All participants will have the opportunity to learn two dances and a “camp dance” from a staff of all-stars from the dance camp and pro dance team world. There will be routines in different levels and different styles, with an emphasis on choreography as opposed to technical “tricks.” All routines will be 45-60 seconds long, and often feature special “Flashback Material” utilizing steps and moves from our past! For those of you who are still dancing and teaching, you will take away some great material to share with your students, and experience teaching techniques and energy that will certainly add to your personal teaching methodologies. And since it has been such a big hit, Drill Down will back for its 3rd year!
You will also get an opportunity to learn in the largest dance department in higher education in the United States, the CSULB Department of Dance. Each studio has natural lighting (good for “mature” faces), raised floors (good for old bones), and lots of space! No dancing in parking lots or tennis courts for these bodies! Experience dancing in one of the most beautiful training grounds in the United States.
Sample Schedule (subject to change)
Saturday, Oct. 3
9:00 “Opening Ceremonies”/Warm-up
10:00 Routine A
11:30 Camp Dance
1:30 Routine B
3:00 Camp Dance
3:30 Routine Review/Drill Down
4:00 Cool Down/Stretch
Sunday, Oct. 4
9:45 Camp Dance
10:00 Routine Review/Drill Down
11:00 Special Performance by CSULB dancers
12:15 Drill Down Finals/Awards/Photos
We are expecting a slightly bigger group of dancers this year, so we are assembling an amazing staff of teachers. Confirmed at time of publication are last year’s instructors Diane Bonds, Kristin Hollowaty, Mina Ortega, John Peters, Andy Vaca, plus special Drill Down Specialist Cindy Smith! If we are lucky, we might see a special appearance by a certain twin of one of our staff! Make sure you register early so we know how many instructors to plan on.
Registration for MPDW must be done ahead of the event, and will close when filled—our capacity is 100 dancers. Received payment is the only way to fully secure your spot at the Workshop.
$110 For both days
$70 For Day 1 only
Extras: We are not trying to make any money on t-shirts, so in order to provide them at cost, please indicate if you are interested in purchasing a MPDW t-shirt ahead of time. Also, please let us know on the registration form if you plan to attend our annual no-host reception on Friday, October 2 at 6:00 pm at Sababa Restaurant in Long Beach, at the Long Beach Marketplace, 6527 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803.
To register, click on this Registration link and submit the Registration information. Next, make payment. Payment can be made two ways:
1) Send a check made out to CSULB Department of Dance to:
CSULB Department of Dance
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Attn: Masters Pro Dance Workshop
2) Click on this link and make a donation to the CSULB Department of Dance. Make sure that you write that your donation is connected to Masters Pro Dance Workshop in the “Additional Information” box. We will be notified when your payment goes through, and you will be registered.