to Dancing in Greater Baltimore-Washington, DC -- Special Events
10/15-18/1998 Boogie By The
The following list of special
dance events consist primarily of events that are within road
trip distance of Washington DC, or merit mention because of
interest, whim, or importance. Events range from workshops
through national swing dance conventions and camps. These events
primarily emphasize Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing, with some
zydeco, hustle, ballroom, and Argentine Tango. The list is
DC-centric and not meant to be complete. More complete lists are available.
Please mail omissions and/or
corrections to email@example.com
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- 10/2/1998-10/18/1998 Cuban
Popular Dance & Music Workshop
Havana, Cuba -- LatinGate (Israel) and Gal Sarig
Music & dance workshops centered around the ENA, the National School of Arts of Cuba, which is located in the "playa"
area of Havana (near the sea-shore). Lots of opportunity for street and club dancing.
Accomodations are in the "Casa Fina", the foreign students dormitories of the ENA. These are small houses 2 minutes from
the school. Each house has a few rooms for 2-4 students with shared bathrooms. It is simple yet clean, air-conditioned and with
very good atmosphere.
Contact: LatinGate, 11 Zabotinski st., Tel-Aviv, Israel. fax: (03) 5662886 (Israel) or ++(972) 3 5662886 (others) or tel:
San Jose, CA -- The Next Generation
Swing Dance Club
Contact: TNGSDC, 236 West Portal Ave, Suite 329, San Francisco, CA 94127, tel 415-979-4456.
Priory Community Center, Acton London UK
Contact: LLHF98 Office TEL 0181 992 8128, FAX 0181 752 0683.
10/18/98 Argentine Tango
Workshop with Eric Jorrisen
1726 WI Ave (btw R&S), NW, Washington DC
Contact: Barbara 540-364-2576
10/23-25/1998 Kansas City
Heartland Dance Festival and K.C. Swing Challenge
Kansas City, KS -- Bob
and Sarah Bahrs
The Kansas City Heartland Dance Festival and K.C. Swing Challenge is hosted every year by Bob and Sarah Bahrs. It is a
UCWDC Sanctioned Event with points counting towards Worlds VII
Hilton Hotel, 112th Street and I-29, Kansas City International
Airport, Kansas City, MO. Free shuttle betweeen hotel and airport. Call 816-891-8900 for reservations; mention the Heartland
Contact: Bob or Sarah Bahrs at 660-542-1676, EMail
them, or you can write to them at: Heartland Dance Festival, Rt. 1, Box 1, Carrollton, MO 64633
Milonga at Forest Glen Ballroom
Forest Glen Ballroom, Silver Spring, MD --
Chan and Eugenia for Save Our Seminary
Come to dance tango at a magnificent Ballroom and join in an effort to preserve a historic site at Forest Glen.
Contact: Chan 301-352-0907 or Eugenia (301) 565-7888
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com"> firstname.lastname@example.org
URL: http://www.geuni.com/ckpark/milonga/"> http://www.geuni.com/ckpark/milonga/
Notes: Free tango class, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Cost: $12 for admission, free refreshments. All proceeds are donated to Save
Our Seminary (SOS)** for support of the preservation effort.
Overton/Sharon Ashe Lindy Hop Workshops
Ithaca NY --
10/24/98 5:30pm Milonguero
Style Argentine Tango Workshops with Ricardo Vidort and Alicia Cruzado
Dennis Brown Shaolin Wu-Shu Academy, 8600 Felton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Workshops - Saturday, October 24, 1998 5:30pm & 7:00pm; Private Lessons - Sunday, October 25, 1998. Practica after
workshops - 8:30pm to 11:30pm
Teachers: Ricardo Vidort: 53 years of dancing and teaching in the Milongas of Buenos Aires; Consultant to the Stars and
Professional Dancers; Susana Miller, "his Star Pupil" calls him, the last of the milongueros. Alicia Cruzado: Choregrapher; 20
years of teaching Ballet, Flamenco, and Tango in Buenos Aires and New York.
Contact: Chan 301-352-0907 or Eugenia 301-565-7888
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org"> email@example.com
Notes: Workshop- $15 per session ($25 for 2 sessions); Practica- $5 and free for workshop participants. Private Lesson-
Single - $45 per lesson ( $80 for 2 lessons) Couple - $80 per lesson ( $140 for 2 lessons)
10/24-25/1998 Steven Mitchell
Lindy Hop Workshops
Berkely, CA -- Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970
Chestnut, Berkely, (San Francisco Bay Area)
Saturday: 10-noon Foundations I; 12:15-1:30 Blues Dancing; 2:30-4:30 Int to Adv I: 4:45-6:00 Classic Shines
Sunday: 12:30-2:30 Foundations II: 3:00-5:00 Int to Adv II: 5:15-6:30 Charleston in Lindy
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org "> email@example.com
Notes: All Weekend $95 before Oct 14 ($110 after); All Sat $65 ($80); All Sun $55 ($70)
Halloween in Harrisburg
Camp Hill, PA -- Jeff Bartholomew
Worlds Qualifying Dance Festival: Dancing, competitions, and workshops.
Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center, Route 15 and Erford Road, Camp Hill, PA. Call 717-763-7117 for
Teachers: David &Tracy Appel, Grant Austin, Lisa Austin, Laureen Baldovi, Jeff Bartholomew, Jo Jo Belmonte, Debbie
Bernard, Susan Boyd, Barry Durand, Dean & Dawn Garrish, Alan Gaskell, Kelly Gellette, Dave Getty, Resa Henderson, Jeff &
Mary Hill, Mary Hoedeman, Kevin & Vicky Vance Johnson, AT Kinson, Tony Lee, Dick & Geneva Matteis, Mark & Tiffiney
Maxwell, Gypsy Meharry, Cody Melin, Sam & Denise Miller, Dorsey Napier, John & Josie Neel, Joe & Wilma Nigito, Monique
Rouleau, Robert Royston, Melissa Seib and lots of Division I Stars.
