Workshop

Richardson Line Dance Jamboree Workshop… where Jam dances are born!

HEY! HEY! HEY!  Welcome to the 2017 Workshop Page.  Hold on to your hats!  This year’s going to be a good one.  We Have SUPER choreographers, Michael Barr and Michele Burton, a big beautiful wood floor, an amazing Hotel, plus MUSIC, FOOD, STUFF TO BUY, and oh yeah, two full days and two evenings of OPEN DANCE.  Remember the Workshop dates are April 20-22.

Registration.  Get a Registration Form here.  Be sure’n get that form in quick so you won’t miss out on the good times, good friends, good choreographers and the preview and teach of this year’s Jam dances.  The registration fee is just $45 which includes access to all activities… the Thursday night dances, all teaches on Friday, the Friday night dance, and all teaches on Saturday.  Register early… we do fill up!

Location and Schedule.  All activities will be in the Gymnasium (where “GAME” is always “ON”) at the First Baptist Church of Richardson, 1001 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080.  The general Workshop schedule is given below… and this link gives a detailed agenda:

  • Thur, April 20 – 7:00-10:00pm, Open Dance Pre-Party
  • Fri, April 21 – 9:00-5:00pm, Workshops
  • Fri, April 21 – 7:00-10:00pm, Open Dance
  • Sat, April 22 – 9:00-5:00, Workshops

Please note:  The official start times for the open dances on Thursday and Friday evenings will be 7:00pm.  However, the acting deejay may play requests from the floor earlier if there are enough early-birds.  Music played earlier than 7:00pm will NOT affect the published open dance list.

Hotel.  Our exclusive hotel is The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dallas-Richardson, 1981 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080.  Our special rate is $85/night (not including tax) for a standard room w/two double beds or one king bed.  In addition there’s and optional executive king room at $99/night.  The rate includes two full breakfast buffets per room each day.  The Hotel has set up this Reservations Link for you… click on it to reserve your rooms on-line… it’s that easy!  You can also register by phone at 972-644-4000.  Be sure to mention our group code “WLD” which stands for Workshop Line Dance.

 

M&M2016The Choreographers.  Most Texas line dancers need no introduction to Michael Barr and Michele Burton. They have been instrumental in teaching Workshop dances for many years.  Together, Michael and Michele have choreographed many of our favorite dances such as Beautiful Goodbye, Right On Time, Rain Against My Window, Carolina Moon, Doors Of Life, Rumba Breeze, CanAm Tango, Midnight Rendezvous, What’s Your Name, and many more.

Seriously, we feel blessed that Michael and Michele have been present for so many years at the Workshop. We hope they’ll continue the tradition for many more years to come.

Open Dances.  Click here for a list of Open Dances.   Check the notes on the second page of the Open Dance List.  Dances on the list will be played in order of popularity (number of times a dance was submitted by the teachers).  Whatever we aren’t able to play on Thursday evening will be carried over to open dance times on Friday and Saturday.  If your favorite dance isn’t on the list please request it at the Friday night open dance when we’ll take requests from the floor.

Dances for 2017.  Selection of the new dances for 2017 is complete and the results are shown below in alphabetical order.  The new dances are marked with “new“.  We hope your favorite dance is on the list.  These eight were chosen by the Texas teachers after the April Workshop and will be featured as the Primary Dances at the 2017 Jamboree in Hurst, TX, October 13-14.  Click on the name of the dance to view stepsheets and videos. 

twig1 Alvaro – Robbie McGowan Hickie & Karl-Harry Winson
new Blessed – Jackie Miranda
new Blue Ain’t Your Color – Roy Verdonk & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane
new Frankie Fever – Maddison Glover
new Gypsy Queen – Hazel Pace
Italiano – R. Mcenaney-White, S. McKeever, & Niels Poulsen
new Lemonade – Jo Thompson Szymanski & Malene Jakobsen
Maybe Tomorrow – Niels Poulsen & Malene Jakobsen
new Oops Baby – Cody Flowers & Rachael McEnaney-White
Pieces – Dustin Betts
new So Just Dance Dance Dance! – Belloque Vane & Richard
new Take Me To The River – Roy Verdonk & Jonas Dahlgren
Thinkin’ Country – Simon Ward
Woman Up – Rachael McEnaney-White and Amy Christiantwig1

 

Even though we love the dancing and entertainment at the Workshop, the most important part is the people who gather together to renew old friendships and make new friends.

Thank you for coming to the Workshop and adding your unique spark to the ever growing flame of fun and friendship kindled by the Texas community of line dancers.  See you in April at the…

Richardson Line Dance Jamboree Workshop

“The Best Little Workshop in Texas!”

Nikki&M&M

 

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The Richardson Line Dance Workshop is hosted by Nikki Simpson and Tom Huntley.

2017 Word Puzzles.  Get the puzzle at the Workshop!

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