Vegas Dance Explosion, 2021 – Line Dancing Heaven!

I’ve been line dancing for a few years now and in that time made friends with some who are way more intense about their line dancing than me!

One of these more dedicated friends of mine, Jeannie has told me about this yearly event in Vegas: “Line Dance Explosion.”

She said I should attend. This year I decided to come along and see what all the fuss was about! I can truly say now, my eyes are open to the world of line dancing in a new way.

I knew line dancing was popular the world over, but if you are an instructor or a line dance fanatic, this is your place, Vegas Dance Explosion is truly line dance heaven! Read on for my full recap and round-up of the event and all that took place.

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What is Vegas Dance Explosion?

Vegas Dance Explosion is a yearly 6 day, 6-night event of line dance workshops, open dancing (dance parties!), and special shows put on by the instructors themselves. Held this year from November 9-14, 2021 in the Westgate Hotel, Las Vegas. Attendees enjoy classes & open dancing spread throughout 6 large ballrooms with wooden dance floors from 9 am on into the late night.

The organizers of the event are Doug & Jackie Miranda. The Mirandas have been organizing the event for many years and truly put on an amazing event, well worth the price of admission.

Of the 6 dedicated ballrooms 4 for workshops that cater to all levels of dancers, one large “lobby” area dance floor for open dancing, and one floor for practicing and competition. The lobby dance floor features a DJ that takes requests all day for open dancing even when the workshops are taking place. This offers a great option to take a break from learning something new to just dancing all your old favorites.

See the video below for a fun moment where Adia Nuno danced her dance “Troublemaker” in the lobby to help us get it down better! There were a lot of these moments! It was great to dance the new dances in the evenings at the dance parties, where the choreographers would be there to lead and reinforce even more their new dances.

Open dancing on the main lobby floor. Adia Nuno helps some of us get her dance Trouble Maker down better.

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My First Vegas Dance Explosion!

To sum up my experience at my first VDE, I was basically a little star-struck to see all these very famous and accomplished choreographers all in one place. It was cool to see how nice and approachable they all were as well.

I also, contrary to how I was advised to go about things, attended too many workshops I guess! I went to 13 over 3 days. But really I’m glad I did. Even though I don’t remember much, I was happy to just experience it and take it all in and see how the various instructors taught their classes.

One highlight for me was attending 3 of Jo Thompson-Szymanski’s workshops.
I learned her line dances:
Where Oh Where (IMP), My Favorite (I), and Do My Thing (I).

Jo Thompson-Szymanski teaches her line dance Do My Thing.

She said one thing she likes to do when she teaches is to include the music “early & often.” I think this was a really great idea. It seemed smart to have us learn smaller “bite-size” chunks of the choreography to some of the actual music first and then continue to add more pieces to it.

I also noticed she had us practice other walls with those smaller chunks of the dance. So, we learned counts 1-8 and then tried it on other walls, before moving on. Brilliant!

Lastly, Jo Thompson-Szymanski added styling tips that, to me really showed her love of dance. See the video below to hear her explain the history behind adding the styling she referred to as walking like “Shorty George.” Just really great stuff you only get from a seasoned pro like Jo Thompson-Szymanski!

Jo Thompson-Szymanski adds some styling to her dance Where Oh Where.

But then, of course, I also took 10 more! I also attended workshops taught by Roy Verdonk, Adia Nuno, Darren Bailey, Amy Bailey, Britt Beresik, Rick Dominguez, and Ruben Luna. But there were so many more! The event featured 24 choreographers total. But I’ll get into the numbers of the event in a little bit.

Here is Roy Verdonk teaching us his intermediate (I) line dance Rib To My Heart.

So, for me, I attended a total of 13 workshops, learning 15 dances in total.

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The Flash Mob!

Another great highlight of the event was a planned Flash Mob organized by Jackie Miranda. Over the course of the week she taught us a very simple beginner line dance and finally on Friday at lunch we went out and danced it in the Westgate Hotel Lobby! The dance was just called “Westgate Celebration!” and was danced to Kool & the Gang’s Celebration.

Note: In the hotel where we were for the event there was also the ongoing Miss America Contest. And the moment we started our flash mob, there were a few contestants right there! It was so fun to see some of them jump in with us and start dancing!

Vegas Dance Explosion by the Numbers!

Here are some quick numbers, just to give an idea of the expanse of the event.

