Schedule

For those attending workshops, you’ll want to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily and whatever footwear you will be most comfortable dancing in. We suggest also bringing a snack for between classes, something to drink, and a change of clothes.

For those attending dances (especially important for live acts), please remember to bring your groove. Dancers who do not bring their groove may be unable to enjoy the maximum range of "bluesery" available at the event. Dancers who have lost, misplaced, or lightly damaged their groove(s) should report to the front desk for masking tape and a hug.

All RCB 2016 events will be held at Norse Hall.

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Friday Classes

Upstairs Ballroom

Dining Room

3:00 - 4:15

Mike and Dan
Rhythm
[ALL]

Brenda Russell
Dancing to the Band
[ALL]

4:30 - 5:45

Mike and Dan
Musicality
[INT/ADV]

Rachel and Andrew
Conceptual/Partnering
[INT/ADV]

6:00 - 7:15

Catherine Palmier
Vocabulary
[ALL]

Rachel and Andrew
Conditioning/Technique
[ALL]

7:15 - 9:00

Break time. Please go food yourself.

Friday Dancing

Main Ballroom

Upstairs Ballroom

Notices

8:00

Bar Opens

8:30

Closed

Introductory Lesson
Jae Wilson
 

9:00

Stephen Jackson

TBA

 

Dance Begins

9:30

Kevin Selfe

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00

Kristin Buxton

 

 

10:30

Instructor Demos

11:00

Kevin Selfe

 

11:30

Mark Carpenter

 

12:00

Dan Legenthal

 

Dinner
Late Night Begins

 

12:30

Laura Koan

 

1:00

Kevin Selfe & Liz Coffman

 

 

1:30

Andrew Smith

 

2:00

Emily Smith

 

Registration Closes

2:30

Stephen Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:00

Kristin Buxon

 

3:30

Paul Mandel

 

 

4:00

TBA

 

4:30

5:00

Larger break time. Please go rest. We has more for yous.

Saturday Classes

Upstairs Ballroom

Main Ballroom

Dining Room

10:30 - 10:55

Warm-up for dancers
Catherine Palmier

11:00 - 12:15

Catherine Palmier
Conditioning
[ALL]

Brenda Russell
Musicality
[ALL]

Mike and Dan
Close Embrace
[INT/ADV]

12:30 - 1:45

Rachel and Andrew
Connection/Momentum
[INT/ADV]
BYO partner recommended

Mike and Dan
Dancing to the Band
[ALL]

Catherine Palmier
Turns
[ALL]

1:45 - 3:15

Lunch
2:00: Signups for the Jack & Jill and Pairs competitions will close

3:15 - 4:30

Rachel and Andrew
Inspiration
[ALL]

Brenda Russell
Dips & Tricks
[INT/ADV]
BYO Partner Recommended

Drew Robinson
TBA

4:45 - 6:00

Brenda Russell
Group Dances
[ALL]

Prelims/Semis
J&J, Pairs

 

7:00 - 9:00

Venue closes: You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.
Break time, the third. Please go food yourself some more.

Saturday Night theme: Spies Among Us
Break out the spy gear
-- tuxes, trench coats, irresistible charm --
and be transported into a mid-century world at the apex of international espionage.

Saturday Dancing

Main Ballroom

Upstairs Ballroom

Notices

8:00

Bar Opens

8:30

Closed

 

 

Introductory Lesson
Drew Robinson

 

 

9:00

Dance Begins

9:15

Jack & Jill Finals*

TBA

 

 

 

 

*Finals will last until 9:45

9:30

Maria Muldaur

 

 

 

10:00

10:30

Performances
Pairs Finals**

**Finals will last until 11:15

11:00

Maria Muldaur

 

 

 

11:30

Paul Mandel

 

12:00

Stephen Jackson

 

Dinner
Late Night Begins

 

12:30

Jae Wilson

 

1:00a

Ben Rice & Ed Neumann

 

 

1:30a

Kristin Buxon

Insert Timewarp Here
Registration Closes

1:00b

Laura Koan

 

 

1:30b

Emily Smith

 

2:00

Mark Carpenter

 

2:30

Matt Mickle

 

 

3:00

TBD

 

3:30

4:00

Go home. Take a shower. Passout. In whatever order you wish, provided it's not all at once.

Sunday Classes

Upstaris Ballroom

Main Ballroom

Dining Room

11:30 - 11:55

Warm-up for Dancers
Brenda Russell

 

12:00 - 1:15

Catherine Palmier
Vocabulary
[INT/ADV]

Brenda Russell
Mechanics/Vocabulary
[INT/ADV]

Mike and Dan
History/Musicality
[ALL]

1:30 - 2:45

Rachel and Andrew
Conceptual/Creative
[ALL]

Mike and Dan
Social Cues/Embraces
[ALL]

Catherine Palmier
Pulse
[ALL]

2:45 - 4:15

Lunch
3:00: Signups for the solo competition will close

4:15 - 5:30

Catherine Palmier
Solo
[ALL]

Rachel and Andrew
Dancing to the Band
[ALL]

Brenda Russell
Conceptual/Practical
[ALL]

5:45 - 6:00

Solo Prelims

6:00 - 9:00

Venue closes: You still don't have to go home, but you still can't stay here.
Break time, The Reckoning. Everybody who manages to food themselves without napping gets ten life points.

Sunday Dancing

Main Ballroom

Upstairs Ballroom

Notices

8:00

Bar Opens

8:15

Closed

Introductory Lesson
Jae Wilson

 

 

 

 

8:30

Stephen Jackson

Dance Begins

9:00

LaRhonda Steele

 

 

 

 

 

9:15

9:30

TBA

 

10:00

Performances
Solo Finals***

***Finals will last until 10:45

10:30

LaRhonda Steele

 

Paul Mandel

 

 

 

11:00

11:30

Stephen Jackson

Emily Smith

 

Dinner
Late Night Begins
Insert Secret Pajama Party Here

12:00

Rachel Striling

 

12:30

Brenda Russell

 

 

1:00

Kristin Buxon

 

Registration Closes
BYOTW

1:30

Mark Carpenter

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00

Paul Mandel

 

2:30

Stephen Jackson

 

 

3:00

TBA

 

3:30

4:00

That's all, dancquaintenceships. We love you all. So, so hard.