Vegas Dance Explosion, 2022 – New Line Dances and All-Night Dance Parties!

Vegas Dance Explosion, 2022 is in the books! Following is my recap and experience of my 2nd time attending this event and like last year a fairly exhaustive recap and round-up of all that happened!

Vegas Dance Explosion is one of many line dance conventions that take place throughout the year and the world, but it’s a big one! These conventions are the place to be to get in on what is new and upcoming in the line dance world. My friend Jeannie explained it this way to me: Some people “wait for the DVD,” while others line up on the opening night to be the first to see a new movie.

In the line dance world, these conventions are how to be the first to dance the new stuff!

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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. Recently held from November 8-13, 2022 once again 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 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.

There are 6 dedicated ballrooms, 4 used 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 and night 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 to all your old favorites.


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My Vegas Dance Explosion Week!

Like last year, at VDE, I got a little star-struck to see all these very famous and accomplished choreographers all in one place. And as the week seems to just fly by it’s hard to actually meet and chat with them all, but I did get a chance to chat with a few more which was great as they are all so kind and approachable.

I also upped my game a little this year as to how many workshops I attended, taking 3 more than I did last year. I think it’s cool to attend a line dance event like this and keep a little eye on Copperknob simultaneously. It’s cool to be learning new line dances from the choreographers at the same moment that their new dance is blowing up and being discovered around the world!

Here’s a capture of Copperknob’s top 10 on the last day of Vegas Dance Explosion – 5 of the top 6 were dances being taught!

Of all the choreographers that frequent this event, I’m a big fan of Jo Thompson-Szymanski’s workshops, and got to 3 of her workshops:
Never Fool Me (I), 6’s to 9 (I), and her Technique Workshop.

Jo Thompson-Szymanski teaches her line dance 6’s to 9’s.

I noticed something new from Jo’s classes this year: “looking circles!” She would often come down off of the stage and have us all circle around her as she demonstrated the dance or a particular portion of it! I liked this, since it sort of stops you from trying to do it and just watch for a moment. But also it gives you a better view if you were way in the back!

And also since we danced her classic line dance Dizzy, she did a lesson for it in the practice dance floor area. I loved this since I still am working on this dance! And she did another “looking circle” to help us see how to do it.

But then, of course, I also took 13 more! In all, I attended workshops from Roy Verdonk, Adia Dance, Rebecca Lee, José Miguel Balloque Vane, Darren Bailey, Amy Bailey, Britt Beresik, and Ruben Luna. But there were so many more! The event featured 19 choreographers in total. But I’ll get into the numbers of the event in a little bit.

Rebecca Lee teaches her new dance The Sphinx. This was a big hit at the convention, even at 128 counts!
Roy Verdonk & Ivonne Verhagen teach their new dance Irish Boots.

So, for me, I attended a total of 16 workshops, learning 16 dances in total, along with a great Country Swing class taught by Adia Dance.

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Late-Night Dance Parties!

Of special note about the event is the dance parties at night! 3 of the dance floors keep the dancing going late into the night. Last year I bugged out pretty early and just got some sleep, but this year I tried to hang in there a little longer and just have more fun! Below is my video compilation of some great moments when the late-nighters proved their love of dance with continued dancing into the night.

If you watch this all the way through you will see some of the choreographers as well. It was cool to see José Miguel (of the Netherlands) out there leading the way as everyone danced his and Guillaume Richard’s (of France) new dance Jumanji as they were also joined by Jo Thompson Szymanski, Grace David, Laura Bartolomei, and Rebecca Lee, other great choreographers at VDE. The Sphinx dance also was practiced as well as many others the late-night dancers were requesting. Check it out!

Open late-night dancing on the main lobby floor.

Not One, But TWO Flash Mobs!

This year we also participated in another flash mob in the lobby of the Westgate Hotel. But, wait! Not just once, but twice. Both Friday and Saturday in the lunchtime hour we showed the hotel-casino guests what many of the week’s guests were up to and what this “Dance Explosion” was all about!

