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Ballroom Dancing with DJ Amanda Showell-Cook

Ballroom-SwingBallroom Dancing with DJ Amanda Showell-Cook 

The members of the USA Dance Easton chapter of USA Dance invite dancers of all levels to join them Saturday night June 7 for an evening of ballroom, Latin, swing, and more.  Included with the price of admission is a lesson (7:15 to 8:00 p.m.) in Foxtrot by dance instructor Diego Guzman.

Open dancing follows the lesson from 8 until 10 p.m. to the music of DJ Amanda Showell-Cook. The venue is smoke and alcohol free; dress is casual.  Ladies, please no street shoes with spike heels.

Dancing takes place at the YMCA of the Chesapeake, 202 Peachblossom Road, Easton.  Tickets are sold at the door.  General Admission is $15.00.  Admission is $10.00 for USA Dance Members, YMCA members with a current membership card, and persons under 21 with a valid ID.

For more information, contact George Drake, President USA Dance Easton, MD, 410-758-8266, georgeandmarydrake@atlanticbb.net.  Check the chapter Website at www.usadanceeastonmd.com  e-mail: eastondance6099@gmail.com

 

Special Dance to Benefit YMCA of the Chesapeake

Dance the night away at USA Dance Easton on December 7 to benefit the YMCA of the Chesapeake. The Y provides us with a beautiful, large, wooden dance floor, and tables and chairs. Mary Drake remarked, “The Y provides a great facility for us and we hope to show our appreciation.” A portion of each admission plus special donations will be given to the Y at the January 4 dance.

Couples, singles – dancers of all levels are welcome to join in the fun beginning at 7:15 p.m. with a lesson in Rumba taught by Valentine Hodgman. The lesson will be followed at 8 pm by Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country Western, Hustle and other requested dances – music will be provided by DJ Aggie Beletsky.

Dress is dressy casual – wear festive, holiday attire. The venue is smoke and alcohol free. Ladies, please no street shoes with spike heels.

Dancing takes place at the YMCA of the Chesapeake at 202 Peachblossom Road, Easton. Tickets are sold at the door. General Admission is $12.00. Admission for USA Dance Members, YMCA members with a current membership card, and persons under 21 with a valid ID, is $10.00.

For more information, contact George Drake, President USA Dance Easton, MD, 410-758-8266, georgeandmarydrake@atlanticbb.net. Check the chapter Website at www.usadanceeastonmd.com e-mail: eastondance6099@gmail.com. USA Dance Easton is a nonprofit chapter of the National Chapter.

Ballroom Dancing at its Best in Easton, September 7

Dance the night away at USA Dance Easton on September 7 and the first Saturday night of each month (except November). Aggie Beletsky is teaching the Hustle between 7:15 and 8:00 p.m. The lesson will be followed at 8 pm by Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country Western, Hustle and more general dancing – dance music provided by DJ Aggie Beletsky.

Dancers of any level are invited to join. Couples, singles – dancers of all levels are welcome. Dress is dressy casual. The venue is smoke and alcohol free. Ladies, please no street shoes with spike heels.

Dancing takes place at the YMCA of the Chesapeake at 202 Peachblossom Road, Easton. Tickets are sold at the door. General Admission is $12.00. Admission for USA Dance Members, YMCA members with a current membership card, and under 21 with a valid ID, is $10.00.

For more information, contact George Drake, President USA Dance Easton, MD, 410-758-8266, georgeandmarydrake@atlanticbb.net. Check the chapter Website at www.usadanceeastonmd.com e-mail: eastondance6099@gmail.com. USA Dance Easton is a nonprofit chapter of the National Chapter.

 

“Summer Fun” Theme at USA Dance Easton, August 3

879 (270 x 180)Summer Fun is the theme of the USA Dance Easton Ballroom Dance Chapter for the Saturday, August 3 dance. Mr. Valentine Hodgman is teaching a few basic Tango steps between 7:15 and 8:00 p.m. The lessons will be followed at 8 pm by Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country Western, Hustle and more dance music provided by DJ Aggie Beletsky.

