March 2 – 5, 2017

There’s no place like Ft. Wayne.

There’s no place like Ft. Wayne.

There’s no place like Ft. Wayne.

Follow the yellow brick road to the 2017 Ft. Wayne Dance for All on March 2nd – 5th at the beautiul Grand Wayne Center in historic downtown, Fort Wayne, IN. Come see the adventures of a small town farm girl, named Dorothy, who meets up with a scarecrow who can’t remember the steps, a tin man who can’t shake, rattle or roll and a cowardly lion who’s afraid to dance. Will the Good Witch protect them from the evils of the Bad Witch? Will Dorothy and her friends find their way to the Emerald Grand Wayne to see The Wiz of Ft. Wayne? Can the The Wiz return them in time for the 2017 Ft. Wayne Dance for All? We hope you will find out by joining us! Let’s all go green…asking all dancers to wear green on Saturday night or your favorite Wiz costume!

The 2017 Ft. Wayne Dance for All is an enchanting event like no other! The event offers line dance, swing, hip-hop, two-step, cha-cha, waltz, clogging, pattern partner, tango, hustle, salsa, ZUMBA, clogging, T-shirt cutting & design, High Tech DJ – Mastering Music, How to Choreograph a Line Dance and so much more! Arrive Thursday for the Welcoming Party. Your VIP Pass is only $75 (prior to 1/1/17). Passes are available for all weekend, daily, spectator or nightly dance parties. Haven’t been dancing long? No worries! Workshops in all levels of experience from beginner to advanced are offered!


Join Jo Thompson-Szymanski, Jason & Sophy Miklic, John Robinson, Junior Willis, Frank Trace, Brandon Zahorsky, Judy McDonald, Jessica Bryant-Fields, David Royer, Bracken Ellis, JP Potter, Derek Steele, Debi Pancoast, Mark & Mary Harris, Alice Daugherty, Tim Hand, Nelson Clarke, Melissa Culbertson, Eddie Bowles, Karen Mudge, Jill Babinec, Sally & Merle Shock, Pete Zappulla, Earleen Wolford, Bev Carpenter, Eagle & Pam Lindsey, Larry Harmon, Sue Ehmann, Donna Caudill, Mary Pensel, Machelle Cook-Holloway, Mark Weisenburger, Tina Foster, Lynn Card, Aijaye Crowder, April Prince and others.


Gather friends to join you in the Choreography Exhibition. Win a cash prize…up to $500! It’s t a great opportunity to show off your creative skills and to have a little fun while doing it. Be sure to check out all the rules here.


The Equestrian Therapy Program in Cridersville, OH ( is our selected charity for 2017. The Equestrian Therapy Program is a non-profit charitable corporation and a premier center accredited by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). Their instructors receive specialized training and certification which enables them to provide students with activities that exercise the spirit, as well as the mind and body. Riding has proven effective as recreational therapy in the treatment of various disabilities like Cerebral Palsy, Autism and more. Riding is particularly beneficial for students with impaired motor function. The movement of the horse both relaxes and stimulates unused muscles, building muscle tone and improving coordination and balance. Be sure to check them out online.


Our hotels sell out every year! Don’t delay in making your reservations. Call the Hilton Grand Wayne ($106 + Parking) at 260-420-1100 or the Courtyard by Marriott ($114 – Includes breakfast (2) & parking (1) at 260-490-3629. FREE shuttle from FWA is available. Concessions offering sandwiches, salads, snacks, at affordable prices, are also available in our lobby. Lots of restaurants are within walking distance of the Grand Wayne as well.


Jamie & Barney Marshall (615) 207-5207 –