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email updates this month on DCDanceNet, joining our Sponsors in
providing support funds for free email to the Dancing community.
contact: Kam or Kathy Tel : 301-937-7076 Email : email@example.com
10800E Rhode Island Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705
New Web Address: www.dcdancenet.com/K2Dance
Beginners ballroom class forming at K 2 Dance Thursday evenings at 7pm
Starting date May 21st. Basic begining ballroom with some interesting social
variations. Call for Kathy for details at (301) 937-7076 Pre-registration
SUNDAY MAY 17 THE FAMED COUNTRY TEACHER DEAN GARRISH IS TEACHING AN INT/ADV
WEST COAST WORKSHOP FROM 3:30 TO
5PM. AND, PRECEDING THE MAY 16TH DANCE IS AN HOUR OF BEGINING WEST COAST
SWING. CALL FOR DETAILS (301)937-7076
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Check Tom Ruples Swing Events Calendar for this weekend's jam packed Swing
Links and contact info is being added to the indivdual calendar blocks.
When you are looking for Dance Shoes, Check the DCDanceNet Vendor page. It is
being updated and refrubished. Tell 'em you saw it on the DCDanceNet so they
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G.T.E.V. Alpenveilchen of Fairfax, VA
The Magic Continues
Saturday, May 16, 1998
7400 Greenway Center Drive
Featuring: The Johann Strauss Chamber Orchestra
playing Authentic Strauss and Viennese Music
This evening of Elegance begins at 7:00 and includes:
Hors d'oeuvres, * 3 course Dinner
Complimentary Wine, Beer and Sodas
Don't miss this beautifully romantic evening in an enchanting ambiance.
Reservations accepted through
May 16th: $70 per person
HURRY:JUST A FEW INVITAITONS LEFT !
Period Clothing or Black Tie Appropriate.
Ask about special discounts at Masters Costume
and or M. Stein & Co, when you call for reservations
For Reservations call
Linda Davidson at 703-960-5030
Make checks payable to
GTEV Alpenveilchen, Inc.
Send Checks to:
5620 Tremont Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22303
Your Dinner Choices will be Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian
Please indicate your Seating Preference
(so you can be with another person or group or singles table.)
email: Henry at: firstname.lastname@example.org your name & address
to be on next year's mailing list.
For More Information Contact:
Call Linda Davidson 703-960-5030 or
Mary Manvell 703-491-6004
LEARN SOMETHING NEW THIS SUMMER
What? Flamenco Lessons for Beginners
When? 7 pm Wednesdays beginning May 29, 1998
Where? The Georgetown School of Ballet
1046 Potomac Street, NW, DC (Behind Dean & Deluca)
Call Edwin (202) 822-8492
Friday May 15 8pm-ish
Unconfirmed Flamenco show at Las Tapas i
n Old Town Alexandria Friday
A. Strickly Rumor has it that the owner of Las Tapas
is hoping Paco de Malaga and Ana Martinez
would be willing to give a performance there.
$40 per person fixed-price menu.
Call (703)836-4000 for more info.
Friday May 15
Gipsy Kings tickets go on sale today (703)218-6500
The show is not until September 2-3, 1998. They're performing at Merriweater
Post Pavillion all the way out in Columbia, MD. Of course you already know
that tickets for Noche Flamenca at Wolf Trap are also on sale. The show is on
Saturday July 3, 1998.
Sunday May 17 12pm-6pm
Centro Espanol de Washington's Feria de Sevilla
An outdoor festival held at Fort Reno Park with casetas (booths) selling foods
representing each province of Spain, a fútbol (soccer) game, a few flamenco
shows throughout the afternoon by 2 or 3 of the local dance
companies--guitarist Michael Perez will be playing for two of them--but you
actually have to show up to find out which dance companies are performing!