6 Days, 6 Nights of Workshops, and Open Dance Nights (Dance Parties!)
6 Large Ballrooms with Wooden Dance Floors for Dancing
24 Instructors
5 DJs (2 Instructors also serving as DJs)
172 Workshops in which 215 Lessons Taught! (several line dances taught multiple times)
114 Different Line Dances (click to see the list!)
3 Special Shows from the Choreographers.
900+ Attendees (down from the normal 1600-ish due to Covid & travel concerns)

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Dance Levels

Of all the 114 Dances taught 6 levels of difficulty were covered. I loved that while this was an event for people serious about their line dancing, it wasn’t just about experienced dancers. All level dancers were welcome and served. In fact, here’s the breakdown and a pie chart showing how many dances at each level:

Level of DancesTaught at Vegas Dance Explosion
(B)=Beginner47
(HB)=High Beginner4
(IMP)=Improver16
(HI)=High Intermediate1
(I)=Intermediate40
(A)=Advanced6

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The Instructors & DJs

Line Dance Explosion 2021, featured 27 great instructors and/or DJs. See the list below (organized alphabetically by their last names) and click on the instructor names to pop down to the summary of what line dances they each taught this year at the event.

Another fun thing about the event was the theme. There were a couple of great shows put on in the evenings by the instructors, but the finale was really Saturday night which had a roaring 20s theme. And leading up to that we were greeted from the beginning with these amazing giant top-notch posters in the main lobby of all the instructors & DJs there for the week dressed up in their roaring 20s costumes! Here are the posters for your enjoyment.

Also, click on the instructor posters to pop down to each of the dances they taught. Also, click on dances to see Copperknob step sheet web pages with videos.

Jill Babinec (Instructor & DJ)
Amy Bailey
Darren Bailey
Megan Barsuglia (Instructor & DJ)
Britt Beresik
Joanne Brady
Jeffrey Callejo Jr.
Jeffke Camps
Grace David
Susan Dodge (DJ)
Rick Dominguez
Christopher Gonzalez (Instructor & DJ)
Mary Kaye Johnson (DJ)
Jo Kinser
John Kinser
Rebecca Lee
Ruben Luna
Jean-Pierre Madge
Jen Michele
Doug Miranda
Jackie Miranda
Adia Nuno
Niels Poulsen
Philip Sobrielo
Louie St. George (DJ)
Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Roy Verdonk

Jill Babinec

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
KTS Yes B Raymond Sarlemijn & Pim van Grootel
Moo La Moo Yes B Rick Todd
Zoom Yes A Glenn Ball & Emeline Rochefeuille

Amy Bailey

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Best Day Ever Yes I Amy Bailey
I Was On  A Boat Yes B Trevor Thornton
Irish Stew Yes IMP Lois Lightfoot
Key Lime Yes B Terry Pournelle
Midnight Rendevous Yes B Michael Barr & Michele Burton
Take You for Granted Yes I Amy Bailey
The Way I Am Yes B Amy Bailey
Trickle Trickle Yes B Michael Barr & Michele Burton

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Darren Bailey

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Don’t You Hold Me Down No I Darren Bailey
Feels Like Carolina Yes I Darren Bailey
I Got You Yes B Darren Bailey, Fred Whitehouse
I Know You Yes B Michael Barr
Raised Like That Yes I Darren Bailey

Megan Barsuglia

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Gives Me Shivers Yes IMP Brandon Zahorsky
It’s Go Time Yes A Fred Whitehouse, Shane McKeeven
Lil Bit Yes IMP Kelly Cavallaro

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Britt Beresik

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Bye Bye Paris Yes B Michele Burton
Fancy Like Yes B Michelle Wright
Gimme Three Steps Yes B Britt Beresik
Mississippi Countdown Yes I J. Robinson & K. Cavallero
Ping Pong Samba Yes B Britt Beresik
Smooth Like Summer No B Lynn Card
The New 20s Yes B Britt Beresik
Wreck This Town Yes I Britt Beresik, Rob Holley, Jason Turner

While we’re checking out what Britt Beresik was teaching, also check out her great “Thank You Las Vegas Dance Explosion” YouTube video in which she put together a great compilation of the week and snippets from many of her workshops! Thank you Britt for this! Really shows more of what the workshops were like!


