They have presented seminars at the annual RAL national conventions for five years, including Rise & Fall, CBM/CBMP: Itís More than Just Banjo, Music Legalities, Teaching Figures by Families, and Picture Figures..  They host quarterly clinics in the Los Angeles area, and Dan is on staff as cuer for Winterfest and Springfest, two annual round dance weekends in Southern California. They taught at the URDC 2006 convention in North Carolina, where they did a clinic on Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing.

They perform at round dance events, both with a team and in solo exhibitions. They also publish a quarterly newsletter for their round dance community.

They learned to dance with Harmon and Betty Jorritsma, moved into advanced round dancing with Leo and Marion Crosby and were fortunate to be able to spend almost a decade in the hands of Eddie and Audrey Palmquist.

They continue to work with several professional ballroom coaches to improve their techniques in smooth and latin dancing, including Dennis Lyle, a former US professional dance champion and owner of Imperial Ballroom in Fullerton, CA; Victor Veyrasset, several times United States Professional Modern Champion and accredited judge; and Tom Hicks, former US Amateur Latin Champion, judge and organizer of an annual amateur ballroom competition in Southern California.

Dan is a retired engineer; Sandi, formerly a newspaper reporter and editor, has been an attorney for more than 20 years.

Sandi & Dan


Sandi and Dan had been dancing together for more than 25 years, transitioning from dancers to teachers in 2000.  They host two weekly Carousel Clubs (advanced level round dancing) and teach a weekly figure clinic on advanced basics in Southern California.

They are on the Board of Directors of Roundalab (RAL), the international round dance teachers organization, and Sandi is the RAL legal adviser.  They also serve as chairmen of its Phase 6 standardization committee. They have served two terms on the board of directors of URDC, and are completing a second term on the URDC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).


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