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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:01 pm 
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DETAILED SCHEDULE NOW LIVE
All competitions, dances, special activities and more are now listed on the website. Check it out: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thecamp.php

LINDY FOCUS IPHONE APP
Lindy Focus has teamed up with BlueSHIFT 7 to bring you the very first Lindy Focus iPhone App. Available now in the iPhone and iPad App Store, the Lindy Focus App features an event schedule, instructor, band, and DJ information, competition and track details, twitter feed, and countdown to the event! You can find it in the app store, or just check it out: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lindyfoc ... 49290?mt=8

Stay up to date -- the app will be updated once or twice prior to Lindy Focus, so if you're planning on using it as your schedule during the event, make sure you've got the latest version!

NEW INSTRUCTORS
A few special guest instructors have been added to the roster, bringing even more diversity and awesomeness to the robust teaching staff -- Lindy Focus proudly welcomes the amazing Daryl Begin & Jennifer Stout, the incomparable Marc-Andrew Vachon & Catherine Desjardins, and the always stylish Carl Nelson.

BAND ADDED - RUSS WILSON'S NOUVEAU-PASSE ORCHESTRA
You know these guys -- they totally rocked last year's New Year's party, and versions of this band have played at Lindy Focus for years. We happily welcome Russ back to the team, as he and his musicians always deliver.
Visit us and learn more at http://www.lindyfocus.com!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:25 pm 
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REGISTRATION UPDATE
Just one week left for pre-registration! The last day to register online is next Wednesday, December 15th! Sign up before then to avoid at-the-door prices. Also - Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop is now completely full for follows! (Want to get on a waiting list? Talk about other options? Respond to this email and we can talk about it!)

COMPETITION UPDATE
Showcase division is full, and closed! This is going to be an awesome and very competitive division this year - can't wait! Also, just 10 follower spots left in the Open Lindy Hop Jack and Jill - we do NOT expect that you'll be able to sign up at the event for this division.

HOTEL UPDATE
We've been told the hotel is almost sold out -- If you're planning on booking a room and haven't done so, now's the time to do it!

FINAL TRAILER: 'BRING IT!' NOW LIVE
The final montage of last year's footage, featuring competitions, but also performances and camp life is finally available. Check it out: http://www.vimeo.com/17569361

AWESOME PICTURES!
Many folks have asked who has provided the amazing photography we use for our promotional material, and though the info is listed at the bottom of our website, we feel it's worth giving a shout out to these amazing photographers! First, the images found on our Special Edition garment design were taken by the amazing Hilary Mercer. Her work, as well as great images by Aris Pikeas, and unofficial documentarians Colin Butler, Laura Clay, and Zoe Whittaker have also appeared in our various advertisements and videos.

MEET THE LINDY FOCUS IX TEAM
Our website now provides a list of our amazing staff members. It takes a huge crew to pull this thing off, and a whole lot of talent. This list doesn't even include the countless volunteers/workers that contribute in many ways small and large to the event. Let's give it up for this year's crew: In addition to our main organizers Michael and Jaya Gamble and Sosh Howell, we've got Lisa Howell, Jeramie Anderson, Amber Anderson, Rob Moreland, Emily Coleman-Wolf, Ashley Coker, Colleen Mulholland, Eva Millwood, Christine Murphy, David Braverman, Lee Walker, Bobby Bonsey, Hilary Mercer, Andrew Thigpen, Didier Jean-Francois, Dave Madison, Joel Domoe, Tara Weinstein, Jason Sager, Emily Watson, Michelle Morrison, Rebecca Strickland, Michael Strickland, Kathleen Hahn, Alicia Vance, and Patrick and Natalie Manigault! See the full lineup: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thepeople.php

More coming soon!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:19 am 
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PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY 12/15
Okay guys, we're finally at that point! Tomorrow we officially close down online registration, and from that point on at-the-door prices will apply. Any items with unpaid balances (including registrations and competitions) will be canceled, so get those payments in tomorrow!

