My Schedule / Event Calendar

This is mostly a Dance Calendar where I list Dance Classes, Workshops and Events along with a sprinkling of non-dance activities.  I do not list private lessons or parties on this calendar.

Exactly which events I attend depends a LOT on where my dance students want to go — check the notes for an indication of how likely it is that I’ll be attending: e.g. “Definitely,” “Very Likely,” “Likely,” “Possible,” “Probably Not,” Definitely Not”

[ Last updated: 2017.10.06 ]

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Tuesdays with Tony! (Beginning Line Dance Class)

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  • Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm
    • Ultra-Beginner to Improver Level Dances
    • Dances taught are choreographed to all kinds of music: Country, Pop, Rock and roll, R&B, Jazz, Big Band, and more.  You name a music style and there is a line dance choreographed to it!!! .
    • Have Fun!
    • Exercise!
    • Make new Friends!
    • Practice Fundamental Dance Technique!
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Super Saturdays! – (Intermediate Line Dance Class)

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  • Every Saturday at 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate – Low Advanced Level Dances
    • Dances taught are choreographed to all kinds of music: Country, Pop, Rock and roll, R&B, Jazz, Big Band, and more. You name a music style and there is a line dance choreographed to it!!! .
    • Have Fun!
    • Exercise!
    • Make new Friends!
    • Practice Fundamental Dance Technique!
      >>> Line Dancing Improves Your Couples Dancing! <<<

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2017

OCTOBER ———————–

Waltz Across Texas (ACDA)
— October 13 – 15, 2017 — Houston, TX

waltzlogoDefinitely attending this event!
— FYI…this is the LAST ACDA event of the season before Nationals!
A lot of folks use it as a “dress rehearsal” for Nationals

  • I will compete a Full Program in Male Superstar Line.
    ..
  • I will compete in the CTST “Country Two Step Tour”
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  • One of the ProAm Students who I coach, are planning on competing at this event in Newcomer ProAm.
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  • One, perhaps two, of the Line Dance Competitors I coach have indicated they will compete at this event.

Sundance Stompede – Oct 19 – 22 — San Francisco, CA

Not attending…maybe next year!

I’ve always wanted to go to the Stompede.

Everyone says it is a BLAST! But since there is no contest and this is a purely social event and I am not on staff, and I am very poor…. *sigh* …bottom line I can’t afford it.

AND it is in October right when we are gearing up for Worlds and Nationals. *SIGH*
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Paradise Country Dance Festival (UCWDC) — October 20-23, 2016 — Ontario, CA

paradise-logoNot attending…maybe next year.

I’ve mostly done events that are in the middle of the country…I’d love to do an event out on the West Coast, see a different group of dancers — I’m not the only one that basically does only the geographic nearby events! LOL

Stay tuned for more detail as we get closer…

…a lot depends on which events my students wish to attend.
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NOVEMBER ———————–

Dallas Dance Festival (UCWDC)
— November 9-12, 2017 — Dallas, TX

Dallas Dance FestivalI am definitely attending this event!
— I know that this is a long way out, but here is the plan for now:

  • I will compete three age divisions in Advanced Male Classic Line Dance: Silver (50+), Diamond (40+), and Crystal (30+)
    — Rise and Fall: R&F
    — Pulse: Dance All Night
    — Smooth: 7 Years Old
    — Cuban: Glad You Came
    — Stage/Novelty: Brown Derby Jump
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  • I will enter one dance in the Line Dance Choreography competition.
  • I will compete in the CTST “Country Two Step Tour” if it is offered at this event; CTST has been offered at this event in the past.
  • One, perhaps two, of the Line Dance Competitors I coach have indicated they will compete at this event.
  • I hope to have students from my weekly Line Dance Class enter the ProAm Line Category.
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ACDA Nationals
November 17 – 19, 2017 — Dallas, TX

ACDA LogoI am definitely attending this event!
— I know that this is a long way out, but here is the plan for now:

  • I will compete a Full Program in Male Superstar Line.
    ..
  • I will compete in the CTST “Country Two Step Tour” if it is offered at this event; CTST has been offered at this event in the past.
    ..
  • One of the ProAm Students who I coach, are planning on competing at this event in Newcomer ProAm.
    ..
  • Several of the Line Dance Competitors I coach have indicated they will compete at this event.
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  • It is VERY likely that I will be on staff at this event.
    Watch this space for more information on which workshops I’ll be teaching!
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DECEMBER 2017 / JANUARY 2018

World Championship of Country Western Dance (UCWDC)
— Dec 31, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018 — San Francisco, CA

UCWDC LogoI am definitively will attend this event
— I know that this is a long way out, but here is the plan for now:

  • I will compete three age divisions in Advanced Male Classic Line Dance: Silver (50+), Diamond (40+), and Crystal (30+)
  • I will compete in the CTST “Country Two Step Tour” if it is offered at this event; CTST has been offered at this event in the past.
  • I will enter two dances in the Choreography Competition

2018 — US and Canadian Events

— 2018 is more of a “wish list” than actual calendar at this point…LOL

These are the events (including some non-dance events) that have piqued my interest.
No definite plans for any of them yet.

