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West Coast Weekend Workshops with Lourdes Cruiz - ENDICOTT

Southern Tier Swing Dance Society Presents:

Lourdes Cruz
with Daniel Cruz, assistant teacher

West Coast Swing

Workshops and Dance

Fri, Sept. 21 & Sat, Sept. 22, 2018

American Legion Post 82,

1305 Riverview Dr., Endicott NY 13760


BIO: Lourdes is the winner of the 2017 Stardust Dance Top Teacher Award. She has been dancing from a very young age and began teaching and competing professionally in 1996. Her dance background includes ballroom, Latin, folk, belly dance, WCS and Argentine Tango. Her ballroom dance major along with her interdisciplinary teaching experience and studies in music, martial arts and speech pathology contribute to the versatility of her dancing and teaching style. Currently she is Program Director and Lead Instructor of the Dance Program at Innerlight Movement Studio in Hyde Park, NY.       845-702-148

Note: The Binghamton dance community loves welcoming new dancers and offers many opportunities to get started with your WCS. However, these workshops are designed for dancers who have some experience with the dance. In order to allow more seasoned dancers to get the most out of these workshops, please attend only if you’ve already taken beginner WCS swing lessons and are comfortable with 6 and 8-count patterns. We appreciate your consideration!

Deadline TUE Sep 11, 2018 - Advanced                      At Door                      

Single workshop                                          $12                              $15                        

1 workshop & Dance                                     $15                              $20                         

Each Additional Workshop                     # of x $  8                    # of x $10              

Sat Pass                                                        $35                              $45            

All-In                                                             $45                              $60                        

Dance only                                                     $  7                              $10                        

Total                                                           Total Due   _______

Please write clearly and use a separate form for each registrant. Advanced Registration Deadline: TUESDAY Sept 11, 2018





Make checks payable to:  Southern Tier Swing Dance Society (STSDS)

Mail to:  Tony Farrand,  3662 Rath Ave,  Endwell NY 13760

Or sign up at Tuesday Night Swing Dances, 105 Washington Ave, Endicott NY 13760

Send email to if you have any questions

WCS Workshops - Friday, Sept. 21 & Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

American Legion Post 82, 1305 Riverview Dr., Endicott NY 13760


FRI 6:00 to 6:30 Registration with music to warm up to.

FRI 6:30 to 7:30 #1  - Frame and Connection- Extending the Core Learn to engage the parts of the body that we often forget about in order to create a smoother clearer connection.

7:30 to 8:00 Break with music to warm up or practice to.

FRI 8:00 to 9:00 #2 Whip it!  - Fun whip variations

FRI 9:00 to 10:00 Practice time

SAT 12:30 to 1:00 Registration and Warmup

SAT 1:00 to 2:00 #3 Starting with the Starter Step - Variations on the starter step and a couple of exits. Drills for improving connection to the floor, your core, and your partner.

2:00 to 2:30 Break with music to warm up or practice to.

SAT 2:30 to 3:30 #4  Wrap it and roll it! - Learn some fun wraps and rolls

3:30 to 4:00 Break with music to warm up or practice to.

SAT 4:00 to 5:00 #5 Defensive Dance - Managing the slot and working the basic. Learn when to go down the slot and when to dance in place and what the signals are for each

5:00 to 6:30  Dinner Break

6:30 to 7:00 Music to warm up or practice to.

SAT 7:00 to 8:00 #6 Spin it Any Way You Like!  - Tucks, rolls and other turns and spins.

8:00 to 11:30  DJ Dance Mix and demo by Lourdes and Daniel

Directions to Endicott American Legion, 1305 Riverview Dr., Endicott NY 13760

From North or South:  I 81 to 17 W to Exit 67 N

 From East or West:  Take 17 to exit 67 N

Take exit 67 N (RT 26 Endicott/Endwell).  Take the 17C W exit (2nd exit). 

Merge into left lane.  Turn left. at 1st traffic light (Washington Ave) 

1 block, turn left. Riverview Dr.

American Legion is the brick building on the left.  Parking Legion lot, or on street.

Earlier Event: September 15
Later Event: September 24