REGISTRATION UPDATE
- Just 10 spot left for leads in the Open Lindy Hop Jack and Jill (full for follows)
- Beginner Lindy Hop, Intermediate Lindy Hop, and Int/Adv Lindy Hop are full for follows
- Leaders still wanted (and worshiped/honored) in those tracks!

AMAZING PERFORMANCES!
Hold on to your hats, kiddies, 'cause we've got some spectacular entertainment lined up for you. Our camp meetings, evening dances AND late night dances will feature both official and surprise performances by some of the top names in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jazz dance and more, with our instructors and special guests working their stuff to dazzle you, delight you, and raise your inspiration to a whole new level. Can't wait!

It's so close you can almost taste it...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:56 am 
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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN US!
If you're not signed up for the event, there are still plenty of things you can participate in at-the-door. If you are signed up, forward this info along to any friends who might be coming!

AT-THE-DOOR PRICES
Full Camp Pass: $295
Dance Pass: $130
Monday 12/27 Opening Dance Party w/ DJ's: $15
Tuesday 12/28 Dance w/ Russ Wilson's Nouveau-Passe Orchestra & DJ's: $25
Wednesday 12/29 Soul Party w/ DJ's & Late Night Dancing w/ Tuba Skinny: $25
Thursday 12/30 Dance w/ Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators & DJ's: $25
New Year's Eve Party w/ Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators, Tuba Skinny, DJ's, and City of Rhythm Dance Show: $55 (or $50 each with the purchase of two or more passes)

SPONSORS AND FRIENDS OF LINDY FOCUS
The following amazing events and organizations are sponsors of Lindy Focus this year. Passes to these events will be awarded as prizes to winners of this year's competitions. Check them out: http://www.lindyfocus.com/sponsors.php

International Lindy Hop Championships
Camp Hollywood
Catalina Jazz Dance Festival
Camp Jitterbug
Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown
Beantown Lindy Hop Camp
Bal Rendezvous
Southern Belle Swing Bash
Canadian Balboa Championships
Eastern Balboa Championships
Twin Cities Bal Fest
Stompology Jazz Dance Weekend
Canadian Swing Championships
Midwest Lindy Fest
Cumberland Shuffle
Lindy on the Rocks
Orlando Lindy Exchange
Atlanta Lindy Exchange
Lindy Loves Soul
Charlotte Chip Thrills Dance Party
My Lindy Craze
Pirate Swing
Swing into Spring
iDance.net

What an amazing dance community we have! Can't wait to celebrate it with you all next week. Happy Holidays from Lindy Focus!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:23 pm 
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THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING EVENT!
You guys really brought the magic this year, and you know it. The spirit at Lindy Focus IX was everywhere, from the official and unofficial comps to the ridiculously late night dancing (24 hour event, what?) to the somewhat unmentionable pranks, to the fierce dedication of constant practicing and learning. You guys made the organizers very happy this year by bringing your own awesome. You all rock!

FILL OUT OUR SUPER-EASY EVALUATION
It's just one page, only a few questions -- come on and help us out by giving some feedback. Fill it out: http://www.lindyfocus.com/eval.2010.php

COMPETITION RESULTS AND SCORES POSTED
Trying to remember who won what? Or maybe you left before the winners were announced. Either way, we've got your Lindy Focus IX official results: http://www.lindyfocus.com/results.php

PHOTOGRAPHY
The amazing Bobby Bonsey and Hilary Mercer outdid themselves this year capturing that spirit we were just talking about. If you haven't checked these out, prepare for some serious nostalgia.
- Bobby's photos: http://gallery.mac.com/bbonsey#100592&b ... &view=grid
- Hilary's photos: http://hilarymercer.smugmug.com/Lindy-Hop-1

UNOFFICIAL VIDEOS
We're still waiting on the official videos to be edited, but in the meantime, Lee Walker, David Braverman and Patrick Szmidt took some pretty amazing footage!
- David's video: http://vimeo.com/channels/158400
- Lee's Video: http://www.youtube.com/walkinspiral
- Patrick's Video: http://buildingthecommunity.patrickandn ... ndy-focus/

Stay tuned for updates about our amazing TENTH YEAR EVENT!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:29 pm 
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IT'S LINDY FOCUS REGISTRATION TIME!
Alright, guys - Registration opens Monday, June 13th at 9pm EST. As always, the first few batches of registrants save good money. Last year we sold over 50 slots in under 1 minute, and the next price tier within 2 minutes, and we expect this year to be just as competitive! To help with this, we strongly recommend creating an account ahead of time (NOTE: if you have a previous year's Lindy Focus or Southern Belle account, make sure to retrieve that account using the log in screen.)

