Join us for a very special one-pop weekend workshop for the Seattle Dance Community!

Please welcome special guest

Campbell Miller

for her

3rd Annual

Seattle Workshop Weekend!

March 13-15, 2015


Campbell is the director of the social dance program at the University of Texas in Austin. Prior to that, she was Richard Powers' teaching partner while at Stanford University.

Campbell brings an incredible amount of diversity, style, and grace to her dancing, having won numerous national and international competitions and teachings posts at dance camps around the world where she and her partner have specialized in classes on blues, swing, and social dance. You can recognize her and her students on many of Richard's "Google Waltz Lab" videos online.

She is very excited to be able to share her own love and interest in, and wide repertoire of waltz, swing, blues, NC2S, and more during this special weekend in Seattle!

Campbell will be partnered by Ari during the workshops

Click here to register


(For Class Descriptions, Locations, Registration, Pricing, Videos, and more, See Sections Below This One) 

Friday, March 13th (7:30pm-11:30pm)

WHATFabulous Friday Dance At Om Culture, Campbell with teach a "Intro to Bachata" lesson from 7:30-8:30 (all levels, no partner needed, all are welcome) and will then co-DJ the mixed variety dance and late night blues & fusion sets, introducing us to even more wonderful music for our listening and dancing pleasure! 


  • 6:45pm:  Door's open
  • 7:00pm:  Wine and Cheese social.  Come meet new dancers, mingle and schmooze over a little wine and snacks before the lesson.  Wine will be served from 7:00 - 7:20 only (Available gratis for people taking the full lesson & dance package that evening -- see pricing below)
  • 7:30-8:30pm:  Campbell teaches an introductory "Bachata" lesson -- a very fun and easy to learn cousin of the salsa, bachata has been taking the dance world by storm.  Come and learn this lovely Latin dance  :)
  • 8:30-11:30pm: (or later, if folks are willing):  Dance to a wonderful mix of swing, salsa, blues, ballroom, waltz, foxtrot, NC2S, WCS, and more, with Campbell and Ari co-DJ-ing!  Campbell and Ari will also be available for coaching & facilitating throughout the evening. A great time for individual questions!

LOCATION: Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific Street, Seattle, WA (In the Wallingford neighborhood, just SW of Gasworks Park). Plentiful free parking on N Northlake Way (just across the Brook-Gilman Trail). Click here for directions and web page.

COST: $15 for the full lesson AND dance package;  $10 for either the dance only OR the lesson only (cash or check at the door only please.  No pre-registration needed.  Everyone welcome!  No partner necessary)


Saturday, March 14th: (Morning & Afternoon Workshops)

THEME: "Fun with Blending"

Four Classes (Two Workshop Sessions) from 10am-Noon, and 2-4pm at China Harbor (doors open at 9:45am)

  SESSION 1:  "Night Club 2-Step"  LEVEL: Non-Novice* (familiarity with NC2S basics recommended)

A)   10:00-11:00am   "Unique NC2S Variations from Campbell"

B)   11:00-12:00pm   "Night Club Blending - Concepts That Work Across Various Dances"  

---  LUNCH  (12:00 - 2:00pm)  ---

Workshop participants will enjoy a 25% discount on any menu entrée item if you  decide to eat at China Harbor

    SESSION 2: "Cross-Step Waltz Blending"    LEVEL: Non-Novice (familiarity with waltz basics recommended)

C)   2:00-3:00pm   "Fun & Unique Waltz Variations from Campbell" 

D)   3:00-4:00pm   "Waltz Blending - Stealing Moves from Country Two-Step"

Sunday, March 15th  (Morning & Afternoon Workshops)


THEME: "Striking out in new directions"

Four Classes (Two Workshop Sessions) from 10am-Noon, and 2-4pm at China Harbor (doors open at 9:45am)

   SESSION 1:  "Blues & Beyond"      LEVEL:  All Levels

A)   10:00-11:00am   "Ballroomin' Blues - How to Dance to More Rhythmic Music"

B)   11:00-12:00pm   "Adding Flair -- Spicing Up Your Dance with Skips, Dips, & Turns"

   --- LUNCH  (12:00 - 2:00pm) ---

Workshop participants will enjoy a 25% discount on any menu entrée item if you  decide to eat at China Harbor

    SESSION 2:  BLUES MUSICALITY (and Beyond!)  LEVEL: All Levels

C)   2:00-3:00pm   "Rhythmic Layering and Syncopations"  -- Incorporating interesting rhythms from specific songs, including musicality and call & response themes

D)   3:00-4:00pm   "Partnered Rhythms at Play" -- working on solo body movement and vocabulary, then bringing it into the partnership

**Please note: Campbell will also be available for private lessons over the weekend (please see definitions section below)


  • Intro to Bachata:  (Friday Night, Om Culture Dance, 7:30pm)
    Bachata is a fun Latin dance style with a simple basic rhythm and step. And you can borrow many of these variations to use in your Blues and Fusion dancing!

  • Night Club 2-Step Inspirations:  (Saturday Morning Workshops, 10am-noon)
    Have you tried a Lindy Swingout or West Coast Swing Sugar Push in Night Club? Or maybe a Salsa Shadow Turn?  Here we’ll find inspiration from other dance styles to increase our Night Club repertoire!

  • Cross-Step Waltz Blend:  (Saturday Afternoon Workshops, 2-4pm)
    Cross-Step Waltz Goes Country: Country Two-Step is full of interesting turning patterns that blend right into any traveling slower waltz. We’ll mix and match several new variations to give the leads new ideas and keep the followers on their toes!