JANUARY

Jan 1 – 7 — San Francisco, CA — – UCWDC — 2018 Worlds (see details up above; starts on Dec 31, 2017 – definitely going to this event)

Jan 13-14 — Palm Springs, CA — NASSPDAFloorplay in the Dessert – LGBTQ Ballroom Dance Competition

FEBRUARY

 

MARCH

Mar 23 – 25 — Fort Worth, TX — ACDATexas Hoedown  — I will definitely attend this event

APRIL

April 5-8 — Oklahoma City, OK – UCWDCOklahoma Dance Rush — I usually attend this event, however if  I go to Calgary,  I may not be able to afford both.

April 12 – 15 — Calgary, AB, Canada – UCWDCCalgary Dance Stampede — I won’t say “definitely attend” just yet, BUT this is very high up on my priority list.

Late April — Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts — IAGLCWDC (Gays for Patsy) — Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in P-Town

Late April — Oakland, CA — NASSPDAApril Follies – LGBTQ Ballroom Dance Competition

MAY

Early May – Fort Worth, TX — May Fest

Mid-May — Saugatuck/Douglas, MI — IAGLCWDC (Second City Country Dance Association and the Grand River Renegades) — Hoedown in the Dunes

Mid to Late May – Chicago, IL — International Mr. Leather

JUNE

??? — New York City, NY — Gay Pride Week

JULY

July 5 – 8  –Louisville, KY — IAGLCWDCHoedown in Louisville The 25th Annual Convention and Anniversary of the IAGLCWDC

Mid-Late July — Columbus OH — NASSPDAGlitz and Glitter Ball – LGBTQ Ballroom Competition

AUGUST

Mid-August — Austin, TX — ACDALonestar Dance Invitational

SEPTEMBER

Mid-September – Dallas, TX – Dallas Pride Week & Parade

Late September – San Francisco, CA – Folsom Street Fair

Late September — Provincetown, MA — NASSPDABoston Open DanceSport – LGBTQ Ballroom Competition

OCTOBER

Mid-October — Fort Worth, TX —  Tarrant County Pride Week & Parade

Mid-Late October — San Francisco, CA — Sundance Stompede — Stompede Hoedown

NOVEMBER

Mid November – Dallas, TX — ACDANationals  — I will definitely attend this event

Late November – Dallas, TX — UCWDCDallas Dance Festival  — I will definitely attend this event

DECEMBER – JANUARY 2019

Late December – Early January – ??? – UCWDCWorld Championships of Country Western Dance — I will definitely attend this event.

2018 (or 2019???) — European and Asian Events

If things work out like I’m planning, I’ll attend one or more of these:

One of my dreams, starting when I was a teenager, through now, has been to buy an EU-Rail Pass and a BritRail Pass and backpack across Europe.

If everything works out then I’ll stay in Europe for one or two, or perhaps even three months, riding the rails, staying with friends on their sofas (anyone want to let me crash?) and at the occasional hostel or hotel, attending as may Dance Competitions and Gay Pride Events as possible before heading back to the US.

This is just a crazy notion at the moment but we’ll see if I can swing it. By then I will be a full pro, with an established student base; perhaps I can get some of these events to put me on staff. The ones with an asterisk (*) are the ones that are at the top of my list:

March – UCWDCTulip Challenge — De Rijp (near Amsterdam), Netherlands

April – UCWDCItalian C/W Dance Classic — Pala Akradina Siracusa, Italy

April – UCWDCDetonation Dance — Manchester, England

May – UCWDCStar’s Line Spain Championship — Reus, Spain

* May – UCWDCBenelux Championship — Mierlo, Netherlands

* June – UCWDCNorwegian Open — Arnes, Norway

* July – UCWDCCity of Light, French C/W Dance Championship — Le Plessis Robinson, France

Late-July / Early-August – Amsterdam Gay Pride Week — Amsterdam, Netherlands

* August  — German Dance Cup — Bielefeld, Germany

* August – WDMWDM Worlds — Blackpool, England

* August, 2-14, 2018 — Federation of Gay Games Gay Games X — Paris, France

Note: the most likely scenario is that I do a single trip lasting 4-6 weeks starting with the Norwegian Open in Mid June, travel, visit friends, then do the City of Light Event in early July then stay through the end of July traveling and seeing the sights If I can afford a longer trip then I would stay another four weeks through the end of August and do the German event.

And if dreams and/or miracles come true…

The only way I could afford a trip to attend this event is if the event put me on staff and paid for all or part of the trip. I told you it is a dream… But is is a very nice dream…

Sept — Japan Country Dance Challenge — Tokyo, Japan
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Related Links / Websites:

American Country Dance Association (www.americancountrydanceassociation.com)

International Association of Gay and Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs (www.iaglcwdc.org)

North American Same-Sex Partner Dance Association (www.nasspda.org)

United Country Western Dance Council (www.ucwdc.org)

World Dance Masters (www.worlddancemasters.com)

World DanceSport Federation (www.worlddancesport.org)

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