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"When we deprive the equal rights of one, we threaten
the equal rights of everyone
" ~ Dr Martin Luther King, Jr
(which includes dancing as same-gender couples
'OUT on the Dance Floor'!)
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Lambda DanceSport DC
(Promoting the art and sport of same-gender Ballroom, Latin, Swing C/W and more
in the Washington/Baltimore Metropolitan area)
Dance class schedules


montage of same-gender dancing couplesThank you for visiting
www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org

(OutOnTheDanceFloor.org, DancingWithTheACDCstars.com)
the home page of
Lambda DanceSPORT DC
(Lambda DanceSPORT DC supports the art and sport of lgbt partnership dancing of all styles
for same-gender and mixed-gender couples in the Washington/Baltimore Metropolitan area. Lambda DanceSPORT DC
is an
affilliate Sports Council member of DC's LGBT Sports Connection, Team DC )

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Team DC is the umbrella organization for Metropolitan Washington's LGBT sports.
Team DC is now accepting 2016 LGBT High School Athlete Scholarship applications.
Let us know of any prospects for 2016 and send them to www.TeamDC.org/scholarships/ to apply.

Team DC A Night of Champiosn LOGO
A Team DC Night of Champions Gala,
coming in Nov, 2015

www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
(www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org)
(www.DancingWithTheACDCstars.com)

 

....the home page of

Lambda DanceSPORT DC

Our sincere appreciation to Equality dancE of the Netherlands, the MASTERS of Ballroom & Latin DanceSport for same-gender couples around the globe for access to their incredible collection of Gay DanceSport photos. The members of Equality dancE were the organizers of the very first historic Gay Games DanceSport competition during Gay Games, Amsterdam, '98 (after which those of us who attended have NEVER been the same!!...)

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[GayGames Paris2018] Film de candidature de Paris pour l'oral de Cleveland / Official video

 

LET"S MEET (AND DANCE!) IN PARIS !!
(VIDEO - CLICK HERE)
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Lambda DanceSport DC's International Ballroom & Latin classes avail 'FREE OF CHARGE' to anyone committing to compete during Gay Games DanceSport Paris, 2018. Come and find a partner (or more in different divisions) and LET'S 'DANCE' IN PARIS, 2018!!"

Gay Games has 5 divisions of DanceSport competitors, from beginner to advanced, so one needn't be a pro or anywhere close, to have the time of your life during what will be THE most incredible same-gender DanceSport on the planet this decade, Gay Games Paris, 2018.

Visit www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org for details or contact us with questions at
info@LambdaDanceSportDC.org

Between now and Paris, we will be holding fundraiser dances and projects to help cover some of the travel costs and expenses. We all have plenty of time to both train and to put together our finances, so there's NO IMMEDIATE PRESSURE! The goal for now is only to get in for training and DANCE!

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FREE GGX PARIS, 2018 COMPETITOR BALLROOM & LATIN CLASS LOCATION:
'DanceSport Dupont Circle'
The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall

2201 P St. NW, (1520 22nd St NW on Google Maps),
Washington DC 20037
Two blocks West of Dupont Circle (red line Metro) at 22nd & P NW between P and Q.
Entrance indicated by trail of balloons at the SE corner of 22nd & P.


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'DanceSport Dupont Circle'
The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall

2201 P St. NW, (1520 22nd St NW on Google Maps),
Washington DC 20037
Two blocks West of Dupont Circle (red line Metro) at 22nd & P NW between P and Q.
Entrance indicated by trail of balloons at the SE corner of 22nd & P.

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Team DC SportsFest, 2016
Thanks to everyone who visited the DC Rawhides and Lambda DanceSport DC booths during 2016 SportsFest on Apr 7. Raffle winners were Mark B, Brian K & Kevin C who each receive 1 private dance coaching for a single or couple in any style of dance and an admission to DC Rawhides' 'Town & Country'. Everyone signing up for the raffle receives a free dance pass for two to any style of dance class offered at DanceSport Dupont Circle. Thanks for your support!!

Metro DC Ballroom, Latin, Swing and C/W training for both social & competitive dancing for LGBT dancers:
1) DC Rawhides
2) Mel & Sarah West Coast Swing
3) DanceSport Dupont Circle (International Ballroom, Latin & C/W GGX classes Wed 7:15pm & Sun 5:45pm)
(Free DanceSport Dupont rehearsal space when avail by appt for LGBT dancers.

67% discount through Living Social for choice of ANY DanceSport Dupont classes or a private coaching)
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'The Washington DC LGBT Ballroom, Latin, Swing & C/W DanceMeetup'

(Send any LGBT DanceSport classes, events, etc to info@LambdaDanceSportDC.org for posting)

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(ARCHIVE: WATCH OUT FOR FUTURE DC RAWHIDE & LAMBDA DANCESPORT DC CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING EVENTS)

2015 TOWN & COUNTRY SUMMER FUNDRAISER FOR YOUR CHOSEN TEAM DC SPORT
(To also benefit the Team DC LGBT High School Student-athlete Scholarship Fund)

The DC Rawhides would like to provide a summertime fundraising opportunity to all Team DC sports teams by inviting them and their families and friends to attend our Sat, Aug 8 & 22 'Town & Country' dance event held at Town Danceboutique. 

Throughout August you can donate your Town & Country admission at the door to the Team DC Sports club of your choosing, of which $4 will go to the sports team registered with DC Rawhides (including Lambda DanceSport DC in preparation for expenses toward Gay Games DanceSport Paris, 2018! If you start now, ANYONE can be prepared to dance in Ballroom or Latin or C/W or ALL THREE, from beginner to almost A level by 2018!!) and $1 will go toward the 'Team DC LGBT High School Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund'. The Team DC LGBT High School Athlete Scholarship Fund offers scholarships annually to from 5-8 out high school student athletes who have made positive impacts on their communities and in their schools.   

Please note that if a team is already committed elsewhere on those 2 dates, it is not a problem. They don't have to be present to entertain their guests. Even if they have a conflict.The teams just need to invite them and remind them to donate their admission fee to the appropriate team. The DC Rawhides crew, as always, will make sure everyone enjoys themselves.  

Anyone, not necessarily team members, will count, as long as they designate a team. So again, if a team has a commitment elsewhere, they can still raise $ for their teams by inviting their friends, family members, neighbors, former boy/girl friends ...EVERYONE you know who may enjoy dancing in a FUN and NO-ATTITUDE environment.  

A​nyone paying the $5 cover at the door can ask that $4 dollars be donated to the sports team they designate.  In addition, $1 will go to 

​the ​Team DC ​LGBT High School ​Student Athlete Scholarship Fund ​

Step 1:   Register your team. Provide a team name, email, and contact person to Darrell Hughes (hughesdarrell@icloud.com). 

Step 2:    Invite all of your participants, teams, friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members (including all former boy/girl friends and even old enemies .... what better use of your enemies than to have them donate to your sports team? They may then have so much fun that you'll possibly even become best buddies !) Dates include the Saturday, Aug. 8th and 22nd dances.

Step 3:    When they pay the cover they should identify the sports team the $4 goes to.

The DC Rawhides will provide each team with a check by the end of September. Checks will only be made out to the team -- not individuals.  If a team does not have a bank account for their group, they cannot participate. A separate check will be issued for the scholarship fund.

