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Thursday, September 25, 2008 NDB: Registration for NDB 2009
We are pleased to announce that registration is now available for both NDB Dance Camp and New Year's Eve Gala. Please visit the Registration page.
Sunday, September 21, 2008 NDB: Instructors for NDB Dance Camp 2009
We are excited to announce a partial list of instructors for NDB Dance Camp 2009:
Luana Conte, Wendi Davies, Rufus Dustin, Michele Mason, Tim Mason, Alec Mazo, Edyta Sliwinska, Erminio Stefano. Please check the Instructors page for their bios.
Monday, September 15, 2008 NDB: New additions to NDB 2009
New Year's Day Ball in 2009 will feature New Year's Eve Gala, NDB Dance Camp and NDB DanceSport Pro-Am and Amateur competition. Come celebrate the New Year with us.
Saturday, June 28, 2008 IDB: IDB Social on Saturday, July 5
Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 7:45pm
in association with
Dance Jam Productions
PONTITANGO
Free Lessons. 7:45 - 8:30pm
  • Review of basic West Coast figures and technique to execute them
  • Introduction to musicality in West Coast Swing
  • Argentine Tango
Dancing in two separate ballrooms. 8:30 - 11:30pm
  • West Coast Swing
  • Ballroom/Latin
Performances
  • PONTITANGO - Performed at Wolf Trap, and seen on Fox TV, Telemundo, Univision
  • Don Herron & Whitney Brooks - 2008 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam Rising Star Champions
Cost
  • $10 for academic students with ID
  • $20 for adults
Location

Hilton Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Saturday, May 31, 2008 IDB: Victor and Anna 4th in Blackpool!
Championship Dance Camps instructors, Victor Fung and Anna Mikhed placed 4th out of 293 couples in Professional Standard at Blackpool Festival in the UK on May 30, 2008. Congratulation Victor and Anna!

Both Victor and Anna will be teaching workshops and private lessons at IDB 2008.
Saturday, May 24, 2008 IDB: Tentative schedule for IDB 2008
Tentative schedule for IDB 2008 has been posted
Friday, May 16, 2008 IDB: More instructors for IDB 2008
We are excited to announce that Ron Bennett and Nonci Tirado will teach at IDB 2008! For more about all of our instructors, please visit Instructors page
Saturday, May 10, 2008 IDB: Karina Smirnoff at IDB 2008
U.S. Champion, Blackpool Runner up, and Dancing With The Stars professional Karina Smirnoff will be teaching IDB 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008 IDB: Schedule & Hotel rooms
1) Schedule for IDB 2008 will be posted shortly. Tentative schedule:
number of lecturesevening activity
Wednesday 8 hours of lectures mini competition
Thursday 9 hours of lectures "Pizza with the Pros"
Friday 6 hours of lectures trip to the fireworks
Saturday 9 hours of lectures IDB dance
Sunday 8 hours of lectures


2) If you are having trouble booking a room, please let us know via "Contact Us" page and we will work with the hotel to resolve the issue.
Thursday, May 1, 2008 IDB: Additional instructors for IDB 2008
In addition to previously announced instructors for the 2008 Independence Day Ball, the following will join IDB staff:

  • Todd Borzych
  • Anna Mikhed
  • Andrew Phillips
  • Ariel Rad
  • Oksana Zolotarevskaya
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 IDB: Announcing some IDB 2008 instructors
We are excited to announce that some of the instructors for the 2008 Independence Day Ball will be

  • Dan Calloway
  • Victor Fung
  • Marcus Johnson
  • Wendy Johnson
  • Glenn Weiss


We have many more exciting instructors to announce. Please check back soon.
Saturday, March 15, 2008 IDB: Hotel rooms for IDB 2008
We are aware that the hotel is not allowing any new reservations under the group rate. We are working with the hotel to fix this problem and will post an announcement when it is resolved.
Monday, March 10, 2008 IDB: One Day Passes for IDB 2008
We have posted prices for One-Day Passes for Independence Day Ball 2008. Visit Registration section of the website to view prices and register.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 IDB: Registration is OPEN for IDB 2008
Register for Independence Day Ball 2008. Do not miss early discount deadline on March 15, 2008.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 IDB: IDB 2008 dates and location
We are pleased to announce that IDB 2008 will take place at Hilton Washington DC/Rockville on July 2 - 6, 2008.
Saturday, December 29, 2007 NDB: Schedule updates
Some minor changes have been made to the schedule:

  • Trip to Universal and CityWalk are now on Thursday night. Friday evening is now free time.
  • Class titles for Peter Eggleton's lectures have been updated
  • TBD classes now have titles


