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     Instructor Workshop Photos
    April 4-6, 2014

    Day One San Marco
    The first day of workshop we introduce our studio locations and talk about new advances in the program. Its a chance to meet everybody and network with the global crew. Dancing takes place of course every single day. We never miss a chance to dance!
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    Day Two Neptune Beach
    The first public class is a great start to any weekend. We pack out the studio and invite students to join us when we show off our new material for the rest of the year. This session we had lots of brand new studios joining us for the first time!
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    Day Three San Marco
    Day three we are pretty much in a disoriented state. After the workshop party, it’s surprising that anybody shows up for class, but it’s always packed. How can you miss more new material and this great crew? Kudos to all those that had less than one hour of sleep. Special thanks to the Pacific Blue Taco Truck that came out to give us a lunch break!!

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    Photo Ops & Gold Party Pics @ The Shim Sham Room with Chris Thomas and Band
    The event party is always a huge hit. The Gold theme was glitter-tastic. Everybody came out decked to the nines in their sparkling outfits. Can’t say that we ever had more fun…pictures say a thousand words but the energy of this night is hard to capture. Can’t wait to do this all again!!
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    Thanks to all our Jacksonville and Global instructors that make this awesome experience a reality twice each year. It’s a chance to get together and learn how to make our Dance Trance programs even more of a success. Nothing can describe the energy & friendships that take place during this weekend. If you want your program to continue to evolve, try to make it in to see us again in October. Workshop dates are October 3-5th.


    Broadway Artist Series Promo: FREE Pom Pom class at Dance Trance Jax

    Dance Trance San Marco & Broadway Artist Series have teamed up to offer the public a special Pom Pom class to celebrate the Jacksonville premiere of Bring It On: The Musical, playing at the Times-Union Center on Tuesday, April 1st for one night only!

    This is a free class.

    Date: Thursday March 27th @ Dance Trance San Marco

    7:00 PM-7:30 PM: Photo Ops and Ticket Giveaway for Bring It On: The Musical

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM: FREE Bring It On-themed Dance Class.

    Instructor: Missy Cole
    *Bring Pom Poms if you have them! Space is limited for this class, so reserve your spot at http://bit.ly/PomPomDanceTrance **New students are welcome in the class!

    This will be a fun class for all levels, so grab ur pom poms and meet us on the dance floor! Cheer-leading outfits encouraged :)

    Dance Trance Groove Tour 2014 NYC

     View our event page on Facebook:

    Every year we try and schedule a “Groove Tour” for students, directors and instructors of the Dance Trance program. This tour is also open for friends and family.

    The idea is to visit great locations with great people. The bonus is that we also get to dance with you and we set up a special Dance Trance class during the trip.

    For 2014 we have scheduled a trip to the Big Apple. A suggested Agenda is below, so sign up now for the classes and events you want to attend. There will be some modifications and new events added up to the tour date.  Please check frequently.  Check this site for update during the tour as well.  We have lots of fun connections in the city,  so this is one you don’t want to miss!!


     Date: Thursday July 17 – Sunday July 20, 2014
    *You may opt to stay other dates before and after our selected dates and still get the group discount.

    Location: Manhattan, NY

    TRAVEL AGENT:  Arlene Feen Tel:  (305) 891-5888 / Mobile: (954) 646-5013
    email: arlene.feen@protravelinc.com

    This is not a reservation, but just a data form to let us know you’re coming!

    Important: Pay now to reserve  your spot in Dance Trance class:
    Groove Tour Participants: Dont forget to purchase your Dance Trance class. This class might sell out and not be open to drop in rates… those that pay on-line will have a reservation. Click Here to sign up now ($20 each). Please register under your own name. Rewards points cannot be used for this purchase, please un-check that option.

    Other classes that may be offered to our group will be posted here for registration. Please check back often.


    GROUP VIP RATE HOTEL ______________



    Walk to dance studio and Times Square.
    A very alternative and FUN property with a rooftop terrace which is hard to find in NY.

    “At YOTEL we are very passionate about hotels and we have tried to create a ‘First class experience at an affordable price’. YOTEL cabins may be smaller than traditional hotels rooms but through great design we offer a beautifully designed, flexible smart space to suit individual needs in which to relax, refresh, connect and sleep. We know the things that usually irritate you about hotel rooms and we’ve tried to take them all away!”

