Heritage Dance Foundation

The 2020 United States Dance Congress®
presented by the Heritage Dance Foundation


The Camp is open to all students, amateurs and professionals. Four days of classes include Basics & Variations, Technique & Muscular Exercises, Styling & Artistic Impressions and more! 


This camp is not for Beginners. You must be proficient in at least the Bronze Level. Even though there are basic figures taught in these classes, the idea is to improve your technique, making you a better dancer, so you may then incorporate these figures into advanced variations.

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Great workshops by professionals who were professional in every sense of the word. They were prepared, provided helpful coaching points, and were fully engaged with the students. A “Best in Class” opportunity provided by Wayne Eng as part of the Emerald Competition.


Very impressive roster of presenters and excellent range of topics.


The guest speakers were fabulous. We are always looking for technique to better our dancing. I especially liked conversation about the emotional side of dancing which is seldom discussed.


Amazing 4 day event #USDanceCongressDanceCamp taught by an incredible panel of dance instructors/legends ✨✨
at one of the most prestigious dance competitions #EmeraldBall ?Congratulations Wayne and Donna !! 30th Anniversary ✨???✨


Emerald Ball … Rhythm Congress … what a thrill to learn from these coaches ! Thank you to Wayne Eng .. for organizing such a great event !!. Elena Grinenko was there as well !!!! Fabulous Day!


So much fun and information from these amazing instructors. Hopefully I can apply the things they taught us at my next competition. Thank you Elena Grinenko, Sam Sodano, Bill Sparks, Rufus Dustin, Amanda Reyzin, Kasia Kozak, Carolina Orlovsky, Sveta Daly, Wendy Johnson and Marcus Johnson. Can’t wait to take more classes from you.


Amazing time learning Rhythm & Latin from dance legends & top coaches at the US Dance Congress! The knowledge and experience they shared were priceless!  Thanks to Wayne Eng and Donna Eng for organizing such a high quality dance camp!

Hui Lin

June 3rd – 6th, 2020

Location: Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel – All classes will be held in the La Jolla Ballroom, located on the 2nd floor
Time: Classes will take place Wednesday through Saturday as hourly classes from 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Instructors: All instructors have been confirmed for the times, but are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control

If you purchase the full 4-day congress pass, it will include the day session admission tickets to the competition. (Sessions 2, 3, 5, 7, and 9) Evening session tickets, must be purchased separately.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
International Ballroom

9:00AM – Sound Meditation
with Agnes Kazmierczak

10:00AM – Posture & Strong Feet
with Katusha Demidova

11:00AM – Pivots & Spins
with Luca Baricchi

12:00PM – Leg Action & Frame
with Luca Baricchi

— 1:00 – Break —

2:00PM – The Freedom of Perfect Posture Waltz
with Maria Hansen

3:00PM – Picture Lines – Contra Check, Hover Corte & More
with Igor & Irina Suvorov

4:00PM – Turning as a Couple
with Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva

Thursday, June 4th, 2020
International Latin

9:00AM – Sound Meditation
with Agnes Kazmierczak

10:00AM – Dynamics in Latin Dances
with Tomasz & Izabela Lewandowski

11:00AM – Latin Cuban Motion
with Vibeke Toft

12:00PM – How to Create Speed Changes
with Vibeke Toft

— 1:00 – Break —

2:00PM – Characterization of Paso Doble
with Colin James

3:00PM – Rumba Technique & Principles
with Justinas Duknauskas & Karina Smirnoff

4:00PM – The Lost Art of Touch
with Nadia Eftedal

Friday, June 5th, 2020
American Rhythm

9:00AM – Sound Meditation
with Agnes Kazmierczak

10:00AM – Leg Action & Movement in Rumba
with Bree Watson

11:00AM – Body Isolations
with Sveta Daly

12:00PM – Samba – Make Your Samba Stand Out!
with Carolina Orlovsky

— 1:00 – Break —

2:00PM – American Style Rhythm Musicality
with Elena Grinenko

3:00PM – Bolero Leg Action & Shapes
with Ron Montez

4:00PM – East Coast Swing
with Inna Ivanenko

Saturday, June 6th, 2020
American Smooth

9:00AM – Sound Meditation
with Agnes Kazmierczak

10:00AM – American Smooth Waltz – Harmony, Balance, Sensitivity & Conviction
with Nick Kosovich

11:00AM – Clarity of Intentions
with Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura

12:00PM – Believe in Basics: Tango – Making the Simplest Figures Look Impressive
with Valentina Kostenko

— 1:00 – Break —

2:00PM – Hold & Positions
with Michael Mead & Toni Redpath

3:00PM – Turns
with Izabella Jundzill

4:00PM – Slow Waltz: Rise & Fall
with Olga Foraponova