2015 – ’16 FloorPlay New Years Swing Vacation!

Dec. 31, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016
at the Beautiful Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Dr., Orlando, Fl.
Call – 407-996-9700 or 800-627-8258 for reservations
Mention FloorPlay Swing Vacation for special $117. Rate, sleep 4

Plus – FREE HOTEL PARKING for Event attendees!

The Best New Years Party in the:
‘Best Vacation Location in the Nation’!

Florida’s Longest Running WCS Event at 16 yrs!

NEW PRICING – Full Event Ticket ONLY $115.!!!!

Hosted by Emcee: Renee’ Lipmann!

A New Years Eve Pro Show!
13th Florida State Swing Dance Championship!
* WSDC sanctioned Jack n’ Jills on 5 levels!  ** All-Star Level added!
Cash prizes and Trophies awarded on each level!
** Pro-Am Competitions!
Plus – Pro /Am Jack ’n Jill!

Pro Staff includes so far:   * Jen Deluca * Michael Kielbasa  * PJ Turner  * Tashina Beckmann *Jeff Mumford  *Rose Duffy  *Danielle Blouin-Oates  *Demery Strickland  *Tommy Gibbs 

*PLUS: Dozens of “All-Stars” from across the Country Invited as VIP’s ! 

Plus: All of the previous FSSDC Champions, Top Florida Pros AND All-Stars invited as VIP’s!


the 4th “F – PIT” – Florida’s – Pro Invitational Tournament – Invited — Agnes Maslanka – Hugo Miguez – Stacy Kay – Gina Brown – Demery Strickland – Danielle Blouin- Stephen White - Trish Berlanga – -Brianne Cline – Shawn Swaithes – Donna Bonham – Brian & Pam Bennett – Jerry Siebe – Michelle Siebe – Bruce Perrotta – Beth Perrotta – Justin Wolcott – Dawn Sgarlata – Christopher Lo – Carrie Stevens – John Harris – Mary Jane Harris – Tommy Gibbs -Renee Lipmann – Keith & Margaret Little – Jimmy & Cindy Formelio – Drew Sinclair -Elisa Defoe -Louis Schreiber – Ladonna Campbell – Dori Eden – Sheven Keekoolani…all Florida VIP Pros!

 4 Day All Access Pass to Dance, Comp’s., and Shows
• ALL Workshops – Included!
• New Years Pro Show – Included!
• Midnight Champagne Toast & Party favors – Included!
• The Floorplay Original Dance Forum – Included!

ALL included with the full event pass ONLY $115. (Due to a change in policy, the Rosen’s NYE Dinner Buffet can still be purchased separately for 20% below their regular price of $34.99)

Absolutely the Best Swing Event Value & Party anywhere!

Our priority is for Lots of Prime Time Open Dancing!

DJ’s so far:

K-Mac (Kevin McDeed) *April Prince  *Earl Yeomans

And our great staff always on hand to make you feel welcome and comfortable!

Mark Traynor – FNYSV Director
Event Hotline: 407-973-9674

Proud member of the World Swing Dance Council and National FastDance Association

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FloorPlay Dance Clubs 20th Anniversary Bash! 3/21/15

                                               Hello Dancers!!!

 Coming this Sat. March 21st at The Whirl ‘n Twirl in Orlando,

      FloorPlay Dance Clubs® Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a HUGE Dance Day!

 Make Plans Now! This will be our biggest monthly dance EVER! Hope you can join us!

(Our 17th year at the Whirl ‘n Twirl on the 3rd Sat’s.)

Featuring : Orlando’s World Champion Jen Deluca (Anderson)!

3 Workshops

$100 cash giveaway!

Lots of raffle prizes including Yearly pass to all FloorPlay Dances !

AND, Grand Prizes – 2 separate Passes for 2015 – ’16 New Years Swing Vacation!

Free sodas & water

Finger foods, snacks on hand. (anyone wishing to contribute is encouraged)

 Workshops / Dance schedule: JEN DELUCA our featured Guest Pro!

