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  • Bob/Beverly Budzynski
    Hi Dancers, If you want to sit in the best seats in the house, we still have 3 seats left in our section. Since, they re the best seats in the house, they
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 21, 2004
      Hi Dancers,
      If you want to sit in the best seats in the house, we still have 3 seats left in our section. Since, they're the best seats in the house, they won't last long. With our group the ticket price is only $90.00.  email me back at bbudzyn@... or call at 810-694-7625 to secure these last great seats. First come, first served.
      Bob & Beverly


      Registration for the Event...
      For all Pre-Registrations after June 20th, please call Phil @ 615-242-2674. You may also wait and register at the event. Do not mail any registrations after June 20th.  

      Volunteers for the Event...
      We need volunteers for the event. If you are interested please call or email us and let us know your availablity. We are trading volunteer hours for workshop hours. Thanks.
      Competition Entries Deadline Extended...
      We are accepting additional competition dance entries at the event, but, we would appreciate your pre-registration of any dance entries to help speed up the registration process at the event. Please check for competition registration cut off times upon arrival.
      Note: The Fast Dance Division is any dance danced to a tempo of 180 beats per minute or faster. All couples are welcome to dance in this Division. You may dance this division with the same partner that you compete with in the Open Divisions.

      Seating Availability...
      Platinum seats are sold out! Gold, Silver & Bronze seats available.
      After selling out our room block, the Marriott Renaissance graciously agreed to give us more rooms at the $89.00 rate. Call 1-800-228-9290 for reservations.

      Shuttle and Transportation from Airport...
      We are working on a special shuttle price and should have this in place in a few days... update to follow.
      Recent Announcement...AAU Junior Olympic National Championship!
      The AAU Junior Olympics has designated the Michigan Classic as the "National Championship Site" for West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop.  The top three Finalists for dancers 6 - 22 of age competing in the Kids, Young Adult, Classic, and Showcase divisions for West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop will receive official Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from the AAU Olympic Committee in special ceremonies at the Michigan Classic.  They will also qualify for the 2004 Junior Olympics in Swing Dance to be held on August 6th in Des Moines, Iowa.  Some 50,000 athletes, artists and spectators will attend the 2004 Games. 
      Latest News...
      Miramax Films in Hollywood just announced a special promotion for the Michigan Classic Dance Championships that includes souvenir items (CD soundtracks, T-shirts, Posters) from their upcoming movie, "Shall We Dance", starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. They will be given out as prizes at the event.  Miramax will be also running movie trailers on a special video monitor across from the Registration Area. 

      Seminar News...
      Skippy Blair is still taking reservations for her 3-day combined "Intensive & Judging Seminar" at the Michigan Classic on  Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Complete package includes 9 instructional modules, 1 Motion Study workshop and 1 Critique Session lasting a total of more than 20 hours. The price is only $225.  Option to register for individual days or modules. Please call Phil @ 615-242-2674 to pre-register. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to take these classes. Skippy is on her final tour and these seminars will not be available much longer!
      Welcome All Kids...
      All kids between the ages of 6 and 16 who are accompanied by a parent or guardian will eligible for a 3-day Weekend Pass (excluding Saturday Dinner) for just $15. Special dance workshops will also be taught for kids by Lacey Schwimmer and Jared Murillo. 
      GM World...
      General Motors is featuring a spectacular auto show with over 50 early and late-model cars on turntables and static displays accented by video screens and fountains on the main level of the hotel.  It can be seen from the balcony just outside the Main Competition Ballroom.  Admission is free.
      Local Attractions...
      If you need a short break from a weekend of dancing, we've got great options!  Within 1 mile of the General Motors Global Center sit 4 major Gaming Venues: MGM Grand / Mirage Casino, Motor City Casino, Greektown Casino, and Windsor Casino.  There's also the Hard Rock Cafe and Hockeytown Cafe.  And the General Motors Global Center features over 50 Retail Shops, a Food Court with 20 fast-food outlets and several elegant Dining Restaurants -- plus the 77-story Marriott Renaissance, the tallest hotel in America.
      Riverboat Cruises...
      Diamond Jack's Cruises on the Detroit River -- the world's busiest waterway separating Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Canada -- embark right outside the General Motors Global Center at 1 PM and 3:30 PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Cost is $14 for Adults, $10 for children.  Beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks are available for purchase onboard.  Tickets may be purchased immediately prior to each cruise on a 1st-come basis.  Tour includes 22 points of interest.
      Entertainment Summary...
      Audience participates in Olympic-style "Eveready Flashlight Spectacular"
      Warner Brothers artist, Rachel Martin" sings the "National Anthem"
      Robert Royston performs a complete reprise of Gene Kelly's "Singin' in the Rain"
      Lacey Schwimmer performs Rhythmic Gymnastics ribbon routine to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
      Torri Smith performs lyrical routine to "When You Wish Upon A Star"
      Buddy Schwimmer hosts "Swing Bandstand", a 100-year choreographic salute to Swing by 10 Champion couples
      Special dance and video salute to dancers who competed on ABC's "Dance Fever" show
      Audience participates in Skippy Blair's "80th Birthday Salute"
      Top dancers compete in the "Motor City All-Star Lindy vs West Coast Swing Challenge"
      It all happens on Fourth of July Weekend at the General Motors Global Center -- the tallest hotel in America -- on the banks of the Detroit River.  Wanna see it?  Wanna experience it?  Gotta buy a ticket!  Here's how!
      Visit our website for photos, video clips, schedules, workshop info, hotel info, competition forms, and previews!

        Thanks and see you in Detroit on July 4th Weekend! 

                                  Phillip & Louise
                                  Dance America Productions!
                                  2515 Nolensville RD
                                  Nashville, TN 37211


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