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April 2015 Newsletter

Date Published:
April 21, 2015


Shenandoah Valley Chapter USA Dance Inc April 21, 2015


Join us on April 25th for our next Community Dance at the Dayton Learning Center (click here for location and directions).

Karen Thomas will lead a ballroom dance lesson at7:00. Then at 8:00 enjoy your favorite Ballroom, Latin and Swing music until 10:00 p.m. Look forward to a fun mixer for a chance to dance with someone new!

The lesson is included in your admission for the evening: $10 per person; $8 for USA Dance members; $5 for students with ID. Couples, singles, beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. Dress casual or spiff it up! It's up to you.

USA Dance Schedule

Here's the schedule of upcoming dances for 2015. All dances will be held at the Dayton Learning Center.

  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 22
  • September 26

From the President ~

Membership has its benefits!

At the start of the year, the board and I began reviewing our membership rosters. Though membership is certainly not necessary for dancers to join in our monthly dances, there are some attractive benefits to becoming a USA Dance member. Included among them are reduced prices at USA Dance-sponsored events and private dance studios across the country and a subscription to American Dancer magazine.

But even more important, your membership makes a statement of support for the many positive community projects that our chapter does each year. As you know, our Shenandoah Valley chapter sponsors a summertime picnic and social as well as a December holiday dinner and dance. Our members provide demonstrations and basic instruction at a variety of community locations, and, of course, we sponsor the Dancing With The Stars of the 'Burg fundraiser to support the Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center. In the five years of this wonderful event, we've helped raise more than $300,000 to support affordable childcare in our area.

So take a moment and join us. Annual membership dues start at just $25, and it takes just a moment to sign up. Just visit and don't forget to register your membership to our chapter, #6022-Shenandoah Valley!

Happy Dancing!


New non-member admission prices announced

The board of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of USA Dance Inc. has announced new prices for its monthly chapter dances. Admission for USA Dance members will remain $8 per person; The admission price for non-members will increase to $12 per person starting with theJune 27, 2015, dance.

The new rates will apply to all dancers ages 19 and above. There is no "senior" discount. Dancers who are less than 19 years of age or who carry a currently valid college or university student identification card will qualify for a $5 student rate regardless of USA Dance membership.

"An evening at our chapter dance remains one of the best entertainment bargains in our area," said David Taylor, chapter president. "Each month we bring in a top-level professional instructor and our board works very hard to ensure we maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. That, along with carefully programmed music and the beautiful hardwood floor at the Dayton Learning Center, certainly makes for an exceptional evening of dancing!

"The board recognized that our costs for putting on the dances have increased, but I'm so pleased we were able to maintain the existing member admission price. For any of our non-member dancers, it's definitely time to become a USA Dance member!"