This year we danced Gives Me Shivers & Dizzy! And not just once, but each day after a couple of minutes the song started again for an encore! So, 4 line dances in the hotel lobby altogether. I think the energy just really goes up when you’re basically performing to the surprised crowds around you.

Check out the video below! Video credit: Thanks to my friend Janet for taking this!


Vegas Dance Explosion 2022 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
19 Instructors
6 DJs
166 Workshops in which 185 Lessons were Taught! (several line dances taught multiple times)
112 Different Line Dances (click to see the list!)
16 Misc. Workshops – 14 Topics from Technique to Tech to Partner Dancing
3 Special Shows from the Choreographers.

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Dance Levels

Of the 112 Dances taught 7 levels of difficulty were covered. I created a similar comparison last year and noticed there were more improver dances this year and in general, you can see that the dances are really evenly distributed across all the dance levels. There is something for everyone! Here’s the breakdown shown with a pie chart and table showing how many dances at each level:

Level of DancesTaught at Vegas Dance Explosion, 2022
(B)=Beginner26
(HB)=High Beginner3
(IMP)=Improver28
(LI)=Low Intermediate7
(I)=Intermediate34
(HI)=High Intermediate7
(A)=Advanced7

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The Instructors, DJs, and All Workshops

Line Dance Explosion 2022, featured 19 great instructors and 6 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.

Like subsequent years, VDE’s cool theme this time did not disappoint! This year the theme was steampunk! Such a great opportunity for dressing up and also creating a really fun steampunk-themed showcase for us on Saturday night! Here the choreographers are pictured in costume posing after entertaining us with the amazing show they put on that night.

And also like last year, when we came into the event in the main lobby area we were greeted with the amazing giant top-notch posters in the main lobby of all the instructors & DJs dressed up in their steampunk costumes! See them below!

Click on the instructor posters to pop down to each of the dances they taught. Click on dances to see their Copperknob step sheet web page with videos.

Anja Aiste
Adam Astmea
Jill Babinec (Instructor & DJ)
Amy Bailey (Arizona)
Darren Bailey (Arizona)
Megan Barsuglia (DJ)
Laura Bartolomei
Big Dave Baycroft (DJ)
Britt Beresik (Texas)
Jeffrey Callejo Jr. (Hawaii)
Jeffke Camps (Belgium)
Grace David (Korea)
Susan Dodge (DJ)
Christopher Gonzalez (DJ)
Juan Gonzalez
Mary Kaye Johnson (DJ)
John Kinser (England)
Jo Kinser (England)
Rebecca Lee (Malaysia)
Doug Miranda (Tennessee)
Jackie Miranda (Tennessee)
Jose Miguel Belloque Vane (Netherlands)
Adia Nuno (California)
Chloe Ourties
Rachel Pearson
Philip Sobrielo (Singapore)
Jo Thompson-Szymanski (Colorado)
Daniel Trepat (Netherlands)
Jonathan Tsu
Roy Verdonk (Netherlands)
Ivonne Verhagen (Netherlands)

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Adam Astmea

LIne Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Dangerous Men No Adam Astmar I Astmar, Liberman, Dahlgren, Robinson
Diggy Dee Yes Adam Astmar IMP Adam Astmar & Malene Jacobsen

Jill Babinec

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Gives Me Shivers Yes Jill Babinec B Brandon Zahorsky
Loud Yes Jill Babinec I Mark Furnell & Chris Godden

Amy Bailey

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Don’t Wanna Lose Control Yes Amy Bailey I Trish McElhinney
Find Your Groove Yes Amy Bailey I Amy Bailey, Debbie Rushton, Guillaume
Get It Yes Amy Bailey LI Amy & Darren Bailey
Near & Far No Amy Bailey IMP Amy Bailey
Shake Your Cake Yes Amy Bailey B Amy Bailey & Cody Flowers

Darren Bailey

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Bare My Soul Yes Darren Bailey I Bailey, Whitehouse, Verdonk, Trepat
Country Touch Yes Darren Bailey IMP Darren Bailey & Fred Whitehouse
Going Overdrive Yes Darren Bailey I Darren Bailey
How Love Is Made Yes Darren Bailey LI Darren Bailey
Til The Neons Gone Yes Darren Bailey IMP Darren Bailey

