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Dance Congress®

During the Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships

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Heritage Dance Foundation

The 2019 United States Dance Congress®
presented by the Heritage Dance Foundation


The Camp is open to all students, amateurs and professionals. Four days of classes include Basics & Variations, Technique & Muscular Exercises, Styling & Artistic Impressions and more! 


This camp is not for Beginners. You must be proficient in at least the Bronze Level. Even though there are basic figures taught in these classes, the idea is to improve your technique, making you a better dancer, so you may then incorporate these figures into advanced variations.

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Great workshops by professionals who were professional in every sense of the word. They were prepared, provided helpful coaching points, and were fully engaged with the students. A “Best in Class” opportunity provided by Wayne Eng as part of the Emerald Competition.


Very impressive roster of presenters and excellent range of topics.


The guest speakers were fabulous. We are always looking for technique to better our dancing. I especially liked conversation about the emotional side of dancing which is seldom discussed.


Amazing 4 day event #USDanceCongressDanceCamp taught by an incredible panel of dance instructors/legends ✨✨
at one of the most prestigious dance competitions #EmeraldBall 💚Congratulations Wayne and Donna !! 30th Anniversary ✨💚💃🏼✨


Emerald Ball … Rhythm Congress … what a thrill to learn from these coaches ! Thank you to Wayne Eng .. for organizing such a great event !!. Elena Grinenko was there as well !!!! Fabulous Day!


So much fun and information from these amazing instructors. Hopefully I can apply the things they taught us at my next competition. Thank you Elena Grinenko, Sam Sodano, Bill Sparks, Rufus Dustin, Amanda Reyzin, Kasia Kozak, Carolina Orlovsky, Sveta Daly, Wendy Johnson and Marcus Johnson. Can’t wait to take more classes from you.


Amazing time learning Rhythm & Latin from dance legends & top coaches at the US Dance Congress! The knowledge and experience they shared were priceless!  Thanks to Wayne Eng and Donna Eng for organizing such a high quality dance camp!

Hui Lin

May 1st – May 4th, 2019

Location: Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel – All classes will be held in the La Jolla Ballroom, located on the 2nd floor
Time: Classes will take place Wednesday through Saturday as hourly classes from 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Instructors: All instructors have been confirmed for the times, but are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control

If you purchase the full 4-day congress pass, it will include the day session admission tickets to the competition. (Sessions 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8) Evening session tickets, must be purchased separately.


Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
International Ballroom

10:00 AM
International Ballroom – Musicality through Body Motion
with Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva

11:00 AM
International Ballroom – Balance
with Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova

12:00 PM
International Ballroom – “Partnering”
with Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova

1:00 PM – Break for Lunch

2:00 PM
International Ballroom – “Framing”
with Jonathan Wilkins

3:00 PM
International Ballroom – Timing and Coordination
with Anna Mikhed

4:00 PM
International Ballroom – Ballroom Partnering
with Irina Suvorov

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
International Latin

10:00 AM
International Latin – Latin Fundamentals
with Eugene Katsevman

11:00 AM
International Latin – You are The Key
Giacomo Steccaglia & Melissa Dexter

12:00 PM
International Latin – How to Realize Your Potential
with Donnie & Heidi Burns (This will be a Lecture class)

1:00 PM – Break for Lunch

2:00 PM
International Latin – Walks, Steps Movements & More
with Karina Smirnoff

3:00 PM
International Latin – Breathing & Movemement
with Nadia Eftedal

4:00 PM
International Latin – Connection in Latin Dancing
with Elena Kryuchkova

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
American Rhythm

9:00 AM
American Rhythm – Lead & Follow
with Elena Grinenko

10:00 AM
American Rhythm – Hip Lift
with Bill Sparks & Sam Sodano

11:00 AM
American Rhythm – The Reason for Rumba
with Rufus Dustin

12:00 PM
American Rhythm – Rhythmical Connections
with Donald Johnson & Kasia Kozak

1:00 PM – Break for Lunch

2:00 PM
American Rhythm – Basics, Strategies to Maxamize Your Performance Using Dynamics & Rotation
with Carolina Orlovsky

3:00 PM
American Rhythm – Understanding the Rhythmical Dynamics of Swing 
with Amanda Reyzin

4:00 PM
American Rhythm – The Beauty of Bolero
with Sveta Daly

5:00 PM
American Rhythm – It’s All About Music – Putting More Rhythm in Your Dancing
with Wendy & Marcus Johnson

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
American Smooth

10:00 AM
American Smooth – The Beauty of Syllabus Smooth
with Michael Mead & Toni Redpath

11:00 AM
American Smooth – Position & Direction through American Smooth Choreography
with David Hamilton

12:00 PM
American Smooth – Our Muscles & How to Use Them
with Marianne Nicole

1:00 PM – Break for Lunch

2:00 PM
Dance Music Fundamentals (includes Basics, Rhythmical Accents & Practical Application)
with Dennis Lyle

3:00 PM
American Smooth – Clarity of Intentions
with Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura

4:00 PM
American Smooth – Artistry Through Intentional Movement
with Eddie Simon

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