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You don’t stop dancing because you’ve grown old. You grow old because you’ve stopped dancing.

Dance Lessons, Workshops, Special Events coming up…

In addition to our monthly Swing & Ballroom Dances in Norwich, VT, and our Second Saturday Salsa Dances at Gusanoz Restaurant in Lebanon, we also offer monthly workshops with world-class, visiting instructors. Come and join the fun! We’re a friendly group, and learning to dance is easier than you think.

For thirteen years, the Upper Valley Dance Network has hosted some of the most remarkable instructors in North America and created numerous opportunities for Upper Valley residents to experience the joy of dance.

Over the years we have hosted many World Champion dancers and instructors; including the great legend of Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning, plus World Swing Dance Champions Natalie Gomes and Yuval Hod, World Lindy Hop Champions Benjamin & Geneviève, US Dance Champions, Natalie Mavor Miles, Richard Caruso and Diane Sangermano, 3-time Feather Award Winner and US Latin Champion, Enio Cordoba, and so many others.

This 2011 season, will be our last season at Tracy Hall in Norwich, VT. We will close our Tracy Hall dances with a final Salsa Immersion Weekend in February with the great Salsa instructor from Los Angeles; Enio Cordoba! Enio is one of the top Salsa dance instructors in the US. We are very privileged to have hosted all of these World and National dance champions to teach in the Upper Valley, and we are pleased to bring you for the second time, Enio Cordoba.

Please join us on the weekend of February 4, 5, and 6 for the Upper Valley Dance Network’s final dance event at Tracy Hall in Norwich. (Note that our “Second Saturday” monthly Salsa dances will continue at Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant in Lebanon, NH.)

See you on the dance floor! --

Enio Cordoba…                     February 4 to 6, 2011
Salsa Immersion with Enio Cordoba

February 4 to 6, 2011
Salsa Immersion
Dance Weekend
with Enio Cordoba

US Latin Champion and
3-time Feather Award Winner

World-class Master Salsa Instructor

Friday night workshop & opening dance
All-day Saturday workshops
Huge Saturday night party with performances…

Black Beans Cuban/Salsa Band
plus Salsa DJ Spin Doctor

Private lessons available on Sunday
Our Huge Annual Latin dance Party!

Tracy Hall (town hall), Norwich, Vermont
and The Newport Ballroom, Newport, NH
US Amateur & Rising Star Professional Latin Champion, Enio Cordoba, is among the most in demand Salsa teachers in the world. In addition to owning the most popular Salsa club in Los Angeles- The Granada, Enio is a judge at the World Salsa Championships in Orlando, and has choreographed for many of the top West Coast Salsa World Champions. We are fortunate to have Enio because after he purchased the Granada he quit traveling to focus on making his club very successful.

Black Beans Latin/Cuban Band at Upper Valley Dance Network
Black Beans Cuban/Salsa
Band will play for
Upper Valley Dance Network
Enio has received three coveted Feather Awards (like the Academy Awards for dancers) - twice as the Hottest Mambo Dancer and once as the Top Teacher. In 1998 Enio taught at the prestigious World Dance Congress in Blackpool, the European Salsa Congress, the Dutch Professional Congress, the Belgian Dance Congress, and has taught in Spain, Austria, Italy, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia, Canada plus many times in London. In 1999 he taught at the German Congress in Frankfurt and returned to Blackpool for the World Social Dance Congress.

His specialty is combining the street feel of Salsa with the speed and control of trained competitive dancers. His massive classes are the largest in Los Angeles because the focus is on great social dancing, not show patterns that are out of place in crowded clubs.

In 1982 Enio choreographed the dancing for Mr. Mister’s video Broken Wings which subsequently went #1 on MTV. In 1987 Enio choreographed and danced in a commercial for PIM pantyhose. In 1998 Enio taught Director Randa Haines prior to the filming of “Dance With Me”. He also trained various members of the cast including Vanessa Williams, Chayenne, Joan Plowright, Harry Groener, Scott Paetty, and Jane Krakowski. Enio and his partner, Terryl Jones can be seen in many scenes throughout the movie and helped choreographed much of the dancing behind the scenes. They can be seen in the current Chevrolet Impala commercials appearing on Spanish networks.

