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Past workshops

Past visiting dance professionals

We make every effort to bring you at least two visiting professionals every year to inspire, entertain and enrich the Canberra West Coast swing community. Unfortunately COVID put a break on us bringing overseas teachers to Australia in 2021 and 2022.

February 2024 - All Sizzle No Fizzle

Sam and Matt oncew again graced our shores and delighted us with insights into West Coast, deep analysis of moves and instruction that made us all better dancers. We can’t wait to have them back again!

July 2022 - Christmas in July

We held a great Xmas in July weekend dance and workshop event at the fabulous Barracks self catering and accommodation facility in Goulburn. Leanne Landels and Mark led the workshops for a very creative weekend.

Tell me Something Girl, how to dance in this modern world -

August 2019

Who could it be now? No-one but the best WCS dancer in California was here in Canberra for workshops and private lessons on the weekend of 17th August. Their teaching partnership will continue when Sam and Matt return to our shores in 2024.

Jumpstart II with Samantha Buckwalter and Matt Richey - April

2019

Sam and Matt returned to Australia and conducted their West Coast Swing Intensive workshops at the Railway Barracks in Goulburn. Everyone was astounded at their professionalism. Their combined experience and knowledge across all styles of swing dancing is quite astounding. We love them and look forward to continued association with these two wonderful people.

Ryan Crutcher and Mia Primavera - 18th and 19th September

2018

It was such a pleasure to host this talented duo from the West Coast of the USA. They taught our Tuesday class and took us through two terrific workshops on Wednesday evening.

Leanne Landels, Peter Fradley, Nathan Toussaint, Deanna Rolfe,

Emma Collyer - 16th July 2018

Our second Barracks Bash event. This time a Christmas in July theme and what a blast. We had so much fun at this dance weekender and two full courses for our Xmas dinner. Six workshops and over 12 hours of social dancing - accommodation and meals included - all for $260. How do we do it?

Samantha Buckwalter and Matt Richey - April 2018

Sam and Matt graced our presence at the Railway Barracks in Goulburn. They brought so much material with them - showed us a lot of love and the style of West Coast that really inspires all our students. thanks guys.

Leanne Landels, Charles Gil, Nathan Toussaint, Deanna Rolfe

16th June 2017

These fantastic teachers plus Mark and Karolina held a weekend of workshops and dancing at the Barracks - a purpose built dance venue in Goulburn. It was a cracker of a weekend and with so much positive feedback we will run it again.

Leanne Landels and Adrian Doczy - 18 and 19 February 2017

These two fantastic teachers worked with us throughout Saturday and Sunday to improve our dancing with a targetted choreographic workshop. Thanks guys. Leanne runs WCS Australia and Adrian runs DanceVibe Newcastle

Brady Stanton - 4 June 2015

Brady showed us why he is considered one of the top if not the top male WCS dancer in Australia. His knowledge and insights passed onto our dancers was fantastic.

Pete & Michelle - 28/ 29 June 2014

Pete and Michelle were mad! They showed us how to have a lot of fun on our third Winter Solstice III Wine Tour, Dinner Dance and workshop weekend. So many fond memories.

Ben McHenry and Libby Collins - 4/5 April 2014

Ben and Libby took the long flight from the U.S.A and the drive from Sale in Victoria to provide the best Aussie/US Championship dance formula. We had 5 excellent workshops and a scrumptious Thai meal followed by an awesome dance party. Thanks guys!!

Samantha Buckwalter - 21st June 2013

Samantha plus her friend Jessi Rohr graced us with their presence for our 2nd Winter Solstice event. Once again, we visited Canberra wineries before tucking into our dinner dance.

Eric Gray & Ani Fuller - 13th April 2013

The dynamic duo from Auckland’s Raw Connection gave us their Kiwi Konnection weekend. We had a blast. Eric likes my wines and my scotch - and he appreciated the dances from all our follows. And Ani - well she is a joy to dance with and watch.

Katrina Branson - 27th October 2012

Kat joined us for our Dinner Dance in October 2012 and showed us why she is one of the top US Pros. It was wonderful she could visit our beautiful city and hopefully she will visit us again for a teaching engagement

Nathan Toussaint and Deanna Rolfe - 23rd and 24th June 2012

Nathan Toussaint and Deanna Rolfe, two of the most exciting WCS dancers to visit Canberra from Sydney were our guests at our Audacity Dance 2012 Winter Solstice Wine Tour and Dinner Dance. Nathan and Deanna taught three workshops over the weekend and kept us up all night! Great fun! Here they are with our November guest Leanne Landels.