This is a great opportunity to raise funds for your teams PLUS support the Team DC LGBT High School Athlete Scholarship Fund! You can even get everyone together and make a summer party out of it with friends and family members for birthdays, anniversaries or just an occasional social outing at 1) an incredibly low cost and 2) guaranteed by DC Rawhides to be fun for everyone who attends. 

THANKS! We hope to see you, your friends, and other Sports Council Representatives and Team Captains! Spread the word!

 

 

 

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.ALIVE & KICKING! ...
. C/W DANCERS!!

FOR FUTURE INTENSIVE BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE 2-STEP & LINE DANCE WORKSHOPS AT DANCESPORT DUPONT CIRCLE, 2201 P ST. NW (GPS 1520 22ND ST. NW), WASH DC 20037. VISIT www.DanceSportDuPont.com FOR EXACT MONTHLY SCHEDULING ON THE LGBT PAGE AS IT BECOMES AVAIL.

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"Have you been dancing at DC Rawhides' 'Town and Country' every other Saturday in downtown DC and feel it's high time for a bit more intensive Two Step & line dance instruction and practice?...." Then COME ON DESIGNATED FRIDAYS OR SAT'S (dates to-be-announced) and we'll GET YOU GOING!! .

 

LET"S MEET IN PARIS!!
(VIDEO)

Gay Games Paris, 2018 logo Paris in 2018 will host the 10th edition of the Gay Games from 4 – 12 August 2018.

For more information:

www.Paris2018.com      Facebook Paris2018   Twitter ParisGames2018

Take a look at the Imagine Paris 2018
(video here
).
LGBT-Gay Games Paris, 2018 video-click here

 

Gay Games DanceSport Chicago, 2006 ...
I just wanna' F***in' DANCE!!
(A MUST- WATCH GAY DANCESPORT VIDEO!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZpmaAAEvaUs

For anyone who doubts that Gay Games, 2018 in Paris will be 'THE' most HOT LGBT dance event on the PLANET in the next quadrenium, you MUST WATCH these Gay Games 2006, Chicago DanceSport video ...and then START TRAINING NOW, whether as a competitor or as a spectator to enjoy the many upcoming social DanceSport events before, during and immediately after Paris, 2018...This will be an event unlike you've ever experienced and will include something for everyone at all levels from beginner through the most advanced and in all 3 styles of Ballroom, Latin and C/W dancing and more (Swing, Disco/Hustle, Argentine Tango, etc) . ...
(for Gay Games Cologne, 2010 DanceSport videos, click here).

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE OF FORTHCOMING GLISA & GAY GAMES, 2022 'ONE WORLD EVENT'!!

GLISA and FGG announce Joint Memo of Understanding Development and production to begin for One World Event in 2022 
(Let's begin NOW an attempt to make the first 'One World Event' happen in WASHINGTON DC??!!)

(Scroll down to take the 'scenic route' of same-sex DanceSport or click here for details about One World Event, maybe in the US, 2022)

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International Style Latin

International Style Ballroom
Caroline & Petra, World Champion Female Ballroom Champions

male quickstep dancers

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International Style Latin
Male Latin dancers-Haley-Guzman

We want YOU!!...

Uncle Sam 'We Want YOU'
...to DANCE!!...
as same-gender couples...
Out On The Dance Floor!!


Country/Western
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International Style Ballroom

Ladies in blue Ballroom

Argentine Tango
Males Tango dancers

International Style Ballroom
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International Style Latin
Jorge Guzman & Russell Haley

 

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Team DC is a mamber of the Federation of Gay Games
Logo Gay Games IX Cleveland, 2014 Team DC logo
Gay Games DanceSport, Paris, Aug, 2018 (details below)
(In Metropolitan Washington/Baltimore, both Lambda DanceSport DC & DC Rawhides are affiliate mambers of Team DC)

Gay Games DanceSport - Gay Games Chicago, 2006 ...
I just wanna' F***in' DANCE!!
(A MUST- WATCH GAY DANCESPORT VIDEO!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZpmaAAEvaUs

For anyone who doubts that Gay Games, 2018 in Paris will be 'THE' most HOT LGBT dance event on the PLANET in the next quadrenium, you MUST WATCH these Gay Games 2006, Chicago DanceSport video ...and then START TRAINING NOW, whether as a competitor or as a spectator to enjoy the many upcoming social DanceSport events before, during and immediately after Paris, 2018...This will be an event unlike you've ever experienced and will include something for everyone at all levels from beginner through the most advanced and in all 3 styles of Ballroom, Latin and C/W dancing and more (Swing, Disco/Hustle, Argentine Tango, etc) . ...
(for Gay Games Cologne, 2010 DanceSport videos, click here).

Gay Games Paris, 2018 logo Paris in 2018 will host the 10th edition of the Gay Games from 4 – 12 August 2018.

For more information:

www.Paris2018.com      Facebook Paris2018   Twitter ParisGames2018

Take a look at the Imagine Paris 2018 video here.
LGBT-Gay Games Paris, 2018 video-click here

Gay Games Paris DanceSport schedule (clip art)ad Gay Men's Chorus Coulage of Same-gender dancers

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE

GLISA and FGG announce Joint Memo of Understanding Development and production to begin for One World Event in 2022 
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, 5 May 2015)

The Boards of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) and the Gay and Lesbian International Sports Organization (GLISA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development and production of One World Event to be held in 2022. The MOU is a reflection of the results of a Survey available to members of both organizations in the late summer of 2014.

More than 2,000 responses were received and collated and reflected the desire of the global LGBTIQ for a single sports, human rights, and culture event for 2022. “This was an historic occasion for members of the global LGBTIQ community to express its wishes with respect to the directions of our two organizations; they didn’t disappoint,” said Tamara Adrian, Co-President of GLISA. The MOU provides for the identification of a joint FGG/GLISA “Site Selection Committee” which will be tasked to develop and oversee the site selection process.

This process will include developments of a Bid Framework, a Letter of Interest stage, a review of the bids from various host organizations, and a selection by members of both organizations. This process will begin in late Spring 2015 with the identification of Committee members and will conclude with the host voting process no later than the fall of 2017. Additionally, the MOU provides for the creation of a “Transition Commission” which will steer the development of a single organizational body to deliver future One World Events. “Both our Boards are looking forward to the results of the virtual and face-to-face consultations presently being hosted by the Working Group,” said Joanie Evans, CoPresident of the FGG. “To date, the results are consistent with the results of the survey.”

Both the FGG and GLISA support the commitment to ensure the Site Selection process will reflect transparency of information, openness of communication, and inclusivity of member organizations.

MOU Document-Page 1    Mou Document-Page 2

 


ANNUAL TEAM DC FASHION SHOW AND MODEL SEARCH
(Supporting the Team DC High School Athlete Scholarship Fund)

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Sat, Feb 28, 2015

DO NOT MISS 2016!!

Doors open at 7 PM / Show starts at 8 PM

Town Danceboutique

$15 entry (and stay to party at Town afterwards)

Go HERE for more photos from last year’s event  including last year’s winner, Matt (above).

Proceeds from the Fashion Show benefit the Team DC College Scholarship Program.  Special thanks to the DC Gay Flag Football League (below) and the DC Frontrunners who both have made financial commitments to support the Team DC College Scholarship Program.  We appreciate your support!

