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Weekend March 16 and 17 – Arjay Centeno at Dance Time and Watermelon March 12, 2012

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Friday at Dance Time of NJ:
8-9pm Lesson with Arjay Centeno
9-12am dancing

Cost: $20 for workshop, $12 for dance, $25 for both

Saturday at Watermelon Dance:
6-7pm Workshop #1 with Arjay Centeno
7-8pm Workshop #2 with Arjay Centeno
8-8:30pm Beginner West Coast Swing Lesson
8:30-12am dancing

Cost for members: $15 per workshop, $10 for dance, $35 for everything (at the door or with PayPal)
Cost for non-members: $20 per workshop, $12 for dance

As always, this information can be found on our calendar.


Saturday September 24 – Jennifer Lyons September 17, 2011

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Jennifer Lyons is a national champion, awesome dance teacher, fun, and friendly. If you don’t already know why, come find out why you don’t want to miss this special Saturday with 3 workshops, dancing and Jennifer Lyons in the house. She’s rocked our world and we know she’ll rock yours too. Jennifer’s privates are already booked out so be sure and get your name on the waiting list so you can work with her one on one. In the three workshops she’ll share some of her secrets to cool and fun dancing. Saturday night’s dance will be packed and Jennifer will definitely bring her wild and zany fun factor to share with us. Don’t miss it!

Location: Sangha Space

Schedule Description
3:00-4:00 Workshop 1
4:15-5:15 Workshop 2
5:30-6:30 Workshop 3
6:30-9:00 Dinner Break – Many excellent restaurants within walking distance.
9:00pm – 1:00am Dance – DJ Rob spins the music. Refreshments available. BYOB.

$20 per workshop
$12 for the dance
$55 for the entire day (purchase online with PayPal)

August 12 & 13 – Westie Weekend with Jason Miklic August 9, 2011

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Jason is a full time dance instructor, competitor, judge, and is ranked among the top WCS professionals in the country. His passion for the dance and his unique ability to illustrate the techniques that make better dancers out of his students will make every one of us better dancers as well. Join us for the worshop weekend and find out why Jason is one of our personal favorites!

Friday Atrium Dance Studio
8:00-9:00pm Workshop 1 – Whatever Jason wants to teach.
9:00pm-1:00am Double Shot – Got Swing?/Hustle Explosion: Dance with DJs Rob and Brian for one amazing night of dancing!
Saturday Haddonfield School of Dance
3:00-4:00pm Workshop 2 – It’s an Illusion!
Sometimes the hand is indeed quicker than the eye. Learn some trick patterns used by the pros that make their dancing look more impressive.
4:15-5:15pm Workshop 3 – Close It Up and Make It More Fun
Closed dance position is usually underused; however, it can be one of the most enjoyable parts of our dance. Let Jason share with you some of his favorite closed patterns as well as his technique for flowing into and out of them.
5:30-6:30pm Workshop 4 – Exploring the W-O-W factor!!
You know exactly what we’re talking about here. We’re talking cool. We’re talking H-O-T … we’re talking “Big Dawg” moves! Jason is going to show us some of his favorite crowd pleasers and he’ll show us the tricks and tips that will let you make ‘em say “W-O-W”!!
9:00pm-1:00am Saturday Night WCS Dance! DJ Rob and Jason Miklic
in The HOUSE! Come on out for an intimate dance party with Jason. Last year, this one was one of the highlights of the weekend.

Special packages – available by Pay Pal or mail check payable to:
Sheila Purkey
902 Mansion Avenue Collingswood, NJ 08108
Must be purchased by MIDNIGHT Friday, August 5, 2011 to get the special price for Saturday workshops. Saturday workshops limited to the FIRST 20 leaders and the FIRST 20 followers to preregister. This means there are ONLY 40 packages available for this weekend. Everything over the 40 packages will be a la carte. Sign up early and save your spot! PayPal available at Rob and Sheila’s website.

Package Price
Package 1: all 4 workshops & 2 dances $75
Package 2: Saturday only = 3 workshops & 1 dance $65
Friday night ONLY includes 1 workshop with Jason Miklic(prior to Got Swing?) and Double Shot Friday dance $27
Just a workshop $20
Just a dance $12
55 minute private lessons with Jason $75

Private lessons with Jason By appointment. Contact Sheila at 609-519-0078 or via email at bpurkey@yahoo.com to schedule a time to work with Jason while he’s here.

