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                                   President’s Message                           

Say hello to Summer and a new President, Tracey Zirfas and Vice President,  Jackie Blount
of our SouthernStar Chapter. This was officially voted on by our board members in June. I
welcome this challenge with open arms and am thankful for all the support I have received! 
Let's remember, as stated on our incredible web site,
The SouthernStar Chapter is Devoted to
the Love of Dance!
And due to that love of dance, the board also voted in June to change back
to the original time for our monthly USA Dances to 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM. The monthly dances
will continue to be held on the second Wednesday of each month at Rhapsody Ballroom. We hope
to see you then! 

Our May dance was well attended and what wonderful entertainment we had by Michael
and some of his students from Dance Evolutions in Tarpon Springs. Everyone was dressed 
for Spring Fever and brought such delicious goodies for our first Pot Luck spread of the year. 
What a success! Let’s do it again!

Our June dance was also well attended despite the blustery weather outside. 
Paul Swain of
and two of his beautiful students performed some lovely dances for us. As
always, we had some terrific ballroom music and door prizes organized by
Mike and Peg
for both dances.

Mid-Summer Classic Competition is just around the bend:  Saturday, July 26th. It's
not too late to sign up to compete, but please do so ASAP. 
Michael and Beth Nolan are
working diligently to get it all together and make it a grand success again this year. If
you are not competing, we would love to have you there to volunteer, or support our
Chapter and amateur dance couples. Come cheer us on! (Cheerleaders are
ALWAYS welcome!)
If anyone would like to help organize and set up our Outreach events, please let someone on
our board know. Being a part of the Outreach Program is fun and absolutely a rewarding experience. 
Good for your heart and soul! 

Always keep this in mind: 
"To be able to dance is both a joy and a privilege. But, to be
able to dance among friends is truly a blessing