Contact: Call 717-731-0500 for a mailed registration packet. Call 717-763-4416 to ask questions.
- 11/6/1998 The New England
Swing Dance Championships
Lowell, MA -- Swing Out Productions and
Dancing Feats Studio
Doubletree Lowell, Lowell, MA 1-800-876-4586.
Contact: Domenic Valarioti at 508-481-3911 ( 103 Preston Street,. Marlboro,
MA 01752), or Neal Klein at 617-52-SWING.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
- 11/6-8/1998 Crazy
New York, NY -- Nathalie Gomes
Swing Dance Camp with dancing to the Flipped Fedoras, fun contests, gift prizes and trophees, and workshops in lindy hop,
rock'n'roll, aerials, boogie woogie, and musicality.
Teachers: Diego and Marzia Chiodoni (6 time world champions in Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll; the best couple ever in
this category; international coaches with dance school in Italy), Marcus Koch (World Champion of Boogie-Woogie;
1996 Feather Awards winner in 1996 for Most Outstanding Worldwide Swing Dancer), Nathalie and Lionel (French
champions and finalists in acrobatic swing), and Cinthia Millman (will present a lecture on the history of the Lindy Hop
with Frankie Manning on Sunday).
Contact: Nathalie Gomes, Artistic Director, (212) 604-0689
Notes: Friday 10pm-4am : Welcome party at The Supper Club (240 West 47th St) -- Johnny Favourite;
Professional show; check-in. Saturday 11am-6:00pm : Workshops Part I At New Dance Group Studio (254 West 47th
St) -- Boogie, Lindy Hop, Aerials, Rock'n Roll, Musicality. Sunday Day 10am-4pm At New Dance Group Studio and
the Supper Club: Workshops - Part II. Sunday 6pm-11am : Good-bye party & amateur competition for all levels -
Location to be announced.
- 11/6-8/1998 Motor City
Detroit, Michigan -- Artspectrum
Held on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, Saturday at 9:30am -
6pm and a dance at 9pm. Sunday 9:30am-5pm. $100 in advance or $120 at the door. Workshops in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Lindy
Jazz, The Big Apple, The Shim Sham, Leading and
Following, and Charleston.
Contact: Paulette Brockington at 313-869-9385.
- 11/6-8/1998 Rob & Diane in
Toulouse France -- 144 Dance Avenue
Workshops in lindy hop and balboa
Contact: Veronique et Bruno, 114 Dance Avenue, 144, rue de la providence, 31500 TOULOUSE France, (33) 05 61 20 35
- 11/6-8/1998 Steven Mitchell
Lindy Hop Workshops in New York City
Sandra Cameron Dance Studio,
New York NY -- Sandra Cameron Dance Studio
Basic through Advanced Lindy workshops will be held in addition to Connecting with the Music and Jazz Steps workshops.
Teachers: Steven Mitchell
Contact: Sandra Cameron Dance Center (212) 674-0505
- 11/7/1998 1st Washington,
D.C. Argentine Tango Festival
Washington DC -- Latin-Dance.Com, the
University of the District of Columbia's Department of Mass Media, Visual and Performing Arts, and the UDC
A full day of workshops and dancing. Basic, intermediate, and advanced workshops. Events held at University of the
District of Columbia, Van Ness Street and Connecticut Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C. in Bldg 39, Firebird Inn and Bldg
46, Dance Studio.
Contact: Latin-Dance.Com,P.O. Box 73452, Washington, D.C. 20056, 202-638-6464.
- 11/7/98 7:30pm Hustle
Dancers Junction Reunion
The East County Community Center, 3310
Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, Maryland. -- Just Hustle Dance Entertainment
Intermediate Hustle workshop with Brian and Sylvana Gallagher from 7:30PM - 8:30PM. Hustle dancing with DJ's Joyce
Szili and Annette DiLascio from 8:30PM - 11:30PM
Teachers: Brian and Sylvana Gallagher, are multiple Hustle USA champions from Philadelphia, PA. .
Contact: Joyce Szili, 2519-A McVeary Court, Silver Spring, MD 20906. (301) 598-2215
Notes: Brian & Sylvana Gallagher will perform their 1998 Hustle USA First Place Award Winning Professional Theater
Arts Hustle Routine! Workshop and dance $15.00. Dance only $10.00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this Special
Event. Directions: From 495 take either Exit 28 New Hampshire Ave to Route 29 North or Exit 30 Route 29 North. Stay on 29
North--past Hollywood Ballroom--to Briggs Chaney Road. Turn right onto Briggs Chaney Road. Go about 1 mile make a left
onto GATESHEAD MANOR ROAD. The Community Center is on your left.
- 11/12-15/1998 Lindy Hop
Workshops with Eddie Jansson & Eva Lagerqvist
Avalon Studio, 624
Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 410-869-9771 -- Swing Baltimore
Thu Nov 12: 6:30 Beg/Int Lindy A; 7:50 Int Lindy A.
Fri Nov 13: 7:30 Int Lindy B; 8:50 Adv Lindy.
Sat Nov 14: 12:30 Beg/Int Lindy B; 1:50 Big Apple; 3:20 Int Lindy C.
Sunday Nov 15: 11:00 Jazz Routine; 12:20 Aerial Technique; 2:10 Adv Performance Workshop
Teachers: Eddie and Eva are founding dancers of Sweden's Rhythm Hot Shots and travel the world teaching and
Contact: Avalon Studio at 410-869-9771.
