Feb. 4, 2013
The International Partner Dance Intensive
-- The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI), will take place August 12 – 19, 2013 on The Belgrade Lakes in Maine, featuring daily classes in Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Ballet, Modern, and Afro-Haitian dance for dancers 18+.
Designed to function as a summer dance camp for adult dancers, 18 and older, The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI) is a conservatory-
style dance program for adults. The Intensive includes 35 hours of tracked classes and workshops. Enrollment is capped at 70 dancers. In order to participate, participants must have danced socially or taken class, in one
of the partner dance forms, at least twice a week for three years. Knowledge of all three partner dance forms is not
required. Participants will be divided by skill level in each of the styles.
The 2013 teaching staff includes Luis Bianchi and Daniela Pucci (Argentine Tango), Nick Jay and Joanna Meinl (West Coast Swing), Marlon Mills and Melissa Rosado (Salsa), Sasha Soreff (Modern), Adia Whitaker (Afro-Haitian)
, and Elizabeth Douglas (Ballet).
The goal of TIPDI is to create better all-around partner dancers in a friendly, intensive, conservatory-
like environment. The unique structure of the program has already begun to receive notice, with West Coast Swing Champion, Jessica Cox, saying that “the need for cross-training in partner dance and classical dance forms is vital”, and “the goal of TIPDI is ideal”, and popular Argentine Tango performer and teacher, Michelle Erdemsel saying, “the details and structure are exciting!”.
The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI) will take place at Camp Eastwood, a performing arts camp on The Belgrade Lakes in Oakland, Maine. Award-winning dancers and educators, Paula Wilson and Ken Kreshtool, run the program. Inquiries about TIPDI can be made through the program’s website or by phone.
The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI)