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19th Annual
Mountain Magic Dance Convention
West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub 2-step and Country 2-Step

November 2-5, 2017
in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
(formerly Caesar's Tahoe)

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WSDC Member - competition points awarded
CTST Member - competition points awarded
HDT Member - competition points awarded

***AGAIN this year*** ... We are part of the Country Two Step Tour (CTST). Come and join
in the Country Two Step Jack & Jill contests and earn your CTST points at Mountain Magic!
***NEW this year*** ... We are part of the Hustle Dance Tour (HDT) ... so come and earn your HDT points this weekend!

Through National FastDance Association, this event is licensed by:

Tickets & Online Registration
Event Registration Form (Word)
Event Registration Form (PDF)
Event Schedule
Contest Info & Online Registration
Workshop Schedule (TBA)
Flyer (front) Flyer (back)
Event Staff 2017 Features
Hotel Info Travel Info
Roommate & Carpool Search Volunteers Currently Full FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Robert Royston Mini Intensive

Jack & Jill
West Coast Swing Novice (WSDC)
West Coast Swing Intermediate (WSDC)
West Coast Swing Advanced (WSDC)
West Coast Swing Masters (age 50+) (WSDC)
West Coast Swing Champions/All-Stars (WSDC)
All-American West Coast Swing (open to all levels & roles)
Hustle Novice (HDT)
Hustle Intermeidate (HDT)
Hustle Advanced (HDT)
Nightclub 2-Step Novice
Nightclub 2-Step Intermediate/Advanced
Country Two Step Novice (CTST)
Country Two Step Intermediate (CTST)
Country Two Step Advanced (CTST)
Open Triple Challenge SPECIAL FORMAT
(Must do 3 of the 4 Dances: WCS, Hustle, NC2, CW2)

Strictly Swing A (Adv/All-Star/Champion)
Strictly Swing B (Novice/Intermediate)
Just Dance Hustle A (Adv/All-Star/Champion/Pro)
Just Dance Hustle B (Novice/Intermediate)
Just Dance Nightclub Two Step A (Adv/Pro)
Just Dance Nightclub Two Step B (Novice/Intermediate)
Just Dance Country Two Step A (Adv/Pro)
Just Dance Country Two Step B (Novice/Intermediate)

Open Cabaret (any dance)
Anything Goes! Any dance (including Swing routines) from a couple, group, team, or solo person

Pro/Am WC Swing: Novice (leader, follower)
Pro/Am WC Swing: Int/Adv (leader, follower)
Pro/Am Hustle: Novice (leader, follower)
Pro/Am Hustle: Int/Adv (leader, follower)
Pro/Am NC2: Novice (leader, follower)
Pro/Am NC2: Int/Adv (leader, follower)
Pro/Am Country 2S: Novice (leader, follower)
Pro/Am Country 2S: Int/Adv (leader, follower)
plus Pro/Am Top Teacher Award
and Pro/Am Top Overall Student Award

Mountain Magic Invited Staff:
Workshop Instructors, Judges & DJs

Laureen Baldovi-Mason
Woody Bretz
Jay Byam
Dani Canziani
Glenn & Sue Cravalho
Archie Dawson
Jim Dolan
Michael Eads
Dawn Garrish
Joy (Ro) King
Randy & Stephanie Krul
Craig Johnson & Joan Lundahl
Joanna Meinl
Debbie Ramsey-Boz
Robert Royston
Kurt Senser
Randy Shotts
Jack Smith
Rob & Sherry Tovell
Manny Viarrial
Sonny Watson
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

Debbie Ramsey-Boz

Chief Judge
Dawn Garrish

Floor Coordinator
Angie Bryan

Event Sound
Mike Pyle

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).

Make this an extended dance vacation and plan to come early for our Thursday Early Bird Dance then stay over and join us for our very fun Sunday Evening “After-Party”. It’s been said that “this after party is one of the highlights of the weekend”. In addition to all the options above, the spectacular Lake Tahoe area offers other options like golf, hiking, biking and sightseeing plus you can visit the neighboring casinos, restaurants, shops and shows available. Whatever you select, you are certain to have a most enjoyable time in this amazing mountain-resort setting. Lake Tahoe is the perfect getaway for both dancers & non-dancers alike.

