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Stonewall Resort to host Ballroom Dance Weekend

October 8, 2010
The Inter-Mountain

With the popularity of shows like "Dancing With the Stars," interest in learning the art of ballroom and Latin dance is at an all-time high. Stonewall Resort, in conjunction with West Virginia Dance, will host a Ballroom Dance Weekend Oct. 15-17 with the goal of teaching participants a variety of dance styles in a relaxed, yet instructive, format.

Steve Ludwig, director of sales and marketing for Stonewall Resort, said, "This is a great opportunity for those with little or no experience to learn from one of our state's best dance instructors. Craig Giffin is an accomplished dancer in both smooth and Latin forms of dance and has trained regionally, nationally and internationally since 1998 in ballroom dancing."

The weekend begins Oct. 15 with an introductory reception followed by instruction on the Foxtrot and an open ballroom dance session. Oct. 16's activities include lessons on Ballad dance, Salsa, Mambo and Polka. Participants have the afternoon free to enjoy the resort's amenities, like golf, spa, a lake cruise or hiking and biking. A special golf rate of $74.20 is being offered to participants. A dance party will be in the evening. Overall, participants will receive more than 5 1/2 hours of dance instruction.

The cost for the Ballroom Dance Weekend is $289 for an individual and $342.66 per couple. These rates include overnight accommodations for two nights, lunch on Oct. 16, 5 1/2 hours of dance instruction, as well as Dance events on Oct. 15 and 16.

For additional information and reservations, call the resort at 888-278-8150 or visit the website at Promotional code: Ballroom

The Four Diamond-rated Stonewall Resort is a 208-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center and swimming pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The resort is located at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park near Weston. Stonewall Resort is a joint private/public development between West Virginia Commercial Real Estate Inc. and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Benchmark Hospitality International operates Stonewall Resort.

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels and Personal Luxury Hotels.

The privately held company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers. Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston, with regional offices in New Jersey and Connecticut. International offices are located in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark's properties and additional information, visit



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