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Dancin Newz - February 2015

Dancin Newz - February 2015
Dancin' Newz is provided as a courtesy to the entire dance community. Anyone is welcome to submit info regarding a special, one-time event. Email:
Deadline is the 25th of each month.
USA Dance Phoenix Chapter

Hello, Dancers!

Our Next Chapter Dance is
Saturday, March 14, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

(one hour earlier than normal)
(Doors open at 5:30)

Location: Sun City Grand Cimarron Center
17100 W. Clearview Boulevard
Surprise, AZ 85387

Waltz lesson at 6:15 p.m. taught by Paul Jack.
Performances, light refreshments, mixers, and dance hosts.

Click here to join USA Dance - Phoenix Chapter ##4033

Come Join Us on Saturday, March 21st
As a Competitor or as a Spectator
Phoenix Dancesport Challenge 2015
El Zaribah Shrine Center, 552 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Not yet ready to take on "traditional" competitive categories -
test your competitive spirit in the social dance categories
There's something for everyone.

Deadline: February 20th (to avoid late fees).

Volunteers - We need your help too!!
(contact Carolina at

Information available on the chapter website: Informational Flyer
This is a NON-SANCTIONED competition.

2015 Black Tie Event
Save the Date

Saturday, October 24, 2015
To be held again at IronOaks at Oakwood Country Club,
Sun Lakes, Arizona

Upcoming Dance Opportunities

Note: The following events are NOT USA Dance affiliated. For info on regularly occurring dance events, see "Ballroom at a Glance" on our website.

CM Dance at Ambiant Dance in Scottsdale
February is Foxtrot month. Beginning to intermediate level ballroom class. Come polish your Feather Steps.
Date: Thursdays in February
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Price: $10 per person. No partner necessary
Location: Ambiant Dance Studio
16597 N. 92nd Street, Suite 105, Scottsdale, Az. 85260
Contact: Chad or Marie Burson 623-210-6748

Salsa with Flavor / Noche de Passion
Starting in February, on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fridays of every month
Time: 7:30 pm - Salsa Class - Beginning & Intermediate Levels
8:30 pm - Merengue Class - Beginning & Intermediate Levels
1st & 2nd Fridays - 9:30 pm - Open Latin Dancing in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, & Cha Cha and more
3rd Friday - 9:45 pm - Monthly Milonga / Argentine Tango Dance Party
Cost: $7
Location: Fatcat Ballroom
3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Suite 33, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Contact: Bridgette and Jamie Rivera

Five-Week Sessions with Jenell Maranto
Dates: Saturdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, and March 7

Time: 11:00 am - American Waltz - Silver Level
Cost: Five weeks for $100.

Time: 12:00 noon - Quickstep - Bronze and Silver Level
Cost: Five weeks for $100.

Drop in Class is $25 per class

Location: Academy of Ballroom Dance
832 E Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014

Contact: 602-285-1569

Sun City Grand Ballroom Dance features a Mardi Gras theme
Hosted by the Sun City Grand Dance Club
Music by: Manuel Dorantes, one of the foremost keyboard players in the Valley.
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm (Doors and cash bar open at 6:30 p.m.)
Price: $10 per person. Tickets available at:
Location: Sun City Grand Cimarron Center
17100 W. Clearview Boulevard, Surprise, Arizona 85387
Contact: Arline at 623-556-4059 or
Arizona Dancesport Jam
Date: Saturday, February 28th 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Cost: Spectator day tickets start at $20
Location: El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, Arizona, 85704
See website for details:

In addition to the special events and one-time events listed in the Dancin' Newz check the websites below for studios that hold dances and classes that are open to the general public:

Event Submission Policy

The "Dancin' Newz" is intended to announce special, one-time events, new classes, and other dance related activities only.

Deadline: 25th of each month for the following month's issue
Events are listed on a space-available basis

All requests must be emailed to our Dancin' Newz Editor, Barb Michlin We welcome all dance studios, independent instructors and members/guests to send in information on events using the following format:
  1. Name of event:
  2. Brief description of event:
  3. Date & time:
  4. Price:
  5. Location/Address:
  6. Contact info – phone, email, website

Please note: all submissions are subject to editing. A limit of two events per studio/instructor per issue. No repeats of the same event in two consecutive issues.