From a Winter Guard International (WGI) press release: Winter Guard International presents Spinfest!!: a workshop for instructors and designers looking to learn from some of the best creative and technical color guard minds in the activity today. The intensive two-day educational event will be held Sept. 14 and 15 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in Orlando, Fla.

Mia Michaels
Acclaimed choreographer Mia Michaels, known for her work on the Fox television series "So You Think You Can Dance," will headline the educational event. Michaels will lead a basic movement class and interact with a live demonstration of color guard ensembles followed by a question and answer session. "Mia Michaels was a natural choice to bring into our learning community and inspire those coming to Orlando to reach for new heights within their own programs," said WGI CEO Ron Nankervis. "We are all very excited that attendees will hear from such a creative and gifted choreographer, as well as share our activity with someone in the arts community as prominent as Ms. Michaels." The list of other clinicians consists of many familiar names to drum corps color guard members and includes: Carol Abohatab, Jill Brennan, Robby DuFresne, Michael Gaines, April Gilligan, Karl Lowe, Fred Marier, Randy Nelson, Rosie Queen (Miller), Adam Sage, and Tracy Wooton. Visit for more information and detailed bigraphical information.