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Mountain Magic Dance Convention
West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub 2-step and Country 2-Step
November 2-5, 2017
in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada
BEAUTIFUL SOUTH LAKE TAHOE LOCATION!
Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
(formerly Caesar's Tahoe)
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WSDC Member - competition points awarded
Through National FastDance Association, this event is licensed by:
Planned DANCE CONTESTS
Mountain Magic Invited Staff:
Workshop Instructors, Judges & DJs
Glenn & Sue Cravalho
Joy (Ro) King
Randy & Stephanie Krul
Craig Johnson & Joan Lundahl
Rob & Sherry Tovell
Jason & Yvonne (Benavidez) Wayne
... and more TBA
***Contact instructors prior to the convention to reserve a Private Lesson spot!***
Woody Bretz, Glenn Cravalho, Jim Dolan, Joy King,
Randy Krul, Mike Pyle, Debbie Ramsey, Jack Smith
Dance Connection Shoes
Second Wind Massage/Mike, Rika, Ryan
Sway'D Dance Boots
What to expect at Mountain Magic
This Lake Tahoe vacation destination dance weekend is geared toward all levels of dancers
in a fun, relaxed setting. Your VIP ticket includes free All-Star Workshops
(WCS, Hustle, NC2, Country & more), many hours of open dancing in non-smoking
Ballrooms including a Hustle Dance Party, Country Dance
Party, Early Bird Thursday Dance, Sunday After Party Dance, our
traditional complimentary Friday Welcome Party, and our
Hospitality Suite open Saturday & Sunday mornings (serving an array
of continental breakfast items, coffee, tea and juice). You may also
participate in an assortment of dance contests or sit back and cheer for your
friends as they compete and strut their very best (contest entry fees are extra).
2017 Special Features
LOCATION & ACCOMODATIONS:
Montbleu Casino Resort & Spa
Stateline, NV 89449
55 Highway 50
Telephone: 1-888-829-7630 (toll-free reservations)
Telephone: 1-800-648-3353 (toll-free reservations)
Telephone: 1-775-588-3515 (local)
Hotel Room - Convention Group Rate:
$114.99/per night+Tax+Resort Fee $22 per night (Fri, Sat)
$69.99/per night+Tax+Resort Fee $22 per night (Sun-Thur)
[Room rates are based on single or double occupancy. Each additional person is $20. Maximum 4 adults per room.]
Limited space available. Must reserve by 10/1/17, OR until block is full (whichever occurs first), for special convention rate.
48-hour Advance Cancellation Notice is required or one night's room and tax will be assessed.
Check in time: 4pm / Check out time: 11am
At least one person in the room must be at least 21 years of age.
To book the Montbleu Resort at our Event Group Rate:
1. Call the hotel directly @ 1-888-829-7630
Group Code: "STSWG17" -OR- Reservation Code "Swing Dance Event", "Mountain Magic"
2. Go to Montbleu Website @ http://www.montbleuresort.com/
Enter check-in date and number of nights you plan to stay,
Scroll down to bottom of page and enter Group Code: STSWG17
You will then see our special group rate for the nights of your stay.
*If you have difficulty with the online hotel reservation process, please call the hotel directly.
Driving from the Sacramento Area:
Take U.S. Hwy 50 East to South Lake Tahoe. Montbleu is located on Hwy 50
just past the California/Nevada State line on the right side. Enter the main driveway
to reach the Hotel Lobby. Free parking is available.
Driving from the San Francisco Bay Area:
Take Hwy I-80 East to Sacramento, then follow the directions above from Sacramento.
Driving from Southern California
Take Hwy 5 or 99 North to Sacramento, then follow directions above from Sacramento.
Driving from Reno:
Take Hwy 395 South to U.S. Hwy 50 West. Enter the main drivewayfor the Hotel Lobby.
Free parking is available.
Another local Bay Area option is Amtrak (train to Sacramento & then bus to Lake Tahoe).
Sample Ticket . Amtrak website: http://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak
Fly to Reno/Tahoe Int'l Airport (RNO). Montbleu Resort is 55 miles from the Reno airport.
You can take the South Tahoe Airporter Shuttle or rent a car to go from Reno to the
Montbleu Resort at South Lake Tahoe. Rental cars are available at the airport (reservations recommended).
Alternate Airport - Sacramento, CA: Fly to Sacramento Int'l Airport (SMF). Montbleu Resort is approx 90
miles from the Sacramento airport. Rental cars are available at the airport (reservations recommended)
-OR- you can take Amtrak bus from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe. (see Amtrak train info above).
- Alaska Air
From Reno Airport - Bus service and car rental options:
South Tahoe Airporter Express Shuttle
Rates starting at $29.75 one way/$53 round trip (please verify price & time schedule on their website)
Ticket counter is located across from carousel #5 in the Reno Baggage Claim area.
Reservations are recommended.
Reno Airport services all major Car Rental companies (reservations are suggested).
Free parking is available at the Montbleu Resort.
LAKE TAHOE INFO - Visitors Center
South Lake Tahoe Visitor's Center
Lake Tahoe Visitors Center
Other Travel Info:
- Amtrak Train
- Greyhound Bus
- Road Conditions
A big thank you to all who attended and contributed to make the event such a success!
We are still remembering what a fantastic time we had at our 18th Annual Mountain
Magic Dance Convention! We received so many positive comments on the event
and the special additions. The surveys again reflected the "fun and friendly" atmosphere
with emphasis on the "social" aspects which are some of our main goals for Mountain Magic.
We hope that everyone felt welcome and enjoyed themselves in our event's warm and
A special thank you to our "ENTIRE" fabulous Staff for doing a superb job. You are the best!
I'd also like to recognize the Special Contributions of:
- Grant Austin/Dance Connection Shoes - Dance Shoe gift certificates for Top Pro/Am Students (Male & Female).
- Sway'D Boots - Dance Boot gift certificates
- Jay Byam's Palm Springs New Year's Swing Event - Event Tickets
-Gary, Anne, Al, Sue, Judy & Team - You were amazing in the Hospitality Room!
- George & Elise Shadow – Classic Art & Design, Pacifica, CA ... Design.
- Robert Kinkaid - Co-founder of Mountain Magic and all our Magic Events;
... A lifetime of love and the best husband I could ever have! I will love you forever and always!
-Rascal - my little 4-legged friend and companion for almost 17 years always by our side and ready to go.
... I miss you so very much!
-Raul Ante - a wonderful friend, dancer and the reason Mountain Magic has hustle.
... thanks for everything!
MM2016 Event DVD and Workshop Notebook DVD
Event Video and Video Notebook DVDs are available from Thumbs Up Video.
See a sample of the DVD @ http://youtu.be/mGONGPHox4E
To Order DVD CLICK HERE
Contact Bruce Gleason for questions or to order DVD; Phone:714-998-4004
I hope everyone has a very Happy Holiday Season and I look forward to seeing you back
at Mountain Magic next year and hopefully at one of our other "Magic" events too!