    YOTEL New York
    570 Tenth Avenue
    New York
    NY 10036

    Website: http://www.yotel.com/Hotels/New-York-City

    Our Group Rates: If you aren’t aware of NY rates, these are incredible!

    Premium Queen Cabin (standard): 170 sq ft, Queen bed: $179.00/nt plus tax

    Premium Queen w/ Overhead bunk: 170 sq ft, Queen bed with bunk over top: $219.00/nt plus tax

    Premium Queen w/ Double bunk: 330sq ft, Queen bed and a set of bunks next to it: $259.00/nt (sleeps 4) plus tax

    Executive View Queen Cabin: 275sq ft: $249.00/nt plus tax

    First Class King Cabin: 320 sq ft: $279.00/nt plus tax

    First Class King Cabin w/ Terrace: 320sq ft (interior), 300sq ft (terrace): $379.00/nt plus tax

    View these rooms on their website by clicking here.

    All ‘cabins’ all have the following featuresYOTEL_NYC_VIPbed_SF

    • Beds with hand-made organic mattresses
    • Techno wall with flat screen has the ability to stream audio
    • Work desk with a flat screen TV with iPod/ MP3 connectivity and work desk with multi power point sockets
    • Free super strength WiFi and free calls within the United States
    • Monsoon shower, heated towel rack, and rejuvenating and relaxing body washes
    • Complimentary tea, coffee and muffins on ‘FOUR’ every day from 7am-10am on weekdays and 7am-10.30am on weekends
    • ‘Galley’ on every floor with complimentary hot drinks, purified water and ice
    • Super silent heating and cooling unit
    • Laptop safe
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hairdryer


    BOOK A ROOM ______________

    Do not wait to book your room. It is better to go ahead and reserve and then cancel if you must. We can only block a certain number of rooms and once they are gone we will have to book other hotels. To book, go ahead and call our Travel Agent below. There are no fees to book and no deposit. You are charged for your room on check out.

    This is a very cool property and right around the corner from all the action in Times Square. We will be hanging out here for happy hour and etc.. If this hotel sells out we will try and provide another alternative for you but it will be away from the group. This hotel has a rooftop terrace where we will be holding a party on Friday. You must register separate for dance class and Broadway shows, see information below. Here is what we have on the agenda but feel free to see as many shows as you can get in! You can’t hit up New York without hitting up Broadway!! Order these tickets from BroadwayBox.com or Broadway.com

    For discount rates, you must book via our Travel Agent Arlene Feen. Here info is at the bottom of this page.



    1601136_10153648745460507_690699740_nThursday July 17th 7 PM – Fuerza Bruta Off Broadway Show (this is awesome and a club like experience. We will go to the bar first!). Dinner in Union Square following at (Republic).  Click here to make reservations at Republic. Go to http://fuerzabrutanyc.com/ for show tickets. ($99). Get them now, it might sell out! Meet us at the bar 1 hour before show.

    Saturday July 19th 8 PM- Kinky Boots
    (Winner 2013 Best Musical)
    Bookings for shows are individual, but we will all be going to this show on Saturday.  Tickets can be purchased online from BroadwayBox.com or Broadway.com.  ($150 and up).


    SPECIAL ROOF TOP PARTY @ YoTel ______________

    Happy Hour event on the Terrace.  Enjoy a night out with the DT crew and our own special roof top party in our own reserved VIP section. Meet Up at 6:30  PM on Friday July 18th. You can also eat dinner on the terrace, so grab your best party gear, a funky wig and head on up to the top! Please check back here for details and after party information.


     PRE-SHOW DINNER at DOJO ______________

    Make reservation for 6 PM on July 19th (Saturday before Kinky Boots Broadway Show)
    You’ll need to make your own table reservations for dinner. Reserve a table online by clicking here to book or call them directly at 646 449 7790.


    DANCE TRANCE CLASS ______________

    Dance Trance Class: July 19, 2014  10 AM at Dance Art New York.
    Address: 305 West 38th Street (Between 8th and 9th Ave)
    Space is Strictly  limited, so please sign up early to guarantee a spot.  This class only has 8 spots remaining at this time. Rate for Class is $20 per person. Please register by clicking button below. Note:  Rewards points cannot be used for class payment, please un-check that option.

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    Dance Space @ Dance Art New York:
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    Check back soon for more classes! We are trying to schedule more classes with some of the best instructors in NYC. Exciting!!


