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(615) 822-7345
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Jamie & Barney Marshall

February 26-March 1, 2015


Grand Wayne - Ft. Wayne, IN

You’ve heard the  expression “Oh, that’s to die for!” when  it comes to a delicious  food or a yummy drink…now  there’s an event to “DIE FOR”…the 2015 FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL.

Before your time runs out, we hope you travel to the beautiful Grand Wayne Center, in historic downtown Fort Wayne, IN, for another great dance weekend.  Arrive early for the Welcoming Party on Thursday, February 26th with Friday’s demos starting at 7:00 pm.  The FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL offers over 110 workshops including line dance, swing, cha cha, waltz, NC2, 2-Step, ballroom, clogging, pattern partner and specialty workshops.  The FT. WAYNE DANCE FOR ALL is described as the “friendliest event out there.”  Regardless of your dance experience, you feel welcomed!

NEW for 2015:  Demos are no longer scheduled during the evening dance parties!  Friday’s workshop demos are Thursday at 7:00.  Saturday’s demos are Friday at 4:00.  Sunday’s demos are Saturday at 4:00.  Demos are 2 walls of 1 dance per workshop.  Not interested in demos, no problem.  Workshops are scheduled in other ballrooms on Friday and Saturday with open dancing in the couples’ ballroom for Thursday’s party.

We are excited to be introducing eventMINDER at our 2015 weekend.  This is a “BRAND NEW” program that allows you to schedule your weekend and access on your smart phone.  You can filter by line, couples, pattern partner or specialty workshops.  You can select your favorite instructor and add all their workshops to your schedule.  The weekend is at your fingertips!  Eagle Lindsey is hosting is a brief, introduction seminar on Thursday at 6:15 in the Lobby!

On Friday, LineLessons.com offers the “no intermediate” zone for the less experienced dancer to improve and build dance skills.  ZUMBA gets your heart pumping and ready to dance the day away when you attend the morning “party” at 8:00 on Friday and Saturday.  Don’t forget about the High-Tech DJ and NTA workshops!  “How To Choreograph a Line Dance” and the “T-Shirt Cutting & Design” workshops are returning in 2015 too!
To get started with this new tool, scan the bottom right QR code on this page with your smart phone!

Saturday night’s show, “Zombies Just Wanna Dance,” presents a challenge for the “Mad Scientist” (John Robinson) to create the perfect dance partner for his beautiful bride (Jo Thompson-Szymanski).  You might “die laughing” as you watch the madness when he tries different combinations to find the perfect formula of fabulous dance skills and that fun, loving personality…what we all wish for in a partner.  Of course, there are always a few mishaps in the lab.  You just never know what you end up with when you mix dance and DNA!

Marco Club Connection is the official sponsor of the 2015 Ft. Wayne Dance for All Choreography Exhibition.  A cash prize of $250 is awarded to the “overall” winner.  An additional bonus of $250 is awarded if one of dances winning first place, in any of the three divisions, is choreographed to a current promotional artist(s), selected by Marco Club Connection.  Qualifying artists will be released by January 1, 2015.  See the complete rules.

Last Minute Choreography Changes:

  • "Overall" winner is awarded $250. "Overall" winner is defined as the choreographer with the highest combined score by entering at least one dance in each of the three divisions.  If entering more than one dance in a division, ONLY the highest score for that division will count.  Awards are scheduled for Friday at 7:00.
  • "MCC" Division: (Special choreography division sponsored by Marco Club Connection) Olivia Lane's "BOYS" is selected as this year's special release. All dancers are invited to participate, regardless of participation in the Choreography Exhibition.  The winning dance is awarded $250.  Email thejamiemarshall@att.net for a download of "BOYS".  Award is announced on Saturday night by Olivia Lane. Check out Olivia at www.olivialane.com.

Invited staff: Jo Thompson Szymanski, Guyton Mundy (NEW), John Robinson,  Rowdy DuFrene, Lorenzo Evans, Frank Trace, Jason & Sophy Miklic, Judy McDonald, Jill Babinec, Karen Mudge & Eddie Bowles, Mark & Mary Harris, Pam & Eagle Lindsey, Earleen Wolford, Tina Foster, Nelson Clarke, Demery Strickland, Karen Hedges, Machelle Cook-Holloway, Melissa Culbertson, Betty Moses, Derek Steele, Mz. Georgia Griffin, Scott Schrank, Susan Puruleski, Pete & Jen Zappulla, Bracken Potter, Ruben Luna, Larry & Tracey Harmon, Bev Carpenter, Tim & Alice Daugherty, Sally & Merle Shock (NEW) and Master of Music, JP Potter.

Where have all the dance teams gone?  We’re hoping back to Ft. Wayne!  If you have a team, of at least 3 dancers, and would like to perform, we’re giving you the floor on Saturday afternoon (time TBD).  The rules are simple:  All dancers must purchase a weekend pass; team must be pre-registered by 2/1/15; No music with foul language; and only one performance, less than 5 minutes, per team.  Costume props are allowed.

Be sure to call today to make your hotel reservations.  The blocks always sell out and late-callers might have to pay a higher room rate.  The Hilton at the Grand Wayne (260-420-1100) is offering the discounted rate of only $102 (plus tax & parking).  The Courtyard by Marriott (260-490-3629) is offering the discounted rate of only $112, which includes parking and breakfast for two.

Don’t forget to pre-order your event t-shirt and step description media.  We always sell out due to very limited extras being available.

Please visit www.epicgear-photography.com for great photographs taken at the 2014 Ft. Wayne Dance for All.  DVDs are still available for ordering.  Visit our video page for an order form and an index of dances for each DVD, the Choreography Competition and the Show.

We ask that you help spread the word.  Post on your FB page, Twitter Account, email lists to make sure everyone knows about the fun at the Ft. Wayne Dance for All. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to 2015 being the best year yet!

Jamie & Barney Marshall
(615) 207-5207

Grand Wayne Convention Center

Grand Wayne Center
120 West Jefferson Blvd.
Ft. Wayne, IN  46802


Available Forms:

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  • Scan the image below with your smartphone to view the  2015 Ft. Wayne Dance For All Schedule:
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