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Benji & Heidi at The Crystal Ball

Date Published:
September 4, 2007

Hey Everyone,
America's favorite dancer from So You think You Can Dance, Benji Schwimmer and his cousin Heidi will be the feature show next weekend at the Crystal Ball. They are the US West Coast Swing Champions!
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In case you didn't know,,, West Coast Swing is my favorite dance. I have been most succesful in competitions, winning the pro-am open Swing 7 times with 6 different partners.

My most influential training in West Coast Swing came from many hours of private lessons and countless group sessions and dance camps with Benji's Hall of Fame father, BUDDY Schwimmer,
I danced an show exhibition with Buddy Schwimmer at Washington Dance Club way back in the day!!
I have known Benji since he was 4 years old!
Their whole family is extremely talented, Buddy ,Laurie, Benji, Lacey & Heidi !
I can hardly contain my excitement to see Benji & Heidi perform again!
I hope to see you all there!
Go to YOUTUBE and search Benji Schwimmer for hundreds of videos!
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Here is an old video

e 1999 US Open Swing Dance Championships. They are competing in the Young Adult division at the ripe old age of 15 and 18 years old. They show amazing maturity for their age! Click on the link below and see if you don't agree.
Sunday Workshops with Benji and Heidi
Sunday, September 16th Workshops are discounted for Crystal Ball Guests.

This is a great opportunity to work with these Champions! Reserve your spot now for the following workshops:

Noon Salsa/Mambo
1pm W.C. Swing Partnering Techniques within the Basics
2:30 Spins to Spice up your West Coast Swing
3:30 Some of Benji & Heidi's Favorite W.C. Swing Moves

Only $15 per workshop
(if you purchased a Crystal Ball dinner ticket)

Only $20 per workshop
(without a Crystal Ball ticket)

No partner is necessary to attend these workshops, and, all ages are welcome. However, pre-registration is required.

Please send your workshop check to Organizer Lynn Offutt at 2513 113th pl. SE Everett, Wa. 98208. The registration form can be found at the bottom of the ticket order form located on the studio website at However, this form is not necessary to save your spot in the classes. Just include a note specifying which ones you want and send your check, made payable to the Crystal Ball to Lynn along with your phone number. It's that easy!

Workshops will be held at the Dance Experience located in Shoreline at 18005 Aurora Ave No. (above the Highland Ice Arena)

It is understandable that these workshops with Benji and Heidi are filling fast. At this time, there are only a few spots left. You should take care of making your reservation soon! They are sure to be outstanding workshops and any dancer who enjoys West Coast Swing should take them!

IMPORTANT REMINDER: There will be no before dance workshops taught at the Swing Club Dance on this particular Sunday. Therefore, one can attend Benji and Heidi's workshops, then head over to the Swing Club dance and practice, practice, practice.
Only Two Private Lesson Slots with Heidi Remain
That's right! Only two private lessons left with Heidi. One on Friday, September 14th (at the Dance Workshop) and one on Sunday, September 16th (at the Dance Experience).

If you are interested, don't delay in giving Lynn a call at the Dance Workshop. (206)542-5550

For those of you who are competing in the Latin dances, here is your opportunity to work with someone who has spent much of the past year training in England with some of the best coaches in the World! That is where Heidi has been. Busy working on improving her own dancing! She would love the opportunity to share her knowledge with you!
Complimentary NC2 Workshop with Benji & Heidi

All $20 Daytime addmission tickets to the Crystal Ball will include a special Nightclub Two Step Workshop with our featured guest artists Benji and Heidi. The class is scheduled for approximately 4pm, and it will be your only opportunity to work on this particular dance with them.

During the daytime session, all the student/teacher and student/student group competitions will be held. All the children's competition events and some select Amature events will also be held during this session.

The session runs from approximately 9am until 5pm. Dress is casual, and it is open seating.

Tickets for the daytime session may be purchased in advance, or at the door.
Your Crystal Ball Program Ad
We are nearly done collecting the ads for the Crystal Ball Program. These will be special Souvenir Programs this year, with a select few that will be autographed by our celebrity guests Benji and Heidi.

It's certainly not too late to submit your Crystal Ball Program advertisement. You have until Thursday, September 6th to get them in. Program goes to the printers on Friday.

Advertise and become a Sponsor of the Amateur Scholarship Awards!

The Crystal Ball and N.W. Dance Extravaganza are dedicated to supporting the competitors by providing a means by which they can pursue their ambitions in dance. Funding of the Amateur Scholarship Awards is attainable only through the benevolence of sports and art enthusiasts such as yourselves. Please help us in our efforts to support Ballroom dancing in the Pacific Northwest with your advertisement and thus donation to the Amateur Scholarship Fund.

To help us in our efforts to support these athletes, we ask that you participate in one of the levels of Sponsorship in the Program.

$50 Personal Donation (optional bus. card ad in program)
$70 Copper Level - includes quarter page ad in program
$100 Bronze Level - includes half page ad in program
$150 Silver Level - includes full page ad in program
$500 Gold Level - full page ad plus 2 dinner tickets
$1000 Platinum Level - full page ad plus 4 dinner tickets.