Free admission. Fort Reno Park is near the corner of Nebraska Ave and
Chesapeake St NW DC just a few blocks from the Tenleytown Metro station
(Nearest Metro: Tenleytown/AU on the Red Line)
Wednesday May 20, 1998 7pm-8:30pm
Dancer Edwin Aparicio starts teaching a beginners class at the Georgetown
School of Ballet
Class is $12 for 90 minutes and will focus on beginning footwork,
arms and alignment. To make a reservation,
call Edwin at (202)882-8492 or send email at email@example.com
The Georgetown School of Ballet is at 1046 Potomac St NW DC
(Behind Dean & DeLuca in Georgetown)
(Nearest Metro: 10-minute walk from Foggy Bottom
on the Orange and Blue Lines)
Saturday May 30, 1998
Danza del Rio at the Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park
Guitarist Michael Perez to accompany members of this
Spanish dance company. Free admission. More info later.
Saturday June 20, 1998
Arte Flamenco at the Columbia Arts Festival in Columbia MD
For those of you with web access, you can always
find the latest updated flamenco info at
If you have a flamenco event you'd like to promote, send the info to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll gladly add it to my calendar of events.
SPONSORED BY USABDA
OF PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY,VA
Have you the ever wondered where International Standard received
it's title. I ask many in the community and heard various
theories and could not come up with a definite conclusion, but,
as many of you own the book "Ballroom Dancing" by Alex Moore
which is the basis of International Standard or American Smooth.
The words "International" and "Standard" appear In the
Introductory Section of this book as following:
Perhaps the most significant point regarding he
progress of Modern Ballroom Dancing can be found in the
way in which it was able to achieve international
prominence ... but the standardization of a few basic
steps ...[T]he international interest...result in the
recognition of English Ballroom Dancing ....the
standard of dancing is sufficiently high...
The first publish edition was in 1936 and is in it's ninth
edition. In our chapter's next workshop series starting in
September, we will train in the introductory section of this book
which is the basis of our ballroom dancing today. This will be a
Technique Workshop either for the International Standard or
American Smooth, a must to be a better dancer. If you do not own
the above book, buy it. It costs around the high $20s.
AMERICAN RHYTHM PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES
2:30 to 6:45 PM
USABDA of Prince William County will be sponsoring the third
Workshop on American Rhythm Techniques and Principles based on
the instructional training videos from Dance Vision USA
(1-800-851-2813) narrated and performed by Bob Powers and Julia
Gorchakova,National American Rhythm Champions.This Workshop will
be four hours in length with snacks and refreshments served.The
first two hours will be as a review on the Cha Cha, Mambo and
Rumba but with emphasis on the term "Connection" or teaching the
men not to "Push or Pull" the ladies around. As Bob Powers
mentions in the videos men should be the "Telephone Company"
versus the "Moving Company". The last two hours on the Bolero, a
very romantic dance. Thomas Bevans will be the instructor and
has done a splendid job on providing the instruction to the
The workshop is $25.00 per person or at the rate of $6.25 per
hour and is intended for the dancer who wants to have a good look
on the dance floor. The last workshop was sold to capacity and
will be held at StarDance Ballroom, 3053 Golansky
Blvd.,Woodbridge, Virginia 22192, 1-703-680-1951.A BARGAIN
WORKSHOP FOR SO MUCH INFORMATION.
Make check out to USABDA PW.
Mail to :
14824 Build America Dr.
Woodbridge, Va. 22191-3437
For information call John Linton at 1-703-494-3444 between 9:30a
to 6:30 P Monday through Saturday.
Correction to Call for Nominations
From: VBeiswenge@aol.com (VBeiswenge)
CORRECTION TO THE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 1999/2000 NATIONAL OFFICERS
(ADDITION OF REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT NOMINATIONS)
Nominations for candidates for officers for the 1999 - 2000 term will be taken
by the National Nominations Committee through June 30, 1998. In accordance
with our bylaws, the Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Vice President for
DanceSport and all Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs) offices are up for re-
election. Current incumbents are Vivian Beiswenger (Senior Vice President),
Lee Andrew (Treasurer), Mark Scardina (Vice President for DanceSport), Lindsey
Wiblin (NE RVP), Phyllis Bennet (NC RVP), David Lucas (NE RVP), Lydia Scardina
(SW RVP) and Jane Burr (SE RVP). The position of SC RVP is currently open.