Joan Brady

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Broke Yes B Michelle Wright
Keep Up If You Can Yes HB Hanna Ries
Late Night Habits Yes IMP Julia Wetzel
Sky Full of Angels Yes I Yvonne Anderson
Sweet Sweet Sister Yes I Linda Burgess
This Old Heart Yes B Elaine Hornagold

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Jeffrey Callejo Jr.

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Dim All the Lights Yes IMP Jeffrey Callejo & Brit Beresik
I Miss You Yes I Jeffrey Callejo
Lost In Emotion Yes B Jeffrey Callejo
Wild Horse Cha Cha No B Skyla Spencer

Jeffke Camps

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Away Too Much No B Jeffke Camps
Back To the Start Yes B Haley Wheatley
Get Happy No B Lee Hamilton
Keep The Dream Alive Yes B Willie Brown
Wanted Man No I Jeffke Camps
Whenever You Want Me To No I Jeffke Camps

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Grace David

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Cover Me Up with Love Yes B Grace David & David Hoyn
Giving You Up Yes I Grace David & Jeffke Camps
She Makes Me Brave Yes I Grace David & Guillaume Richard
Wipeout Yes B Grace David
You’re My Everything Yes I Grace David & Paul Steinborn

Rick Dominguez

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Blue Jeans On Yes B Rick Dominguez
Do Si Do Yes IMP Rick Dominguez
Sweet Tea Yes I Rick Dominguez

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Christoper Gonzalez

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Can’t Stop Us Yes IMP Eliott Mar
Going Going Gone Yes I Maddison Glover
Senior Cha Yes B Christopher Gonzalez

Jo & John Kinser

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
A Million Voices Yes I Jo Kinser, Ivonne Verhagen, Rhoda Lai, Heather Barton
Bamboo Yes B Roy Verdonk & Ivonne Verhagen
Cold Heart Yes IMP Maddison Glover
No Sacrifice Yes I Jo Kinser, Ivonne Verhagan, Rhoda Lai, Heather Barton
Polynesia Yes HI Jo & John Kinser, Peter Metelnick, Alison Biggs
Royal Deluxe Yes HB Rhoda Lai

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Rebecca Lee

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
I Don’t Know What You Heard No I Rebecca Lee
I Feel You Yes I Rebecca Lee
Jalebi Baby Yes IMP Rebecca Lee
Love My Mambo Yes IMP Rebecca Lee
Tooty Fruity Yes I Rebecca Lee & EWS Winson

Ruben Luna

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
A Little Bit Lit Yes B Rob Fowler
Chocolate Melon Yes B Larry Bass
Cuddle Up and Cozy Down Christmas Yes B Philip Sobrielo, Jo & John Kinser, Ruben Luna
Eye Candy Yes B Gerard Murphy
Heart Body & Soul Yes B Ruben Luna, Yvonne Anderson, Ira Weisburd
Let Me Work It Yes B Ruben Luna
Party Shaker Yes B Ruben Luna
Spring Lake Tango Yes B Rosie Multari

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Jean-Pierre Madge

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Can Keep It Yes I Jean-Peirre Madge
Double Back Yes I Fred Whitehouse & Tim Johnson
Wanna See Your Moves Yes A Jean-Pierre Madge & Paul Steinborn

Jen Michele

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Code Blue Yes B Jen Michele, Robyn Durham, Brenda Holvick
Here For the Party Yes B Jen Michele
I Got the All If Ya’ll Got the Night Yes I Jen Michele
If You Want To Yes B Jen Michele
Lovin’ On You Yes IMP Jen Michele

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Jackie Miranda

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Jump Jump Yes I Doug & Jackie Miranda, Anni Wunderlick
My Kind of Girl No B Jackie Miranda
Westgate Celebration (Flash Mob) No B Jackie Miranda
You Make My Dreams Come True No B Jackie Miranda

Adia Nuno

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Luna Llena Yes I Adia Nuno & Carlton Thompson
Midnight Mess Around Yes IMP Adia Nuno
Trouble Maker Yes IMP Adia Nuno & Rus Brandchulis
We Were Yes I Adia Nuno & Philip Sobrielo

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Niels Poulsen

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Dance Without a Partner Yes IMP Niels Poulsen
He’s My Baby Yes B Niels Poulsen
Out Out Yes I Niels Poulson, Shean McKeever, Richard
That Will Be Me Yes A Niels Poulsen
Train Wreck Yes I Niels Poulsen

