Syracuse West Coast Swing & Hustle Weekend – December 8-10

Todd & Maria. Photo by Sylvain Lanouette

Todd & Maria. Photo by Sylvain Lanouette

Maria Ford & Todd Coulthard (Ottawa, Canada) will be back in the ‘Cuse for a weekend of workshops & dances hosted by Steven Ryan.

Location: Puttin’ on the Ritz Dance Studio, Shoppingtown Mall, Syracuse (near Sears)


Friday, December 8 Warm-Up

8:00 pm WCS Workshop – TBA (All-Levels WCS; must know the basics)
9:00 pm-midnight – Dance with California Mix

Saturday, December 9 – West Coast Swing

10am-1:00pm Private lessons available with Maria and/or Todd – contact Maria directly to book: maria@smoothstyle.ca

2:00 pm-3:00 pm WCS Workshop – “The Long and the Short of It – Part 1” (Intermediate)

–15 min break–

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm WCS Workshop – “The Long and the Short of It – Part 2” (Intermediate)

–15 min break–

4:30 – 5:30 pm WCS Workshop – Moves & Grooves (Intermediate-Plus)

Leads will learn some of Todd’s favourite cool patterns, while Follows will learn how Maria likes to style them up!

— dinner break–

8:00pm WCS Lesson – Intermediate

9:00-midnight – WCS & Hustle dance party

Sunday, December 10 – Hustle

11:00am Hustle Workshop – Intermediate

12:00pm Hustle Workshop – Intermediate



  • Full Pass by December 1: $60
  • All-in WCS (Friday & Saturday) by December 1: $50.00
  • Saturday only by December 1: $40
  • All-in Hustle (Sunday) by December 1: $15.00
  • Per-workshop price by December 1: $10; $15 at door

Prices are in USD$.

Canadians can pay Maria directly in Canadian funds (no conversion required).

Please make cheques payable to Steve Ryan and mail to 2 Wyncrest Drive East Syracuse NY 13057

Private Lessons:

Maria or Todd: $75/hour per single or couple (includes studio fee)
Maria & Todd together: $110/hour per single or couple (incl. studio fee)
Ask about discounts for full-time students

Contact Maria directly to book.