lefttop USA Dance Sarasota
"White Sands" Chapter
May 2015


  C H A - C H A
  May Cha Cha classes will be
  given by Stephen Sieg.  He will   also be one of our TAXI dancers.  

will be
Iced Tea
As usual, the Monday Taxi Dances with the pros are only $2.00 per dance,  Group classes start at 7:00 and general ballroom dancing will be from 8:00 until 10:00.  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.  Ask the DJ (me) for any special requests.

MAY is the USA National Month for Bikes, Eggs, Barbecue, Salad, Older Americans, Recommitment, and more.  There are National Days for Teacher Apprecialtion, Provider Appreciation, Renewal, Nurses, Babysitters, Moscato, Shrimp, Apple Pie, Dance Like a Chicken, Tap Dance, Missing Children,etc.   And this just covers about a tenth of the month.   Check the National Day Calendar for May at this web page. (Just click it.)
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, the same music is playing in the next room.  It may be more private, also.  Feel free to slide on over.  Let me know if the music is too soft or too loud
There will be no specialty party this month.   However, on the 25th, we are planning a special memorial service for people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

Every Monday is a party for our USA Dance Chapter in Sarasota.   Classes start at 7pm, party at 8pm.

Unless stated otherwise, all dances are open to the public.  Beginners are welcome.
For anyone interested, the "SOUTHERN STAR" USA Dance 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. (Pro-Am heats are not yet included at this one.)

NOTICE: The general public is welcome as spectators; however, competition is limited to USA Dance members only.  See their web pages at  (Slow link for first connect - have patience,) And pay a visit to their monthly dances which are usually on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 11:00, also at the Rhapsody Ballroom.


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

    Class, party and food are same price.

    ALWAYS:  Buy one, get all three.
Class alone

is worth

the fee.
May is National "RECOMMITMENT" month.
Recommit yourselves to promoting the activities of the USA Dance National goals with an optional DONATION of $5 or $10 or more  the next time you renew.  Donations for National or Local (hint) support are always welcome and needed.
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
See our "White Sands" web page 5 for a list of places to dance in this area.  Click HERE.

VOLUNTEERS note:  - 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.

We hope you Snowbirds enjoyed the dances. You are always welcome. Tell your friends.
cover This year is the 50th ANNIVERSARY OF USA DANCE (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. See History.
* Don't miss this new page on our web site. Click the word "History" left or above.
So easy, even a beginner could do it. LOL
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REMINDER: LINE OF DANCE: Please be kind to other dancers and observe Dance Floor Etiquette.