CALL TO THE POST!!! Mark your calendars for March 2nd – March 5th for the 2023FT. 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, GARY O’Reilly, RACHEL Mercedes & ERIC Nava, JOHN Robinson, WILLIE Brown, JILL Babinec, DEREK Steele, NELSON Clarke, DONNA Caudill, TINA Foster, BRACKEN Heidenreich, KAREN Mudge, BRADLEY Mather, RHODA Lai, 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 and JP Potter!

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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!)

7 ARROW MEDIA: 7 ARROW MEDIA offers amazing event photos and workshop videos…all ready to take home with you or to mail order. Questions? Contact 7 Arrow Media at More exciting news coming in February 2023!

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

Grand Wayne Convention Center – 120 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Jamie & Barney Marshall (615) 207-5207 –