(1) Dance-&-Learn all Memorial Weekend on Sat & Sun. May 24th & 25th. Dance-&-Learn Party & Sunday Salsa & Argentine Tango Socials last untill 11:30pm both nights over Memorial Weekend .(2) New "Dancing Kids' Network" dances now beginning on Saturdays at 10:30am, to include the parents (and especially the Dads, as of late). (3) It's All Bacause (The Gays Are Getting Married)

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(1) Sat, May 24th & 31st Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom with beginner mini-classes & more...PLUS the weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda and Argentine Tango Socials every Sunday, including Memorial Weekend until 11:15pm at the Chevy Chase Ballroom with beginner mini-classes & more... Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details.
(2) New "Dancing Kids' Network" dances beginning on Saturday mornings at 10:30am, to include the parents (and especially the Dads, as of late) so newcomers to these new dances are welcome and encouraged.
(3) It's All Bacause (The Gays Are Getting Married)
[Sorry...but with everything that's going on in California as of late, my warped sense of humor is out of control...as indicated below...]
(4)
INTERNATIONAL LATIN TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS ON SPECIFIED SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TAUGHT BY TERRY AND ONE OF THE TOP US AMATEUR 10-DANCE CHAMPIONS IN BOTH BALLROOM AND LATIN, LEMERY ROLLINS. ALSO AN UPCOMING "DANCING KIDS' NETWORK" SUMMER CAMP SERIES TAUGHT BY TERRY AND LEMERY DURING THE WEEK STARTING THE 2ND WEEK IN JUNE.
(3) If you haven't yet done so, check out the Sun, May 5th Washington Kids' Post article ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/02/AR2008050201000.html ) on "The Dancing Kids' Network". Visit "The Dancing Kids' Network" at www.DancingKidsNetwork.com or www.RedHotBallroom.org.

 

Thank you for visiting
www.DCDanceSportNews.com
(maintained by PleaseDanceWithMe.com and Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT & Entertainment")


Do you know why we have so many problems in this country today?
It's mostly their fault....it's those GAYS!...
click here and find out why...
(sorry, but with everything going on in California as of late, I just couldn't resist this)

INTERNATIONAL LATIN TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS PLUS "DANCING KIDS' NETWORK" SUMMER CAMP SERIES FOR 2 SEPARATE LEVELS AND AGE GROUPS STARTING IN JUNE AND TAUGHT BY TERRY AND THE TOP U. S. AMATEUR 10-DANCE BALLROOM & LATIN CHAMPION, LEMERY ROLLINS. NEW DANCES WILL BE TAUGHT EACH WEEK STARTING NOW ON SATURDAYS, SO WE ENCOURAGE THE PARENTS TO ALSO PARTICIPATE AND ESPECIALLY SOME OF THE DADS, WHO RESPECTFULLY ARE JOINING US AS OF LATE. THE YOUNG LADIES NEED TO HAVE DANCE PARTNERS AT HOME TO PRACTICE WITH AND WHAT BETTER WAY FOR FAMILIES TO BOND THAN BY "DANCING TOGETHER!?" (CLICK HERE FOR LEMERY ROLLINS WORKSHOP DATES AND DETAILS)
Take advantage of this window of opportunity to move your Latin technique and hand, arm & body styling up several major notches by training with this top International 10-dance performer while available before the competition season begins. Join us on specified Saturday mornings at 11:30am and Sundays at 3:00pm and on possible Tuesday or Wednesday dates at 7:00pm at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisc Ave., NW, Washington DC 20015. Don't miss this limited opportunity to learn some of the best new technique and styling details during certain upcoming weekends.

Join us Out On The Dance Floor!!
Our next Chevy Chase Ballroom Dance-&-Learn Parties are scheduled for Saturday, May 24th & May 31st. Included are unlimited beginner mini-classes throughout the night from 7:30pm-11:30pm.


Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for additional information on other 4th or 5th Saturday of each month Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom. And JOIN US! for a tremendous, non-stop, fun-filled dance event of mini-classes for beginners early in the evening, performances in many different dance styles, snacks & refreshments and PLENTY of dancing....
You've been WATCHING "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC....now is the time for YOU to "BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...Out On The Dance Floor!! ....


Sat., May 31st Dance-&-Learn Party, 2008, including an International Latin class by the TOP International amateur 10-dance Ballroom & Latin competitor, Lemery Rollins.

(5) If you haven't yet done so, check out the Sun, May 5th Washington Kids' Post article ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/02/AR2008050201000.html ) on "The Dancing Kids' Network". Visit "The Dancing Kids' Network" at www.DancingKidsNetwork.com or www.RedHotBallroom.org.

 

Visit
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
or www.DCDanceSportNews.com
for information on all upcoming classes and social dance events.

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"


Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT & Entertainment"
(authentic entertainment plus easy & fun instruction in every style of social dance from around the globe that ANYONE can afford)

TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com
www.DanceSportOfAmerica.com

www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
The web site for the annual "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC", "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-dance competitions ...in all styles open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor".

 

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(1) It's All Bacause (The Gays Are Getting Married) [Sorry...I couldn't help myself....] (2) Sat, May 24th & 31st Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom with beginner mini-classes in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W, Argentine Tango, Salsa & Rueda & more...Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details.(3) INTERNATIONAL LATIN TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS NOW ON SPECIFIED SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR PLUS ON EITHER TUESDAY, MAY 20TH OR WEDNESDAY, MAY 21ST, TAUGHT BY TERRY AND ONE OF THE TOP U.S. INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR 10-DANCE CHAMPIONS, LEMERY ROLLINS.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for additional information on other 4th or 5th Saturday of each month Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom. JOIN US! for a tremendous, non-stop, fun-filled dance event of mini-classes for beginners early in the evening, performances, snacks & refreshments (including Terry's infamous apple pie and ice cream) and PLENTY of dancing.... You've been WATCHING "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC....now is the time for YOU to "BECOME ONE"...Out On The Dance Floor!! ....

Let's "STOP WATCHING" all the fun...and "START HAVING IT"!!

Start preparing now for the "BATTLE OF THE BALLROOM" during our dance parties, classes, "Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops" and "Sunday Salsa, Rueda and Tango Socials". There's no better way to spend the your day ...than by getting better at your DANCING!


(1) Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships and New Year's Eve Gala all weekend at the JW Marriott, including (a) an incredible Sun evening performance by the world-reknowned all male deaf dance company, 'The Wild Zappers' from right here in DC. (b) amateur, pro/am and top professional competitions all weekend, (c) Ballroom, Latin & rhythm workshops on Sat & Tues by world-reknowned competitors, performers and judges, (d) and lastly PLENTY of social dancing between the competition events. If you enjoyed the competitions on TV during 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'So You Think You Can Dance', you will be blown away by the drop-dead performances that you'll see in person throughout the New Year's weekend. (2) Sat, Dec 29 Dance-&-Learn Party at the Chevy Chase Ballroom with beginner mini-classes in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W, Argentine Tango, Salsa & Rueda & more hosted by Mein. (3) Mon, Dec 31st - The Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala...THE most elegant New Year's Eve event in all of DC (singles and beginner dancers welcome. Just ask to be seated at Terry Chasteen's tables) (4) Jan 1, 2008 - New Year's Day Dance-&-Learn Holiday Party at the Chevy Chase Ballroom on the evening of New Year's Day from 8pm-11:30pm.

Visit www.DCDanceSportNews.com for more details in all of the above and more.

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Join us over the New Year's weekend from Dec 28th - Jan 1st for THE most dynamic and elegant event throughout all of Metropolitan Washington DC, The 20th Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala at the JW Marriott Hotel.
DEC 28TH TO JAN 1ST - THE 20TH ANNUAL YULETIDE BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA!...Don't miss this magnificent major DanceSport event organized by Ron Bennett and assisted by the Chevy Chase Ballroom staff to take place at the J W Marriott, downtown. You will witness some incredible competitors and performers from across the US and around the world all weekend, to include the all male deaf dance company, 'The Wild Zappers'

The Wild Zappers have performed around the globe and as an all male deaf dance company, they will literally 'Blow You away!' with their incredible talent, precision and choreography. Don't miss this wonderful Sunday night performance. We were able to present The Wild Zappers two years ago at the Yuletide Ball Championships and are excited to once again have enough of them in the area during the New Year's holiday to have them perform for us once again.

plus THE most elegant New Year's eve event anywhere....GUARANTEED!..."The Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala" (advance reservations required. Singles and beginner dancers welcome. Just ask to be seated at Terry Chasteen's tables).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/yuletideball.htm for details of the complete weekend of Yuletide Ball Championships events.

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All classes at the Chevy Chase Ballroom are canceled on Sat & Sun due to the Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala. Tickets are still available for all competition events, dance workshops and the Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala.
Our Saurday, Dec 29th and Tuesday, Jan 1st
Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom will take place as scheduled.

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(2) Dance-&-Learn Parties on the evening of Sat, Dec 29th and on the evening of New Year's Day. Dance-&-Learn Parties include mini-classes in Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Hustle Tango, general dancing plus Tango classes and an Argentine Tango milonga after 9pm in the second studio (details below).
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(3) USUALLY EVERY SUNDAY! Salsa & Rueda and Argentine Tango Social Dance parties and milonga, including classes, refreshments & dancing. Canceled this week due to New Year's Eve and the Yuletide Ball events downtown

SAOCO DC Rueda Performance Team & co-hosts of Sunday's weekly rueda event.

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(4) Last Sat of each month, Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshop at 11:15am. Terry is the self-proclaimed "Master of Wedding Ceremonies". Learn how to make your "First Dance" a KNOCK-OUT performance, regardless of the dance style or the type of music. There isn't a dance style that we don't know and can't teach you, so GO FOR IT! Start now to make your "Honor Dance" the most entertaining and memorable part of your complete wedding event.

We'll change your dancing style from a "Couple of Swells"...

(Fred Astaire and Judy Garland dancing to "A Couple of Swells" in the 1948 film "Easter Parade")

to "The Barclays of Broadway"!!...
(Fred Astailre and Ginger Rogers in their last film together, "The Barclays of Broadway, 1949)

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(5) Red Hot Ballroom, including Salsa and Cha Cha performances by the DancingKids Network during the Nov 10th Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase was RED HOT!! If interested in joining our social dance and/or performance team for youth of all ages, visit www.RedHotBallroom.net or www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com. Considerations are in the work for pre-schoolers with the parents during the week. If interested, email TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.
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(6) "The" most affordable, convenient, flexible and highly professional drop-in beginner classes in all of the social dances at a cost that ANYONE can afford! Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com...and your first class is free if you bring in a "First-Class-is-FREE Pass"..),

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(7) "Ballroom & Latin Dance classes at Lunch-time" at the Chevy Chase Ballroom has officially begun, including trial class times of 12:00 noon & 1:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (RSVP in advance by email required). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details. Admission is the usual $12.00 per class with discounts for multiple classes in one day ($10.00 students w/ full-time ID) or $95.00 / 10-class dance card ($75.00 student card) good toward any beginner level Chevy Chase Ballroom drop-in classes in any dance style throughout the week. Please RSVP by email in advance for lunch-time classes to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday "Ballroom & Latin dancing over Lunch-time"

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(8) New YMCA, Dupont Circle Salsa and Black-tie and Wedding dance classes starting Jan 7th..

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visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/yuletideball.htm for details.


Hurry...make plans today to attend our upcoming weekend and Holiday evening Dance-&-Learn Parties & milongas, including our weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Socials and the incomparable Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala. Ticket information available at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

Visit
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
or www.DCDanceSportNews.com
for information on all upcoming classes and social dance events.

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com
www.DanceSportOfAmerica.com

www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
The web site for the annual "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions (and "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-competitions for same-gender couples on occasion...any orientation, but competing partners must be of the same gender)...in all styles open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor".

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(1)
Friday, Saturday and Holiday Dance-&-Learn Parties always include beginner mini-classes in all of the social dance styles, such as Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Disco/Hustle, C/W, the social Latin dances and more, as well as beginner and intermediate Argentine Tango classes in the second studio from 9 - 9:45pm. All of this followed by an Argentine Tango beginner/intermediate milonga in studio B. Dance-&-Learn Parties start at 7:00pm, with the Tango classes and milonga continuing in the second studio while the Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing take place in studio A at the same time. Join us monthly at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center.

Dance-&-Learn Parties and special Holiday Parties are scheduled on the following dates:


Holiday Parties on the evening of New Year's Day, January 1st, 2008 from 8pm-11:30pm plus additional dates on Sat, Dec 29, Sat, Jan 26th, Sat, Feb 23rd, Fri, Mar 14th and Fri, Apr 4th.

NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY TO ATTEND, SO INVITE EVERYONE!

(1). Saturday, December 29 and *(see details below)

(2). Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - New Year's Day Holiday Party (on the evening of New Year's Day from 8pm-11:30pm). *(see Holiday Party details below) For the hard core dancers who cannot go one day without dancing...not even on New Year's Day.

(3). Saturday, January 26, 2008, *(see details below)

(4) Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 *(see details below)

(5) Friday, March 14, 2008, *(see details below)

(6) Friday, April 4th, 2008, *(see details below)

Format for the Chevy Chase Ballroom Saturday evening non-holiday dance parties:
7:00pm Beginner mini-classes and dancing in the Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances
followed by Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Swing dance music with teacher assistance available until 11:00pm. Plus "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions open to everyone (winners are chosen by audience applause, so invite your most loud and obnoxious friends)
9:00pm - 9:45pm Beginner and intermediate Argentine Tango mini-classes in the second studio taught by Terry Chasteen (beginners) and a second teacher (intermediates) followed by an Argentine Tango milonga with teacher assistance from 9:30pm - 1:00am. No previous dance experience and training or even a dance partner necessary to attend.
Fee: $12.00 per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, Plenty of snacks and refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. Please RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to help determine how much food to have available).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on studio dance party events.

Format for Chevy Chase Ballroom Friday evening and Holiday Parties on the evenings of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day:
Join us after your family and friends get together from 8pm to 11:30pm for our annual parties on the evenings of Thanksgiving Day (November 22), Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2008) for our Holiday dance parties. As in all Chevy Chase Ballroom studio parties, there will be mini-classes in the Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Swing & Argentine Tango dances for those who are brand new to dancing. No previous dance experience and training or even a dance partner necessary to attend.
Fee: $12.00 per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, Plenty of snacks and refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. Please RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to help determine how much food to have available).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on studio dance party events as they become available.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details on any of the above as they become available or email TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

AND EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT, THE 20TH ANNUAL YULETIDE BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA!...

December 28th, 2007 - January 1st, 2008 - The MAJOR Washington DC DanceSport event, Ron Bennett's 20th annual "Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala" at the JW Mariott Hotel, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC. You'll watch amateur, pro/am and top professional DanceSport competitors from around the world right here in Washington DC (including our own "Dancing Kids' Network" and "Dancing Youth Foundation". Visit www.DancingKidsNetwork.com).
And lastly the annual "Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala". You cannot miss our Elegant Black-Tie Affair! Undoubtedly THE most elegant New Year's Eve events in all of Metropolitan Washington, including an exquisite gourmet dinner, lots of general dancing to the absolute "BEST" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance music and an incredible professional show.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/yuletideball.htm for schedules and details as they become available.


(Click here for a printer-friendly flier of these events)


Mondays 8/7c
Results Show: Tuesdays 9/8c

You've been watching
"So You Think You Can Dance"

on Fox 5
and
"Dancing with the Stars"


on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...
"Out on The Dance Floor"!....

It's time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"!!

TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

 

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(2) The weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties and Classes every Sunday

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Try to join us again this and
EVERY SUNDAY
for

The weekly
Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties plus classes all day on Sundays

(All of our social events, which always include some type of training for beginners, are a GREAT way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events at no extra cost to you! We'll have several teachers available throughout the night to help get ALL of your family and friends dancing.

THE COMPLETE WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHEDULE INCLUDES:

12:30pm - 1:15pm Drop-in International Latin technique for all levels taught by Jonathon (GQ) Bowers.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner "Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for grade-school, high-school & middle-school aged kids to learn with the adults the dances and routine choreography to the dance music of the latest musical phenomenon of the Silver Screen, "Dreamgirls". (This class will focus on material for a future performance Showcase at the Chevy Chase Ballroom plus at other local charitable events for those who may care to participate [Showcase participation is not required to take the class]). Purchase of a 10-class dance card at $75.00 required per child to assure consistency of participation.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for parents and other adults plus "Red Hot Ballroom" grade-school and high-school & middle-school aged kids (will include other Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa and Disco/Hustle dances that are not part of the "Dreamgirls" Soundtrack performance at 1:00pm).

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 2PM:

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner drop-in Black-tie and Wedding Social Ballroom, Latin, Swing &/or Dsico/Hustle taught by Terry Chasteen.


3:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-in beginner and intermediate/advanced Country / Western Two Step and/or Swing patterns and technique (2 teachers at once) taught by Terry & assisted by Mein. (additional C/W Two Step and/or Waltz is also available in 2 levels on Saturday afternoons at 12:30pm). We will eventually teach you some HOT! competition level Texas Two Step, Country Waltz and clogging patterns that you won't see in DC unless the pro's come to town!

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 3PM:

3:00pm - 4:00pm Beginner to intermediate drop-in East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and/or Jive.


PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 4PM:

4:00pm - 5:00pm Salsa Beginner, intermediate and advanced dips, drops and tricks in Salsa on 1 taught by Terry and a second teacher (two teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).

FUTURE CLASS TO-BE-ANNOUNCED:
Salsa on 2 (Mambo) Beginner, intermediate and advanced coming soon (date and instructor to-be-announced) (two teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).


5:00pm - 6:00pm Social Cha Cha Sunday Class..for Salsa dancers:
Every Sunday - Terry Chasteen's infamous 150 mile-an-hour, knock-down, drag-out, including-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Cha Cha Cha patterns "To-Die-For" in the Salsa clubs. New Drop-in Beg and Intermediate to Advanced International and American style Cha Cha during our weekly "Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Dance Parties & classes". This class will eventually Include 2 teachers in beginner and intermediate levels as needed. ($12.00 per person or FREE for anyone taking the earlier Brazilian Samba or Salsa classes or the 6:00pm Argentine Tango or intermediate Casino Rueda classes)

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 5PM and 6PM:

5:00pm & 6:00pm Beginner (5pm), Intermediate (6pm) and advanced Casino Rueda in studio B taught at the same time by Ernesto Reyes and the very talented SAOCO DC Rueda performance team.

PLUS WITH DANIELLE ARECO AT 5:00PM:

5:00pm - 6:00pm Authentic Brazilian Samba taught by Danielle Areco, a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo including ladies' and men's styling and numerous HOT! moves that you can use at Mardi Gras events and in the clubs - Carnaraval & Gafieira at 3pm.

6:00pm - 7:00pm Brazilian Dance Mix classes - Lambada, Forro and Axe at 4pm.
(Which will gradually change over time to include Samba Rock, Brazilian Bolero, Pagode, Vanerao, etc...prepare for the monthly Chevy Chase Ballroom "Carnival Dance-&-Learn Parties" with a Samba demonstration performance and dancing.


6:00pm - 7:15pm Weekly Drop-in beginner & intermediate Argentine Tango (two levels at once) followed by a Tango milonga in studio A (2 levels at once taught by two teachers).




7:30pm - 10:30pm teacher-assisted Salsa, Salsa Rueda and Argentine Tango dancing during the Sunday Salsa, Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social dance party. Open dancing in studio "B" to the "BEST" Salsa, Rueda and Latin music and in studio "A" to the Best in Argentine Tango.

ADMISSION: $12.00 for the first Sunday class, $19.00 for two Sunday classes before 5:00pm, $25.00 for 3 classes and $30.00 for 4 Sunday classes before 5:00pm. The Salsa Rueda classes are separately priced at $12.00, which includes all 3 levels for those who qualify.

Admission fee for beginner/intermediate Argentine Tango (two levels at once) is $15.00 from 6-7:30pm followed by dancing in studio "A" until 19:30pm (or you may use Terry's 10-class dance card for Tango at $95.00, which is good toward any of Terry, Danielle and Mein's Drop-in Chevy Chase Ballroom classes throughout the week or weekend).

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(B) Red Hot Ballroom performances by the kids during our recent Nov 10th Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase were RED HOT!!
If you missed the Chevy Chase Ballroom fall showcase, which included both the Disco/Salsa routine from the music of DreamGirls, as well as a knock-down, drag-out Cha Cha performance by the kids, you REALLY MISSED IT! Thanks and congratulations to all of them who really did fantastic jobs performing at this event. People came up in droves and still are to make sure I know how much they enjoyed the incredible dancing by some of today's youth. If you have or know of anyone interested in joining us, we are always working on new material for social dancing upcoming performances, including a possible gig at the 2007 Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships over New Year's weekend. Visit www.RedHotBallroom.net, www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com, or www.DancingKidsNetwork.com for details in how to begin dancing as youth in DC.

The DancingKids' Network practices are on Fridays at 4:30pm (younger age group) and 5:30pm for more experienced, Sat at 10:30am plus possibly Wed or Thurs at 5:30pm (new class possibilities for grade schoolers ...must RSVP at TerryChasteen@yohoo.com to confirm if there's enough for a class).

New Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for Pre-Schoolers with Mom's & Dads on Thurs or Fri from 4:30pm-5:15pm (new class...must RSVP at TerryChasteen@yohoo.com to confirm there's a class).

 

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(6) DEC 28TH TO JAN 1ST - THE 20TH ANNUAL YULETIDE BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA!...Don't miss this magnificent major DanceSport event organized by the Ron Bennett and assisted by the Chevy Chase Ballroom staff to take place at the J W Marriott, downtown. You will witness incredible competitors from across the US and around the world all weekend, to include

plus THE most elegant New Year's eve event anywhere....GUARANTEED!...

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(3) Sat, Oct 27th Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshop at 11:15am. Terry is the self-proclaimed "Master of Wedding Ceremonies". Learn how to make your "First Dance" a KNOCK-OUT performance, regardless of the dance style or the type of music. There isn't a dance style that we don't know and can't teach you, so GO FOR IT! Start now to make your "Honor Dance" the most entertaining and memorable part of your complete wedding event.

We'll change your dancing style from a "Couple of Swells"...

(Fred Astaire and Judy Garland dancing to "A Couple of Swells" in the 1948 film "Easter Parade")

to "The Barclays of Broadway"!!...
(Fred Astailre and Ginger Rogers in their last film together, "The Barclays of Broadway, 1949)

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(4) Red Hot Ballroom, including Salsa and Cha Cha performances by the DancingKids Network during the Nov 10th Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase was RED HOT!! If interested in joining our social dance and/or performance team for youth of all ages, visit www.RedHotBallroom.net or www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com. Considerations are in the work for pre-schoolers with the parents during the week. If interested, email TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.
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(5) "The" most affordable, convenient, flexible and highly professional drop-in beginner classes in all of the social dances at a cost that ANYONE can afford! Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com...and your first class is free if you bring in a "First-Class-is-FREE Pass"..),

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(6) "Ballroom & Latin Dance classes at Lunch-time" at the Chevy Chase Ballroom has officially begun, including trial class times of 12:00 noon & 1:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details. Admission is the usual $12.00 per class with discounts for multiple classes in one day ($10.00 students w/ full-time ID) or $95.00 / 10-class dance card ($75.00 student card) good toward any beginner level Chevy Chase Ballroom drop-in classes in any dance style throughout the week. Please RSVP by email in advance for lunch-time classes to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday "Ballroom & Latin dancing over Lunch-time"

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(7) New YMCA, Dupont Circle Salsa and Black-tie and Wedding dance classes starting Jan 7th..

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You've been watching
"So You Think You Can Dance"

on Fox 5
and
"Dancing with the Stars"


on ABC,


...now is the time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...

"Out on The Dance Floor"!....

It's time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"!!

 

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Visit
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
or www.DCDanceSportNews.com
for information on all upcoming classes and social dance events.

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
The web site for the annual 1st Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions (plus "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-competitions for same-gender couples on occasion...any orientation, but competing partners must be of the same gender)...in all styles open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor".

 


WE HOPE YOU MADE IT TO OUR "THRILL THE WORLD" DANCE PARTY ON OCT. 27TH...
BUT IF NOT, JOIN US ON SAT., NOV 3RD, 10TH, 22ND & 24TH FOR SIMILAR NOVEMBER NON-HALLOWEEN DANCE-&-LEARN PARTIES.

The 2007 Washington DC
"Thrill The World"

Michael Jackson's Thriller
Dance-&-Learn Halloween Party
(New training and practice times available in advance at www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com, including during Ballroom &
Latin dancing at lunchtime and more to learn "Michael Jackson's Thriller" before this historic "
Thrill The World" event)

NEW "THRILLER" TRAINING CLASSES ADDED BEFORE OCT 27 MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER DANCE-&-LEARN HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR THOSE NEEDING A CRASH COURSE BEFOREHAND

New class times have been posted at www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com and on the www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
Dance-&-Learn Party page to learn the "Michael Jackson's Thriller" routine at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisc Ave., NW. "Thriller" class times now include Thurs evening at 6pm and 10:00pm, Sat at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 5pm to brush up just before the "Thrill The World" performance begins at 6:00 [the fee for the 5pm Sat class is included in the $5.00 fee for those attending the "Thrill The World" performance at 6pm and can be deducted from the $12.00 admission for those staying for the Dance-&-Learn party immediately following..


Join us for dancing the "Michael Jackson's Thriller" routine this Halloween season
for the "
Thrill The World" attempt at a Guiness Record
(The "Thrill The World" event has been approved for consideration as a new world record by "Record
Holders Republic 'Registry of Official World Records
from England www.alternativerecords.co.uk)

plus PLENTY of social dancing...



Saturday, Oct 27th
Dance-&-Learn Salsa, Swing, Ballroom & Samba Party

followed by a Salsa party & Argentine Tango milonga in the 2nd studio from 9pm-1:00am or later,
including
early beginner mini-classes in many of the social dances, Salsa and Argentine Tango
beg & intermed classes in the 2nd studio at 9pm.

Assistance available throughout the evening by request in any of the dances, plus
"So You Think You Can Dance DC" & "Dancing with the DC Stars"
mini-dance competitions and costume contests in several dance styles at 7pm open to everyone
(winners are chosen by audience applause, so invite all of your most loud and
obnoxious friends and family members),

practice in all dance styles,


Lastly, if we get enough of the Sambista enthusiasts to RSVP in advance, we may even convince my incredibly talented Brazilian associate teacher, Danielle Areco from Sao Paulo to do an authentic Brazilian Carnaval Samba, Pagode, Forro, Gafieira or AXE mini-class or even a knock-out Brazilian Samba performance in full Carnaval costume (www.BrazilLatino.com).

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Learn "Michael Jackson's Thriller" on Fox 5 as I taught it live to the Fox 5 anchors and weather guys on Halloween morning, then DANCE IT WITH US! tonight as we teach it again at the Chevy Chase Ballroom Dance-&-Learn Party and again tomorrow if requested at the weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda and Argentine Tango Social. Visit www.MyFoxDC ( http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=E178BD4C49087E98D5C1BFA1B7D120DC?contentId=4790768&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1 ) for all the ghoulish details or visit www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com for all of the best links to the "Thriller Dance" on YouTube.

 

PLUS!!..
Don't miss our weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba and
Argentine Tango Social Dance Parties and milonga
from 5pm to 10:30pm every Sunday
AND!
"Wed & Thurs Beginner Ballroom, Salsa,
Latin & Swing Dance classes at Lunch-time"

Upcoming Dance-&-Learn Parties always include beginner mini-classes in all of the social dance styles, such as Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Disco/Hustle, C/W, the social Latin dances and more, as well as beginner and intermediate Argentine Tango classes in the second studio from 9 - 9:45pm. All of this followed by an Argentine Tango beginner/intermediate milonga until 1:00am (plus we'll teach a segment of "Michael Jackson's Thriller" by request.
Dance-&-Learn Parties start at 7:00pm, with the Tango classes and milonga continuing in the second studio while the Ballrom, Latin & Swing dancing take place in studio A. Join us monthly at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center.