April 8, 9, 10 – Westie Weekend with Mario Robau, Jr. March 25, 2011

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Mario is one of the most sought out dancers in the world for workshops, privates, M.C. of events, and choreography. He works with all of the best dancers on the circuit. Mario is a master of the dance! At events, his workshops are packed. However, you now have a chance to work with Mario right here in the Delaware Valley. We are certain his Saturday workshops will sell out: first come, first served so sign up now! His accomplishments are too long to list, check out Mario’s website to find out more about Champion Mario “Swing Daddy” Robau, Jr.

Friday, April 8 Atrium Dance Studio
8:00 – 9:00 Workshop #1: Whatever Mario wants to teach
9:00 – late DJ Rob and Mario play in the WCS room

Class size will be limited to the first 25 leaders and 25 followers that register.

Saturday April 9 Atrium Dance Studio
1:00 – 1:50 Workshop #2: WCS technique for all levels. Mario loves this one: let him show you how to make the tough stuff easier!
2:00 – 2:50 Workshop #3: Fancy footwork. A super workshop for both leaders and followers. Learn how to put cool footwork into your swing Mario style!
2:50 – 3:30 lunch break
3:30 – 4:20 Workshop #4: Musicality. Learn why Mario is one of the most sought after choreographers.
4:30 – 5:20 Workshop #5: Big Dawg Moves! Fun stuff that looks cool, Mario style!

Friday: $25 for the workshop, $12 for the dance, or $27 for both
Saturday: $25 per workshop, or $80 for the day
Both days: $95 for the entire weekend

Pay for this weekend at Rob and Sheila’s website.

See Sheila’s flyer for more information.

August 13, 14 – Westie Weekend with Jason Miklic August 11, 2010

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Jason currently travels all over the country teaching, competing, performing and judging. He’s ranked among the top West Coast Swing dancers in the country. He’s a full time dance instructor and a passionate promoter of West Coast Swing. He hosts a weekly WCS dance with lessons in the Ohio/Kentucky area and an annual swing weekend in Kentucky. Jason loves to share his passion for dance and is looking forward to joining us for the weekend. This will surely be a weekend to remember.

Friday, August 13 – Workshop and Got Swing? at the Atrium Dance Studio
8:00 – 9:00 – Workshop 1
9:00 – 1:00am – Dance: DJ Rob in the WCS room and Brian G in the Hustle room

$12 for the dance or $27 for the workshop and dance combined

Saturday, August 14 – Workshops at Haddonfield School of Dance
1:30 – 2:20 – Workshop 2: Trading Spaces. Work that floor. Jason will get you moving up, down, and around the dance floor in this one.
2:30 – 3:20 – Workshop 3: Flare for the Dramatic. Pros have it! You want it! Here it is!
>>3:20 – 4:00 – lunch/practice break <<
4:00 – 4:50 – Workshop 4: Pimp Your Swing! Body isolation and level changes within the partnership.
5:00 – 5:50 – Workshop 5: CPR for your swing. The best first aid for your swing with a focus on Connection, Pulsing, and Rhythm. Learn how to dance like the pros!

$20 per workshop

You can purchase the entire weekend for $65 or all the Saturday workshops for $60 if you pre-register by August 11. After that date, everything must be purchased a la carte at the door. The Saturday workshops are limited to the first 20 leaders and 20 followers who sign up.

Apr 9-10, 2010 – Westie Weekend with Jenn Lyons March 19, 2010

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Jenn Lyons is one of the Delaware Valley Swing Club’s favorite dancers and teachers. Her energy and workshops are amazing! Her accomplishments are innumerable and her list of wins is long. It’s a real treat to have her with us for a weekend of great dancing and loads of fun. Come on out to dance, learn, and spend some time with Jennifer. It’s gonna be one rocking weekend. Preregister  for full weekend package by Apr 7 and save $32!

PREREG by APR 7 Midnight and SAVE $$$ visit www.robandsheiladance.com to pay with Pay Pal.

See the flyer for schedule and prices.

Westie Weekend all weekend pass – $75

Westie Weekend Saturday only pass – $60