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Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin 2-Day Workshop

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  • Southern Star Ballroom Center

    6625 Falls of Neuse Rd. Suite 015, Raleigh, NC (map)

    35.873985 -78.624481

  • We are located in the lower level of the Falls Village Shopping Center behind "Hand & Stone" and "Game Day Sports"
  • This is the second day of workshops with nationally known champion dancers Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin at Southern Star Ballroom Center (SSBC). They will teach two days of workshops Sat Jan 28 and Sun Jan 29. You may sign up for the entire two-days with these veteran experts (six sessions) at a discount, or just sign up for the Sunday sessions  individually. 

    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. To learn more, visit their website

    Gary and Susan will also be at Loafers Beach Club on Friday night Jan 27 and at the SSBC three ring circus on Saturday night Jan 28. Expect them to come later in the evening both nights, like 9:00 to 10:00 pm.

    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 Choice: (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 ($100 to Mario, $15 floor fee). space is limited; call or email Shari Huggett at SSBC for details and scheduling availability at[masked].

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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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