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"White Sands" Chapter
September 2015

September classes
by Stephen Sieg.

Next Month:

will be a
month for
Group class starts at 7:00 and general ballroom dancing will be from 8:00 until 10:00.  As usual, the Monday Taxi Dances with the pros are only $2.00 per dance,  After the 32nd taxi dance, the pros and many dancers go home, but the music continues until 10:00.  This is a good time to practice  - or have more fun.  Ask the DJ for any special requests.
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    $8 members, $10 guests, $5 helpers.

    Class, party and snacks are included.

    Sodas and coffee are also included.

    Hint: Coffee donations appreciated.
Class alone

is worth

the fee.

Unless stated otherwise, all dances are open to the public.  Beginners are welcome.

YES, we ARE having a party on Labor Day (if no hurricane).
Monday nights at Sara Dance are always "White Sands" USA Dance nights in first two ballrooms for our "White Sands" Chapter.  See Sara Dance Center calendar.  If the main ballroom gets too crowded, sliding doors are open to allow dancing in the second ball room.  Let us know if the music is too soft or too loud.
Other nearby USA Dance Chapters

Don't forget St. Pete's Suncoast (fka Treasure Coast) Chapter Dance on (usually) the last Monday of every month at Gulfport Casino from 7pm - 10:15pm.  CLICK HERE.In addition to a 30-minute group class, there is usually a show at half-time, and the August 31 show will feature some of our Whitesands Chapter Couples.  The Suncoast chapter also announces several special USA Dance 50th Anniversary Dances at various locations in Pinellas County in the next few months.  September's will be on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Mario's Bayou Dance Club in Pinellas Park.
There will be a FORMAL USA Dance 50th Anniversary Celebration in Fort Myers on Saturday, September 19th from 6PM to 10PM.  See flyer below.  Music will be by Daniel Fugazzotto.  Daniel and Janis Merluzzo, our local White Sands National Amateur Champions, will be featured showtime dancers.  See flyer and pre-registration form below. 
For other Florida chapter links, see our White Sands web page.  (CLICK HERE).
For other LOCAL PLACES TO DANCE see our "White Sands" web page 5..  Click HERE.
If you know anyone who wants to be on our mailing list, please forward this message or link to that person. Or they can ask us to add their email address at any Chapter party at Sara Dance. Please advise us of any changes in your email address.
Bill Grolemund,  President,  "White Sands" Chapter,  Sarasota, FL, USA Dance #6012

VOLUNTEERS note:  7th Notice: Candidates needed for officers and other staff for 2016.  Come share your talents.  More to follow, including nominations and the election of 2016 officers.  Lots of fun.  Some work.  Pass the word.  I'll help.

ELECTIONS - NOMINATIONS.  Fourth Request: Please submit names for nominations for officers for 2016-2017.  Please submit names to our Vice President, Michele Garden, in person or by email to or by mail to her c/o Sara Dance Center, 5000 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34232 or to her home address as printed on the form below. or (CLICK HERE) Tentative dates: nominations by Oct 5, ballots available by October 16, election date November 16.
mag This year is the 50th ANNIVERSARY OF USA DANCE (fka USABDA).
50 "White Sands" is the Sarasota chapter of USA DANCE Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the National Governing Body for DanceSport in the U.S.  With over 160 local dance chapters throughout the states, USA Dance supports thousands of grassroots programs and opportunities for social and competitive dancers.
See the National Website at
See the local website at

USA DANCE Inc.publishes a bi-monthly magazine. Members are requested to bring their old copies of the magazine to the Monday dances to share with non-members.   See other member benefits at this link.) New or Renew HERE.
Next year 2016 will be the 25th Anniversary of the "White Sands" chapter.  Click History.
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Here to maybe insert a flyer or a link for a nearby USA Dance event.  Or a paid advert for non-USA Dance Showcase, Cruise, Comp, etc.   Email for info.

For those who like formal affairs, here is a great one.
Click the flyer to see their web site.

Click HERE to view and print the registration form only (save some ink - or not).

Election of officers for Jan 2016 - Dec 2017.

Any member of White Sands Chapter is elibible to be nominated.  Click on this image
to download an RTF (Rich Text File) copy which can be edited with Word, Wordpad,
or almost any text editor.  Hand-written forms are also acceptable.

Similar blank forms with the same info are acceptable.
Click aywhere in above form to download a copy to your download folder.
Or right-click above and print the image.

REMINDER: LINE OF DANCE: Please be kind to other dancers and observe Dance Floor Etiquette.