Dance-&-Learn Parties and special Holiday Parties are scheduled on the following dates:


(6). Saturday, December 29 Dance-&-Learn Party and
*(see details below)

(7). Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - New Year’s Day Holiday Party (on the evening of New Year's Day).
*(see Holiday Party details below)
Only for the hard core dancers who cannot go one day without dancing...not even on New Year's Day.

Format for the Chevy Chase Ballroom non-holiday dance parties:
7:00pm Beginner mini-classes and dancing in the Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances (including "Michael Jackson's Thriller" by request. Visit
www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com) followed by Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Swing dance music with teacher assistance available until 11:00pm. Plus "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions open to everyone (winners are chosen by audience applause, so invite your most loud and obnoxious friends)
9:00pm - 9:45pm Beginner and intermediate Argentine Tango mini-classes in the second studio taught by Terry Chasteen (beginners) and a second teacher (intermediates) followed by an Argentine Tango milonga with teacher assistance from 9:30pm - 1:00am. No previous dance experience and training or even a dance partner necessary to attend.
Fee: $12.00 per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, Plenty of snacks and refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. Please RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to help determine how much food to have available).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on studio dance party events.

Format for Chevy Chase Ballroom Holiday Parties on the evenings of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day:
Join us after your family and friends get together from 8pm to 11:30pm on the evenings of Thanksgiving Day (November 22), Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2008) for our Holiday dance parties. As in all Chevy Chase Ballroom studio parties, there will be mini-classes in the Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Swing & Argentine Tango dances for those who are brand new to dancing. No previous dance experience and training or even a dance partner necessary to attend.
Fee: $12.00 per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, Plenty of snacks and refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. Please RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to help determine how much food to have available).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on studio dance party events as they become available.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details on any of the above as they become available or email TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

AND EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT, THE 20TH ANNUAL YULETIDE BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA!...

December 27th, 2007 - January 1st, 2008 - The MAJOR Washington DC DanceSport event, Ron Bennett's 20th annual "Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala" at the JW Mariott Hotel, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC. You'll watch amateur, pro/am and top professional DanceSport competitors from around the world right here in Washington DC (including our own "Dancing Kids' Network" and "Dancing Youth Foundation". Visit www.DancingKidsNetwork.com).
And lastly the annual "Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala". You cannot miss our Elegant Black-Tie Affair! Undoubtedly THE most elegant New Year's Eve events in all of Metropolitan Washington, including an exquisite gourmet dinner, lots of general dancing to the absolute "BEST" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance music and an incredible professional show.

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/yuletideball.htm for schedules and details as they become available.


(Click here for a printer-friendly flier of these events)


Mondays 8/7c
Results Show: Tuesdays 9/8c

You've been watching
"So You Think You Can Dance"
on Fox 5
and
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...
"Out on The Dance Floor"!....

It's time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"!!

 

Visit
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
or www.DCDanceSportNews.com
for information on all upcoming classes and social dance events.

 

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
The web site for the annual 1st Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions (plus "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-competitions for same-gender couples on occasion...any orientation, but competing partners must be of the same gender)...in all styles open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor".

 

(1) Friday AND Saturday dance parties this weekend with beg mini-classes, practice and more!...PLUS the weekly Sunday SAOCO DC Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba & Argentine Tango Social gets bigger every week from 4pm-10:30pm (2) Brazilian Samba and Brazilian Salsa styling now starting with Danielle on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (3) .(4) Sat, Oct 27th Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshop at 11:15am.

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(1) THANK YOU!
To everyone who performed in and attended both of the free "Dance DC Festival" events on September 30th at Union Station and Eastern Market. What an incredible and fun-filed time we all had, in spite of the fact that things got started a bit late at Union Station. Particular appreciation goes out to performers SonMas Salsa Rueda Dance Troupe, Barb Bernstein's Dance In Time Productions for assisting with the teaching during the open mini-classes, The Dancing Kids' Network who did two performances in both Salsa & Cha Cha and both the student
group and senior performance teams of SAOCO DC
Rueda and Casino Salsa Dance Group of Washington DC. Also a BIG! thanks to Ebany Banks and Correll Kent of the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities, in addition to the MANY who attended to watch and participate in our "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance DC" mini-dance competitions (as well as those who joined us in learning a segment of "Michael Jackson's Thriller"). Your eager and enthusiastic participation and enthusiasm were "THE" secret ingredient in making both of these events memorable to everyone who attended (and eventually to those who routinely visit YouTube! ... we obtained some GREAT footage for YouTube!....). Thanks to each one of you, I believe our original goal ...to make the 2007 'Dance DC Festival '07' the absolute 'BEST' Dance DC Festival ever was attained in flying colors! If you missed it, be sure to make room for it on your calendar next year...and THANKS AGAIN to all who attended, performed and participated in all of the events. We continue to dance at the Chevy Chase Ballroom every Sunday, so join us!....

You've been watching
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS!"...

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(2) Fri, Oct 12 & Sat, Oct 13, Dance-&-Learn Parties, w/ mini-classes & mini-competitions in many dance styles, beg Tango classes and milonga 'til 1am, performances, snacks & refreshments and more. Plus learn a segment of Michael Jacksons's "Thriller" before the Guinness Thrill The World" record and Dance-&-Learn Party on October 27th. Also make plans now our upcoming Chevy Chase Ballroom Fall Showcase on Saturday, November 10th.

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(3) DancingKids' Network practices on Friday at 5:30pm, Sat at 10:30am plus Wed at 5:30pm (new class...must RSVP at TerryChasteen@yohoo.com to confirm there's a class).

New Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for Pre-Schoolers with Mom's & Dads on Wed from 4:30pm-5:15pm (new class...must RSVP at TerryChasteen@yohoo.com to confirm there's a class).

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(4) Our Special Sunday Sept 23rd SAOCO DC "Workshop using Rueda patterns in one-on-one Salsa" was a TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! and we'll be doing more of those in the near future..

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(5) Danielle Areco will be starting Brazilian Samba again soon for the fall on Wednesdays starting October 10th from 7pm - 8pm and on Sundays at 5pm & 6pm starting October 14th.

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(6) Danielle Areco is introducing her "Brazilian Flare" in shines and Salsa partnering on Tuesdays and a special upcoming Sunday Salsa Meetup to teach her unique Brazilian technique. (In my gringo opinion NOBODY moves like those Brazilians!, it doesn't matter what the dance style!...and any one who doesn't take advantage of her innate Brazilian talents while they're available is missing the boat....but then that is just my gringo opinion...)

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(7) Prepare ahead before the "Thrill The World" Guinness record for the # of people dancing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at once on October 27th by attending Fri and Sat Dance-&-Learn Parties plus every Sunday evening after Salsa, Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango classes. Catch my teaching of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to Sarah Simmons on the Fox 5 evening and morning News in September at www.MyFoxDC.com. (http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=0A0C3C02921157BF5B5539FAA0D62EC2?contentId=3824950&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1)

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(8) Don't just "WATCH" Dancing with the Stars...BECOME ONE!...

.


Mondays 8/7c
Results Show: Tuesdays 9/8c

You've been watching
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to also
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS"...

Isn't it time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for information on learning nearly every social dance known to man taught by Terry Chasteen and the many incredibly talented and professional associate teachers at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center.

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(9) Sat, Oct 27th Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshop at 11:15am. Terry is the self-proclaimed "Master of Wedding Ceremonies". Learn how to make your "First Dance" a KNOCK-OUT performance, regardless of the dance style or the type of music. There isn't a dance style that we don't know and can't teach you, so GO FOR IT! Start now to make your "Honor Dance" the most entertaining and memorable part of your complete wedding event.

We'll change your dancing style from a "Couple of Swells"...

(Fred Astaire and Judy Garland dancing to "A Couple of Swells" in the 1948 film "Easter Parade")

to "The Barclays of Broadway"!!...
(Fred Astailre and Ginger Rogers in their last film together, "The Barclays of Broadway, 1949)

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(11) "The" most affordable, convenient, flexible and highly professional drop-in beginner classes in all of the social dances at a cost that ANYONE can afford! Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com...and your first class is free if you bring in a "First-Class-is-FREE Pass"..),

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(12) New "Ballroom & Latin Dance classes at Lunch-time" at the Chevy Chase Ballroom has officially begun, including trial class times of 12:00 noon & 1:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details. Admission is the usual $12.00 per class with discounts for multiple classes in one day ($10.00 students w/ full-time ID) or $95.00 / 10-class dance card ($75.00 student card) good toward any beginner level Chevy Chase Ballroom drop-in classes in any dance style throughout the week. Please RSVP by email in advance for lunch-time classes to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday "Ballroom & Latin dancing over Lunch-time"

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(13) New YMCA, Dupont Circle Salsa and Black-tie and Wedding dance classes starting now..

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(14)

Visit www.DCDanceSportNews.com or www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
for additional details on any of the following topics and much more...,

 

 

For additional information on any of the above, contact:

Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
(I promise that your dancing will
Never be The Same!)

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
(the web site for the annual 1st Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions and events in all styles open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor")
www.DCDanceSportNews.com (The web site for the "DC DanceSPORT News")


 

Visit www.DCDanceSportNews.com or www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
for additional details on any of the following topics and much more...,

******** NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY FOR ANY CLASSES OR SOCIAL EVENTS ************

 

 

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(1) Monthly Dance-&-Learn Party on 4th Saturdays and more from 7pm-11:30pm, including mini-dance classes to the music of "DreamGirls" and "HAIRSPRAY", performances, "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-competitions, Argentine Tango beginner milonga and more...PLUS learn a version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com) to prepare for the "Thrill The World" Guiness Record on October 27th. Prepare ahead of time by watching the segment taught by Terry to Sarah Simmons on Fox 5 News. Everyone is welcome and encouraged, including all ages plus singles, couples, same-gender couples, and the seeing and hearing impaired (struggling ASL available during mini-classes),

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(2) Sun, Sept 23rd Special Rueda dancing workshop Meetup using Rueda patterns for one-on-one Salsa dancing at 5pm with SAOCO DC at the Chevy Chase Ballroom was a TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! We will be planning more of these in the weekly classes.

Have you ever wondered to yourself, "Why am I learning rueda? I can only dance it in a couple of clubs and only if there are others there who know it?" Well, you are not alone. I think we have all thought that from time to time. That is why SAOCO is having a workshop on how to dance Casino Style Salsa (one on one). The goal of this workshop is to take your rueda moves and string them together in a way that is innovative, leadable and fun. You won't even need to do a dile que no in between each move!

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(3).


Mondays 8/7c
Results Show: Tuesdays 9/8c

You've been watching
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

...now is the time for YOU to also
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS!"...

Isn't it time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!

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(4)

 

 

******** NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY FOR ANY CLASSES OR SOCIAL EVENTS ************

 

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(5). Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops on every 4th Saturday, including Saturday, October 27th at 11:15am.


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(6). The complete Monday through Sunday weekly dance class schedule in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country/Western, Argentine Tango, Disco/Hustle, Casino Rueda and more. New Monday 7-week sessions at the YMCA National Capital at Dupont Circle in beginner Salsa at 7:30pm and Beginner Ballroom & Swing Wedding dance classes at 8:15pm will begin soon.

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(7) Learn Michael Jacksons's "Thriller" before the "Thrill The World" Guinness record to take place around the globe on October 27/28th. View the YouTube video of 1500 Filioino inmates dancing "Michael Jackson' s Thriller" on my www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com web site. And this One-legged Salsero is still my favorite (so don't come to dance class and tell me what you "CAN'T" do...).

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(8) "Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom & Latin Dancing for the Kids from middle school through high school. Classes on Saturday mornings at 10:30am in addition to Wednesday & Friday evenings at 5:30pm plus other times with the adults. Visit www.RedHotBallroom.net or www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com to prepare for upcoming performances.

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(9) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday "Ballroom & Latin dance classes at Lunch-time" 1:00pm (STARTING NOW-MUST RSVP AT TerryChasteen@yahoo.com TO CONFIRM THERE'S ENOUGH FOR A CLASS).

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You've watched
"America's Ballroom Challenge"
on PBS,


"So you Think You Can Dance"
on FOX,

and
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

Dancin with the Stars graphic


...now it's time for YOU to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE DANCING STARS"

Isn't it time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!

 

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(11) And you MUST see HAIRSPRAY while it's in the theatres, the latest dance and music phenomenon of the Silver Screen since DreamGirls. Don't wait until it's on DVD...it's a MUST to be seen in on the Silver Screen (I've already seen it twice and will definitely do so several more times before the DVD comes out) If you thought the Broadway Play with Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jarrett Wonaker was impossible to beat (which I did...) you MUST see the movie! Absolutely another classic in the making. We'll be dancing to the "HAIRSPRAY" sound track in upcoming classes and Dance-&-Learn Parties, including this Saturday. Visit my HAIRSPRAY Photo Gallery.

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Visit www.DCDanceSportNews.com for details on these and other dance classes and events.

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"So, whatever you want to do, just do it....Making a damn fool of yourself is
absolutely essential." -- Gloria Steinem

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"When the music's playing, I hope you're dancing; I hope you crank up the
volume, kick off your shoes, and have the time of your life!" -- Oprah Winfrey
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We're not here for a long time, we're here for a GOOD TIME!
So let's get started...and DANCE!!! -- TLChasteen
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Too many problems in your life?...maybe here's the answer...
It's All Because (The Gays Are Getting Married)


...But then that is just MY OPINION...and I'd love to hear yours

 

 

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com

Contact:
Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
(the web site for the annual "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" and a future
"Dancing with the DC Stars" Out on The Dance Floor at Freedom Plaza
)

 

 

July 4th, 2007...WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE...FOR ALL?...


WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL...THAT MEANS FOR "EVERYONE"...NOT JUST FOR A SELECT FEW WHOSE INCLUSION OR NOT WILL ULTIMATELY BE DESIGNATED BY THE SAME SELECT FEW. THE TIME IS LONG OVER DUE TO SEND "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL" AND EVERY SIMILAR FORM OF BIGOTRY AND DISCRIMINATION BEING PROMOTED IN THE NAME OF THE BIBLE AND OUR LOVING GOD, DOWN THE SAME PATH AS SLAVERY, SEPARATE DRINKING FOUNTAINS & REST ROOMS, RIDING IN THE BACK OF THE BUS AND MANY OTHER BIGOTED, CONDESCENDING PRACTICES THAT HAVE BLEMISHED THIS COUNTRY'S HISTORY FROM THE ONSET. ALL OF WHICH, BY THE WAY WERE SUPPOSEDLY IN THE PAST JUSTIFIED BY THE BIBLE AND IN THE NAME OF OUR LOVING GOD.
SECOND CLASS CITIZENSHIP FOR THE POOR, FOR WOMEN (WHO ARE INCAPABLE OF PRIESTHOOD AND MANY OTHER HONORS AND RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ONLY MEN ARE CAPABLE OF....? IN SPITE OF THEIR UNLIMITED ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE MOST DIFFICULT JOB ON EARTH, MOTHERHOOD...? WILL SOMEONE EXPLAIN THE LOGIC OF THIS TO ME, PLEASE?...), FOR MANY MINORITIES, FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY AND MORE.
YES THIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY A GREAT COUNTRY THAT WE LIVE IN, AND I WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE. BUT YES TOO, WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO TO MAKE IT EQUAL AND FAIR FOR EVERYONE OF THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTE TO IT'S GREATNESS.....IT'S ALL ABOUT POWER, GREED, SELF-INTEREST AND THE CENTURIES-OLD "DIVIDE-AND-CONQUER" TACTICS OF THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED TO DOMINATE THE REST OF SOCIETY THROUGH RELIGION AND ANY OTHER MEANS AVAILABLE FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT SINCE HISTORY WAS FIRST RECORDED.
WHILE INDEPENDANCE DAY IS AN IMPORTANT TIME TO REFLECT ON OUR INDEPENDENCE, FREEDOMS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN EQUALITY IN AMERICA, IT'S JUST AS IMPORTANT TO REFLECT ON HOW FAR WE STILL HAVE TO GO.
....BUT THEN THAT IS JUST MY OPINION...

 

 

Whether it's from watching
"America's Ballroom Challenge"
on PBS,


"So you Think You Can Dance"
on FOX,

"Dancing with the Stars"
on ABC,

Dancin with the Stars graphic


or just the recent
"Allignment-of-the-stars"
within our solar system,

Washington DC
is definitely becoming a city of
BALLROOM, LATIN, TANGO & SWING DANCING!

Isn't it time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!


And don't miss our Saturday, July 25th

No partner or dance experience necessary.
Including beginner mini-classes, performances,
"So You Think You Can Dance DC"
and
"Dancing with the DC Stars"
mini-competitions, refreshments,
demonstrations and more.

Click here for the menu of topics
included in this web site


Click here for your
"First-Class-Is-Free Pass" or Gift Certificate

 

 

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/dancesportnews.htm for
additional details on any of the following topics,





All events at the Chevy Chase Ballroom are open to everyone of all races,
religions, ages, genders, and orientations.
It's time for all of us to leave the labels outside the door and make an effort to bring our dancing talents

"Out on
the Dance Floor!"


 

Terry Chasteen’s
"DC DanceSPORT News"

for August 24th, 2007


Visit www.DCDanceSportNews.com or www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
for additional details on any of the following topics and much more...,

Everyone can save by inviting your friends and by bringing a
"2-for-the-Price-of-1 Pass"
for classes available at
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/sfor1pass.doc
when one of those is attending for their first time.
Upcoming Dance Events

2007 Dance events, classes, movies and more...

Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment
"
We take pride in offering you the absolute “BEST” in social dance training in literally all of the social dance styles and by
some of the most experienced, highly trained and professional associate teachers in each of their areas of expertise in
the Washington area. As well we offer the most flexible,
fun-filled and affordable arrangements for classes, private
coaching and Saturday and Sunday Dance-&-Learn practice and social dance events available throughout
Metropolitan Washington DC.
... and your first class is
FREE! with a "First-Class-is-Free Pass"
(www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com, www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net, www.TerryChasteen.com)


Our Guarantee:
to provide you with the "BEST", most flexible, most affordable and
most fun-filled dance training in more of the social dances styles and by more of the
"ABSOLUTE FINEST" and highly trained professional teachers in DC...
Guaranteed or your money returned.

Singles, couples, same-gender couples, the disabled and sight & hearing-impaired are all welcome and encouraged to attend any of our classes and social dance events (ASL available). We believe that EVERYONE should dance together!

PLEASE NOTE... blind as well as deaf and disabled dance students are always especially welcome and encouraged in all of our classes and dance events (so I can practice my ASL and continue to hone my teaching abilities for both the blind, deaf and disabled in wheelchairs)....so please don't hesitate to JOIN US! We guarantee that you'll have as much fun as everyone else, including those who are
supposed to be disabled...
I love this video clip from YouTube sent to me from the DC Rueda Meet up Group
.
(If you're disabled and/or have only one leg, you MUST see this video!
Plus if you're in a wheelchair and want to dance, I need to speak to you...)

Hello, Dancers, The following list of numbered topics include much greater detail in the links of this Newsletter. Select those of interest to you and the rest....CYBERSPACE! (To unsubscribe, please return a request to the email address from which this Email was sent)

 

 

Visit www.DCDanceSportNews.com for
additional details on any of the following topics,

 

NEW MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 12:00 NOON AND 1:00PM "BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING AT LUNCH-TIME" FOLLOWED BY A SENIOR CITIZEN'S SOCIAL UNTIL 3:00PM ON MONDAYS (THE SENIOR SOCIAL WILL BEGIN AS SOON AS ENOUGH RSVP TO START).
Get your lunch-time work-out by DANCING! Terry will be teaching Social Ballroom dances (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz, Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Bolero, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Jive all by request) every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (MUST RSVP) at 12:00 noon & 1:00pm. The dances taught each week will be by request of those attending. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/schedule.htm for details. Enough email reservations required to begin each class on the different days.

You all do a great job at WATCHING
"So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars"...
... now it's time for you to "BE ONE OF THOSE STARS"
Out on the Dance Floor.

 

 

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(4). Sat, Oct 27th Monthly Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.
Join us for Monthly "Dance-&-Learn Parties" on Saturday, October 27th, including mini-dance classes to the music of "DreamGirls" and "HAIRSPRAY", performances by "The Dancing Kids Network", "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-competitions, Argentine Tango milonga and more......PLUS learn a version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com) to prepare for the "Thrill The World" Guiness World record on October 27th. Prepare ahead of time by watching the segment taught by Terry to Sarah Simmons on Fox 5 News.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged, including all ages, singles, couples, same-gender couples, and the seeing and hearing impaired with
mini-classes in Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom & Swing, all of the Latin dances, Disco/Hustle, C/W Two Step and more...:performances, door prises, mini-lessons and "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-competitions in as many of the the following dances as time permits (winners chosen by audience applause, so invite your most loud and obnoxious friends and family members!...):

(A) Foxtrot to the Oscar-nominated song "I love You I do" by Jennifer Hudson from 'DreamGirls' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEWhzsgmnb4&mode=related&search=) and
"You're
Timeless to Me" from 'HAIRSPRAY' [one of my favorite numbers from both the Broadway and movie versions of the musical] -
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kts85_43XNU) - M
ovie version with John Travolta and Christopher Walken
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqTnatv63tk&mode
=related&search=) Original Broadway cast video with Harvey Fierstein and Dick Latessa.

(B) American Rumba to "Good Morning B
altimore" By Nikki Blonsky from 'HAIRSPRAY'
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu7yhJRrp0U&mode=related&search=),

(C) Salsa to Vivir Lo Nuestro by Marc Anthony & La India (One of the most popular Salsa's of all time, including mine) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTKHhpwP6Qk&mode=related&search=) preceded by

(D) A "Disco/Salsa" performance by the 10 to 12-year-old ladies of "The Dancing Kids' Network" and their adult dance partners to "One Night Only" by Beyonce' from 'DreamGirls'.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRT4jkS-QxM&mode=related&search=)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvvDW3jqFR0&mode=related&search=) All-male version,

(E) Two Step to "Just to See You Smile" by Tim McGraw
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFpmbqA-Kr0&mode=related&search=)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN8B7xqn5fw)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDZcRhBYh2w&mode=related&search=) ,

(F) Swing to "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefanie
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LKzazaxgr4),

(G) International Rumba to "4 In The Morning" by Gwen Stefani
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Vql2KG28Y&mode=related&search=),

(H) and Disco/Hustle to "Last Dance" by Donna Summer
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cPIT_T3mYU&mode=related&search=)

Also, join us for an Argentine Tango milonga from 9pm-11:30pm in studio B while dancing to all of the social dances continue in studio A.


The PERFECT! way to celebrate Birthdays, Anniversaries and other Special Events.

ADMISSION: $12.00 per person for any and all parts of the event (including mini-classes, refreshments, performance and PRACTICE AND DANCING in any one or all dance styles of both studios) plus $10.00 for full-time students. $2.00 discount for those who RSVP by sending the email addresses of each of those attending to TerryChasteen@Yahoo.com. Each will then receive a return admission email copy to present at the door (you must bring the returned RSVP email copy to qualify for any discounts so we know how much food, etc is needed in advance. It will also prevent taking time going through lists at the door to find names of people that aren't in alphabetical order to determine who has and has not RSVP'd).


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(5). Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops on every last Saturday, including Saturday, October 27th at 11:15am.

We'll change your dancing style from a "Couple of Swells"...

(Fred Astaire and Judy Garland dancing to "A Couple of Swells" in the 1948 film "Easter Parade")

to "The Barclays of Broadway"!!...
(Fred Astailre and Ginger Rogers in their last film together, "The Barclays of Broadway, 1949)

 

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(6). The complete Monday through Sunday weekly dance class schedule in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country/Western, Argentine Tango, Disco/Hustle, Casino Rueda and more. New Monday 7-week sessions at the YMCA National Capital at Dupont Circle in beginner Salsa at 7:30pm and Beginner Ballroom & Swing Wedding dance classes at 8:15pm will begin soon.

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(7) PLUS learn a version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as taught by me to Sarah Simmons on Fox 5 News. Start preparing soon for the October 27th / 28th "Thrill The World" as McGinnis Book of World Records officially records the World record of dancers from around the globe doing Michael Jackson's Thriller at the same time. We will definitely be participating here in Washington DC, so keep your eyes peeled (though we may have to do it in the convention Center or in Union Station...I have always wanted to have a dance in Union Station since the minute I saw it while still under construction almost 20 years ago....at the time the fantacy was a Ballroom dance doing Viennese Waltz at 100 miles an hour around the perimeter. But dancing "Thriller" there with a room full of people could be just as fun...).

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(8) Also see the new YouTube video of 1500 Filioino inmates dancing "Michael Jackson' s Thriller" at my www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com web site. And this One-legged Salsero is still my favorite (so don't come to dance class and tell me what you "CAN'T" do...).

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(9). LATE SATURDAY MORNING TIMES "Red Hot Ballroom", on Sat mornings at 10:30am plus early Sun afternoons at 2pm with the adults, and Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30pm, including Ballroom, Latin, Hustle & Swing social dancing plus eventual etiquette and cotillion training for the kids

SATURDAY - 10:30AM
SUNDAY - 2:00PM WITH ADULTS
WEDNESDAYS - 5:30PM
FRIDAYS - 5:30PM
SATURDAYS - 6:00PM (ONLY WHEN ENOUGH RSVP AT 6PM)
:RED HOT BALLROOM" CLASSES FOR THE KIDS.....



"Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom & Latin Dancing for the Kids from middle school through high school. Classes on Saturday mornings at 10:30am in addition to Wednesday & Friday evenings at 5:30pm plus other times with the adults. Visit www.RedHotBallroom.net or www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com to prepare for upcoming performances.

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(10) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday "Ballroom & Latin dancing at Lunch-time" At 12:00 noon & 1:00pm (STARTING NOW).

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(11) Monday Senior Citizen Afternoon Social starting soon from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm, including classes (RSVP REQUIRED BY ENOUGH TO BEGIN).

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(12) And don't miss HAIRSPRAY, The latest dance and music phenomenon of the Silver Screen since DreamGirls. In theatres as of July 20th! If you thought the Broadway Play with Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jarrett Wonaker was impossible to beat (which I did...) you MUST see the movie! Absolutely another classic in the making. We'll be dancing to the "HAIRSPRAY" sound track in upcoming classes and Dance-&-Learn Parties, including this Saturday. Visit my new HAIRSPRAY Photo Gallery.

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(13) Plan to join us in the near future for "Dancing with the DC Stars!"

Watch for details as they develop at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com and www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org .

For who: For everyone of all races, religions, ages, genders, and orientations of affection.
Leave the labels outside the door and get “Out on the Dance Floor”!

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(14) The weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties and Classes with Salsa Rueda taught by Ernesto & SAOCO DC, Ballroom, Swing & Two Step taught by Terry & Mein, Argentine Tango taught by Bella & Arnaud...

Attend the weekly Sunday Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Salsa & Salsa Rueda Dance Party at the Chevy Chase Ballroom...
......
...OR ELSE!!

You'll learn the basics and more in many of the Ballroom, Salsa, Latin, Swing & Disco/Hustle dances during the Saturday & Sunday
"Dance-&-Learn Party & classes" and "Sunday Salsa & Rueda Social Party & classes" .