- 11/13-15/98 RSDN Steven Mitchell Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend
Harro East Athletic Club Gym, 400 Andrew Street, Rochester NY --
Rochester Swing Dance Network
Thursday, November 12th: Jitterbug Stroll Workshop with Steven Mitchell (tentative) 7:30 - 9:30 pm -- Twelve
Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 Winton Road South $15 (registration at the door). Friday, November 13th: Swing
Dance with Peter Davis' All Time Favorite Swing Band!-- Memorial Art Gallery Cutler Ballroom 500 University Avenue 8 - 11
Saturday, November 14th: Harro East Athletic Club Gym 400 Andrews Street (ample lot parking).
10:00-11:30 Lindy Fundamentals- Learn the basics from the Master! 11:45-1:15 Beyond Basic Lindy- New moves for dancers
1:15-2:15 Lunch. 2:15-3:45 Authentic Jazz Movement Rhythm & footwork.
4:00-5:30 Intermediate Lindy- Focus on lead/follow, timing & improvisation. Saturday evening - dancing at a local club, TBA
Sunday, November 15th Harro East Athletic Club Gym. 10:00-11:30 Lindy Fundamentals, Part 2. 11:45-1:15 Beyond
Basic Lindy. 1:15-2:15 Lunch. 2:15-3:45 Connecting with the Music (Let your dancing express all the music has to offer (Int &
Adv). 4:00-5:30 Int/Adv Lindy
Billeting: Participants from out of town may arrange to stay in the homes of local dancers. To offer or request a space,
contact Beth Fischer, pressfish@ worldnet.att.net or 716 218-0366.
Teachers: Steven Mitchell, world-renowned dancer, teacher and choreographer. Steven's versatility, style and intense
energy have made him one of the most in-demand Lindy instructors in the world. He teaches you to dance with the music, with
your partner, and with style!
Contact: RSDN Infoline 716 244-2815 or Esther Brill at
Notes: Registration: Register with/ without a partner - we will attempt to maintain a balance of leaders & followers.
Registration must be received by November 10th. Please use a separate slip for each registrant. The confirmation of your
registration will be the name tag you receive at your first class. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in...Send registrations to:
RSDN 17 Ericsson St Rochester, NY 14610
- 11/13-15/1998 Angel Figueroa
Raleigh, NC -- Carolina Dance Club
Workshops in West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Hustle, Salsa & Cha Cha.
Contact: Wesley Boz & Debbie Ramsey-Boz at 1-888-21SWING (79464) or 919-494-2300. Fax Us 24 Hrs. at
- 11/13-16/1998 Argentine
Tango workshops with Cacho Dante & Brigitte Winkler
Workshops on Milonguero style, close embrace on Sat and Sun, Nov. 14 and 15, $25 for one workshop/$40 for two.
Workshop location to be announced. Private and semi-private lessons (near American University).
Contact: Jasmina at 202-686-9722
- 11/13/1998-11/15/1998 Camp
The Woman's Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea (between
Hollywood Blvd & Franklin Ave)), Hollywood, CA
Weekend of workshops, dancing, and contests. Focus will be Hollywood Style (AKA Dean Collins style) lindyhop, shag,
and balboa; men's and women's stylings as seen in films of the 30s and 40s; boogie routines, and more. Opens with panel
discussion with some of the legends of lindyhop.
Teachers: Peter Loggins & Lisa Ferguson, Erik Robison & Sylvia Skylar, and more.
Contact: Camp Hollywood, 137 N. Larchmont Ave #130, Los Angeles, CA 90004.
- 11/14-15/1998 Kelly
Buckwalter WCS Workshops
Cherry Hill Park Club House, College Park, MD
-- Kenny & Donna Roesel
Saturday Nov 14: 11:00 Really Social Patterns I; 12:15 In the Trenches; 1:15 lunch; 2:15 Body Rolls & Isolations I; 3:30
Sunday Nov 15: 11:00 Syncopatons II; 12:15 Body Rolls & Isolations II; 1:15 lunch; 2:15 Really Social Patterns II; 3:30
Notes: $12 workshop; $40 all day pass; $75 2-day pass
- 11/14-21/1998 Zydeco Cruise
New Orleans, LA -- The Travel Machine Inc
Luxury cruise departing from New Orleans for Western Caribbean ports including Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel (Mexico),
Grand Cayman, and Montego Bay (Jamaica). Featuring music by Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. Guest emcee
"Louisiana Sue" Ramon.
Commodore Cruise Lines' luxury liner, the Enchanted Isle.
Teachers: Mona "Zydeco Queen" Wilson (Channelview, TX) with Joseph "Joely" Bias, Michael Seider (Jefferson, LA) with
Josie Breger Debra Seeck (Salem, OR), Gary Hayman (Greenbelt, MD), and Rae Dinsmore (Seattle, WA).
Contact: The Travel Machine, Inc. of Lafayette, LA at 1-800-683-9882. Additional information at http://www.commodorecruise.com and http://www.erols.com/ghayman/cruise.htm.
- 11/20/1998 Stardust Dance
Weekend (ballroom) Monticello NY
- 11/20-22/1998 Harvest Moon
The Exhibition Hall At The Pasadena Center, 300 Green Street,
Pasadena CA -- Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association
Lindy Hop Weekend of Dancing and Workshops with Frankie Manning, Steven Mitchell, and other top lindy hop teachers.
Holiday Inn Pasadena, 303 East Cordova Street, Pasadena CA, 626-449-4000 or 800-465-4329. The Holiday Inn is located
next door to the event and may provide a discounted rate of $69.00 (plus tax) per night (single or double occupancy) when you
mention you are with "Harvest Moon Swing Out" (More
Teachers: Frankie Manning, Steven Mitchell, Eva Lagerqvist & Eddie Jansson, Sing Lim, Rusty Frank, Tami & Erin
Stevens, and Scott Price.