Team DC Check award Fashion Show

 

 

EVENTS:

ARCHIVE OF PAST EVENTS:
Team DC Fashion Show - Saturday, March 8, 2014
...if you missed it, you REALLY MISSED IT11

Team DC 2014 Fashion Show flier

The Team DC Fashion Show at Town Danceboutique (2009 8th Street, NW) on Saturday, March 8 at 8 PM.  Doors open at 7 PM and it's only $15 at the door and you can stay all night and enjoy the fun at Town.
 
Online voting for the Models is now closed, but who scored the most?  You'll have to come to the show to find out.  Let us know you are coming on FACEBOOK and be sure to invite your friends!  There will be a 50/50 Raffle, Shots and Giveaways all night long!  Special Guest Judge: Lynda Erkiletian from the Real Housewives of DC!
 
Fashions will be from Universal Gear, Adam & Eve, Mensuas, Skiviez, Fireboy, t.christopher, UnderBriefs and Body Aware among others.  In addition, James Tate of Tattee Boy will be there in person with one of his models with a special collection to show.  Beautiful stuff!  (And the clothing ain't bad either!)
 
Proceeds from the night help support the Team DC College Scholarship Program for LGBT student-athletes.  If you know of someone interested in applying for a scholarship, they can learn more and apply HERE.
 
In addition to the clothing sponsors, the Team DC Fashion Show is sponsored by:

 


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....
. C/W DANCERS!!

DC Rawhides Country Western Dances moved to Town on April 19th, 2014.

JOIN US AT TOWN DANCEBOUTIQUE EVERY OTHER SAT!!
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Where:
DC Rawhides Country Western Dances move to Town on April 19th. Here are the basics: Dances will be Saturdays, every two weeks. Lesson from 7:00-8:00; open dancing from 8:00-10:30. Five dollar cover includes lesson and open dancing.
Cover Charge:
Buy your cover at the door.
Same-sex country western dancing is a long-standing tradition in the DC area. The DC Rawhides are committed to ensuring that the tradition lives on. Our goal is to promote country western dancing among the LGBT community by teaching and holding dances.

 


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The DC Rawhides 'Town & Country - Country, Swing & Line Dancing at TownDance Boutique, Wash DC every other week starting April 19, 2014. except during certain holiday weekends ... )

Gay Games DanceSport training at 'DanceSport Dupont Circle'
www.DanceSportDupont.com

(Unlimited FREE, NON-METERED ADJACENT EMBASSY ROW PARKING after 6:30pm rush hour & all weekend.

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LGBT Gay Games DanceSport training starts at 5:00 on Sundays and 8:30pm on Thursdays
(though there are 'many' more dance class and social dancing/practice opportunities avail)

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Due to the revenue from our open classes, whenever space is available; even while classes are taking place, all Lambda DanceSport DC, Capitol Country, DC Rawhide and WSO members may use the very large 'DanceSport at DuPont Circle' floor space "without charge" to practice your competitive and social dancing patterns and technique (see scheduled times below). Register with TerryChasteen@yahoo.com in advance to confirm available space and times ...and get Out On The Dance Floor!!

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We want YOU!!...

Uncle Sam 'We Want YOU'
...to DANCE!!...
as same-gender couples...
Out On The Dance Floor!!

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WANTED! DURING GAY GAMES PARIS, 2018! ...

COMPETITIVE & SOCIAL DANCERS!! ....

...of all levels for competition or social dancing during Gay Games Paris, Freance 2014 to dance as same-gender couples in Ballroom, Latin and/or C/W. There is PLENTY of time to prepare for at least the beg/int levels by 2018! You will not want to miss this incredible LGBT DanceSport event, whether as a competitor or a spectator
(GG9 registration & DanceSport event details below).

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If you missed Gay Games DanceSport 2014, you REALLY MISSED IT!! Do NOT miss Gay Games Paris, 2018!!
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DANCESPORT, GAY GAMES CLEVELAND, 2014 INFORMATION:
http://www.gg9cle.com/participate/sports/dancesport/

CLICK HERE FOR COMPETITION SPECIFICS, DATES, DIVISIONS, RULES, ETC.

Now’s the time to register to be a participant in the 2014 Gay Games, the sport and cultural events hosted the week of 9-16 August 2014 in Cleveland+Akron, Ohio, United States. 

How does registration work?

Registration for 2014 Gay Games consists of two parts: General Registration and Event Registration.

  • Sport or Cultural Event Registration* 
    After you submit a General Registration, you can register for your specific event(s). Event registration fees vary upon the event. The fees cover venue and equipment rental, official staffing and event staffing.

Event-specific fees increase after 7 January 2014:

For a PDF of the fee schedule before and after January 7, click here.

  • Open Water will not change
  • Events costing between $50 and $100 today will pay an additional $10
  • Events costing between $101 and $150 will pay an additional $15
  • Sailing will increase to $300 (a $20 increase)
  • Golf will increase to $360 (a $60 increase)

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Visit the Gay Games Cleveland, 2014 official site and facebook page. Gay Games IX will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on August 9-16, 2014. Please visit http://www.2014gaygamescleveland.com for more information on how you can get involved. The Gay Games are coming to Cleveland & Akron, Ohio, USA! Gay Games 9, August 9-16, 2014. 30 sports, 5 cultural events, and a whole lot of fun for everyone.
Visit http://www.gg9cle & http://www.facebook.com/gaygamescleveland


Gay Games DanceSport training at 'DanceSport Dupont Circle'
www.DanceSportDupont.com

photo - Dupont Circle Fountain with people

As a result of the revenue from our open classes and thanks to the many regular lgbt AND non-lgbt students at DanceSport DuPont Circle, whenever space is available while there are no social events; even while some classes are taking place, all Lambda DanceSport DC, DC Rawhide and Capital Country members may use the large floor space of DanceSport at DuPont Circle "without charge" to practice your competitive and social dancing patterns and technique (see scheduled DanceSport DuPont studio times at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/schedule.htm). Music is shared with preference going to those teaching paying classes or private coaching. No good teacher teaches detailed material to the speed of music throughout so there's always time avail for everyone. Just register with TerryChasteenDanceSport@gmail.com in advance to confirm available space and times ...and get Out On The Dance Floor!!

CALENDAR


Location: Church of the pilgrims with entrance arrow
'DanceSport at Dupont Circle'
The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall

2201 P St. NW, (1520 22nd St NW on Google Maps),
Washington DC 20037
Two blocks West of Dupont Circle (red line Metro) at 22nd & P NW between P and Q.
Entrance indicated by trail of balloons at the SE corner of 22nd & P.

DanceSport DuPont entrance-early spring

DanceSport DuPont Circle summertime tropical hanging garden entrance


We want YOU!!...

Uncle Sam 'We Want YOU'
...to DANCE!!...
as same-gender couples...
Out On The Dance Floor!!

 

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'Country, Latin and Swing Dancing'



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Location:
DanceSport DuPont Circle
The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall,
2201 P St. NW,
Washington DC 20037

www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
Contact:
info@LambdaDanceSportDC.org

Click here for the complete weekly
InternationalDanceSport.com (PleaseDanceWithMe.com)
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PLEASE RSVP BEFOREHAND TO info@LambdaDanceSportDC.org WITH NAMES, CLASS(S), TIME(S) & CELL/TEXT #'S)

There are few more-effective forms of grass roots lgbt activism than
same-gender couples who really know what they're doing
Out On The Dance Floor!!

