The Tim Gillis Dance Weekends offer something for a wide range of the dancing community. There are workshops for Country Line Dancing that offer dance classes for Beginners, Intermediates, and Progressive line dancers. Lead and Follow Couples will also be able to choose from a variety of dance classes that include Two Step, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Hustle, and more!
The Choreographers and Dance Instructors teaching the classes are among some of the finest, friendliest, and most professional. The roster will always include some of the international favorites, based on their availability of course. Among them you will find Peter Metelnick & Alison Biggs (England), Rachael McEnaney (Florida), John Robinson (Indiana), Vivienne Scott (Canada), Scott Blevins (Indiana), and many others from the cast of international intructors. An outstanding lineup that only gets better because it includes some of the local favorites from Northeast USA like Rosie & Bruno Multari (New Jersey), Rona Kaye (New York), Mike & Dodie Serben (New Jersey), Johanna Barnes (Connecticut), Lynne Martino (New York), & Michael Diven (Pennsylvania). Rounding out the roster are Lead & Follow instructors Mal & Linda Zerden (Virginia), Donna Shea & Mike Quigley (Massachusetts) and lending a hand, Johanna Barnes (Connecticut).
The Disc Jockeys playing the music are also courteous, accommodating, and professional. Currently the disc jockey roster includes Mike Serben (New Jersey), Donna Shea (Massachusetts), Michael Diven (Pennsylvania) and Marc Abramson, Sr. (New Jersey). Doing a great job with Karaoke is Disc Jockey Dominic Trimboli (Ohio). There is a large dance floor in the Dining Room and music for dancing is played during the lunches and dinners. At night there are up to 4 rooms for Line Dancers, Pattern Partner Dancers, Lead & Follow Couples, plus a room for Beginner EZ Intermediate Dances. The music varies from Country, Mainstrean, Pop, Retro Country & Oldies.
You will also have the pleasure of listening and dancing to the wonderful Tim Gillis Band, New Jersey's Premiere Country Dance and Show Band. This nine-piece group features pedal steel, fiddle, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards as well as three highly talented female vocalists. This combination consistently provides the best in Country Music. With the mailing list of over 3000, the TGB always attracts large numbers of people who love to dance to, and enjoy Country Music.
One of the highlights of these events is a Saturday Night Showcase that features the staff performing for all the guests. The show is put together and organized by Rosie Multari, who is the Co-Director for all the Tim Gillis Dance Weekends. With assistance from Rosie's husband, Bruno, and all the staff an entire showcase comes together for your enjoyment. On the site menu to your left put your mouse on the Video Section and then put your mouse on Watch TGDW Videos. You can choose to watch some videos from the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Spring, Summer, & Fall events. All Jersey Studios were the videographers for all the Tim Gillis Weekends. They have created DVDs that are for sale which include the Saturday Night Showcase as well as segments containing brief instruction with the staff for all the dances that are taught.
The venues chosen by Tim Gillis for his events will always have plenty of dance space, accommodations that are very nice and food that is great. Tim Gillis spends a great deal of time working with the staff at the venues to insure that the guests are comfortable and well taken care of. All of the Tim Gillis Weekends are "All Inclusive Events" which means you pay one price. This includes meals, lodgings, dance workshops, open dancing, complete step description CD, taxes and gratuities plus the use of all the venue facilities. The Spring and Fall Weekends are currently held at the Honor's Haven Resort & Spa, formerly the Fallsview Resort & Spa, located in the Catskill Mountains of New York state. It has undergone MAJOR RENNOVATIONS AND REMODELING. Brand new Oak and Birch Hardwood Floating Dance Floors have been built with the help of Doug & Jackie Miranda, who spent a total of 2 weeks there with the Honor's Haven Staff building the floors. There is an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, so bring your bathing suits! You can go swimming no matter what season it is or relax in the Jacuzzi complete with breath-taking views of the Shawangunk Mountains and the crisp, clear lake. Check out the Fitness Facility. It has a Full body weight station, Stationary bikes and recumbent bike, Elliptical trainer, Treadmills, and Dumbbells. It is open from 6:00am-9:00pm daily, so you can workout between classes! There are also 5 Outdoor Tennis Courts & 2 Outdoor Basketball Courts where you can experience the great outdoors and improve your game, all with spectacular mountain views. For the inclement weather there are also 4 Indoor Tennis Courts that can be converted into Basketball Courts upon request. These are just some of the leisure activities available at the Honor's Haven Resort & Spa. Visit the web site to see all that the hotel has to offer.
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