is here and the time is right for dancin' in the
may be out for some, but remember that Rhapsody Ballroom offers some
fantastic group classes and
social dances throughout the month. Just
check out the schedule on the small white board at the front table to
see which dances will be featured in the classes. You'll find a nice
variety of dances taught by very talented Instructors!
Check it out
sometime and join a class or two! There's no better way to practice the
patterns you learn in the group
classes (or in your private lessons)
than to come to the open social dances held every Wednesday and Friday
are social dances on some Saturday nights also. See
the schedule for specific dates. Practice makes perfect!
sure to always check out the flyers, newsletters and announcements on
the front desk. It will keep you updated
on the latest dance
happenings at Rhapsody Ballroom and with our USA Dance/Southern Star
hope you are enjoying the themes we have been having for our monthly USA
Dances. If you have any suggestions for
themes you'd like to see us
have in the future, just let one of the Board Members know. Your ideas
are always welcome!
Be sure to wear your Patriotic colors of Red,
White,and Blue for our July dance!
would like to personally thank all of our volunteers who help out each
month and make our Southern Star Chapter
dances run so
smoothly! There's no way I could do it without you all! Thank you to:
Mike, Peg, Elaine, Jackie, Hyeyong,
Stan, Nancy, Martha, Mandy,
Tala, Lurlene, and Lelia!!!!!!!!!!!!! And to Nikki and Jerry for
the newsletter and website,
and to Richard and Laurie Collette for
the use of Rhapsody Ballroom each month!
Belle of the Ball project, headed up by Jackie Blount, has been quite
successful! Nearly one hundred gowns have
been donated by our
chapter as well as purses, jewelry and shoes. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep on collecting and bringing in
your donated items, as we will be
collecting throughout the year for this very worthy cause! Please see
Jackie or another
Board Member if you need more information.
end of April I attended the annual District 9 Leadership
Meeting, representing our Southern Star Chapter as
well as being
there as President of our chapter. The meeting and Dance Spree was
hosted by the Greater Daytona
Chapter at the Gold Star Ballroom in
Daytona. We went over lots of National rules and regulations in my
chapter is on the right track with everything. YAY! I
can tell you that our Chapter is very highly thought of, not only
within District 9 here in Florida, but at the National level! Let's keep
this positive trend going!!!!!!!
the Dance Spree, Mike and Peg Johnston and I joined three others to form
a last minute "Team" and compete in
the Team Match along with five
other teams that Friday evening. We had a lot of fun
up winning the Team Match,
complete with trophies and many compliments from others! WOO HOO! We
displayed our new USA Dance/Southern Star banner during
the "Parade of Chapters!" The Dance Spree weekend is open
to join. There is an open social dance each of the evenings, and a full
day of workshops on Saturday taught
by local Daytona
Professionals. It is held every year in Daytona. Maybe you should
come participate with us next year!!!!!!!
As always, I'd like to leave you with my quote: "To be able to
dance is both a joy and a privilege. But, to be able to
friends is truly a blessing!"