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Friday See Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin in Action Before Their 2-Day Workshop

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  • Loafers Beach Club

    605 Creekside Dr, Raleigh, NC (map)

    35.816463 -78.622101

  • Loafers is in an industrial area off Wake Forest Road South of 440 and Costco
  • Before their two days of swing workshops at SSBC, Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin will be at Loafers Beach Club tonight for a dance meet n greet. Come see what the fuss is all about. Or visit their website

    Note: there is an admission fee for Loafers, space is very limited at this venue, and the couple will be present later in the evening, usually 9-10 pm, after dancing is well underway.

    Gary and Susan will also be at the Southern Star Ballroom Three Ring Circus dance connection Saturday night January 28. 

    Gary and Susan are unique in that they compete and have been successful on three separate circuits: Country, Ballroom, and West Coast Swing. They are World Professional Smooth Finalists, UCWDC Classic Masters World Champions, Classic and Showcase Swing Champions, and U.S. Open Swing Cabaret Champions.

    Prior to dancing together, Gary was a multi-time UCWDC World Champion and toured as a dance captain for the Original Broadway Show Swing. He was a choreographer for the Academy Award winning film Brokeback Mountain, the dance double to the lead actor in Love 'n Dancing and also appeared as a dancer in the Jennifer Lopez/Richard Gere version of Shall We Dance. Susan was a U.S. Swing and Cabaret Champion. 

    Intensive Workshops: Here is a list of the 6 Workshop topics and times for Sat, Jan 28 and Sun, Jan 29. Take them alacarte or take them all for one low price.

    Sat 10:45 pm
    Workshop 1 - Tremendous Twostep - Fun patterns with helpful partnership skills

    Sat noon
    Workshop 2 - WCS Fantastic Footwork - make your Westie footwork phenomenal

    Saturday 2:30 pm
    Workshop 3 - WCS Musicality - learn awesome WCS musicality skills 

    Sat 3:45 pm
    Workshop 4 - The Social Westie - easy social west coast swing patterns 

    Sun 1:00 pm
    Workshop 5 - Gender Styling - Splitsville! Followers with Susan and Leaders with Gary; style tips for WCS or any dance

    Sun 2:15 pm
    Workshop 6 - Gary and Susan's: what is the latest hot topic <wink>

    Pricing: Early bird pricing is available until Jan 20 at $28 per workshop or $140 for all six workshops (a $28 savings, which means you get one workshop free). After Jan 20, pay $38 per workshop or $190 for all six. 

    You can purchase the workshops of your choice or the whole weekend on the Southern Star secure website - click here. You can also view the flyer with more detail about the schedule for the weekend.

    Private lessons are $115 per hour. Space is limited; call or email Shari Huggett at SSBC for scheduling availability at[masked].

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  • Linda H.
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    I love to dance and I love yoga. I'm a writer and a computer geek so I need something active and... more

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