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 Split Tree Waltz Weekend 
   and the Gypsy Waltz Ball gypsydancerlongfullprint.JPG (194348 bytes)
with Pablo Garzon, violin and Alan Dynin, piano

and Caroline Martin     flamencodancer2.JPG (236354 bytes)    gypsy dancer 

A total immersion in waltzing!
Join Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas of Stanford University

 for the Split Tree Waltz Weekend, which pioneered the growing waltz
weekend tradition, and combines waltz technique and variations with advanced partnering concepts.

There will be new material not covered in past Waltz Weekends:
Fast and Slow Waltz variations--Mastering the rotary waltz
The Redowa - the closest you can come to flying with someone in your arms
Crosstep Waltz
Caprice Waltz and other whirling delights
Waltz-time Hustle, a swing-based club dance which transitions smoothly with Crosstep Waltz.

Angela will teach Spanish Sevillanas, a Flamenco-like partnered dance in waltz time.

Guidelines for Effective Teaching.
Richard will lead a workshop on pedagogy concepts and many
specific tips for improving your teaching techniques.

Friday Nov 1 through Sunday Nov 3, 2002

  vienwalt.gif (218517 bytes)  at the Split Tree Farm Studio studhor99jpg.jpg (98287 bytes) 

in the northwest Georgia mountains two hours north of Atlanta near Chattanooga

[New link] Split Tree School of Participatory Arts faculty:
  Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas

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Class and Dancing Schedule 



6:00 - 8:00 -- Registration and dance gypsy soup pot for $3 Chef' Steve's donation
6:00 - 8:00 -- Warm-up couples dancing to recordings from the Atlanta Waltz
Society collection and beginners lesson if needed from 7-8 pm
8:00 -- Playing with Crosstep Waltz, Richard and Angela
11:00 -- Early bedtime or informal dancing until midnight to  and recorded music

8:00 -- Breakfast
9:00 -- CLASS 1 -- The Redowa - the closest you can come to flying with someone in your arms.
10:20 -- short break
10:30 -- CLASS 2 -- Basic Waltz-time Hustle
11:30 -- ADVANCED CLASS and beginner's lunch -- Advanced 19th century Waltz Variations
12:30 -- BEGINNER'S CLASS and advanced dancer's lunch -- Mastering the rotary waltz
1:30 -- CLASS 3 -- Caprice Waltz and other whirling delights.
2:45 -- Break
3:00 -- CLASS 4 -- Angela's Spanish Sevillanas in the Studio
             Richard's Teaching Methods Workshop in the Cabin--limited space
Rest and dress for the ))))>>>>
6:30 -- 7:30 -- Gypsy Waltz Ball feast -- Chef Steve Herndon and friends

8 pm - 1 am  Gypsy Waltz Ball    gypsydancerclose.JPG (199694 bytes)
with Pablo Garzon, violin and Alan Dynin, piano

                                 and gypsy dance soloist, Caroline Martin
An eclectic mix of very *social* social dancing. Something old, something new, something borrowed, sometimes blues. (colorful gypsy attire admired but not required)
1 am until -- Late night couples dancing to live and recorded music; bring your favorites

8:30 -- 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 -- CLASS 1 -- Advanced Crosstep Waltz and concepts.
10:45 -- break
11:00 -- CLASS 2 -- Advanced Crosstep Waltz and concepts.
12:00 -- break
12:10 -- Review and farewell waltzing
1:00 -- Lunch followed by informal dancing music to live piano favorites
and to recordings from the Richard Powers and Atlanta Waltz Society collection.

All are invited to a Dutch treat Sunday dinner 5 p.m. at the excellent Canyon Grill on top of Lookout Mountain.  Let us know in advance if you're staying over at the farm/house Sunday night; bed donation requested.   Volunteers needed for clean-up chores.

For info/registration/housing see info below or email questions right now and, after registration opens, to Jessica Bobbitt or Sid Hetzler at;

or send program questions to
Richard Powers at
Split Tree Office:  706/539-2485  

For more Southeastern waltzing, dance with the Atlanta Waltz Society
at its monthly Third Sundays Waltz 
in Decatur, GA

LOCATION:  Split Tree Farm is located 20 miles south of Chattanooga, TN and 100 miles NW of Atlanta in the NW Georgia mountains.   Click on map page.

TUITION COST: $75 before Oct. 18; $85 after; tuition credit refunds toward future STF-produced weekends after Oct 18; no food refunds after Oct. 27.  Single dance/workshops if space is available at $10/hour plus food cost with advance registration by phone or email.