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Laura Bartolomei

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Break My Soul Yes Laura Bartolomei A Laura Bartolomei
Chill Like That Yes Laura Bartolomei B Laura Bartolomei & Eleni de Kok
JaJa Ding Dong Yes Laura Bartolomei LI Haugen, Verdonk, Vane, Trepat, Bartolomei, Miranda

Britt Beresik

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
2-Step Turn Yes Britt Beresik A Shane McKeever
Dancin’ In The Country Yes Britt Beresik HB Britt Beresik
Gonna Get Burned Yes Britt Beresik I Britt Beresik & Barbara Tobin
Sunroof Yes Britt Beresik B Shane McKeever
Tijuana Yes Britt Beresik IMP Britt Beresik

Jeffrey Callejo Jr.

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Everyone She Knows Yes Jeffrey Callejo IMP Sherry Olkonen
Feel You Over Here Yes Jeffrey Callejo IMP Jeffrey Callejo
No Sympathy Yes Jeffrey Callejo B Jeffrey Callejo
Old Time Rock and Roll No Jeffrey Callejo B Sherry Olkonen
One Fine Day No Jeffrey Callejo B Sherry Olkonen
Point Of No Return No Jeffrey Callejo B Jeffrey Callejo
Sweet Sweet Fantasy Yes Jeffrey Callejo IMP Jeffrey Callejo
T Shirt Yes Jeffrey Callejo IMP Jeffrey Callejo

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Jeffke Camps

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
A Beautiful Noise Yes Jeffke Camps I Camps, Verdonk, Kinsers, David, Guillaume
Love Is Dangerous No Jeffke Camps IMP Jeffke Camps
Sunset Love No Jeffke Camps A Camps, Kinser, Wheatley, Ourties
You Lift Me Up Yes Jeffke Camps I Jeffke Camps

Grace David

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Dance and Love Again Yes Grace David I Grace David
Indefinitely Yes Grace David I Grace David & Jeff Camps
Let Me Have This Dance Yes Grace David I Grace David, Astmar, Jacobson
Pulling Me Yes Grace David B Grace David & JP Madge

Juan Gonzalez

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
SG Yes Juan Gonzalez IMP Juan Gonzalez
Ulayeh Yes Juan Gonzalez IMP Juan Gonzalez
(You’re My) Adrenalina Yes Juan Gonzalez IMP Juan Gonzalez

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Jo & John Kinser

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
For My Hand Yes Jo & John Kinser HB Jo Kinser & Gregory Davoie
Give It Up Yes Jo & John Kinser B Jo Kinser & Rachel Clark
Le Freak Yes Jo & John Kinser I Jo & John Kinser
Locura Mambo Yes Jo & John Kinser I Jo Kinser & Sebastiaan Holtland
Walking To Georgia Yes Jo & John Kinser IMP Jo Kinser & Rachel Clarke
Weekend Hype Yes Jo & John Kinser B Kinsers, H Wheatley, C Ourties
Welcome To Miami Yes Jo & John Kinser IMP Jo Kinser & Sebastiaan Holtland
When You’re Homesick No Jo & John Kinser I Kinsers, J Dahlgren, J Lodin

Rebecca Lee

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
CTRL+ALT+DEL Yes Rebecca Lee I Rhoda Lai, Rebecca Lee, Guillaume Richard
Deep Down You Got Me Yes Rebecca Lee IMP Rebecca Lee
Headphones Yes Rebecca Lee A Tim Johnson & Rebecca Lee
I’m Fabulous! Yes Rebecca Lee I Rebecca Lee, Debbie Roushton, Jean Pierre Madge, Niels Pousen
Shake It Vegas No Rebecca Lee B Rebecca Lee & Philipe Sobrielo
The Sphinx Yes Rebecca Lee A Rebecca Lee, R Hadisubroto, F Murray, S Ward
This Is How We Party Yes Rebecca Lee B Rebecca Lee