Dancers of any level are invited to join us for cool summer fun. Dress cool and casual.

The action takes place at the YMCA of the Chesapeake at 202 Peachblossom Road, Easton. Tickets are sold at the door. General Admission is $12.00. Admission for USA Dance Members, YMCA members with a current membership card, and under 21 with a valid ID, is $10.00.

Couples, singles, dancers of all levels are welcome. Dress is normally dressy casual, but wear cool summer fun clothes for this dance. The venue is smoke and alcohol free. Ladies, please no street shoes with spike heels.

For more information, contact George Drake, President USA Dance Easton, MD, 410-758-8266, georgeandmarydrake@atlanticbb.net. Check the chapter Website at www.usadanceeastonmd.com e-mail: eastondance6099@gmail.com

 

“Country” Theme at USA Dance Easton, July 6

USA Dance Easton, MD, normally a ballroom dance venue, is going a bit Country at our July monthly dance. Ms. Sandra Showell of Dancing On The Shore is teaching several line dances between 7:15 and 8:00 p.m. The lessons will be followed at 8 pm by Country and Ballroom Dance selections provided by DJ Amanda Showell-Cook – line dances included.

Put on your Country outfits and boots and get ready for a kickin’ good time doing both Country dances and ballroom (ballroom, Latin, swing, country/western, hustle, and more).

The action takes place at the YMCA of the Chesapeake at 202 Peachblossom Road, Easton. Tickets are sold at the door. General Admission is $12.00. USA Dance Members and YMCA members receive a discount with membership card.

Couples, singles, dancers of all levels are welcome. Dress is normally dressy casual, but Country/Western attire is welcome on July 6. The venue is smoke and alcohol free. Ladies, please no street shoes with spike heels.

For more information, contact George Drake, President USA Dance Easton, MD, 410-758-8266, georgeandmarydrake@atlanticbb.net. Check the chapter Website at www.usadanceeastonmd.com e-mail: eastondance6099@gmail.com

 

USA Dance Easton Chapter 6099 Donates to YMCA of Talbot County Strong Kids Campaign

The USA Dance Easton Chapter 6099 recently donated $500 to the YMCA of Talbot County’s Strong Kids Campaign. Through the Strong Kids Campaign, the YMCA offers scholarships to participants of all ages.  Support can be in the form of subsidized YMCA memberships, affordable after-school care, subsidized swim lessons, free camp experiences, and after-school programs for teens.

In January 2008, the YMCA of Talbot County partnered with USA Dance Easton to provide a wellness dance program to enhance the lives of its members and the community as a whole.

The USA Dance Easton Chapter 6099 is a local dance group formed by local people who love to dance, love music and enjoy exercise.  USA Dance is a national non-profit organization which promotes ballroom dancing in the local community and educates the public regarding the physical, mental and social benefits of dancing for a healthy life.

According to Amanda Showell, president of the USA Dance Easton Chapter 6099 and owner of Dancing on the Shore, “The YMCA of Talbot County has generously allowed us to use its gym monthly for our dances over the last three years.  This donation represents our appreciation of their generosity.”

Don Andrew, vice president and treasurer for USA Dance Easton Chapter 6099, adds, “The interest in ballroom dancing has grown immensely nationally with television shows, such as ‘Dancing with the Stars.’  Locally, we have also seen an increased interest here in ballroom dancing with the growth of our local YMCA.”

USA Dance Easton Chapter dance parties are alcohol and drug-free.  Participants range in age from 14 to 93 years old.  The dances are held on the first Saturday of each month at the YMCA of Talbot County from 7 to 10:30 p.m. with a few exceptions, which can be confirmed by checking the website www.usadanceeastonmd.com .  There is a lesson from 7 to 8 p.m.  Students 18 and under are FREE, YMCA and USA Dance members cost $10, and all other guests cost $12.

For more information, call Amanda Showell at 410-482-6169.  For information about donating to the YMCA of Talbot County, contact F. Graham Lee, chief development officer at the YMCA of Talbot County at 410-822-0566.