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New Instructor Announcement!

Independence Day Ball is excited to welcome Perry Herman to our 2016 dance camp!

Perry Herman
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor
  • Specializes in Training Ballroom Dancers of all ages and skill levels both domestic and internationally
  • His goal for everyone is to help by educating and motivating!

Our next event, Independence Day Ball (IDB) dance camp, will take place July 2 - 6, 2016 at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville. IDB has sold out many years so register NOW to secure your spot!

  • OVER 100 Latin, Standard, Smooth & Rhythm workshops!
  • Three workshop CHOICES every hour
  • Advanced track for Open and Professional level dancers
  • ALL instructors Blackpool, UK, US and World Champions and Finalists
  • Workshops focus mainly on technique
  • Private lessons available with all of the instructors
Special features:
  • Over 10,000 sq ft of dance floor
  • USA Dance University
  • Argentine Tango Immersion
  • Practice space open all night long
Fun activities:
  • Fireworks trip to Washington D.C.
  • Get personal with the instructors at the "Pizza with the Pros" (tm) Q&A party
  • Social dance party Saturday, July 2
Register Now!

Final line-up of IDB 2016 instructors!

We are excited to have many World-Class instructors teaching at IDB 2016. Private lessons are available with all of the instructors.
  • Mayo Alanen: World and US Professional Smooth Finalist
  • Jackie Becker: Personal Trainer, Zumba and Group Exercise Instructor
  • Dan Calloway: US Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist
  • Olga Chekhova
  • Olga Chekhova: US & Ohio Star Ball Professional Smooth Semi-Finalist
  • Viktoriya Drubetskaya: World and US Mambo Champion
  • Justinas Duknauskas: World Professional South American Showdance Champion
  • Garry Gekhman: US Professional Standard Finalist
  • Matt Hauer: US Professional Rising Star Rhythm Champion
  • Perry Herman: Strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer and group exercise instructor
  • Vladimir Karpov: World Professional Latin Vice-Champion
  • Anna Kovalova: 5-time US Professional Latin Vice-Champion
  • Igor Litvinov: World and US Professional Ballroom Finalist
  • Alexandr Melnikov: Russian multi-time Ballroom, Latin and 10-Dance Champion
  • Anna Mikhed: World, Blackpool and US Professional Standard Finalist
  • Stefano Placidi Zaccarelli: Italian multi-time Ballroom, Latin and 10-Dance Champion
  • Louis Van Amstel
  • Lauren Schelfhaudt: 2-time US Mambo Champion and World Professional Salsa Champion
  • Asta Sigvaldadottir: US National and Blackpool Rising Star Finalist
  • Karina Smirnoff: UK Open and US Professional Latin Champion
  • Bill Sparks: 4-time US Professional Latin Champion
  • Louis van Amstel: World and US Latin Champion, DWTS' Choreographer
  • Katusha Wilder: World Professional 10-Dance Finalist
  • Ruslan Wilder: World Professional 10-Dance Finalist

Igor Litvinov

Private lessons available!

One of the highlights of Independence Day Ball is not only taking group classes, but private lessons with all of our instructors. Register now! They are on a first-come first-serve basis and are selling out quickly.

Register Now!

USA Dance University

WDSF logo For the first time this year, we are offering the USA Dance University, taught by Viktoriya Drubetskaya, WDSF Technical Examiner. The USA Dance University runs concurrently with IDB Dance Camp and is a 29 hour in-depth course featuring the WDSF syllabus and technique based on the newest description of all Dancesport principles in the dance world. Included in the course will be:
  • Learn invigilation-friendly routines for competitions and exams
  • Prepare for certification as an adjudicator
  • Over 29 hours of preparation for WDSF technical exams
  • Open to Professionals and Amateurs, all levels welcome
For complete information and registration please visit the USA Dance University page.

LA Blast Fitness Classes available at IDB 2016!!

Back this year, we have Louis van Amstel, creator of the LA Blast Fitness classes at IDB 2016 and he will be offering two classes open to our camp attendees as well as the public.

LA Blast Fitness Cost:
  • FREE for camp attendees
  • $35 for one class
  • $60 for both classes
Class Schedule:
  • Tuesday, July 5th
  • Wednesday, July 6th
Register here for LA Blast!

Argentine Tango Immersion

Tango Immersion Returning this year is the IDB Argentine Tango Immersion Program. This start-to-finish crash course in Argentine Tango will be 10 hours of instruction over four days, July 1 - 5. Master the basics of Argentine Tango including Boleos, Sacadas, Volcadas, the Tango-Waltz and the Mini-milonga. For complete information and registration please visit Tango Immersion page.

Hotel Deadline

The hotel deadline was Friday, June 17th, but if you still need a room, please contact us at 888-829-2123 or at organizers@championshipdancecamps.com and we can help you!

Social Activities

In addition to the workshops, we host nightly social events:
  • Fireworks trip: Trip to downtown Washington to see the Fireworks on the National Mall near the White House, Capitol and Washington Monument
  • Saturday Night Social Dance
  • "Pizza with the Pros": Q&A session with our panel of instructors that always ends in laughter and one-of-a-kind demonstrations

Get all the details and register at www.ChampionshipDanceCamps.com

Questions? Call us at 888-829-2123
Register Now!

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