Lift & Performance Seminar

Alyenendrov Tsorokean and Maria Wheeler




3 times US Open Cabaret Champions, 4 times USA Grand National Cabaret Champions, and 3 times International HSC Professional Cabaret Champions, Alyenendrov Tsorokean and Maria Wheeler are offering a special Artistic Lift and Performance Seminar at Swingin' Dance Party 2019.

This three-day seminar is designed for all dancers of all ages & levels (amateur, professional & pro-am). Alyen and Maria will break down the fundamentals and make creative, dynamic lift work accessible and safe for dancers in all categories. The information they cover applies to theater arts, rising star, cabaret, open championships, formations & all showcase types.

Seminar is limited to 20 couples. Please plan on attending the entire weekend. You must sign up as a couple.

Friday, August 23 in Northwest Territory BCD Ballroom
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Intro and Foundation Principles of Lift (open to Advanced, All-Stars, and Rising Star Competitors)


Saturday, August 24 in Fallen Timber BCD Ballroom
9:45 - 11:15 AM -  Lifts 101 - Rotational Lifts, Below the Waist and Below the Shoulder Lifts, Simple Above-Shoulder Lifts

2:00 - 3:30 PM - Lifts 202 - Below the Shoulder Lifts continued, Above-Shoulder Lifts, Intro to One-Handed Lifts
4:30 - 6:00 PM - Lifts 303 - Above-Shoulder Lifts, One-Handed Lifts continued

Sunday, August 25 in Northwest Territory BCD Ballroom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Performance 101 - Capturing, Engaging, and Mesmerizing Your Audience.

Cost is $400 per couple. A Swingin' Dance Party weekend pass is required to participate.
Please RSVP to the Facebook event to find partners, get up-to-date information, and let your friends know where you are dancing.  Contact Sophy Kdep at 859-816-5626​ with any questions.

August 22-25, 2019