All participants will have the opportunity to learn two dances and a “camp dance” from a staff of all-stars from the dance camp and pro dance team world. There will be routines in different levels and different styles, with an emphasis on choreography as opposed to technical “tricks.” All routines will be 45-60 seconds long, and special “Flashback Material” utilizing songs and steps from our past! For those of you who are still dancing and teaching, you will take away some great material to share with your students, and experience teaching techniques and energy that will certainly add to your personal teaching methodologies.
You will also get an opportunity to learn in the largest dance department in higher education in the United States, the CSULB Department of Dance. Each studio has natural lighting (good for “mature” faces), raised floors (good for old bones), and lots of space! No dancing in parking lots or tennis courts for these bodies!
Sample Schedule (subject to change)
Saturday, Oct. 4
9:00 “Opening Ceremonies”/Warm-up
10:00 Routine A
11:30 Camp Dance
1:30 Routine B
3:00 Camp Dance
3:30 Routine Review
4:00 Cool Down/Stretch
Sunday, Oct. 5
9:45 Camp Dance
10:30 Routine Review
12:00 Special Performance
12:20 Awards/Thank yous
We are expecting a slightly bigger group of dancers this year, so we are assembling an amazing staff of teachers. Confirmed as of August 5 are last year’s instructors Diane Bonds and Mina Ortega, and the man many of you asked for last year, John Peters! Check back frequently to see who else is lined up for MPDW!
Registration for MPDW must be done ahead of the event, and will close when filled—our capacity is 100 dancers. Received payment is the only way to fully secure your spot at the Workshop.
$110 For both days
$70 For Day 1 only
Extras: We are not trying to make any money on t-shirts, so in order to provide them at cost, please indicate if you are interested in purchasing a MPDW t-shirt ahead of time. Also, please let us know on the registration form if you plan to attend the no-host reception on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm at Sababa Restaurant in Long Beach, at the Long Beach Marketplace near PCH and 2nd Street.
To register, click on this Registration link and submit the Registration information. Next, make payment. Payment can be made two ways:
1) Send a check made out to CSULB Department of Dance to:
CSULB Department of Dance
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Attn: Masters Pro Dance Workshop
2) Click on this link and make a donation to CSULB Department of Dance. We will be notified when your payment goes through, and you will be registered.