lefttop USA Dance Sarasota
"White Sands" Chapter
October 2015


October classes
by Greg Luff.

Next Month:

will be a
month for
Rhumba by
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.
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
See below for activities sponsored by the Suncoast Chapter of Pinellas. Their monthly Chapter dance is on the last Monday of each Month: Oct 26, Nov 30, Dec 28.  (Click.)
The Southern Star (Tampa) Chapter has its chapter dances on the second Wednesday of each month. (Click.)
Check out the Fort Myers USA Dance Chapter and see a photo of our resident National Champions (Daniel Fugazotto and Janis Merluzzo) who performed at their September 19 formal 50th Anniversary Dance. (Click.)  They followed this on September 26th at the "New England Dancesport Championships" by winning 1st Place in both Smooth and Rhythm in Senior III and 2nd Place in both Smooth and Rhythm in Senior II. Congratulations to Daniel and Janis.
Check out page 30 of the American Dancer magazine for photos of one of our Sarasota couples receiving awards at the "Senior IV National Dancesport Championships" held in late June in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Congratulations to Ken McCleary and Pamela Weaver.
Come back to this page later for more updates of this and other events where our Sarasota amateur couples are competing.
Other Florida chapters are linked on this page.  (Click).
For other LOCAL PLACES TO DANCE see our local 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

ELECTIONS - NOMINATIONS.  Fifth (Final) Monthly 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 close at 10:30 pm on Monday Oct 5, ballots (if necessary) will be available by October 16, to be submitted by election date November 16.
cover 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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The Suncoast (Pinellas) Chapter will host a 50th Anniversary Dance at the Coliseum.  The show at 2:00 will be some of the Whitesands competitive couples.

and the Celebrations continue in Nov and Dec

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.

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.