No same-gender couple dancing in a non-lgbt social environment ever needs to even 'ask' for aknowledgement; even by the most ardent anti-lgbt individuals in the room, because if you know what you're doing, and you can switch lead and follow roles at the drop of a hat (because it's not a boy-lead/girl-follow world that we live in and 'that's what we do!'), you will have EVERY EYE IN THE HOUSE UPON YOU!! ...even those who are ALSO DANCING will have a difficult time ignoring you. And from the past experiences of some of us who've tried it, the respect and amazement (and sudden welcoming attitudes) that you get for this unheard-of talent is unending. We are grassroots lgbt activists, not in the courtrooms or at the ends of picket signs, but changing minds and opinions and gaining respect and acceptance Out On The Dance Floor!!

Consequently, whenever possible ....

We want YOU!!...

Uncle Sam 'We Want YOU'
...to DANCE!!...
as same-gender couples...
Out On The Dance Floor!!

(Click on the link above for grassroots examples)

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Location:
DanceSport DuPont Circle
The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall,
2201 P St. NW,
Washington DC 20037

www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
Contact:
info@LambdaDanceSportDC.org

 

 

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Regardless of the season or the reason ...
gift cert of dance
Our 10-class dance card is only $95 ...unbeatable throughout Metropolitan Washington DC, Maryland
and Northern Va with teachers as experienced in their areas of expertise as you'll find anywhere.
It can be used on any combination of drop-in classes in any of our 5 DC and Md locations.

 

 


 

WANTED:
Future beginner newcomer through advanc
ed amateur and pro/am (teacher/student) competing singles and couples in Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Swing, C/W, Tango, Disco/hustle and more to compete in Showcase or local dance competitions. You aren't trained and don't have a partner you say? ...No Problemo!! (click here for details)

 

 

ARCHIVE:

RETURNING ONCE AGAIN TEACH AFRICAN GUINEA DANCE AT DANCESPORT DUPONT!! A DISTINGUISHED GUEST VISITING FROM CAVALIA'S 'ODYSSEO' PERFORMANCE, Aly Cisse!
Odysseo African dancers

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. (ALIVE & KICKING!)

animated clip art rearing horse with rider THANKS TO EVERYONE

WHO SUPPORTED OUR SEMIMONTHLY SOCIAL DANCE WITH CLASSES:

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'THE PILGRIMS DANCE'
Country, Latin and Swing Dancing Saturdays

including classes & dancing at
DanceSport DuPont Circle!
(The dance moved to TOWN Dance Boutique on Apr 19, 2014 ...PLEASE join us there!!)

 

 

CALENDAR
(Please RSVP for each class with email and cell/text # to Dance@DanceSportDuPont.com)

https://www.facebook.com/DanceSportDuPont

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Give a special a gift of animated clip art musical notes
Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa & Tango dancing...
...and more ...for any occasion...


What better gift is there for fun, exercise and socializing
for all ages and all levels of experience than the gift of
DANCING?

... a gift that will last a lifetime... animated musical notes
and one that gives again and again, every time the music starts to play...


 

 

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Give the gift of "Dancing With The DC Stars" in Ballroom, Salsa, Tango, Latin, C/W, Swing and more ...
The gift of DANCE ...a gift that will last a lifetime...
...and one that gives again and again, every time the music starts to play.

 

Give those close to you a special a gift of animated clip art musical notes
Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa & Tango dancing...
...and more ...for any occasion...


What better gift is there for fun, exercise and socializing
for all ages and all levels of experience than the gift of
DANCING?

Give those close to you a gift of dance...
... a gift that will last a lifetime... animated musical notes
and one that gives again and again, every time the music starts to play...

Learn to dance for your wedding graphic with bride and groom Give your friends and loved ones a
"2-For-1-First-Class Gift Certificate" available all year long.
Visit our Gift Certificate coupon page....
Gift certificates for fexible, easy & fun classes, private coaching, dance-&-Learn Parties and learning opportunities
in literally all of the social dances from around the globe throughout the week and weekend that ANYONE can afford....


Plus remember, throughout the year everyone gets a FREE DANCE CLASS during the week of their birthday balloons BIRTHDAY at any PleaseDanceWithMe.com location. So get your friends together or the friends of a loved one and CELEBRATE ALL OF YOUR BIRTHDAYS ...by DANCING!!! Dupont Circle includes a social dance party/practice session each week so all you need is your special CAKE!!

birthday balloons The perfect dance parties always with classes to finally get your animated clip art - dancing musical notes
"Non-Dancing
friends" into "The Swing of things"!!..

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Remember on the week of your birthday at DuPont Circle and Capitol Hill birthday balloons you get one class FREE!! Bring your friends and family and make a party of it. At DuPont Circle on our special Fridays and Sundays we already have plenty of desserts and ice cream so if you prefer, just bring your special cake!


 


IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO - BUT SOMETIMES THOSE TWO MIGHT EVEN BE STRAIGHT MEN?!

PREPARE NOW FOR THE 2013 TEAM DC WINE TASTING AT THE ARGENTINE EMBASSY (CLICK ON LINK BELOW).
Natives of Argentina, brothers Enrique and Guillermo de Faz, known together as Los Hermanos Macana, perform their two-man shows all around the world. Their amazing footwork, esprit and versatility on the floor put these two twenty-somethings in a dance class all their own.
Visit
http://woolfandwilde.com/2009/06/it-takes-two-men-to-tango/

 

Gay Games Cleveland, 2014 DanceSport Event Dates

12-15 August 2014
Daytime Session 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evening Session 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

For the full DanceSport schedule, please click here.

 

International Style Division

 

Women

Men

Adult (18+) Standard Latin Standard Latin
A A A A
B B B B
C C C C
D D D D
Senior (45+) Standard Latin Standard Latin
A A A A
B B B B
C C C C
D D D D
Adult (18+) 10-Dance 10-Dance
Senior (45+) 10-Dance 10-Dance

American Style Division

  Women Men
Adult (18+) Smooth Rhythm Smooth Rhythm
A A A A
B B B B
C C C C
Senior (45+) Smooth Rhythm Smooth Rhythm
A A A A
B B B B
C C C C
Adult (18+) 9-Dance 9-Dance
Senior (45+) 9-Dance 9-Dance

Country Western Style Divisions

Newcomer 2-Step Waltz
Beginner 2-Step Waltz
Intermediate 2-Step Waltz Choice of Swing Dance*
Advanced 2-Step Waltz Choice of Swing Dance* Choice of Rhythm Dance**

*Swing Dances include the following:

**Rhythm Dances include the following:

Line Dance Division

Beginner D.H.S.S.
Choreographed by Gaye Teather
Description: 32 count, 4 wall
Music: Coffee by Supersister
Style: Non-Country

Hello Stranger
Choreographed by Scott Schrank
Description: 32 count, 4 wall
Music: Hello Stranger by Queen Latifah
Style: Non-Country

Waltz Across Texas
Choreographed by Lois & John Nielson
Description: 48 count, 1 wall
Music: Rock & Roll Waltz by Scooter Lee
Style: Country
Intermediate Dizzy
Choreographed by Jo Thompson
Description: 32 count, 4 wall
Music: Dizzy by Scooter Lee 
Style: Country

Hideaway Cha
Choreographed by Joanne Brady, Jamie Davis, Jo Thompson
Description: 32 count, 4 wall 
Music: Dance With Me by Debelah Morgan
Style: Non-Country Music

