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Dancin Newz - May

Dancin Newz - May

May 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

Hello, Dancers!

Our Next Chapter Dance is
Saturday, May 16, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:30)

Location: Paragon Dance Center
931 E. Elliot Road, Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85284

West Coast Swing lesson at 7:15 p.m. taught by Mike Gadberry.
Performances, light refreshments, mixers, and dance hosts.

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

Southern AZ USA Dance Chapter ##4017 Presents:
The Margo Sexton Memorial Amateur Dancers Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Margo Sexton who was an active, long time USA Dance supporter, wonderful dancer, and worthy competitor.

The six-dance Scholarships will be danced during the 2015 Cactus Classic. Amateur/Amateur only, no pro/am. Dances: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, and East Coast Swing. This is a 6 dance scholarship event. 1st($200.00), 2nd ($150.00) and 3rd ($125.00) place winners will be awarded cash prizes for each of the three categories of dancers – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Dates: June 12-13, 2015
Price: Total maximum entry fee for the Margo Sexton Amateur Scholarship is $125.00 per couple.

  • Entry fee per amateur couple for the scholarship event is $75.00.
  • Admission fee is $50.00 per couple ($25.00 per person) unless the couple is already participating in the Cactus Classic.

Entry forms and fees must be received by the Shall We Dance dance studio byMay 15, 2015 to be guaranteed that rate.

Cactus Classic, c/o Shall We Dance

4101 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712

Contact Shall We Dance via email (, by phone 520-327-7895 or stop by the studio with your entry information.

Location: El Conquistador Resort, 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, 85704
Contact: Shall We Dance 520-327-7895
Cactus Classic website --

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.

3 Workshops on Viennese Waltz and 3 Weeks of International Waltz with Jenell Maranto

Dates: Saturdays, May 9, 16, and 30

The 11:00 Class - Viennese Waltz
Leaning theViennese Waltz technique improves all of your other dances The 12:00 Class - International Waltz
The heart of all ballroom dancing. Although hard to learn, Waltz gives you the essential training for

lead and follow.

Price: Each drop in class $25

All three of the same workshops paid in advance is only $65

All six workshops - Viennese and International Waltz paid in advance is $120

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

Contact: 602-285-1569

America's Ballroom Challenge is back on PBS!

Two one-hour shows this month!

Friday, May 1 - 8:00 pm in AZ

Friday, May 8th - 8:00 pm in AZ

See Website for Details: America's Ballroom Challenge

People's Choice Dancesport Competition
An exciting competition, featuring professional, amateur, and pro-am events in all styles.
Dates: May 21 - 24, 2015
Location: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Hotel
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
See Website for additional information:

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.