We're getting closer and closer to being able to publish our preliminary workshop schedule. At this time however, we're still confirming arrival/departure schedules with our staff, which means we're still not able to publish anything definitive or even preliminary. However, if you'd like to see the days, times, and types of classes we intend to offer, Click Here to see the Workshop Matrix.
Listed below are the Country couple dance teachers that are already confirmed to teach at Worlds. Please also visit the Swing Program page and our Line Dance Program page to see what other dance teachers are confirmed for Worlds.
|Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin||Donna Bonham-Steinfeld|
|Sam & Chris Wetzel||Richard McMurrich & Suzanne Mosley|
|Bill Robinson||Mona Brandt|
|Clive Stevens||Marc Davidson & Sylvie Ramond
||Dean & Dawn Garrish|
|Monty & Kristin Ham
||David and Karen Miller|
||Glenn and Sue Cravalho|
|Dale & Anita Strawser
|Rowdy Dufrene & Gretchen Smith
||Mike Zuspan & Colleen Concannon
Take your dance skills and knowledge to the next level! At the Country Dance World Championships, we’re not only concerned with producing a great dance competition, we’re also doing our best to bring you the most comprehensive dance workshop program of the year. So whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned veteran, a country dancer, swing dancer or line dancer, we’ll have a full menu of dance workshops just for you.
Our spacious facilities and large professional teaching staff allow us to offer numerous workshops at once. Most workshops will take place in the Tennessee Ballroom complex. But in addition, we’ll also have a number of casual workshops in the Presidential Lobby area (aka “the Line Dance Lobby”).
Workshops will begin in the afternoon on December 30, 2013. The following day, (New Year’s Eve) we’ll begin early at 9:00 am and offer up to five workshops at a time until about 5:00 pm each day for the remainder of the week. We’ll wrap it up on Sunday January 5th with another half day of workshop opportunities before we have to clear out. All in all, we’re planning over 100 workshops at Worlds 2014!
Types of Classes Available:
We offer a wide variety of dance workshops at Worlds. Based on how much time you have available to take them, and which ones appeal to you, you will select the type of admission pass that best suits your preferences. Generally speaking, the lower difficulty classes are going to be included in the price of your general admission pass. The upper difficulty level classes and specialty classes will require a different type of pass or an individual ticket. Here is a brief explanation of the types of classes we’ll be offering:
Included Workshops – these classes will be offered in country, swing and line dance per the published schedule in the Line Dance Lobby area and in the Tennessee Ballroom A. Most of these classes will be structured for the beginning level or the beyond beginning level dancers. These classes may be attended by anyone who has purchased any type of day pass or multi-day pass (excludes spectator passes).
Line Dance Classes – these premium classes will be offered in the Tennessee Ballroom area in a variety of contemporary and retro line dances. All difficulty levels and styles will be taught by our international staff of instructors. A 6-day or 3-day Line Dance Pass or an “All Access” event pass will admit you into as many of these classes as you care to take during the week. Single class tickets may be purchased at the door by anyone who has not purchased either any the previously mentioned passes.
Couples & Specialty Classes – couples (also called partner dance) classes will be offered in a variety of country dance styles (2 Step, Waltz, etc.) as well as Swing. We will also have classes on specific dance techniques. Most of these premium classes will be structured for the intermediate skill level and above. You must have purchased either an “All Access” pass or an individual workshop ticket for admission to these classes. An “All Access” pass will allow you to attend as many of these classes as you wish.
Click here to go to the Registration Page for event pass pricing options.