Midnight Waltz
Choreographed by Jo Thompson 
Description: 48 count, 4 wall
Music: Saturday Night by Billy Dean
Style: Country
Advanced Chill Factor
Choreographed by Daniel Whittaker & Hayley Westhead
Description: 48 count, 4 wall
Music: Last Night by DJ Robbie & Chris Anderson
Style: Non-Country

Cowgirls and Switches
Choreographed by Scott Blevins
Description: 32 count, 4 wall
Music: Cowboys & Kisses by Anastacia
Style: Country

Hey Soul Sister
Choreographed by Ruben Luna
Description: 32 count, 4 wall
Music: Hey Soul Sister by Train
Style: Non-Country

Argentine Tango Division

  Women Men
Adult A A
(18+) B B
  C C

Open Style Division

No Distinction of Levels of Proficiency (One Category) Showdance One couple dancing a solo performance and may dance any single or multiple styles (any partner dance style).
No Distinction of Levels of Proficiency (One Category) Formation Teams 
Open Dance Routine: Teams desiring to perform routines primarily for entertainment with significant dance content. Couple Dance Routine: Any routine that is performed as couples (same gender or mixed gender) dancing together in a joined configuration throughout.

Showdance (show category for individual couples)

Formation Team (show category for teams of couples or individuals)

Participation

Each dancer is expected to enter the division and category that most closely fits his or her actual skill level. To achieve a fair contest, equally leveled couples must compete together in the same division, category and level. There are no pre-determined classes in same-sex competitions. Grading rounds are required for the International style, American style, and Argentine Tango divisions before the competition rounds of multi-dance graded categories. The purpose of grading rounds, also called “separation rounds” or “classification rounds,” is to group all couples of the same average level/quality in the same class.

A participant's age is determined by that persons' age as of the first day of the Games, 9 August 2014.

If one category has more than 8 couples or teams entered/registered, elimination rounds will be held.

Required dances per Category:

International Style Division

American Style Division

Country Western Style Division

Line Dance Division

Argentine Tango Division

Medals will be awarded to the top three couples/teams in each division’s category and class level.

 

Mixed Gender Division

Participation is to couples consisting of one man and one woman.  Either partner can lead or follow for the entire dance or the couple can switch lead and follow either between dances or mid-dance. The events will not be graded so there will be no grading rounds scheduled. The events will not be age restricted, and couples of any level can enter. Otherwise all other NASSPDA competition rules are applicable. Participating couples are expected to dance all 3 dances in each category as follows (these dances corresponds to the dances in the "C" level of each dance style):

International and American Style Division Rules

The competition rules of the North American Same-Sex Partner Dance Association (NASSPDA), the sanctioning organization, will govern the International and American Style divisions. The rules of competition through NASSPDA can be found here.

Highlights of these rules are:

Country Western Style and Line Dance Division Rules

The Country Western and Line Dance Divisions will be governed by the rules of the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs (IAGLCWDC). The rules of competition through IAGLCWDC can be found here.

Highlights of these rules are:

Argentine Tango Division Rules

The competition rules governing the Argentine Tango Division can be found here.

Highlights of these rules are:

Open Style Division Rules

The competition rules of both organizations, IAGLCWDC and NASSPDA, for this division will be jointly applicable.

 

 



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DanceSport DuPont Circle
The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall,
2201 P St. NW,
Washington DC 20037

www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
Contact:
info@LambdaDanceSportDC.org

 

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Get your tickets today for one of the United’s final home games! Ticket sales in our section are moving well and are available NOW at http://dcunited.com/united-night-out or at the downstairs bar at Nellie’s for $25 each.

There will be a lot going on that night, including:

 

 

GET YOUR TEAM DC CHAMPIONS AWARDS RECEPTION TICKETS TODAY BEFORE THEY GO UP ON OCT 5!
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The 2012 Champions Awards are coming up on Saturday, October 13th – honoring the best of DC’s LGBT sports community. Get your tickets today! Tickets are $40 until October 5, and $50. after October 5 and at the door.

Saturday, October 13
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Equality Forum at the HRC Headquarters
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Includes full dinner and dessert buffet from The Heights
Open Vodka and Beer Bar sponsored by Nellie’s Sports Bar and Absolut Vodka

Guest Speaker: Patrick Burke, co-founder of the You Can Play project (www.youcanplayproject.com). Attached is the logo for the YCP project.

Special Guests: 2012 Team DC College Scholarship Award Recipients:
•Alejandro Bermudez, Bell Multicultural High School
•Ilana Kapit, Walter Johnson High School
•Justin Kaplan-Markley, Montgomery Blair High School
•Luis Rivera, Bowie High School
•Rebecca Stussman, Sherwood High School
•Colin Ward, University of North Carolina

 

ALL CLASSES AT DUPONT CIRCLE ARE DROP-IN. IN ORDER TO INSURE THAT A CLASS ISN'T CANCELED OR CHANGED, PLEASE BE SURE TO RSVP IN ADVANCE WITH EMAIL AND CELL/TEXT #'S IN CASE OF POWER OUTAGES, ETC, TO
info@LambdaDanceSportDC.org

 

 


'SALSA ON1 AND SALSA ON2 at
DANCESPORT DUPONT CIRCLE
' ...

Psyon Mautricio Scott
Located at the
Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall,
2201 P St. NW, Washington DC 20037

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InternationalDanceSport.com (PleaseDanceWithMe.com)
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PLEASE RSVP BEFOREHAND TO info@LambdaDanceSportDC.org WITH NAME(S), CLASS(ES), TIME(S) & CELL/TEXT #'S)


Lambda DanceSport DC 2-5-2012
'Dancing with the AC/DC Stars'
Lambda DanceSport DC members pose for a photo-shoot on Super Bowl Sunday, 2012.
(www.DancingWithTheACDCstars.org)

 

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'Country, Latin & Swing Dancing & workshops on Fridays'

animated clip art rearing horse with rider THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED O UR SEMIMONTHLY SOCIAL DANCE WITH CLASSES, NOW MOVING TO 'TOWN & COUNTRY' AT TOWN DANCEBOUTIQUE:

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'THE PILGRIMS DANCE'
Country, Latin and Swing Dancing Saturdays

was co-hosted by the DC Rawhides and DanceSport at DuPont Circle
Location:
DanceSport DuPont Circle

The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall,
2201 P St. NW, Washington DC 20037

 

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The bottom right line dancing photo of this collage of lgbt dancers was taken by James Raywalt at the former Sunday afternoon 'Trax Country/Western Tea Dance' in Washington DC, SE about a year before it's closing (we were doing the Boot-scootin' Boogie, can you tell? Great timing, everyone!!!).

 

Team DC logoGay Games classes banner
and MORE for both competitive and social dancing as same-gender couples during Gay Games Cleve, 2014.

 


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"Dancing with the Stars" has become THE! most watched program on National television. Join the
majority of Metropolitan washington DC on ABC Channel 7 WJLA. Then start
preparing yourself for the "Battle of the Ballroom"... It's time to
STOP WATCHING all the fun and START HAVING IT!!