Mini-classes and training available in all dance styles before or during both events
(Everyone, including beginners are welcome - no partner necessary)

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(15). You've been WATCHING "So you Think You Can Dance" and Dancing with the Stars and ...now it's time to BE ONE OF THOSE STARS!

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(15) Learn Michael Jackson' "Thriller" routine in it's entirety during any of our Dance-&-Learn Parties or Sunday Social events by request for a possible upcoming "Inside Edition" taping for National TV.

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(16). My favorite Black Dancing icons...the Nicholas Brother and Frankie Manning, the ambassador of Lindy Hop.

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(17). SATURDAY - "RED HOT BALLROOM" YOUTH CLASSES FOR THE KIDS.....AT 10:30AM, SUNDAYS AT 2:00PM WITH THE ADULTS, PLUS WEDNESDAYS AT 5:30PM AND FRIDAYS AT 5:30PM.

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(18). Social Cha Cha for Salsa dancers...a Sunday Beginner to intermediate Cha Cha class for Salsa dancers... 5:00pm-6:00p - Every Sunday - Terry Chasteen's infamous 150 mile-an-hour, knock-down, drag-out, including-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Cha Cha patterns "To-Die-For" in the Salsa clubs.

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(19) CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS at our Dance-&-Learn Parties and the Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Socials at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

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(20) New Saturday and Sunday beginner & intermediate/advanced Country / Western Two Step, Swing and/or line dance classes taught by Terry & assisted by Mein

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(21). Give a gift certificate of dance in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle, Tango, Salsa or Rueda and more....

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(22). Private dance coaching is always available in all of the Ballroom, Latin, Country/Western, Hustle and Swing dances by appointment,

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(23).
WATCH FOR AN UPCOMING "SUNDAY MAMBO MANIA" WORKSHOP IN SALSA ON-2, NEW YORK STYLE (MAMBO) IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO BE TAUGHT BY ONE OF THE "Masters of Mambo" IN DC, MANUEL MARTINEZ (DATE AND TIME TO-BE-ANNOUNCED).

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(24) The highly successful 2007.... .."Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"

We hope you made this unique and "One-Of-It's-Kind"
Dance-&-Learn experience for your favorite non-profit, unlike ever before
witnessed in Metropolitan Washington DC. But if not, plan on attending in 2008

 

And keep your eyes peeled for another
AIDS and Cancer Learn-to-Dance-Athon
in downtown DC in 2007, which will take place
once again after having been on hold for lack
of an appropriate dance venue since 2004.

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
(the web site for the annusl first Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" and a future
"Dancing with the DC Stars" Out on The Dance Floor at Freedom Plaza
)

 

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******** NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY FOR ANY CLASSES OR SOCIAL EVENTS ************

Thanks, and we hope to see you Out On The Dance Floor!!

Terry

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
(the web site for the June 2nd "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" and a future
"Dancing with the DC Stars" Out on The Dance Floor at Freedom Plaza
)

 



(They have Christmas in July, don't they? So who's to say we can't celebrate
Carnaval in March? and April?...and May?!...)





JOIN US FOR MORE BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL PLUS BALLROOM, SALSA & RUEDA, TANGO, LATIN, HUSTLE & MORE DANCE-&-LEARN PARTIES!


IN
2007

AND!


(Too many
caipirinhas [the national drink of Brazil] for el photographer)
IF ENOUGH SAMBISTA'S RSVP IN ADVANCE, UPCOMING SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH CARNAVAL & BRAZILIAN SAMBA, SALSA & RUEDA, ARGENTINE TANGO, DISCO/HUSTLE AND BALLROOM & SWING "DANCE-&-LEARN PARTIES" & mini-classes taught by Danielle Areco (Salsa & Brazilian Samba, www.BrazilLatino.com) and Terry Chasteen (Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom, Swing, Disco/Hustle, Argentine Tango, etc at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com) on the best professional floating dance floor in all of Washington DC, the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center, 5207 Wisc. Ave., NW, Wasington DC 20015 (less than a block South of the Friendship Heights red line Metro above Paul' Liquor at 5205 Wisc. Ave on Mapquest).

You've been WATCHING "Dancing with the Stars", which continues to be unequaled in it's ratings in America, Europe and it's country of origin, Australia since it's onset. "Dancing with the Stars" will premier for it's third season in America on Monday, March 27th for two hours. Isn't it time for you to STOP JUST WATCHING Dancing with the Stars and start to "BECOME ONE?!"

Singles, couples, same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing impaired are welcome. Limited ASL will be available and all blind, deaf and weelchair dancers are encouraged to attend. We guarantee that they'll have as much fun as all of the rest of us.

Also not to worry if you're not already dancing or don't have a dance partner. A major portion of attendees will be brand new beginners right off the street and we'll be switching partners throughout the night during the mini-classes and worksops. Plus we'll have plenty of dance teachers and assistants available to help those with questions about their dancing both during and between instruction.

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(2).
Furia Flamenca performed at Divino Lounge, Bethesda, Md on On May 4th accompanied by Torcuato Zamora on guitar with dancers Estela Velez (my Flamenco teacher) Sylvia Melecio and Daniel Paredez. The show included dinner. There is no fixed price for dinner so you can just come out, enjoy your meal and stick around for the show. If you just want to come and see the show there is a cover charge of $10. For reservations, please call, 240-497-0300. So, come on out and enjoy a night of good food, drinks and dancing! Future dates to-be-announced.

Estela Velez
Director, Furia Flamenca
Flamenco dancer/teacher/choreographer
www.furia-flamenca.com
(703) 568-4404



Estela Velez
Flamenco Dancer/Teacher
Director and Choreographer, Furia Flamenca
www.furia-flamenca.com

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(3) "Dancing with the DC Stars"

BALLROOM, LATIN, SWING, C/W, TANGO, DISCO/HUSTLE,
SALSA & RUEDA AND MORE DANCE-&-LEARN PARTIES

For who: For everyone of all races, religions, ages, genders, and orientations of affection.
Leave the labels outside the door and get “Out on the Dance Floor”!

Watch for details at
www.Out
OnTheDanceFloor.org





(4) We hope you didn't miss this first-of-it's-kind, non-stop Dance-&-Learn event unlike anything ever before experienced in the shadow of our Nation's Capital....

The annual first Saturday in June
"Out
on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"
(www.OUTonTheDanceFloor.org)

What: A UNIQUE EVENT TO CELEBRATE DANCE AND DIVERSITY
**********FREE EVENT***********

For who: For everyone of all races, religions, ages, genders, and orientations of affection.
Leave the labels outside the door and get “Out on the Dance Floor”!

- Mini-classes in all of the social dances: Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Rueda, Swing, Country/Western, Argentine Tango, Flamenco, Disco/Hustle and more!...
- Opportunities of awareness in the goals of different charities available to us, plus opportunities for those who care to sponsor &/or solicit donations or sponsorships for any charitable organization(s) of choice.
- Dance performances and demonstrations PLUS! “Dancing with the DC Stars” mini dance competitions with winners chosen by audience applause
- Food and drink
- A silent auction 100% benefiting PFLAG, DC. Donations to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
- More fun, dancing and entertainment in one event than one can possibly imagine
- Dress will be “Dress to Impress” casual, although formal and semi-formal is always welcome and encouraged

Where: Renaissance Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church, DC
400 I St., SW, Washington, DC
½ block from Waterfront Metro Stop on Green Line
Some parking available

When: Saturday, June 2nd, 7 – 10pm (leaving PLENTY of time for clubbing or Two Stepping ‘til dawn at Remington’s on Capital Hill)
Why: Our objective is to encourage people of all ages, genders, orientations, both singles and couples as well as same-gender couples, disabled wheel chair dancers and the seeing & hearing-impaired to get more comfortable dancing together in public and to get

"Out On The Dance Floor"

Make plans in the future to join us for a dance event unlike any ever before experienced in the shadow of our Nation's Capital. With room for only about 300 guests, reserve your tickets early at TerryChasteen@hotmail.com. Visit www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org or www.DancingWithTheDCStars.com for more details as they become available.

The first annual "Out On The Dance Floor Charity Ball", was a first-of-it's kind, FREE, and "guaranteed to be entertaining & educational" Dance-&-Learn event in conjunction with Westminster Presbyterian Church, DC (www.WestminsterDC.org), PLFAG DC (www.pflagdc.org) and DC's Ballroom, Latin, Disco/hustle, C/W and Swing DanceSport team "Lambda DanceSPORT DC" (www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org) and Terry Chasteen’s International DanceSport & Entertainment (www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com). The date of the event is Saturday, June 2nd from 7pm-10pm (leaving plenty of time remaining to go two-stepping or clubbing 'til dawn) in the Renaissance Hall of Westminster Presbyterian, 400 I St., SW, WDC; ½ block from Waterfront Metro Stop on Green Line. Limited parking is available for the disabled in addition to street parking.

"Dress to Impress casual" in any style, including Latin, Country/Western, Swing or Lindy Hop, etc, although semi-formal and formal styles are always welcome and encouraged. Absolutely no previous experience and dance partner are necessary as partners will be switched throughout the evening in classes and encouraged by everyone during the open dancing. The teachers and Lambda DanceSport DC will have plenty of assistants and experienced amateur dancers available throughout the event to help those who are newcomers in their dancing. And once again, the official admission is "FREE"!

EXTENDED EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Our objective is to encourage people of all ages, genders, orientations, both singles and couples as well as mixed-gender and same-gender couples, disabled wheel chair dancers and the seeing & hearing-impaired to get more comfortable dancing together in public and to get "Out on the Dance Floor". There will be MANY brand new beginner dancers attending, plus many without dance partners. Consequently for those who have always felt uncomfortable in the dance environment, this is your chance to overcome that with more experienced dance assistance available to everyone in the company of numerous others who are probably of the same level of inexperience.

The evening will include:
(1) Mini-classes throughout in many of the social dances of Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Rueda, Swing, Tango, Flamenco, Disco/Hustle, Country Two Step and more!...(we might even teach a segment of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to start preparing you early for Halloween). We'll have plenty of dance teachers and experienced assistants available to help everyone with questions about their dancing both during and between instruction. And not to worry if you don't have any previous dance experience or don't have a dance partner. Almost everyone attending will be brand new beginners in one dance or another and we'll be switching partners during the beginner level mini-classes in each chosen dance style.

(2) "Dancing with the DC Stars" Mini dance competitions (www.DancingWithTheDCStars.com) will take place after each mini-class for that dance style in Ballroom Foxtrot, Swing, Country Two Step, Disco/Hustle and Salsa (and maybe a Robo-Cha Cha contest if time permits).
The mini-dance competitions are open to everyone and winners will be chosen by audience applause (so bring your loudest and most obnoxious friends and family members to be on your cheering squad).

(3) Opportunities of awareness in the goals of different charities and non-profits will be available, plus opportunities for those who care to sponsor &/or solicit donations or sponsorships for any charitable organization(s) of choice. There will be space available to display information for your favorite charity, non-profit or sports team, so feel free to bring and display anything relative to your favorite charity or Team DC sport and it's upcoming events.

(4) Dance performances and demonstrations plus several “Dancing with the DC Stars” mini-competitions will also take place in numerous dance styles, including:

(A) Salsa Rueda by Mein Samala's new Rueda formation team SonMas, followed by a Casino Rueda mini-class and another Rueda performance by

(B) Ernesto Reyes' formation team SAOCO DC (www.saocodc.com) PLUS a “Dancing with the DC Stars” mini Salsa competition,

(C) An authentic Brazilian Samba performance by Danielle Areco from Sao Paulo in full Brazilian Carnaval costume and followed by a class in the fun and energetic Brazilian dance (my personal favorite...) the "Axe" (contact Danielle at www.BrazilLatino.com),

(D) Ballroom performances in all 5 International Ballroom dances in short competition style sequences of Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz followed by a class in social Foxtrot a “Dancing with the DC Stars” Foxtrot mini-competition,

(E) A Flamenco performance and beginner level Flamenco rhythm exercise by Flamenco dancer/teacher/choreographer Estella Valez and her performance team "Furia Flamenca" (www.furia-flamenca.com),

(F) A Disco/Salsa performance by the middle-schoolers of "The Dancing Kids' Network" and their adult partners to music of "DreamGirls" (www.DancingKidsNetwork.org),

(G) A Two Step demonstration/performance by Terry Chasteen & Danielle Areco, followed by a mini-Two Step class and "Dancing with the DC Stars" competition plus

(H) A possible Argentine Tango demonstration and mini-class not yet confirmed.

(I) An East Coast or single-time Swing demonstration and mini-class followed by another “Dancing with the DC Stars” Swing competition and finally

(J) And lastly a mini-class and “Dancing with the DC Stars” competition in Disco/Hustle.

All of the above intermingled with periods of general dancing and practice in what everyone has learned, along with the assistance of many experienced amateur dancers and teachers in each dance style.

(5) Light food, including a cheese tray and crudites will be available for everyone in the basement level for those who need a break between classes, performances and dancing, plus soft drinks and bottled water if preferred will be available for sale.

(6) A silent auction with 100% benefiting PFLAG, DC. Anyone having auction items to donate may contact TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

(7) More music, dancing and entertainment in one event than one can possibly imagine.

(8) Dress will include "Dress to Impress Casual" in any style (Latin, Swing, Country, Drag) although formal and semi-formal are always welcome and encouraged.

With room for only about 300 guests maximum in attendance, plan to make reservations with TerryChasteen@yahoo.com just to be safe.

We hope you'll make plans to join us "Out On The Dance Floor" on Saturday June 2nd, 2007 during the first annual Washington DC "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball", a dance event unlike anything ever before experienced in the shadow of our Nation's Capitol. Any updates or more detailed information will be available at www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org.
Again any team or non-profit organization wishing to make use of this events as a fundraiser by making a team outing of it and inviting those in their spheres of influence for a suggested donation may do so at will. Just have them send the donations to you in advance or have someone at the event to accept the donations for your organization. Also any charitable donations to the organization of choice of donors are also encouraged.

Visit
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.com
for an upcoming similar event....
"Dancing with the DC Stars"
Out on The Dance Floor at Freedom Plaza
(exact
date to-be-announced)
pending to take place at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Ave.
in front of the Mayor's office
(Click here)

 

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(4). Future upcoming Fridays...100% BRAZILIAN PARTIES - Music, Dancing and a Brazilian Samba performance!

 

ONLY-ONLY-ONLY The best of Brazilian Music and dance By nosso Furacao Brasileiro
DANIELLE ARECO & other Beautiful Passista Performing RIO CARNAVAL SAMBA around Midnight.

Print this email to qualify for discount
OPEN 10 PM - TICKET: $10
BRAZILIAN & WORLD'S MUSIC
ID A MUST: SHE 18+ HE 21+
DRESS TO IMPRESS
And come to Have FUN!
Te vejo por la galera.

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(5). The complete Monday through Sunday weekly dance class schedule in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country/Western, Argentine Tango, Disco/Hustle, Casino Rueda and more.

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(6).

Try to join us again this and
EVERY SUNDAY
for

The weekly
Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties and Classes

(All of our social events, which always include some type of training for beginners, are a GREAT way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events at no extra cost to you! We'll have several teachers available throughout the night to help get ALL of your family and friends dancing.

THE COMPLETE WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHEDULE INCLUDES:

12:30pm - 1:15pm Drop-in International Latin technique for all levels taught by Jonathon (GQ) Bowers.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner "Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for grade-school, high-school & middle-school aged kids to learn with the adults the dances and routine choreography to the dance music of the latest musical phenomenon of the Silver Screen, "Dreamgirls". (This class will focus on material for a future performance Showcase at the Chevy Chase Ballroom plus at other local charitable events for those who may care to participate [Showcase participation is not required to take the class]). Purchase of a 10-class dance card at $75.00 required per child to assure consistency of participation.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for parents and other adults plus "Red Hot Ballroom" grade-school and high-school & middle-school aged kids (will include other Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa and Disco/Hustle dances that are not part of the "Dreamgirls" Soundtrack performance at 1:00pm).

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 2PM:

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner drop-in Black-tie and Wedding Social Ballroom, Latin, Swing &/or Dsico/Hustle taught by Terry Chasteen.


3:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-in beginner and intermediate/advanced Country / Western Two Step and/or Swing patterns and technique (2 teachers at once) taught by Terry & assisted by Mein. (additional C/W Two Step and/or Waltz is also available in 2 levels on Saturday afternoons at 12:30pm). We will eventually teach you some HOT! competition level Texas Two Step, Country Waltz and clogging patterns that you won't see in DC unless the pro's come to town!

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 3PM:

3:00pm - 4:00pm Beginner to intermediate drop-in East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and/or Jive.

PLUS WITH DANIELLE ARECO AT 5:00PM:

5:00pm - 6:00pm Authentic Brazilian Samba taught by Danielle Areco, a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo including ladies' and men's styling and numerous HOT! moves that you can use at Mardi Gras events and in the clubs - Carnaraval & Gafieira at 3pm.

6:00pm - 7:00pm Brazilian Dance Mix classes - Lambada, Forro and Axe at 4pm.
(Which will gradually change over time to include Samba Rock, Brazilian Bolero, Pagode, Vanerao, etc...prepare for the monthly Chevy Chase Ballroom "Carnival Dance-&-Learn Parties" with a Samba demonstration performance and dancing.

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 4PM:

4:00pm - 5:00pm Salsa Beginner, intermediate and advanced dips, drops and tricks in Salsa on 1 taught by Terry and a second teacher (two teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).

FUTURE CLASS TO-BE-ANNOUNCED:
4:00pm - 5:00pm Salsa on 2 (Mambo) Beginner, intermediate and advanced coming soon (date and instructor to-be-announced) (two teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).


5:00pm - 6:00pm Social Cha Cha New Sunday Class..for Salsa dancers:
Every Sunday - Terry Chasteen's infamous 150 mile-an-hour, knock-down, drag-out, including-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Cha Cha Cha patterns "To-Die-For" in the Salsa clubs. New Drop-in Beg and Intermediate to Advanced International and American style Cha Cha during our weekly "Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Dance Parties & classes". This class will eventually Include 2 teachers in beginner and intermediate levels as needed. ($12.00 per person or FREE for anyone taking the earlier Brazilian Samba or Salsa classes or the 6:00pm Argentine Tango or intermediate Casino Rueda classes)

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME AT 5PM and 6PM:

5:00pm & 6:00pm Beginner (5pm), Intermediate (6pm) and advanced Casino Rueda in studio B taught at the same time by Ernesto Reyes and the very talented SAOCO DC Rueda performance team.

6:00pm - 7:30pm Weekly Drop-in beginner & intermediate Argentine Tango followed by Tango practica in studio A (2 levels at once taught by Arnaud Lucas & Bella Sterling).


7:30pm - 10:30pm teacher-assisted Salsa, Salsa Rueda and Argentine Tango dancing during the Sunday Salsa, Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social dance party. Open dancing in studio "B" to the "BEST" Salsa, Rueda and Latin music and in studio "A" to the Best in Argentine Tango.

ADMISSION: $12.00 for the first Sunday class, $19.00 for two Sunday classes before 5:00pm, $25.00 for 3 classes and $30.00 for 4 Sunday classes before 5:00pm. The Salsa Rueda classes are separately priced at $12.00, which includes all 3 levels for those who qualify.

Admission fee for beginner/intermediate Argentine Tango (two levels at once) is $15.00 from 6-7:30pm followed by dancing in studio "A" until 19:30pm (or you may use Terry's 10-class dance card for Tango at $95.00, which is good toward any of Terry, Danielle and Mein's Drop-in Chevy Chase Ballroom classes throughout the week or weekend).

Terry Chasteen’s "International DanceSPORT & Entertainment"
We take pride in offering you the absolute “BEST” in social dance training with the most highly trained and professional associate teachers, along with the most flexible and affordable arrangements anywhere in Metropolitan Washington DC.

Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
(the web site for the annual first Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball")



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(7). premiered this week Monday at 8/7c
The season Premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars' returns with two-hour premiere! This time, viewers get two weeks of dance performances before sending a star home in the first results show (March 27 at 9/8c). Click on the graphic for details in progress.

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(9). Learn Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine in it's entirety (not just a watered-down "for-white-guys-who-can't-really-dance" version...) during any of our Dance-&-Learn Party or Sunday Social events by request. Contact TerryChasteen@hotmail.com or visit www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com .



(Check out this link on YouTube!...)

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(10).

Black History


The incomparable
Nicholas Brothers

and
Frankie Manning
The Ambassador of Lindy Hop

Click on the above photos...

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(11). LATE SATURDAY MORNING TIMES "Red Hot Ballroom", on Sat mornings at 10:30am plus early Sun afternoons at 2pm with the adults, and Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30pm, including Ballroom, Latin, Hustle & Swing social dancing plus etiquette training for the kids

SATURDAY - 10:30AM
SUNDAY - 2:00PM WITH ADULTS
WEDNESDAYS - 5:30PM
FRIDAYS - 5:30PM
SATURDAYS - 6:00PM (ONLY WHEN ENOUGH RSVP AT 6PM)
:RED HOT BALLROOM" CLASSES FOR THE KIDS.....

for the next youth showcase performance at the Chevy Chase Ballroom and other upcoming DanceSport events in 2007 (including my June 2nd one-of-it's-kind "Out On The Dance Floor Charity Ball", The Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships over New Year's weekend and possible performances in other local charitable and DanceSport events in the Wasington Metropolitan area. (New 5:30pm Wednesday and Friday "Red Hot Ballroom" classes to learn choreography to the latest musical phenomenon of the Silver Screen, "Dreamgirls", in addition to the ongoing 2:00pm Sunday class with adults and 10:30am Saturday classes...
With participation in any two classes on the same day by the kids the second class with the adults is only half price for those who can take two hours at once by also taking the adult Black-tie and Wedding Ballroom & Swing classes right after "Red Hot Ballroom" (or any second class in the same day, including Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Texas Two Step, Swing, etc). They'll be able to progress a lot faster that way in the other Ballroom and Latin dances (though my hope is that the kids will hold back their talents a little and not deliberately embarrass the adults...at least pretend like you're having trouble once in awhile, even wen you're not...).

 

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Nobody asked for my opinion...BUT...

(12) The condescending and discriminatory remarks by the Chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace are not only unquestionably inappropriate for someone in his position considering the separation of Church and State in this country. but also damaging to the morale and productivity of the thousands of gay and lesbian service members, an estimated 65,000 to be exact, who are both presently in or are planning to serve in the United States Armed Forces.....

...But then that is just my opinion....

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(13) Monthly Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom include Saturday, July 28th & August 25th at the Chevy Chase Ballroom including:
(A) STUDIO B at 7pm - Beginner & Intermed Salsa &/or Rueda classes in studio B from 9:15pm-9:45pm followed by Salsa & Rueda DANCING 'til 1:00am.
(B) STUDIO A from 7pm - 10pm Beginner Ballroom and/or Brazilian Samba mini-classes at
8pm and dancing until 10:00pm
(C) STUDIO A 10PM - 1:00AM Argentine Tango mini-classes and ARGENTINE TANGO DANCING from 10pm - 1:00am.

Numerous classes in all of the Ballroom, Latin and Swing dances from 9:00pm and dancing to 10:30pm, plus another Rueda party in studio B and/or a later Argentine Tango Milonga in studio A at 10:30pm. Other monthly Dance-&-Learn Parties on March 24th and every 4th Saturday in 2007 at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.
The PERFECT! way to celebrate Birthdays, Anniversaries and other Special Events.

ADMISSION: $12.00 per person for any and all parts of the event (including mini-classes, refreshments, performance and PRACTICE AND DANCING in any one or all dance styles of both studios) plus $10.00 for full-time students. $2.00 discount for those who RSVP by sending the email addresses of those attending to TerryChasteen@Yahoo.com. Each will then receive a return admission email copy to present at the door (you must bring the returned RSVP email copy to qualify for any discounts so we know how much food, etc is needed in advance. It will be prevent taking time going through lists at the door to find names of people that aren't in alphabetical order to determine who has and has not RSVP'd).

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(14). Social Cha Cha for Salsa dancers...a new Sunday Beginner to intermediate Cha Cha class for Salsa dancers...
5:00pm-6:00pm - Every Sunday - Terry Chasteen's infamous 150 mile-an-hour, knock-down, drag-out, including-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Cha Cha patterns "To-Die-For" in the Salsa clubs.
New Drop-in Beg and eventually Intermediate to Advanced International and American style Cha Cha during our weekly "Sunday Salsa, Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Dance Party & classes". Will include 2 teachers in beginner and intermediate levels as needed and taught by the self-proclaimed "Maniac of Cha Cha"...ME! (Terry Chasteen). (This is one of the first dances I learned as a fledgeling dance teacher trainee in 1969 at OSU [and yes that was before many of your PARENTS! were even born...so listen to your elders...] and I have always LOVED! this dance! I have over 3 1/2 decades of both International and American style Cha Cha patterns up my sleeve that I "CAN'T WAIT" to teach! (so I'll eventually have more people to torture with them on the dance floor...).

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(15). ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVING A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENT COMING UP?
Our Dance-&-Learn Parties and the Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Socials at the Chevy Chase Ballroom are perfect opportunities to celebrate any birthday, anniversary or special event in a very special way...by DANCING!

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(14). Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops on the last Saturday of each month at 11:15am.

 

We'll change your dancing style from a "Couple of Swells" to

(Fred Astaire and Judy Garland dancing to "A Couple of Swells" in the 1948 film "Easter Parade")

"The Barclays of Broadway"!!...
(Fred Astailre and Ginger Rogers in "The Barclays of Broadway, 1949)

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(17). New Saturday and Sunday beginner & intermediate/advanced Country / Western Two Step, Swing and/or line dance classes taught by Terry & assisted by Mein
( And hurry, before the classes fill up!!)

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(18). Give a gift certificate of dance in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle, Tango, Salsa or Rueda and more....A gift that will last a lifetime, and one that gives again and again, every time the music starts to play. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/GiftCertificates.htm.

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(17). Private dance coaching is always available in all of the Ballroom, Latin, Country/Western, Hustle and Swing dances by appointment, whether for social dancing, your "Honor Dance" for your wedding, future competition or for showcase performances.

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(18).
WATCH FOR AN UPCOMING "SUNDAY MAMBO MANIA" WORKSHOP IN SALSA ON-2, NEW YORK STYLE (MAMBO) IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO BE TAUGHT BY ONE OF THE "Masters of Mambo" IN DC, MANUEL MARTINEZ (DATE AND TIME TO-BE-ANNOUNCED).
You'll learn some of Manuel's HOT! shines and turn patterns plus technique and styling that will make you look even HOTTER than Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray in the movie classic "Dirty Dancing"! (exact workshop date(s) to-be-announced)

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(19) June 2nd .... we hope you didn't miss ...The 2007

"Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"

Make plans well in advance to join us each year on the first Saturday in June
for a unique and "One-Of-It's-Kind" dance experience to benefit your favorite
non-profit, unlike ever before witnessed in
Metropolitan Washington DC during the

First Annual
"Out
on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"
(Visit www.OUTonTheDanceFloor.org)

By the "Westminster Presbyterian GLBT Alliance" (www.westminsterdc.org), as well as DC's LGBT and Friends' Ballroom, Salsa & Latin, Disco/hustle, C/W and Swing dance organization "Lambda DanceSPORT DC" (www.DanceTeamDC.us), PLFAG DC (www.pflagdc.org) and Terry Chasteen's International DanceSPORT & Entertainment Co. (www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com). Mark your calandar well in advance so as not to miss a single moment of this unforgetable, non-stop dance night; destined to be an event unlike any ever before experienced by the dance community of Metropolitan Washington DC.
Included in the plans are proposed mini-classes in all of the social dance styles (Ballroom, Social Latin, Brazilian Samba, Disco/Hustle, Salsa & Rueda, Swing, C/W, Argentine Tango and more...), plus some incredible and "Not-to-be-Missed" dance performances and demonstrations, mini-dance competitions in Texas Two Step, Salsa, Swing and Ballroom and LAST but certainly NOT LEAST, the first annual Washington DC "Out On The Dance Floor Robo-Cha Cha DanceSport Championhips", all of which are open for everyone to enter and all of the winners of which will be determined by audience applause (so invite your loudest and most obnoxious friends, relatives and family members to be on your cheering squad).