Quoting the famous Edie, The Salsa FREEK; “The caliber of instruction by Enio Cordoba is unparalleled. [Enio] teaches at the Let’s Dance Studio in Alhambra, California, and has a student base numbering the thousands.” Enio is truly a World-class Master! We are thrilled to bring Enio all the way from Los Angeles to teach some of the most unique Salsa workshops that may ever be offered in Vermont.

See why Enio has for 15 years consistently taught the biggest Salsa classes in LA and around the world. One of the few dancers to have excelled in the Salsa, Swing, and Latin Ballroom worlds. His Salsa Nightclub, The Granada, has been named the best Salsa Club in LA for several consecutive years.

On Saturday, each workshop is 75-minutes long with practice time after each one to give you a chance to really learn and remember the material.
Weekend Schedule
All workshops taught by Enio Cordoba and Terryl Jones

Friday, February 4, 2011
    The Newport Ballroom, 35 Main Street, Newport, NH

  • Intro - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Club Salsa: Enio-style
    (all levels, no partner needed). One of the most rewarding ways to learn any dance style is with an emphasis on the roots and early character of the dance. Salsa is a street dance that emerged in Latin clubs long before it found its way into ballrooms. This introduction to Club Salsa will take you back to its roots - Enio-style. No partner is required.
  • Rueda - 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Rueda de Casino (Casino Rueda 1)
    (all levels, no partner needed). Why dance with just one person when you can dance with a whole roomful? Born in Havana, this easy form of Salsa is so much fun because it allows everyone to dance the same moves in a circle at the same time. “Salsa Rueda”, as it is commonly known, is the basis for most of the salsa dancing in Miami and is popular in many other communities. See an example of it here from: Stanford University
  • Fri - 9:30 PM - 12:00 AM: Friday Night Salsa Party
    Join us for our weekend opening party. There will be Salsa dancers from the local scene as well as from other parts of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Canada. Our DJ will be our own DJ Spin Doctor.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
    Tracy Hall (town hall), 300 Main Street, Norwich, VT

  • A - 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Great Patterns to Make Your Salsa Sizzle
    (Some Salsa experience recommended, no partner needed.) On1? On2? Linear salsa? Rotational Salsa? Cuban Style? Columbian? Puerto Rican? New York? LA? Why choose only one Style? The best dancers in the world use techniques from all of these styles. Learn how to incorporate all of these techniques for a very smooth, tight Club Salsa.
  • Fifteen minute Practice
  • B - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Breaking the Myths of Salsa
    (All levels, no partner needed. This class is a recommended prerequisite for any of the other classes because Enio will build on what he covers here.) In one session learn the secrets and differences of Club Salsa that will make you shine on the floor and look like you’ve been dancing Salsa all your life. Enio will cover the four levels of the Salsa basic and introduce the concept of Rotational and Pivot turns. All other classes will use the material from this class as a basis.
  • One-hour Dance-Lunch Break
    Get a sandwich from the deli across the street, then come back and eat and dance.
  • C - 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM: Rueda de Casino (Casino Rueda 2)
    (All levels, no partner needed). Every Rueda group creates and adds their own moves. Enio has added some that are also great for club Salsa dancing.
  • Fifteen minute Practice
  • D - 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Sizzling Salsa inspired by Swing & Tango
    (Some Salsa experience recommended, no partner needed). Some of the most innovative moves in Salsa are often steps converted from West Coast Swing, Hustle or Tango.
  • Three hour Dinner Break
    There are lots of great restaurants nearby. Grab a bite with friends and come back for the Black Beans Band at 8:00 PM.
  • Dance - 8:00 PM - 12:30 AM: Saturday Night Salsa Party
      The Black Beans Band & DJ Spin Doctor

    And what a party it will be! We’ll start the night at 8:00 pm sharp with one of the driving forces of the Salsa scene in the Upper Valley; our own DJ Spin Doctor. Then, at 9:00 pm, the popular Black Beans Cuban/Salsa band will be on stage and rotate music sets with DJ Spin Doctor until Midnight.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
    The Newport Ballroom, 35 Main Street, Newport, NH

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: One-hour Private Lessons Available - with Enio Cordoba or with Terryl Jones
    (all levels, no partner needed). Reserve your spot early for one of these ten coveted private lesson times with Enio or with Terryl. Terryl and Enio will each (separately) offer private lessons between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM (last start time is 5:00 pm).
    Choose your instructor (Terryl or Enio) and write to us at to reserve your spot.
Overnight Accommodations: Details available soon.

