Country Workshop with Ed Salazar: Mar. 18-20, 2016

Shiny Shoes Dance Productions has been in operations for seven (7) years under the direction of Ed Salazar, owner and instructor.  Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Ed has well over twenty years of theatrical and entertainment experience, beginning as a volunteer at the Harbor Playhouse, and soon becoming an IATSE (International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees) professional.  Approximately fifteen (15) years ago, Ed stepped onto the dance floor as a means of overcoming boredom and soon discovered that the years of studying music, combined with his theatrical training, allowed him to firmly grasp the concepts of “Bar-Room” dancing.  In time, it was clear that the disciplines of Ballroom Dancing combined with the “Bar-Room” experience held long term benefits.  After studying Ballroom dance for years, at Del Mar College, Brigham Young University, and with personal coaches, Shiny Shoes Dance was born.  Blending the two disciplines (Bar-Room and Ballroom) together, Shiny Shoes Dance focuses on “Social Ballroom” dancing.  The Shiny Shoes Dance goal is to “Make Social Ballroom Happen!

At Shiny Shoes Dance, our specialty is “Social Dancing,” which we define as “partner dancing for fun and entertainment.” While the American Style Ballroom Dance Curriculum is at the core of our program, our focus is on lead and follow technique, as well as the art of entertaining our dance partner. At Shiny Shoes Dance, we begin with the rigid and exacting science of ballroom dance.  However, we do our best to make it fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 18

7:30-8:30pm ~ Country Western 2-Step (all levels)


8:30-11:00pm ~ Social Dance with music by Ed Salazar

$5.00 Members/$6.00 General Public

If you purchase all classes—Dance is Free


Saturday, March 19 (Day for Novice)

10:00-11:00am ~ Country Western 2-Step: Sharpening Your CW 2-Step

11:05am-12:05pm ~ Country Western 2-Step: Cool Figures for the Social Dance Floor

12:05pm-1:30pm ~ 1.5 hour lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm ~ Country Polka: Improving Your Lead and Follow

2:35-3:35pm ~ Country Polka: Figures and Variations


Saturday Night, 8:00pm-? ~ Keep on Dancing at Bojangles


Sunday, March 20

11:00am-12:00pm ~ Country Western 2-Step: Kicking the Dust a Little Higher

12:05-1:05pm ~ Country Western 2-Step: Adding Flash (Styling and Variations)

1:05-2:30pm ~ 1.45 hour lunch

2:30-3:30pm ~ Country Waltz: Promenade Your Sweetheart

3:35-4:35pm ~ Country 1-Step: Fun Polka Alternative



Individual class – $18

Any 4 Classes – $65

All 9 Classes – $145


Preregistration has closed, but you can still join us on the dance floor! Please arrive at the hall 15 minutes before class to register and pay at the door.