Who we are and what we can do for you.
Welcome to all of the new and present members of the Floorplay Dance Club family. I began the Floorplay Dance Club in 1995 in order to give the West Coast Swing dance community in Orlando a place to learn, grow and have fun with this fabulous dance form. There are no dues, no ‘board’ to constantly change personnel, a club motto ‘Dance With Everybody’, and only one rule – ‘Leave your attitude at the door’. I am happy to say that through the concerted efforts of our area directors and the great support of the club’s members, we have established a nationwide reputation as a very friendly dance club where everyone simply congregates to have fun, socialize and enjoy dancing west coast swing, and have now grown to five state locations to include Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Tampa, Jupiter and of course Orlando. We also have FloorPlay affiliates in Greensboro, NC and soon in Greenville, SC and Augusta, GA.
To be a member, one need only participate at the monthly dance and/or west coast swing classes, be friendly, display a positive attitude and PLEASE try to dance with everybody! We expect to continue to grow and will once again host the Floorplay Swing Vacation that has been such a great success the past decade at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Dr. in Orlando. The Swing Vacation will return December 2010-January, 2011. West Coast Swing is our main focus, however, all other forms of Swing, Shag and Bop dancing are welcome and we also play a variety of other dance music at our monthly dances.
Thank you for your support! See you on the dance floor!
Floorplay Club Founder
Who is Mark Traynor?
Mark has been involved with the Dance Industry in every capacity for over 35 years. Since concentrating primarily upon West Coast Swing (WCS) for the past 21 years he has helped establish many techniques now being taught and used throughout the WCS circuit nationwide. Because he has never been a competitor on the circuit it took some time for his Floorplay concepts to spread and take hold across the nationwide West Coast community but now can be seen and are used everywhere by dancers and instructors alike, possibly without ever knowing where they originated.
Mark has suggested for years that because of the ever expanding possibilities, as well as techniques already utilized and accepted by the WSDC, NASDE and the dance community in general, WCS should be re-classified as another dance form completely. Aficionados of the dance will tell you that what we’re doing today, and have been doing for quite some time is not classic WC anymore but a much more advanced, all inclusive form of Swing that has evolved far beyond its original intent and syllabus.
Today, Mark continues to be an innovative force thru his Floorplay Dance Clubs and teaching concepts. Here are several that have helped make today’s WCS a much easier dance to learn, execute and understand as it continues to evolve.