    KINKY BOOTS DANCE CLASS ______________


    Choreography Class with Kinky Boots dancer.  Friday July 18th 10:30 AM at DANY at 305 W 38th St. 2nd floor. This is a 90 min class that will be choreography from the show. Time and place TBA. This will be a fun energetic romp through a dance straight out of Broadway! You may never get a chance like this again!  ($24 per person).

    Registration for this class will end on 6/17. You need to register before that time. No drop ins will be accepted.

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    GROOVE TOUR T-SHIRTS ______________



    Tanks and tees are currently available in our online shop! ($22-$28).
    Or call Beth at 904-571-7984 to order.






    LINKS ______________

    Things To Do
    Events in Times Square
    Sushi and Seafood at Blue Fin
    B.B. King Blues Club

    Register for Dance Trance Class
    Blue Note Jazz Club
    The Cotton Club
    Rosa Mexicano
    Virgils BBQ in Times Square
    Yotel Hotel

    DT GROUP TRAVEL AGENT ______________

    Arlene Feen
    Protravel International
    *A Virtuoso Member*
    Tel: (305) 891-5888 / Toll Free: (800) 284-7070 x 2728
    Mobile: (954) 646-5013
    E-Fax: (305) 351-8477
    email: arlene.feen@protravelinc.com

    Instructor Workshop April 4-6 2014


    This workshop is for directors and instructors of Dance Trance Fitness. Persons wanting to start up their own program are also invited to attend to get more information about the program. Public classes are offered on Saturday & Sunday for those just wanting to ‘dance it out!’

    The workshop will begin at 12 Noon on Friday April 4th. More choreography will be shown on Friday and break out sessions will occur at both studios with specialty topics. Topics are now posted below so that you can plan your weekend and know which sessions you would like to attend.

    All licensee members are invited to attend our workshop series. If you are not a license holder, but are interested in obtaining a DT license, please contact us for availability in this workshop. Persons interested in starting up their own Dance Trance program our encouraged to attend, please contact Beth Handline at Beth@dancetrancefitness.com for details.

    Please note that this workshop is choreography intensive and is taught in an advanced format. This is not how we would introduce these routines to our class. We will go through at least 20 routines at a fast pace during the three day workshop. Break out sessions are scheduled so that you learn some of the important basics of teaching. If you want to the most out of this workshop, plan to attend all sessions. We would like you to know that the fitness portion of this workshop is intense. We dance for four or more hours each day. If you are not use to this type of workout it will be a lot for you. Please just plan to take breaks when needed and don’t be scared to sit out during the class sessions.

    To benefit from all choreography and class sessions, make sure you plan to stay for each day’s complete session.  Workshop begins at 12 Noon on Friday and runs through Sunday til around 4 or 5 pM. Take full advantage of every second, you never know what you might miss! Please try to be in attendance when the workshop starts on Friday. Friday will be the most comprehensive day and we plan to take advantage of the entire afternoon.

    Only attending Dance Trance License members receive video of this event.

     Photos from our last workshop:


    Friday April 4 2014 San Marco Location

    10  AM – 12 Noon – Open shopping in the DT Shop

    12 Noon Meet and Greet
    12:30 PM Introduction & Accomplishments

    1 PM Break Out Sessions:
    *Customer Service & Retention – Jay Handline
    *New Program or 2nd Location Start-Ups – Beth Handline

    2 PM Choreography Break Down
    2:30 PM Choreography Break Down


    6 PM Choreography Break Down

    6:30 PM Breakout sessions:
    *Make Your Social Media POP – Elisa DeFoe
    *Attracting Youth & Kids – Beth Handline/Fun Johnson

    7 PM Breakout sessions:
    *Eating for energy– Jenny Mons
    *PACE and Beg class format – Stacie Weber

    Saturday April 5 2014 Neptune Beach Location

    10 AM Public Class @ Neptune Beach

    1 :00 PM *Introducing New Routines

    1:30 PM Choreography Break Down
    2:00 PM Choreography Break Down


    6:30 PM Official Workshop GOLD Party @ The Shim Sham Room Saturday Night. Great Food, Live Music and a whole lotta glam! Dress is club style, anything gold.
    To RSVP Click Here.