Wwe can GUARANTEE that everyone attending of all ages and from all walks of life will enjoy MORE FUN, MORE ENTERTAINMENT, MORE MUSIC and MORE DANCING in one night than one can possibly imagine. This DanceSport event will be unlike anything ever before experienced in the shadow of our Nation's Capitol. It's a first-time event that you definitely won't want to miss.
Check back regularly at
www.OUTonTheDanceFloor.org for updated information as it becomes available. Again we all really need to make more of an effort to encourage more Washingtonians from all walks of life to start socializing more frequently with each other by dancing "Out On The Dance Floor!!"
Everyone of all age groups is welcome and encouraged from kids to senior citizens and oh and did I mention the admission? The admission is
"FREE
!!"... though any donations and corporate sponsorships to any of our (or your) chosen charities will definitely be appreciated. Those who care to may download pledge forms at www.pleasedancewithme.com/outonthedancefloorballpledgeform.htm and turn them in with checks or funds. 100% of any donations, silent auction sales and corporate or individual sponsorships will go directly to the charitable foundations, so checks that are turned in may be made out directly to the recieving 501c3 charity(s) or to the Westminster Foundation to be distributed equally among our selected 501c3 charities. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Join the efforts of some of our favorite Red Carpet icons of both today and years past along with the millions of others worldwide who unselfishly spend a major portion of their time every year helping to support their favorite non-profits to benefit others.


We hope you'll make plans well in advance to join us "Out On The Dance Floor"
on Saturday June 2nd, 2007 during the first annual Wasington DC

"Out
on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"!!

And keep your eyes peeled for another
AIDS and Cancer Learn-to-Dance-Athon
in downtown DC in 2007, which will take place
once again after having been on hold since 2004.

 

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
(the web site for the annual first Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball")

 

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Try to join us again
EVERY SUNDAY
for the weekly

"Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba, Ballroom & Swing and Argentine Tango Social Dance Parties and classes"

THE COMPLETE WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHEDULE INCLUDES:

Terry Chasteen’s "International DanceSPORT & Entertainment"
We take pride in offering you the absolute “BEST” in social dance training with the most highly trained and professional associate teachers, along with the most flexible and affordable arrangements anywhere in Metropolitan Washington DC.

Contact:
Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com,
Terry@InternationalDanceSPORT.net
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
(the web site for the June 2nd "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball")


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The annual first Saturday in June

"Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"

We hope you made it on Saturday, June 2nd, 2007
for a unique and "One-Of-It's-Kind" dance experience, unlike ever before
witnessed in Metropolitan Washington DC during the

First Annual
"Out
on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"
(Visit www.OUTonTheDanceFloor.org)

which will be held each year on the first weekend of June by the "Westminster Presbyterian GLBT Alliance" (www.westminsterdc.org), as well as DC's LGBT and Friends' Ballroom, Salsa & Latin, Disco/hustle, C/W and Swing dance organization "Lambda DanceSPORT DC" (www.DanceTeamDC.us), PLFAG DC (www.pflagdc.org) and Terry Chasteen's International DanceSPORT & Entertainment Co. (www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com). Mark your calandar well in advance so as not to miss a single moment of this unforgetable, non-stop dance night; destined to be an event unlike any ever before experienced by the dance community of Metropolitan Washington DC.
Included in the plans are proposed mini-classes in all of the social dance styles (Ballroom, Social Latin, Brazilian Samba, Disco/Hustle, Salsa & Rueda, Swing, C/W, Argentine Tango and more...), plus some incredible and "Not-to-be-Missed" dance performances and demonstrations, mini-dance competitions in Texas Two Step, Salsa, Swing and Ballroom and LAST but certainly NOT LEAST, the first annual Washington DC "Out On The Dance Floor Robo-Cha Cha DanceSport Championhips", all of which are open for everyone to enter and all of the winners of which will be determined by audience applause (so invite your loudest and most obnoxious friends, relatives and family members to be on your cheering squad).
Also provided will be refreshments and food, information and awareness opportunities for numerous non-profits and charitable organizations, plus a silent auction and sponsorship and donation program, 100% of which will benefit a number of selected charitable recipients which are being considered such as PFLAG DC (www.pflagdc.org), Katie Couric's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (www.eifoundation.org/national/nccra/splash/ ), Mary Tyler Moore's Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) (www.jdrf.org/ ), Oprah's Angel Network (www.oprahsangelnetwork.org/oan/Home), The Elton John AIDS Foundation (www.ejaf.org), the favorite charity of spokesperson Marlo Thomas - St Jude's Children Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), Children's Hospital of Washington DC (www.dcchildrens.com), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) (www.michaeljfox.org), Whitman-Walker Clinic (www.wwc.org), the Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer (www.mautnerproject.org), The Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (www.Komen.org), the World Children's Fund (www.worldchildrensfund.org) and/or any other charitable organization preferred by each individual donor or corporate sponsor in the name of the "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball". If you have a favorite 501c3 organization that isn't included in our list, we would be happy to consider it. After all, one of the goals of the "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" is to create awareness of the many charitable organizations working for the benefit of the millions who are not as fortunate as most of us and in need of assistance, in addition to letting people know how they can assist in helping to support them financially and otherwie. We plan to have space available on site for our selected charitable organizations to display materials and information about their goals and efforts.
Since every dime of the donated funds will go directly to the
selected charity(s), checks may be made directly to each chosen foundation. If you would like to make a silent auction donation or become an individual or a corporate sponsor...or just as importantly, to volunteer your time before and/or during the event, contact TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.
Lastly we will be providing an opportunity for everyone in the Washington Metropolitan area to experience more fun, more entertainment, more music and more dancing in one night than one could possibly imagine...and THAT is a PROMISE!! Singles, couples, same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing impaired are welcome. Limited ASL will be available and both blind, deaf and weelchair dancers are encouraged to attend. We hope to have performances available by "Show Time" in all three dance areas of blind, deaf and wheelchair dancers alike. We guarantee that all of those attending will all have as much fun as those who see and hear and are able-bodied.
Required dress will be formal or semi-formal consisting of (1) black-tie, (2) suit or jacket and tie or (3) white tie and tails, plus formal gown or formal drag (no campy worn out drag costumes, please. We want everyone to look fabulous for all of the media who will be attending...and we guarantee there will be TONS! of media attending from every TV and radio news channel and newspaper in the Wasington DC metropolitan area...).
Also not to worry if you're not already dancing or don't have a dance partner. A major portion of attendees will be brand new beginners and we'll be switching partners througout the night during the mini-classes and worksops. Plus we'll have plenty of dance teachers and assistants available to help those with questions about their dancing both during and between instruction.
Invite "ALL" of your friends and family members to join us and encourage everyone to come together to enjoy and celebrate these incredible gifts of music and dance and to participate from all aspects of Metropolitan Washington.
With room for only about 300 guests maximum to attend, plan to make your reservations early at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com. This event is still in the infancy of it's planning and nothing is yet written in stone, so we are open to any suggestions and of course in volunteers. However even at this early stage of our planning, we can alreadty GUARANTEE that everyone attending of all ages and from all walks of life will enjoy MORE FUN, MORE ENTERTAINMENT, MORE MUSIC and MORE DANCING in one night than one can possibly imagine. This DanceSport event will be unlike anything ever before experienced in the shadow of our Nation's Capitol. It's a first-time event that you definitely won't want to miss.
Check back regularly at
www.OUTonTheDanceFloor.org for updated information as it becomes available. Again we all really need to make more of an effort to encourage more Washingtonians from all walks of life to start socializing more frequently with each other by dancing "Out On The Dance Floor!!"
Everyone of all age groups is welcome and encouraged from kids to senior citizens and oh and did I mention the admission? The admission is
"FREE
!!"... though any donations and corporate sponsorships to any of our (or your) chosen charities will definitely be appreciated. We encourage everyone, including the kids, to contact their friends, teachers, family members and/or business associates to obtain pledges to their chosen charitable organizations, though that is definitely not a requirement to attend. Those who care to may download pledge forms at www.pleasedancewithme.com/outonthedancefloorballpledgeform.htm and turn them in with checks or funds. 100% of any donations, silent auction sales and corporate or individual sponsorships will go directly to the charitable foundations, so checks that are turned in may be made out directly to the recieving 501c3 charity(s) or to the Westminster Foundation to be distributed equally among our selected 501c3 charities. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

Join the efforts of some of our favorite Red Carpet icons of both today and years past along with the millions of others worldwide who unselfishly spend a major portion of their time every year helping to support their favorite non-profits to benefit others.


We hope you'll make plans well in advance to join us "Out On The Dance Floor"
on Saturday June 2nd, 2007 during the first annual Wasington DC

"Out
on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"!!

And keep your eyes peeled for another
AIDS and Cancer Learn-to-Dance-Athon
in downtown DC in 2007, which will take place
once again after having been on hold since 2004.

 

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

Terry Chasteen's "International DanceSPORT and Entertainment"
Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
(the web site for the annual first Saturday in June "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball")


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Nobody asked for my opinion...BUT...

I. Re: The condescending and discriminatory remarks by the Chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace were not only inappropriate but also damaging to the morale and productivity of the thousands of gay and lesbian service members who are both presently in and planning to join the US Armed Forces (an estimated 65,000 to be exact).
I personally can't imagine how after such public derogatory comments anyone who is gay or lesbian in any division of the US Armed Forces can continue to put their lives on the line, be forced into a closet, be disallowed to speak about who they really are and then expected to put up with such a public brow-beating and having to tolerate such these blatant, condescending, discriminatory remarks from their superior officer. Their superior officer whom they are supposed to depend upon for support I might add.
For their sake, I would personally like to see the man removed from his position like the rest of the incompetents who are finally being exposed in this God-awful administration. You can't really admonish him and leave him in charge as it would affect his effectiveness in such a high position of command. But his effectiveness has been compromised anyway by his inconsiderate and thoughtless remarks. So my vote is to send him down the same road as so many of those of the Bush administration are going...right along with Gonzales, Rumsfeld, Rove and the lot of them....

It's confirmed that there has been a Sharp Drop in Gays Discharged From Military Tied obviously to the War Need; approximately 1/2 from 1,200 in 2001 to 600 in 2006.
After these recent remarks by General Pace, it would serve the holier-than-thou right to have every one of the gay and lesbian Service Members, all 65,000 of them at once, march into their respective headquarters and ask to be sent home because they're gay and can't work under such conditions. Then let's see how important don't ask, don't tell really is.

...But then that's just my opinion....

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(1) "Thriller" performed on Fox 5 at 9AM today PLUS National TV seeking "Thriller" dancers (2) Sunday St Patrick's weekend Salsa/Rueda, Brazilian Samba, Ballroom, Swing, Tango, Disco/Hustle & Hip Hop Classes plus Dance Party (including Brazilain Samba performance in costume?). (3) Flamenco Show on Mar 31 at Dance Place, NE (4) Dance-&-Learn Parties on Sat Mar 24, Fri Apr 13 , Sat Apr 28 (5) New "Red Hot Ballroom" classes for the kids on Saturdays at 6pm. Ballroom & rhythm dances to the "Dreamgirls" Soundtrack (at 7:30pm many who came out for an INCREDIBLE!! Carnaval & Mardi Gras weekend in spite of the snow and cold last Saturday at the National Zoo (between 500 and 600 in attendance) and again on Sunday at the Chevy Chase Ballroom (packed studios of both Argentine Tango dancers in studio A and Salsa & Rueda dancers in studio B)! We have another AFTER CARNIVAL SATURDAY PARTY (SABADO DE ALELUIA - SATURDAY OF ALLELUIA) this Saturday, Feb 24th during the DANCE-&-LEARN PARTY...to include:

(1) Salsa & Rueda in studio B (beginner & intermediate mini-classes from 8pm-8:45pm plus dancing until 1:00am),
(2) Ballroom or Swing, Brazilian Samba & Social Latin dances in studio A (beginner mini-classes and dancing in all 4 styles from 8pm - 10pm) then,
(3) Argentine Tango dancing in studio A from 10pm-1:00am (beginner Tango mini-classes and practica plus dancing from 10pm-1:00am).
Refreshments and snacks, deserts and plenty of DANCING provided. No previous dance experience or partner necessary.

PLUS DOOR PRIZES AND PRIZES FOR BEST "SABADO DE ALELUIA" CARNAVAL COSTUMES!
Door prizes of 5-class dance cards and prizes for the best Carnaval costume (determined by audience applause so invite your loudest and most obnoxious friends, relatives and family members to be on your cheering squad).

 

 

ADMISSION: $12.00 per person for any and all parts of the event (including mini-classes, refreshments, performance and practice and dancing in any one or all dance styles of both studios) less $2.00 discount for those who RSVP by sending the email addresses of those attending to TerryChasteen@Yahoo.com. Each will then receive a return admission email copy to present at the door (you must bring the returned RSVP email copy to qualify for any discounts so we know how much food, etc is needed in advance. It is too time consuming at the door to go through lists of people that aren't in alphabetical order to determine who has and has not RSVP'd).

FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER BRAZILIAN SAMBA PERFORMANCE IN FULL COSTUME BY DANIELLE ARECO IN STUDIO "A" BETWEEN 10PM AND MIDNIGHT!

 

Plus they have "Christmas in July", don't they? Well why not Carnaval & Mardi Gras in March...and April ...and May?! I have a feeling it's going to be an out-of-control SAMBISTA 2007...
SO DON'T BOTHER PUTTING YOUR YOUR FEATHERS
AND MASKS IN THE BACK OF THE CLOSET!



STILL WANTED... wedding couples to dance Michael Jackson's "Thriller" routine possibly on National TV!
(Check out this link on YouTube!...)

 

Terry Chasteen's "DC DanceSPORT News"


New Brazilian Samba times on Tuesdays at 7pm every Tuesday in February.

 

WANTED: DREAMGIRLS...AND BOYS.....

for the next youth showcase performance at the Chevy Chase Ballroom and other upcoming DanceSport events in 2007 (including my June 2nd one-of-it's-kind "Out On The Dance Floor Charity Ball", The Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships over New Year's weekend and possible performances in other local charitable and DanceSport events in the Wasington Metropolitan area. (New 1:00pm Sunday "Red Hot Ballroom" class to learn choreography to the latest musical phenomenon of the Silver Screen, "Dreamgirls", in addition to the ongoing 2:00pm Sunday class and 10:30am Saturday classes...

 

THANKS! for an unbelievable Mardi Gras and Carnaval weekend!!!

 

With 500 to 600 in attendance at our Saturday, February 17th Carnaval at
The National Zoo




We are proud to announce that 100% of all proceeds from this event support the
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation program,
helping to save this endangered species in its native habitat in Rio de Janerio....


followed by our Sunday, Carnaval and Mardi Gras party during the Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social, that included classes and dancing until 11pm.

 




Classes all day long in all of the Ballroom, social and competitive Latin, Swing, Country/Western, Salsa & Rueda, Dico/Hustle, Argentine Tango and more followed by refreshments, performances and plenty of dancing with two studios going at once in all styles of dance music by request (plus the Micael Jackson "Thriller" routine for thos who DARE to even try it...).

(I'm bringing the new TV, so anyone who wants to can still watch the Acadamy Awards® in studio B between dancing!)


FLASH!!!

"Inside Edition" has called about doing a story on wedding dancers of "Michael Jackson's Thriller" on National TV. ...we'll teach you! (yes!...another 15-minute "Claim-to-Fame" on National TV! ....
(Check out this link on YouTube!...)

 

 

Black History Month - February 2007


The incomparable
Nicholas Brothers

and
Frankie Manning
The Ambassador of Lindy Hop

 

Topics covered in this issue:

 

 

 

 

It was an INCREDIBLE! Mardi Gras and Carnaval dance month with events on Saturday, Feb 17th and at the National Zoo and Sunday, Feb 18th at the Chevy Chase Ballroom!!!

SO WHY STOP NOW?
Come to an after-Carnaval "SABADO DE ALELUIA" - SATURADY OF ALLELUIA
Dance-&-Learn Party on Saturday, Feb 24th at the Chevy Chase Ballroom!

(1). new Tuesday classes in Authentic Brazilian Samba and other Brazilian dances for both men and women for dancing to that incredible Brazilian music (time: 7pm - 8pm right after work followed by Carnival videos in studio A 'til 8:30pm).

(2).


The house was packed on Sunday, February 18th for a Carnaval and Mardi Gras party during the Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentine Tango and Brazilian Samba Social, including classes and dancing from 1:00pm until 11pm.





 


featuring a performance by Danielle Areco of Art In Motion Events and Entertainment

 

 

 


The weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentine Tango and Brazilian Samba Social

Join Danielle Areco for Brazilian Samba, SAOCO Rueda Dance Team for Casino Rueda of all levels between 5 & 7:30, Terry for Ballroom, Salsa on 1 and Cha Cha, Arnaud & Bella for Argentine Tango and Terry & Mein for Texas Two Step, Waltz and Swing. The event includes classes all day from 2pm to 7:30pm in all of the Ballroom, Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian Samba, Argentune Tango, Social Latin and C/W dances followed by dancing and practice (free to anyone taking any Sunday class). Or join us just for dancing after 7:30pm until (??...).We may even have a Brazilian Samba performance (to-be-announced) by Danielle Areco's Brazil Latino Events and entertainment (or we may learn a segment of my favorite...the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine...for those who DARE to even try it...). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/salsasocial.htm for additional details as they become available.

ADMISSION: $12.00 for the first class, $19.00 for two Sunday classes before 5:00pm, $25.00 for 3 classes and $30.00 for 4 Sunday classes before 5:00pm. The Salsa Rueda classes, which are $12.00 for all 3 qualifying levels and beginner/intermediate Argentine Tango, which is $15.00 from 6-7:30pm (or you may use Terry's 10-class dance card at $95.00 good toward any of Terry's Chevy Chase Ballroom classes throughout the week or weekend). Less $2.00 discount for those who send a copy of this notice from www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com or a $3.00 discount for those attending just the dance after 7:30pm.

Attendance to the dancing only after 7:30pm is $10.00 and only $7.00 for those who RSVP by sending this notice for those not taking any Sunday classes to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com and/or bringing it to the class. You must send or bring this notice to qualify for any Carnaval / Mardi Gras discounts.

The Mardi Gras Kids Photo Gallery

And bring the kids! They need to dance, too! And they'll love my healthy apple & pumpkin pie and ice cream!

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The weekly
Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Argentne Tango and Brazilian Samba Social Dance Parties and Classes

(All of our social events, which always include some type of training for beginners, are a GREAT way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events at no extra cost to you! We'll have several teachers available throughout the night to help get ALL of your family and friends dancing.

12:30pm - 1:15pm Drop-in International Latin technique for all levels taught by Jonathon (GQ) Bowers.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner "Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing for grade-school, high-school & middle-school aged kids to learn the dances and routine choreography to the dance music of the latest musical phenomenon of the Silver Screen, "Dreamgirls". This class will focus on material for a future performance Showcase at the Chevy Chase Ballroom for those who may care to participate (Showcase participation is not required to take the class). Purchase of a 10-class dance card at $75.00 required per child to assure consistancy of participation.

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME:

2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginner drop-in Black-tie and Wedding social Ballroom, Latin &/or Dsico/Hustle taught by Terry Chasteen.


3:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-in beginner and intermediate/advanced Country / Western Two Step and/or Swing patterns and technique (2 teachers at once) taught by Terry & assisted by Mein. (additional C/W Two Step and/or Waltz is also available in 2 levels on Saturday afternoons at 12:30pm). We will eventually teach you some HOT! competition level Texas Two Step, Country Waltz and clogging patterns that you won't see in DC unless the pro's come to town!


( And hurry, before the classes fill up!!)

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME:

3:00pm - 4:00pm Beginner to intermediate drop-in East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and/or Jive.

4:00pm - 5:00pm Salsa Beginner, intermediate and advanced dips, drops and tricks in Salsa on 1 (tw o teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).

4:00pm - 5:00pm Salsa on 2 (Mambo) Beginner, intermediate and advanced coming soon (date and instructor to-be-announced) (two teachers may ultimately be made available for 2 different levels at the same time as necessary).

5:00pm - 6:00pm Social Cha Cha for Salsa dancers A new Sunday Class...
5:00pm-6:00pm - Every Sunday - Terry Chasteen's infamous 150 mile-an-hour, knock-down, drag-out, including-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Cha Cha Cha patterns "To-Die-For" in the Salsa clubs. New Drop-in Beg and Intermediate to Advanced International and American style Cha Cha during our weekly "Sunday Salsa, Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Dance Party & classes" will eventually Include 2 teachers in beginner and intermediate levels as needed.

5:00pm & 6:00pm Beginner (5pm), Intermediate (6pm) and advanced Salsa Rueda in studio B with beginners taught by SAOCO DC and assisted when necessary by Terry and intermediate to advanced taught some weeks by the very talented Glen Minto. We will definitely be holding all 3 levels of Rueda this Sunday (Click here for a list of Rueda turn patterns)

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME IN STUDIO B!:


5:00pm - 6:00pm Authentic Brazilain Samba taught by Danielle Areco, a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo including ladies' and men's styling and numerous HOT! moves that you can use at Mardi Gras events and in the clubs - Carnaraval & Gafieira at 3pm.

6:00pm - 7:00pm Brazilian Dance Mix classes - Lambada, Forro and Axe at 4pm.
(Which will change over time to include Samba Rock, Brazilian Bolero, Pagode, Vanerao, etc...prepare for the upcoming "Carnival Party" including a Samba demonstration performance and dancing.

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME:

6:00pm - 7:30pm Drop-in beginner & intermediate Argentine Tango followed by Tango practica in studio A (2 levels at once taught by Arnaud Lucas & Bella Sterling).

7:00pm - 7:30pm Advanced intermediate to Advanced Salsa Rueda in studio B (the level taught depends on the amount of Rueda experience of those attending. Each week there will be new material in all 3 beginner, intermediate and advanced levels).

(Click here for a list of Rueda turn patterns on this web site)

7:30pm - 10:00pm teacher-assisted Salsa, Salsa Rueda and Argentine Tango dancing during the Sunday Salsa, Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social dance party. Open dancing in studio B to the "BEST" Salsa and Latin music and in studio A to the Best in Argentine Tango.

ADMISSION: $12.00 for the first class, $19.00 for two Sunday classes before 5:00pm, $25.00 for 3 classes and $30.00 for 4 Sunday classes before 5:00pm. The Salsa Rueda classes, which are $12.00 for all 3 qualifying levels and beginner/intermediate Argentine Tango, which is $15.00 from 6-7:30pm (or you may use Terry's 10-class dance card at $95.00 good toward any of Terry's Chevy Chase Ballroom classes throughout the week or weekend).

Attend the weekly Sunday Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Salsa & Salsa Rueda Dance Party at the Chevy Chase Ballroom...
......
...OR ELSE!!

You'll learn the basics and more in many of the Ballroom, Salsa, Latin, Swing & Disco/Hustle dances during the Saturday & Sunday
"Dance-&-Learn Party & classes" and "Sunday Salsa & Rueda Social Party & classes" .

Mini-classes and training available in all dance styles before or during both events
(Everyone, including beginners are welcome - no partner necessary)

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(4). For an unbelievable dance performance for your next event:

Book a performance that is guaranteed to
"Knock Your Socks Off!"

by the world-reknowned all-deaf, all-male performance Team, the
"Wild Zappers"


contact Fred Beam thru ArtsInvHands@aol.com.

these guys are
Phenomenal!

Invisible Hands, Inc. is a nonprofit organization which promotes deaf awareness through performing arts. The purpose of the fundraising activities is to support travel expenses and company operation.

Donations are welcome to support their world-wide performances which encourage dancing by deaf student around the world. Please write check to Invisible Hands, Inc.,
P.O. Box 414, Greenbelt, Md 20770.
--fmbeam

I love it when people make a conscious effort to convince those who are blind or deaf or even in wheelchairs that this incredible sport of social dancing can be every bit as much for them, as for the rest of us. That EVERYONE should DANCE! (besides it's much more fun and often more productive than a visit to your shrink!...)

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(5). The next Dance-&-Learn Parties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom include the 4th or 5th Saturdays, at the Chevy Chase Ballroom including:
(A) STUDIO B at 7pm - Beginner & Intermed Salsa &/or Rueda classes in studio B from 7pm-7:45pm followed by Salsa & Rueda DANCING 'til 1:00am.
(B) STUDIO A from 8pm - 10pm Beginner Ballroom and/or Brazilian Samba mini-classes at
8pm and dancing until 10:00pm
(C) STUDIO A 10PM - 1:00AM Argentine Tango mini-classes and ARGENTINE TANGO DANCING from 10pm - 1:00am.

Numerous classes in all of the Ballroom, Latin and Swing dances from 9:00pm and dancing to 10:30pm, plus another Rueda party in studio B and/or a later Argentine Tango Milonga in studio A at 10:30pm. Other monthly Dance-&-Learn Parties on March 24th and every 4th Saturday in 2007 at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.
The PERFECT! way to celebrate Birthdays, Anniversaries and other Special Events.

ADMISSION: $12.00 per person for any and all parts of the event (including mini-classes, refreshments, performance and PRACTICE AND DANCING in any one or all dance styles of both studios) less $2.00 discount for those who RSVP by sending the email addresses of those attending to TerryChasteen@Yahoo.com. Each will then receive a return admission email copy to present at the door (you must bring the returned RSVP email copy to qualify for any discounts so we know how much food, etc is needed in advance. It is too time consuming at the door to go through lists of people that aren't in alphabetical order to determine who has and has not RSVP'd).

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(7). Social Cha Cha for Salsa dancers...a new Sunday Beginner to intermediate Cha Cha class for Salsa dancers...
5:00pm-6:00pm - Every Sunday - Terry Chasteen's infamous 150 mile-an-hour, knock-down, drag-out, including-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink Cha Cha patterns "To-Die-For" in the Salsa clubs.
New Drop-in Beg and eventually Intermediate to Advanced International and American style Cha Cha during our weekly "Sunday Salsa, Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Dance Party & classes". Will include 2 teachers in beginner and intermediate levels as needed and taught by the self-proclaimed "Maniac of Cha Cha"...ME! (Terry Chasteen). (This is one of the first dances I learned as a fledgeling dance teacher trainee in 1969 at OSU [and yes that was before many of your PARENTS! were even born...so listen to your elders...] and I have always LOVED! this dance! I have over 3 1/2 decades of both International and American style Cha Cha patterns up my sleeve that I "CAN'T WAIT" to teach! (so I'll eventually have more people to torture with them on the dance floor...).

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(9). THE SUNDAY SALSA & RUEDA, ARGENTINE TANGO AND BRAZILIAN SAMBA DANCE PARTY AND CLASSES EVERY SUNDAY!!
Join us each week for the Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social Dance Parties INCLUDING OSCAR® SUNDAY plus classes in "Red Hot Ballroom" for the kids (1pm & 2pm), Beginner Social Ballroom and Latin Black-tie & Wedding dances (2pm), Beginner & intermediate Two Step and/or Swing (including E. Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and/or Jive with Terry & Mein at 3pm), Beginner Brazilian Samba and Brazilian mix dances (3pm & 4pm), Beginner & intermediate Salsa with 2 teachers and 2 levels at once (4pm), Beginner & intermediate Cha Cha for Salsa dancers (5pm), Beginner, intermediate and advanced Salsa Rueda (6pm & 7pm), and Beginner and intermediate Argentine Tango (6pm - 7:30pm), all followed by open dancing and practice until 10pm.

