballroom B “Ten biggest obstacles to achieving excellence” (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C “Cha Cha - Drills” (All levels, La/Rh) Yana Mazhnikova
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A “Paso - Shaping” “Paso - Shaping” (All levels, La) Andrei Kazlouski
Ballroom B “Samba - Timings and advanced routine” (Advanced, La) Yana Mazhnikova
Ballroom C “Standard exercises” (All levels, St/Sm) Dan Calloway
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A “Ask your question” (All levels, St/Sm) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C “Rumba - Posture as preparation” (All levels, La/Rh) Andrei Kazlouski
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A “Points of connection” (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B “Samba - Rhythms” (All levels, La) Asta Sigvaldadottir
Ballroom C LUNCH
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A “3-Dimensional dancing. Planes of movement. Increase your dynamics!” (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B “Efficient dancing” (Advanced, St/Sm) Linas Koreiva
Ballroom C “Cha Cha & Rumba - What is weight transfer? (Part II)” (All levels, La/Rh) Andrei Kazlouski
3:50 - 4:15pm BREAK
4:15 - 5:05pm Ballroom A “Balance of the couple” (All levels, St/Sm) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B “Movement and shape. The eternal relationship.” (All levels, St/Sm) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C “Jive - Swing vs. kicks “ (All levels, La) Asta Sigvaldadottir
5:15 - 6:05pm Ballroom A "Waltz - Characteristic" (All levels, St/Sm) Linas Koreiva
Ballroom B "Advanced turns" (Advanced, La/Rh) Yana Mazhnikova
Ballroom C "The twenty worst faults of latin/rhythm dancers" (All levels, La/Rh) Dan Calloway
6:05 - 6:30pm Ballroom A Wrap-up session!