LET’S GO DANCIN’, DOWN ON THE FARM!  Mark your calendars for February 29th – March 3rd for the 2024 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.  All workshops are included in your VIP Pass for only $95 (prior to 1/1/2024).  Be sure to arrive on Thursday for the Welcoming Party, which kicks off the weekend’s fun with Friday’s demos and to allow a little extra time to shop our vendors.

INVITED FARMERS:  JO Thompson-Szymanski, RACHEL Mercedes & ERIC Nava, JOHN Robinson, JILL Babinec, DEREK Steele, NELSON Clarke, DONNA Caudill, TINA Foster, BRACKEN Heidenreich, KAREN Mudge & ROBERT Hunt, BRADLEY Mather, MELISSA Culbertson, ALICE Daugherty, MACHELLE Cook-Holloway, TIM Hand, LARRY Harmon, BETTY Moses, MARIFE Ico, AMY Christian, PAM & EAGLE Lindsey, TOM & RENEA Brooks, DEBORAH O’Hara, JANELLE Brown, ANSWORTH Robinson, LISA Johns-Grose, CHRIS Highbaugh, BRETT Ruwe, TODD Longsworth and JP Potter!


CHARITY:  The 2024 FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL charity is DANCING FOR THE DREAM!  The Dancing for the Dream Corporation is a 501c3 Senior Health Charity established for the sole purpose of promoting lifestyle change of diet and exercise for those over age 50 using low impact line dance.  D4D hosts and funds educational workshops and conferences on those benefits through Bootscooter Line Dance Camps and Line Dance Instructor Training at selected dance camps.  Be sure to join JO for a special workshop on Saturday to benefit D4D!

Dancing for the Dream Logo

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.

We are so excited to announce that BROOKE GRAHAM is our official sponsor for this year’s Choreography Exhibition!  Brooke is well on her way to establishing herself as the “Queen of Texas TropRock”.  A title she has more than earned with her annual “Brooke Graham Beach Bash” garnering thousands of fans over the past few years plus her singles “Easy Does It” and “Me Time”, which captured the attention of Jimmy Buffet and The Parrotheads, earning her an invitation to play at the Meeting of the Minds Parrothead Fest in Key West.  Her new song, “Hello Texas” is being released on New Year’s Eve.  I had the honor of choreographing the line dance which will be our “Dance Off” at the event to win some cash!!!  Brooke is scheduled to join us, so don’t be surprised to see her on the dance floor next to you! Be sure to check out more about Brooke at www.brookegrahammusic.com.  (Be sure to check the revised choreography rules!  Dances are due by February 1st!)

Complete choreography rules and details are available on this page.


PASSES:  The VIP Pass ($95 prior to 1/1/24) includes all dance workshops, specialty workshops, open dance parties, choreography exhibition, dance fitness, and the Saturday night show.  Arrive Thursday for the Welcoming Party ($15 prior to 1/1/24).  Several passes are available:  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 – $134;
Courtyard by Marriott (260) 490-3629 – $139* (*2 Breakfast Tickets included with each room) (plus tax and parking).

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 past events, meeting new friends while working on a puzzle, playing cards or a game.


For additional information, please contact Jamie Marshall at 615-207-5207 or TheJamieMarshall@att.net.


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

DIRECTORS

Jamie & Barney Marshall (615) 207-5207 – TheJamieMarshall@att.net