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(10). ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVING A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENT COMING UP?
Our Dance-&-Learn Parties and the Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Socials at the Chevy Chase Ballroom are perfect opportunities to celebrate any birthday, anniversary or special event in a very special way...by DANCING!

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(11). Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops on Saturday, March 24th at 11:30am and 6:00pm.

 

We'll change your dancing style from a "Couple of Swells" to

(Fred Astaire and Judy Garland dancing to "A Couple of Swells" in the 1948 film "Easter Parade")

"The Barclays of Broadway"!!...
(Fred Astailre and Ginger Rogers in "The Barclays of Broadway, 1949)

 

ALSO!!! Inside Edition has called about doing a story on wedding couples who want to dance the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine as part of their wedding ceremony. Any takers?...(yes!...another 15-minute "Claim-to-Fame" on National TV!).

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(12). NEW SATURDAY EARLY EVENING TIMES "Red Hot Ballroom", on Sat mornings at 10:30am and 6:00pm plu early Sun afternoons at 1pm & 2pm, including Ballroom, Latin, Hustle & Swing social dancing plus etiquette training for the kids

WANTED: DREAMGIRLS...(AND BOYS, TOO...)

for the next youth showcase performance at the Chevy Chase Ballroom and other upcoming DanceSport events in 2007 (including my June 2nd one-of-it's-kind "Out On The Dance Floor Charity Ball", The Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships over New Year's weekend and possible performances in other local charitable and DanceSport events in the Wasington Metropolitan area. (New 1:00pm Sunday "Red Hot Ballroom" class to learn choreography to the latest musical phenomenon of the Silver Screen, "Dreamgirls", in addition to the ongoing 2:00pm Sunday class and 10:30am Saturday classes...


With participation in any two classes on the same day by the kids (10:30am, 11:30am and 6pm on Saturdays and 1pm & 2pm on Sundays) the second class is only half price for those who can take two hours at once by also taking the adult Black-tie and Wedding Ballroom & Swing classes right after "Red Hot Ballroom" (or any second class in te same day, including Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Texas Two Step, Swing, etc). They'll be able to progress a lot faster that way in the other Ballroom and Latin dances (though my hope is that the kids will hold back their talents a little and not deliberately embarrass the adults...at least pretend like you're having trouble once in awhile, even wen you're not...).

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(13). New Saturday and Sunday beginner & intermediate/advanced Country / Western Two Step, Swing and/or line dance classes taught by Terry & assisted by Mein
( And hurry, before the classes fill up!!)

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(14). Give a gift certificate of dance in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle, Tango, Salsa or Rueda and more....A gift that will last a lifetime, and one that gives again and again, every time the music starts to play. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/GiftCertificates.htm.

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(15). The complete Monday through Sunday weekly dance class schedule in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country/Western, Argentine Tango, Disco/Hustle, Casino Rueda and more.

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(16). Learn the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine in it's entirety (not just a watered-down "for-white-guys-who-can't-really-dance" version...) during any of our Dance-&-Learn Party or Sunday Social events by request. Contact TerryChasteen@hotmail.com.

 

BE ON

Inside Edition has called about doing a story on tose learning to dance "Thriller" on National TV (yes!...another 15-minute "Claim-to-Fame" on National TV!).
(Check out this link on YouTube!...)

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(17). Private dance coaching is always available in all of the Ballroom, Latin, Country/Western, Hustle and Swing dances by appointment, whether for social dancing, your "Honor Dance" for your wedding, future competition or for showcase performances.

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(18).
WATCH FOR AN UPCOMING "SUNDAY MAMBO MANIA" WORKSHOP IN SALA ON-2, NEW YORK STYLE (MAMBO) IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO BE TAUGHT BY ONE OF THE "Masters of Mambo" IN DC, MANUEL MARTINEZ (DATE AND TIME TO-BE-ANNOUNCED).
You'll learn some of Manuel's HOT! shines and turn patterns plus technique and styling that will make you look even HOTTER than Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray in the movie classic "Dirty Dancing"! (exact workshop date(s) to-be-announced)

 

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(20). I've been asked to organize a "FREE!!" and "Open for Everyone" (I guess because I have a reputation for being "Open for Everyone") Dance-&-Learn Party, performance and Silent Auction event and fundraiser in downtown DC in June, 2007. The location is in the South West where the church congregation tore out the first floor and installed a beautiful tile DANCE FLOOR! that will hold over 300 guests! (now that's what I call my kinda congregation....and MY KINDA CHURCH!). The preliminary plans include a non-stop dance event of every style of dance under the sun as has never before been experienced in the shadows of our Nation's Capitol.
(and when this is finished, I'm going to see about bringing my "AIDS and Cancer Learn-To-Dance-Athon" out of moth balls once again this year in 2007, which I've had on hold since the last one in 2004. Another non-stop dance event that you definitely will NOT want TO MISS!...)

Plan to join us on Saturday, June 2nd, 2007
for a unique and one-of-it's kind dance experience during the

First Annual
"Out
on The Dance Floor Charity Ball"
(Visit www.OUTonTheDanceFloor.org)

Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming Saturday, June 2nd Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Rueda, Swing C/W and more joint dance event and silent auction, show and and mini-classes in Metropolitan Washington DC at the Waterfront Metro Green line Metro. The capacity is about 300 people and should be the perfect opportunity to get all of our downtown community "Out On The Dance Floor!!". Keep checking back at www.OUTonTheDanceFloor.org for details. Anyone with suggetions and/or interested in assisting, contact TerryChasteen@hotmail.com.
Admission: It's
"
FREE!!" though the collection of donations and sponsorships for our (or your) chosen charities are always greatly appreciated.
Visit www.OUTonTheDanceFloor.org for details.

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(19). AT THE MOVIES...
(A). Visit the Dancing Movies page

(B). Be sure to see the DreamWorks and Paramount phenomenon of the Silver Screen...
Visit the new Dreamgirls Photo Gallery Now a multiple Golden Globe Award® winner PLUS! ... 8 Oscar nominations!( ...YES!). This movie is LOADED with incredible dance music, from Ballroom, to Social Latin, Swing, Hustle and more...and even Salsa (One Night Only, One Night Only...!).

(C). And what do George Clooney , King Kong , Matt Damon and Terry Chasteen have in common? (No we were not all 3 named the sexiest guys in America for 2006...very funny...only one of us was...).

 

(21). Local annual Metropolitan Washington DC DanceSport competitions for 2007:
You've watched the competitors on 'Dancing with the Stars', segments of 'So you Think You can Dance', and 'America's Ballroom Challenge' on PBS (originally 'Championship Ballroom Dancing' with the beautiful and talented Juliet Prouse); none of which ever fail to offer the viewing audience an experience to behold. In addition, these are always some of the most heavily viewed shows on National TV to challenge the likes of American Idle, Desperate Housewives and the Grammy Awards. None of these, however can hold a candle to actually seeing the unbelievable events and DanceSport performances right in front of you and in the flesh...and Metropolitan Washington DC offers you 4 opportunities every year to do just that:


A. Saturday, June 8-10th, 2007– The Maryland Invitational DanceSport Championships, BWI MARRIOTT H OTEL, Baltimore, Maryland Visit www.MarylandDancesport.com. Order discounted seated tickets at the Chevy Chase Ballroom table at 202-363-8344.
8:30pm:
PROFESSIONAL RISING STAR INTERNATIONAL LATIN CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENTS
PROFESSIONAL OPEN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
PROFESSIONAL OPEN AMERICAN SMOOTH & RHYTHM CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
PROFESSIONAL OPEN SHOWDANCE EVENTS
SHOWTIME FEATURING:
United States Latin Champions ANDREI GAVRILINE & ELENA KRYUCHKOVA


B. Saturday, July 20-22nd, 2007 - The Virginia State DanceSport Championships, The Hyatt Regency Reston, Town Center – 7:30 p.m. to Midnight. Order discounted seated tickets at the Chevy Chase Ballroom table at 202-363-8344.
Pro/Am International Standard Scholarships
Professional Rising Star International Latin
Professional Rising Star International Standard
Professional Open American Smooth
Professional Open American Rhythm
World Class Show by: Paul Richardson and Olga Rodionova
Visit www.DanceSportChampionships.com.


C. Saturday, August 24-26th, 2007 - The Capital DanceSport Championships
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria VA 22311
Visit www.capitaldancesport.net/ Order discounted seated tickets at the Chevy Chase Ballroom table at 202-363-8344.
(free Hilton Alexandria Mark Center shuttle bus is available from National Airport & Pentagon City Mall every ½ hour until midnight)


D. If you missed the incredible 2006-2007 "Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships and New Year's Eve Gala" over the New Year's weekend, you REALLY MISSED IT!
Whether it was "Dancing with the Stars" or the "Allignment of the Stars", attendance to this year's Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala were unprecedented. The number of entries in the competition events was almost twice as in years past, attendance by spectators went through the roof and the number of people attending the $150.00 per plate New Year's Eve Gala and dinner packed the Ballroom at 385 people.
You've watched the Ballroom Dancing during PBS's "Championsip Ballroom Dancing" and "America's Ballroom Challenge", plus on "Dancing with the Stars" and segments of "So You Think You Can Dance" and each New Year's weekend, many also watch them in person right here in DC over the holiday during the "Yuletide Ball Championships". In addition, each year the Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala is one of, if not THE the most elegant events in the city, including dinner, dancing AND! an unbelievable top level professional theatre arts performance this year by World Champions from Rusia, Maxim Kozhevnikov & Yulia Zagoryuchenko.


Start making plans now to attend this one-of-it's kind and incredible New Year's weekend event for 2007.

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Black History



The incomparable
Nichols Brothers

(22). ...Nobody asked for my opinion...BUT...

 

Though the great performers of yester-year were considered to be such great dance icons as Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Danny Kaye, none of them (...in MY opinion...) compared to two of the really great artists that so many Americans often never even heard of. And why? Because they were black.
To this day after 58 years of watching more dance performances and movies than Carter has little liver pills (some of you may be too young to understand that comparison), not a one of them can come close to the performances of the unbelievable black brother duo, The Nicholas Brothers, Harold and Fayard. There's too much incredible material available to even begin including it all here, but please do yourself a favor and visit www.NicholasBrothers.com for their incredible story. Believe it or not but the photos don't come close to their actual performances. What an inspiration they were and continue to be for people of color and caucasians alike. If you get a chance, be sure to actually see their movies.

The very young Nicholas Brothers with young George Burns and Bob Hope.


The young Nicholas Brothers with Ms Josephine Baker plus dancing their incomparable routine to "Chattanooga Choo Choo".


The Nicholas Broters in "Stormy Weather" including Lena Horn.


The Nicholas Brothers in "Stormy Weather" and "Tin Pan Alley".



Fayard Nicholas with President and First Lady Clinton

 

 

The Nicholas Brothers have headlined shows all over the world. They have appeared in every major television show, nightclub and theater in America and performed for the troops in Viet Nam in 1965.
They've received many tributes and awards, which include: A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Kennedy Center Honors, and an honorary doctorate degree from Harvard University. They are also proud of the some of students they have taught, including Debbie Allen, Janet Jackson, and Michael Jackson. Had they been born much later when discrimination wasn't nearly as prevalent as back then (thank God for that, though we still have a LONG way to go to eliminate discrimination completely in this country...please don't believe otherwise in spite of what some may claim...), their talents would have been even more recognized as actual headlining stars of the Silver Screen as opposed to back-up performers. They are true pioneers in black entertainment and remain second to none in the world of show business.

PLUS...

Frankie Manning
The Ambassador of Lindy Hop

Mr. Manning was born in 1914 in Jacksonville, Fla. At age 3, he moved to Harlem with his mother, who was a dancer. He grew up in the Swing Era and became part of its history by dancing to the music of the 1930s and 1940s.

The name Lindy Hop emerged shortly after Charles Lindbergh completed his trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. Shorty Snowden, a dancer at the time, coined the phrase during a dance marathon in Manhattan. It was later at the Savoy Ballroom's weekly dance contests that Snowden's style of Lindy Hop, in which the body is held upright as the dancer executes intricate footwork, was soon overshadowed by Mr. Manning's more acrobatic style.

In 1934 Mr. Manning was a dancer and the chief choreographer for the original "Whitey's Lindy Hoppers," the professional troupe organized by Herbert "Whitey" White, a bouncer at the Savoy Ballroom. Mr. Manning also performed in several films, including the Marx Brothers' "A Day at the Races" in 1937 and "Hellzapoppin'," before touring the world with jazz artists Ethel Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Cab Calloway.

While dancing in London in 1937, Mr. Manning gave a command performance for King George VI. By 1943 a Life magazine cover story proclaimed the Lindy Hop as "America's national dance" and "this country's only native and original dance form" except for tap dancing.

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers disbanded during World War II, and Mr. Manning joined the U.S. Army. But upon his release in 1947, Mr. Manning formed his own dance troupe, "The Congaroos Dancers." They appeared on the "Milton Berle Show," and toured with Nat "King" Cole, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Martha Raye and Sammy Davis Jr.

As popular taste turned to rock 'n' roll in the 1950s, Mr. Manning settled down to family life. A revival of swing dancing in the mid- 1980s sparked a renewed interest, which has sent Mr. Manning throughout the world once again, leading workshops and lectures and developing choreography for groups such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Rhythm Hot Shot of Sweden.

Among national recognitions he has received, Mr. Manning was profiled on the ABC prime-time news program, "20/20"; he received a Tony Award for best choreography in the Broadway hit musical "Black and Blue"; and choreographed "Stompin' at the Savoy," an NBC made-for-television movie directed by Debbie Allen. Recently, he was involved in the two- part TV film on American social dancing called "Gotta Dance!"

 

(1914 - ) Dancer and Choreographer

No one has contributed more to the Lindy Hop than Frankie Manning. As a dancer, innovator, and choreographer, he has been an unofficial "Ambassador of Lindy Hop," spreading its popularity through three continents while touring with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in the 1930s and 40s, and again teaching, choreographing, and performing in the Lindy Hop revival of the 1980s and '90s.

Manning started dancing in his early teens at a Sunday afternoon dance at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem to the music of Vernon Andrade. From there he moved to the Rennaissance Ballroom, which had an early evening dance for older teens with the live swing music of the Claude Hopkins Orchestra. Finally, Manning "graduated" to the Savoy Ballroom, which was known for its great dancers and bands. Manning, competitive and gifted, became a star in the informal jams in the "Kat's Korner" of the Savoy and frequently won the Saturday night contests. He was invited to join the elite 400 Club, whose members could come to the Savoy Ballroom during daytime hours to practice alongside the bands that were booked there.

Manning was inspired by first-generation Lindy Hoppers George "Shorty" Snowden and Leroy "Stretch" Jones. However, in order to beat these two great dancers in the intense competitions held at the Savoy Ballroom, he developed his own unique style, and his dancing stood out for its unerring musicality. Fast on his feet and with a keen ear, Manning gave physical expression to the beat, the feel, and the excitement of the swing sound played by the great big bands. He is responsible for many innovations of Lindy Hop step and style, including dancing at a sharp angle to the ground like a track-runner, instead of in the upright, stiff ballroom position of his predecessors. In a famous competition, Manning astonished the crowd of 2000 with the first Lindy aerial step ever done.

In 1935, when Herbert White brought together the top Savoy Ballroom Dancers into a professional performance group to be called Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, Manning created the first ensemble Lindy Hop routines. This gave him an opportunity to expand upon his gift for transforming the swing music into exciting dance-movement patterns. When Whitey's Lindy Hoppers were in their heyday, Manning was the chief choreographer, serving as what we today would call artistic director, while Whitey was business manager.

He has toured with jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and others. He performed in several films, including Everybody Sings with Judy Garland and Hellzapoppin'. More recently, he was the dance consultant for and danced in Spike Lee's film Malcolm X. Frankie's fabulous dancing and radiant smile have inspired generations of Lindy Hop enthusiasts, but he modestly claims, "I'm not interested in fame and glory. It's just that I would like others to know what a happy dance this is."

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
The undisputed all-time champions of Lindy Hop,
the original Swing Dance

How Whitey's Lindy Hoppers got their start:
In the early 1930's, as word got around about the sensational swing dancing at the Savoy Ballroom, requests came from downtown socialites and rich folk who wanted to have Lindy Hoppers perform at their lavish parties. Whitey, who got to know the young dancers well, was able to hand pick exciting dancers who were also socially adept and reliable. They were invariably delighted to make a few dollars doing what they loved (Aren't we all?). A father figure to many of these dancers, Whitey would send them downtown to those fancy digs with the admonition, "Remember, ain't nobody better than you." This advice must have come in handy in 1937, when a group of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers stood on line to shake hands with the Queen of England! This self-respect and pride permeated the Savoy Ballroom, one of the few places on earth where Blacks and whites could meet on the dance floor as equals.
"Remember, ain't nobody better than you."

In time, the sensational dancing of Whitey's hand-picked dancers came to the attention of the media. When they entered the Harvest Moon Ball competition in 1935, ballroom afficianados had their heads turned by the fast, fluid new dance to swing music which incorporated African influences and jazz rhythms into the standard European social dance framework.

Whitey's group was formed from the creme de la creme of the Savoy; they were the top dancers in the top ballroom of the Swing Era. With Whitey's entrepreneurial skills, these Harlem youngsters were catapulted into world recognition thru both live performance and film. Their swing dance innovations had permanent impact on the social dance styles of the United States, Europe, Australia, and even Latin America and parts of Africa.
From its beginnings, Whitey's Lindy Hoppers was much more than a dance troupe. It was a training ground which prepared the most talented social dancers of the Savoy Ballroom for professional gigs. It was also a social club which kept the young people out of trouble by allowing them unlimited access to the Ballroom-- by day to practise; by night to dance to the best swing bands in the
world.

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers was the brainchild of Herbert "Whitey" White. An African-American man known as "Whitey" because of the streak of white in his hair, he was a former boxer who became a bouncer at the Savoy Ballroom. At one time, more than 70 swing dancers were employed by Whitey. He had a good eye for talent and, like a good coach, he knew how to nurture it. He gave many future entertainers their start in show business.

By late 1936, Whitey's dancers had officially made the big time. His top dancers worked a 6-month gig at the the famous Cotton Club under the name "Whitey's Hopping Maniacs" Meantime, Whitey pulled together a second group of top dancers to perform for the first time under the name "Whitey's Lindy Hoppers" in their first major Hollywood film, the Marx Brother's zany A Day at the Races.

Other films followed, as well as gigs at top venues in the U.S.A., Europe and Australia. Whitey did quite a juggling act; his dancers might be simultaneously performing at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, Radio City Music Hall in New York, a Broadway show and an upcoming Hollywood film. Whitey himself
was on the set in Hollywood for these first films. Norma Miller reports that Whitey kept the dancers on their toes, interrupting their breaks and having them do their routine whenever movie stars and VIPs passed by. While away, he put Frankie Manning in charge of the Cotton Club gig, and then the European and Australian tours. Manning served as chief choreographer for all of Whitey's groups, although he declined an offer from Whitey to have
the Cotton Club group named Manning's Lindy Hoppers. Dancer Louise" Pal" Andrews served as Whitey's "Gal Friday".
While in Hollywood working on the Lindy Hop sequence in the Judy Garland film "Everybody Sing", Whitey got in a dispute with the producer. It seemed that the producer gave young Judy Garland breaks from the set, but would not give the young Lindy Hoppers any breaks. Concerned about protecting his dancers from both exhaustion and second class treatment, Whitey tore up the contract. The sequence was removed from the film.

Between gigs these dancers always came home to the Savoy Ballroom. Their growing performance skills must have brought a lot of excitement to the Cat's Corner jams, where top dancers could shine in a circle of spectators. And the general standard of dancing at the Savoy must have been kept quite high with these talented dancers out there on the dance floor and competing in the Saturday night contests. No matter how far their professional careers went, Whitey's dancers were always, first and foremost, social dancers and true jazz dance improvisors, even after they had a number of choreographed routines under their belts. In this they paralleled the musicians of the great Big Bands, who could perform tight arrangements and still blow completely original jazz improvisations night after night.


In this rare photograph, Whitey can be seen with the white tie and the white streak in his hair. He is teaching Ann Johnson (Frankie Manning's partner in Hellzapoppin') a step which she does with Long Legged George Grenidge. Observing, to the right, is Al Minns.
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No one has contributed more to the Lindy Hop than Frankie Manning -- as a dancer, innovator and choreographer. For much of his lifetime he has been an unofficial Ambassador of Lindy Hop. Originally touring as a dancer and choreographer with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in the 30's and 40's, he helped spread the popularity of the Lindy Hop through three continents. Once again, since the swing dance revival that started in the 1980s, Frank Manning has been a driving force worldwide with his teaching, choreography and performance. His own love of swing music and dancing has been as contagious as his dazzling smile.

Frank Manning's dancing stood out, even among the greats of the Savoy Ballroom, for its unerring musicality. Fast on his feet and with a keen ear, Frankie gave physical expression to the beat, the feel and the excitement of the swing sound played by the great Big Bands.

Frankie Manning started dancing in his early teens at a Sunday afternoon dance at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem to the music of Vernon Andrade. From there he moved on to the Rennaissance Ballroom, which had an early evening dance for older teens with the live swing music of the Claude Hopkins Orchestra. Finally, Frankie "graduated" to the Savoy Ballroom, which was known for its great dancers and bands.
Manning, competitive as well as gifted, became a star in the informal jams in the "Kat's Korner" of the Savoy, frequently won the Saturday night contests, and was invited to join the elite 400 Club, whose members could come to the Savoy Ballroom daytime hours to practise alongside the bands that were booked at the Savoy.

Frankie was inspired by first-generation Lindy Hoppers George "Shorty" Snowden and Leroy "Stretch" Jones. However, in order to beat these two great dancers in the intense competitions held at the Savoy Ballroom, Frankie developed his own unique style. He is responsible for many innovations of Lindy Hop step and style, including dancing at a sharp angle to the ground like a track runner, instead of in the upright, stiff ballroom position of his predecesssors. In a famous competition --really, a showdown-- Frankie Manning and his partner Freda Washington outdanced Shorty and his partner Big Bea-- and astonished the crowd of 2000-- with the first Lindy airstep ever done.

In a famous competition... Frankie astonished the crowd of 2000-- with the first Lindy airstep ever done.

(1914 - ) Dancer and Choreographer

No one has contributed more to the Lindy Hop than Frankie Manning. As a dancer, innovator, and choreographer, he has been an unofficial "Ambassador of Lindy Hop," spreading its popularity through three continents while touring with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in the 1930s and 40s, and again teaching, choreographing, and performing in the Lindy Hop revival of the 1980s and '90s.

Manning started dancing in his early teens at a Sunday afternoon dance at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem to the music of Vernon Andrade. From there he moved to the Rennaissance Ballroom, which had an early evening dance for older teens with the live swing music of the Claude Hopkins Orchestra. Finally, Manning "graduated" to the Savoy Ballroom, which was known for its great dancers and bands. Manning, competitive and gifted, became a star in the informal jams in the "Kat's Korner" of the Savoy and frequently won the Saturday night contests. He was invited to join the elite 400 Club, whose members could come to the Savoy Ballroom during daytime hours to practice alongside the bands that were booked there.

Manning was inspired by first-generation Lindy Hoppers George "Shorty" Snowden and Leroy "Stretch" Jones. However, in order to beat these two great dancers in the intense competitions held at the Savoy Ballroom, he developed his own unique style, and his dancing stood out for its unerring musicality. Fast on his feet and with a keen ear, Manning gave physical expression to the beat, the feel, and the excitement of the swing sound played by the great big bands. He is responsible for many innovations of Lindy Hop step and style, including dancing at a sharp angle to the ground like a track-runner, instead of in the upright, stiff ballroom position of his predecessors. In a famous competition, Manning astonished the crowd of 2000 with the first Lindy aerial step ever done.

In 1935, when Herbert White brought together the top Savoy Ballroom Dancers into a professional performance group to be called Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, Manning created the first ensemble Lindy Hop routines. This gave him an opportunity to expand upon his gift for transforming the swing music into exciting dance-movement patterns. When Whitey's Lindy Hoppers were in their heyday, Manning was the chief choreographer, serving as what we today would call artistic director, while Whitey was business manager.

He has toured with jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and others. He performed in several films, including Everybody Sings with Judy Garland and Hellzapoppin'. More recently, he was the dance consultant for and danced in Spike Lee's film Malcolm X. Frankie's fabulous dancing and radiant smile have inspired generations of Lindy Hop enthusiasts, but he modestly claims, "I'm not interested in fame and glory. It's just that I would like others to know what a happy dance this is."

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
The undisputed all-time champions of Lindy Hop,
the original Swing Dance

How Whitey's Lindy Hoppers got their start:
In the early 1930's, as word got around about the sensational swing dancing at the Savoy Ballroom, requests came from downtown socialites and rich folk who wanted to have Lindy Hoppers perform at their lavish parties. Whitey, who got to know the young dancers well, was able to hand pick exciting dancers who were also socially adept and reliable. They were invariably delighted to make a few dollars doing what they loved (Aren't we all?). A father figure to many of these dancers, Whitey would send them downtown to those fancy digs with the admonition, "Remember, ain't nobody better than you." This advice must have come in handy in 1937, when a group of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers stood on line to shake hands with the Queen of England! This self-respect and pride permeated the Savoy Ballroom, one of the few places on earth where Blacks and whites could meet on the dance floor as equals.
"Remember, ain't nobody better than you."

In time, the sensational dancing of Whitey's hand-picked dancers came to the attention of the media. When they entered the Harvest Moon Ball competition in 1935, ballroom afficianados had their heads turned by the fast, fluid new dance to swing music which incorporated African influences and jazz rhythms into the standard European social dance framework.

Whitey's group was formed from the creme de la creme of the Savoy; they were the top dancers in the top ballroom of the Swing Era. With Whitey's entrepreneurial skills, these Harlem youngsters were catapulted into world recognition thru both live performance and film. Their swing dance innovations had permanent impact on the social dance styles of the United States, Europe, Australia, and even Latin America and parts of Africa.
From its beginnings, Whitey's Lindy Hoppers was much more than a dance troupe. It was a training ground which prepared the most talented social dancers of the Savoy Ballroom for professional gigs. It was also a social club which kept the young people out of trouble by allowing them unlimited access to the Ballroom-- by day to practise; by night to dance to the best swing bands in the
world.

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers was the brainchild of Herbert "Whitey" White. An African-American man known as "Whitey" because of the streak of white in his hair, he was a former boxer who became a bouncer at the Savoy Ballroom. At one time, more than 70 swing dancers were employed by Whitey. He had a good eye for talent and, like a good coach, he knew how to nurture it. He gave many future entertainers their start in show business.

By late 1936, Whitey's dancers had officially made the big time. His top dancers worked a 6-month gig at the the famous Cotton Club under the name "Whitey's Hopping Maniacs" Meantime, Whitey pulled together a second group of top dancers to perform for the first time under the name "Whitey's Lindy Hoppers" in their first major Hollywood film, the Marx Brother's zany A Day at the Races.

