Casa Silverton presents

3rd Annual

2019 Casa Silverton Dance Stampede

August 23 - 26, 2019

In New Denver, BC. Canada

2 Venues, 28 Workshops, 5 Instructors, 2 Dances, Milongas



FRIDAY  August 23rd

                                                                  BOSUN HALL                                                           HOSPITAL GYM

9:30am - 10:45am                   #1.  ARGENTINE TANGO #1 (P&D)                                  #2. CASINO RUEDA (BT)

11:00am - 12:15pm                   #3.  MILONGA (P&D)                                                                   #4. SAMBA* (TL)


1:30pm - 2:45pm                       #5 FOXTROT (TL)                                                                 #6  BACHATA (BT)

3:00pm - 4:15pm        #7.  NIGHT CLUB TWO STEP (AL)                                                          #8.  SALSA (BT)

7:00pm - 8:15pm           #9. WEST COAST SWING (AL)

8:15pm - 11:00pm  DANCE (DJ Music, Mixers, Mini Lesson(Blues), Dance Demos) Potluck Snacks

SATURDAY August 24th

9:30am - 10:45am       #10.  ARGENTINE TANGO #2 (P&D)                                                       11.QUICKSTEP*(TL)

11:00am - 12:15pm                    #12.  VALSE (P&D)                                                                 #13.  RUMBA  (MW)


1:30pm - 2:45pm                         #14  CHA CHA (BT)                                                           #15DOUBLE SHUFFLE(MW)

3:00pm - 4:15pm                        #16.  HUSTLE (AL)                                                                  #17.  BOLERO (TL)

7:30pm - 8:45pm                    #18. SAMBA LINE DANCE (BT)

8:45 - Midnight   DANCE Theme: ??    (DJ Music, Mixers, Mini Lesson(Blues), Dance Demos) Dress Semi Formal  Potluck Snacks

SUNDAY August 25th

10:45am – Noon         #19.ARGENTINE TANGO#3(P&D)                                                    #20 WALTZ (MW)


1:30pm - 2:45pm              #21  TWO STEP (MW)                                                                       #22  SWING (AL)

3:00pm - 4:15pm         #23 NUEVO TANGO (P&D)                                                           #24 CROSS STEP WALTZ (AL)

MONDAY  August 26th

                                            BOSUN HALL                                 

9:30am - 10:45am       #25.  "Meet The Three Foxes! (American, International, & Laminu)" (AL) 

This workshop is a wonderful introduction to, and exploration of, the similarities and differences between the three major Foxtrot styles commonly seen today on the dance floor:  The "International Ballroom" style, the "American Standard", and the "Laminu".  You'll learn how to dance to a variety of musical speeds and how to seamlessly transition between all three foxtrot styles.  Expect some fabulous music to boot!  Not to be missed! 

11:00am - 12:15pm      #26 "Swinging Outside the Box - Fabulous Swing Variations!" (AL)

Learn the art of "poly-rhythmic improvisation" and the use of alternate 4, 6, and 8-count rhythms in swing with this fun East Coast Swing based approach to dance that addresses the use of tight partnering, framework, lead/follow connection, and energy to break in and out of 6-count rhythms.  Amazingly simple to do, yet so much fun!  Perfect for dancers who want to focus on partnering and connection while learning a whole lot more about dancing outside the box.


1:30pm - 2:45pm             #27 "Tango'd up in Blues & Swing" (AL)  

Learn to cut the floor with some sultry tango combo's & breaks that are easily inserted into your blues & WCS styling.  A great way to broaden your dance horizons and blend your favorite styles together. This will definitely put the "wow" factor into any dance you do!                      

3:00pm - 4:15pm              #28.  "The Art of Fusion (Musicality in Motion)" (AL) 

Fusion is one of the newest and coolest styles to hit the dance scene, and like blues or tango, it focusses much more on partnering, musicality, energy, and improv rather than on rote steps or patterns.  In this class you'll not only learn how to co-create and communicate movement on the dance floor to allow for more deliciousness, trust, and creative play with your partner, we'll also explore such concepts as dynamic framework; effortless flow; and the art of "conversational" partnering.  Believe me, it will take your dance to a whole new level! 