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Jose Miguel Belloque Vane

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Bright Eyes Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane I Jose Miguel Belloque Vane
Heaven’s Jukebox Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane B Jose Miguel Belloque Vane & Willie Brown
I’m So Excited! Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane IMP Romain Brasme
Jumanji Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane HI Jose Miguel Belloque Vane & Guillaume Richard
Somewhere In The Night Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane HI McKeever, Vane, Poulsen
What The Duck No Jose Miguel Belloque Vane LI Guillaume, Jose, Debbie & Romain
Baby I Need You Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane & Roy Verdonk HI Jose Miguel Belloque Vane & Roy Verdonk

Jackie Miranda

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Bikini On Top Yes Jackie Miranda LI Anni Wunderlich and D&J Miranda
Forget You Yes Jackie Miranda B Doug and Jackie Miranda
If I Can Dream Yes Jackie Miranda HI Doug and Jackie Miranda
Mercies In Disguise Yes Jackie Miranda I Doug and Jackie Miranda
Walk The Dog Yes Jackie Miranda B Doug and Jackie Miranda

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Adia Nuno

LIne Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Flower Shops Yes Adia Dance HI Adia Dance & Russ Bradchulis
Sounds Like Something I’d Do Yes Adia Dance I Adia Dance & Satu Ketellapper
Tequila Does Yes Adia Dance A Adia Dance & Russ Bradchulis
That Dog’ll Hunt Yes Adia Dance IMP Adia Dance & Glenn Ball

Rachel Pearson

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Big Energy Yes Rachel Pearson I Scott Blevins & Tim Johnson
Oh Biscuit Yes Rachel Pearson IMP Rachel Pearson

Philip Sobrielo

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Burning It Up Yes Philip Sobrielo LI Philip Sobrielo
Go Down Yes Philip Sobrielo A Tim Johnson
I Cross My Heart Yes Philip Sobrielo I Sobrielo & Soul Dancers Singapore
Spice It Up Yes Philip Sobrielo HB Philip Sobrielo
Walk Walk Walk Yes Philip Sobrielo IMP USLDCC
Fast Car Yes Philip Sobrielo IMP Philip Sobrielo

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Jo Thompson-Szymanski

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
6’s to 9’s Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski I Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Blevins
Dizzy Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski I Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Never Fool Me Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski I J Szymanski, R Hadisubroto, S McKeever
Old Records Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski B Elaine Cook
Rita’s Waltz Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski B Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Shama Lama Ding Dong Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski IMP Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Splish Splash Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski IMP Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Them Boots Yes Jo Thompson Szymanski I Jo and Anna Szymanski
Won’t You Dance With Me Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski B Brenda Holcomb
Yippee Ki Yay Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski IMP Szymanski, Royston, Pastor

Daniel Trepat

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
I Freaking Love You Yes Daniel Trepat B Daniel Trepat & Chloe Ourties
It’s Undeniable Yes Daniel Trepat I Trepat, Van de Pol, Richard Robert
Kitchen Dance Floor Yes Daniel Trepat LI Daniel Trepat
My Enemy Yes Daniel Trepat I Daniel Trepat, Richard, Verdonk
Slow Dance With You No Daniel Trepat I Daniel Trepat & Roy Verdonk
Waste It No Daniel Trepat IMP Daniel Trepat

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Jonathan Tsu

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Game On Yes Jonathan Tsu HI Jonathan Tsu
That’s When I Remember Yes Jonathan Tsu B Darren Bailey
United In Love Yes Jonathan Tsu B Ria Vos

Roy Verdonk

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Give Me Your Tempo Yes Roy Verdonk IMP Nathan Gardener
Handle On You Yes Roy Verdonk I Roy Verdonk & Jeffke Camps
Irish Boots Yes Roy Verdonk I Verdonk, Verhagen, Sala, Camps
Little Rock Yes Roy Verdonk I Roy Verdonk & Darren Bailey
Take Me Home Again Yes Roy Verdonk IMP Roy Verdonk & Jackie Miranda
Baby I Need You Yes Roy Verdonk & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane HI Roy Verdonk & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane

Ivonne Verhagen

Line Dance On Copperknob Teacher Level Choreographer
Bamboo Yes Ivonne Verhagen B Ivonne Verhagen & Roy Verdonk
Bluesy Baby Yes Ivonne Verhagen IMP Ivonne Verhagen & Sebastian Bonnier
Crank Ya Country Up Yes Ivonne Verhagen I Ivonne Verhagen & Roy Verdonk
In The Valley Yes Ivonne Verhagen B Ivonne Verhagen
Mixing Moon Yes Ivonne Verhagen B I Verhagen & S Stumpie
Pollina Reggae Yes Ivonne Verhagen B Ivonne Verhagen & Sejour Texas Side Step
Right Here With You Yes Ivonne Verhagen I Ivonne Verhagen and Jackie Miranda
Till We Meet Again Yes Ivonne Verhagen I Ivonne Verhagen & Urban Danielsson

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Full List of 112 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
2-Step Turn Yes Britt Beresik A Shane McKeever
6s to 9’s Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski I Jo Thompson-Szymanski & Blevins
A Beautiful Noise Yes Jeffke Camps I Camps, Verdonk, Kinsers, David, Guillaume
Baby I Need You Yes Roy Verdonk & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane HI Roy Verdonk & Jose Miguel Belloque Vane
Bamboo Yes Ivonne Verhagen B Ivonne Verhagen & Roy Verdonk
Bare My Soul Yes Darren Bailey I Bailey, Whitehouse, Verdonk, Trepat
Big Energy Yes Rachel Slagle Pearson I Scott Blevins & Tim Johnson
Bikini On Top Yes Jackie Miranda LI Anni Wunderlich and D&J Miranda
Bluesy Baby Yes Ivonne Verhagen IMP Ivonne Verhagen & Sebastian Bonnier
Break My Soul Yes Laura Bartolomei A Laura Bartolomei
Bright Eyes Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane I Jose Miguel Belloque Vane
Burning It Up Yes Philip Sobrielo LI Philip Sobrielo
Chill Like That Yes Laura Bartolomei B Laura Bartolomei & Eleni de Kok
Country Touch Yes Darren Bailey IMP Darren Bailey & Fred Whitehouse
Crank Ya Country Up Yes Ivonne Verhagen I Ivonne Verhagen & Roy Verdonk
CTRL+ALT+DEL Yes Rebecca Lee I Rhoda Lai, Rebecca Lee, Guillaume Richard
Dance and Love Again Yes Grace David I Grace David
Dancin’ In The Country Yes Britt Beresik HB Britt Beresik
Dangerous Men No Adam Astmar I Astmar, Liberman, Dahlgren, Robinson
Deep Down You Got Me Yes Rebecca Lee IMP Rebecca Lee
Diggy Dee Yes Adam Astmar IMP Adam Astmar & Malene Jacobsen
Dizzy Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski I Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Don’t Wanna Lose Control Yes Amy Bailey I Trish McElhinney
Everyone She Knows Yes Jeffrey Callejo IMP Sherry Olkonen
Fast Car Yes Philip Sobrielo IMP Philip Sobrielo
Feel You Over Here Yes Jeffrey Callejo IMP Jeffrey Callejo
Find Your Groove Yes Amy Bailey I Amy Bailey, Debbie Rushton, Guillaume
Flower Shops Yes Adia Dance HI Adia Dance & Russ Bradchulis
For My Hand Yes Jo & John Kinser HB Jo Kinser & Gregory Davoie
Forget You Yes Jackie Miranda B Doug and Jackie Miranda
Game On Yes Jonathan Tsu HI Jonathan Tsu
Get It Yes Amy Bailey LI Amy & Darren Bailey
Give It Up Yes Jo & John Kinser B Jo Kinser & Rachel Clark
Give Me Your Tempo Yes Roy Verdonk IMP Nathan Gardener
Gives Me Shivers Yes Jill Babinec B Brandon Zahorsky
Go Down Yes Philip Sobrielo A Tim Johnson
Going Overdrive Yes Darren Bailey I Darren Bailey
Gonna Get Burned Yes Britt Beresik I Britt Beresik & Barbara Tobin
Handle On You Yes Roy Verdonk I Roy Verdonk & Jeffke Camps
Headphones Yes Rebecca Lee A Tim Johnson & Rebecca Lee
Heaven’s Jukebox Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane B Jose Miguel Belloque Vane & Willie Brown
How Love Is Made Yes Darren Bailey LI Darren Bailey
I Cross My Heart Yes Philip Sobrielo I Sobrielo & Soul Dancers Singapore
I Freaking Love You Yes Daniel Trepat B Daniel Trepat & Chloe Ourties
I’m Fabulous! Yes Rebecca Lee I Rebecca Lee, Debbie Roushton, Jean Pierre Madge, Niels Pousen
I’m So Excited! Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane IMP Romain Brasme
If I Can Dream Yes Jackie Miranda HI Doug and Jackie Miranda
In The Valley Yes Ivonne Verhagen B Ivonne Verhagen
Indefinitely Yes Grace David I Grace David & Jeff Camps
Irish Boots Yes Roy Verdonk I Verdonk, Verhagen, Sala, Camps