Other films followed, as well as gigs at top venues in the U.S.A., Europe and Australia. Whitey did quite a juggling act; his dancers might be simultaneously performing at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, Radio City Music Hall in New York, a Broadway show and an upcoming Hollywood film. Whitey himself
was on the set in Hollywood for these first films. Norma Miller reports that Whitey kept the dancers on their toes, interrupting their breaks and having them do their routine whenever movie stars and VIPs passed by. While away, he put Frankie Manning in charge of the Cotton Club gig, and then the European and Australian tours. Manning served as chief choreographer for all of Whitey's groups, although he declined an offer from Whitey to have
the Cotton Club group named Manning's Lindy Hoppers. Dancer Louise" Pal" Andrews served as Whitey's "Gal Friday".
While in Hollywood working on the Lindy Hop sequence in the Judy Garland film "Everybody Sing", Whitey got in a dispute with the producer. It seemed that the producer gave young Judy Garland breaks from the set, but would not give the young Lindy Hoppers any breaks. Concerned about protecting his dancers from both exhaustion and second class treatment, Whitey tore up the contract. The sequence was removed from the film.

Between gigs these dancers always came home to the Savoy Ballroom. Their growing performance skills must have brought a lot of excitement to the Cat's Corner jams, where top dancers could shine in a circle of spectators. And the general standard of dancing at the Savoy must have been kept quite high with these talented dancers out there on the dance floor and competing in the Saturday night contests. No matter how far their professional careers went, Whitey's dancers were always, first and foremost, social dancers and true jazz dance improvisors, even after they had a number of choreographed routines under their belts. In this they paralleled the musicians of the great Big Bands, who could perform tight arrangements and still blow completely original jazz improvisations night after night.


In this rare photograph, Whitey can be seen with the white tie and the white streak in his hair. He is teaching Ann Johnson (Frankie Manning's partner in Hellzapoppin') a step which she does with Long Legged George Grenidge. Observing, to the right, is Al Minns.
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No one has contributed more to the Lindy Hop than Frankie Manning -- as a dancer, innovator and choreographer. For much of his lifetime he has been an unofficial Ambassador of Lindy Hop. Originally touring as a dancer and choreographer with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in the 30's and 40's, he helped spread the popularity of the Lindy Hop through three continents. Once again, since the swing dance revival that started in the 1980s, Frank Manning has been a driving force worldwide with his teaching, choreography and performance. His own love of swing music and dancing has been as contagious as his dazzling smile.

Frank Manning's dancing stood out, even among the greats of the Savoy Ballroom, for its unerring musicality. Fast on his feet and with a keen ear, Frankie gave physical expression to the beat, the feel and the excitement of the swing sound played by the great Big Bands.

Frankie Manning started dancing in his early teens at a Sunday afternoon dance at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem to the music of Vernon Andrade. From there he moved on to the Rennaissance Ballroom, which had an early evening dance for older teens with the live swing music of the Claude Hopkins Orchestra. Finally, Frankie "graduated" to the Savoy Ballroom, which was known for its great dancers and bands.
Manning, competitive as well as gifted, became a star in the informal jams in the "Kat's Korner" of the Savoy, frequently won the Saturday night contests, and was invited to join the elite 400 Club, whose members could come to the Savoy Ballroom daytime hours to practise alongside the bands that were booked at the Savoy.

Frankie was inspired by first-generation Lindy Hoppers George "Shorty" Snowden and Leroy "Stretch" Jones. However, in order to beat these two great dancers in the intense competitions held at the Savoy Ballroom, Frankie developed his own unique style. He is responsible for many innovations of Lindy Hop step and style, including dancing at a sharp angle to the ground like a track runner, instead of in the upright, stiff ballroom position of his predecesssors. In a famous competition --really, a showdown-- Frankie Manning and his partner Freda Washington outdanced Shorty and his partner Big Bea-- and astonished the crowd of 2000-- with the first Lindy airstep ever done.

In a famous competition... Frankie astonished the crowd of 2000-- with the first Lindy airstep ever done.

Frankie Manning or Frankie "Musclehead" Manning, born Frank Manning in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 26, 1914, is an American dancer, instructor and choreographer. Manning is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop.

He frequented Harlem's Savoy Ballroom in the 1930s, eventually becoming a dancer in the elite and prestigious "Kat's Korner", a corner of the dance floor in which impromptu exhibitions and competitions took place. During a dance contest in 1935, Manning and his partner Freda Washington performed the first air step (often referred to as an aerial) in a swing dance competition at the Savoy Ballroom. The air step he performed was a "back to back roll" and was danced while Chick Webb played Down South Camp Meeting (which was Frankie's request aftering having heard the song earlier in the evening).

In 1935, Herbert White organized the top Savoy Ballroom Dancers into a professional performance group which was eventually named Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. Frankie created the troup's first ensemble Lindy Hop routines and functioned as the group's defacto choreographer, although without that title. The troup toured extensively and made several films. After the group disbanded, Frankie settled into a career with the United States Postal Service.

Frankie Manning was influential in the swing revival of the 1980s. A group of Swedish dancers had made a trip to Harlem for the express purpose of finding any living African American swing dancers who could show them the elements of the dance. They first discovered Al Minns, who, like Frankie, had been a member of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. Frankie was rediscovered following Minns's death, and he became the preeminent swing teacher for a new generation.

Frankie Manning received the Tony Award for co-choreography of the Broadway musical Black and Blue.

In recent years, Frankie Manning's annual birthday celebrations have drawn together dancers and instructors from all over the world. His 80th birthday was commemorated by a weekend long celebration in New York City; his 85th culminated in a sold out party at New York's Roseland Ballroom, where a pair of his dance shoes were placed in a showcase along with those of dancers such as Fred Astaire. For his 86th birthday, a huge gala was feted in Tokyo in his honor, which included workshops taught by the maestro himself. The climax of the festivities featured a live orchestra. Frankie drew a huge crowd of Japanese and foreign expat swing enthusiasts for this memorable occasion. Dedicated cruises were organised for his 89th and 90th birthdays. For his birthday dances, he followed his custom of dancing with one woman for every year of his life, partnering 89 and 90 women in succession, respectively.

Frankie Manning is American history in dance shoes.

Born in 1914, in Jacksonville, Florida, he moved with his mother to New York City when he was 3.

The son of an avid dancer, his mother once told him, "you'll never be a dancer - you're too stiff." No one who knows him today would agree: Frankie has inspired generation after generation of swing dancers!

He is responsible for many innovations of Lindy Hop step and style, including dancing at a sharp angle to the ground like a track runner, instead of in the upright, stiff ballroom position of his predecesssors.

Frankie Manning was a part of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, the most elite competing and performing team in the Big Band era. He was their chief choreographer and created the first ensemble Lindy Hop routine, as well as the first known aerial dance step.

After a tour of duty in WWII, Frankie formed his own dance troupe, the Congaroos. They toured the world opening for jazz legends such as Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Cab Calloway.

Eventually, the Big Band era was eclipsed by Rock-n-Roll and Frankie left the public life and settled into a career with the US Postal Service. But, in the early 80's, Frankie was rediscovered and brought out of retirement to teach and choreograph; bringing Lindy to a whole new generation of swing dancers!

Today, Frankie travels most every weekend teaching his dance, the Lindy Hop, all over the world.

Frankie's awards include:
Tony Award for Choreography of Broadway show Black'n'Blue (1989)
National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Choreography (1994 & 1995)
National Heritage Fellowship (2000)

In 1943, a cover story of Life magazine hyperbolically proclaimed the Lindy Hop, along with tap dance, to be "America's national dance," and "this country's only native and original dance form." Emerging around 1927 in Harlem, it took its name from the year's major event, the first solo trans-Atlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh. Into the 1940s, it was synonymous with "swing dance" and "jitterbug." Frankie Manning transformed it in 1935, was its leading choreographer and exponent until he was drafted in1942, and since the mid-1980s has been the central figure of the swing dance revival.

Frankie Manning was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1914 and moved to Harlem at the age of three, growing up with the social dances in vogue at the time. When he was 14, he started playing hooky from his Sunday afternoon church activities to go to the afternoon dances for teenagers at the Alhambra Ballroom, where he first learned the Lindy Hop. He says of his early dance years, "When I was older, I started going to the Renaissance Ballroom. The Alhambra was like elementary school, the Renaissance was high school. And by the time you got on to the Savoy [Ballroom], that was the big time, you was at college." Savoy bouncer Herbert "Whitey" White organized a dance team, Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, and in 1934 invited Manning to join. Manning soon became the group's choreographer and introduced synchronized ensemble dancing, a more horizontal dance posture, evoking a sense of wild abandon, and "freeze" steps, in which the dancers would suddenly stop. More importantly, in a dance competition at the Savoy, he premiered his invention, the "aerial," in which he and his partner locked arms back-to-back and he catapulted her in a somersault over him, she landing face-to-face in front of him. His innovations also catapulted Whitey's Lindy Hoppers to fame and professional careers, including appearances at the Alhambra Theater with the Cotton Club Revue of New York. Until he was drafted in 1942, he and the group appeared in the leading venues and with the leading swing bands of the time -- Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and others -- and in dance scenes of movies such as Radio City Revels, A Day at the Races, and the Marx Brothers' Hellzapoppin'. The cover photo of Life featured Frankie Manning and Ann Johnson doing the Congaroo, a combination of the conga and Lindy Hop. Over his career, he would appear with Bill Bojangles Robinson, Josephine Baker, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., and many other popular entertainers. He also consulted on and appeared in the movie Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee.

As the swing dance vogue faded, Manning took a job with the Postal Service, where he worked for 30 years, dancing only socially. His "rediscovery" in the mid-1980s thrust him to the forefront of the swing dance revival. Since then, he has steadily performed and taught both in the U.S. and abroad. He became the choreographer for the New York Swing Dance Society; choreographed shows in London, Sweden, and the U.S.; was profiled on the television program 20/20; and won a Tony Award for his choreography in the Broadway show Black and Blue.

From Harlem's ballrooms at age 13, to the elite Whitey's Lindy Hoppers as dancer and choreographer, Frankie Manning has always been a major force behind the development of the dance that is truly an American art form. He is credited with creating not only the first air step, but also the first ensemble lindy hop routine.

Born in 1914, Frankie lived in Florida until the age of three, at which time his mother brought him to Harlem, the birthplace of the Lindy. Growing up in the midst of this Swing Era playground, Frankie found he was part of a group of dedicated dancers that was to inspire the dancing and music of the 1930s and 1940s.

When he was 13, his mother sent him to the Metropolitan Baptist Church on 129th Street. To get there, he had to pass the Alhambra ballroom on 126th. The Alhambra had big-band dances for youngsters' from 3 to 5 on Sunday afternoons. One Sunday he checked it out and was soon a regular. When he got better he went to the Renaissance Ballroom on 138th St. "We used to have a saying," Frankie says. "When you go to the Alhambra Ballroom. It's like elementary school. When you go from the Alhambra to the Renaissance, you're going to high school. When you go to the Savoy, you're going to college!" It took Frankie a while to get into that college as he was given the hook during the first dance contest he entered at the Lafayette Theatre. But one day he, Frieda Washington, Billy and Willamae Ricker, and a few others decided to go. Whitey soon asked Frankie and his friends to join the lindy Hoppers. Frankie was 15.

At that time the first generation Lindy Hoppers, people like Shorty Snowden and Twist Mouth George, viewed Whitey's crew as upstarts. One day Snowden challenged Whitey to a contest, three of Snowden's couples against three of Whitey's, to be held at the Savoy. Frankie was to dance for Whitey. "Shorty had a step where his partner, Big Bea, would carry him off stage on her back. "I thought I could improve it" Frankie commented " If I'd take the girl and flip her all the way over." He and Frieda worked on the step in secret, and used it during the contest--the first air step, what is now called "Over the Back." It brought the house down, and Whitey's dancers won. A few months later, in the spring of 1936, Frankie developed the first ensemble Lindy dancing for a routine in the Cotton Club show at the Alhambra. The act stopped the show and the dancers were ecstatic. Unfortunately, the act was kicked out; evidently, nobody from outside the Cotton Club show was allowed to stop it.

Frankie Manning and Norma Miller

Based at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom, Frankie took his talent on the road as a dancer and chief choreographer for Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. He performed in several films including RADIO CITY REVELS with Ann Miller and George Burns (1937) and HELLZAPOPPIN' with Olsen & Johnson and Martha Raye (1941). He toured the world with jazz greats Ethel Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Cab Calloway among others. While dancing in London in 1937, Frankie gave a command performance for King George VI. In 1941, Frankie "Musclehead" Manning was featured in a Life magazine article that chronicled the evolution of the Lindy.

With the onset of World War II, Whitey's Lindy Hoppers disbanded and Frankie joined the Army. After seeing active combat he was released from the military in 1947 and formed his own dance troupe, The Congaroo Dancers. They appeared on The Milton Berle Show, Toast of the Town, and toured with Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Martha Raye, Nat "King" Cole, and Sammy Davis, Jr. As the fifties and rock 'n' roll moved in, Frankie settled down to family life and a day job.

In 1986, with the resurgence of swing dancing, Frankie emerged from his 30-year stint at the Post Office to lead a new breed of jitterbugs. This renewed interest in the lindy hop has set Frankie globetrotting once again, spreading his own brand of dance magic through workshops, lectures, and performances. In 1989, Frankie was profiled on ABC's primetime news program. Producer Alice Pifer said, "Frankie Manning is one of our country's cultural treasures and for too long he did not have full recognition. That's why I felt he warranted a profile on national television."

Also in 1989, Frankie received a Tony Award for Best Choreography in the Broadway hit musical BLACK AND BLUE. The New York Times noted, "Mr. Manning is an-over-the-top choreographer we should see more often. His theatricalization of jitterbug styles is topped with a spectacular anthology of social dancing and tap in the chorus numbers 'Swinging' and 'Wednesday Night Hop'." Frankie returned to Broadway in 1997 as Creative Historic Consultant to choreographer the main Lindy Hop routine for PLAY ON that was otherwised choreographed by Mercedes Ellington .

In 1992, Frankie served as dance consultant for and danced in Spike Lee's film MALCOLM X. With fellow lindy hopper Norma Miller, Frankie choreographed and performed in STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY, an NBC made-for-television movie directed by Debbie Allen. Since 1988, Frankie has choreographed for numerous dance companies around the world including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, American Ballroom Theater, Zoots and Spangles (UK), The Rhythm Hot Shots (Sweden), and New York's own Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, for whom Frankie serves as artistic director and chief choreographer.

Among Frankie's many honors are induction into the City Lore People's Hall of Fame (1993), a New York Arts in Education Roundtable Award (1993), an NEA Choreographers' Fellowship Grant (1994), and an NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award (2000). Oxford University Press, recognizing his historical importance, included an article on Frankie, and another on the lindy hop, in their six-volume International Encyclopedia of Dance (1998).

Frankie's eightieth birthday was marked in May, 1994 by CAN'T TOP THE LINDY HOP! a three-day dance celebration in Manhattan attended by over 700 people from eight different countries. New York City's legendary Roseland Ballroom hosted 1700 well-wishers for Frankie's 85th birthday in 1999. Frankie was further honored when a pair of his dance shoes was added to the display case of famous dancers' shoes in the lobby of Roseland.

Frankie's activities have been considered newsworthy since the 1930s. As a prime mover behind the current swing dance revival, the press pays constant attention to his doings. He has been interviewed for scores of magazine and newspaper articles, as well as many documentaries and news programs. Most recently, he was profiled in GQ, People, and was a featured dancer in the PBS special SWINGIN' WITH DUKE.

Frankie is truly a world ambassador of swing dance. His fabulous dancing and radiant smile have served as inspiration to generations of lindy hop enthusiasts, but he modestly claims, "I'm not interested in fame and glory, it's just that I would like others to know what a happy dance this is."

I met Frankie Manning about a year ago at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.

 

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For additional information on any of the above, visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com or contact:

Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@hotmail.com
Terry@InternationalDanceSPORT.net
202-462-0870

www.InternationalDanceSPORTcompany.com

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"So, whatever you want to do, just do it....Making a damn fool of yourself is
absolutely essential." -- Gloria Steinem

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volume, kick off your shoes, and have the time of your life!" -- Oprah Winfrey
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We're not here for a long time, we're here for a GOOD TIME!
So let's get started...and DANCE!!! -- TLChasteen
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Too many problems in your life?...maybe here's the answer...
It's All Because (The Gays Are Getting Married)

 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THE LISTED DANCE EVENTS ARE MEANT FOR BEGINNER DANCERS AS WELL AS FOR THOSE WHO ARE MORE EXPERIENCED. ABSOLUTELY NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OR DANCE PARTNER IS NECESSARY AS EACH EVENT HAS BEGINNER LEVEL CLASSES AND THOSE ATTENDING WILL ROTATE PARTNERS THROUGHOUT.
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com or www.InternationalDanceSPORTcompany.com for a complete calendar and additional information on the following topics.

For additional information, contact:

Terry Chasteen's International DanceSPORT and Entertainment
Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
(the web site for the June 2nd "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball")


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(1).
WATCH FOR OUR RECENT BRAZILIAN SAMBA TAPING AT THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM TAUGHT BY DANIELLE ARECO ON "DC LATINO TV" DURING OUR DECEMBER 30TH DANCE-&-LEARN PARTY AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE ON UNIVISION IN THEIR WEEKLY "What's Happening in DC?" SEGMENT. WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED OF THE EXACT DATES. YOU CAN LEARN THIS INCREDIBLE AND AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN DANCE STYLE DURING OUR WEEKLY SUNDAY SALSA, BRAZILIAN SAMBA, TANGO AND RUEDA SOCIALS AT 5:00PM FOLLOWED BY DANCING AS WELL AS DURING UPCOMING DANCE-&-LEARN PARTIES ON JANUARY 27TH AND FEBRUARY 24TH PLUS ON EVERY 4TH SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH IN 2007.
Join us each week for authentic Brazilian Samba classes during our upcoming 4th Saturday evening Dance-&-Learn Parties with mini-classes at the Chevy Chase Ballroom from 8pm - 11:30pm and our weekly Sunday Salsa, Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Dance Party & classes at 5:00pm and 6:00pm.
The show on Univision "What's Happening in DC?" airs every saturday from 10:00am to 10:30am. Be a part of it next time! Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for Dance-&-Learn Party and Sunday Salsa, Rueda, Brazilian Samba and Argentine Tango Dance Party & classes and also join us for our wide array of classes in Ballroom, Latin, Hustle, Swing, Brazilian Samba Tango and more.

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2. All include mini-classes, refreshments & PLENTY of DANCING in all of the social dances of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle, C/W and more?

Join us at the

for our educational and fun-filled

Hosted by Terry Chasteen & the very talented Chevy Chase Ballroom teaching staff
The next Dance-&-Learn Party dates include:

Saturday, January 27th and February 24th
at the Chevy Chase Ballroom
From 8pm to 11:30pm
All events include mini-classes from 8 to 9pm and
LOTS of general dancing until 11:30pm!

(You'll learn the basics of more dances in one night than you ever thought possible!...)

You've been WATCHING

"Dancing with the Stars"

... now it's time for YOU to "BE ONE"!

LOCATION:
the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington DC (Above Paul's Liquor, 1/2 block S of the Jennifer Street exit of the Friendship Heights red line Metro. Free parking often available at the adjacent Bank of America at Harrison & Wisconsin).

TIME: 7:00pm-11:30pm, including 2 levels of mini-dance classes until 9:00 & dancing until 11:30pm...

ADMISSION: $12.00 less discount with an email or web site notice from www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com or your Meetup membership profile from any Washington DC Meetup Group. $10.00 Full-time Students with ID (less Meetup.com member discount).

Mark your calendar in advance for upcoming fun-filled and educational Dance-&-Learn Parties on the evenings of Saturday, January 27th & February 24th, to include beginner and possibly intermediate level mini-classes with several teachers in numerous dances throughout the night. Those mini-classes may consist of Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom, Tango, Hustle, any of the Latin dances and/or Swing. All by request of those who are attending from 8:00pm to 9:00pm and followed by mini-classes througout te night plus PLENTY of dancing to all styles of music -- including Salsa & Rueda, Disco/Hustle, the social Latin dances (Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, Bolero, Samba and more), Country/Western (Two Step. Waltz or Line Dances by request), Ballroom (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz), Argentine Tango, Swing, Brazilian Samba, Hustle and more. We may have 2 studios going at once in different dance styles, so there'll be plenty for everyone regardless of your favorite style of music & dance. Or we may just take down the wall and have plenty of space for everyone together. Mini-workshops of 1 hour each with 2 or more teachers starting at 8:00pm...(so bring your non-dancing friends and family members and we'll get them going!). All of this followed by general dancing from 9:00-11:30pm. Brief workshops at the mirror to the music that's playing at the time will be available throughout most of the night for those who are new to the different dances while the more experienced continue dancing. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm in the future for upcoming dates and details.

Co-hosted by Terry Chasteen and the very talented members of the Chevy Chase Ballroom teaching staff.

Singles, couples, same-gender couples and the seeing & hearing impaired are welcome (ASL available) and encouraged. And bring the kids! They too need to learn to dance!

YOU'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND DANCE MORE DANCE STYLES IN ONE NIGHT THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE!..

MUSIC: The Absolute "BEST" in Salsa & Rueda, the social Latin dances (Merengue, Cha Cha, Rumba & Bolero, Samba...), Ballroom (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz), Swing (E. Coast Swing, W. Coast Swing, Lindy Hop & Jive), Disco Hustle (featuring the Bee Gees, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Gloria Gainer, Donna Summer), Country/Western Two step or Line Dances and even the best in Hip Hop (Mary J Blige, Usher, Nelly & more!) throughout the night....(and of course the Hip Hop fans can always learn Terry's Hip Hop moves by request to Nelly's "Hot In Here" danced in Chris Rock's "Head Of State" [ www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/headofstate.htm ] or a segment of the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine for those who even DARE to try it... guaranteed to be one GHOULISH experience for sure [ www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/thriller.htm ]).

ALL AGES WELCOME AND NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY AS PARTNERS WILL SWITCH THROUGHOUT THE CLASSES.

ALSO, ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVING A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENT COMING UP?
Our Dance-&-Learn Parties and Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Socials at the Chevy Chase Ballroom are perfect opportunities to celebrate any birthday, anniversary or special event in a very special way...by DANCING!... and at no additional cost (all you need is cake, unless you want to put a candle in one of our delicious pies that we always serve with ice cream). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/birthdays.htm or www.PleaseDanceWitMe.com/SalsaSocial.htm for birthday party information or contact TerryChasteen@hotmail.com .

PLENTY OF HEALTHY (AND SOME NOT-SO-HEALTHY) SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED. ALSO , IF YOU CARE TO, BRING YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY LEFT-OVER ENTREES OR DESSERTS FROM CHRISTMAS DINNER. AFTER ALL OF THE DANCING WE'LL JUST START THE EATING PROCESS ALL OVER AGAIN

Everyone can save by inviting your friends and by bringing a
"2-for-the-Price-of-1 Pass"
for classes available at
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/sfor1pass.doc
when one of those is attending for their first time.

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3 . The weekly Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social Dance Parties


(Click on the above graphic for details)

Join us every week for the Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social, including weekly classes earlier throughout the day. All of our social events, which always include some type of training for beginners, are a GREAT way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special events at no extra cost to you! We'll have several teachers available throughout the night to help get ALL of your family and friends dancing.

Classes included throughout the day every Sunday:

12:30pm - 1:15pm Drop-in beginner to intermediate International Latin technique for all levels taught by Jonathon Bowers,

2:00pm - 3:00pm (A) Beginner "Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Disco/Hustle and Rueda, plus ettiquette for high school and middle-school-aged kids taught by Terry
PLUS:

AND:
(B) Adult beginner "Black-tie & Wedding Social Dances", including Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Hustle.

3:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-in beginner and intermediate/advanced Country / Western Texas two Step patterns and technique (2 teachers with 2 class levels at once) taught by Terry & assisted by Mein, including a short clogging or line dance routine for warm-up. (additional C/W Two Step and/or Waltz is also available in 2 levels on Saturday afternoons at 12:30pm). We will eventually teach you some HOT!, and "Including-Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink" competition level Texas Two Step, Country Waltz and clogging patterns that you won't see in DC unless the pro's come to town!


( And hurry, before the classes fill up!!)


4:00pm - 5:00pm Beginner, intermediate Salsa on 1, including advanced dips, drops and tricks plus ladies' styling and for intermediate dancers with and Terry Chasteen for beginners (three teachers may ultimately be made available for three different levels at the same time if necessary).

5:00pm, 6:00pm & 7:00pm to at least 7:30 Beginner, Intermediate and advanced Salsa Rueda in studio B taught by Ernesto Reyes and members of the SAOCODC Rueda Performance Team, plus Terry when needed (two classes at once for beginners if necessary so more advanced beginners can move out). No additional charges above the $12.00 admission to take any of the levels that one is qualified for
(Click here for a list of Rueda turn patterns)
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PLUS AT THE SAME TIME!

5:00pm - 6:00pm Authentic Brazilain Samba classes in Carnaraval & Gafieira taught by Danielle Areco, a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo, including ladies' and men's styling and numerous HOT moves that you can use at Mardi Gras events and in the dance clubs.


6:00pm - 7:00pm Brazilian Dance Mix classes - Lambada, Forro and Axe
(Which will eventually change over time to include Samba Rock, Brazilian Bolero, Pagode, Vanerao, etc...)

 

 

6:00pm - 7:30pm Drop-in beginner & intermediate Argentine Tango (2 levels at once taught by Arnaud Lucas & Bella Sterling in studio A).

6:30pm - 7:30pm Beginner and Intermediate Salsa on 2, New York Style (Mambo) with Terry and a second teacher to-be-announced in studio B (pre-registration of enough students required for now to bring in a second teacher).

7:00pm - 7:30pm Advanced Salsa Rueda in studio B with Ernesto Reyes of the Rueda Performance Team, SAOCODC (The level taught each week depends on the amount of Rueda experience of those attending. Each week there will be new material, regardless of the level, but those participating must be up to the level of the majority of the class so as not to hold the higher level dancers back).

(Click here for a list of Rueda turn patterns on this web site)

7:30pm - 10:00pm teacher-assisted dancing and practice in Salsa, Salsa Rueda, Brazilain Samba, Argentine Tango, any of the social Latin or Ballroom & Swing dances and more by request during the Sunday Salsa Social dance party (we may even do some Ballroom or learn some of Terry's Hip Hop moves to Nelly's "Hot In Here" that he danced in Chris Rock's "Head Of State" [ www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/headofstate.htm ] or a segment of the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine...but only for those who even DARE to try it...guaranteed to be one GHOULISH experience for sure [Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/thriller.htm ]).

...Including "the best" in music entertainment!...

Open dancing in studio B will be to the "BEST" Salsa and Latin music plus the same for Argentine Tango dancing in studio A. We may also have occasional performances by some of Metropolitan Washington's top Salsa and Rueda student performance groups.

ADMISSION: $12.00 for the first class, $19.00 for two Sunday classes before 5:00pm, $25.00 for 3 classes and $30.00 for 4 classes before 5:00pm. The Salsa Rueda classes, which are always $12.00 per class and beginner/intermediate Argentine Tango, which is $15.00.

$95.00 per 10-class dance card good toward any of Terry Chasteen's own classes at the Chevy Chase Ballroom. $10.00 Full-time students with ID (less online discounts) or $75.00/ 10-class dance card also good toward any of Terry & Co's classes throughout the week, $6.00 for the dance party only from 7:30 until 10:00pm for those not taking the classes (so come to a class...it doesn't cost that much extra).

Receive a $2.00 discount on the first class taken or the dance party after 7:30pm with a copy of a web site or email notice from your favorite non-profit, dance team, or organization. That association will also then receive 25% of the admission fees toward their fundraising if 10 or more attend in exchange for promoting the event, if the email notice is sent or if it's published on their web site. Paid admission to any of Terry & Friends' Sunday classes includes the open dancing and/or performances after 7:30pm.

AND IF YOU HAVE A PERFORMANCE TEAM, CONTACT US!...
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE DATES ARE AVAILABLE.

