We couldn't be more excited to be hosting the inaugural Pas de Deux Photo Conference and the gorgeous Arizona Grand. It's grounds were made for dance photography, with acres of space with architecture, greenery, water features and more. The resort is nestled in South Mountain Park, a 16,000 acre park and preserve with rocks and boulders, saguaros and prickly pears and beautiful sunrises.
The 2020 Pas de Deux conference will take place at the Arizona Grand Resort at 8000 S Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona, 85044.
The luxurious Arizona Grand near South Mountain offers beautiful meeting space and even more beautiful grounds for photography.
The conference includes Photo Walks Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Let top professionals guide you in working with dancers on the resort grounds and golf course.
Photographers can also pair up with professional and pre-professional dancers on the resort grounds throughout the weekend to practice their skills and develop stunning portfolio images.
The resort itself is full of inspiration. Just 10 minutes from the airport, it feels like a desert retreat. The Arizona Grand has a picturesque backdrop of South Mountain Preserve offering breathtaking sights of the Sonoran sunset, our versatile outdoor venues provide an unparalleled event environment.
A block of rooms has been reserved for guest of the conference. To make a reservation, call the on-site reservations department at 877.800.4888. Use Pas de Deux Dance Photography as the event name. Our special rate is only $219 per suite. Each suite has either two queen or one kind bed, in addition to a small living area and pull out sofa. Guests can also take advantage of resort amenities such as the on-site spa and golf course.
Events on Friday and Saturday run until 10 pm. Saturday opens with a panel of featured speakers at 8:15 am; Sunday sessions begin at 8:30 am, but you may want to join a sunrise photo shoot at 6:15 am.
You can also use this link to make an online reservation: Pas De Deux Dance Photography
The Arizona Grand Resort is located ten minutes from Sky Harbor Airport. Directions to the resort are here and there is an Uber stop in front of the main building.
Take the AZ-153 S towards 1-10/AZ-143.
Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto EAST UNIVERSITY DR.
Turn RIGHT onto AZ-143 S/HOHOKAM EXPWY.
AZ-143 S turns into 48th ST.
Take 48th St. to BASELINE RD.
Turn LEFT onto BASELINE RD.
Drive 2 blocks.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Arizona Grand Parkway.
Some special features of the Arizona Grand include:
$13 Million Renovation of all Guest Suites and Villas,
Completed in Fall of 2017
744 Guest Suites and Villas
Situated on 164 Acres at the Base of South Mountain Preserve
Conveniently Located 6 Miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International
120,000 Sq. Ft. of Indoor/Outdoor Meeting and Event Space
6 Unique Restaurants and Eateries
20,000 Sq. Ft. Athletic Club & Spa with 15 Treatment Rooms
18-Hole Golf Course
60 Miles of Nearby Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails