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May 2015 Newsletter

David Taylor
Date Published:
May 20, 2015


Join us on May 23rd for our next Community Dance at the Dayton Learning Center (click here for location and directions).

Jimmy Harper will give a Hustle lesson at 7:00. Then starting 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.

  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25 - FREE Summer Picnic!
  • August 22
  • September 26 - National Ballroom Dance Week
  • October 24


Summer is on its way!

From the president:

As the temperatures warm up so, it seems, will the activity around our chapter! Here's just a few notes to keep in mind for the next few months:

Dancing With Karen sponsors USA Dance membership drive

Karen Thomas has graciously offered to make a USA Dance membership drive the focus of her dance at the Dayton Learning Center. Check out the details at and then come out for special pricing on May 30th if you join USA Dance or renew your USA Dance membership. In addition, if you join USA Dance that night you'll receive a certificate for a free dance admission at either DWK or USA Dance plus a certificate for a free lesson at the DWK studio!

Why all the talk about membership?

A recent report from the national USA Dance board concluded that small chapters (like ours) are becoming a financial drain on USA Dance Inc. While there's no reason to believe that this will endanger our ability to remain a USA Dance chapter, the full support of the national organization is essential to our ability to operate. When the report came out, your local board had already begun a focus on increasing membership, and we are thrilled to have the support of organizations like Dancing With Karen in our efforts! Please, join or renew your membership today at

Volunteer to dance at Bridgewater Retirement Community

Want to dance for the world's most appreciative audience? The residents of BRC have invited us to dance for them on Saturday, June 20, at 10:15 a.m. Whether you've been dancing for two months or ten years, they will love to have you participate.

Volunteer by calling Greg Riddle at 540-828-6543

Summer picnic and dance - FREE again this year!

Once again, our July event will feature a free picnic and dance to celebrate summer! This was such a hit last year, we think it's going to become a tradition! And, you can tune up for your trip to the beach with Jimmy Harper's Shag lesson that night! Mark your calendar now forJuly 25th! You won't want to miss it!

Happy dancing!