It’s Undeniable Yes Daniel Trepat I Trepat, Van de Pol, Richard Robert
JaJa Ding Dong Yes Laura Bartolomei LI Haugen, Verdonk, Vane, Trepat, Bartolomei, Miranda
Jumanji Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane HI Jose Miguel Belloque Vane & Guillaume Richard
Kitchen Dance Floor Yes Daniel Trepat LI Daniel Trepat
Le Freak Yes Jo & John Kinser I Jo & John Kinser
Let Me Have This Dance Yes Grace David I Grace David, Astmar, Jacobson
Little Rock Yes Roy Verdonk I Roy Verdonk & Darren Bailey
Locura Mambo Yes Jo & John Kinser I Jo Kinser & Sebastiaan Holtland
Loud Yes Jill Babinec I Mark Furnell & Chris Godden
Love Is Dangerous No Jeffke Camps IMP Jeffke Camps
Mercies In Disguise Yes Jackie Miranda I Doug and Jackie Miranda
Mixing Moon Yes Ivonne Verhagen B I Verhagen & S Stumpie
My Enemy Yes Daniel Trepat I Daniel Trepat, Richard, Verdonk
Near & Far No Amy Bailey IMP Amy Bailey
Never Fool Me Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski I J Szymanski, R Hadisubroto, S McKeever
No Sympathy Yes Jeffrey Callejo B Jeffrey Callejo
Oh Biscuit Yes Rachel Slagle Pearson IMP Rachel Slagle Pearson
Old Records Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski B Elaine Cook
Old Time Rock and Roll Yes Jeffrey Callejo B Sherry Olkonen
One Fine Day Yes Jeffrey Callejo B Sherry Olkonen
Point Of No Return No Jeffrey Callejo B Jeffrey Callejo
Pollina Reggae Yes Ivonne Verhagen B Ivonne Verhagen & Sejour Texas Side Step
Pulling Me Yes Grace David B Grace David & JP Madge
Right Here With You Yes Ivonne Verhagen I Ivonne Verhagen and Jackie Miranda
Rita’s Waltz Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski B Jo Thompson-Szymanski
SG Yes Juan Gonzalez IMP Juan Gonzalez
Shake It Vegas No Rebecca Lee B Rebecca Lee & Philipe Sobrielo
Shake Your Cake Yes Amy Bailey B Amy Bailey & Cody Flowers
Shama Lama Ding Dong Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski IMP Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Slow Dance With You No Daniel Trepat I Daniel Trepat & Roy Verdonk
Somewhere In The Night Yes Jose Miguel Belloque Vane HI McKeever, Vane, Poulsen
Sounds Like Something I’d Do Yes Adia Dance I Adia Dance & Satu Ketellapper
Spice It Up Yes Philip Sobrielo HB Philip Sobrielo
Splish Splash Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski IMP Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Sunroof Yes Britt Beresik B Shane McKeever
Sunset Love No Jeffke Camps A Camps, Kinser, Wheatley, Ourties
Sweet Sweet Fantasy Yes Jeffrey Callejo IMP Jeffrey Callejo
T Shirt Yes Jeffrey Callejo IMP Jeffrey Callejo
Take Me Home Again Yes Roy Verdonk IMP Roy Verdonk & Jackie Miranda
Tequila Does Yes Adia Dance A Adia Dance & Russ Bradchulis
That Dog’ll Hunt Yes Adia Dance IMP Adia Dance & Glenn Ball
That’s When I Remember Yes Jonathan Tsu B Darren Bailey
The Sphinx Yes Rebecca Lee A Rebecca Lee, R Hadisubroto, F Murray, S Ward
Them Boots Yes Jo Thompson Szymanski I Jo and Anna Szymanski
This Is How We Party Yes Rebecca Lee B Rebecca Lee
Tijuana Yes Britt Beresik IMP Britt Beresik
Til The Neons Gone Yes Darren Bailey IMP Darren Bailey
Till We Meet Again Yes Ivonne Verhagen I Ivonne Verhagen & Urban Danielsson
Ulayeh Yes Juan Gonzalez IMP Juan Gonzalez
United In Love Yes Jonathan Tsu B Ria Vos
Walk The Dog Yes Jackie Miranda B Doug and Jackie Miranda
Walk Walk Walk Yes Philip Sobrielo IMP USLDCC
Walking To Georgia Yes Jo & John Kinser IMP Jo Kinser & Rachel Clarke
Waste It No Daniel Trepat IMP Daniel Trepat
Weekend Hype Yes Jo & John Kinser B Kinsers, H Wheatley, C Ourties
Welcome To Miami Yes Jo & John Kinser IMP Jo Kinser & Sebastiaan Holtland
What The Duck No Jose Miguel Belloque Vane LI Guillaume, Jose, Debbie & Romain
When You’re Homesick No Jo and John Kinser I Kinsers, J Dahlgren, J Lodin
Won’t You Dance With Me Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski B Brenda Holcomb
Yippee Ki Yay Yes Jo Thompson-Szymanski IMP Szymanski, Royston, Pastor
You Lift Me Up Yes Jeffke Camps I Jeffke Camps
(You’re My) Adrenalina Yes Juan Gonzalez IMP Juan Gonzalez

