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USA DANCE TIDEWATER CHAPTER Volume 1, Issue 5

July 2009

Monthly Dances Dance Lesson: 7:30 to 8:30 PM Dancing: 8:30 to 11:00 PM (4th Saturday of each month) Location: Knight's of Columbus Hall, 211 W. Government Ave., Norfolk, VA, 2300 Sq. Ft. of Wooden Dance Floor, (757) 587-3548. Alcohol and smoke free environment Information/Reservations: www.usadancetidewater.org/directions.html. Gay Octavo - (757) 467-3601 E-Mail - ballroomdancers@cox.net Reservations are NOT normally required - but if you wish to have your group seated together, let us know. Refreshments will be provided, free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Admission: $8 Members, $10 Non-Members, $5 Students, HS/College with School ID, Free to Dance Instructors

July and August Date: July 25 & August 22 2009 Dance Lesson: 7:30 to 8:30 PM, Instructors: Marcel Vilonel Lesson is International Chacha- Music by Nick Bernas

Comments from the Board Board members are aware of dance floor problems and have been assured by Knights of Columbus that the dance floor is resurfaced only three times each year. There is a great effort made to avoid resurfacing right before our dances. The complaints about the DJ have been taken into consideration and resolved. All proceeds from the sale of license plate covers go to scholarship money for youth; please support! The drawing for free NYE Dinner Dance ticket is occurring when you attend our fourth Saturday dance. In order to enter, you must be a member of a USA Dance Chapter. The winner receives a single free admission to the dinner dance worth $49, nontransferable. Plans for the NYE Gala are in full swing. Dance hosts are needed; a qualification letter is available on our website.

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New Members/ Renewals Cesar Obsuna Gaile Short Carol G. Smith Minda Vu Jeanne Walters Chapters in the area: Richmond USA Dance Phone: 804-447-0175 Dance first and third Saturday of each month Email: plsisk@aol.com Website: www.usadancerichmond.org Tri-Cities USA Dance Phone: 804-672-2657 Dance second Saturday of each month Email: rw4013@earthlink.net Azalea Coast USA Dance Phone: 910-799-1694 Email: acusabda@att.net Williamsburg USA Dance Phone: 757-273-0796 Dance first Saturday of each month Email: eilovestodance@gmail.com Northeast North Carolina Phone: 252-335-2258 Dance first Friday of each month Email: 6102dance@roadrunner.com

Birthdays USA Dance of Tidewater Board Members Wanda Smith- 2nd Vice President 757-410-8880 jsmith6941@aol.com John Upton- Secretary 757-613-5384 U760@hotmail.com Gay Octavo- Acting Treasurer 757-467-3601 ballroomdancers@cox.net Park Allen- Board Member 757-427-2547 Kay Niman-Meyers- Board Member 757-456-0258 kay@niman-meyers.com Tony Octavo- Board Member 757-467-3601 ballroomdancers@cox.net Ray Smith- Board Member 757-486-1856 raesmithco@msn.com Matthew Scarsfield and Donna Campbell are new board members.

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Park Allen- August 11 Walter Schultz- August 12 Henry Castillo- August 14 David Perron- August 21 John Duncan- August 21 Eugene Vecera- August 26 Gaile Gurreri- August 26 Linda Stevenson- August 29 Annette Smith- August 31 Caitlin Price- September 4 Carol Smith- September 9 Lisa Julao- September 12 Dick Hanna- September 16 Brian Burke- September 17 Marguerite Duncan- September 17 Kay Niman-MeyersSeptember 17 Ralph Everette- September 26 Steven Inn- September 27 Larry Rash- September 29

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS USA Dance of Tidewater appreciates assistance from chapter members with upcoming events, helpers on committees and members to serve as assistants to our board members and officers. (757)467-3601 for more information. Other incentives for your services and volunteer work will be considered for compensation by your current officers and board members. One thing everyone could do to help out would be to print the attached flyers, and post them somewhere (at work, the base or school bulletin boards, your doctor's office, or wherever it would be COMPLETELY APPROPRIATE.


Pictures from May Dance

Pictures from June Dance

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Appreciation Dinner Pictures

