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Last updated: June 15, 2011

Below is the *TENTATIVE* schedule for the 2011 Independence Day Ball Dance Camp. Please note that there will be updates to this schedule closer to the start of the camp. Some of the fun evening activities include:

Also feel free to browse past schedules for Championship Dance Camps events:

Saturday, July 2, 2011 - Day 1
10:00 - 10:20am Ballroom A Information and Welcome Session
10:30 - 11:20am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga - morning warm-up Stanley Kuo
11:30 - 12:20pm Ballroom A Waltz - "Basic action" (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B Foxtrot - “Sway & swing - move like the wind” (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom C Viennese Waltz - “Rhythms” (All levels, Sm) Larinda McRaven
Ballroom D TBD ( La) Rufus Dustin
12:30 - 1:20pm Ballroom A “Everything start from the base” (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B “Shadow Position - What is it?” (All levels, Sm) Larinda McRaven
Ballroom C "Turns, rotations and spirals" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom D Jive - "Kicks and flicks" (Advanced, La) Kimberley Mitchell
1:30 - 2:20pm Ballroom A "Floorcraft - it's skill, not luck!" (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C Rumba - "Principals of movement" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom D LUNCH
2:30 - 3:20pm Ballroom A TBD ( La) Rufus Dustin
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C “What is the Smooth Style all about?” (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom D LUNCH
3:30 - 4:20pm Ballroom A Tango - “Tips” (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B Foxtrot - “Flowing” (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom C "Leading, whose turn is it now?" (All levels, La) Kimberley Mitchell
Ballroom D TBD ( Advanced, La) Rufus Dustin
4:20 - 4:45pm BREAK
4:45 - 5:35pm Ballroom A Tango - "Basic action" (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B “The secret of balance” (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom C Rumba - "Using your back" (All levels, La) Kimberley Mitchell
Ballroom D "Mastering the rhythm" (Advanced, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
5:45 - 6:35pm Ballroom A "Elegance of arm styling" (All levels, La) Kimberley Mitchell
Ballroom B Smooth Foxtrot - "Basic action" (All levels, Sm) Larinda McRaven
Ballroom C Samba - "Perfecting basic actions" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom D “Performance and expression - How do we express ourselves” (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
6:45 - 7:35pm Ballroom A "American Quickstep - How is it different?" (All levels, St/Sm) Larinda McRaven
Ballroom B “Magic hands” (Advanced, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom C TBD (All levels, La) Rufus Dustin
Ballroom D "Understanding Male-Female Role in the partnership, and how to make it successful" (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
8:00 - 11:30pm Ballroom A Independence Day Ball Social. Semi-formal attire.

If you are not attending the camp, you are welcome to attend the social.

COST:

  • FREE for camp attendees
  • $10 for academic students with ID
  • $20 for adults

