Instructor Workshop Oct 9-11, 2015

Our next instructor workshop is scheduled for Oct 9-11, 2015. This is a 3 day workshop and will start at 12 noon on Friday and end at 4 PM on Sunday.

This workshop is choreography intensive and will include over 20 new routines shown by our global choreography team. Break out sessions on the Dance Trance program and other important topics are offered throughout the day. Plan your day from the posted agenda and get the most out of your weekend.

Our Instructor Workshops are offered twice a year for license holders. If you are interested in attending but are not a license holder, please contact Beth Handline at

HHN25We booked our excursion to Horror Night this year at Universal Studios to be as close as possible to the Oct Workshop (Oct 9-11th) so that those of you that were wanting to get in even more fun could possibly join.

It’s the 25th anniversary and that means they will have more houses and will be bringing out the best of the best for this event. If you’ve never been, you need to try and work this out.

We are staying at The Hard Rock Hotel and will rent a cabana during the day by the pool so we can hang out if enough people sign up to come down.

The park isnt open for HHN on Monday and Tuesday, so we have set the date for Oct 14th the Wed following Workshop. This will give us time to hang out in Jax & recuperate and then hit up ORL on Wednesday.

If you are from out of town and staying in Jax Mon & Tues we will give you complimentary access to classes, so that’s even more reason to come with us. We will be driving down to Halloween Horror Nights – Universal Orlando on the 14th early and then waiting for dark by the pool. Event tickets can be found at You must also purchase fast passes if you want to enjoy the night. The crowds are big and lines are long but with a fast pass you can get in quickly.

Let me know if you have any questions. If you stay at another hotel, just join us out by the pool after check in. Get a room now to guarantee you’ll get in. They sell out on certain dates, especially on fast passes.

Check out the video:

Share the HHN event page with your instructors and students. You can INVITE them via the link on top of the invite at



If you think Halloween Horror Nights® is to die for and you’d kill for VIP access, put your life in our hands on an RIP Tour. On event nights, we’ll roll out the blood red carpet with a guided VIP walking tour of Halloween Horror Nights® 25 up to 4 1/2 hours for your party*, along with other RIP Tour guests.

Enjoy unlimited priority VIP entry to all haunted houses and participating park attractions, a commemorative RIP Tour credential with lanyard, complimentary standard valet parking for one vehicle (subject to availability), exclusive access to the RIP lounge, reserved seating at Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure, and Universal’s Photo Connect® 3-Day Star Card photo package. Reservations are required.

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Hotel Recommendations:

ALOFT Hotel (15 mins from San Marco

ALOFT Tapestry Park
4812 Deer Lake Drive W
Jacksonville, FL 32246

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).

Current Rate: $114/Night

All attendees will need transportation to drive between studio locations and to the party event. Jacksonville is spread out and does not have great public transportation. Uber is available in Jacksonville however.


For info about hotels in the area, please contact our travel agent.

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


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Everybody is invited to come out and attend our workshop event. This happy hour will be at Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails at the St. Johns Town Center.

Address: 4972 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, Florida

Website:      MENU

Plan on eating dinner here. The food is outstanding. We will have the entire upstairs and deck reserved for cocktails and tapas for this event but if you are having dinner, please make a reservation below:

Book a Reservation

For reservations, please call 904.998.9744 or Click to reserve a table with Open Table

Live Music by Mark O’Quinn


Go to event page and RSVP facebook_event_button


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After Party: Head on over to Suite at the town center after our main party event if you want to enjoy the night even more. Just say “Dance Trance” at the door before 11 PM for free entry. Doors open at 9 PM.

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Public Workshop Classes
Photos from Last Workshop
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.  Click below to register.

VIDEO ONLY: If you have a Dance Trance license but just want video copy of the event, purchase by using the link below. ($500).

Note: If you have been to Dance Trance Jacksonville previously or purchased anything from us, you are already in the system. Please choose existing account option and do not create a duplicate account.

Public Workshop Classes

Instructors and students that want to attend the Public Choreography Class can attend one or both of the following classes. Class sessions usually run about 2 hours and cost $50 per person. Class format is not instructional. Routines will not be broken down. Class will be filmed for video release.

Session One:
$50 per person
Dance Trance Neptune Beach
Oct 10th 10:00 AM – Until
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Session Two:
$50 per person
Dance Trance San Marco
Oct 11th 10:00 AM – Until
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Photos from Last Workshop

April 2015 Workshop Event Photos:

Speakeasy Party

Workshop Day Three San Marco


Friday Oct 9, 2015
San Marco Location, 1515 San Marco Blvd.
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:
*The Importance of a great song list – Jay Handline, Co-Founder Dance Trance Fitness
*Start Up & New Studio Location Q and A –Discussion Leader – Beth Handline
, Co-Founder Dance Trance Fitness

2:00 – 2:45 PM Choreography Break Down
2:45 – 3:15 PM Choreography Break Down
3:15 – 4:00 PM – Choreography Break Down

4:00 PM Break Out Sessions:
*The skinny on strength training – Discussion Leader – Alisa Blanchard – Founder of Flexx-It Fitness Training
*Attracting Youth & Kids – Discussion Leader – Anna Lewis –Director Dance Trance Aiken


Saturday Oct 10, 2015
214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, Florida 32266

10 AM – Until Public Workshop Class  ($50 for students) *This class may go well over 2 hours. Prepare yourself; carb load and hydrate.

Lunch Break

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

2:00 PM – Break Out Sessions
*Avoiding Injury – Carla Morrello – Director of Shine Wellness Center
*Important standards of the instructional class- Stacie Weber – Director DT Jacksonville Beginner’s PACE program

Dismiss early to get ready for event. Plan on eating at Moxie, food is fantastic.

6 PM – 9 PM Pink Party event at Moxie



Sunday Oct 11, 2015
San Marco Location, 1515 San Marco Blvd.

10:00 AM – Until Public Workshop Class  ($50 for students). *This class may go well over 2 hours. Prepare yourself; carb load and hydrate.

Lunch Break

1:15 PM Choreography Break Down
2:00 PM Choreography Break Down
2:45 PM – Choreography Break Down

3:30 PM Break Out Sessions
*Groove Tour 2016 Information/ECA World Fitness Convention Discussion Leader – Beth & Handline – Founders Dance Trance Fitness


4:00 PM Break Out Sessions
*Marketing with Social Media for 2016 – Discussion Leader – Beth Handline, Co-Founder Dance Trance Fitness
*Adding stretch to the Dance Trance class – – Discussion Leader – Jay Handline
, Co-Founder Dance Trance Fitness

5:00 PM Group Dinner @ V Pizza

Times are approximate and may change if any delays occur during our sessions. Please arrive early for class and choreography sessions.