REGISTRATION TIPS
Even though it's worth your while to get to the site right when registration opens, you don't need to RUSH to fill out your registration. Once you begin the registration process and choose a pass-type, you've got it reserved for you until you finish filling out the form (unless you quit your browser or your computer explodes).

NEW TRAILER: THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!
We borrowed a phrase from our photographer Hilary Mercer as the title for this trailer which features highlights from last year's event, including social jams, competitions, and of course performances, including the City of Rhythm New Year's show.
WATCH ON YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZmJRL4sSp8
WATCH AT LINDYFOCUS.COM: http://www.lindyfocus.com

GET CONNECTED WITH US!
If you're getting this message at all, you are connected with us in some way - but are you connected with other attendees? Want to get our instructor and band announcements before everyone else? Want real-time updates to event news and special announcements during the event? Do you even remember your account info from last year's registration? Perhaps it's time to get connected. To create/retrieve your Lindy Focus account, go to our home page and click "log in".
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_5600678199
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/lindyfocus

MORE UPDATES COMING SOON
So- who's teaching at Lindy Focus anyway? What will the classes be like?? Get connected to learn more before registration opens on June 13th!

Visit us and learn more at http://www.lindyfocus.com!

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REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY (JUNE 13TH) @ 9PM EDT
This year we're using a tiered registration system in which those who sign up the soonest pay the least. As always, the first few batches of registrants save good money. Last year we sold over 50 slots in under 1 minute, and the next price tier within 2 minutes, and we expect this year to be just as competitive! The opening awesome price of $199 gets you five nights of dancing with amazing bands and DJ's, 4 days of classes from many of the top instructors in the world, and of course your unforgettable New Year's party!

Only full camp passes are being sold at this stage! Dance passes and New Years Only passes will be sold later this summer.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DETAILS
First and foremost, you should sign up for an account *before* registration opens. Might as well do it now! This will save time and stress during the registration process. If you already have an account with us, we STRONGLY recommend you retrieve that account info using our automated system so you aren't frustratedly trying to do that AS you register. Also, just in case you were wondering what types of questions we ask during registration, we're providing a picture of our registration screen so you know what to expect.
SEE A PREVIEW: http://www.lindyfocus.com/regform.php

TRACK SYSTEM ANNOUNCED
This year we've got a wide range of tracked classes to allow you to explore your different dance goals. Classes are divided into Main Tracks, Side Tracks, and electives. Your main track usually meets twice per day; think of this as your major. Your side track usually meets once per day; think of this as your minor. There will also be a wide range of electives to choose from for which you don't need to register.

Your main Lindy Hop tracks include Beginner, Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced, and Masters. Furthermore, we will be offering a Lindy Hop Comp & Show track that is a mixed-level track, but we recommend at least an Intermediate/Advanced level of experience, and an Advanced Jazz track. Also, we are very excited to once again be offering two full Balboa tracks: Intermediate & Advanced.

Your Side Tracks are Movement Training, Beginner Blues, Intermediate Blues, Beginner Intermediate Balboa, Beginner Tap, Burlesque, Intro to Aerials, Advanced Aerials, Swingout Analysis, Intermediate Charleston, Advanced Charleston, and Vintage Transcriptions! IMPORTANT: Make sure to read up on these tracks for any level or partner requirements!
READ ABOUT OUR TRACKS: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thecamp.php