Philip Sobrielo

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Beautiful Beautiful Life Yes B Philip Sobrielo
Dance With Somebody Again Yes I Bambang Satiyawan
Don’t Wait Up Yes I Philip Sobrielo & Friends
Suda (aka Sweat) Yes A Philip Sobrielo
World To Me Yes B Susanne Dingwall

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Jo Thompson-Szymanski

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Do My Thing Yes I Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Scott Blevins
Just Fly Yes IMP Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Hadisubroto, Murry
Latin Fusion Yes I Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Scott Blevins
Peppermint Twist Yes HB Jo Thompson-Szymanski, Roy Verdonk
Silver Wings Yes HB Jo Thompson-Szymanski & J. Robinson
Where Oh Where Yes IMP Jo Thompson-Szymanski
You’re My Favorite Yes I Jo Thompson-Szymanski

Roy Verdonk

Line Dance On Copperknob Level Choreographer
Boom Boom Clap Yes B Roy Verdonk & Hotland, Dam
I’m Begging You Yes A Roy Verdonk & Jose Miguel Vane
Rib To My Heart No I Roy Verdonk & Jeff Camps
Shape It Up Yes I Roy Verdonk, Daniel Trepat, José Miguel Belloque Vane
South of Queens Yes B Roy Verdonk & Sébastien Bonnier
Stomping Country Yes I Roy Verdonk, Giuseppe Scaccianoce, Jp Barrios, Betty Villard, Ivonne Verhagen
Where Are You Now? Yes I Roy Verdonk & Dwight Meessen

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Full List of 114 Line Dances Taught at Vegas Dance Explosion (A-Z)

Click on the dance name to go to the Copperknob web page for the dance. Note: some of the dances are not there yet, in these cases the link still will download the step sheet if available.