Please visit the schedule page for most current schedule.
Sunday, December 16, 2007 NDB: Important schedule changes
Please note that the schedule has been updated. The number of classes and most of the topics have remained the same, although some of the instructors are now teaching on different days. Please visit the schedule page for additional information.
Sunday, December 16, 2007 NDB: Michael Chapman joins teaching staff
Blackpool Adjudicator and World Open Exhibition Dance Champion, Michael Chapman, joins the staff of instructors. Unfortunately, France Mousseau will no longer be able to attend NDB 2008 although we hope to have her teach at future camps.
Sunday, December 16, 2007 NDB: Todd Borzych returns as instructor
We are excited to have Todd return to teach DanceSport Endurance classes on Thursday, 1/3/2008 and Friday, 1/4/2008.
Saturday, November 24, 2007 NDB: Schedule is available
Tentative schedule for New Year's Day Ball has been posted. Please visit schedule page for more details.
Monday, November 12, 2007 NDB: Instructors for NDB 2008!
We are proud to have two professionals from ABC's Dancing With The Stars, one from Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, a 3-time World Champion, a 10-time undefeated Canadian Champion, and many more on our coaching staff! Visit instructors section of the website for more complete list
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 NDB: Registration is OPEN
The registration for 2008 New Year's Day Ball dance camp is open. Register before October 1, 2007 and save $100 per couple or $50 per person.
Saturday, September 8, 2007 NDB: Presenting New Year's Day Ball 2008
Instructors and schedule for New Year's Day Ball dance camp 2008 will be posted shortly.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 IDB: One Day Passes for Saturday, 6/30 are Sold Out, other days still available
Unfortunately, one day passes for Saturday, June 30 are sold out. However, we still have private lessons, one day passes and full camp registrations available. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Monday, June 25, 2007 IDB: Privates with Victor Fung, Victor Kanevsky, Anna Mikhed, Polina and Karina - sold out
Private lessons with the following instructors are now sold out: Victor Fung, Victor Kanevsky, Anna Mikhed, Polina Pilipenchuk and Karina Smirnoff.

Lessons with other great instructors are still available but are limited. Please book as soon as possible.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 IDB: 2 Social Dances and Tango Cornucopia on Saturday, 6/30
Independence Day Ball and American Dance Montage

Present

Tango Cornucopia Show

2 Social Dances in 2 Ballrooms
- Ballroom & Latin
- West Coast Swing

Tango Cornucopia
Directed and Choreographed by
Frank Regan

Featuring Guest Artist
Sharon Savoy

Saturday, June 30 at 8:30pm

Tickets at the Door:
$15 - Students
$20 - Others
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 IDB: Privates with Victor Kanevsky are sold out
Private lessons with Victor Kanevsky are sold out. Private lessons with our other great instructors, including Jean Marc, Jennifer, Ron and Dan are still available.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 IDB: Glenn Weiss and Jennifer McCalla join Independence Day Ball 2007
We are excited to have Two time World Champion, Glenn Weiss and Four time representative to the Worlds, Jennifer McCalla join our other instructors this year.

At the same time we are sad to announce that Erminio Stefano and Bill Sparks are unable to attend this year.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 IDB: More rooms added for 7/4
The hotel has made more discounted rooms available for 7/4. There are still some rooms available for all of the days (6/29 - 7/5), please make your reservations and let us know if you have any problems receiving the discount.
Friday, May 4, 2007 IDB: Discounted Hotel Rooms for 7/4
We have been informed that discounted hotel rooms for 7/4 have been sold out. We are working with the hotel to make additional rooms available. We should have more rooms added on 5/7 or 5/8.
Monday, April 30, 2007 IDB: Early Registration Discounted extended until Friday, 5/5
Upon numerous requests from the future attendees, we have decided to extend the discount deadline (previously on 4/30) until 5/5/2007
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 IDB: Lessons with Ron Bennett, Wendi Davies and Glenis Dee are now available
You can now book private lessons with Ron Bennett, Wendi Davies and Glenis Dee Creger
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 IDB: Privates with Karina Smirnoff are sold out
Private lessons with Karina are sold out. Please, register for private lessons with our other great instructors, including Karina's coach, Victor Kanevsky.
Monday, January 29, 2007 IDB: Glenis Dee Creger is added as instructor
Two time representative to the World Championships, Glenis Dee Creger, joins the staff of instructors for 2007.
Thursday, January 25, 2007 IDB: Erminio Stefano returns as instructor in 2007
U.K. Open Rising Star Champion and Blackpool Rising Star Runner-Up, Erminio Stefano joins dance camp faculty for 2007.
Monday, January 22, 2007 IDB: Videos and Articles added to the website
Please visit Media section for videos and articles about Independence Day Ball and our instructors.
Sunday, January 21, 2007 IDB: Additional Instructors: Ron Bennett, Wendi Davies and Bill Sparks
Ron Bennett, Wendi Davies and Bill Sparks are joining the team of instructors for 2007. Private lessons with them will be available shortly in the Registration section
Friday, January 19, 2007 IDB: Private Lessons with Karina Smirnoff
Private Lessons with Karina Smirnoff are now available. Please, visit Registration section to purchase your private lessons.
Saturday, January 13, 2007 IDB: Registration is now open
Registration for 2007 Independence Day Ball dance camp is now open. To register for the camp and to purchase private lessons, please visit Registration section
Friday, November 17, 2006 IDB: Instructors for 2007
Some of the instructor for the 2007 will be:
  • Todd Borzych
  • Dan Calloway
  • Victor Fung
  • Jean-Marc Genereux
  • Victor Kanevsky
  • Anna Mikhed
  • Igor Pilipenchuk
  • Polina Pilipenchuk
  • Frank Regan
  • Karina Smirnoff
More instructors will be added soon.