Sunday, July 3, 2011 - Day 2
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga - morning warm-up Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A Quickstep - "How to Make it Slow" (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B “Beautiful feet and the power of good footwork” (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C Jive - "Basic action" (All levels, La) Marcus Johnson
Ballroom D "Warm up techniques" (All levels, La) Kimberley Mitchell
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A “To bend or not to bend?” (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B TBD (Advanced, St) Rufus Dustin
Ballroom C Rumba - "How to fill in the 'extra' time" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom D “Body mechanics: How to play our instrument - our body” (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A “Moving from point A to point B” (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B “Alternate shapes for standing spins and run arounds” (All levels, Sm) Larinda McRaven
Ballroom C Samba - "Showing the different rhythms" (All levels, La) Kimberley Mitchell
Ballroom D Rumba - “Patterns and techniques” (Advanced, La) Marcus Johnson
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A “How to create the look” (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C "How not to dance - What judges do and don’t want to see on the floor" (All levels, La) Kimberley Mitchell
Ballroom D LUNCH
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A “Power demystified” (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C "How to prepare for a competition mentally and physically" (All levels, La) Marcus Johnson
Ballroom D LUNCH
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A Viennese Waltz - "Making it easy" (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B “Hips - source of power” (Advanced, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom C "Spins and turns" (All levels, La) Kimberley Mitchell
Ballroom D “Dance positions - Standard verses Smooth” (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
4:00 - 4:50pm Ballroom A Foxtrot - "Art of Waves, Feathers, and Three Steps" (All levels, St) Garry Gekhman
Ballroom B “Maintaining body and hand connections” (All levels, Sm) Larinda McRaven
Ballroom C TBD (All levels, La) Rufus Dustin
Ballroom D Cha Cha - "Efficient Connection" (Advanced, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
4:50 - 5:15pm BREAK
5:15 - 6:05pm Ballroom A “The body: lots of employees, but only one boss” (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B “Partnering each other using inside and outside turns” (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C "Achieving Balance" (All levels, La) Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Ballroom D “Man’s posture, explained by a lady” (Advanced) Ieva Pauksena
6:15 - 7:05pm Ballroom A “Big steps? Leg division” (All levels) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B "Differences and Similarities of Smooth and Standard" (All levels, St/Sm) Larinda McRaven
Ballroom C Performance Class (All levels) Marcus Johnson
Ballroom D TBD (All levels, La) Rufus Dustin
7:30 - 9:30pm Ballroom A "Pizza with the Pros" - Q&A / dinner session with the instructors. Pizza will be provided.
Monday, July 4, 2011 - Day 3
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga - morning warm-up Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A "Anna's Latin conditioning" (bring socks and comfortable pants) (All levels, La) Anna Trebunskaya
Ballroom B Viennese Waltz - “How to survive?” (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C “How to be one with your partner” (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom D Cha Cha - "Basic action" (All levels, La) Marcus Johnson
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A Waltz - “How to progress and rotate at the same time” (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom B “Balance - Understanding the center of gravity” (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C Paso Doble - “Shaping & lines" (Advanced, La) Jonathan Roberts
Ballroom D TBD (All levels, La) Rufus Dustin
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A Tango - “To Swing or not to swing? That is the question” (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B “The most useful smooth class you will ever take" (All levels, Sm) Jonathan Roberts
Ballroom C “Inner space and outer space” (Advanced, St) Danny Quilliam
Ballroom D “Feet and legs - Developing a stronger foundation” (All levels, La) Bill Sparks
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A Tango - “Different dance, different feel, different approach” (All levels, St) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B “Turns and spins in Smooth - how to create power and speed” (Advanced, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom C TBD (All levels, La) Rufus Dustin
Ballroom D "Differences in American Rhythm and Latin" (All levels, La/Rh) Marcus Johnson
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A “Can you spin?” (All levels, La) Bill Sparks
Ballroom B "Types of swing and their usage in Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz” (Advanced, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C Foxtrot - “Character & actions” (All levels, Sm) Jonathan Roberts
Ballroom D “Locomotion” (All levels, St) Danny Quilliam
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A Viennese Waltz - “Creating space” (All levels) Ieva Pauksena
Ballroom B "Hip-Hip. Chin-Chin - Role of hips in creating power” (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C Performance Class (All levels) Marcus Johnson
Ballroom D “A clear difference: Jive vs. swing” (All levels, La) Bill Sparks