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Appreciation Dinner Tidewater USA Dance Chapter shows appreciation to volunteer workers for the NYE Gala with a dinner and dance event. Cathy Fond, Dalynn Fond, Shirley Lerner, Will Gabber and Minda Vu checked tickets, held back the hordes who wanted to crash the door and worked the desk. Ed Pabalate designed the graphics; produces the professional flyers/publications, NYE Gala Brochures, advertisements for placements into magazines, the monthly dance flyers and DJed for the NYE Gala. Ed Riggs and Phil Sisk manned the reception desk area, repeatedly had to explain the “validation” process for the parking ticket and accounted for the proceeds from tickets. Phil Sisk became Master of Ceremonies at the last minute. Ed and Phil are a credit to the Richmond Chapter and the dance community. Gaile Gurrei and Linda Stevenson take charge of the reception desk area, both for monthly dances and NYE, maintain the ticket cash boxes and accounted for the proceeds. Henry Castillo assisted in the laborious and tedious labor of laying and picking up the dance floor, being a dance host (despite being ill) and continues to help at the monthly dance reception desk. Josie and Nonoy Casteillo and family assisted in laying and picking up the dance floor, centerpiece arranging and help at the monthly dance reception desk. Lee Carruth and Donna Campbell assisted with the table centerpieces until the bitter end. Jerry Smith, Steven Inn, Rocky Raquipiso, Ron Dionsio, Will Gabber and Tony Octavo (organizer) assisted in the tedious labor of laying and picking up the dance floor. There are countless jobs the board members do every year for the NYE Gala…these USA Dance Chapter members are greatly appreciated for all the help they gave to the Tidewater Chapter to make the Gala possible. Not in attendance - Dalynn Fond, Minda Vu, Ron Dionsio, Nonoy Casteillo and Susan and Marvin Simms (reservation takers and assisted with computer back-ups). All of us have talents - share yours with USA Dance!

Local Dance News & Events *** A Time to Dance provides International Style Latin, Cha Cha and Rumba, West Coast Swing private and group classes, and Latin Dance Exercise. DanceSport VA has many group classes to offer. The studio will have Mr. Yuriy Kravets coaching students July 25-26.

Studio Virginia State competitors are Brent Dunn, Michelle Benson, Pat Brett, Layne Brett, Paul Cadotte, Joan Coiner, Penny Harrison, Louise Lanphier, Mitch Matthew, and Kinberly Pasquale. The competition occurred July 16-19; more information is available at www.dancesportchampionships.com. “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” returns to FOX TV with a group of undiscovered talent competing for the title of (America’s Favorite Dancer). The show includes many styles of dance along with ballroom.

Lindy Revival- Lindy classes are offered at the Williamsburg Community Center. Visit www.lindy101.com for more information or www.swingvirginia.com for other swing happenings. Magic Moments Dance Studio offers a multitude of classes in the evenings: at the forefront is Beginning and Advanced Teens on Fridays from 7 - 8PM, Ballroom - Swing - Latin group classes/lessons; call to find out which venue is being taught each Friday evening. Family fun is enjoyed by all and there is a Dance Party afterwards to dance and practice, 9-11PM. Rants Ballroom Company- Marie Rants can be e-mailed at marierants@yahoo.com. Her website is rantsballroomcompany.com. Roberto, a local musician, can be reached by E-Mail ROBERTOINC@aol.com or website - Robertoinc.com.. Sam and Denise Miller are now offering specialized and progressive online dance classes. They also teach private lessons at A Time To Dance. For more information, visit www.samdenisemiller.com. Shall We Dance VA Studio Dance Parties are: 2nd and 3rd Fridays-8-10: 30PM; 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sat.-8-10PM and Sundays 7-10PM. They offer a Club Salsa class on Mondays at 7PM and other classes throughout the week.

Tango happenings info is located at chesbaytango@att.net and chickory@att.net. Two Step Tidewater, Inc is the name of Walter and Judy Schultz's dance business. They connect with dancers through an extensive weekly newsletter and web site, http://www.TwoStepTidewater.com/ They are instructors with DanceSportVA in Virginia Beach and RPM Dance in Northern Suffolk. They also host a social dance each Sunday night at DanceSportVA. Lesson by Walter & Judy 6:30 - 7pm then social dance until 10pm at DanceSport VA. You can contact Walter & Judy at their home phone number, (757) 483-9410 or email Classic2step@verizon.net Dancing With the Stars judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, launch ed a new website called the Dance Insider at www.thedanceinsider.com. * * * Congratulations to Donna Campbell for being promoted to Assistant Vice President at BB&T in Suffolk *** Dances that conflict with our scheduled, 4th Sat. of each month dance will not be included in our newsletters.

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Local Dance Studios A STEP ABOVE Alan Hedgpeth Located in the Golden Slippers Dance Studio 2924 North Lynnhaven Road Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757) 617-6626, (757) 621-6726 E-mail: astepabove_6@hotmail.com

A TIME TO DANCE Rebekah and Zhenya 5600 Virginia Beach Blvd (Suite 105) Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 490-8999 www.atimetodanceonline.com E-mail: learntoballroom@gmail.com

DANCESPORT VA STUDIO Betty Lu 5721 Arrowhead Drive Suite A Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 473-3267 www.dancesportva.com MAGIC MOMENTS BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO Marvin Riner 2224 Virginia Beach Blvd. (Suite 108) Virginia Beach, VA 23454 (757) 498-5110 www.magicmomentsdance.com SHALL WE DANCE VA STUDIO Brent Dunn 114 S. Witchduck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 971-0151 www.shallwedancevirginia.com

COUNTRY BOOTLEGGERS DANCE STUDIO Cindy and Mike Norge 7201A George Washington Memorial Highway Yorktown, Virginia 23692 (757) 898-1922

USA Dance has a YOUTUBE account! www.youtube.com/usadanceinc Check it out! Subscribe while you are there and regularly check out the dancers.

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USA Dance Chapter 6008 - July 2009 Newsletter