CALL TO THE POST!!! Mark your calendars for March 2nd – March 5th for the 2023 FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL at the beautiful Grand Wayne Convention Center in historic downtown Fort Wayne, IN.
The FT WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL is a one-of-a-kind dance event that offers all levels of workshops in LINE DANCE, COUPLES, BALLROOM, and PATTERN PARTNER. Specialty workshops such as T-SHIRT DESIGN & CUTTING, HOW TO CHOREOGRAPH AND WRITE THE STEP SHEET, CLOGGING, DANCE FITNESS, NTA, HI-TECH DJing and more are included in your VIP Pass for only $90 (prior to 1/1/2023). Thursday night’s Welcoming Party kicks off the weekend with Friday’s demos, time to shop our vendors and to register for the “GET FIT AT FT. WAYNE” steps competition.
INVITED TRAINERS: JO Thompson-Szymanski, RACHEL Mercedes & ERIC Nava, JOHN Robinson, WILLIE Brown, JILL Babinec, DEREK Steele, NELSON Clarke, TINA Foster, BRACKEN Heidenreich, KAREN Mudge, BRADLEY Mather, MELISSA Culbertson, BEV Carpenter, ALICE Daugherty, MACHELLE Cook-Holloway, TIM Hand, LARRY Harmon, BETTY Moses, AMY Christian, PAM & EAGLE Lindsey, DEBORAH O’Hara, JANELLE Brown, ANSWORTH Robinson, LISA Gross-Johns, Todd Longsworth, Tim Perez, MICHELLE Jackson-White, Wyldman LOUIE St. George and JP Potter!
STAKES CHARITY: The 2023 FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL charity is Dancers with A Heart: Dancers Helping Dancers. A non-profit that aids fellow dancers who may need a little financial help due to illness, loss of job, or death in the family. Fellow dancers and great friends, Lynn & Tommy Bailey, host a January annual workshop in McDonough, GA to benefit their cause.
CHOREOGRAPHY: The FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL hosts the largest choreography exhibition in the USA! It’s known as the perfect “first time” opportunity to give choreography a try! Three divisions are offered: Beginner/Novice; Intermediate/Advanced; Phrased. Cash prizes in each division and for one overall choreographer.
Complete choreography rules and details are available on this page.
PASS: The VIP Pass ($90 prior to 1/1/23) includes 5-6 workshops per hour on Friday and Saturday, Friday and Saturday night open dance parties, and the Saturday night show. Arrive Thursday for the Welcoming Party ($15 prior to 1/1/23). Several passes are offered: weekend, daily, nightly or spectator.
Don’t forget to pre-order this year’s event shirt and your copy of the step description book (printed, USB, or electronically)! (Limited extras available at the event!)
HOTEL INFORMATION: Hilton at the Grand Wayne Center (260-420-1100) – $124 (plus tax & parking); Courtyard by Marriott (260-490-3629) – $126* (plus tax & $5 parking) (*2 Breakfasts Tickets included).
CONCESSIONS: The lobby is perfect to take a break and grab a bit to eat at the concession stand, while looking at photo albums from the past 10+ years, find new friends while working on a puzzle, play cards or a game.
For additional information, please contact Jamie Marshall at 615-207-5207 or TheJamieMarshall@att.net.
Grand Wayne Convention Center – 120 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Jamie & Barney Marshall (615) 207-5207 – TheJamieMarshall@att.net