Robert & Nicola Royston have an incredible history of contribution to the dance world as instructors, performers, competitors, and choreographers. They both have starred on the stage and big screen.
This intensive is not a pattern based workshop program but rather an introduction on how the pros make the patterns they execute look so good. Robert and Nicola will share their passion for the dance and their teaching skills are absolutely awesome. Please mark your calendar with the date May 4-6, 2012, as Robert & Nicola will offer 10 hours of Intensive Training.
Friday Night : 7:00 PM Workshop (open to everyone, not included in the intensive) - $10.00/person
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - (5 hours of intruction) - limited to 20 leaders and 20 followers
Saturday Night 7:00 PM - Workshop/Bayou Dance Studio/Floorplay Country/Swing Night - $10.00 per person...exhibitions!
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - (5 hours of intruction)
Dance America Dance Studio - 4445 East Bay Dr, Clearwater, FL
Bayou Dance Club, 6541 102nd Ave North, Pinellas Park, FL
Please contact Ruth Farmer - firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the Intensive.
Robert is one of the top 5 male West Coast Swing Dancers of all time...
ROBERT ROYSTON BIO
Robert Royston began his professional career on the competitive couples dance circuit in 1989, quickly ascending through the ranks and securing the US Open Swing Dance Championship and World Country Dance Championship, titles he held for four consecutive years (1995 to 1998). He also holds national titles in Salsa, Hustle and Adagio/Cabaret. After stepping off the competitive floor for a few years, Robert got back on the floor with his Wife Nicola and became the 2006 USA Grand National Cabaret Champion and the 2006 US National Champion, as well as winning many NASDE Showcase Swing Titles with Nicola.
In 2007 he became the youngest person to be inducted
His exciting, high energy and original work next led to his choreographing and performing in music videos, which got the attention of the producers of the Broadway show, Swing! He spent a year and a half appearing in Swing!, performing his own choreography, and later became the assistant choreographer for the first National Tour of the production. Royston’s work has been featured in the production of Gypsy of the Year at New York’s Palace Theatre (a part of Broadway Cares/EFA), as well as Destination Groove, a Choreographer’s Showcase. His choreography was featured in the New York workshop production of Urban Cowboy, a production in which he also performed.
In 2002 Royston became a producer and creator of the critically acclaimed show "SWANGO: The Musical". (He also co-choreographed the play and starred as the lead dancer). The show ran in New York as a cabaret, and then on to a full show with performances in NYC. Three-time Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes has joined the creative team to write the script for the productions. Other Stage Shows include Neil Bergs “100 years of Broadway”, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, “Cheer, The Musical” (workshop), “Fashion the Musical” and the RDC production of “StreetSwing”
Currently Royston has been producing and choreographing a new movie titled "Love n’ Dancing" (starring Amy Smart) and recently co- produced "The World Championships of Country Dance” television special for the Great American Country network, which he also emceed. He has also choreographed Lakeshore Entertainments two new feature films “Game” (starring Gerard Butler and Michael C. Hall) and “Crank 2” (Starring Jason Statham)
Additional credits include performances on: The Today Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The View, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nash Bridges, and the 2000 Tony awards (all performing his own choreography). He is an internationally recognized judge and instructor, He teaches 22 different styles of couples dancing, making his home base at Dance Manhattan in N.Y. and runs his own Production Companies, DOUBLE R DANCE ENTERTAINMENT LLC, and RoRo PRODUCTIONS (RoRofilms.com), and his Dance Company RDC.
But of all that he has done, his proudest achievement is his son Robert Jr. and the wonderful marriage he has with wife Nicola.
NICOLA ROYSTON BIO
Nicola Royston Started her Dance Career in Ballet and Musical Theater. Attending the Prestigious North Carolina's School of Performing Arts, Dance Department. After attending a party at Denim and Diamonds in NY she was bit with the Country and Swing Dance Bug. Since that time she has won many Titles in Swing, Cabaret, and Country contests. Nicola's first love is acting, some of her acting credits include: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO (Sunny) at Queens Theater in the Park. Rupert Holmes' THUMBS w/Kathie Lee Gifford (Angel), EXPECTATIONS (Karen), SAM w/Brain Murray and Elaine Stritch (Gwen) at The Helen Hayes Theater Company. URBAN COWBOY (Pam) N.Y. Workshop Production. MS. WARREN'S PROFESSION (Vive), QUEENS OF FRANCE (Marie), THE SICILIAN (Isidore), BEDTIME STORIES (Angela) at The Oasis Theater Company. TOPPER (Beatrice), OEDIPUS PRIVATE EYE (Mitzie) at Musical Theatre Works. KISS ME QUICK..(Mary) at North Shore Music Theater. THE CONTRAST (Jenny) at The Open Eye Theater. Tour: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE.(Natl. Tour), TheaterWorksUSA. She was very excited to perform her husband's choreography in GYPSY OF THE YEAR and DESTINATION GROOVE both for Broadway Cares/EFA. TV credits: ALL MY CHILDREN, THE TODAY SHOW. She most recently appeared in "Swango the musical" which she stars in with her husband. Training: Carnegie-Mellon University B.F.A. But her proudest achievement is the birth of her son Bobby in March of 2003.
To register http://www.swingdirector.com/SignIn.aspx?eid=25
$100.00 per person (first come, first serve!)