3 – 3:30pm – Check In

3:30pm – Jen Deluca – “Movement thru Momentum”

4:45pm – Jen & Mark  – “He said, She said…”

6 – 7:30pm – Dinner Break *** We will be serving Turkey, Ham, Mashed Pot’s, etc for those taking the early workshops!

7:30pm – Jen – “Open Minds”

8:30pm – Open Dancing till ?

* DJ KMac will be providing the great music!

Trish Berlanga, Csilla Madocsai and other State Pros will be joining us

 *All 3 workshops & Dance – $25. !

Evening w/shop & Dance only $15.

Individual aft’ w/shops – $10 each

Dance only $10. Admisssion @ 8:30pm

 For those coming into the area and are looking for a place to stay, the following are all in the same area:

Make your reservations now!

Quality Inn – $99. /night                                 Ramada Inn – $90. /night

151 North Douglas Ave.                                 150 Douglas Ave.

Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714                         Alt. Spgs. Fl 32714


Hampton Inn & Suites – $91. /night

161 N. Douglas Ave.

Alt. Spgs., Fl 32714


(*All located at the intersection of I4 & Rt.436 that takes you to the Whirl & Twirl)

 **Please remember there is no parking in the lot directly across the street from the Whirl “n Twirl. Anywhere else is fine.
***Also, No alcohol allowed in the building AND * spread no powder or wax on the floor. It is against owners rules and doesnt need it anyway.

Sat. March 21st     
at: Whirl ‘n Twirl
6949 Venture Circle
Orl. Fl.

Call Mark Traynor at 407-973-9674 for further info

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FloorPlay Swing Vacation 2014-’15 Report

 What better place to be on New Year’s Eve than Orlando at the Rosen Plaza Hotel!

The 2014 -’15 edition of our FloorPlay New Year’s Swing Vacation (FNYSV) was, according to all of the positive feedback and comments a great success! This was our 15th Event overall, 12th Anniversary of the Fl. State Swing Championship and winding up the 19th year Of the FloorPlay Dance Clubs©.

First, as always, a HUGE THANKS to everyone who attended, especially in light of the early New Years Eve falling on Wednesday evening. This I know created a problem for many by either forcing a long stay for the event or having to return to work for a day after the NYE & Day celebration. Yet in spite of the personal scheduling difficulties we welcomed over 460 dancers during the weekend. Next year we will be able to start the event on NYE Thursday, automatic work-day off Friday and continue through the weekend to make your stay with us easier to schedule.

This year we continued with a series of Pro/Am Competitions to complement our regular WSDC Jack ‘n Jill’s and Florida State Swing Dance Championship. And this year continued the “F-PIT”,  the Fl. Pro Invitational Tournament that was again exciting to watch and well received. There was very good participation in all and Congratulations go to Stephen & Sonya White as our Florida State Swing Champions in the 12th edition of the FSSDC, and to all of the winners in each division.

Speaking of which, Thanks to all of the great Pro Instructors who joined us this year for a terrific New Year’s Eve show and the many workshops conducted. All were packed and heard compliments on everyone’s presentations. Welcome back to Rob Glover doing a masterful entertaining job emceeing while juggling 2 events at once. Orlando’s Jen Deluca always our favorite ‘daughter’ showing the talent that has taken her to the top! Great to have Michael Kielbasa back with us again who raises the bar by just being present. Many newcomers to our Staff this year did a terrific job and helped make for a great New Years Show. Thanks to first time staff members Stephen & Sonya White, Csilla Madocsai, Jeff Mumford & Rose Duffy & Tommy Gibbs & Renee Lipmann, as well as returning top Florida Pros Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay, Danielle Blouin, Trish Berlanga and NC’s Brian & Pam Bennett all represented yet another terrific staff.