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
A Little Bit Lit Yes Ruben Luna B Rob Fowler
A Million Voices Yes Jo Kinser & John Kinser I Jo Kinser, Ivonne Verhagen, Rhoda Lai, Heather Barton
Away Too Much No Jeff Camps B Jeff Camps
Back To the Start Yes Jeff Camps B Haley Wheatley
Bamboo Yes Jo Kinser & John Kinser B Roy Verdonk & Ivonne Verhagen
Beautiful Beautiful Life Yes Philip Sobrielo B Philip Sobrielo
Best Day Ever Yes Amy Bailey I Amy Bailey
Blue Jeans On Yes Rick Dominguez B Rick Dominguez
Boom Boom Clap Yes Roy Verdonk B Roy Verdonk & Hotland, Dam
Broke Yes Joanne Brady B Michelle Wright
Bye Bye Paris Yes Britt Beresik B Michele Burton
Can Keep It Yes Jean-Peirre Madge I Jean-Peirre Madge
Can’t Stop Us Yes Christopher Gonzalez IMP Eliott Mar
Chocolate Melon Yes Ruben Luna B Larry Bass
Code Blue Yes Jen Michele B Jen Michele, Robyn Durham, Brenda Holvick
Cold Heart Yes Jo Kinser & John Kinser IMP Maddison Glover
Cover Me Up with Love Yes Grace David B Grace David & David Hoyn
Cuddle Up and Cozy Down Christmas Yes Ruben Luna B Philip Sobrielo, Jo & John Kinser, Ruben Luna
Dance With Somebody Again Yes Philip Sobrielo I Bambang Satiyawan
Dance Without a Partner Yes Niels Poulsen IMP Niels Poulsen
Dim All the Lights Yes Jeffrey Callejo IMP Jeffrey Callejo & Brit Beresik
Do My Thing Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski I Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Scott Blevins
Do Si Do Yes Rick Dominguez IMP Rick Dominguez
Don’t Wait Up Yes Philip Sobrielo I Philip Sobrielo & Friends
Don’t You Hold Me Down No Darren Bailey I Darren Bailey
Double Back Yes Jean-Pierre Madge I Fred Whitehouse & Tim Johnson
Eye Candy Yes Ruben Luna B Gerard Murphy
Fancy Like Yes Britt Beresik B Michelle Wright
Feels Like Carolina Yes Darren Bailey I Darren Bailey
Get Happy No Jeff Camps B Lee Hamilton
Gimme Three Steps Yes Britt Beresik B Britt Beresik
Gives Me Shivers Yes Megan Barsuglia IMP Brandon Zahorsky
Giving You Up Yes Grace David I Grace David & Jeff Camps
Going Going Gone Yes Christopher Gonzalez I Maddison Glover
He’s My Baby Yes Niels Poulsen B Niels Poulsen
Heart Body & Soul Yes Ruben Luna B Ruben Luna, Yvonne Anderson, Ira Weisburd
Here For the Party No Jen Michele B Jen Michele
I Don’t Know What You Heard No Rebecca Lee I Rebecca Lee
I Feel You Yes Rebecca Lee I Rebecca Lee
I Got the All If Ya’ll Got the Night Yes Jen Michele I Jen Michele
I Got You Yes Darren Bailey B Darren Bailey, Fred Whitehouse
I Know You Yes Darren Bailey B Michael Barr
I Miss You Yes Jeffrey Callejo I Jeffrey Callejo
I Was On  A Boat Yes Amy Bailey B Trevor Thornton
I’m Begging You Yes Roy Verdonk A Roy Verdonk & Jose Miguel Vane
I’ve Got the All If Ya’l Got the Night Yes Jen Michele I Jen Michele
If You Want To Yes Jen Michele B Jen Michele
Irish Stew Yes Amy Bailey IMP Lois Lightfoot
It’s Go Time Yes Megan Barsuglia A Fred Whitehouse, Shane McKeeven
Jalebi Baby Yes Rebecca Lee IMP Rebecca Lee
Jump Jump Yes Jackie Miranda I Doug & Jackie Miranda, Anni Wunderlick
Just Fly Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski IMP Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Hadisubroto, Murry
Keep The Dream Alive Yes Jeff Camps B Willie Brown
Keep Up If You Can Yes Joanne Brady HB Hanna Ries
Key Lime Yes Amy Bailey B Terry Pournelle
KTS Yes Jill Babinec B Raymond Sarlemijn & Pim van Grootel
Late Night Habits Yes Joanne Brady IMP Julia Wetzel
Latin Fusion Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski I Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Scott Blevins
Let Me Work It Yes Ruben Luna B Ruben Luna
Lil Bit Yes Megan Barsuglia IMP Kelly Cavallaro
Lost In Emotion Yes Jeffrey Callejo B Jeffrey Callejo
Love My Mambo Yes Rebecca Lee IMP Rebecca Lee
Lovin’ On You Yes Jen Michele IMP Jen Michele
Luna Llena Yes Adia Nuno I Adia Nuno & Carlton Thompson
Midnight Mess Around Yes Adia Nuno IMP Adia Nuno
Midnight Rendevous Yes Amy Bailey B Michael Barr & Michele Burton
Mississippi Countdown Yes Britt Beresik I J. Robinson & K. Cavallero
Moo La Moo Yes Jill Babinec B Rick Todd
My Kind of Girl No Jackie Miranda B Jackie Miranda
No Sacrifice Yes Jo Kinser & John Kinser I Jo Kinser, Ivonne Verhagan, Rhoda Lai, Heather Barton
Out Out Yes Niels Poulsen I Niels Poulson, Shean McKeever, Richard
Party Shaker Yes Ruben Luna B Ruben Luna
Peppermint Twist Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski HB Jo Thompson-Szymanski, Roy Verdonk
Ping Pong Samba Yes Britt Beresik B Britt Beresik
Polynesia Yes Jo Kinser & John Kinser HI Jo & John Kinser, Peter Metelnick, Alison Biggs
Raised Like That Yes Darren Bailey I Darren Bailey
Rib To My Heart No Roy Verdonk I Roy Verdonk & Jeff Camps
Royal Deluxe Yes Jo Kinser & John Kinser HB Rhoda Lai
Senior Cha Yes Christopher Gonzalez B Christopher Gonzalez
Shape It Up Yes Roy Verdonk I Roy Verdonk, Daniel Trepat, José Miguel Belloque Vane
She Makes Me Brave Yes Grace David I Grace David & Guillaume Richard
Silver Wings Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski HB Jo Thompson-Szymanski & J. Robinson
Sky Full of Angels Yes Joanne Brady I Yvonne Anderson
Smooth Like Summer No Britt Beresik B Lynn Card
South of Queens Yes Roy Verdonk B Roy Verdonk & Sébastien Bonnier
Spring Lake Tango Yes Ruben Luna B Rosie Multari
Stomping Country Yes Roy Verdonk I Roy Verdonk, Giuseppe Scaccianoce, Jp Barrios, Betty Villard, Ivonne Verhagen
Suda (aka Sweat) Yes Philip Sobrielo A Philip Sobrielo
Sweet Sweet Sister Yes Joanne Brady I Linda Burgess
Sweet Tea Yes Rick Dominguez I Rick Dominguez
Take You for Granted Yes Amy Bailey I Amy Bailey
That Will Be Me Yes Niels Poulsen A Niels Poulsen
The New 20s Yes Britt Beresik B Britt Beresik
The Way I Am Yes Amy Bailey B Amy Bailey
This Old Heart Yes Joanne Brady B Elaine Hornagold
Tooty Fruity Yes Rebecca Lee I Rebecca Lee & EWS Winson
Train Wreck Yes Niels Poulsen I Niels Poulsen
Trickle Trickle Yes Amy Bailey B Michael Barr & Michele Burton
Trouble Maker Yes Adia Nuno IMP Adia Nuno & Rus Brandchulis
Wanna See Your Moves Yes Jean-Pierre Madge A Jean-Pierre Madge & Paul Steinborn
Wanted Man No Jeff Camps I Jeff Camps
Westgate Celebration (Flash Mob) No Jackie Miranda B Jackie Miranda
We Were Yes Adia Nuno I Adia Nuno & Philip Sobrielo
Whenever You Want Me To No Jeff Camps I Jeff Camps
Where Are You Now? Yes Roy Verdonk I Roy Verdonk & Dwight Meessen
Where Oh Where Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski IMP Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Wild Horse Cha Cha No Jeffrey Callejo B Skyla Spencer
Wipeout Yes Grace David B Grace David
World To Me Yes Philip Sobrielo B Susanne Dingwall
Wreck This Town Yes Britt Beresik I Britt Beresik, Rob Holley, Jason Turner
You Make My Dreams Come True No Jackie Miranda B Jackie Miranda
You’re My Everything Yes Grace David I Grace David & Paul Steinborn
You’re My Favorite Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski I Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Zoom Yes Jill Babinec A Glenn Ball & Emeline Rochefeuille

