Ballroom Dancers of The USA Dance Easton MD Chapter (6099) wore red and white on December 1 and danced and donated $600 to the American Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Donations were collected from donation jars, $2.00 from each paid admission, and from a 50/50 drawing. Ms. Brenda Era won the 50/50 and generously donated her winnings.
The YMCA of the Chesapeake (Easton) donated the facility rent money for the evening ($167. 25) and Ms. Shirley Windsor, owner of Seasonal Flowers, donated a beautiful floral arrangement to one lucky guest. Ms. Dotty Hessinger sold slightly used dresses and shoes and donated the monies collected. Ms. Mary Lou Keller provided festive red and white table decorations. Treasurer Don Blad reported a total of $555.25 donations. The chapter, upon approval at the January board meeting, rounded the donation figure to $600.00 and sent the money to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Dancers enjoyed a Waltz lesson by instructor Valentine Hodgman. Ms. Agieszka (Aggie) Beletsky (an instructor for Amanda Showell-Cook’s Dancing On The Shore) provided DJ services for the 45 dancers in attendance.
Dancers meet at 7:15 p.m. the first Saturday night of each month at the Easton YMCA to enjoy a lesson followed by social ballroom, Latin, swing, and country western dancing. New dancers and dancers of all levels are invited to attend. http://www.usadanceeastonmd.com. For information, call: Dotty, 410-822-4320; Aggie, 760-468-1049; or George, 410-758-8266.
Photo by Ms. Mary Lou Keller.
In photo: Ballroom dancers enjoy themselves the first Saturday night of each month at the YMCA In Easton.