Registration Fees:
New! Student Registration:
Specially Discounted Student-only rates.
All inclusive Weekend registration (all events on Fri & Sat): $78.00
Two Friday lessons and Dance: $20.00
Friday lessons à la carte $10.00/each
Friday dance only: $8.00
Four Saturday workshops: $48.00, or individual, 75-minute workshops at $12.00/each.
Saturday dance (live band & DJ) and performances: $10.00

Standard Registration: Standard rates.
All inclusive Weekend registration (all events on Fri & Sat): $98.00
Two Friday lessons and Dance: $30.00
Friday lessons à la carte $12.00/each
Friday dance only: $10.00
Four Saturday workshops: $60.00, or individual, 75-minute workshops at $15.00/each.
Saturday dance (live band & DJ) and performances: $12.00

No partner is required for the workshops or dance.

Payment: We can accept checks and money orders only in US funds. Credit card payments may be made only in advance, online when you register. Payment instructions will be provided at the end of the online registration process.

Questions? Call or write to John & Sandra at 603-643-5065 or

Past Events: Other Instructors we have hosted…

Benjamin Ricard and Geneviève Kérouac…
Learn to Swing dance with Ben and Gen

Smooth-style Swing
& Jazz Dance Workshops
with Benjamin & Geneviève

World Swing Dance Champions

after the workshops…
Lewis Franco &
the Missing Cats Band

on stage Saturday night!

Tracy Hall (the town hall)
Norwich, Vermont
World Swing Dance Champions, Ben and Gen are from Quebec City, Canada. They are showcase champions at the 2005 World Lindy Hop Championships, 2006 and 2007 National Jitterbug Championships, 2007 World Swing Dance Championships, and the 2008 Canadian Swing Dance Championships. Besides being great performers and dancers, they are wonderful and caring teachers. They have been teaching worldwide for the last few years and the success of Portoswing dance studios where they both teach is a reflection of their dedicated work.

Natalie Mavor Miles…
Learn to Salsa with Natalie Mavor Miles

Salsa & Merengue
Dance Workshops
with Natalie Mavor Miles

USA Rising Star Rhythm Champion

after the workshops…
Salsa Dance
with Salsero, DJ Spin Doctor

Tracy Hall (the town hall)
Norwich, Vermont
US Champion Dancer, Natalie Mavor, is the daughter of Australian Ballroom Champions, Roy and June Mavor. She started dancing at age 5, studying various styles of dance including, modern, jazz, tap, ballet, flamenco and eventually Ballroom and Latin. She began earning national championship titles at the age of fifteen.

Natalie has been a featured dancer on such projects as The Young and the Restless, The Geena Davis Show, The Fosse Awards, The Latin Image Awards, The Boston Tree Lighting Ceremony, a performance with Bob Hope, including a performance with Harry Connick, Jr. at the Belagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Natalie has toured with the Peter Maxwell Ballroom Dance Theatre, worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines performing in Hooray for Hollywood, Gotta Dance and Showstoppers. She has also worked for Crystal Cruise Lines as a performer, teacher and co-producer of That’s Dancin’.

Film credits include; Can’t Stop Dancing, The Swan Princess, The Contest (Santa Monica Film Festival), Dance With Me, starring Vanessa Williams, and the Disney film, Enchanted, starring Patrick Dempsey.

Natalie has most recently finished working as a featured dancer on the 80th Annual Academy Awards Show.

Natalie is completely versed in the International style and the American style of Ballroom and Latin. There are few instructors that we can bring to the Upper Valley who are as accomplished as Natalie. She is an exceptional instructor, as anyone who has taken classes with her will tell you. Natalie has taught several workshops for us in recent years. She joins us this season to teach one of the many dances she loves - Salsa.

