Cal Poly Mustang Ball - February 12, 2022

Ballroom & Latin DanceSport Competition

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Workshops & Private Lessons

On Sunday, February 13th, we will be holding workshops and private lessons with several of our professional staff! We are offering some great deals for both the workshop and private lessons. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to obtain instruction and valuable dance insights from these top dance professionals!

All classes will be held in the Multi-Activity Center in the Cal Poly Rec Center. (This is the same location as the Mustang Ball competition.)

Workshop Schedule

The topics for each workshop are listed below.

Time Instructor Topic
9:00am Roberta Lanard Essential Smooth Technique
10:00am All Free Q&A session with pros/judges
11:00am Stacey Chuang Latin Rumba - focusing on timing
12:00pm Ikaika Dowsett What, when, why, and how to Sway - Functional vs cosmetic

Each workshop will be 55 minutes long, followed by a 5 minute break. The workshops will focus on techniques that are broadly applicable rather than particular choreography and will be useful to dancers of all levels. Workshop prices will increase on the day of the event, so we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance!

Advance Purchase Workshop Pricing

Prices Single workshop All 3 workshops
Students $14 $24
Non-students $18 $30

The Q&A Session is free!

Please purchase your tickets on our Eventbrite Page by Feb 12th to get the advanced pricing discount

Pricing at the door

Prices Single workshop All 3 workshops
Students $18 $30
Non-students $22 $36

Private Lessons

All instructors are also available for a limited number of private lessons on Sunday. If you are interested, please contact us at and let us know which instructor you are interested in and your availability.

Instructor Bios

Ikaika Dowsett

Ikaika is an American ballroom dancer, coach and choreographer. He specializes in the International Standard division where he is a national finalist and has won several championships. As a coach, he has produced and currently works with numerous US national champions. He also coaches the Stanford Ballroom Dance Team, and many members of the SJSU and Berkeley teams.

Stacey Chuang

Stacey is a Professional International Latin dancer and instructor, formerly coaching for San Jose State University. She is currently coach for Stanford University's Ballroom Dance Team. Dancing since the age of 12, Stacey has been actively competing at the adult Amateur level in the U.S. and was ranked in the top 15 for Amateur Latin USA. She placed top 4 in Professional Rising Star at Vegas Open 2019, and was a consistent finalist in Open Amateur Latin Championships.

Roberta Lanard

Roberta started dancing in 1988 and her first competition was in 1989. Her early training included Standard, Latin, Smooth, and Rhythm. She started teaching and competing professionally in 1994 when she graduated from high school. Roberta has competed professionally in both Standard and Smooth and in 1997 won professional rising star smooth with Jonathan Roberts. In addition, she holds a Bachelors of Science degree in kinesiology from San Jose State University. Her students have competed and placed at nationals during most of the last 20 years of her teaching career. Roberta is whole heartedly dedicated to her students as people and as dancers.

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