Contact: Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association at 626-799-5689 or
- 11/21-22/1998 The First Paris
Paris, France -- Les fous du Swing
"Lindy-Hop Workshops with fantastic teachers, a Big Swing Party on Saturday Night with 2 Live Bands."
Contact: "Les fous du Swing"
- 11/27-30/1998 Sunshine State
Country Western Dance Festival and Swing Fling
Fort Lauderdale, Florida --
UCWDC event with competitions, workshops, and dancing.
The Registry (Formerly Bonaventure Resort & Spa), 250 Racquet Club Rd., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33326, 1-800 247-9810
or (954) 389-330.
Contact: Dance Connection, 1360 SW 57th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317, (954) 584-5554
- 11/27-29/1998 US Open Swing
Disneyland Hotel, 1150 W. Cerritos, Anaheim, CA, 714-778-6600. Single/double rooms are $105; Triples/quads are $115.
Prices good until October 25; mention "Swing Dance" to get rates; Parking $10/day. Alternative, Howard Johnson Hotel, 1380
South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim CA, 714-776-6120 or 1-800-422-4228. All rooms are $64. Free shuttle to and from the
Teachers: Include Michael Johnson, Gary Jobst, Jason Colacino, Rob & Gina Brown, Michael Norris, Brent & Kellese Key,
Lyndee Campbel, Manny Viarrial, Tim Auclair Michele Wells, Eric Meyers.
Contact: 1-800-537-8937 or US Open Swing Dance Championships, P.O. Box 188266, Carlsbad, CA 92009.
Argentine Tango with Jorge Nel
Washington DC -- Bette
Contact: Bette at 202-363-9238.
- 12/4-6/1998 The Take Your
Vitamins, Eat Your Wheaties Dance Weekend
Detroit, Michigan -- Paulette
Lindy Hop workshops
Quality Inn, 1801 S. Telegraph Road, Detroit MI. 248-334-2444. Rooms at $69 with confirmation number 26913.
Teachers: Craig Hutchinson and Elena Iannucci.
Contact: (313) 869-9385
- 12/5-6/1998 Workshops with
Mary Ann Nunez
Cherry Hill Park Club House, College Park, MD -- Kenny &
- 12/11-13/1998 Christmas in
Birmingham, AL -- Lisa Austin
Radisson Hotel Birmingham AL
- 12/12-13/1998 Lindy Hop with
Boston MA -- Hop to the Beat
There will be an evening of workshops in Connecticut on Friday, December 11, and two days of workshops on Saturday,
December 12 and Sunday, December 13, 1998 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There is also an Extra-Special Swing Jam after the
Contact: Tony & Aurelie Tye, Hop to the Beat, 17 North Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748-1028, USA, +1 (508)-435-2363.
- 12/26-1/1998 Swingout
Port Townsend WA -- Savoy Swing Club
Swing Out Northwest, a new world-class dance camp focusing on Lindy Hop and related dance forms, is taking place this
year at Port Townsend, Washington. Sponsored by Seattle's Savoy Swing Club, the week-long dance camp will begin on
December 26th, 1998, and go through New Year's Day, 1999.
Fort Worden, Port Townsend WA
Teachers: Frankie Manning, Chazz Young, Steven Mitchell, Ewa "W" Staremo, Eddie Jansson, Eva Lagerqvist, Louise
Thwaite, Lennart Westerlund, Ulrika Erikson, Kenneth Norbelie, and Helena Norbelie.
Contact: SavoyP.O. Box 12095, Seattle, WA, USA 98102, (206) 547-7676 (hotline).
Notes: Port Townsend is a picturesque seaport on Puget Sound, near Seattle. The camp is takes place just outside of town at
historic Fort Worden, which features dance and instruction venues, a dining hall, on-site individual and dorm-style
accommodations, and breathtaking waterfront and mountain scenery.
- 12/26/98-1/2/99 Tango &
Charmey en Gruy re, Switzerland -- Swiss Swing Dance Society
Between Christmas and New Year 98/99 the third celestial, unforgettable, snow-melting, sweat-driving, alp-glowing Tango-Swing-Dancecamp will take place in the untouched snow-crystal landscape of the Swiss mountains.
Teachers: Tango: "Joe" Rodrigo Corbata, Argentina; Martin Birnbaumer, Austria and Claudia Grava, Argentina; "Wild
Steven" Schnetzler, Zürich and Maria Granqvist, Stockholm; Judith from Berlin and Flora Benedetti, Bologna
Swing: Angela Andrew, London and Matthias Lundmark, Sweden (TRHS); Chris Yee, Chicago and Catrine Ljunggren,
Stockholm (TRHS); Erika Schriber and Stefan Joller from Basel; Lorenz Ilg and Eva Sacchi, Zurich
Contact: Eva Sacchi, Brandschenkestrasse 177, CH-8002 Zurich, Switzerland. tel: +41-(0)1-202 44 05
Notes: Costs: CHF 695.- regular fee (includes 3x2h Kitchen-Fun); CHF 645.- for students (includes 3x2h Kitchen-Fun);
CHF 795.- for those who can do without the Kitchen-Fun. This price includes brunch-buffet, dinner, 10 lessons of Tango, 10
lessons of Swing, accommodation in 4-bed rooms, and much more.