INSTRUCTOR LINEUP ANNOUNCED!
Welcome to the Lindy Focus teaching staff: Nina Gilkenson, Andy Reid, Nick Williams, Laura Keat, Kevin St. Laurent, Jo Hoffberg, Dax Hock, Sarah Breck, Juan Villafane, Sharon Davis, William Mauvais, Maeva Truntzer, Mike Faltesek, Casey Schneider, Michael Jagger, Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh, Jeremy Otth, Carla Heiney, Todd Yannacone, Mikey Pedroza, Nikki Marvin, Mickey Fortanasce, Kelly Arsenault, Kate Hedin, Bobby White, Laura Glaess, Mike Roberts!
SEE ALL INSTRUCTORS: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thepeople.php

CONNECT WITH OTHERS, MAKE YOUR PLANS
People have already started using the facebook group and our forums to make their Lindy Focus plans, from carpooling and other travel plans, to Comp and Show partnerships, to room sharing, and more. Start planning now, save yourself stress later!
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_5600678199
VISIT OUR FORUM: http://www.lindyfocus.com/forum/

GET YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW
We encourage all of our attendees to take advantage of our group rate at this beautiful and of course conveniently located hotel, where all events take place. The discounted hotel room rate is $97/night + tax for rooms with two double beds. To go ahead and book a room, use the RESERVE NOW link below or call 888-233-9527.
RESERVE NOW: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/LindyFocus2011
LEARN MORE: http://www.lindyfocus.com/travel.php

MORE UPDATES COMING SOON
So- which bands are playing? What's the deal with competitions? Stay tuned, as we'll be announcing new details throughout the summer!
Visit us and learn more at http://www.lindyfocus.com!

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EARLY REGISTRATION WAS AMAZING
Our first 200 passes sold in under 10 minutes, and since then we've well surpassed 300 registrations, and we're still 6 months out. Thank you to the swing community for your awesome dedication!\

JONATHAN STOUT CAMPUS FIVE AND ORCHESTRA
We are very excited to tell the world that not only will we have the incomparable Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander on Thursday night, but you can also prepare to be blown away by the Jonathan Stout Orchestra on New Year's Eve -- along with more amazing surprises to be announced soon. We know you love the very best live music, so we've spared no expense this year to bring you the cream of the crop in swing music talent. Stay tuned for the rest of our music lineup soon!
SEE ALL TALENT SO FAR: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thepeople.php

TIME TO SIGN UP: NOW
- We've got just 15 spots left at this price point
- The Swingout Analysis Side Track is now full for follows.
- Int. Lindy Hop was closed for follows, but we added a room, so it's now open again!
- Lindy Hop tracks are filling up fast and WILL be capped
- 6 month payment plan is still available until July 15th
REGISTER NOW: http://www.lindyfocus.com/about/register
LEARN MORE: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thecamp.php

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THE BOILERMAKER JAZZ BAND
We are so happy to welcome back these guys for their third Lindy Focus appearance, and they have some special plans to make these performances truly unique for Lindy Focus - secret plans to be revealed later! For one of their two sets, The Boilermaker Jazz Band will be playing alternating sets with Jonathan Stout on the 31st, making for one unforgettable New Year's Eve filled with amazing swing sounds! (no, we're not having a battle - just some of the best swing music in the world kicking out tunes under one very happy roof!)
SEE ALL TALENT SO FAR: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thepeople.php
BOILERMAKERS WEBSITE: http://www.boilermakerjazzband.com/

THE PALMETTO BUG STOMPERS
Featuring the world-renowned bandleader Washboard Chaz, the bugs are a beloved gem of the New Orleans dance scene, not to mention favorites of any swing DJ's who collect contemporary swing music! Lindy Focus is excited to bring them in for two nights of dancing, featuring both a main dance set and a late night set!
SEE ALL TALENT SO FAR: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thepeople.php
BUGS WEBSITE: http://thepalmettobugstompers.com/

SIGN UP NOW AND SAVE
We've just got three days left for the 6 month payment plan! A ton of you have already taken advantage of this great way to make paying for the event easier, so we don't want you to miss this chance!
REGISTER NOW: http://www.lindyfocus.com/about/register
LEARN MORE: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thecamp.php

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DANCE-ONLY PASSES FOR SALE MONDAY 8/15
As with our full camp passes, the earliest dance pass registrants save a chunk of change, so if you're only planning on registering for dances, mark this date on your calendar! Your dance pass gives you entry into all main and late night dances, featuring Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five plus Orchestra, the Boilermaker Jazz Band, the Palmetto Bug Stompers, international DJ's, competition viewing, and nightly instructor performances! If you're planning to buy or have already bought a full camp pass, all dances are of course included.