    Sunday April 6 2014 San Marco Location

    10 AM Public Class @ San Marco

    LUNCH FOOD TRUCK!! Grab Lunch outside at the
    Blue Pacific Grill and Taco Bar Truck!!
    Plan on eating here if you can, they are coming out just for us!!
    Click Here for MenuLike them on Facebook.

    1:00 PM Breakout sessions:
    *Working in a Gym – Stephanie Kohn
    *Utilizing Television – Sandi Cauley

    1:30 PM Breakout Sessions:
    *Directors Roundtable (Q&A)- Beth Handline
    *Breaking it down – Jay Handline

    2:00 PM Choreography Break Down
    2:30 PM Choreography Break Down
    3:00 PM Choreography Break Down



    Public classes open to the general public are offered on Saturday and Sunday only. Rate is $50 per class session. Class usually runs 1.5 – 2.0 hours and includes all new choreography in advanced format. Combinations are not broken down.  These are very popular classes and will sell out before the event. Only a few students spots may be open depending on registration. If you are from another location and bringing more than 10 students with you, please call us before registering. Any student registration may be canceled to make room for instructors. Space is very limited, so register early. May sell out. Note: workshop attendees do not need to pay additional for these classes.

    Student Purchase:
    Public Class 10 AM Neptune Beach Saturday April 5th – $50

    Public Class 10 AM San Marco Sunday April 6th – $50

    Instructor/Director Registration:
    Rate for the workshop  is $500 per person. Click Button below to purchase and make your reservation. Persons interested in opening a Dance Trance Program are welcome to attend. All accommodation,  food and travel expenses are not covered. Only License holders receive video of this event. Licensees may also purchase the workshop even if they are unable to attend to get video copy of the event.

    Our entire 3 Day Workshop is for Dance Trance license holders and instructors. If you are interested in starting up your own program please E-Mail Beth@dancetrancefitness.com and we can try to make room for you at this event. Registration is $500.


    Hotel accommodations and transportation are up to the attendee. You will need a rental car to transport between locations.

    Choosing a Hotel:
    Our studios are in two different locations. San Marco is close to downtown Jacksonville & our Beach studio is about 20 mins away on the beach (Neptune Beach) which is about 5 miles from Jacksonville Beach. We suggest staying close to either or in-between on State Rd 202 (JTB Hwy) which runs between the two locations (this is probably the cheapest option).


    For discount reservations and info about hotels in the area, please contact our travel agent. We do have group rates for this workshop that may be cheaper than the rates you can get online.IW logo 

    Arlene Feen
    Protravel International *A Virtuoso Member*
    12000 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 400, Miami, FL 33181
    Direct: (786) 206-2728(786) 206-2728
    Tel: (305) 891-5888(305) 891-5888
    Toll Free: (800) 284-7070(800) 284-7070 x 2728
    Mobile: (954) 646-5013(954) 646-5013
    E-Fax: (305) 351-8477

    email: arlene.feen@protravelinc.com

    Our second instructor workshop this year will be Oct 3-5, 2014.


    Dance Trance Jax Teen Workshops

    We are excited to introduce our new Teen Dance Trance program in Jacksonville, Florida for ages 12 – 15. We are trying out several workshops this quarter to see if there is a demand for a teen class on our schedule.  Please tell your friends and come out to participate if you’d like to see a DT Teen class on our schedule every week. We would LOVE to make this happen!DT Banner

    First Workshop:

    Age: 12 – 15

    When: January 18, 2014

    Time: 2 PM – 3 PM

    Where: Dance Trance Neptune Beach, 214 Orange Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266

    Rate: $20 per person

    Instructor: Fang Johnson

    Dance Trance Teen Workshop is a fitness program designed for students ages 12 to 15.  This is a choreographed dance fitness class designed to current music that is appropriate for this age group.

    Class description -
    This class will introduce and practice techniques that will be used in the routine of the day. Stretching at the beginning and the end of the class will develop flexibility and teach students the importance of warming and cooling down their muscles before and after workouts. Students will gain confidence in their movements and allow them to further develop coordination. Our studio is equipped with top of the line lighting and sound systems that provide a very energetic atmosphere that you will have to experience! Dance Trance Teen is a unique fitness program where teenagers can have a good time while staying fit!

    Note: Please register in STUDENTS name, not parents name. If you have questions, call us at 246-4600.

    Parents! Click Here to print out registration form and sign for your teen to bring into class. Parents signature is required for entry.