Mountain Magic will again be held at the beautiful MONTBLEU Resort Casino & Spa! (formerly Caesar's Tahoe). We are planning a great program which will again include classes tailored to the beginning dancer as well as intermediate and advanced level dancers.
The event will begin again with a Thursday night Early Bird Dance & Lesson from 8pm-12midnight As before we have also included some Early Friday Afternoon Workshops, Special Topic Workshops and the "Triple Challenge Open Jack & Jill". This category is open to all dance levels with a choice of three of the four dances offered (WCS, Hustle, NC2 & CW2). There will also be some fun activities in the evening as we have done in the past. Our "Special Topic Seminars" were very well received last year and we will be presenting some again this year. You'll have all of these choices plus plenty of open dancing with our non-smoking Two Ballroom layout.

**Don't forget to plan to arrive early for our Thursday Early Bird Dance and stay over for our Sunday After Party!


2017 Special Features

Robert Royston Mini Intensive Friday, November 3rd
One of the most in-depth dance training workshops available by the master himself!
Take an incredible journey into the realm of "Filling in the Blanks" of the most
common dance technique issues ~plus~ experience "Real World Application for Musicality"
... not just music theory! Handouts will be available.
~and~ Ever been told that you don't look grounded? ... mystery solved here!

With Weekend Pass:
$60 Pre-reg before 10/15/17; $75 after 10/15/17 and at door.
Without Weekend Pass:
$90 Pre-reg before 10/15/17; $105 after 10/15/17 and at door, space permitting.

Click on "TICKETS" Button for Registration
Click Here for Flyer-Mini Intensive

New Musicality & Choreography Workshop
Presented on the standard event program ... Robert will teach a 2-part workshop [Friday afternoon and Saturday morning]. Class will learn Musicality and a short piece of Choreography with the option to perform it on the event dance floor Saturday evening ... kind of like a fun Flash Mob!

New Fireside Chat (w/o the fire) with Robert Royston
Sunday after most of the weekend is complete ... join Robert Royston in a rare, intimate sit-down "Question & Answer" session and recap of the event weekend. [Sunday after Awards]

Country Dance Party

Country DJ,
Glenn Cravalho
Glenn will DJ a Country Music Mix for your dancing pleasure.
Come and join the fun at our FUN Country Dance Parties!

Hustle Dance Party

Hustle DJ,
Joy King
Joy will DJ a Hustle Music Mix for your dancing pleasure.
Come and join the fun at our FUN Hustle Dance Parties!

Montbleu Casino Resort & Spa(Formerly Caesar’s Tahoe)
This wonderful facility, located in the “heart of South Lake Tahoe” and only 3 blocks from the Lake, offers a full casino, clothing & gift shops, fitness center & Onsen Spa and a beautiful glass domed indoor pool & jacuzzi spa. Dine at your leisure with a choice of the 24-hour Cafe del Soul Restaurant, Ciera Fine Dining, Le Buffet or 24-hour Room Service ... plus the Montbleu Cafe located in the hotel lobby (formerly Starbuck's).

*Nevada Clean Air Act 2007, Smoking is only allowed in the casino.


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.

Schedule subject to change without notice. All persons listed are scheduled to appear.
No refunds or substitutions.

Looking for a Roommate or Carpool for Mountain Magic?

For those looking to find a roommate or car pool ... the below resources may of some help.

CLICK HERE ... for Lists
or visit our Mountain Magic Facebook Page and post your search request.


Travel Information
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).

- Southwest
- United
- American
- Alaska Air

Travel Websites:
- Orbitz
- Travelocity
- Expedia

From Reno Airport - Bus service and car rental options:

South Tahoe Airporter Express Shuttle
(866) 89-TAHOE

Shuttle Rates:
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
- Weather

Contest Results

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
for "Frequently Asked Questions" about Mountain Magic.

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Thank You!
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
casual environment.

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
Contact Bruce Gleason for questions or to order DVD; Phone:714-998-4004

Coming soon

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!

Warmest Regards,


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Flash Mob at Mountain Magic 2010
MM2010 Flash Mob

All event details are subject to change without notice.
Last web site update: 10/15/17

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