These workshops are suitable for all levels of dancers. Scroll down for advance registration.

Richard & Diane…
Learn to Ballroom dance with Richard and Diane

Ballroom - Waltz
Dance Workshops
with Richard Caruso
& Diane Sangermano

National Ballroom Dance Champion

after the workshops…
The O-Tones Band
on stage Saturday night!

Tracy Hall (town hall)
Norwich, Vermont
The O-Tones R&B / West Coast Swing band at Upper Valley Dance Network
The O-Tones Band played
Upper Valley Dance Network’s
2009 Annual Holiday Dance.
US Dance Champion, Richard Caruso, together with his wife, Diane, were our featured instructors for our 2009 Annual Holiday Dance. They are both marvelous dancers and their instruction is clear and easy to understand.

Join us each year in December to learn to Foxtrot, Waltz, or another ballroom dance for the Holidays.

Natalie Mavor & Curtis Collins …

Natalie & Curtis
US Dance Champions

Sheila Larsson & John Tomeny…
Learn to Salsa with John & Sheila

Salsa Dance Workshops
with John & Sheila

Upper Valley Salseros

Tracy Hall (the town hall)
Norwich, Vermont

Taste the excitement of Salsa in the Upper Valley.

Puerto Rican dancer, Sheila Larsson, grew up dancing to the great Salsa bands. Nicknamed “Liquid” because of her amazing fluidity on the dance floor, Sheila exudes salsa in every move she makes. She is ready to dance at the first beat of a salsa rhythm, and she’s usually the last dancer on the floor. If you want to understand Cuban Motion, one of the foundations of salsa dance, Sheila can show it to you like few others can.

John Tomeny is a driving force in the Salsa dance scene of the Upper Valley, both as a DJ and as an instructor. A dance teacher for fifteen years, John brings a unique depth of professional experience to dance instruction. But he never forgets to have fun as he spreads an infectious joy for dance in every class he teaches.
John & Sandra Tomeny…

Learn to Swing Dance with John and Sandra

Smooth-style Swing
Dance Workshops
with John & Sandra

Co-directors of the
Upper Valley Dance Network

Tracy Hall (the town hall)
Norwich, Vermont

John and Sandra Tomeny are personable and engaging instructors who have been creating opportunities for dance in the Upper Valley and greater New England region for over 15 years. New students to their classes frequently remark at how their instruction is clear and easy to understand. They bring a depth of professional experience to dance instruction while infusing their classes with humor and an ever present joy for dance.

Smooth Style Swing is a style of swing dance first introduced by Dean Collins in the 1940’s. Smooth Style Swing is both a popular style of Lindy Hop today and the inspiration from which West Coast Swing emerged. Since it is one of the “roots” of modern day swing dance (both west coast and east coast swing), learning Smooth Style technique and movement will help you to master other styles of swing dance more easily.
Steve & Rebecca…

Learn to Swing dance with Steve and Rebecca

Smooth-style Swing
Dance Workshops
with Steve & Rebecca D

American Lindy Hop, and
Swingin’ New England
Dance Champions

Tracy Hall (the town hall)
Norwich, Vermont

Richard & Pam…

Learn to Waltz with Richard Clough

Waltz Workshops
with Richard Clough
from the Moving Company, Keene, NH

Tracy Hall (the town hall)
Norwich, Vermont

Sylvia & Nick…

Learn to Swing dance with Sylvia Sykes and Nick Williams

Smooth-style Swing
& Balboa Dance Workshops
with Sylvia Sykes & Nick Williams
World Champion Lindy Hop & Balboa

Two Great Days of Workshops and Three Awesome Dance Parties with guest DJs Byron “Turbo B” Alley (Ottawa) and Charmin’ Dee (Montreal) joining House DJ “Spin Doctor”.

Tracy Hall (the town hall)
Norwich, Vermont

Natalie Gomes & Yuval Hod…

Natalie & Yuval
World Swing Dance Champions

Performing at…
Tracy Hall
Norwich, Vermont

Upper Valley Dance Network
Dance Info: 603-643-5065
PO Box 5184, Hanover, NH 03755

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