PLENTY OF SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

No previous dance experience or partner necessary.
There will be a beginner level class in each dance style and everyone rotates throughout the classes.

Don't miss these exciting, fun-filled and high-energy
Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango,
Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social Parties

plus if you have birthdays, anniversaries or other special events coming up, our

Saturday & Sunday Dance parties
are a terrific means to celebrate them in a very special way...

....by DANCING!

Music: We will also be playing other Latin dance music by request, including Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Merengue, etc (and maybe even some Ballroom, Country/Western or "Swing", if requested...).

Location: The Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center - 5207 Wisc Ave., NW, Washington DC (above Paul's Liquor, located 1/2 block South of the Jennifer Street exit of the Friendship Heights red line Metro. Plenty of free parking usually available at the adjacent Bank of America at the intersection of Harrison and Wisconsin Avenues, NW during non-banking hours).

Contact:
Terry Chasteen@hotmail.com,
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com,

202-462-0870

Everyone can save by inviting your friends and by bringing a
"2-for-the-Price-of-1 Pass"
for classes available at
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/sfor1pass.doc
when one of those is attending for their first time.

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4. ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVING A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR OTHER SPECIAL EVENT COMING UP?
Our Dance-&-Learn Parties and Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Socials at the Chevy Chase Ballroom are perfect opportunities to celebrate any birthday, anniversary or special event in a very special way...by DANCING!... and at no additional cost (all you need is cake, unless you want to put a candle in one of our delicious pies that we always serve with ice cream). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/birthdays.htm, www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/DanceAndLearn.htm or www.PleaseDanceWitMe.com/SalsaSocial.htm for birthday party information or contact TerryChasteen@hotmail.com.

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5.
"Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops" at 6pm on the 4th Saturday of the month at 11:00am and on the last Saturday of each month.

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6. New Sunday afternoon classes at 2:00pm in

RED HOT BALLROOM!
in addition to the already ongoing Saturday morning classes at 10:30am

Ballroom, Latin, Disco/Hustle and Swing
dancing for the kids, as well as their parents and teachers....



Teacher training
is also available for those who
wish to start a program in your school.

The kids have been WATCHING "Dancing with the Stars"....


...now it's time for each one of them to
"BE ONE"!!

Isn't it time for the kids to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!

Congratulations to my grade-schoolers, Gillan & Tasneem who performed our International Samba routine at the last Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase on November 11th. They were the only kids performing and literally STOLE THE SHOW! Great job, ladies!...


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7. New drop-in beginner & intermediate Country/Western Two Step and Line dance classes on early Saturdays and Sundays throughout December taught by Terry & assisted by Mein.

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Potential victims for the new drop-in early Saturday and Sunday beginner &
intermediate Country / Western Two Step & Line Dance Classes taught by Terry & Mein

Saturdays 10:30am - 11:30am (A) "Red Hot Ballroom" Ballroom, Latin & Swing for high school & middle-schoolers taught by Terry
PLUS
(B) Intermediate/advanced Salsa on 1 and/or Salsa Rueda (your choice whether you want to do Salsa or Cuban style Rueda. They're very similar and Mein can teach both styles at once) taught by Mein.

Saturdays 11:30am - 12:30pm (A) Drop-in Adult beginner "Black-tie & Wedding Social Dances", including Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Hustle taught by Terry,
PLUS
(B) Drop-in beginner Salsa and/or Rueda (your choice whether you want to do Salsa or Cuban style Rueda. They're very similar and Mein can teach both styles at once) taught by Mein.

Saturdays 12:30am - 1:30pm Drop-in beginner and intermediate/advanced Country/Western 2-Step patterns and technique (2 teachers with 2 class levels at once) taught by Terry & assisted by Mein, including a short clogging technique routine for warm-up. We will eventually teach you some HOT! competition level Texas Two Step patterns!...

Sundays 2:00pm - 3:00pm (A) Drop-in Beginner "Red Hot Ballroom" for high school and middle-school-aged kids
AND
(B) Adult beginner "Black-tie & Wedding Social Dances", including Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Hustle taught by Terry,


PLUS

(B) Drop-in Beginner to intermediate Country/Western Line Dances taught by Mein.

Sundays 3:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-in beginner and intermediate/advanced Country/Western 2-Step patterns and technique (2 teachers with 2 class levels at once) taught by Terry & assisted by Mein, including a short clogging tecnique routine for warm-up. We will eventually teach you some HOT! competition level Texas Two Step patterns!...

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8. Give a Gift Certificate of Dance in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle, Tango, Salsa or Rueda and more....A gift that will last a lifetime, and one that gives again and again, every time the music starts to play. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/GiftCertificates.htm to purchase a gift certificate online.

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9. The 2007 dance class schedule at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & the National Capital YMCA at Dupont Circle. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/schedule.htm.

(1) On Mondays (any classes missed may be made up at the Chevy Chase Ballroom)
7-week series at the YMCA, Dupont Circle starting now (you may still enroll for a few weeks after the series begins and make up any missed classes at the Chevy Chase Ballroom),
(A) 7:30pm - 8:15pm Beginner I Salsa.
(B) 8:15pm -9:00pm Beginner Black-Tie and Wedding dances, including Social Ballroom, Latin, Disco/Hustle & Swing.

Early Tuesday Eve - Chevy Chase Ballroom (Friendship Hts Metro) ($12.-One class, $18.-2 classes. 1st Class Free Pass @www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com)

6:30pm-7:15pm:
(A) Drop-in Beginner Salsa basics (Terry) "AND"
(B) OR Beginner Salsa on-2 Mambo.

PLUS AT THE SAME TIME IN STUDIO B!:


7:00pm - 8:00pm Authentic Brazilain Samba taught by Danielle Areco, a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo including ladies' and men's styling and numerous HOT! moves that you can use at Mardi Gras events and in the clubs - Carnaraval & Gafieira at 3pm.

7:00pm - 8:00pm Brazilian Dance Mix classes - Lambada, Forro and Axe at 4pm.
(Which will change over time to include Samba Rock, Brazilian Bolero, Pagode, Vanerao, etc...prepare for the upcoming "Carnival Party" including a Samba demonstration performance and dancing.



7:15pm-8:00pm:
(A) Drop-in Beginner Black-tie & Wedding Dances (Terry, including Social Ballroom, Latin, Swing. No experience/partner necessary), PLUS!
(B) Intermediate+/Advanced Salsa partnering & turn patterns (Danielle)
(C) Intermed/adv Salsa on-2 (Mambo) Derek of SalsaApache.com.
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Early Wednesday Eve - Chevy Chase Ballroom (Friendship Hts Metro) ($12./person per class or $95.00 per 10-class card good toward any of TERRY chasteen's Chevy Chase Ballroom classes. 1st Class Free Pass at http://PleaseDanceWithMe.com)
7 :00pm-8:00pm
(A) Drop-in Beg sovcial Latin Dances of all styles by request taught by Terry Chasteen.
(B) Beg & Int Salsa on 1 (by request of those attending)
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Early Thursday Eve - Chevy Chase Ballroom (Friendship Hts Metro)
($12./person per class or $95.00 per 10-class card good toward any of TERRY chasteen's Chevy Chase Ballroom classes. 1st Class Free Pass at PleaseDanceWithMe.com)
6:30-7:15pm
(A) Beg & Int Argentine Tango taught by Terry Chasteen or Salsa & Salsa Rueda partnering by request,
(B) Authentic Brazilian Samba by pre-enrollment with enough students to form a class (Danielle)
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Saturday Morning/Afternoon/Evening dance class schedule with Terry Chasteen, the Chevy Chase Ballroom.
$11. one of Terry's classes, $19.00 for 2 or $26.00 for 3 Saturday classes . $95.00/10-class dance card good toward any of Terry's classes througout the week.

10:30am-11:30am "Red Hot Ballroom" for high school & middle-schoolers

PLUS

10:30am-11:30pm Intermediate/advanced Salsa on 1 and/or Salsa Rueda taught by Mein.

11:15am–12:00 noon - Intermediate International Latin technique taught by GQ Bowers for all levels.

11:15am-12:00 noon Drop-in Beginner Salsa and/or Rueda With Mein (beginners)

11:15am-12:00pm Beginner Black-tie & Wedding Dances, including Social Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Hustle -- (Not only for wedding couples) taught by Terry

11:15pm-12:30pm on the LAST Saturday of the month (except December) "Dance-At-Your-Wedding Workshops" (Dec 16 & 23). Learn the basics of Ballroom, Latin and Swing for your wedding. PLUS! How to prepare for a magnificent "FIRST DANCE". Visit http://www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/wedding.htm .

12:00-12:45pm beginner and Intermediate to advanced Disco/Hustle (taught by Jonathon Bowers)

12:30pm-1:30pm beginner and intermediate/advanced Country/western Two Step and/or line dances possibly with a Line Dance warm-up taught by Terry and assisted by Mein. We will eventally be covering some very high level competition style material in the intermediate/advanced class.

11:15am-7:30pm last Saturday "Dance-At-Your-Wedding Workshops" (Dec 16 & Dec 23).

7:00pm-11:30pm Dance-&-Learn Parties w/ mini-classes (Saturday, Dec 23rd, 30th and Dec 25th, our annual "Dance on the Evening of Christmas Day" as well as January 1st, 2007, our annual "Dance on the Evening of New Year's Day". No partner/experience needed
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Sundays-The Chevy Chase Ballroom (Friendship Hts Red Line Metro) ($12. 1st class plus online discounts) (All of Terry’s Sunday classes include Salsa, Tango & Rueda dancing & practice from 7:30pm-10:30pm. $12.00 -1st Sun class, $7.-2nd class, $6.00- 3rd class, $5.00- 4th class), $95.00 per 10-class card good toward any of Terry Chasteen's classes throughout the week or weekend. $10.00 student rate plus $75.00 student 10-class card.

1. 12:30pm-1:30pm Beginner to Intermediate International Latin technique (taught by Jonathon Bowers).

2. 2:00pm-3:00pm
(A) "Red Hot Ballroom", including Ballroom, Latin & Swing for grade school through high school.

AND

(B) Beg Black-Tie & Wedding Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Hustle dances
PLUS!

2:00pm-3:00pm beginner & eventually intermediate Country/Western Line Dances taught by Mein.

3. 3:00pm-4:00pm beginner and intermediate/advanced Country/western Two Step at the same time taught by Terry & assisted by Mein. We will eventally be covering some very high level competition style material in the intermediate/advanced class, plus continuing to drill the very basics for beginners.

4. 4:00pm-5:00pm Drop-in Beg, Intermediate & Adv Salsa taught by Terry (beginners) and a second teacher teaching intermediate/advanced with her infamous weekly "knock-down, drag-out and Including-Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink" Dips, Drops 'N' Tricks Salsa moves. 3 teachers if needed.

5. 5:00pm-7:30pm Beg, Intermed & adv Salsa Rueda ($12.00 for all 3 levels for those qualified, 2 teachers & 3 classes at 5, 6 & 7pm Ernesto & Terry)

AND

6. 5:00pm-6:00pm Authentic Brazilian Samba patterns & styling including Carnaraval & Gafieira for both men and women taught by Danielle Areco, a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo.

7. AND AT 6:00PM:

(A) 6:00pm-7:00pm Brazilian Dance Mix classes including - Lambada, Forro and Axe patterns & styling (Which will eventually change over time to include Samba Rock, Brazilian Bolero, Pagode, Vanerao, etc...) taught by Danielle who is a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo. Followed by dancing and practice in all of the dances during te weekly "Sunday, Salsa, Argebtine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social" from 7:30pm to 10:00pm

(B) 6:00pm-7:30pm (A)Beg & Intermediate Argentine Tango Arnaud Lucas & Bella Sterling ($15.00 – 2 teachers & 2 levels)

(C) 6:00pm-7:30pm Beginner and Intermediate / Advanced Salsa on-2 (Mambo). Starting date to-be-announced.

10. 7:30pm-10:30pm "THE WEEKLY SUNDAY SALSA, ARGENTINE TANGO, BRAZILIAN SAMBA & RUEDA SOCIAL & DANCE PARTY" ($12. or FREE! w/ any paid Sunday class)
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AND REMEMBER, YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE for both children and adults new to Terry Chasteen’s or Ron Bennett’s (with authorization from Terry for Ron’s classes) regular weekday or weekend classes at the Chevy Chase Ballroom (does not include workshops or social dance events) at the Chevy Chase Ballroom. Download and print a "FIRST-CLASS-IS-FREE PASS" at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/s2for1pass.doc and bring it with you. Also use our "2-FOR-THE-PRICE-OF-1 PASSES" when one of those is attending for their first time (you must actually print and bring in your own copy of your Meetup profile or the coupons to qualify for any discounts).

Everyone can save by inviting your friends and by bringing a
"2-for-the-Price-of-1 Pass"
for classes available at
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/sfor1pass.doc
when one of those is attending for their first time.

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11. Learn a segment of the Micael Jackson "Thriller" routine on Monday at the National Capital YMCA, Dupont Circle at 8:15pm.
My Monday Ballroom class at the YMCA has threatened mutiny if I don't teach them a segment of the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine, so I'm doing a warm-up for their class in "Thriller" on Monday, Dec 8th at 8:15pm. If you're not a YMCA, National Capital member, email me and I may be able to get you a visitor's pass. (Guaranteed to be one GHOULISH experience, for sure..and it's FREE! for those who pre-register at TerryChasteen@hotmail.com)

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12. Authentic Brazilian Samba and other Brazilian dances for both men & women to that incredible Brazilian music taught by Danielle Areco, a true Brazilian from Sao Paulo. Learn some HOT! moves for the clubs and Marti Gras events. Times are changed on Sundays to 5:00pm and 6:00pm to coincide with the Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social Party every Sunday.

Everyone can save by inviting your friends and by bringing a
"2-for-the-Price-of-1 Pass"
for classes available at
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/sfor1pass.doc
when one of those is attending for their first time.

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13. Private dance coaching is always available in all of the Ballroom, Latin, Country/Western, Hustle and Swing dances by appointment, whether for social dancing, your "Honor Dance" for your wedding, future competition or for showcase performances. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/PrivateCoaching.htm for details.

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14. JUDY GARLAND SINGS! AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Silver Spring, Md hosts a 6-week tribute to beloved Superstar & icon, Judy Garland from November 24 through January 11, '07.

AFI's recent survey of the 25 Greatest Movie Musicals of All Time: Judy Garland headlined three of the top 10 titles, more than fellow legends Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews or Fred Astaire. An actress of great talent, verve and demonic complexity, she retains an aura of youthfulness and soul in her classic musicals, which showcased her velvet-rich vocals as well as her underrated gifts as a comedienne. This series includes the beloved family classic MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (#10 Greatest Musicals), featuring Garland's holiday standard the bittersweet Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; the always wonderful THE WIZARD OF OZ (#3); and the epic Hollywood story, A STAR IS BORN (#7); plus great pairings with stars Gene Kelly in THE PIRATE and Fred Astaire in EASTER PARADE.
Films include THE HARVEY GIRLS, THE PIRATE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, MEET ME IN ST.LOUIS, A STAR IS BORN, and EASTER PARADE.

(A). THE HARVEY GIRLS - "An abundance of chromatic spectacle and an uncommonly good score." -New York Times. A little known, but quintessentially star-laden MGM musical about young ladies moving west to civilize frontier towns.
Friday, November 24, Saturday, November 25, Sunday, November 26.
(B). THE PIRATE - Judy Garland is unhappily engaged to the rich and boring mayor of her Caribbean town. Vowing to set her eyes on the sea before she marries, she meets Gene Kelly, who exploits her romantic nature and her interest in the legendary pirate Macoco. The Cole Porter score includes one of the most famous of all numbers, the exuberant Be a Clown, featuring the dancing of the Nicholas Brothers. Tuesday, December 12 @ 4:30 Thursday, December 14 @4:30, 6:45, Friday, December 15 @ 4:30, Sunday, December 17 @1:20.

(C). THE WIZARD OF OZ - When Louis B. Mayer couldn't get Shirley Temple, he took a gamble and cast Judy Garland as Dorothy, the sad girl from Kansas who runs away with her dog Toto and is transported over the rainbow. Six Oscar nominations, with wins for Best Score and Best Song. Saturday, December 23 @ 1:00, Monday, December 25 @ 2:00, Wednesday, December 27 @ 12:50, Thursday, December 28 @ 6:20. A must for the kids to see on a major motion picture screen.

I'll get you, my pretties!!...AND YOUR LITTLE DOG, TOO!!

(D). MEET ME IN ST.LOUIS - Nominated for four Academy Awards, this nostalgic portrait of a happy Midwest family marked the beginning of MGM's Golden Age. Father is offered a promotion in New York, and the Smith family is shaken to realize they may have to leave their beloved St. Louis and miss the 1904 World's Fair. Delightful classic numbers include The Trolley Song, The Boy Next Door and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Sunday, December 24 @1:00, Monday, December 25 @ 4:10, Tuesday, December 26 @12:40, Thursday, December 28 @12:40

(E). A STAR IS BORN - Garland's stellar comeback performance after a four-year absence is reason enough to see this remake of William Wellman's 1937 classic about a doomed Hollywood couple. James Mason is the actor on the wane who takes young Judy under his wing to cultivate her raw talent into Hollywood super stardom. As she rises, Mason becomes increasingly despondent, resulting in a dramatic conclusion. Friday, December 29, Saturday, December 30, Tuesday, January 2 through Thursday, January 4 @4:30, Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1 @ 3:30.

(F). EASTER PARADE - Garland's sole collaboration with Fred Astaire, this Academy Award-winning (Best Score) Irving Berlin musical features highlights such as Stepping Out With My Baby, A Couple of Swells and the title song, Easter Parade. Astaire is shaken when his long-time dance partner Ann Miller goes solo. After drunkenly boasting that he can turn any plain Jane into a first-class dancer, he sets his sights on transforming Garland. Friday, January 5 @ 3:45, Sunday, January 7 @ 1:00, Monday, January 8 @ 4:20, Wednesday, January 9 @ 4:20 & 6:30, Wednesday, January 10 @ 4:45, Thursday, January 11 @ 4:45.

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And speaking of movies...and movie stars...

(15). What do George Clooney , King Kong , Matt Damon and Terry Chasteen have in common? (No we were not all 3 named the sexiest guys in America...very funny...).

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. If you mised this year's incredible "Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships and New Year's Eve Gala" over the New Year's weekend, you REALLY MISSED IT! Whether it was "Dancing with the Stars" or the allignment of the stars, attendance to this year's Yuletide Ball Championships and New Year's Eve Gala were unprecedented. Entries in the competition events was almost twice as in years past, attendance by spectators went through the roof and the number of people attending the $150.00 per plate New Year's Eve Gala and dinner packed the Ballroom at 385 people. You've watched them during PBS's "Championsip Ballroom Dancing" and "America's Ballroom Challenge", plus on "Dancing with the Stars". Many also watched them in person right here in DC over the holiday weekend. Plus the Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala was one of the most elegant events in the city, including dinner, dancing AND! an unbelievable top level professional theatre arts performance by World Champions from Rusia, Maxim Kozhevnikov & Yulia Zagoryuchenko.

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For additional information on any of the above, visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com or contact:

Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@hotmail.com
Terry@InternationalDanceSPORT.net
202-462-0870

www.InternationalDanceSPORTcompany.com

Everyone can save by inviting your friends and by bringing a
"2-for-the-Price-of-1 Pass"
for classes available at
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/sfor1pass.doc
when one of those is attending for their first time.

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Attend the weekly Sunday Argentine Tango, Salsa & Salsa Rueda Dance Party at the Chevy Chase Ballroom...
......
...OR ELSE!!


You'll learn the basics and more in many of the Ballroom, Salsa, Latin, Swing & Disco/Hustle dances during the Saturday & Sunday
"Dance-&-Learn Party & classes" and "Sunday Salsa & Rueda Social Party & classes" .

Mini-classes and training available in all dance styles before or during both events
(Everyone, including beginners are welcome - no partner necessary)



And do you have a birthday or other special event coming up?
Our weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda Social Dance Parties and “Extravaganza’s”, as well as Saturday evening “Dance-&-Learn Parties” are the perfect means for celebrating such events in a very special way and at NO extra cost. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/birthdays.htm

Please visit the web site of

Terry Chasteen's
International DanceSPORT Company

at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com, www.InternationalDanceSPORTcompany.com,
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net


OUR GUARANTEE
To provide to you the most reasonably priced, flexible, highly-professional, highly-skilled and fun-filled learning opportunities in literally all of the social dances from around the globe. We provide the most flexibile scheduling and most affordable pricing available anywhere (including unrivaled student discounts) for classes, private coaching, gift certificates, wedding training, classes for middle-schoolers and social dance and practice events to satisfy your every need. My associate teachers who also teach out of the Chevy Chase Ballroom are absolutely "The BEST"!
in literally every Ballroom, Latin, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Salsa Rueda and Disco/Hustle dance style that's popular today.
(Your first class is FREE! Just bring in a "First-Class-is-FREE Pass" from this web site to qualify)

Please.......
Terry Chasteen



...I promise that your Dancing
(and your social life........)

...will Never be The Same!

Your first class is FREE! by bringing a
"First-Class-is-Free Pass"
from the dance class schedule page.

 



3. Terry will now teach drop-in intermediate to intermediate +/advanced East Coast Swing & Lindy Hop on Sundays at 3:00pm during Danielle's Salsa technique, Shines and Ladies' styling.
Visit http://www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/schedule.htm http://www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/salsasocial.htm or print a one-pagr flier at http://www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/SUNDAYSALSARUEDAEXTRAVAGANZAFLYER.doc .
The full extended version of the "DC DanceSPORT News" with more detailed information can be found by visiting www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/dancesportnews.htm .

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4. Monday evening social Ballroom, Swing & Salsa classes at the YMCA National Capitol, Dupont Circle begins again every 7 to 8 weeks.
The Ballroom dances will change, so don't hesitate if you've already taken the series. There are MANY fun and exciting Ballroom dances to still learn and perfect before you're done and we'll be reviewing plus adding new ones.
To avoid a higher annual per person enrollment fee to be paid by each student, students may enroll as a "Family"even with different last names at a total of $105.00 split between 2 people. Contact me at TerryChasteen@hotmail.com. Also a 5-class dance card for 5 additional classes and/or dance events at the Chevy Chase Ballroom will be issued to offset the enrollment fee (the enrollment fee is only paid once for the full year regardless of how many classes you take). The fee for each class per 7-week YMCA session is then $78.00 ($78.00 per person for each 7-week Salsa and/or Ballroom class).
Any classes missed at the Y may always be made up at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, so not to worry if you can't attend each week. It's just another night of the week to drill, drill, drill the basics, which is what good dancing is always all about. Email TerryChasteen@hotmail.com (17th & R. I. Ave., NW) with questions regarding registration instructions. www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/schedule.htm .
Other new Salsa and Ballroom series starting up include Tuesdays at 6:30pm & 7:15pm, Salsa on Fridays at 6:30pm (beginner) & 7:30pm (intermediate), Latin, Ballroom, West Coast Swing & Disco/Hustle early on Saturdays at 11:30am & 12:30pm and Ballroom, Latin, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango AND Salsa (3 levels at once) on Sundays from 2:00pm to 7:30pm (followed by Salsa Rueda & Argentine Tango classes until the Salsa, Salsa Rueda and Argentine Tango dance parties at 7:30. There will be separate Tango and salsa dance events going on at the same time in the 2 studios).
Also enroll the kids in the new "Red Hot Ballroom" classes for middle-schoolers on Saturday mornings, Wednesdays after school at 4:30pm and Sundays at 1:00pm (pre-registration required). Dances eventually include all of the Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Disco/Hustle classes (PLUS the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine from start to finish).
The full extended version of the "DC DanceSPORT News" with more detailed information can be found by visiting www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/dancesportnews.htm .

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5. NEW EARLY EVENING BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES ON SUNDAYS AT THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM
The highly qualified and very talented Arnaud Lucas teaches drop-in Argentine Tango during the Sunday 6:00pm -7:30pm time-slot on Sunday plus there will be opportunities to practice and dance at 7:30pm immediately after the Tango and Salsa Rueda classes. The time slot has been moved to 6pm to better coincide with the open dancing at 7:30 by the Tango dancers while the Salsero's are dancing in studio B. the complete schedule is at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/schedule.htm. You may print a one-page flier of this class to send to others who may be interested in attending at www.pleasedancewithme.com/TANGOFLYER.doc. You may print a one-page printer-friendly schedule at www.pleasedancewithme.com/MONTHLYSCHEDULEFLYER.doc.

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6. New Sunday Shines and footwork plus Ladies' Styling Class from 3:00pm to 4:00pm taught by Danielle Areco plus Sunday Beginner, intermediate and advanced Salsa on 1 classes now from 4:00pm to 5pm with up to 3 levels at once, including Terry and Marc Alberstadt plus Danielle Areco teaching at the same time as needed. New Beginner Salsa on 1 now on Saturdays at 11:30am taught by Terry and intermediate Salsa on Tuesdays at 7:15pm after Terry's beginner Salsa on Tuesdays from 6:30pm - 7:15pm. Beginner and intermediate Salsa on Fridays at 6:30pm & 7:30pm.
(10). Starting in May-new early Wednesday evening Argentine Tango basics with Danielle and Beginner International Ballroom & Latin taught by Terry plus Thursday Beginner/Intermediate to advanced Salsa & Salsa Rueda patterns taught by Danielle and Intermediate continuity American style social Ballroom taught by Terry at the same time.
Sunday Salsa Ladies' Styling is right after the beginner International and social Latin dances (pre-registration required for Latin in Rumba, Cha Cha, Merengue, Samba, etc ) and drop-in beginner through advanced East Coast Swing taught by Terry and before Arnaud Lucas's beginner and intermediate Argentine Tango from 6:00 - 7630 pm and followed by Beginner, Intermediate and advanced Casino Rueda starting at 5 & 6:15pm.
Salsa on 2, New York style (Mambo) at 6 (preregistration required at terryChasteen@hotmail.com). Dancing from 7:30pm until 10:30pm.

Beginner and intermediate Salsa classes are also available every week right after work on Friday evening (6:30pm & 7:30pm), Monday evenings at the YMCA, Dupont Circle at 7:30pm and early Tuesday evenings at the Chevy Chase Ballroom (beginners at 6:30pm with Terry & Intermediate at 7:15pm with Danielle).Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/schedule.htm for details or print a one-page flier at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/SALSACLASSESFLYER.doc , www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/MONTHLYSCHEDULEFLYER.doc .
The full extended version of the "DC DanceSPORT News" with more detailed information can be found by visiting www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/dancesportnews.htm .
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7. SATURDAY "DANCE-AT-YOUR-WEDDING WORKSHOPS" WITH TERRY CHASTEEN
On the 4th Saturdays, April 22nd (registration by email required for the 6pm class), 2006 at 6:00pm and last Saturday of each month April 29th, 2006 at 12:00 noon. Print a one-page flier at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/wedding.htm www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/DANCEATYOURWEDDINGFLYER.doc .
The full extended version of the "DC DanceSPORT News" with more detailed information can be found by visiting www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/dancesportnews.htm .