NOTE! All Monday Workshops are non-novice.  Some familiarity with basic steps (of any dance style) and partnering assumed

Note: All Workshops are 75 minutes long, beginner/Intermediate. * Indicates the Dance is an Intermediate Dance. REMEMBER ! Workshops move along at a quick pace and are not like a normal class. Video Taping will happen just after each Workshop.


FROM CALGARY: Michael Wiebe (CDC) (MW), Boun Tea (CDC) (BT), Paul & Denise Varro (CDC) (P&D)

FROM SEATLE (WA): Ari Levitt (AL)

CDC is The Calgary Dance Club

DANCE STAMPEDE PRICES:                                               

ADVANCE DISCOUNT WEEKEND PASS (Thursday to Sunday) (On/Before August 17th, 2019) $190.00

ADVANCE DISCOUNT FULL EVENT PASS (Thursday to Monday) (On/Before August 17th, 2019) $250.00

AT THE DOOR; Workshop (75min) $15.00

Friday Dance  $5.00

Saturday Dance $10.00

Friday Day Pass  $75.00

Saturday Day Pass $80.00             "

Sunday Day Pass $40.00               "

Monday Day Pass $55.00

link to purchase the Weekend or Full Event Pass at

For Further Info On The Event Please Contact: Michael Wiebe (403) 819-9974 Call or Text, or

You can find Addition Info at the under "Events" , or casasilverton group on facebook. (Ask to Join)



Ari is a world-class instructor, well-known for both his fun, energetic, and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance, and for his clear, articulate teaching style that can take even the most complex steps and concepts and make them easy to understand and fun to do.  Focusing on the art of social partner dancing, Ari has been teaching and performing nationally and internationally for over 30 years.  He is the co-founder and director of "Waltz Week in Vienna”, “Harrison Hot Springs Dance & Spa Retreat”, “Mexico Dance Week”, “Waltz Fest NW”, “Heart-Sound Fusion”, and "The New Zealand Dance Adventure"; and is one of this country's leading innovators and instructors in the areas of "blended" social-partner dance, cross-step waltz, "fusion" waltz, "fusion" swing, & night club 2-step.

     When not dancing, Ari is a physician on faculty with Singularity University's "Exponential Medicine” program, and is a pioneer in the burgeoning field of "Experiential Wellness Medicine" which, among other things, uses dance movement & connection as a modality for diagnosing and treating patients, for personal coaching, for couples counseling, for corporate leadership training, for promoting wellness behaviors, and for bringing greater joy & satisfaction to one's life.

   You can learn more about Ari at, or

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THU LUU has owned Ballroom and Country Dance Studio in Calgary for 25 years.  Thu has competed in various competitions in North America in both international and American style dances for standard and smooth and Latin and rhythm. He also runs the Calgary Open Dance Competition which runs every May. Next year will be the 28th year on May 09 2020. He hopes to see some of you there!

MICHAEL WIEBE has been teaching in Calgary for over 20 years. He has competed in American Standard Smooth and International Standard Smooth. He teaches at the Calgary Dance Club and also teaches Workshops for the KDBS Club in Nelson BC. He is the owner of Casa Silverton Guest House in Silverton, and the Organizer of this Event !

BOUN TEA has been teaching with the Calgary Dance Club ( for almost 15 years.  He has received the most improved Teaching Assistant award in his first year (2005/2006) and most helpful Teaching Assistant award (2012). Boun is well known in the Calgary Latin, Ballroom (competitive and social), and Country dance scenes.  One could say that Boun really enjoys partner dancing. :)

PAUL & DENISE VARRO have been dancing with the U of C Ballroom club for about 20 years.6 years ago they started dancing Argentine Tango and have their own dance club; the Beso de Tango Argentine Dance Club of Calgary. Denise has her Associate Bronze medal in Argentine Tango by the Canadian Dancesport Federation.Paul has is Associate Silver medal in Canada and a Masters Certification in the USA by DVIDA. Both completed their Teacher Training Certification at the World Tango Summit in Los Angeles and now they host weekly group classes, private lessons and a monthly milongas.