been gratifying to see better attendance at the SouthernStar Chapter
dances in the last couple
of months, and if you have not come to a
USA Dance, you are missing out!
food, fun, and entertainment have been superb, and I have dipped into my
and gone on a ballroom CD spending spree for new tunes to
dance to. Not cheap, but there is
some pretty cool ballroom music to
be had once you sort thru all the chaff.
month, May 2013, will be the chapter’s official 20th anniversary as a recognized USA
For the first half of those 20 years the national organization
was known as
the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association
or USABDA (you sob da), and our
Gold and Black Chapter banner still
has the USABDA initials on it. I know we should update
but, being the nostalgic type, the old banner still adorns the wall of
Rhapsody Ballroom as it has for 240 dances. Your new president
in 2014 can update the
banner if he/she so wishes – what do you
expect from a guy who loves to drive his 1965
anniversary dance will feature a double header for entertainment. We
showcase for the first time ever, the
Strawberry Crest High School ballroom dance club,
that the chapter has been sponsoring since the first of the year.
working with the students, and they will present a show case
number or two. In addition,
all proceeds from this dance will be set
aside for this group. Richard Collett has readily
agreed to donate
the ballroom for the evening, and we thank him, as always, for his
second part of the entertainment will be the talented Hector Quilles and
his students performing
for us as well, so it should be a great
on getting to the Rhapsody early. The Strawberry Crest students will
perform early (8:30?)
as this is a school night. Hector will take
the floor around our usual 9 PM show time slot.
celebrate with us twenty years of ballroom dancing with the SouthernStar
see a great show. At long last we have the beginning of
a Youth Program, and I can’t think
of a better way to celebrate. I
will even try to persuade
to make one of her
world famous cakes for the
chapter’s birthday party!
As always, take care and I will see you on the dance floor.