 

 

 

 

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'DanceSport at Dupont Circle'
The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall

2201 P St. NW, (1520 22nd St NW on Google Maps),
Washington DC 20037
Two blocks West of Dupont Circle (red line Metro) at 22nd & P St. NW between P and Q.
Entrance indicated by signs & trail of balloons at the very corner of 22nd & P.
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Contact:
Dance@DanceSportDuPont.com, 202-596-4860,
www.TangoDanceSport.com,
www.DanceSportDupont.com
www.InternationalDanceSport.com

PLENTY OF FREE 'DanceSport at DuPont Circle' PARKING ALWAYS AVAILABLE.
(DO NOT PARK DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING ON OUR SIDE OF 22ND. SUN PARKING IS AVAIL THERE UNTIL 2PM ONLY). FREE PARKING ALL SUN AND ALL WEEKDAYS ACROSS FROM US ON 22ND ST AFTER 6:30PM AND THROUGHOUT EMBASSY ROW & ON MASS AVE AND NORTH ON 22ND TO R ST)
We are two 2 blocks West of Dupont Circle (on the red line Metro) next to Embassy Row with free parking during the weekends plus during the week starting immediately at 6:30pm in front of the nearby embassies,
INCLUDING:
1) on the adjacent block of Massachusetts Ave from 22nd St West to Sheridan Circle and several blocks beyond,
2) on 22nd St directly North of Florida and Mass Ave to R St,
3) West on R St between 22nd and 23rd to Sheridan Circle,
4) directly on Sheridan Circle, which is one block NW from the Church of the Pilgrims,
5) non-embassy free parking is also available all weekend directly across from us on 22nd St between P and Q which opens up during the week daily at 6:30pm (so come to class early right after work and your parking space will be waiting for you at 6:30!).

 


Location: Church of the pilgrims with entrance arrow
'DanceSport at Dupont Circle'
The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall

2201 P St. NW, (1520 22nd St NW on Google Maps),
Washington DC 20037
Two blocks West of Dupont Circle (red line Metro) at 22nd & P NW between P and Q.
Entrance indicated by trail of balloons at the SE corner of 22nd & P.

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DanceSport DuPont Circle summertime tropical hanging garden entrance

Follow the trail of balloons birthday balloonsto the correct SE entrance of The Church of the Pilgrims as there are many entrances into the block-long building. On the week of your birthday at DanceSport DuPont Circle you get one class FREE!! (one birthday per year please ^_^) Be sure to bring your friends and family and make a party of it, we already have plenty of desserts and ice cream!
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Practice free of charge at

DanceSport DuPont Circle

Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall,
2201 P St. NW, Washington DC 20037

 

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DanceSport at DuPont Circle is located 2 blocks west of the Q St exit of the DuPont Circle red line Metro and surrounded by PLENTY of nearby FREE EMBASSY PARKING!!! on and North of Mass Ave at the intersections of 22nd St, Q St & Fla Ave NW (click here for detailed parking directions) every weekday evening after 6:30pm plus all-weekend long!!

Drop-in TGIF class times from 6pm-9:00pm:

1) Beginner Social Ballroom & Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshop {5:15pm-6pm],

2) Beginner Argentine Tango [6pm-6:45pm],

3) Beginner to int+ Salsa On1 [6:45pm-7:30pm],

4) coulage lgbt DanceSport Dance-at-Your-wedding-Workshop flowered graphic Beginner Swing (East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop or Jive). RSVP at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com) [7:30pm-8:15pm]
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5) Beg, int and advanced C/W two step (1-3 levels at once with 1-3 teachers as needed) [815pm-9:00pm]

6) [9:00pm-11:30pm] Evening social dancing with a free very easy line dance class from 9:00-9:30 by the DC Rawhides; one of several line dances that we'll be doing later in the night. All of this followed by open dancing and practice (teacher assistance available as needed) to many styles of music from 9:00-11:30pm.

Admission: The complete dance event from 9pm-11:30pm is $8 individually or FREE to anyone taking any earlier Friday class before the dance from 6pm-9:00 (cost/class $12 [includes all 4 classes for members], $10 students, $50/5-class dance card or $95/10-class dance card good for any class on any day at DanceSport DuPont).

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(HURRY AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!! ... RSVP WITH THE NAMES, PHONE/TEXT #'s AND EMAIL ADDRESSES OF EVERYONE ATTENDING TO TerryChasteen@yahoo.com)

 

 

clip art red neck cowboy Dude  wheeling and shooting guns Remember on the week of your birthday at DuPont Circle birthday balloons you get one class FREE!! Bring your friends and family and make a party of it. At DuPont Circle on our special Fridays and Sundays we already have plenty of desserts and ice cream so if you prefer, just bring your special cake!

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(RSVP WITH THE NAMES, PHONE/TEXT #'s AND EMAIL ADDRESSES OF EVERYONE ATTENDING TO TerryChasteen@yahoo.com)

 

 

Team DC logoGay Games classes banner
and MORE for both competitive and social dancing as same-gender couples during Gay Games Cleve, 2014.

All PleaseDanceWithMe.com locations in DC and Md cover the dances to be performed during the Gay Games 2014 Cleveland DanceSport events in 3 divisions of International Ballroom, International Latin and C/W. There are 5 different levels of experience, from beginner through advanced, so no one will be judged out of their category of expertise. There will be MANY more beginners competing than there will be intermed/advanced, so do not hesitate to jump in if you're not an experienced dancer. That's what Lambda DanceSport DC is here for, to give you training and experience and to prepare you for this incredible, one-of-a-kind quadrenial lgbt DanceSport opportunity which will finally be held such a short and easily accessible distance away. 'DanceSport at Dupont Circle' on Sundays is the designated location for Lambda DanceSport DC, the DanceSport affiliate of the Metro DC lgbt sports connection, Team DC. Sign up for the Team DC bi-weekly 'Sportsgram' on the Team DC web site and keep abreast of all upcoming Team DC activities and opportunities.

(PLENTY of FREE PARKING! ...DanceSport Dupont is surrounded by embassy row that opens up it's parking after 6:30pm thoroughout the week and all weekend long!! You will NEVER have trouble finding parking within 1-2 blocks PLUS we are 2.5 blocks from the Dupont Circle red line Metro)

 

 

 

 

Coming soon once again to Washington DC,
at DanceSport Dupont Circle ...the


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PLENTY of free parking available
(DanceSport Dupont classes)

moving balloons LOOK FOR THE BALLOONS ON THE GATEWAY SINCE THERE ARE NUMEROUS ENTRANCES TO THE BUILDING. AND IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WITH A BIRTHDAY, INVITE THEM! BIRTHDAY BOYZ AND GIRZ OF ALL AGES ARE FREE! WE ALREADY HAVE THE ICE CREAM AND DESSERTS. JUST BRING A CAKE IF YOU WISH, TO SHARE.

The entrance is down the short flight of stairs into the Fellowship Hall on the hill at the very SE corner of the 'Church of the Pilgrims' facing 22nd and P St. NW. It is to the right of the large Southern-facing entrance on the corner or left of the Eastern-facing entrance on that same corner and goes directly down into the Fellowship Hall. This entrance overlooks the small Park, fountain and Monument at 22nd and P St NW. Follow the balloons to the railing of the entrance way to the stairs.