Anyone interested in running for either of these positions or nominating
someone for these positions should contact the Nominations Committee, c/o
Vivian Beiswenger, 255 Hawthorne Circle, North Wales, PA 19454 , phone (215)
855-2711, FAX (215) 855-3482 or electronic mail at email@example.com.
The Nominations Committee consists of a delegate from each region selected by
the Regional Coordinating Council or the region and the Senior Vice President
and shall contain at least 20% Championship Amateur Athletes. One of the
Regional delegates shall chair the nominations for Senior Vice President and
the Senior Vice President shall chair all other nominations.
Regional Coordinating Councils are reminded that the names of their delegates
to the Nominating Committee are due to the Senior Vice President by May 30,
1998. Nominations will be finalized by July 31, 1998 and ballots will be
mailed by September 1,1998. Returned ballots will remain unopened until
November 1, 1998 when tellers approved by the Governing Council will tally the
results. All candidates are welcome to witness or send a witness to the
counting of the ballots.
Finally, anyone willing to serve as a volunteer on national projects should
contact me via any of the above methods. We need as many national volunteers
as we can get to help with activities such as fund raising, advertising sales,
chapter development, publicity and promotion and many other special projects.
Anyone interested in expanding their role to a national level is welcome.
Senior Vice President & Chairperson of the Nominations Committee
STUDIO SPACE FOR LEASE:
* Approx. 1200 sq. ft.studio with hardwood floor, beautiful lights and
quiet, warm atmosphere.
* Ideal for independent dance teacher or rehearsal space
* Available immediately for half-day, daily, weekly or monthly rental as
well as late night (after 9pm).
* Centrally located on Wisc. Av in upper G'town (between R & S Sts.)
* Ample on-street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.
* Reasonable rental rates.
The space is at SPIRALFLIGHT, A Center for Yoga and the Arts, the new,
exciting and fast-growing holistic community offering classes in yoga, dance,
T'ai Chi and Qi Gong; bodywork and massage; gallery space and much more.
For Details, call Eliana Bacas at 202-965-1645.
HELP HELP HELP ! ! ! ! !
THE DANCE FACTORY NEEDS A MALE INSTRUCTOR
Must Have Teaching Experience
Call 703-528-9770 to Set Up Interview with
Linda, Director of Instruction
FEMALE DANCE TEACHER NEEDED
Synchronicity is growing to its 3rd location. We need a
trained female dance teacher to replace a teacher moving to Germany. She
will teach American Style Ballroom, east and west coast swing and "Nite Club
Survival," disco and slow dancing.
We are Looking for a person who LOVES to dance and enjoys teaching.
Our focus is on technique while keeping a sense of humor.
Also, the person we want would have to have time to devote
to the school with no transportation or relationship problems.
Begin with Part time to grow into managerial/part ownership
Call Tina at 703-444-3061 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part-time Dance Instructors Wanted.
That's Dancing, a Fred Astaire franchise, located in Jessup, MD, is
currently hiring part-time dance instructors. We specialize in American
style dancing, plus International Latin and Country. We will provide the
training if you have the potential. A background in jazz or ballet is
recommended but not required.
Call Calos Pabon, 301-776-0085; 410-792-0091; 1-10pm, M-F
Dance Teacher Wanted
contact: Jamie Coulter
My name is Jamie Coulter and I am the president of the Mary Washington
College Social Dance Club in Fredericksburg, VA. My club is trying to find a
dance (swing, jitterbug, or lindy) instructor for the 1998-99 academic year.
We are asking for any instructors who may be interested to contact
WANTED IN MARYLAND AREA
Male & Female Instructors
Minimum Experience - Full Bronze & Assoc. Silver
Responsible transportation needed
Potential $25 to $30K & up yearly
Contact Manager @ (301) 657-2700
Between 3 & 5 PM
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