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Dancin Newz - January 2015

Dancin Newz - January 2015

January Issue - 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

Happy New Year, Dancers!

Our Next Chapter Dance is
Saturday, January 10, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:30)

Location: Ambiant Dance Studio
16597 N. 92nd Street, Suite 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Cha-cha lesson at 7:15 p.m. taught by Julianne DiBacco and Paul Daniells.
Performances, light refreshments, mixers, and dance hosts.

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Important Announcement:

Here are your new officers and board members for the 2015-2016 term:

President: Barb Michlin
Vice President: Brett Calabro
Treasurer: Peter Greenslade
Secretary: Ans Stork
Directors at Large: Chuck Erickson
Hans Stork
King Fai Lai

USA Dance, Inc. \ Phoenix USA Dance Chapter ##4033

Saturday, March 21, 2015

2015 Phoenix Dancesport Challenge
El Zaribah Shrine Center
552 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Competitors, Volunteers, and Spectators wanted!
Iformation 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.

Fund-Raiser Dance for cancer patient "Kent"
Organized by the Prescott Ballroom
Playlist will include some extra West Coast Swing - Kent and Katrina's favorite dance style. A silent auction and perhaps a 50/50 raffel. No partner needed; come out and have fun.
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Price: Two West Coast Swing lessons before the dance: $7 for both
6:00 - 6:45 pm: Beginner
6:45 - 7:30 pm: Intermediate
Dance will be from 7:30 - 10:00 pm: $10 per person
All profits from the lessons and dance go to the benefit
Location: Adult Center of Prescott
1280 E Rosser Street, Ste B, Prescott AZ 86301
Contact: Andrew Smith

Supervised Couples Practice Session
Twice monthly practice session simulating competition rounds. Music will be played at regulation tempo in competition dance order for 1 1/2 minutes per song. Perfect for competitive and non-competitive couples wishing to challenge themselves. Open to amateur, pro-am, and pro couples. Standard, Smooth, Latin and Rhythm rounds. General professional help/comments given during the session.
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Price: $20 per couple
Location: Ambiant Dance Studio
16597 N. 92nd Street, Suite 105
Scottsdale, Az. 85260
Contact: Diana Berry 602-281-5289

Fourth Annual Black and White Ballroom Gala
Hosted by the Sun City Grand Dance Club
The 10-piece Lonny Lynn Orchestra and their vocalist have 1600 musical arrangements from the 1930s to the present. Dancers will whirl to foxtrots, waltzes, rumbas, tangos, East and West Coast swing, and cha-cha as well as to requests.
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Price: $10 per person. Tickets available at:
Location: Sonoran Plaza
19753 N Remington Dr., Sun City Grand
Contact: Arline at 623-556-4059 or

Fatcat Ballroom's 7-Year Anniversary Party
Celebrating 7 years. We'll be having burgers and dogs on the grill and a potluck for all.
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $5
Location: Fatcat Ballroom
3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Suite 33, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Contact: 602-324-7119

See the website for more 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.