DJS - MORE TOP SHELF MUSIC!
Even with such an all-star music lineup, we know how important it is that passionate and high quality DJ's are there to bring their amazing music collections to every main dance, late night, and side room. We proudly welcome Head DJ Rob Moreland, along with Jerry Almonte, Michael Gamble, Allen Kerr, Daniel Newsome, and Jo Ann Coker, with more to come!
SEE ALL TALENT SO FAR: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thepeople.php

SEATTLE FLIGHTS CRAZY LOW
Hey, coming to Focus from Seattle? Believe it or not, fares from there to Asheville are at a somewhat historic low. Get 'em while they're hot, people!

SIGN UP NOW!
We've just got six days left for the 5 month payment plan! A ton of you have already taken advantage of this great way to make paying for the event easier, so we don't want you to miss this chance! ALSO we only have 10 full camp slots left at the current price.
REGISTER NOW: http://www.lindyfocus.com/about/register
LEARN MORE: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thecamp.php
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THE TRI-SWING TOURNAMENT
This year's featured competition will be an event like no other. The Tri-Swing Tournament was established in the days of old as a friendly competition between the three most established schools of dance wizardry: Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Slow Drag/Blues. Champions were selected to represent each style, and all competed in syncopated showdowns. The powers-that-be took turns in hosting the tournament, happening only once every five years. It was generally agreed to be a most excellent method of establishing ties between aspiring dance stars of different styles...until, that is, the death toll mounted so high that the tournament was discontinued.

However rumors grew of a discovery in the East - after years of being lost, the Tri-Swing Cup was discovered once again! Our own Departments of Interdisciplinary Swing Dance Cooperation and Jazz Inspired Games and Sports, having made the discovery, have jointly deemed that the time is ripe to resurrect the aged-old Tri-Swing Tournament. All may enter the tournament and all entering shall be champions in their own right. The departments have worked tirelessly over the summer to ensure that all champions remain unharmed, however enter at your own risk!

The format shall be as follows. All competitors must enter with a single partner, and will dance to music selected by the musical adepts among the Lindy Focus staff. The preliminaries shall consist of all-skate heats, during which competitors will be asked to dance Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Slow Drag/Blues in successive rounds which shall be independently judged. The finals shall consist of a grand competitive jam which requires them to demonstrate their showmanship as well as versatility in all styles.

Eternal glory! That is what awaits the winners of the Tri-Swing Tournament. We await your arrival this New Years!
learn more: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thecamp.php
register now : http://www.lindyfocus.com/about/competi ... gistration


COMPETITION REGISTRATION OPEN
In addition to the Tri-Swing Tournament, we'll host a Solo Jazz and Charleston Competition, the return of the Novice Any-Swing-Goes Jack and Jill, and Open Jack and Jill for both Lindy Hop and Balboa, and for your entertainment and inspiration, an Invitational Jack and Jill for both Lindy Hop and Balboa. We expect all divisions to sell out. Register soon.


WELCOME JOSH COLLAZO
We're very excited to announce that vintage jazz drumming phenom Josh Collazo will be joining Jonathan Stout (Campus Five and Orchestra) to round out what is already an unforgettable lineup of the very best in live swing music.


AIRFARE TRACKER
We're tracking one-way fares flying into Asheville from all over the US and Canada using kayak.com. Visit our special fares page, and click on a price to see the details. Check 'em out!
see the fares: http://www.lindyfocus.com/travel.prices.php
our travel page: http://www.lindyfocus.com/travel.php
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ADDED MAIN INSTRUCTORS ADAM, ABIGAIL, AND NELLE
Balboa lovers will surely delight in these awesome additions to our already stellar lineup of Balboa instructors: Adam Speen, Abigail Browning, and Nelle Cherry! Among their many accomplishments are Adam and Nelle taking first place at ILHC this year in the Strictly Balboa division, and Adam and Abigail taking second place in last year's Lindy Focus Invitational Balboa division. Welcome, guys!

