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New Instructor Announcement!

Independence Day Ball is excited to welcome two returning instructors and three new instructors to our 2017 dance camp!

Karina Smirnoff

    Karina Smirnoff

  • Finalists in the WDC Open World Professional Ballroom Rising Star Championship
  • Asian Tour Professional Ballroom Rising Star Champion
  • UK Professional Rising Star Ballroom Finalist
  • 3x Undefeated US Amateur Ballroom Champion

Dan Calloway

    Dan Calloway

  • Asian-Pacific 10-Dance Grand Finalist
  • U.S. 10-Dance Grand Finalist
  • Dual Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
  • World Cup Adjudicator, WDSF certified Chair of Judges at many competitions including MAC and USA Dance National DanceSport Championships

Ana Llorente

    Ana Llorente

  • World Mambo Champion
  • Argentine Tango World finalist
  • Theater Arts and Adagio Champion at Blackpool
  • USA, World and Canadian American Rhythm Champion

Emanuel & Tania

    Emanuel Valeri & Tania Kehlet

  • WDSF PD World Standard Champions
  • WDSF PD European Standard Champions
  • Blackpool Amateur Standard Champions
  • WDSF Amateur World Standard Champions

Our next event, Independence Day Ball (IDB) Dance Camp, will take place July 1 - 5, 2017 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!
  • 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: Capital Building
  • Over 10,000 sq ft of dance floor
  • Supervised practic rounds
  • 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 1
Register Now!

Important Dates to Remember

  • June 1, 2017 - Last day to save money on one-day passes and tango immersion
  • June 8, 2017 - Last day to make your hotel reservation at the $99 discounted rate

Our IDB 2017 instructors!

We are excited to have many World-Class instructors teaching at IDB 2017. Stay tuned - we have more instructor announcements coming soon! Private lessons are available with all of the instructors.
  • Mayo Alanen: World and US Professional Smooth Finalist
  • Jackie Becker Herman: Personal Trainer, Zumba and Group Exercise Instructor
  • Dan Calloway: US Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist
  • Andrei Kozlovsky
  • Garry Gekhman: US Professional Standard Finalist
  • Mazen Hamza: National & World Smooth Vice-Champion
  • Matt Hauer: US Professional Rising Star Rhythm Champion
  • Perry Herman: Strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer and group exercise instructor
  • Izabella Jundzill: National & World Smooth Vice-Champion
  • Vladimir Karpov: World Professional Latin Vice-Champion
  • Andrei Kazlouski: US National Latin Finalist
  • Tania Kehlet: WDSF PD World Standard Champions
  • Igor Litvinov: World and US Professional Ballroom Finalist
  • Ana Llorente: World Mambo Champion & Blackpool Theater Arts Champion
  • Alexandr Melnikov: Russian multi-time Ballroom, Latin and 10-Dance Champion
  • Asta Sigvaldadottir
  • Anna Mikhed: World, Blackpool and US Professional Standard Finalist
  • 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
  • Emanuel Valeri: WDSF PD World Standard Champion
  • Glenn Weiss: 2-time World Ballroom Champion
  • Katusha Wilder: World Professional 10-Dance Finalist
  • Ruslan Wilder: World Professional 10-Dance Finalist
  • Ronen Zinshtein: World Professional Ballroom Rising Star Finalist

Alexandr Melnikov

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!

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, June 30-July 3. 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.

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

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