Holly and Allan - 24 and 25 February 2012

Holly and Allan from Raw Connection on the Gold Coast were in Canberra for our inaugural Dinner Dance. Holly and Allan are accomplished Australian WCS champions. Here is a link to one of their sensational WCS performances. http://youtu.be/qSXGpCFd928

Leanne Landels - 26 November 2011

Leanne is the owner of West Coast Swing Australia and is based in Sydney. Leanne came down for our Xmas party and taught a fun workshop. She is a great sport and stylish dancer.

Thank you Clint Glasgow and Rebecca Ludwick -18 October

2011

Audacity Dance would like to thank Clint Glasgow and Rebecca Ludwick, both top dancers on the U.S. West Coast Swing competition circuit, for teaching our Essentials and Continuing Intermediate classes on the 18th October.

Our very first workshops - Melina Ramirez and Scott Stuart -12th

& 13th Feb 2011

World renowned US professional Melina Ramirez and her partner Scott Stuart from Melbourne graced us with their presence in February 2011. We had a great weekend of workshops and Melina and Scott performed at the STOMP charity dance.
Samantha - USA pro WCS dancer Sam and Matt guest instructors Ryan and Mia workshop teachers 2018 Teachers at Xmas in July event 2018 Sam and Matt wordle for Jumpstart 2018 Barracks Bash workshops 2017 Leanne and Adrian teach team routine 2017 Brady Stanton guest instructor 2015 Pete and Michelle gust instructors 2014 Ben and Libby guest instructors 2014 Sam Buckwalter workshops 2013 Eric and Ani workshops 2013 Kat Branson workshops 2012 Nathan and Deanna workshops 2012 Allan and Holly workshops 2012 Leanne Landels workshop 2012 Rebecca Ludwig workshop 2011 Scott and Melina workshop 2011
© Audacity Dance 2024
Audacity Dance background image of happy couple dancing
Audacity Dance Studio  Dance lessons Ages 16 +
Past Workshops

Past visiting dance professionals

We make every effort to bring you at least two visiting professionals every year to inspire, entertain and enrich the Canberra West Coast swing community. Covid meant we cancelled our 2021 visitors from the US and our 2022 plans. Let’s hope 2023 is kinder to us all.
February 2024 - All Sizzle No Fizzle Sam and Matt once again graced our shores and delighted us with insights into West Coast, deep analysis of moves and instruction that made us all better dancers. We can’t wait to have them back again!

July 2022 - Christmas in July

We held a great Xmas in July weekend dance and workshop event at the fabulous Barracks in Goulburn. Leanne Landels and Mark led the workshops for a very creative weekend. Tell Me Something Girl, how to dance in this modern world - August 2019 Who could it be now? No-one but the best WCS dancer in California was here in Canberra for workshops and private lessons on the weekend of 17th August. Sam and Matt are due to return in 2024. Jumpstart II with Samantha Buckwalter and Matt Richey - April 2019 Sam and Matt returned to Australia and conducted their West Coast Swing Intensive workshops at the Railway Barracks in Goulburn. Everyone was astounded at their professionalism. We love them and look forward to continued association with these two wonderful people. Ryan Crutcher and Mia Primavera - 18th and 19th September 2018 It was such a pleasure to host this talented duo from the West Coast of the USA. They taught our Tuesday class and took us through two terrific workshops on Wednesday evening. Leanne Landels, Peter Fradley, Nathan Toussaint, Deanna Rolfe, Emma Collyer - 16th July 2018 Our second Barracks Bash event. This time a Christmas in July theme and what a blast. We had so much fun at this dance weekender and two full courses for our Xmas dinner. Six workshops and over 12 hours of social dancing - accommodation and meals included - all for $260. How do we do it? Samantha Buckwalter and Matt Richey - April 2018 Sam and Matt graced our presence at the Railway Barracks in Goulburn. They brought so much material with them - showed us a lot of love and the style of West Coast that really inspires all our students. thanks guys. Leanne Landels, Charles Gil, Nathan Toussaint, Deanna Rolfe 16th June 2017 These fantastic teachers plus Mark and Karolina held a weekend of workshops and dancing at the Barracks - a purpose built dance venue in Goulburn. It was a cracker of a weekend and with so much positive feedback we ran it again.
Samantha - USA pro WCS dancer Sam and Matt guest instructors Ryan and Mia workshop teachers 2018 Teachers at Xmas in July event 2018 Sam and Matt wordle for Jumpstart 2018 Barracks Bash workshops 2017
© Audacity Dance 2024
Samantha - USA pro WCS dancer