SPECIAL GUESTS: PETER LOGGINS AND MORE
We're very excited to add the outstanding Peter Loggins to our lecture and judging lineup! We'd also like to warmly welcome Rich Werden who'll be running several levels of music electives and helping to organize music jams. Also helping make Lindy Focus awesome this year are Chance Bushman, Giselle Anguizola, Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet! Stay tuned for more guest announcements soon...

FLOOR CREW PERSON STILL NEEDED
We are still looking for one more person to work on the floor crew for this year's event. The job will take about 18 total hours, it'll be done over 3 days (12/26, 12/27, and 1/1), and requires that you arrive at the event by 2pm on December 26th. You will need to be in good physical shape as you will be doing about 6 hours of manual labor each of the three days. If you are interested and available, please contact us for more details and information regarding compensation for the work. (Note: We are not in need of workers in any other department at this time).

TRACKS SELLING OUT
Following is a list of the many main and side tracks that have now sold out. There are still a lot of great tracks open to choose from!! For instance Advanced Jazz, Lindy Hop Comp & Show, and Balboa! There's also generally more space left for leads - which might mean that, ladies, it's time to work on your leading! See our website for the full list of track options.

Side Tracks:
Advanced Charleston closed for Leads
Intermediate Blues closed for Follows
Advanced Aerials closed for Leads and Follows
Beginner Tap closed for Leads and Follows

Main Tracks (the following all closed for follows):
Intermediate Lindy Hop
Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop
Advanced Lindy Hop
Masters Lindy Hop

And just so you know:
8 follow spots left in Beg/Int Lindy Hop
2 follow spots left in Adv Balboa

Lots of great class options remaining! Don't miss out on your chance to take part in our epic tenth year celebration!
REGISTER NOW: http://www.lindyfocus.com/about/register
LEARN MORE: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thecamp.php
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TRACK CLOSINGS AND SELLINGS-OUT!
So! As you may have noticed if you visit our Facebook wall, there is a hot market for passes as ladies who didn't sign up in time for Lindy Hop classes snatch up the tickets of those who can't make it. Don't get caught out in the cold, things are filling up fast!

- Swingout Analysis side track is now closed for leads.
- Beginner Blues side track is now closed for leads and follows.
- Only a handful of slots left in…well…everything!
- There is still room for leads in the main Lindy Hop tracks!
- Follows whose desired track is full: consider getting a dance pass instead, using your saved $$ for private lessons!

HOTEL ROOMS - GET ONE.
Our lovely venue and hotel the Crowne Plaza Resort will almost definitely sell out this year, and likely very soon -- just around 25 rooms left in the entire hotel!
TRAVEL INFO: http://www.lindyfocus.com/travel.php
BOOK NOW: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/LindyFocus2011

COMPETITIONS SELLING OUT!
Just like everything else, these babies aren't gonna last much longer!
- Less than 10 spots left for the Open Lindy Hop Jack and Jill for follows.
- You must posess a full pass or dance pass in order to compete.
- We expect ALL competitions to sell out prior to the event. Do NOT expect to sign up at the event for any competition, you will not have a slot.
COMPETITION INFO: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thecamp.php?section=comps
SIGNUP FOR COMPS NOW: http://www.lindyfocus.com/about/competi ... gistration

FINAL PAYMENT PLAN ENDING SOON
The 2 month payment plan will only be available through next Monday, November 15th. After that, all payments must be made in full.

STAFF PAGE IS NOW LIVE - CHECK US OUT!
Lindy Focus staffers are hardcore. They deserve mad and many props, and you can check them out here:
NEW STAFF PAGE: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thepeople.php?section=staff
ALL PEOPLE: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thepeople.php

COMING SOON
Information and pricing for New-Year's-Only tickets and individual evening dances will be coming along shortly. Thanks for your patience!

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSING
And just so you know, we are planning on closing all Lindy Focus pre-registration on December 5th.