PLENTY OF FREE 'DANCESPORT AT DUPONT CIRCLE' PARKING AVAILABLE AFTER 6:30PM ON WEEKDAYS AND ALL DAY LONG EVERY WEEKEND DIRECTLY ACCROSS THE STREET (22ND AND P) AND IN FRONT OF MANY NEARBY EMBASSIES:
(DO NOT PARK DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING ON OUR SIDE. SUN PARKING AVAIL THERE TO 2PM ONLY AND WILL BE TICKETED AFTER 2:00. FREE PARKING ALL DAY SUN AND WEEKDAYS ACROSS 22ND ST. AFTER 6:30PM)
Located two 2 blocks West of Dupont Circle (red line Metro) at Embassy Row. Free parking all weekend plus during the week after 6:30pm directly in front of the church and in front of the nearby embassies, including:
1) on the adjacent block of Massachusetts Ave from 22nd St West to Sheridan Circle and several blocks beyond,
2) on 22nd St directly North of Q and Mass Ave to R St,
3) West along R St between 22nd and 23rd at Sheridan Circle,
4) directly on Sheridan Circle, which is one block from the Church of the Pilgrims,
5) non-embassy free parking is also available all weekend directly across the street on 22nd between P and Q which opens up during the week daily right at 6:30pm (so come to class early right after work and your parking space will be waiting for you at 6:30!).


We want YOU!!...

Uncle Sam 'We Want YOU'
...to DANCE!!...

animated musical notesJoin us weekly for instruction and social practice during 'DanceSport at Dupont Circle' plus other locations below:

 

Schedules below

Sun and Wed schedules for 'DanceSport Dupont Circle'.
(click here for scheduled line-up of Dupont Circle classes on Wednesdays and Sundays)

Classes in Bethesda, Md on Sat mornings at 10:00am. Email TerryChasteen@yahoo.com to RSVP, whether using your 'Capitol Deal' voucher or as a new drop-in. (click here for a line-up of Sat Bethesda, Md classes to begin once enough pre-register at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com).

Capitol Hill classes are soon to be scheduled on Saturdays.

All classes are drop-in or one can use the Dupont Circle 10-class dance card and times are from 6pm-9pm, including (1. Beginner Salsa [pm], 2. Beginner Argentine Tango [pm], 3. Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops [Beginner social Ballroom, Latin & Swing pm] and 4. Beginner to intermed C/W two step & line dances [pm] is below. Information avail below.

Silver Spring and Tenleytown class schedules forthcoming.

Private coaching for weddings, amateur or pro/am competition or for fine-tuning your social dancing is available almost every day by appointment. Contact TerryChasteen@yahoo.com. THANKS! to everyone for the unprecedented response and plan for a FUN experience on the dance floor!
~ Terry

ABSOLUTELY NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER REQUIRED TO ATTEND
It's time to STOP WATCHING all the fun....and START HAVING IT!

For who: Our classes and social dance events are for everyone of all races, ages, religions affiliations, genders and orientations of affection. That includes singles, couples, same-gender couples, seniors, the disabled (wheelchair dancers) and the seeing and hearing impaired (ASL available). All are all welcome and encouraged to attend. All of our classes are gender-neutral, which means that anyone can lead or follow and in fact we encourage everyone to at least try BOTH roles, on occasion. We guarantee that it will make you a better dancer. No dance partner, previous dance experience or specific age specifications are required. We just have a firm belief that EVERYONE should dance together! So leave the labels outside the door and get everyone "Out on the Dance Floor!!

 

Coming soon to Washington DC ...our next

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Learn-to-Dance-Athon
Ballroom dancers

After so many years since the last one,
watch for details of another
Washington DC

AIDS & Cancer
Learn-to-Dance-Athon


including 8-12 hours of non-stop classes, workshops, social dancing and practice in at least two and possibly 3 levels at once of as many dances as we can fit into our allotted time to benefit the charitable organization(s) of choice of each donor. Download a pledge donor form to obtain pledges from willing and compassionate friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers at
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceathonpledgeform.htm

.... sponsored by LambdaDanceSport DC, The Church of the Pilgrims and
DanceSport at Dupont Circle.

We are making plans and looking for an appropriate date at long last for another fund-raising event to benefit the charitable organization of your choice. We will pick several charities to which we'll donate any undesignated funds, but 'YOU' can make the ultimate choice of where "100%!" your admission fees and donations will go. All of the money taken in will be awarded to designated charitable organizations as all of the teaching, venue cost, refreshments, DJ's and incidentals will be sponsored or donated.

For a similar schedule of Events during the Jan 4th, 2004 'AIDS & Cancer Learn-to-Dance-Athon', visit www.LearnToDanceAthon.org

Click on the graphic for more information on the 2013
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To volunteer, teach, become a sponsor or participant, to perform or to include this information on your personal web site, contact or visit:

Terry Chasteen, 202-462-0870, info@LambdaDanceSportDC.org, TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
www.DanceSportDupont.com, www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com … and THANKS!!

 

 

 

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All are welcome and encouraged to attend, including singles, couples, same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing impaired (limited ASL avail). We want EVERYONE to dance!

 

Join us Out On The Dance Floor!!

You've been WATCHING 'Dancing with the Stars'...
... now is the time for EACH ONE
of us to
"BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS ...
O
UT on The Dance Floor"!....


FREE DANCE CLASS during the week of yourr birthday balloons BIRTHDAY at any PleaseDanceWithMe.com location. Get your friends together or the friends of a loved one and CELEBRATE ALL OF YOUR BIRTHDAYS ...by DANCING!!! Some locations include a social dance party/practice session each week so all you need is your special CAKE!!

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"Non-Dancing
friends" into "The Swing of things"!!..

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separate pre-teen and teenager classes soon at certain locations!!
Visit www.DancingYouthNetwork.org

 

Join us weekly for training and social practice animated musical notes
during 'DanceSport at Dupont Circle' every
Sun, Mon, Wed and Thurs plus other locations TBA
soon on Capitol Hill and in Silver Spring,
Bethesda and Tenleytown (starting dates
and times to-be-announced).

 

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All are welcome and encouraged to attend all of our DanceSport classes and social events, including singles, couples, same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing impaired (limited ASL avail)....

 

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and MORE for both competitive and social dancing as same-gender couples during Gay Games Cleve, 2014.

 

Lambda DanceSPORT DC

Lambda DanceSport DC trains every Sunday at DanceSport Dupont Circle for both spectators attending the many incredible social events and competitors for Gay Games Cleveland, 2014. The divisions include 5 levels of beginner through advanced International Ballroom, International Latin and Country/Western. There are also numerous US and Canada same-gender DanceSport events throughout the year in all 3 dance styles, not to mention many local non-lgbt dance events for the lgbt community to get 'OUT On The Dance Floor'!!.

 

Gay Games DanceSport (Gay Games Chicago, 2006 ...I just wanna' F***in' DANCE!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZpmaAAEvaUs

For anyone who doubts that Gay Games, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio will be 'THE' most HOT LGBT dance event on the North American Continent in the next decade, you MUST WATCH this Gay Games 2006, Chicago DanceSport video ...and then START TRAINING NOW, whether as a competitor or as a spectator to enjoy the many social events before and after ...This will be an event like you've never before experienced and will include something for everyone at all levels from beginner through the most advanced and in all 3 styles of Ballroom, Latin and C/W dancing. ...
(for more Gay Games Cologne, 2010 DanceSport videos, click here).

