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Join Michelle Kinkaid and Team

17th Annual
Mountain Magic Dance Convention
West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub 2-step and Country 2-Step

November 5-8, 2015
in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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

***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!

Tickets (online registration available)
Event Registration Form (Word)
Event Registration Form (PDF)
Schedule - Tentative Draft
Contest Info
Workshop Schedule - Coming soon
Event Staff 2015 Features
Hotel Info Travel Info
Roommate & Carpool Search Volunteers FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Workshops, Dancing, Contests

plus ... Relax, Explore & Have Fun!

The surveys voted Mountain Magic one of the
"friendliest & most fun events of the year"!

WSDC Member - competition points awarded
CTST - competition points awarded

Dance Contests: (tentative list)
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
(Must do 3 of the 4 Dances: WCS, Hustle, NC2, CW2) SPECIAL FORMAT

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 Invited Staff:
Workshop Instructors, Judges & DJs

Woody Bretz
Jay Byam
Dani Canziani
Ed Cirio
Glenn & Sue Cravalho
Archie Dawson
Jim Dolan
Michael Eads
Dave Kahn
Joy (Ro) King
Randy & Stephanie Krul
Craig Johnson & Joan Lundahl
Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross
John Piper
Debbie Ramsey-Boz
Stephanie Risser
Kurt Senser
Randy & Rhonda Shotts
Jack Smith
Rob & Sherry Tovell
Manny Viarrial
Sonny Watson
Jason & Yvonne (Benavidez) Wayne

... and more

***Contact instructors prior to the convention to guarantee a Private Lesson spot!***

Woody Bretz, Jim Dolan, Joy King, Randy Krul
Mike Pyle, Debbie Ramsey Boz, Jack Smith
and Country DJ: Glenn Cravalho

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 Floor
American Portable Dance Floor

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). There will also be some Special Topic Educational Workshops.

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 specifically to the beginning dancer as well as intermediate and advanced level dancers. We have planned some additional happenings this year. 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 and the contestant must dance all three dances (WCS, Hustle & NC2). 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 Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross

*3-hour Mini-Intensive presented by Dance Champions Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross

Time: Friday, 12noon-3pm
$45 pre-reg by 10-15-15; $60 after 10-15-15 or at the door
(Mini-Intensive is an extra fee, not included in Weekend Event Ticket)

Specialty Seminar

The "UnDiet" - Changing Your Body For The Better with Dave Kahn

Country Dance Party - Details TBA

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

AND ...

*Totally Free Beginner Class Series - Saturday, 5pm-8pm
Nightclub Two Step
Country Two Step
West Coast Swing

Open to anyone ... Friends, family and the entire community are all welcome to come
and try these dances free of charge. It's fun ... come and see!

*Special Ticket Offers for Pro/Am Teachers and All-Star/Champions
(Contact Michelle for details)

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.

If choosing online registration, please also send your
Registration Form via email attachment, fax or by regular mail.

VIP Weekend Event Pass
$130 if purchased by 10/15/15; $150 thereafter and at the door
Includes all regular workshops, open dancing and access to the Hospitality Room Friday - Sunday.


Junior VIP Weekend Event Pass (under 18yrs)
(Thursday through Sunday)
$75 if purchased by 10/15/15; $95 thereafter and at the door
Includes all regular workshops, open dancing and access to the Hospitality Room Friday - Sunday.


Full-Time Student VIP Weekend Event Pass
$75 if purchased by 10/15/15; $95 thereafter and at the door
Must be a full-time student with Student Photo ID.
Includes all regular workshops, open dancing and access to the Hospitality Room Friday - Sunday.


International Special VIP Weekend Event Pass
$75 if purchased by 10/15/15; $95 thereafter and at the door
Current Passport or Gov't issued ID required for our international dancers.
Includes all regular workshops, open dancing and access to the Hospitality Room Friday - Sunday.


All-Star/Champion Special VIP Weekend Event Pass
$50 if purchased by 10/15/15; $75 thereafter and at the door
Special requirements apply. Must have at least 45 Advanced WSDC points to qualify.
Includes all regular workshops, open dancing and access to the Hospitality Room Friday - Sunday.

contact Contact Michelle for special registration form.

Mini Intensive with Ben McHenry and Cameo Cross
(Friday, 12pm-3pm )
$45 if purchased by 10/15/15; $60 thereafter and at the door


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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)

Convention Hotel Rate:
$109/per night+Tax+Resort Fee $14.99 (Fri, Sat), $78/per night+Tax+Resort Fee $14.99 (Sun-Thur)
[Room rates are single or double occupancy. Each additional person is $20. Maximum 4 adults per room.]
Limited space available. Must reserve by 10/1/15, OR until block is full, 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: 12 noon
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
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: STSWG15
You will then see our special group rate for the nights of your stay.
[Reservation Code "Swing Dance," "Mountain Magic" or our Group Code: STSWG15
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.

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Looking for a Roommate or Carpool for Mountain Magic?

We will try and assist in linking people that are looking for a roommate and carpool.

CLICK HERE ... for Lists


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

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

Contest Results
(all years)

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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: 9/4/15

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All rights reserved.

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