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BOUTIQUE, CONSIGNMENT SHOP AND VENDORS!
Dying for something new to wear for New Year's Eve? No Problem! This year we will have our very own Vintage & Consignment Boutique! Not only will we be scouring the local shops for amazing vintage dresses & clothes but we will also give YOU the opportunity to consign some of those items that you may be looking to change up. Add that to our growing list of outstanding vintage apparel and accessory vendors, and you're sure to be at your finest this New Year's Eve!

Vendors include: Forties Forward, Creations by Crawford, Aris Allen Dance Shoes, Vintage Jazz Art, and the Miss Heartland Calendar!

BOUTIQUE AND CONSIGNMENT INFO: http://www.lindyfocus.com/extras.php
SEE ALL VENDORS: http://www.lindyfocus.com/extras.php#vendors


BALBOA AT LINDY FOCUS
We are very happy to remind you that opportunities to study, observe, practice, and rock out on all things Balboa abound at Lindy Focus and include, but will not be limited to:

- Two Leveled Balboa Main Tracks
- A Balboa Side Track
- Several Balboa Electives
- Open and Invitational Balboa Jack & Jill Competitions
- Two daytime Balboa meetups / practices
- A special place for Bal dancers to meet up and ID each other at main dances
- Balboa-specific alternate late night dance rooms!

And if you aren't already signed up for a Bal main track, consider this: Class sizes are small and intimate, meaning you'll get considerably more instructor-attention than you could ever expect at a large camp!
… come get your Bal seriously on at this year's Lindy Focus!


LOVE OUR SPONSORS!
Love Lindy Focus? Support our sponsors! The following amazing events are sponsors of Lindy Focus this year. Check them out!
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ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSING!
After a marvelous showing (over 700 people attending the full week!), it's time to wrap up our online registration for this year. The final day to register for a Full Camp pass will be Monday, December 5th. Those still wishing to get a Dance Pass, a New Year's Only Pass, or to register for competitions can still do so until Friday the 9th, but can only pay via paypal (no checks).
EVENT INFO: http://www.lindyfocus.com/thecamp.php
REGISTER NOW: http://www.lindyfocus.com/about/register

NEW THIS YEAR: FIELD DAY!
You asked for it and you got it -- A day of blessed downtime! Or, well, sort of. In the middle of camp (the 30th), we're very excited to be having our first ever Field Day: a day of no main classes, but lots of amazing things to do, many of which are AWESOME, but none of which are mandatory. We'll have amazing lectures and video presentations with Lennart Westerlund and Peter Loggins, vintage fashion workshops/craftshops (hair, makeup, and accessories for women AND men), hosted practice sessions, music and tap jams, and an all-day Youtube and games room! Side Tracks and elective classes will also meet. So if you need to take a breather, you can by all means do so - but you can also participate in this awesome selection of both unique learning opportunities and silly fun times.

CAMP SCHEDULE LIVE
Our mostly-finished detailed Camp Schedule is now online, including classes, competitions, field day activities, and more! We will continue to update this schedule with the latest information over the next two weeks.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS STAFF ADDED
As regular attendees know well, we do our best to provide for your physical upkeep while you're here, and to that effect we're happy to announce our wellness staff for this year: Morning Yoga classes will be led by Kathleen Hahn, Evening Yoga classes will be led by Jennifer Cutler, a special field day foot-focused partner stretching class will be taught by Elyse Sparkes, and our massage therapists, available by signup and working throughout camp are Jason Sager and Emily Watson.

MORE REASONS TO GET A DANCE PASS
So, in addition to evening activities (dances, competitions, performances) dance pass holders can also take advantage of a whole range of other non-dance-class happenings such as lectures, yoga classes, all field day activities, and of course you can also take private lessons from any of our amazing instructors and special guests - come join us!

ADDED SPONSORS - ALL BAL!
We're also very excited to have added some event sponsors, including All Balboa Weekend for the Open Balboa Jack and Jill, and Jason Sager and Elyse Sparks (massage therapists) for our Invitational divisions! Some hard-working winners are going to be very happy…
SPONSORS PAGE: http://www.lindyfocus.com/sponsors.php
ALL BALBOA WEEKEND: http://www.allbalboa.com

Visit us and learn more at http://www.lindyfocus.com!

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