  • Ballroomin' Blues: (Sunday Morning Workshops, 10am-noon)
    Ballroomin' is an elegant and dynamic style danced to slow jazz music and characterized by traveling, momentum, and fancy moves. Born in large ballrooms like the Savoy in New York City, the big bands would mix in slow tunes and everyone kept dancing. This is one of Campbell's favorite styles because it fits many sultry jazz tunes and strikes a balance between cozy and dramatic. You'll find this style at most Blues dances around the country, as well as when dancing to live swing and jazz bands!

    • Hour 1: Essentials - Learn the mechanics and tricks of traveling with style in open (or even close) embrace.  We’ll meander our way around the room with walks and pivots, all while making sure our connection is powerful and comfortable.

    • Hour 2: Flair - Sprinkle in some fanciness when the time is right.  We'll explore a few skips, dips, or turns to spice up your dance.

  • Blues -- Rhythmic Layering and Syncopations (Sunday Afternoon Workshops, 2-4pm)

    • Hour 1: Solo Movements and Rhythms:  Survey a variety of traditional blues movements and rhythms. Explore how to add layers to create your own style!

    • Hour 2: Partnered Rhythms at Play:   Learn tools to be playful with both your partner and the music so that you’ll never get into a “rhythmic rut” again.


  • FRI EVENING: Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific St, Seattle, WA

    This dance has a separate admission from the weekend workshops (No pre-registration needed; Pay cash or check at the door; See costs below).  There is plentiful free street parking next to the building and on N. Northlake Way

  • SAT & SUN - ALL WORKSHOPS:  China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave N., Seattle, WA  

    There is plenty of free parking in the lot just outside the front door.  China Harbor is an active restaurant and bar.  All workshop participants will receive 25% off of their entrée items if you decide to eat at the restaurant before, between, or after classes.



Registration opens 20 minutes before class at all locations. Come early to sign in, change shoes, stretch, warm up, etc.



Due to an initial lead/follow imbalance in registration, we will need to put all further single follows on a waiting list for the time being. 

Follows, please complete the registration page none-the-less.  When a space opens up, we will be happy to honor the price that corresponds with the date you registered.

Follows registering with a lead can continue to get in without delay. 

We will continue to run the EARLY BIRD PRICING another three days for leads who would still like to register.


 SINGLE SESSION ONLY (2-Hrs) (Sat or Sun, Morning or Afternoon) 

 DAY PASS  (Both 2-Hr Sessions, Sat or Sun) 

 FULL WEEKEND  (All four 2-Hr Sessions, Sat & Sun)

EARLY BIRD: (Now to Feb 28th) 

REGULAR BIRD: (Mar 1st--13th) 

AT THE DOOR: (Day of Event) 

STUDENT PRICING:  (Must Be Under Age 25, with Student ID.  See Definitions Section Below)

FRIDAY NIGHT, LESSON & DANCE with Campbell @ Om Culture: (Not included with weekend pass; Pay with cash or check at the door, no pre-registration needed)  

 $30 (save $5)



$20 (save $15)


$15 Lesson & Dance Package

$10 Lesson Only OR Dance Only

 $50 (save $20)

 $55 (save $15)

 $60 (save $10)

 $40 (save $30)

$90 (save $50)

 $100 (save $40)

 $110 (save $30)

 $75 (save $65)

To honor the early-bird pricing, payment must be made within 5 days of registration. This can be done online using a credit card or PayPal, in person, or by mailing a check (please see full details on the PAYMENT page)

Pre-registration is highly encouraged to maintain lead/follow balance.  



"Single Session" = A single session consists of two 1-hour classes, and the 15 minute guided practice immediately following the second class  [Total: 2.25 hours]

"Day Pass" = A day pass includes all four morning and afternoon classes (2 sessions) and the 15 minute guided practice immediately following each session, on either Sat or Sun.  Each session is 2.25 hours [Total: 4.5 hours]

"Full Weekend" = A full weekend pass includes all eight Sat & Sun afternoon classes (4 sessions) and the 15 minute guided practice immediately following each session, on both Sat & Sun.  Each session is 2.25 hours [Total: 9 hours]


A la Carte Costs for Individual Evening Dances

Friday EveningLessons AND Dance at Om Culture = $15, Lesson only OR Dance only = $10


Private Lessons with Campbell

Campbell will be available for private lessons all day Friday, and on Sat or Sun when she's not at the workshops or dances. The charge for private lessons is $75/hr if you are registered for any part of the Workshop Weekend, or $85/hr if you are not.  Please contact to set up lesson times. Lessons will be held at a private residence/studio in the Eastlake area of Seattle (just off I-5 & 520), unless other arrangements are made with Campbell.



Students must be under age 25 and must present student ID at check in/registration prior to class


Campbell & Chris demonstrate Blues:


Campbell & Chris demo Blues Waltz:


Campbell & Mia dance Cross-Step Waltz:

A little more about Campbell from her website bio:

Campbell first fell in love with social dance at Stanford, where she performed in several vintage dance groups, partnered Richard Powers' classes, and earned the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, the Dance Division's highest arts award. Today she feels lucky to have found her dream job -- teaching social dance on the faculty at the University of Texas in Austin and traveling the world to share her passion for dance.

At home, Campbell is working to energize the Austin dance community with new ideas and bring together dancers with different backgrounds. In her travels, she focuses on Blues dancing and Fusion -- how to combine elements from styles like Blues, Tango, Waltz, and Swing to be able to dance to a wide variety of music. Her classes strike a unique balance between technique and play, giving students just enough detail to challenge themselves but also plenty of confidence to be creative on the dance floor.

Her talent, warmth, and pure joy for teaching and dancing create a memorable learning experience that has students coming back for more!