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18th Annual
Mountain Magic Dance Convention
West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub 2-step and Country 2-Step

November 3-6, 2016
in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
Newly Remodeled in 2015 (formerly Caesar's Tahoe)

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WSDC Member - competition points awarded
CTST - competition points awarded
National FastDance Association Member

***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!

Through National FastDance Association, this event is licensed by:

Jack & Jill
West Coast Swing 101 (Newcomer)
West Coast Swing Novice
West Coast Swing Intermediate
West Coast Swing Advanced
West Coast Swing Masters (age 50+)
West Coast Swing Champions/All-Stars
All-American West Coast Swing (open to all levels & roles)
Hustle Novice
Hustle Intermeidate/Advanced
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) NEW
Just Dance Nightclub Two Step B (Novice/Intermediate) NEW
Just Dance Country Two Step A (Adv/Pro) NEW
Just Dance Country Two Step B (Novice/Intermediate) NEW

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
Workshop Instructors, Judges & DJs

Woody Bretz
Jay Byam
Dani Canziani
Ed Cirio
Glenn & Sue Cravalho
Angel Figueroa
Archie Dawson
Jim Dolan
Michael Eads
Joy (Ro) King
Randy & Stephanie Krul
Craig Johnson & Joan Lundahl
Debbie Ramsey-Boz
Stephanie Risser
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
Ed Cirio

Floor Coordinator
Angie Bryan

Event Sound
Mike Pyle

Thumbs Up Video
Thumbs Up will be exclusively taping all final round competitions.
Preliminary rounds are free to be taped by anyone.

Dance Connection Shoes
Second Wind Massage/Mike, Rika, Ryan

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, newly remodeled 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. We have planned some additional happenings this year including the newest "Flash Mob" routine. The event will begin again with a Thursday night Early Bird Dance & Lesson from 8pm-12midnight and include the "West Coast Swing 101" Jack & Jill specially designed for the Newcomer Dancer. 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!


Mini Intensive with Angel Figueroa

3-hour Mini-Intensive presented by Dance Champion & Master Instructor
Angel Figueroa
An in-depth focus for Leaders & Followers of all skill levels!
Take your dancing to the next level with this concept-based focus on many of the
most challenging aspects in West Coast Swing and finding ways to simplify them.
Time: Friday, 12noon-3pm
$45 Pre-Registration / $60 At the door (space permitting)
(Mini-Intensive is an extra fee; not included in Weekend Event Ticket)

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Mountain Magic 2015

Contest Results

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 17th Annual Mountain
Magic Dance Convention! [see video clip and photo links] We received so many positive
comments on the event and the new 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).
-Al, Anne, Gary, Greg, Suzanna & 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.
... I will miss you so very much!
-Raul Ante - a wonderful friend and the reason Mountain Magic has hustle.
... Thanks for everything!
Beth Darchi for the beautiful video memorial to Raul Ante.
... Thanks for sharing your talent so that we can remember our dear friend, Raul.

MM2015 Event DVD and Workshop Notebook DVD
Event Video and Video Notebook DVDs are available from Thumbs Up Video.
Contact Bruce Gleason for questions or to order DVD; Phone:714-998-4004

Video Interviews (MM2011) "Best of Mountain Magic"

Photographer, Doug Bull
Contact Doug @ Email to view or order event photos.

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

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All event details are subject to change without notice.
Last web site update: 3/1/16

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