Also, here is the pdf of the schedule for the week – click to download!


It’s a Wrap! Thank You Vegas Dance Explosion!

When I got back home from the Vegas Dance Explosion, my line dancing friends all were asking: “So, will you go again?” And I said to all without hesitation “Yes!”

I think it was a lot to take in the first time, so just being there 3 days & 3 nights was enough, but I was a little sad to leave early and plan on taking on the whole thing next year. I’ll know what to expect and will probably have even more fun! Included are a couple more videos from the week as well as photos with friends and some of the great choreographers.

Tuesday and Wednesday nights began with the choreographers showing us what was to come the next day! Here are Amy Bailey, Rebecca Lee, and Jo Thompson-Szymanski demonstrating Midnight Rendevous, a beginner line dance.
Tuesday night my friends and I got a picture with Jo Thompson-Szymanski, Darren & Amy Bailey, and Rebecca Lee!
My friend Jeannie enjoyed some open dancing on the main lobby dance floor.
Here I am with my So. Cal friend and new addition to the choreographer list for VDE, Adia Nuno.
Here we are with Roy Verdonk! Very nice guy and an amazing dancer and choreographer.
Got another picture with Jo Thompson-Szymanski. She’s the best!
Here we are with Rick Dominguez!
What a highlight this was! Dancing Rose Garden with Jo Thompson-Szymanski.
Friday night’s special show was the Toy Store Show – the night the toys come to life! Such a great fun performance!
I loved this moment when so many people all danced the Lonely Drum line dance together!

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Brian Sheridan

I'm the owner of CDT. I live in Fullerton, California, and enjoy country dancing with my friends at least once a week.

5 thoughts on “Vegas Dance Explosion, 2021 – Line Dancing Heaven!

  1. Brian – Wow, wow, wow!!! What an amazing review you have put together!! I was able to relive some amazing Vegas moments by reading your write up! Thank you for your kind words, constant smile and amazing energy! It was a joy to dance with you in Vegas and I certainly appreciate your being in my workshops! Take care and thanks again! Hope to see you again soon!

    Jo T. Szymanski

    1. Thank you so much Jen! I enjoyed delving in and trying to capture all that happened. I look forward to the next one when I won’t be such a newbie to it.

  2. Oh me!! Oh my!!!
    What a great write up Brian!
    There’s so much content. I really enjoyed the videos and pics.
    I will definitely have to consider attending next year!

    Looks like an amazing time😍

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