Highlights: Café Enzian "getting hi or cooling down"; Sledge races, Snowboarding & Skiing; Snowboard-Lessons with "Wild"
Steven; New Year's Eve Party; Surprise Guests; Cabaret
- 12/30/1998-1/3/1999 Worlds
VII Country Western Dance Championships
San Antonio TX -- Mike Haley
The largest Country Western dance event in the world. The four day event will be staged at the Marriott Riverwalk and
Rivercenter Hotels and the Henry D. Gonzales Convention Center. The party starts on Wednesday evening with a "Welcome to
Worlds" dance (dress is country casual). The record breaking Pro/Am Competition starts at 10:00 am on Thursday and the first
of over 100 hours of workshops will start at 2:00 pm. Other "don't miss" events scheduled are "Jackpot Jack & Jill" exciting
dance review on Saturday evening, late night swing ballroom, five nights of open dancing on huge dance floors and much more.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of this glamorous and exciting weekend. Wouldn't a trip to San Antonio for the
Worlds VII Championships be the perfect New Year's Celebration? ˇOlé! More than 100 hours of Dance Workshops and
$50,000+ in prizes to contest winners.
Marriott Riverwalk and Rivercenter 1-800-648-4462 ($109.00 +tax p/night). Menger Hotel 1-800-345-9285 ($79.00 + tax
Teachers: Mike Haley, Event Director, 1-505-293-0123
- 12/31/98-1/2/99 The North
Atlantic Dance Championships
Legends Resort, Great Gorge, McAfee NJ --
Swing and hustle dancing, competition, and workshops
Legends Resort, Great Gorge, McAfee NJ 1-800-835-2555
Teachers: Maria Torres, Angel Figueroa, Diane Nardone, Donna Boyle, Kim Vannaman, John Festa, Blake Hobby, Jackie
McGee, Charlie Womble, Robert Cordoba, Deborah Szekely, Kenny Roesel, Donna Roesel
Contact: Bill Cameron at 860-658-9964 or Joyce Carrili at 860-528-1837.
Notes: DJ's include Dennis Amato, Nick Marino, John Festa, and Kenny Roesel.
- 1/15-17/1999 Frankie
Mannning Lindy Hop Workshops
Phoenix, Arizona -- Arizona Lindy Hop Society
Lindy Hop workshops with Frankie Manning.
Teachers: Frankie Manning
Contact: AZLS Hotline at 602-681-JUMP or Paul Maranto at 602-222-9493.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
- 1/15/1999-1/17/1999 Winter
College Park, MD -- Kenny and Donna Roesel
Workshops with Robert Cordoba and Deborah Szekely, dances Friday and Saturday night, and Jack&Jill competitions
Cherry Hill Park Club House, Cherry Hill Road, College Park MD.
Teachers: Robert Cordoba and Deborah Szekely
Contact: 301-438-3354 or kendonna.Roesel@cwix.com
- 2//1999 The Texas Swing
Austin, TX -- Four on the Floor
Two days of Swing and Lindy Hop workshops and dancing. Live swing music.
Email: Matt@fouronthefloor.com Darby@fouronthefloor.com Laura@fouronthefloor.com
Notes: Last year's page at
- 2/5-7/1999 Atlantic Seashore
Williamsburg, VA -- John, Josie & Cyndee Neel
Country-Western Dance Weekend with competitions, workshops, and dancing.
Marriott Hotel, Williamsburg, VA 757-220-2500.
Contact: John, Josie & Cyndee Neel (757)-887-9492 or
- 3//1999 March
Detroit, MI -- Artspectrum
Weekend of workshops in Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, and Mambo.
Contact: Paulette Brockington 313-869-9385.
Notes: Held last year at the Italian American Cultural Center, 28111 Imperial, Detroit MI. And the teacher were Frankie
Manning (Lindy), Beata Howe (WC Swing) and Debbie Elkins (Mambo).
- 3//1999 Monsters of Swing
Ventura, CA -- Flyin
Lindy Hop weekend of workshops, dancing, and competition.
- 3//1999 Swing Into Spring
***Cancelled for 1999***
Miami Beach, FL -- South Florida Swing Dance Society
Location: Ramada Resort Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
- 3/5-7/1999 Jitterbug
Thousand Oaks, California -- Melinda Comeau
Jitterbug Jam is 3 days of Swing & Lindy Workshops, Contests and Dancing. Dance contests includes Amateur Jack & Jill,
Pro Jack & Jill and Open Couples. The Jam cost is $75 before February 18, 1998 or $90 at the Door.
Hyatt Regency, Westlake Plaza, Thousand Oaks CA. Hotel reservations at 805-497-9991; ask for $72 Jitterbug Jam rate.
Teachers: Instructors include: Sharon Ashe & Paul Overton, Jonathan Bixby & Sylvia Sykes, Scott Price & Tami Stevens,
Erik Robison & Sylvia Skylar and Chester Whitmore.
Contact: Jitterbug Jam, PO Box 2124, Ventura, Ca 93002 805-643-3114
Notes: Special appearance by Norma Miller who will regale all with stories from the Savoy. Also featured will be Swing
videos from the 30s and 40s and a Zoot Suit parade. Don't miss the $5 Early Bird dance on Thursday.
- 3/12/1999-3/14/1999 Big Apple
Country Dance Festival
East Rutherford, NJ -- Tony Lee
Country-Western dance weekend with competition, workshops, and dancing.
Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel 201-896-0500
Contact: Tony Lee at 201-939-4506; Joe & Wilma Nigito at 908-233-4374;
or Bill & Annmarie Terresco at 516-868-8077.
- 3/18/99-3/21/99 Boston Tea
Boston Marriott Cambridge, Boston MA -- Dan Mezrich
A West Coast Swing Dance Revolution
Boston Marriott Cambridge 617-494-6600
Teachers: Mario Robau Jr, Kelly Buckwalter, Angel Figueroa, John Festa, Debbie Bernard, and more.
Contact: Dan Mezrich at 617-254-8700
- 3/19-21/1999 Stardust Dance
Monticello, NY -- Stardust
Weekend of ballroom dancing. Accommodations and facilities are all under one roof. Dancing to top bands and DJ's.
Workshops with top instructors.
Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello NY.
Teachers: The Stardust Dance Faculty is led and directed by Mr. Fran Chesleigh, who can be reached at 212-662-7692.
Contact: Stardust at 1-800-537-2797
- 3/21-28/1999 1st Congreso
Internacional de Tango Argentino
Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Gustavo Naveira and Fabián SalasCosmo Tango
One week of the best Tango instruction from the master teachers! One week of making friends on the dance floors of
Buenos Aires, filled with the local tangueros and tangueras, and the tango lovers from all over the world! One week of
experiencing the best live Tango music! More info at http://cosmotango.com/Special_Events.htm.
Teachers: One week of the best Tango instruction from the master teachers, including Gustavo Naveira ("The Tango
Lesson"), Fabián Salas ("The Tango Lesson"), Lorena Ermocida & Osvaldo Zotto ("Tango X 2"), Carlos & Alicia ("Forever
Tango"), Omar Vega ("The Tango Lesson"), Cecilia Gonzalez ("Pasión de Tango"), Giselle Anne, Pupi Castello, Nito & Elba,
Facundo & Kely, Rodolfo & Maria Cieri, Tete & Silvia, Graciela Gonzalez, Olga Besio ("The Tango Lesson"), Mariela
Franganillo ("Forever Tango"), Chicho & Claudia ("The Tango Lesson"), Julio Balmaceda & Corina ("Forever Tango"),
Gustavo Russo & Alejandra Martińan ("Tango Pasión"). Invitations to teach at this event are also being extended to Pablo
Veron ("The Tango Lesson"), Milena Plebs ("Tango X 2"), Roberto & Vanina ("Tango Pasión"), Roberto & Guillermina
("Forever Tango"), Daniela & Armando ("Tango Pasión"), and other top teachers.
Contact: Cosmo Tango at 301-552-3584. In the Washington (D.C.) area, contactVadím at 301-552-3584.
- 3/25/99-3/28/99 Smokey
Gatlinburg, TN -- Smokey Mountain Shaggers
- 3/26-28/1999 3rd Annual
Frankie Manning Weekend and Savoy Swings Again Dance
Houston TX --
Houston Swing Dance Society
Lindy hop workshops and dances.
University of Houston
Teachers: Frankie Manning and...
Contact: The Houston Swing Dance Society, P.O. Box 980581, Houston, TX 77098-0581, 713-662-3861, http://web.wt.net/~tonyc/houswing.htm
- 3/27/99-4/3/99 12th
Intercontinental Dancesport Festival
Osmington Bay, Dorset, England -- United States Amateur Ballroom Dancer's Association
The basic package includes: Airfare from USA to England; Ground transportation to Superchoice; Lodging and full board
(3 meals a day); Workshops taught by top US, Canadian and UK professionals; Competitions for ages under 9, 9-11, 11-15, 16-25, college & adults; Social dancing - Fun dances - Tea dance - Disco - Karioke; Team matches - Mixers - Cabaret; Private
lesson opportunities; Tour of English countryside; Opportunity to extend trip with tours to London, Scotland, Ireland, France, or
Superchoice Holiday Centre near Weymouth on the south coast of England.
Contact: Mary Schaufert, USABDA Central Office 1-800-447-9047 (M-F, 9:00AM-5:00PM EST) or Bill Bennet, 8220 E.
21 St., Indianapolis, IN 46219 FAX: 317-895-5826 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Or
Kay Teague, 12730 Veirs Mill Rd. #304, Rockville, MD 20853 FAX: 301-933-5542,
International contact is: Richard Hopkins, 1934-627-048, email
- 4//1999 3rd Washington, D.C.
Washington DC -- Latin-Dance.Com
Three days of salsa dancing, workshops, and competitions.
Contact: Latin-Dance.Com,P.O. Box 73452, Washington, D.C. 20056, 202-638-6464.
- 4/2-5/1999 Easter Hop
Switzerland -- Swiss Swing Dance Society
Lindy Hop, Tap, and music workshops with International teachers.
Contact: Swing Productions, Culmannstrasse 36, CH-8006 Zürich
- 4/9-11/99 American Swing
East Rutherford, New Jersey -- Boogie Dance Productions
Weekend of competitions, dancing, and workshops.
Meadowlands Sheraton, 800-325-3535 or 201-896-0500
Contact: (800) 64-SWING
- 4/25/1999-5/1/1999 Miami
Beach Tango Congress
Miami, FL -- Jorge Nel Giraldo & Randy Pittman
The 1999 Congress features nightly milongas with live tango band at the hotel from 9 PM to 1 AM, Sunday through
Thursday. Daily classes at the hotel from 9 AM to 5 PM from Monday through Friday. (The classes consist of concurrent tracks
for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students, with four 1.5 hour classes per day in each track) The Congress has a closing
banquet (including show and milonga) on Friday night and an open-to-public milonga on Saturday night (additional charge for
Friday and Saturday night events). Private and small-group lessons are scheduled throughout the week and on the final day
(Saturday). As in the past, everything takes place under one roof. Rooms with kitchenette are $79./night, double occupancy.
Early enrollment (pre 3/5/99) price is $450. ($100. deposit.) Previous attendees get a $50. discount.
Shelborne Beach Hotel. 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami FL.
Teachers: Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida, Armando Orzuza and Daniela Arcuri, and Rodolfo and Gloria Dinzel.
Planned, but unconfirmed, instructors are Pablo Veron, Eduardo Arquinbao, and Roberto and Guillermina.
Contact: Jorge Nel or Marta at (305) 446-9444.
Notes: Formerly called the United States Tango Congress.
