12th Annual Viennese Waltz Funtensive

“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 Apr 26- May 7, 2022, followed by the Glenn Echo Park Annual Strauss Ball! (details below)

Where: 1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean (Sport & Health)

What:  An immersive camp teaching the elegant Viennese Waltz to multiple levels of students.  No partner or previous experience necessary for the Beginner Level.  Experience recommended for Intermediate/Advanced sessions.

EARLY BIRD PRICES UNTIL APRIL 18TH!

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Become part of the storyteller’s dance of the ages

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 and surely teach you skills in the Viennese Waltz to prepare you for this incredible experience, with a series of sessions divided into Beginner and Intermediate 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.

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If you have been to past immersions, remember, every year we teach different movements, so you can still learn more.

SCHEDULE

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE

1. Tue, 26 Apr, 730-930 pm: Intro to Viennese Waltz, stationary basics, stationary left turns, whisks w/ladies turn, practice

2. Thu, 28 Apr, 730-930 pm: Practice, Review, basic combos, progressive basic, Pattycake, Smooth COMBO, Navigational skills

3. Sun, 1 May, 1-425 pm: ALL- Practice, Review, Pattycake, Hesitations, intro to natural stationary turns (folk), Smooth COMBO continued, Reverse Turn, DISCUSSION OF BALLS IN VIENNA; Possible Transition to split class based on level- BEGINNER- Drill/review; INTERMEDIATE- Natural Turn

4. Tue, 3 May 730-930 pm: Practice, Review, For Beginners- review days 1-3. Intermediate: Intermediate Performance combination, Natural Turn (international), change steps from left to right and right to left, Nav skills drill

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

5. Thu, 5 May 26, 730-930 pm: Beginner- Review of all prior days, Opening out; Intermediate/Advanced- International left turns, Separation to single Natural Fleckerl, Intermediate Performance combination, Navigational Skills drill, Supervised practice session; Advanced- Natural Fleckerl (extended)
6. Fri, 6 May, 730-930 pm: All- Practice, Cuddle, run around variations; Beginner- Review of Days 1-5; Intermediate/Advanced- Performance combination, International Reverse Turns, Shadow Position, Navigational skill drills; Advanced- Natural Fleckerl

7. Sat, 7 May, 1-3 pm: PREPARE FOR THE BALL! ALL: Practice, Review, Cross over & fifth positions breaks, run around variations; BEGINNERS-Review/practice; INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED- Folk Natural Turn,Performance Combo, Nav Skill drills

After the camp, join all of your new friends at Glenn Echo’s 37th Annual Strauss Ball on Saturday evening 7 May!

LOCATION OF THE CAMP

McLean Regency Sport and Health, 1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA.  Silver Line Metro stop .7 miles away- PARKING AVAILABLE BUT LIMITED ON PRIME NIGHTS (TUE/THU). Please make every effort to car pool where possible. Also, if you have any trouble finding parking in the main lot, street parking is available. Call Todd at 202-361-8633 if you are looking for car pooling or parking solutions.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES- EARLY BIRD PRICES UNTIL APRIL 15!

Prices rise as the camp approaches so register in advance for the best discount! Prices vary because you may register for any 4 session or take all 7, 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, but if you are bold enough to try all 7, we will seek to provide simplified movements for you in the last part of the camp.

Beginners with SOME experience in any dance: We recommend you register for all 7 sessions.

Beginner II or Intermediate level with experience in V. Waltz: We recommend you register all 7 sessions.

Full Intermediate level in V. Waltz: We recommend you attend the last 4 sessions or all 7 sessions. Intermediate II or Advanced students in V. Waltz:  We recommend attending the last 4 sessions, but attend all 7 to bring your experience to new students! And we always teach new skills.

Referral Bonus: We are always working to expand Viennese Waltz community! If you refer friends to the camp, you can receive referral bonuses. You will receive a $50 credit back for each new attendee who signs up for the full camp (up to the maximum value of your camp attendance). If for the 4 day camp, it is a $25 credit!   Just email Todd and let him know who the new attendee is and he will credit you with the referral amount as a partial refund towards your camp payment.

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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INSTRUCTORS

Todd Borzych and Migle Gineityte.  Todd and Migle have performed at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, the Kennedy Center, the White House, the Austrian Embassy in Washington DC, the Melon Auditorium, the French Embassy, 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. 

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Todd and Migle Performing at NMWA, Washington DC

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.

“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

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