Gay Games DanceSport (Gay Games Chicago, 2006 ...I just wanna' F***in' DANCE!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZpmaAAEvaUs

Slow Walz [men] & Tango [women] of the Gold Medal Winners Standard (Gay Games Cologne, 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrS8EFnST28&feature=related

Quickstep Champions' Show of the Gold Medal Winners in Standard Men & Women (Gay Games Cologne, 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpEHLZRfO7Y

Men Standard, Final 10-Dance competition (Gay Games Cologne, 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JcfpP7Wc7I&feature=relmfu

Women Standard, Final 10-Dance competition (Gay Games Cologne, 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhpdZGMDoLo&feature=relmfu

Men Latin, Final 10-Dance competition (Gay Games Cologne, 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idgSIZNcOWA&feature=relmfu

Women Latin, Final 10 Dancecompetition (Gay Games Cologne, 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW0dwiEW0rQ&feature=relmfu

2010 Gay Games, Cologne 18+ Men Latin, A Level, Samba
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaCrgh7Yexg&playnext=1&list=PLE089300929FDB3BA&feature=results_video

2010 Gay Games, Cologne 18+ Men Latin, A Level, Final, Rumba
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJdXbwdfrA&feature=relmfu

Paso Doble Show of the Silver Medal Winners (Gay Games Cologne, 2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojab7puqp4U&feature=player_detailpage

Level A DanceSport Final Rumba Men 35 plus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj-NWpJeh_c&feature=player_detailpage

Level A DanceSport Final Jive Men 35 plus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZsbt6YAp8c&feature=relmfu

Level A DanceSport Final ChaChaCha Men 35 plus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2UhB3kFZ5I&feature=relmfu

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SAME-GENDER
COUPLES OF ARGENTINA FOR YOUR
LEGALIZATION OF
MARRIAGE!

The second country on the American continents behind Canada to do so!
Congratulations Argentina on such an amazing victory!
Felicitaciones Argentina y Que Viva el Amor!

SameGender couples in DC are encouraged to join us
for workshops and to celebrate by dancing Argentine Tango
every Sunday evening in Friendship Heights!
(then we'll plan a trip to Buenos Aires!)
(Click here for details)


PLENTY OF FREE 'DANCESPORT AT DUPONT CIRCLE' PARKING ALWAYS AVAILABLE AFTER 6:30PM ON WED AND ALL DAY SUNDAY:
Located two 2 blocks West of Dupont Circle (red line Metro) at Embassy Row. Free parking all weekend plus during the week after 6:30pm directly in front of the church and in front of the nearby embassies, including:
1) on the adjacent block of Massachusetts Ave from 22nd St West to Sheridan Circle and several blocks beyond,
2) on 22nd St directly North of Q and Mass Ave to R St,
3) West along R St between 22nd and 23rd at Sheridan Circle,
4) directly on Sheridan Circle, which is one block from the Church of the Pilgrims,
5) non-embassy free parking is also available all weekend directly across the street on 22nd between P and Q which opens up during the week daily right at 6:30pm (so come to class early right after work and your parking space will be waiting for you at 6:30!).

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Photography by David Liu, http://daylightpix.com/tangoloungearchive.html


The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall
2201 P St. NW (1520 22nd St on google maps),
Washington DC 20037

(Follow the balloons on the railings down the stairs to the
lower level entrance directly into the Fellowship Hall)

Click here for Dance-&-Learn Party details

(All are welcome, including singles, couples,
same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing impaired
)
 
 

PLENTY OF FREE 'DANCESPORT AT DUPONT CIRCLE' PARKING ALWAYS AVAILABLE AFTER 6:30PM ON WED AND ALL DAY SUNDAYS AND WEEKENDS:
Located two 2 blocks West of Dupont Circle (red line Metro) at Embassy Row. Free parking all weekend plus during the week after 6:30pm directly in front of the church and in front of the many nearby embassies, including:
1) on the adjacent block of Massachusetts Ave from 22nd St West to Sheridan Circle and several blocks beyond,
2) on 22nd St directly North of Q and Mass Ave to R St,
3) West along R St between 22nd and 23rd at Sheridan Circle,
4) directly on Sheridan Circle, which is one block from the Church of the Pilgrims,
5) non-embassy free parking is also available all weekend directly across the street on 22nd between P and Q which opens up during the week daily immediately at 6:30pm (so come to class early right after work and your parking space will be waiting for you at 6:30!).


DJ David Liu, http://daylightpix.com/tangoloungearchive.html

'Tango at Dupont Circle'

The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall
2201 P St. NW (1520 22nd St NW on Google Maps),
Washington DC 20037
www.TangoDupontCircle.com
www.DanceSportDupont.com

 

 

 

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(C/W CLASSES FOR BOTH SOCIAL DANCING AND COMPETITION INCLUDED ...HURRY TO RSVP BEFORE THE CLASSES ARE FILLED UP!! 428 HAVE SIGNED UP FOR OUR DC & MD LOCATIONS!!!)

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What an INCREDIBLE Team DC SportsFest that was ....AGAIN!!!
Sports Fest logo

The 3rd Annual Team DC SportsFest!
Players representing nearly every LGBT sports group in DC’s metro area. It’s the ultimate networking/social event for all current LGBT athletes and interested newcomers. This “open house expo” features 30 groups and their reps who... can answer your questions. Doors open at 7 PM with music, raffles and surprises. Admission is free, but $10 gets you three drink tickets, so you can't beat that! Beer and Vodka Bar will be sponsored by Nellie's Sports Bar.

Thursday, April 12, 7pm - 9pm
Room & Board (1840 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009-4470)

Sports Fest is an annual recruitment event sponsored by Team DC to help promote and build awareness for LGBT sports in the District. It is a great opportunity to learn about the different groups, meet new people and take that first step to getting involved.

Teams that will be at this year's event include:

- Adventuring: Biking and Hiking
- Capital Area Rainbowlers Association
- Capital City Volleyball
- Capital Splats Racquetball
- Capital Tennis Association
- Chesapeake and Potomac Softball
- Federal Triangle Soccer Club
- Gay Softball World Series
- DC Front Runners
- DC Gay Flag Football League
- DC Ice Breakers
- DC Sentinels
- DC Strokes
- DC Triathlon Club
- DC's Different Drummers
- Lambda Links GC
- Lambda DanceSport DC
- Rainbow Spinnakers Sailing Club
- Stonewall Sports
- Ultimate Out
- Washington Renegades

So come join us for a fun night.

For more information check out the event page on Facebook.



clip art Swing kids animated clip art bouncy dancing snoopy And bring the kids! They can dance with each other or Mom & Dad. Plus we hope to have
separate pre-teen and teenager classes soon at certain locations!!
Visit www.DancingYouthNetwork.org

 


Contact:
TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com
202-596-4860,
www.DanceSportDupont.com
www.TangoDanceSport.com,
www.TangoDupontCircle.com
www.DanceSportDupontCircle.com
PLENTY of free parking available
(DanceSport Dupont classes)

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Free parking in the adjacent embassy parking areas all weekend
and after 6:30pm on weekdays!

(But if you're driving, arrive early. For the last party, the parking lot filled up...

...VERY QUICKLY!! ....)

 

The perfect dance parties always with classes to finally get your
"Non-Dancing
friends" into "The swing of things"!!..


HURRY TO RSVP BEFORE GAY GAMES IS UPON US!!

 

ARCHIVE
visit
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/lambdadancesportarchive.htm

for an archive of past Lambda DanceSport DC events and activities.

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