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June Pointer, one of my personal favorite artists of the '70's and '80's passed away on April 12, 2006


June Pointer was a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning pop group the Pointer Sisters who stormed the charts with hits such as "I'm So Excited", "Jump" (For My Love)', "He's So Shy", "Should I Do It?" and "Neutron Dance" (from Beverley Hills Cop). In addition to touring in the Broadway musical of 'Ain't Misbehavin', The Pointer Sisters During their 20-year career have been nominated for 10 Grammys and have won three: Best Country Vocal Group for "Fairytale," Best Pop Performance by Group or Duo for "Jump" (For My Love), and Best Vocal Arrangement for "Automatic." They've had seven top 10 hits, and their duet with Clint Black ("Chain of Fools") went platinum and was nominated for Best Song of the Year by the Country Music Association. The Pointer Sisters were the very first black female group to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. "That was very scary" said June. "Most of them didn't know we were black until our performance! They had heard the song on the radio and asked us to perform without having seen us. When we got there, they were [shocked!]. One man jumped up and yelled, 'Well, hot damn, them gals is black' IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR SONG! But the audience loved it, and they laughed, and we laughed, and we kept on singing. But we've been accepted—we won a Grammy [for Best Country Vocal Group] for a country song that even Elvis recorded ["Fairytale"]! The only complication arose when we were thought to be maids at the Grande Ole Opry celebration party that was given for us, and they made us go through the back door at our own party.

When the Pointer Sisters began writing jazz material for their album, there was still one problem: the group needed performance clothes, but with no extra cash in sight, designer costumes were out of the question. Looking for ideas, the Pointers recalled how their parents had managed to clothe six children on such a tight budget--and in the process, they came up with an ingenious idea: once again, they'd hit the thrift stores, and sing their new songs in old threads. Following the fads of the 1940s, the girls stocked their closets with floral dresses, wide-brimmed hats, feathered boas, knotted pearls and platform shoes...and the original Pointer Sisters' style was born.

The Pointer Sisters were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 29, 1994.
June Pointer died of cancer at the age of 52, according to the group's web site at www.thepointersistersfans.com.



JUNE POINTER
1953-2006

On June 20, 2006, the Pointer Sisters will be in concert
in Washington, D.C. - National Air & Space Museum (Track)

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15.

 

Question:

What do George Clooney
,

King Kong , Matt Damon ,

Chris Cooper and Jeffrey Wright,

William Hurt,

Amanda Peet,

Christopher Plummer (of "Sound Of Music" fame)



and Terry Chasteen have in common?...
(No we were not all named one of the sexiest people in America for 2006...very funny...only George was...).

Answer:
We all received official notification of being in our very first Oscar®-winning motion pictures during the 78th Annual Academy Awards® on Sunday, March 5th, 2006!...
Hey, so what if they were all principle actors and I was a 6-frame peon...(at the most...maybe only 4 1/2 frames and counting...) in the "Oil Man of the Year Award" segment of "Syriana"®?. I'll take whatever face-time I can get in any Oscar®-winning flick with George Clooney!! Plus I can't wait to steal the frames from the DVD when it comes out...(however many or few there are)...so I can torture EVERYONE with my emails and throughout the web site as I continue to do mercilessly with Chris Rock's "Head Of State"® (After all, one's "15 minutes of fame" won't last forever...unless of course you can catch them in another major motion picture!!...).

 

Thanks to those who joined us during our Oscar® weekend
Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango and Salsa Rueda
Social Dance party


where....
IT BECAME OFFICIAL!...THAT GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON AND "YOURS TRUELY" ARE ACTUALLY IN OUR VERY FIRST
OSCAR-WINNING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE TOGETHER!!...

OIL, MONEY, BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT...EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED

Don't miss my co-star (or am I his co-star?...oh well maybe we're BOTH co-stars) and Golden Globe® / Oscar-winning® "Best Supporting Actor" George Clooney and ME! in my "six" (yes, only 6) frames of face-time in the "Oil Man of the Year" segment of "Syriana"....Golden Globe® and now Oscar® Winner for "Best Supporting Actor", George Clooney and I are now officially in our 1st Oscar®-Winning major motion picture together. [and don't blink...those 6 frames are gone before you know it....but hey...I'll take anything I can get in an Oscar® Winning George Clooney flick!...].

Join us weekly at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center, 5207 Wisc Ave, NW
for the Sunday Salsa, Salsa Rueda and Argentine Tango Social Dance Party. Argentine Tango dancing and practice will now be available in studio B along with Salsa and Salsa Rueda dancing in studio A at 7:30pm right after the new Sunday evening beginner/intermediate Argentine Tango class from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Sundays at the Chevy Chase Ballroom is the only event in Metropolitan Washington DC that offers opportunities to train in nearly ALL of the Ballroom, Tango, Latin, Swing, Salsa and Salsa Rueda dance styles (including afternoon enrollment classes for the kids), followed by practice, refreshments and open dancing until 10:00pm. In addition, the quality and expertise in all of our teachers are SECOND-TO-NONE!!!

Beginner and intermediate Salsa Rueda classes will now both run from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE Rueda from 6:00pm to 7:15pm. We are featuring another expert in the field of Salsa Rueda, Ernesto Reyes of SAOCO DC to teach the Rueda classes. Only those well qualified in intermediate will be permited to participate in advanced/intermediate Rueda at 6:15pm.

Our objective is to make Sundays at the Chevy Chase Ballroom the most comprehensive, all-inclusive and fun-filled social dance event in Metropolitan Washington DC. Fortunately I continue to be associated with and assisted by some of the most talented and professional teaching staff available anywhere. Without which this monumental goal would be impossible.

Bring a
"First-Class-is-FREE Pass" from this web site if you're a first-timer to any of Terry Chasteen's Chevy Chase Ballroom classes (you must actually bring a copy of the "First-Class-is-FREE Pass"to qualify. Anyone forgetting to bring it will be required to pay the admission and may use their "First-Class-is-FREE Pass" during the next class that they attend).
(we are only 1/2 block from the Jennifer St. exit of the Friendship Heights red line Metro. There is usually plenty of free parking available at the adjacent Bank of America during non-banking hours. Refreshments always provided)

 


OIL, MONEY, BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT...EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED
Golden Globe® and Oscar® winner for "Best Supporting Actor" George Clooney. Don't miss our "six" (6!) total frames of face-time in the "Oil Man of the Year" segment next to the principle actor of the segment, Peter Gerety..(...Hey I'll take anything I can get in a Golden Globe and Oscar-winning George Clooney/Matt Damon flick!...)

17. Though not as extensive as hoped, we still made a cameo appearance in the "Oil Man of the Year" segment right next to the principal actor, Peter Gerety in the new George Clooney/Matt Damon thriller, "Syriana" (most of our stellar dance performance ended up as often happens on the cutting room floor...rats....). It was nominated for the Golden Globe awards, winning "Best Supporting Actor" by George Clooney and destined to be up for several Oscars, so "ANY" face time that I can get in such a major motion picture is definitely appreciated. This extremely entangled and thought-inspiring film is one that you really have to see over again to tie all of the pieces together. Visit http://syrianamovie.warnerbros.com/ to watch the trailer.
You may know of the incredibly successful journey that a few of us from the Chevy Chase Ballroom took a few years ago trying out as "extras" for the Chris Rock/Bernie Mack movie "Head Of State®" (www.PlaeseDanceWithMe.com/headofstate.htm). How could anyone not know?...we had so much fun doing that thing (not to mention getting actually hired for our parts and very well-paid to boot, having our front-and-center cameo performances make the final cut, receiving movie credits, ending up in the movie trailer and last-but-certainly-not-least earning ROYALTIES!...which we STILL get on occasion!...) that I've never stopped telling about it!. Well some of locals from the DC area may once again get another shot at having our "15 minutes of fame" caught on tape and rerun over and over and over again with the upcoming George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffry Wright and Amanda Peet flick, Syriana.
Syriana is a thriller about big oil, big government, big business, big money, power, greed, the Middle East, the CIA and how all of this is connected (hmm...sounds just like the workings of the good old US of A to me...). Naturally we won't get the accolade that we received in "Head Of State". That was a case of being well prepared and at the right place and at the right time that one can never expect to happen again. But hey...just getting a smidgen of face-time in the same flick as heavy-hitters like these would definitely make one very happy. It would make that 17-hour-long day from 7:00am to 11:30pm for the meager $123.59 wages of an extra well worth it!....plus if I do get in, I'll tell you how I actually created my own role in the "Oil Man of the Year Award" segment. It was pretty funny...and a little audacious, to be honest. But I always say "Nothing ventured; nothing gained!...

Synopsis:
From the makers of Academy Award winning "Traffic". Robert Baer (Clooney), a 21-year veteran of the CIA, spent his entire career investigating terrorists around the globe. As the dangers of terrorism increased, Baer watched as the CIA's funding was cut, politics overtook judgment, and warning signs were ignored. But the struggle becomes personal when and oil executive (Damon) and his wife (Peet) are faced with a family tragedy.

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"DANCING"
is
" BUSTING OUT ALL OVER!!!"
with two TV Specials:


as of February on PBS

Co- hosted by Merrilu Henner

and former US International Latin Champion,
Tony Meredith

The creators of the long-running PBS hit series "Championship Ballroom Dancing" are back with an exhilarating new prime time special that takes viewers onto the dance floor and behind the scenes as ballroom dancing's elite go toe-to-toe to compete for the title of "America's Best." Hosted by Marilu Henner (Taxi, Evening Shade) and Tony Meredith (Former U.S. Professional Latin American Dance Champion), America's Ballroom Challenge shines a spotlight on 24 world-class couples as they attempt to cha-cha, samba, waltz, and tango their way to the top.

The special is the first program of its kind to feature all four of the major dance styles of competitive ballroom dancing: American Rhythm, American Smooth, International Latin and International Standard. Six couples will compete in each of the four dance categories and one will be named the champion of each style. Then, the final four winning teams will perform one last time in a "Best of Show" grand finale. In the end, one couple will emerge with the title "America's Best," based on the scores given out by expert international judges.

A two-part, two-hour, special came to PBS in 2006!
Part One, The Trials: Wednesday, February 1, at 8pm ET on PBS
Part Two, The Finals: Wednesday, February 8, at 8pm ET on PBS

These events will be re-run numerous times throughout the year. Check your PBS listings.











You won't want to miss one second of the action....
Visit the PBS web sit at www.pbs.org/wgbh/ballroomchallenge/

Steven and Isabella Hannah during their 2004 Yuletide Ball Showcase Foxtrot and Tango performances...and mui...

Visit the site of the original show on England's bbc at www.bbc.co.uk/strictlycomedancing/ where one of my favorite lady coaches regularly coming into the Chevy Chase Ballroom from England, the charming and incredibly talented Isabella Hannah, was one of the professionals in the last "Strictly Come Dancing" from London. Isabella is my "Disco/Hustle partner" at the Yuletide Ball and other social events since she's a 10-dancer and loves all of the Ballroom, Latin, Hustle & Swing dances but her World Champion Ballroom dancing Husband, Steven won't disco. Which is GREAT! by me...it just gives me more dance time with Isabella when some of the really GREAT music comes on. Check out the terrific bbc great web site where you can watch Isabella and all of the other performances by last season's competitors.


If you enjoyed the last two contests, you won't want to miss the next...

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18. And how could we forget our first (and only) major motion picture debut on National TV on Thursday, December 15th as the first black Presidential candidate, Chris Rock in "Head Of State" took the 8:30 time slot on Channel 7.
Our Chevy Chase Ballroom WASP'y and "More Sophisticated" (what they really meant was "Older") black-tie fund-raiser type Hip Hop dancers will get a bit crazy as Chris Rock bribes the DJ and turns the somewhat dull and uninteresting event into chaos by throwing on Nelly's "Hot In Here". At the horror of the organizers, he quickly proved that "These white people LOVE this Hot In Here hip hop music!". (and I have to say, as does everyone else...it was "THE" most fun and entertaining part of the whole film...and no I'm not biased...even my worst enemies agree!). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/headofstate.htm as we DISH him for trying to pick up the cute young waitress before the music and fun begin. I'll eventually be teaching all of those Hip Hop moves over time during my "Red Hot Ballroom" classes for middle-schoolers. All of which, by the way, can be seen on the movie trailer at the Steven Spielberg Dream Works web site, www.DreamWorks.com/headofstate (and yes I definitely was DYING by the end of that Crypt Walks taping...I thought they were NEVER going to yell CUT! The Harlem Shrugs were a piece of cake in comparison). (In spite of all of that, stardom is so much fun...especially when you're still getting ROYALTIES!)



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19. And several more also very highly acclaimed movies...TransAmerica, King Kong (now on DVD), Capote and BROKE BACK MOUNTAIN(now on DVD)!




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...OSCAR RESULTS!!!







Heath Ledger and Jake Gylenhaal nominated for Best Actor and Supporting Actor, Michelle Williams nominated for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Ang Lee winner for Best Director, Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana winners for Best Adapted Screenplay and Gustavo Santaolalla winner for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) for "A Love That Will Never Grow Old". Other nominations include Rodrigo Prieto for Achievement in Cinematography and Diana Ossana and James Schamus for Best Motion Picture of the Year.
"[Ennis and Jack]" taught all of us who made "Brokeback Mountain" so much about not just all the gay men and women whose love is denied by society, but just as important, the greatness of love itself" Ang Lee.

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'Brokeback Mountain' receives 4 Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture Drama and an unequaled 8 Oscar nominations with three actual awards. Though finally snubbed for "Best Picture" at the Academy Awards, poll after poll has indicated that America clearly sees this as the best motion picture of 2006. And even more importantly, it's impact on opening eyes when it comes to equal rights will be felt for years to come.
Plus the "Best Actor & Actress Golden Globe Awards" go to the gender-bending lead roles of Felicity Huffman and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "TransAmerica" and "Capote"!!
The cowboy romance "Brokeback Mountain" led the Golden Globes on Monday with four prizes, including best dramatic film and the directing honor for Ang Lee.

Director Lee's "Brokeback Mountain", the story of two rugged Western family men (Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal) concealing their affair, has emerged as a front-runner for the Oscars, which occasionally have handed out top acting prizes for performers in gender-bending roles but have never given the best-picture Oscar to a gay-themed film. Oscar nominations come out Jan. 31, with the awards presented March 5.

"Brokeback Mountain" also won best screenplay and song, "A Love That Will Never Grow Old".

George Clooney, who was among the directing nominees for "Good Night, and Good Luck," won the supporting-actor Globe for the oil-industry thriller "Syriana" and Rachel Weisz earned the supporting-actress prize for the murder thriller "The Constant Gardener."

"Brokeback Mountain" won the screenplay award for Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. McMurtry thanked his constant companion during the lonely process of writing.

The Globes are awarded by the relatively small Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has about 80 members, compared with the 5,800 film professionals eligible to vote for the Oscars.

Still, the Globes have an excellent track record at predicting the Oscars. Globe winners catch momentum that can boost their chances come Oscar night.

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"Brokeback" Hits Record, Wins Awards
The acclaimed film "Brokeback Mountain," about two cowboys who fall in love, broke a box office record over last weekend and picked up a few more critics' awards.
Opening in only five theaters -- in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles -- the film made more than half a million dollars, with a per-screen average of $109,000, the highest of any film released in 2005, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Circle honored "Brokeback Mountain" on Saturday as the best film of the year, with director Ang Lee named best director.
Actor Heath Ledger, received runner-up honors for best actor. The winner was Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who stars as gay author Truman Capote in "Capote."
On Sunday, "Brokeback" received eight nominations -- the most of any film -- for the Broadcast Film Critics Association's annual Critics' Choice Awards. In addition, the American Film Institute selected "Brokeback" as one of the 10 outstanding films of 2005.
In September, "Brokeback Mountain," topped 19 competitors, including George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" to win the Venice International Film Festival's top award. "Moving and majestic," said The New York Times; "An American masterpiece" said the New York Observer; "Unmissable and unforgettable"...
Our MGLFF presented the movie for their membership with a SOLD OUT theater.



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FLASH!!
'Brokeback Mountain' receives 4 Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture Drama & 8 Oscar nominations!
Plus the "Best Actor & Actress Awards" go to the gender-bending lead roles of Felicity Huffman and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "TransAmerica" and "Capote"!!
The cowboy romance "Brokeback Mountain" led the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best dramatic film and the directing honor for Ang Lee.

Director Lee's "Brokeback Mountain", the story of two rugged Western family men (Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal) concealing their affair, has emerged as a front-runner for the Oscars, which occasionally have handed out top acting prizes for performers in homosexual or gender-bending roles but have never given the best-picture Oscar to a gay-themed film. Oscar nominations come out Jan. 31, with the awards presented March 5.

"Brokeback Mountain" also won best screenplay and song, "A Love That Will Never Grow Old".

George Clooney, who was among the directing nominees for "Good Night, and Good Luck," won the supporting-actor Globe for the oil-industry thriller "Syriana" and Rachel Weisz earned the supporting-actress prize for the murder thriller "The Constant Gardener."

"Brokeback Mountain" won the screenplay award for Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. McMurtry thanked his constant companion during the lonely process of writing.

The Globes are awarded by the relatively small Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has about 80 members, compared with the 5,800 film professionals eligible to vote for the Oscars.

Still, the Globes have an excellent track record at predicting the Oscars. Globe winners catch momentum that can boost their chances come Oscar night.

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"Brokeback" Hits Record, Wins Awards
Opening in only five theaters -- in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles -- the film made more than half a million dollars, with a per-screen average of $109,000, the highest of any film released in 2005, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Circle honored "Brokeback Mountain" on Saturday as the best film of the year, with director Ang Lee named best director.
Actor Heath Ledger, received runner-up honors for best actor. The winner was Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who stars as gay author Truman Capote in "Capote."
On Sunday, "Brokeback" received eight nominations -- the most of any film -- for the Broadcast Film Critics Association's annual Critics' Choice Awards. In addition, the American Film Institute selected "Brokeback" as one of the 10 outstanding films of 2005.
In September, "Brokeback Mountain," topped 19 competitors, including George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" to win the Venice International Film Festival's top award. "Moving and majestic," said The New York Times; "An American masterpiece" said the New York Observer; "Unmissable and unforgettable"...
Our MGLFF presented the movie for their membership with a SOLD OUT theater.

8 BROKEBACK OSCAR NOMINATIONS...THE MOST OSCAR-NOMINATED MOTION PICTURE IN 2006...:
1. Best Picture: "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," "Crash," "Good Night, and Good Luck.," "Munich."

2. Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"; Terrence Howard, "Hustle & Flow"; Heath Ledger, "Brokeback Mountain"; Joaquin Phoenix, "Walk the Line"; David Strathairn, "Good Night, and Good Luck."

3. Actress: Judi Dench, "Mrs. Henderson Presents"; Felicity Huffman, "Transamerica"; Keira Knightley, "Pride & Prejudice"; Charlize Theron, "North Country"; Reese Witherspoon, "Walk the Line."

4. Supporting Actor: George Clooney, "Syriana"; Matt Dillon, "Crash"; Paul Giamatti, "Cinderella Man"; Jake Gyllenhaal, "Brokeback Mountain"; William Hurt, "A History of Violence."

5. Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, "Junebug"; Catherine Keener, "Capote"; Frances McDormand, "North Country"; Rachel Weisz, "The Constant Gardener"; Michelle Williams, "Brokeback Mountain".

6. Director: Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"; Bennett Miller, "Capote"; Paul Haggis, "Crash"; George Clooney, "Good Night, and Good Luck."; Steven Spielberg, "Munich."

7. Foreign Film: "Don't Tell," Italy; "Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)," France; "Paradise Now," Palestine; "Sophie Scholl — The Final Days," Germany; "Tsotsi," South Africa.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, "Brokeback Mountain"; Dan Futterman, "Capote"; Jeffrey Caine, "The Constant Gardener"; Josh Olson, "A History of Violence"; Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, "Munich."

9. Original Screenplay: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, "Crash"; George Clooney and Grant Heslov, "Good Night, and Good Luck"; Woody Allen, "Match Point"; Noah Baumbach, "The Squid and the Whale"; Stephen Gaghan, "Syriana."

10. Animated Feature Film: "Howl's Moving Castle"; "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride"; "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit."

11. Art Direction: "Good Night, and Good Luck.," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "King Kong", "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Pride & Prejudice."

12. Cinematography: "Batman Begins," "Brokeback Mountain", "Good Night, and Good Luck.," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "The New World."

13. Sound Mixing: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "King Kong," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Walk the Line," "War of the Worlds."

14. Sound Editing: "King Kong," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "War of the Worlds."

15. Original Score: "Brokeback Mountain," Gustavo Santaolalla; "The Constant Gardener," Alberto Iglesias; "Memoirs of a Geisha," John Williams; "Munich," John Williams; "Pride & Prejudice," Dario Marianelli.

16. Original Song: "In the Deep" from "Crash," Kathleen "Bird" York and Michael Becker; "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from "Hustle & Flow," Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard; "Travelin' Thru" from "Transamerica," Dolly Parton.

17. Costume: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Mrs. Henderson Presents," "Pride & Prejudice," "Walk the Line."

18. Documentary Feature: "Darwin's Nightmare," "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "March of the Penguins," "Murderball," "Street Fight."

19. Documentary (short subject): "The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club," "God Sleeps in Rwanda," "The Mushroom Club," "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin."

20. Film Editing: "Cinderella Man," "The Constant Gardener," "Crash," "Munich," "Walk the Line."

21. Makeup: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "Cinderella Man," "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith."

22. Animated Short Film: "Badgered," "The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation," "The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello," "9," "One Man Band."

23. Live Action Short Film: "Ausreisser (The Runaway)," "Cashback," "The Last Farm," "Our Time Is Up," "Six Shooter."

24. Visual Effects: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "King Kong," "War of the Worlds."

4 SAG Award nominations - Theatrical Motion Pictures:
1. For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
2. For Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
3. For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
4. For Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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"Brokeback Mountain" has earned top honors from many earlier Hollywood awards, among them the Golden Globes, the Directors Guild of America and key critics groups. A best-picture win would make it the first film with explicit homosexual themes to claim the grand prize at the Oscars.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday threw up a potential roadblock for "Brokeback Mountain," which was shut out for the ceremony's five acting awards. "Brokeback Mountain" had been viewed as a likely winner of the guild's award for overall cast performance, a prize that went to "Crash" instead.

But while the cast award is the guild's equivalent of a best-picture honor, six of the previous 10 SAG winners failed to take the top prize come Oscar night, including "Sideways" last year.

Oscar nominees in most categories are chosen by specific branches of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, such as directors, actors and writers. The full academy membership of approximately 5,800 is eligible to vote in all categories for the Oscars themselves.

ABC will broadcast the Oscars live March 5 from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, with Jon Stewart as host.

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"I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are, and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are," Felicity Huffman


It was a triumphant night for films dealing with racism and gender-bending themes. Along with the victories for "Brokeback Mountain", acting honors went to Felicity Huffman for 'Best Actress' as a man preparing for sex-change surgery in "Transamerica" and Philip Seymour Hoffman as gay author Truman Capote in "Capote".

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(WARNING!...I have seen this movie TWICE!!...and I have a hard time seeing most movies ONCE! Your stomach will be in knots almost from beginning to end once the action gets going! What an INCREDIBLE action-packed motion picture and the truly spectacular special effects are outstanding!)

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1. Try not to miss our first major motion picture debut on National TV this Thursday as the first black Presidential candidate, Chris Rock in "Head Of State" takes the 8:30 time slot on Channel 7.
Our Chevy Chase Ballroom WASP'y and "More Sophisticated" (what they really meant was "Older") black-tie fund-raiser type Hip Hop dancers will get a bit crazy as Chris Rock bribes the DJ and turns the somewhat dull and uninteresting event into chaos by throwing on Nelly's "Hot In Here". At the horror of the organizers, he quickly proved that "These white people LOVE this Hot In Here hip hop music!". (and I have to say, as does everyone else...it was "THE" most fun and entertaining part of the whole film...and no I'm not biased...even my worst enemies agree!). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/headofstate.htm as we DISH him for trying to pick up the cute young waitress before the music and fun begin. I'll eventually be teaching all of those Hip Hop moves over time during my "Red Hot Ballroom" classes for middle-schoolers. All of which, by the way, can be seen on the movie trailer at the Steven Spielberg Dream Works web site, www.DreamWorks.com/headofstate (and yes I definitely was DYING by the end of that Crypt Walks taping...I thought they were NEVER going to yell CUT! The Harlem Shrugs were a piece of cake in comparison). (In spite of all of that, stardom is so much fun...especially when you're still getting ROYALTIES!)

You can see it all this Thursday on Channel 7 at 8:30pm.





(It's getting "HOT IN HERE", so take off ALL YOUR Clothes; I am getting so hot..)


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The
"Yuletide Ball Championships"

will include a combination of amateur, pro/am and professional dance competition events. If you enjoyed "Championship Ballroom Dancing" on PBS, as well as the more recent "Dancing with the Stars" you will be literally blown away to witness the same in person during this incredible non-stop 4-day dance extravaganza, featuring some of the top Ballroom and Latin dancers across the country and around the world.

Also, you cannot miss our Elegant Black-Tie Affair!

"The Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala"
Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Undoubtedly one of (if not THEE!) most elegant New Year's Eve events in all of Metropolitan Washington. This incomparable, first-class event includes an exquisite gourmet dinner with a complimentary glass of wine and a cash bar for other selections PLUS! throughout the night there will be lots of general dancing in addition to an incredible professional show by World Cabaret Champion, Victor da Silva and British Latin Champion, Hanna Karttunen.

World Cabaret Champion, Victor da Silva
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British Latin Champion, Hanna Karttunen

World Cabaret Champion Victor da Silva and British Latin Champion Hanna Karttunen will be performing their stunning cabaret show for this year's New Year's Eve Gala at the 18th Annual Yuletide Ball Championships. Victor and Hanna are this year's winners of the British Open Professional Invitation Exhibition! Not only will they be performing their spectacular show, but they will be doing a seminar on New Year's Day. Both Victor and Hanna will also be available for private coachings at the competition, but times are limited (book early to confirm your spot!). Contact us immediately for details and scheduling at 301-254-0120 or ytb.info@hotmail.com .

Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com and click on the Yuletide Ball link or graphic for more information.
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OIL, MONEY, BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT...EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED

15. Please keep your fingers crossed for us...we may have another long-shot at being "IN THE MOVIES"!
You may know of the incredibly successful journey that a few of us from the Chevy Chase Ballroom took a few years ago trying out as "extras" for the Chris Rock/Bernie Mack movie "Head Of State" (Visit www.PlaeseDanceWithMe.com/headofstate.htm). How could anyone not know?...we had so much fun doing that thing (not to mention getting actually hired for our parts, getting very well-paid in the outcome, having our front-and-center cameo performances make the final cut, receiving movie credits, ending up in the movie trailer and last-but-certainly-not-least earning ROYALTIES!...which we STILL get on occasion!...) that I've never stopped telling about it!. Well some of locals from the DC area may once again get another shot at having our "15 minutes of fame" caught on tape and rerun over and over and over again with the upcoming George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffry Wright and Amanda Peet flick, Syriana.
Syriana is a thriller about big oil, big government, big business, big money, power, greed, the Middle East, the CIA and how all of this is connected (hmm...sounds just like the workings of the good old US of A to me...). Naturally we won't get the accolade that we received in "Head Of State". That was a case of being well prepared and at the right place and at the right time that one can never expect to happen again. But hey...just getting a smidgen of face-time in the same flick as heavy-hitters like these would definitely make one very happy. (It would make that 17-hour-long day from 7:00am to 11:30pm for the meager $123.59 wages of an extra well worth it!....plus if I do get in, I'll tell you how I actually created my own role in the "Oil Man of the Year Award" segment. It was pretty funny...and a little audacious, to be honest. But I always say "Nothing ventured; nothing gained!...)

Synopsis:
Robert Baer (Clooney), a 21-year veteran of the CIA, spent his entire career investigating terrorists around the globe. As the dangers of terrorism increased, Baer watched as the CIA's funding was cut, politics overtook judgment, and warning signs were ignored. But the struggle becomes personal when and oil executive (Damon) and his wife (Peet) are faced with a family tragedy.


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