- 4/29/99-5/2/99 Swing Break
The Westin Hotel, Santa Clara CA -- Kelly Buckwalter
Over 40 hours of dancing, 16 hours of workshops, and 5 levels of Jack & Jills
The Westin Hotel 408-986-0700 (Ask for $74 Swing Break Special)
Teachers: Laureen Baldovi, Skippy Blair, Wayne & Sharlot Bott, Robert Cordoba, Ramiro Gonzales, Michelle Kinkaid,
Mary Ann Nunez, Mario Robau Jr, Robert Royston, Deborah Szekely, Sylvia Sykes
Contact: Swing Break, P.O. Box 6064, Santa Rosa, CA 95406. 707-544-8184
Notes: Travel savings from Paradise Travel Service 415-681-5610
- 5//1999 Swing on a
Camp Ramblewood, Maryland -- Philadelphia Swing Dance Society
Contact: (215) 849-5384
- 6?/4?-6?/1999? Boston Dance
Party (Country & Swing event)
Lowell, MA -- Presented by Mary Hoedeman
and Larry & Adrienne Davis
"Fun-filled weekend of dancing, workshops, and competition. Country Western dancing, swing dancing, Hustle, ballroom
dancing, Country Western Individual Line and Team dancing"
Hotel: Lowell Sheraton
Contact: 1-800-847-1275, or write to The Boston Dance Party, c/o Larry Davis, P.O. Box 420, Ashland, MA
- 5/1-3/1999 Jumpin at the
Woodside 98 Workshop
Contact: +44 (0) 1452 770063
- 5/7-9/99 Chicago Classic
Swing Dance Convention
Chicago, Illinios -- Barry Jones & The Chicago
Classic and Rising Star Competitions; workshops; and Dancing.
Fairmont Hotel in downtown Chicago; Special convention rate of $99.
Teachers: Barry Jones, Mary Ann Nunez, Ramiro Gonzales, Debbie Ramsey, John Festa, and more.
Contact: Chicago Rebels at 773-549-1528
- 5/7-9/1999 Eastern U.S.
Invitational Country Western Dance Event
Vienna, Virginia -- Barry Durand,
Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner 1-800-572-ROOM (7666).
Contact: Barry Durand at 1-505-286-8646 or 1-800-SWING97
- 5/21-23/98 Disco America
Hustle Dance Championships
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia,
PA -- Donna Boyle, Disco America
Two days of Social Dancing and Competitions
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia, PA 610-337-2000
Contact: Donna Boyle, Disco America, P.O. Box 312, Flourtown, PA 19031. 215-233-5507.
Notes: Welcome party on Friday May 21, 1999 at Universal Dance Sport Center in Collinswood, NJ.
- 5/22-24/1999 Boogie-Bären
Landsberg am Lech -- Boogie-Bären
Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie camp with some of the world's top instructors.
Contact: Boogie-Bären-Infotelefon (089) 39 86 52 or Bärbl Kaufer, Georgenstraße 49, 80799 München, (089) 2 71 72 9
- 5/28-31/98 Frankie Manning
85th Birthday Bash Celebration
Weekend of lindy hop dancing, workshops, and partying.
- 5/27-30/1999 SOS Grand
National Dance Championship
Atlanta, Georgia -- Charlie Womble & Jackie
Contact: Charlie Womble and Jackie McGee (770) 512-7848
- 6//1999 Boogie in the
Ellenville, NY -- Debbie Ramsey/Wesley Boz and Boogie
Weekend of dancing, workshops, jack'n'jills, and fun.
Hotel: FallsView Resort Hotel
- 6//1999 Buffalo
Capon Bridge, WV
Weekend Cajun/Zydeco party to live music. Workshops during the day and dancing all the time.
200-acre Buffalo Gap Camp in Capon Bridge WV. Only 2 hours from Metro DC.
Contact: Kass Kassebaum at 301-340-6960. Or write to: Buffalo Jambalaya, Box
5235, Takoma Park, MD 20913.
- 6/3-6/1999 Swing Camp
Catalina Island, CA -- Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association
Four days of dancing and classes on scenic Catalina Island. Classes held during the day in East Coast Swing, Jitterbug,
Lindy Hop, Smooth Lindy, and West Coast Swing. Internationally renowned instructors from Sweden, England, Germany & the
U.S.A. Evening dances Thursday, Friday & Saturday in the fabulous Casino Ballroom.
Contact: PBDA at 626-799-5689
Notes: For information on Swing Camp Catalina boat/hotel packages call Destination: Catalina at (310) 510-4646. Also, Catalina Island
Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (310) 510-1520.
- 6/20/1999-7/3/1999 [Two sessions 6/20/99-6/26/99 & 6/27/99-7/3/99]
Beantown Lindy Hop Summer Camp
Norton, MA -- Hop To The Beat Dance Studios
Beantown Lindy Hop Summer Camp 1999, has been expanded to two separate weeks. The summer camp allows you to
spend a week focusing on Lindy Hop, with some of the world's best Lindy Hop teachers, great live bands and fantastic DJs.
There will also be lots of other fun activities, all at beautiful Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, USA.
Wheaton College, Norton MA
Contact: Tony & Aurelie Tye at 508-435-2363 or Ivan & Elisabet
Berggren at +46 (8) 590 80 534 (Sweden).
- 6/25-27/1999 Capital Shag
Alexandria, VA -- Northern Virginia Shag Club
Weekend of continuous dancing to Beach Music DJs. Free Shag workshops with national instructor.
- 7//1999 Augusta Swing
Elkins, WV -- Augusta
Davis & Elkins College
Contact: Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26142. FAX 304-637-1317;
phone 304-637-1209; augusta@DnE.wvnet.edu
- 7//1999 Gumbo
Festival of Louisiana Music and Dance
Contact: (877) GUMBO-JAM or (202) 463-0200
- 7//1999 Swing at the Blues
Syracuse, NY -- Syracuse Swing
Swing dancing and workshops held in conjunction with the New York State
Contact: Can Isik or Steve Ryan.
Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
- 7//1999 The Herrang dance
Herr ng, Sweden -- The
The Herrang Dance Camp is the most comprehensive camp on African-American dance with one month of classes and
activities with the world's leading teachers and performers. The program consists of four one-week sessions on lindy hop,
boogie woogie, or tap.
Contact: The Rhythm Hot Shots, Vetegatan 5, S 118 59 Stockholm Sweden, phone/fax: +46(8) 643 40 58.
- 7/9-11/1999 Chesapeake
Country Dance Jubilee
Baltimore, MD -- Kristin Marstiller
Weekend of dancing, workshops, and competition. Separate swing and country rooms.
BWI Marriott Hotel, 1743 West Nursery Road, Baltimore, MD 21240, (410) 859-8300
Contact: Kristin Marstiller at 301-953-1989.
- 8//1999 Summer Hummer -
Jack & Jill O'Rama
Great Gorge, NJ -- Dance Pros
Weekend of Dancing, workshops, and competitions.
Seasons Resort & Conference Center 1-800-835-2555
Contact: Bill Cameron 860-648-9151 or Joyce L. Carilli, 222 King Street, East Hartford, CT 06108 860-528-1837
- 8//1999 Swingfest
-- 3-day dance festival, with top swing bands and lindy hop instructors. All
ages will be admitted. Vintage clothing, Zoot suits, Cool shoes, etc. will also be available.
P.O. Box 16 , Big Bear Lake CA 92315
Contact: Barry or Arleen at 909-866-5425
- 8//1999 Washington DC Swing
Tysons Corner, VA -- Barry Durand
Sheraton Premiere Vienna VA, 1-800-572-ROOM (7666)
Contact: email@example.com or 800-SWING97
- 8/6-8/1999 Hustle
Fresno CA -- Dancin' Z
Productionsand World Hustle Dance Council
A Hustle and Swing Event that features social dancing and competition in Hustle and Swing. Swing and Hustle
Workshops. Dance Contests include Just Dance Hustle, Pro Am Hustle, Jack & Jill Hustle & Swing, Classic Hustle, Showcase
Hustle, and Hustle Team. DJ's include Patty Straight, Cesar Riccarte, and Linda Infante.
Holiday Inn Centre Plaza, 209-268-1000, $82/night.
Contact: Steve Zener, P.O. Box 4274, Fresno, CA 93744, Tel 209/486-1556, FAX 209/486-0200.
- 8/27-29/1998 Live2Jive Swing
Runnymede (near Windsor), England -- Beckie Menckhoff & Fred
A Full Weekend of Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing Workshops and Dancing
Brunel University Campus, Runnymede (near Windsor), England
Contact: Live2Jive, Tel/Fax 0181 866 9093 (+44 181 866 9093 outside
UK), PO Box 215, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1HG, United Kingdom
Notes: Full Residential Package: includes Private bedroom accommodation for Friday and Saturday nights (some twin
rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis) and full English breakfasts, three course lunches on Saturday and Sunday,
three course Dinners on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Vegetarian options and a great salad bar. Entrance to all workshops,
dances and the cabaret, entrance to all of the Competitions. Sunday night bed and breakfast is optional and extra. The only
items not covered by the fee are items purchased from the bar, the Jam Junction and chips in the evening! Travel: Runnymede is
just outside the M25, the London Orbital Motorway, and within comfortable driving distance of most of Southern and Central
England. It is close to Heathrow Airport and Egham train station (from Waterloo Station for Eurostar).
- 9//1999 Cape May Blues and
Swing Dance Festival
Cape May, New Jersey -- Boogie Dance Productions
Contact: 1-800-64-SWING, 212-691-3443
- 9//1999 Hustle USA Dance
New York, NY -- Hustle USA
Location: Holiday Inn, 440 West 57th Street, New York, NY
- 10//1999 American Lindy Hop
Great Gorge, NJ -- Alan M. Rocoff, Boogie Dance Productions
and Paulette Brockington, Artspectrum
Seasons Resort in Great Gorge, New Jersey
Contact: Alan Rocoff at 1-800-64-SWING (in NY 212-691-3443) or Paulette Brockington at 313-869-9385.
Email: BoogieDP@aol.com firstname.lastname@example.org
- 10//1999 Virginia State Open
Reston, VA -- Potomac Swing Dance Club
Tyson's Westpark Hotel, (800) 533-3301
Contact: Craig Hutchinson at 703-698-9811
- 12/26/1999-1/2/2000 Hop the
Ensenada, Mexico -- The
Rhythm Hot Shots
Week long lindy hop camp with Frankie Manning and the Rhythm Hot Shots in scenic Ensenada Mexico.
All activities at the Riviera Casino; dancing in its Grand Cathedral Ballroom. Acccomodations available at nearby hotels.
All the hotels have a pool, pub and restaurant. A single room with queen size bed costs between $60-90 per night. Book rooms
directly and in good time by calling Lupita Rendón or Jose Luis Rendón at +52 61 7824 01 (email@example.com).
Teachers: Frankie Manning and the Rhythm Hot Shots
Contact: Catrine Ljunggren, The Rhythm Hot Shots +46 8 643 4058 or Lisa Conway (CA, USA) +1 619 260 6552. On-line registration available. Registration deadline is July 1, 1999.
- 1//2000 World Hustle Dance
Fresno CA -- Dancin' Z Productionsand World Hustle Dance Council
An event from the World Hustle Dance Council tentatitvely scheduled for January 2000.
Contact: Steve Zener, P.O. Box 4274, Fresno, CA 93744, Tel 209/486-1556, FAX 209/486-0200.
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