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Ben and Victoria ~ Benji ~ Christopher and Tara ~ Deborah ~ Mario ~ Michael ~ Robert ~ Sean and Courtney

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BEN MORRIS and VICTORIA HENK

Photo by Liza May
Photo by Liza May
Friday, 2/17 @ 6:00pm in the CA ballroom #2 (no personal videos allowed)
$5.00 Adv/All Star leveled workshop requiring the appropriate WSDC pointsSunday, 2/19 @ 11:00am in the Grand ballroom (no personal videos allowed)
FREE open level workshop

Victoria’s dance shenanigans began at age 4. Her passion and ability for solo dancing and WCS was cultivated at the studio through the juniors jazz & WCS teams. Her quick success in WCS competitions culminated in her winning the 2014 NASDE All Star Tour. Immediately afterwards, she began to place and final in Champions divisions. She now teaches hip hop at Buddy Schwimmer’s Dance Center, continues to train at the Edge Performing Arts Center in LA with the top choreographers in the world, travels around the globe to teach WCS with her partner Ben Morris, and is a full time student at University.
Ben began swing dancing, both Lindy and WCS, at the age of 12 and is now a celebrated Champion dancer several times over, Spirit of Lindy Hop award winner, a CA Swing Dance Hall of Fame award winner, and a featured dancer in the movie Love N’ Dancing and the Leann Rimes Music Video “Swingin.” A graduate of UCLA, he runs his weekly dance, Swingin the Blues, and regularly guest teaches at several local colleges during the week. On the weekends, Ben travels all over the world to teach, compete, MC, judge, perform, and is known for his fun dance style, infectious personality, and enjoyable workshops.
Check out Ben’s website.
Contact Ben for Private Lessons by emailing benmorrisdance@gmail.com
BENJI SCHWIMMER
Sunday, 2/19 @ 10:00am in the Grand ballroom (no personal videos allowed)
FREE open level workshopSunday, 2/19 @ 12:00pm in the CA ballroom #2 (no personal videos allowed)
$5.00 Novice Leveled workshop open to anyone with good-great knowledge of WCS basics, NOT A BEGINNING LESSON
CHRISTOPHER DUMOND and TARA TRAFZER

Photo by Liza May
Photo by Liza May
Friday, 2/17 @ 5:00pm in the CA ballroom #2 (no personal videos allowed)
$5.00 Intermediate Leveled workshop requiring the appropriate WSDC points (Int and above welcome)Sunday, 2/19 @ 10:00am in the CA ballroom #2 (no personal videos allowed)
FREE YASDA open level workshop (Juniors only)
DEBORAH SZEKELY
Friday, 2/17 @ 4:00pm in the CA ballroom #2 (no personal videos allowed)
$5.00 Novice Leveled workshop open to anyone with good-great knowledge of WCS basics, NOT A BEGINNING LESSON
MARIO ROBAU, JR
Friday, 2/17 @ 5:00am in the Grand ballroom (no personal videos allowed)
FREE open level workshop

For the last twenty years, WCS champion Mario has traveled at least 40 weekends per year judging, teaching, DJ’ing, and MC’ing at various dance workshops and conventions throughout the United States and Canada in the swing, country western, and shag dance circuits.
Contact for Private Lessons
MICHAEL KIELBASA

Photo by Bradford Whelan Photography
Sunday, 2/19 @ 11:00am in the CA ballroom #2 (no personal videos allowed)
$5.00 Intermediate Leveled workshop requiring the appropriate WSDC points (Int and above welcome)
ROBERT ROYSTON
 width= Saturday, 2/18 from 10:00am-12:00pm (2 hours) (no personal videos allowed)
$10 Musicality workshop open to all levels, though should have a good-great understanding of WCS basicsRobert teaches and judges all over the world and is a Champion several times over in the UCWDC and NASDE circuts.
Contact for Private Lessons
SEAN MCKEEVER and COURTNEY ADAIR
SeanCourtney(4)-BW Friday, 2/17 @ 6:00am in the Grand ballroom (no personal videos allowed)
FREE open level workshopSaturday, 2/18 @ 12:00pm in the CA ballroom #2 (no personal videos allowed)
$5.00 Adv/All Star leveled workshop requiring the appropriate WSDC points

Sean McKeever and Courtney Adair have been traveling the world sharing their love of the dance for the last 6 years. They’re known for their innovative movement, technical and inspiring workshops and fun filled performances. They’re excited to be a part of the team for Capital 2017!
Check out their website
Book your Private Lessons by emailing seanandcourtneywcs@gmail.com