lefttop USA Dance Sarasota
"White Sands" Chapter
August 2015


 August classes
  will be taught by
Charles McCaffrey. 

will be the
month for
Back to,
Labor Day,
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 30th 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.



    $10, $8 & $5 for visitors, members & workers.

    Class, party and snacks are included.

    Sodas and coffee are also included.
Class alone

is worth

the fee.
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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

The "Southern Star" chapter in Tampa held their annual "Mid Summer Classic All Amateur Competition" on July 25, the last Saturday in July.  The comp was held at the Rhapsody Ballroom.  See their web pages at  THIS SITE.  Their monthly dances are on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30.
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 - 10pm.  CLICK HERE. The Suncoast chapter also announces special 50th Anniversary Dance at various locations in Pinellas County in the next few months.  Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Cabaret Dance Club in Palm Harbor.
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 and he and Janis Merluzzo, our local White Sands National Amateur Champions, will be featured 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:  6th 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.  Third 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.
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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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.

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. 

Similar blank forms with the same info are acceptable.