lefttop USA Dance Sarasota
"White Sands" Chapter
July 2015


West Coast Swing

July classes
will be taught by
Sabrina Paxmann.

Next month:



will be



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 (Bill) 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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Celebrate July

July is the National Month for Cell Phone Courtesy, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, Blueberries, Picnics, etc.  Supposedly it is an unlucky month for weddings.

Flag And some things we make one special day to observe, hopefully not to be forgotten for the rest of the month or the year.  Independence Day is this month.  This day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain on July 4, 1776; It has a long history of how it was celebrated and eventually became a federal holiday. (CLICK HERE.)

And on the lighter side, we have days to "Eat Your Beans" (July 3),  to "Take a Father-Daughter Walk" (July 7),  to "Cheer Up the Lonely" (July 11),  to "give something away" (July 15),   to "get out of the dog house" (July 20),   and many more.  Check the National Day Calendar for July at  this web page.  (Just click it.)

Unless stated otherwise, all dances are open to the public.  Beginners are welcome.
  Beginners who miss the first one or two lessons of the month may have difficulties at later lessons.
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 is holding their annual "Mid Summer Classic All Amateur Competition" on July 25, the last Saturday in July.  The comp will be 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 11:00.
Don't forget St. Pete's Suncoast (f/k/a 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 a special 50th Anniversary Dance at Dancers' Co-op in Clearwater on Saturday July 11.  CLICK HERE.
For other Florida chapter links, see our White Sands web page.  (CLICK HERE).
See our "White Sands" web page 5 for a list of other local places to dance.  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.
New or renewing members, please CLICK HERE or HERE. Remember that fees for Adult Social Dancers will increase from $25 to $35 on July 1.  Save $10 by renewing NOW.   Renew online or with THIS FORM. (Click it.)
Bill Grolemund,  President,  "White Sands" Chapter,  Sarasota, FL, USA Dance #6012

VOLUNTEERS note:  5th 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.  Second 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 by Aug 31, (if more than 9 nominees) ballots available by Sep 28, ballots returned by Oct 12, results of election on Oct 26, possibly sooner.
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.)
Next year 2016 will be the 25th Anniversary of the "White Sands" chapter.  Click History.
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Any member of White Sands Chapter is elibible to be nominated.  Click on this image to download
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