But no event can be successful without two all important things, a good dance floor and a GREAT sound system with fabulous music! The dance floors were smoothly provided as always by Cherry Taylor and Master Dance Floors of Tampa. The sound system provided by Orlando’s Kevin McDeed has been said to be one of the best heard on the WCS circuit nationwide. Kevin ‘KMac’, also set the tone as always with a terrific variety of music to keep everyone moving and also provided some cool lighting and video for the Midnight Champagne toast.. He continues to be the ‘soul’ of the FloorPlay Dance Club events and dances. And great to have back with us 2013 WCS DJ of the Year April Prince who put together the best mix of competition music for the FSSDC and all of the J’nJ’s you could ever hope for and rocked the floor continuously. Also joining our great DJ Staff and playing terrific music all weekend were Earl Yeomans, Louis St. George and local late nighter Dustin Wheeler in his Event debut. Each DJ seemed to just pick up where the last ended and seamlessly keep the energy peaking. Thank You ALL!

Special Thanks to Demery Leyva and his hard working crew; Derek Leyva, Wes Kolpin and Pamela Stergios for all of the coordination and control of competition sign-ups, judging schedules as well as keeping Comp’s running on time and supplying results so quickly.  It’s a lot of work and your diligence and professionalism were much appreciated.

Special Thanks so much also to Danielle Blouin and Mike Oates providing so much time and effort who graciously provided ALL of the Certificate Awards!

Always nice to have some Vendors on hand and Thanks to Martha’s Boutique, Dance Connection Shoes and Premier Dance Video Productions for being there. Be sure to order an Event DVD for the show, the comps and the workshops at www.dancevideopro.com Also Thanks to Steve Sagraves for supplying all the bananas!

I was very proud to present the first “Directors Award” to FloorPlay Directors and Instructors from Melbourne, Laura & John Beers, who need to retire their FloorPlay monthly dance after 16 years of hard work toward the advancement of WCS and all Dance genre’s in their area. Thank you for your selfless dedication and professionalism on behalf of FloorPlay and the dance community in general. Future “DA” winners may could be Directors, DJ’s, Instructors or in any capacity that have contributed to Florida’s ever growing Dance Society.

As always, there are MANY on any event staff who make it all work. Without them it simply doesn’t happen. I like to think we have the best staff anywhere. These are the folks who initially greet you, sign you in, answer your questions, handle security, keep things organized in all aspects of presentation and make everyone feel welcome…all with a smile!

Registration is very involved and now married Amy Rothenberger was the key to making it all happen again and running smoothly. She did so much behind the scenes it would be too hard to describe but suffice to say she is our “glue’. Helping out tremendously were DeAnn Kitay, Elaine Sipe, Annie Mariani, Diane Scott, Linda Murphy, Jutta Baerman and I’m sure a few others whose help we certainly appreciate, as well as those Club members and friends who donated a couple hours of their time. Ed Sullivan & Nora Batts lead Security as always and recruit ample ‘friendly’ help including Janie Morningstar, Jacqueline Jauz, Sherri Parris. And, last but not least there are those who contribute in a WIDE variety of ways without who’s help there would be noticeable deficiencies in organization. Bill Bray and Maria Hardy are these people along with several members previously mentioned. Thanks to CJ Henry as roommate coordinator which requires much time and energy pairing people up as roommates and even finding them rooms!

Since “Swing Vacation” has always been our theme, we hope many more in the future will see the advantage of coming early or staying late a few days to do some sightseeing in the Worlds #1 Vacation destination. We also had a well represented contingent from Canada who joined us and we thank them for making the trip!

A final HUGE THANK YOU again to all of you who attended this year. Always a great crowd who make it such a terrific atmosphere and make our FloorPlay Swing Vacation the BEST place to party on New Year’s Eve!


We will continue to do our best to bring you the Best New Year’s Party possible and hope you will plan to join us again for our 16th Swing Vacation beginning Dec. 31, 2015!

  • Full Competition Results posted next and on the Facebook page.


Mark Traynor
FloorPlay Club Founder

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