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Dancin Newz - October 2015

Dancin Newz - October 2015

October 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!

We want to start with a Thank You to all our members who joined us at the Workshops on Sept. 26th. Thanks also go out to the Scottsdale Senior Center at Granite Reef for their hospitality and the use of their facility, and to all their members who joined in the fun! We hope to see you all at future events.

Our Next Chapter Dance is
Saturday, November 14th
, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Location: Will be announced in the November Dancin'Newz.
A Nightclub 2-Step lesson by Sam Fisher will begin at 7:15 pm.
Performances, light refreshments, mixers, and dance hosts.

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

Now is a Great Time to Join!
Save $4 on the November Dance, and
Save $10 on your Black Tie reservations

~ Reservation Deadline: October 13th ~
Make your Reservations Now for
Our 10th Annual

Black Tie Event

Saturday, October 24th at IronOaks at Oakwood Country Club

TIME: Doors open at 6:00 for registration, no-host cocktail bar and open dancing.
Sit-down dinner served at 7:00. General dancing and entertainment from 8-11pm.

Dinner Choices:
Salmon - Fresh Atlantic Salmon served with Caramelized Onion Raspberry Sauce
Sirloin Steak - Top Sirloin Steak (cooked medium) marinated in Bordeaux wine topped with Rosemary Crema

Both entrees include roasted red potatoes and chef's veggies and flourless chocolate cake for dessert.
Gluten Free and Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Please note: No outside food or alcohol allowed on the premises.

IronOaks at Oakwood Country Club
24218 S. Oakwood Blvd.
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
PARKING: There will be plenty of parking in various lots around the premises.

Very Important Information: Enter at EJ Robson Blvd and Riggs Road.
Do not MapQuest or use your GPS. You will be taken to a "homeowners" only entrance.

ENTERTAINMENT: Music will be provided by DJ Girl Wonder (aka Val Hunt) with a tremendous selection of ballroom dancing music to keep you up and dancing and your toes tapping throughout the evening.
PERFORMANCE: Donovan Dominguez and Rose Dimov will delight us with a spectacular professional show.

PRICES: Members: $45 Non-members: $55

Reservations will be available at the September 12th USA Dance, unless sold out. Cash or check only.
Make checks payable to: Phoenix USA Dance ##4033

Checks and meal preferences can also be mailed to:

Beth Kahn - 2812 E Villa Theresa Drive - Phoenix, AZ 85032

Please include your email written legibly so we can email you a confirmation, as no tickets are distributed.

Please contact Beth Kahn – or 480-329-3127 for more information.

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.

2 Workshops with Jenell Maranto

Dates: Saturday, October 3rd - Intermediate Quickstep
Saturday, October 17th - Silver American Waltz
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Price for each class: $25 for 90 minutes

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

Contact: 602-285-1569

American Rhythm Camp - featuring the Hip Lift Technique
Delivering a weekend of seminars that provide a concentrated opportunity to learn the Hip Lift Technique as developed over a six-year period by Sam Sodano. Sam tested his theories on Decho Kraev and Bree Watson, who became 3 Time U.S. Rhythm Champions using the Hip Lift Technique.

Unlike other congresses or seminars our Rhythm Camp lecturers, Sam Sodano, Bill Sparks, Decho Kraev and Bree Watson, will all be teaching the Hip Lift Technique. This unified approach to American Rhythm will help teachers and students alike. The Hip Lift Technique applies to all the Rhythm dances. Learning in a concentrated forum from lecturers who agree on the Hip Lift Technique will facilitate both professionals and amateurs to progress quickly.

Dates: October 23 - 25, 2015
Location: Arizona Ballroom Champions Studio
1805 E. Baseline Rd. ##103, Tempe, AZ 85283 (Note - New Address)
Phone: 480-442-9188
See Website for Schedule, Registration, and Contact Info:

Phoenix Fall Festival
A one-day ballroom dance competition featuring All Levels of Pro/Am, Am/Am, Closed and Open Scholarships.
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Location: El Zaribah Shrine Ballroom
552 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
See Website for additional information and prices:
Contact: Suzy Nyemchek 314-616-9414, or
Jenell Maranto 602-820-3506
Devil DanceSport Invitational Competition
The largest collegiate/amateur ballroom dance competition in Arizona. New this year: Upper-division heats are open to all amateur competitors. Non-collegiate competitors can register for Gold single-dance heats, Novice, Pre-Champ and Championship multi-dance events, as well as our open Nightclub single-dance heats. Registration info:
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Location: Sun Devil Fitness Center at ASU Tempe Campus
Price: $50 per dancer for Amateur competitors
Contact: and

In addition to the special events and one-time events listed in the Dancin' Newzcheck the websites below for information on dances and classes that are open to the general public:

Studio Websites:

Instructor Websites: