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Crystal Ball News

Author:
Lynn Offutt (lynnoffutt@hotmail.com)
Date Published:
September 8, 2005

CRYSTAL BALL UPDATE for September 17th Event
RINGSIDE SOLD OUT!!!
If you have yet to buy your tickets to the Crystal Ball, you had better get a wiggle on! Ringside dinner tickets have sold out, however, there are still some good second row seats available (especially those two seater tables along the windows).

For the Dinner Guests, we have a wonderful meal planned. Chicken and Salmon, with all the trimmings. Chocolate Mousse for desert. Some might consider the Dinner Show with the Schwimmer Family to be desert! Remember, only the Dinner Guests are treated to this additional show.
CHILDREN'S FULL EVENT TICKET INCLUDES DINNER!!!
With six children included in the Schwimmer performances, it was important to the organizers that all the local children get the chance to see both of the shows. Therefore, all children with Full Event ($25) tickets, will be treated to dinner at no extra charge. This way they will be eligible to see both the Dinner Show as well as the Finale' Show.

Bone' Petit!

FREE 4PM LATIN SEMINAR with MARITA WITHERS
Famous Australian Latin coach, Marita Withers will be one of the judges at this years Crystal Ball. Marita is very well known in the industry and has trained many British and World Latin Champions. Marita has judged over 20 World Championships and we are so honored that she has graciously agreed to judge at the Crystal Ball.

For those who will be attending the Ball, we have made a terrific opportunity available to you.

At 4pm, Marita will conduct a very special Latin Seminar. THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE FREE TO ANYONE HOLDING A TICKET TO THE BALL!!!

What a golden opportunity! To take a FREE workshop with a World Class Coach!!!

SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL DEMOS ADDED
We are showcasing two additional Professional demonstrations during the evening session at this years Crystal Ball.

Tony Azar and Patti Conley will return with one of their fabulous Swango demonstrations. They were a big hit at last Spring's Extravaganza, so we have asked them to return. This couple has just released the first ever instructional video on Swango, and it is selling like hotcakes! (See their Scholarship ad in the Ball Program).

Our second couple are Egor Novikov and Ekatrina Zakharoff. This couple teaches at Oly's Dancesport in Everett, and has just captured a very prestigious title. They won the Rising Star Latin at San Francisco's Grand Ball in August! In addition, they place 3rd in the Open Latin. Kudos to this young, energetic Latin couple!

WORKSHOPS with BUDDY & BENJI on SUNDAY
Anticipating a big turnout for the Schwimmer workshops, it was important to find a space large enough to handle the crowd. We are happy to announce that we have found just the place!

The owners of a new studio, conveniently located in the North end, have graciously offered their studio, Olympic Dancesport, for the workshops. The address is 9681 Firdale Ave. Edmonds. The studio is located in the back, second floor, on the left. From I-5 head West on 205th (like you were going to Costco), cross Aurora (Denney's will be on your right) and wind down the hill to Firdale Village, which will be on your right. The studio phone number is (206)546-8580

SCHWIMMER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE-SUNDAY, SEPT. 18TH

BENJI'S WC SWING CLASSES:
11AM Are Your Fundamentals Solid?
12PM Creating Contrast
1PM Some of Benji's Favorite Moves

BUDDY'S CLASSES
3PM Spicy Syncopations for WC Swing
4PM Nightclub Two Step-Basics & Beyond
5PM Nightclub Two Step-Intermediate/Adv

REGISTRATION is $20 per class. No partner necessary. All ages welcome.

HOWEVER, IF YOU ATTEND THE CRYSTAL BALL ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, REGISTRATION IN THE SCHWIMMER WORKSHOPS IS ONLY $10 PER CLASS!!! THIS IS AN UNPRECIDENTED PRICE BREAK!!!

PRIVATE LESSONS with the SCHWIMMERS
Are you in need of Swing choreography? Then Buddy and Benji are the boys to see! Do you seek that competition edge? Then who better to go to then someone who held the US Title for two years!

There are but a few private lesson slots available on Sunday with Buddy and Benji. If you are looking for that one on one attention, then you need to call Lynn to book yours before it's too late! She can be reached at (206)542-5550


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10am Ballroom doors open
11am Student Teacher Events (Stand. & Smooth)
12pm Student Teacher Events (Int'l Latin)
1pm Student Teacher Events (Amer. Rhythm)

2pm Children's Events

4pm Latin Seminar with Marita (FREE to Ball attendees)

5pm BREAK (Cocktail Hour in Lounge)

6pm Dinner

7pm Dinner Show with the Schwimmer Family

7:30pm Doors open for non-dinner guests

7:30-10:30 Solos, Demos, Pro/Am & Amateur Competitions, Jack & Jill Contests and Social dancing

10:30 pm FINALE' SHOW with the SCHWIMMERS

11pm til Midnight After Hours Dance Party


VIDEO TAPING
Personal video taping will be allowed during the daytime activities. Go ahead and bring your camera so you can capture your friends and family on tape!

However, video taping of any of the evening performances is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Professional videographers from SMAK Productions will be taping the evening shows, competitions and demos for re-sale after the Ball. It will be reasonably priced, and will be available on either tape or DVD.

We appreciate your co-operation.

QUESTIONS? CALL LYNN
If you have additional questions regarding this years Crystal Ball, just give Event Director Lynn Offutt a call at (206)542-5550 or (425)745-6681


Jack & Jill Contests at Crystal Ball
Along with the Amateur and Pro/Am Scholarship events, the Schwimmer Shows and other fabulous dance exhibitions, there will also be six very special events designed especially for audience participation.

These are the infamous Jack & Jill contests! They are intended to get the audience involved in the dancing. They are FREE and one need only put their name on the list to participate. Sign up sheets will be made available in the ballroom.

The dances available are: West Coast Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Nightclub Two Step, Cha-Cha and Waltz.

These are always well attended events and are just a whole lot of fun! And, the best part is, you don't need a partner to join in. Your partner is supplied through "luck of the draw". This is why they are so much fun. The results are totally unpredictable!



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