IDB Dance Camp: Day 5

It’s a wrap… Day 5 of the Independence Day Ball Dance Camp is finished.On the one hand I’m sad that it’s over and the dance bubble will soon pop and I’ll have to go back to the world outside of IDB. On the other hand, I AM EXHAUSTED!! This has been grueling!In fact, I’ll let…

IDB Dance Camp: Pre-Day 5

sddDay 5: Final Day of the Independence Day Ball Dance Camp Every time I go to type “Dance Camp,” I type “Band Camp” and have to correct it! LOL! So, this one time at Dance Camp… Last day of a grueling camp. It has been so incredible and so exhausting. Both physically and mentally. But,…

IDB Dance Camp: Day 4

Day 4 of Independence Day Ballroom Dance Camp!!Was it hard to get up this morning? Oh yeah!! But once I got going (as in, “Once I’d been dancing for a couple of hours”), it got semi-easier. My first two ballroom classes this morning were taught by Dan Calloway. The first involved exercise to do daily…

IDB Dance Camp: Pre-Day 4

Aaaaand… Day 4 of Independence Day Ball Dance Camp begins… I think I need a massage. Feet, hands, body. All of it. Doing a couple ballroom sessions this morning, then it’s off to WCS for more basics workshops!! Looking forward to the semi-formal ball this evening!

IDB Dance Camp: Day 3

Day 3 of Independence Day Ball Dance Camp…Have the joints in your toes been really SORE? How about the balls of your feet? Have you ever felt like maybe your feet were going to fall off? Well, that’s about how mine feel right now…Day 3 of Dance Camp was LOOOONG!! And AWESOME!!! Started the day…

IDB Dance Camp: Pre-Day 3

Day 3 of Independence Day Ball Dance Camp!Hard getting up this morning…sore muscles…but working out the kinks.West Coast starts today!!! Looking forward to doing the Fundamentals workshops, the JnJ’s and the social dance this evening. Starting off the day with Ballroom: As for Ballroom, today will be busy up until 3pm. Figure on getting a…

IDB Dance Camp: Day 2

Happy Independence Day to All!!Day 2 of the Independence Day Ball Dance Camp was very eventful. I took workshops in Samba; Basic Principles in Latin Dances; Viennese Waltz; Lead, Follow, Connection; and dropped a Quickstep class one-third of the way through (it was too hard to learn the basic amalgamation to get anything out of…

IDB Dance Camp: Pre-Day 2

Getting ready for Day 2 of Ballroom Dance Camp… I really liked the DanceSport Endurance class from yesterday, but if I’m going to make it through the day today, I’m going to have to wimp out of today’s class. It runs everyday, so let’s see how I feel tomorrow after 6 more hours of workshops…

IDB Dance Camp: Day 1

What a great day at the Independence Day Ball Dance Camp!! Started the day with a Dancesport Endurance workout, followed by 7 hours of workshops in Rumba, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Cha cha cha, Balance and Counterbalance, Heel Turns in Foxtrot, Basic Principles in Ballroom Dance. At the end of the long day of workshops, we…