FOOD (optional): $25 (no single meals except by advance registration).  For Friday night, bring your picnic or contribute a $3 donation to the Chef Steve's fresh bread and hot soup fund.   For $25, five tasty vegetarian meals will be served in the Split Tree cafe.  Several work exchange dancers are needed for food preparation, serving and clean-up; call the registration office at number below...or send email to
      Deadline for meal tickets is Monday, Oct. 28.  Single meal tickets price:  $5, Sat/Sun breakfasts; $7, Sat/Sun lunches; and dinner Saturday is $10.

LODGING:   See housing page for info on motel/BnBs and other nearby housing (Hidden Hollow Lodge at 4 miles and Key West at 10 miles are suggested).    There is no charge for tent or RV camping on Split Tree's 200 acres of woods and pasture in the NW Georgia mountains.  There are 20 beds and fold-out couch beds(@ $20/person/night--SOLD OUT) and floor space is available in the house or studio by earliest registration date.  The new "behind the barn" cabin has floor space for 6-8 at $10/person/night with full bath.  There is also sheltered camping space in a large barn--you need only your warm sleeping bag, air mattress, and pillow.   Bring usual camping supplies: pillow, sleeping bag or bedding, air mattress, towel and soap, swimsuit for hot tub, etc. 

GENERAL: Gender balanced by paired registration.  Register with or without a partner but to confirm you we must pair you by lead/follow or male/female to keep this type of couples dance fun for all.  Must wear clean non-street, non-marking, soft-sole shoes for dancing.  No child care facilities.  No pets or alcohol allowed.  Avoid strong perfumes.  Smoking is discouraged and is not allowed near any building.  General admissions policy link.


Email registrar at or leave message for Jessica or Sid at 706/539-2485.     

Workshop capacity: 80, gender balanced. Come with or without a partner but must be paired.

Pre-requirement: know a basic turning waltz (any kind).  Email for into about where you can learn this.  We will offer a basic class for beginners Friday 7-8 pm at Split Tree and you can come practice Oct. 20th at the Atlanta Waltz Society's Third Sunday Waltz in Decatur, GA--see (or return to home page for AWS link).

REGISTRATION: Complete the form below and email it to  Or use the e-regis link below and pay via PayPal (for info about this service see

The workshop will probably fill through pre-registration.

All spaces are filled and registration is closed as of noon, Sunday, Oct. 27.
We will accept wait list registrations by email or web page link below.  
Call Sid at 706.539.2485 with questions.

Electronic registration:
Click here for convenient electronic registration, with credit card payment link to STF Web Store  
Electronic or fax registration is allowed but the form below must be mailed with a check within seven days after registering to hold a space.  Or pay by credit card.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 80 persons.  Send check payable to: Split Tree Farm/WW2002, 597 West Cove Road, Chickamauga, GA 30707.   Fax:  770.216.1596.


Name (s)_________________________________ Address___________________________

City______________________ State_______ Zip Code____________

Email address____________________________

Phone ____________________________________

Paired with ________________________________  (Must be paired to be confirmed; singles may register but must be balanced by gender or lead/follow to be confirmed; email for status)

#___dancers at $75 ($85 after 10/18) each = ____$_________      #____meal tickets at $25 each=$______ 

# __ CDs:  "the split tree recordings:  the waltzes"  @ $10 each =  $______

# __ House dorm-style single beds @ $20 per night per person = $ _xxxx_ (SOLD OUT, 10/8/02)
(these are in dorm rooms with access to any of 3 house baths/showers or 2 outside showers)

(new) # __ Barn cabin w/full bath floor space for 6-8 @ $10 per night per person = $ ______ 

Grand total: $___________.   No refunds after Oct. 18.

Deadline for meal tickets is Monday, Oct. 28.   Single meal tickets price:  $5, Sat/Sun breakfasts; $7, Sat/Sun lunches; and Saturday dinner is $10.

Individual dancing/workshops:  $10/hour if space available; Sat night ball, $25/person.  Call for reservations:  Sid at 706.539.2485.

Shelter plans:   House/studio floor space ____________ Barn space__________ (A mattress of wood shavings)     Pasture tenting________  Bed______ (limited; $20/person/night) (SOLD OUT, 10/8/02)
Barn cabin _____  ($10/person/night)  Motel/BnB_____________ Other?______________

FLIGHT INFO:  Nearest public airport is Chattanooga (45 minutes); Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville airports are about 2-3 hours and usually some rides can be found with the help of dancers in nearby cities.

Visit Split Tree's waltz page with links to many waltz web pages, including Atlanta Waltz Society's Third Sundays Waltzing dances.

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