5:30 - 10:00pm Ballroom A Fireworks start at around 9pm on the National Mall in downtown Washington, DC. Group for the Mall will depart at 5:30pm sharp.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - Day 4
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga - morning warm-up Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A "The 'how to' of heel turns" (All levels, St/Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom B TBD (All levels, St) Giampiero Giannico
Ballroom C Samba - “Developing the vertical circulation” (Advanced, La) Bill Sparks
Ballroom D Jive - “A different kind of beast" (All levels, La) Anna Trebunskaya
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A "Lower body usage in Rumba and Cha Cha" (All levels, La) Anna Trebunskaya
Ballroom B Foxtrot - "Secret of timing" (All levels, St) Gherman Mustuc
Ballroom C “Importance of phrasing and musical accents in choreography” (Advanced, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom D “Rhythm and musicality - Characterization of the four smooth dances" (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A Viennese Waltz - "Fleckerls: Don't be scared" (All levels, St) Gherman Mustuc
Ballroom B Tango - “Contrast in movement” (All levels, Sm) Jonathan Roberts
Ballroom C TBD (Advanced, St) Giampiero Giannico
Ballroom D "Musicality through count and timing" (All levels, La) Marcus Johnson
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A "Levels of Rise and Fall in Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz.... and Tango?" (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C “Rumba Actions - what does what” (All levels, La) Jonathan Roberts
Ballroom D LUNCH
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A ”Where do lines come from and how can we create beautiful shapes?” (All levels, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C “Understanding frame and hold” (All levels, La) Bill Sparks
Ballroom D LUNCH
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A TBD (All levels, St) Giampiero Giannico
Ballroom B “What I need from my partner” (All levels, St) Gherman Mustuc
Ballroom C "Awareness of partner in Rumba" (Advanced, La) Anna Trebunskaya
Ballroom D Cha Cha - "Legs, ankles, and feet" (All levels, La) Dan Calloway
4:00 - 4:50pm Ballroom A Viennese Waltz - “Drive & energy” (All levels, Sm) Jonathan Roberts
Ballroom B Quickstep - "Basic action" (All levels, St) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C “Arms with style” (All levels, La) Bill Sparks
Ballroom D “Movement through Space - Understanding the physics of motion” (Advanced, Sm) Eulia Baranovsky
4:50 - 5:15pm BREAK
5:15 - 6:05pm Ballroom A “The most useful Latin class you will ever take” (All levels, La) Jonathan Roberts
Ballroom B Foxtrot - "Rise and fall: how is it different in Foxtrot?" (All levels, St) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C Performance Class (All levels) Marcus Johnson
Ballroom D TBD (All levels, St) Giampiero Giannico
6:15 - 7:05pm Ballroom A Performance Class (All levels) Marcus Johnson
Ballroom B “Exercises and drills in Standard” (All levels, St) Gherman Mustuc
Ballroom C Samba - "How many timings can a dance have?" (All levels, La) Dan Calloway
Ballroom D “How to stay balanced - Types and principles of Balance” (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - Day 5
8:45 - 9:35am Ballroom A DanceSport Endurance Todd Borzych
Ballroom C Yoga - morning warm-up Stanley Kuo
10:00 - 10:50am Ballroom A Quickstep - "Chasses, locks, and hops" (All levels, St) Gherman Mustuc
Ballroom B Foxtrot - “How to make 3 steps in 4 beats” (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom C Jive - “Man’s and woman's ways" (Advanced, La) Anna Trebunskaya
Ballroom D Cha Cha - "Developing speed" (All levels, La) Bill Sparks
11:00 - 11:50am Ballroom A TBD (All levels, St) Giampiero Giannico
Ballroom B Waltz - “Swing-Sway-Shape in open positions” (All levels, Sm) Jonathan Roberts
Ballroom C "Balance - a friend and a foe" (All levels, La) Anna Trebunskaya
Ballroom D Rumba - "Direct your energy" (Advanced, La) Bill Sparks
12:00 - 12:50pm Ballroom A Samba - “Actions and rhythms" (All levels, La) Anna Trebunskaya
Ballroom B Tango - "Articulate feet" (All levels, St) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C “Smooth - Weight & dynamics” (All levels, Sm) Jonathan Roberts
Ballroom D TBD (Advanced, St) Gherman Mustuc
1:00 - 1:50pm Ballroom A "Anatomy of Ballroom" (All levels, St) Gherman Mustuc
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C "Where's that center?" (All levels, La) Anna Trebunskaya
Ballroom D LUNCH
2:00 - 2:50pm Ballroom A "My partner is too tall/small/skinny/big/arms too short/legs too long" etc... How to manage the body issues in a partnership." (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B LUNCH
Ballroom C "Exercises and drills for Standard dancers" (All levels, La) Dan Calloway
Ballroom D LUNCH
3:00 - 3:50pm Ballroom A TBD (All levels, St) Giampiero Giannico
Ballroom B Waltz - "Creative syllabus patterns" (All levels, St) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C “Termination of direction. spins turns and pivots” (Advanced, La) Marcus Johnson
Ballroom D “Who's leading?" (All levels, La) Bill Sparks
3:50 - 4:15pm BREAK
4:15 - 5:05pm Ballroom A "Rotation and CBMP" (All levels, St) Dan Calloway
Ballroom B TBD (Advanced, St) Giampiero Giannico
Ballroom C "Mechanics of various connections" (All levels, La) Marcus Johnson
Ballroom D “Making dancing exciting and beautiful through feelings and music” (All levels, La) Gherman Mustuc
5:15 - 6:05pm Ballroom A “Man and Lady - The Driver and The Car” (All levels, St) Anna Mikhed
Ballroom B "Top 20 faults of Standard syllabus dancers" (All levels, St) Dan Calloway
Ballroom C "What to practice" (All levels, La) Marcus Johnson
Ballroom D “Styling for men. How to look masculine and cool” (All levels, La) Gherman Mustuc
6:05-6:30pm Ballroom A Wrap-up session!