“Oh, well. What’s a royal ball?
After all, I suppose it would be frightfully dull,
and-and-and boring, and-and completely…
Completely wonderful.” -Cindarella
Prepare for the Balls with DC’s most elegant of dances!
When: Evenings Oct 15-24, 2018, followed by an epic ball season! (details below)
Where: 1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean (Sport & Health)
What: An immersive camp teaching the elegant Viennese Waltz to three levels of students. No partner or previous experience necessary for the Beginner Level. Experience needed for Intermediate and Advanced sessions.
Early Bird Discount until 21 Sep!
Immersion is the Best way to learn!
Washington DC is the Mecca of Viennese Waltz for the United States- Over ten balls a year, packed with waltzers, meeting and dancing and creating intrigue! How best to prepare for such a ball? Immerse yourself!
We will slowly but surely teach you skills in the Viennese Waltz to prepare you for this incredible experience, with a series of sessions divided into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced stages of dancing. You will learn basics of several styes of Waltzing, to include Smooth, Standard, and social style ! By the end, you will have developed skills that will enable you to function socially in any Viennese Waltz setting, and you will also make a lot of dance friends while doing so.
If you have been to past immersions, remember, every year we teach different movements, so you can still learn more. Additionally, past immersion participants are “bootvets” and receive 15% off this and other immersions!
1. Mon, 15 Oct, 730-10 pm: Intro to Viennese Waltz, stationary basics, stationary left turns, whisks w/ladies turn, practice
2. Tue, 16 Oct, 730-10 pm: Practice, Review, basic combos, progressive basic, Pattycake
3. Wed, 17 Oct, 730-10 pm: Practice, Review, Pattycake, Hesitations, intro to natural stationary turns (folk)
4. Fri 19 Oct, 730-10 pm: Practice, Review, change steps, Natural Turn (international), Basic Navigational Skills drill, Supervised practice session
5. Sat, 20 Oct, 2-4 pm: Practice, International left turns, Cuddle, run around variations, Smooth COMBO I
6. Sat, 20 Oct, 4-6 pm: Practice, LECTURE & DISCUSSION OF BALLS IN VIENNA, International Reverse Turns, Cross over & fifth positions breaks, run around, Review
7. Sun, 21 Oct, 1230-3 pm: Practice, Review. Folk Hook turn (right); Heel Pivot for Reverse Turn at Corner, run around variations, Intermediate Nav Skills drill, Review
8. Mon, 22 Oct, 730-10 pm: Practice, Review. Folk Hook turn (right); Smooth COMBO II, Introduction to American Smooth Fleckerels, Review
9. Wed, 24 Oct, 730-10 pm: Practice, Review. Fleckerels at corner, Fleckerels with Contracheck, Smooth Combo II, Advanced nav skills (overturning), Supervised Practice
McLean Regency Sport and Health, 1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA Plenty of Parking! Silver Line Metro stop .7 miles away
Prices vary because you may register for any 4, 6 or 9 sessions, depending upon your level. If you have any questions about your level, please call Todd and/or Migle Recommended sessions by level are as follows:
Brand new Beginners with no experience in ANY dance: recommended registration is for the first 4 sessions.
Beginners with SOME experience in any dance: you may register for the first 4 or 6 sessions.
Beginner II or Intermediate level with experience in V. Waltz: We recommend you register for the first 6 sessions
Full Intermediate level in V. Waltz: We recommend you attend sessions 2-7 or 3-8 depending upon your level and confidence in your skills.
Intermediate II or Advanced students in V. Waltz: You may register for any 4, 6, or the full 9 session camp.
Out of Town students with a experience may want to consider attending the Fr-Mon sessions in the Intermediate portion.
Bootvets (former camp graduates) receive a 15% discount off.
Referral Bonus: Bootvets who bring a brand new guest for the full camp will receive a $50 credit back for each new attendee who signs up for 6 days (up to the maximum value of your camp attendance). Just email Todd and let him know who the new attendee is!
Check, Cash or Venmo
Payments by check may be made out to “DANCESPORT ENDURANCE, LLC” and sent to 7507 Pleasant Way, Annandale, VA, 22003. To pay cash, drop by any of our classes! For further information, call 202-361-8633 or 703-298-3577. To use Venmo, please email or call Todd.
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Todd Borzych and Migle Gineityte. Todd and Migle have performed Viennese Waltz at the Hoffburg Palace in Vienna, the Austrian Embassy in Washington DC, and many other venues. They love to dance multiple styles of Viennese Waltz, fusing International, American, and Folk style into their love of the dance. They are masters of the immersion technique for teaching students to dance. Together they have taught thousands of students to dance in socials, weddings and performance settings.
Migle danced competitive ballroom in Europe from the time she was 4 years old, has a degree in Modern dance, and teaches dance at George Mason University. Todd has danced performance ballroom, Argentine Tango, and Salsa for over 20 years and is the founder/creator of DanceSport Endurance, a dance workout for ballroom dancers that has inspired dance athletes since 2003.
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