►Chapter 5031 of USA Dance and Louisiana DanceSport invite you to join us for a weekend dancing extravaganza, "A Gumbo of Ballroom." The competition events take place at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, the weekend of June 24-26, 2016. Don't forget that the fun begins on Thursday night, June 23rd, with a very interesting workshop at 8pm, "Can Ballroom Save Your Marriage." Even if you aren't married this promises to be a fun adventure with Drs. Michael and Barbara Grossman. When the schedule is posted on the website, the times of the other workshops will also be posted. We'll let you know when the final schedule is posted. It will be on the website.
► Beginner Swing & Foxtrot Lessons, Continue June 29th. 6 Lessons $48
All ages Welcome - No Partner Necessary
Wednesday Nights 7-8 pm
Contact Mary Tusa 504.837.5377
Location: Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., New Orleans 70124; in Fellowship Hall/entrance and parking in rear of church. Click for flyer.
►The chapter has purchased a Framed 22"x33" silk screened print from the George Rodrigue Foundation. Click here to open photo of print. Raffle tickets are on sale for $10 each with 2000 tickets available. The raffle is to benefit the Whistle Stop Dancing Classrooms Program that Carrie Delorge, Wayne LeBoeuf, and Joycelyn Perry are working with in Terrebonne Parish. The raffle sales will end September 11 and the drawing will be held at our dance on Sunday, September18, which is also the beginning of National Ballroom Dance Week.
Support our youth .and help us to expanda Dancing Classrooms, developing young ladies and gentlemen for the future. Tickets $25 a person or 8 for $150. Hosted by Whistle Stop Dancing Classrooms a 501(c)3 charity. For more information and to obtain tickets, please call 985-853-0030 or 985-266-2257
*Dance the night away. This Roaring night includes - Dancing Dance Instruction, Dance Exhibitions, Door prizes and a Raffle.
*Featuring National Champions Reginald Larkins & Caitlyn Wilson.
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The following board members were elected to serve in 2016:
Ruby Shrieves, President
Diana Lovell, Vice President
Jennifer V. Beasley, Treasurer
Laura Hudson, Secretary
Members At-Large: Betty Younger, Wayne LeBoeuf, Laura Hudson and Lydia Cascio
►Lydia Cascio has volunteered to publish the Footnotes Newsletter. Please submit information to her at email address email@example.com.
►Volunteers Needed: Are any of you interested dancing at retirement communities/nursing homes/community events in our area. Our area spans across Baton Rouge, Covington, Houma and New Orleans? We hope to announce a schedule for future events soon. There are 3 retirement communities requesting we dance for their residence in Mandeville for no dates have been set. No experience necessary, only a good heart. Please consider participating. For more information, contact USA Dance LA Gumbo Chapter 5031 at firstname.lastname@example.org; on Facebook site USA Dance #5031, LA-Gumbo New Orleans; Webpage http://usadancegumbo.org/; or call Kerry at 504.453.7646 or call (985) 377-9590
►USA Dance Inc is organized and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501©(3) nonprofit organization. - See more at: http://usadance.org/#sthash.zm3hz9WH.dpuf
►Diana, chapter vice president visited with George and Karan Barton on January 17th and presented them with a check for $1,000 from donations still arriving. Donations to our chapter to help cover Karan's expenses associated with her spinal cord injury now total over $14,000. There needs are great and long term. You may still send donations to:
USA Dance Chapter 5031
P. O. Box 7021
Metairie, LA 70010-7021
►Dancing Classrooms Program starting soon in Houma. Details to come.
►"Jesuit football player from Kenner also a champ in the ballroom", See NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune story by Rosalyn Eason about our rising ballroom stars OsmanTorres Jr of Kenner and longtime partner Taylor Schoen of Baton Rouge. Click her for story which includes great video and photos.
►Note, tax deductible donations can be made to support Osmand and Taylor and other local youth programs through our USA Dance LA Gumbo Chapter 5031. Contact us to make a donations.
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