14 Additional Workshops–Technique, Tech, and Partner Dancing

Workshop Teacher
2-Step for Fun Adia Dance
Country Swing Workshop Adia Dance
Music and Motion (Low Impact Exercise Program) Allen Isidro
Tips on Creating Step Sheets & Videos Britt Beresik & Kelly Cavallaro
Technique Workshop Cha Cha – Tips and Tricks Chloe Ourties
West Coast Swing Technique Daniel Trepat & Chloe Ourties
How to Create A Dance Ivonne Verhagen & Jo Kinser
Technique Workshop (Take your dancing to the next level) Jo Thompson-Szymanski
Dancing With Attitude (Hips Arms & Turns) Patricia Bouchebel
Choreography and Stage Technique (Dancing With Confidence) Patricia Bouchebel
Technique Workshop (Music Interpretation) Philip Sobrielo
Technique Workshop Injury Prevention for Seniors (Dancing Safely with Style) Rachel Slagle Pearson
Technique Workshop (Funky Tech) Rebecca Lee
Nightclub vs West Coast Swing Smooth Dances Roy Verdonk

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


And…We’re Done! Vegas Dance Explosion Is a Wrap!

Wow! What a week it was at Vegas Dance Explosion. My brain is mush after trying to learn so many line dances and so many challenging ones like the Copperknob #1 line dance Sphinx. Also Jumanji, I’m Fabulous, 6’s to 9’s, and others. Late-night dance parties, showcases, and just hanging out, and finishing with Irish Boots at the end was very cool.

Late-night dance parties were so great with no closing time!
Sunday: posing with Ivonne Verhagen & Roy Verdonk and my friend Jeannie after the Irish dance line dance lesson from Roy.
A few of my friends learning Jumanji from Jose Miguel!

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