SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS & CANCELATIONS:

 

Too many problems in your life?...maybe here's the answer...

It's All Because (The Gays Are Getting Married)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rixkck8QnjY

(Sorry, everyone....one of my readers sent me this and I just HAD to share it....I realize that some of you will now want off of my mailing list forever, but the enjoyment that the rest of you receive from it will be worth it....so don't blame me...blame the gays...)

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If there are any cancelations due to last minute weather problems, etc, check for the cancelation or announcement on the outgoing message at 202-462-0870, in case it's not possible to get back on the website in time.

 

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STARTING IN SEPTEMBER ON
THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
(AT ZANZIBAR ON THURS AND THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM ON SAT & SUN)


Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Martial Arts & Dance plus authentic Brazilian Samba taught by
Capoeira expert Jose' Canchan and the Brazilian Samba Diva from Sao Paulo, Danielle Areco.

PLUS SALSA ON 2, NEW YORK STYLE (MAMBO)
(SPECIAL WORKSHOPS ON SUN, SEPT 7TH AT THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM)

Taught by Salsa & Mambo expert, Abdul Al-Ali
at 2pm (Salsa on 2 shines, technique & styling) and 3pm (partnering & turn patterns)


AND INTERNATIONAL STYLE LATIN
(RUMBA, CHA CHA & SAMBA)
& BALLROOM
(WALTZ, TANGO, QUICKSTEP & VIENNESE WALTZ)

Taught by 3rd in the World International pro/am 10-dance Champion, Lemery Rollins
at 1:30pm (International Latin), 2:15pm (Viennese Waltz),
3pm (International Standard), 4pm (intermediate Salsa styling, partnering & turn patterns)

You will definitely NOT want to miss these new classes,
along with other incredible opportunities on our fall teaching schedule...

they are

 

Dance-&-Learn Parties
and other social dance events including
beginner mini-classes, practice & social dancing...

Upcoming Dance-&-Learn Parties, which always include beginner mini-dance classes of
all varieties at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center are scheduled on the following dates:


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 Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, December 25th and on New Year's Day, January 1st from 8pm-11:30pm plus additional dates on Sat, Dec 22 & 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) Sunday, December 9th Special SAOCO DC annual Sunday Holiday year-end party, the "SAOCO Salsa Olympics" from 5pm-11pm which included additional workshops in Salsa on 2, New York style, Salsa on 1 and Rueda Group patterns from 6-7pm followed by dancing in many different styles by request .... PLUS! a hilarious "So You Think You Can Dance DC"/"Dancing With The DC Stars" Mini-competition between a dozen dancing couples. The winners were chosen by audience applause. If you missed this incredible and jam-packed SAOCO event at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, you REALLY MISSED IT!!! Watch out for more of these fun-filled and highly educational dance events by SAOCO DC, one of Metropolitan Washington DC's premier dance performance Teams, in the near future.

(1). 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. If you missed this fun-filled annual event, you REALLY MISSED IT!

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

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

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

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

(6) Sat, Mar 22, 2008, *(see details below)

(7) Sat, Apr 26, 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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Plan to join us annually on the first Saturday in June
for a unique and one-of-it's kind dance experience during the

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

which is on the first Saturday of Capital Pride week by the "Westminster Presbyterian Church's GLBT Alliance" (www.westminsterdc.org), 400 I st., SW, Washington DC as well as DC's LGBT and Friends' Ballroom, Latin, Disco/hustle C/W and Swing dance organization"Lambda DanceSPORT DC" (www.DanceTeamDC.us), Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Washington DC (PLFAG DC at www.pflagdc.org) and Terry Chasteen's International DanceSPORT & Entertainment Co. (www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com). Make plans well in advance so as not to miss any part of this unforgettable dance night; destined to be an event unlike any ever before experienced by the LGBT and friends' dance community in Metropolitan Washington DC.
Included in the plans are proposed mini-classes in all of the social dance styles (Ballroom, 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 Salsa, Swing and Ballroom AND last but certainly
not least, the first annual Washington DC "Out On The Dance Floor Robo-Cha Cha Dance 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 plus a silent auction and sponsorship and donation program, 100% of which will benefit a number of 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), Marlo Thomas's 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) 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". 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 an individual or corporate sponsorship or 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!...ASL will be available and both blind and deaf dancers are welcome and encouraged. We guarantee that they'll have as much fun as those who see and hear.
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 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...).
Also not to worry if you're not already dancing. A major portion of those attending will be brand new beginners. Plus we'll have plenty of dance teachers and assistants available to help anyone with questions about their dancing both during and between instruction. Invite "ALL" of your friends and family members to join us as this is definitely not going to be a "LGBT-only event", but rather one that encourages everyone to come together to celebrate these incredible gifts of music and dance and to participate from all aspects of the Metropolitan Washington area. A concept that some in the LGBT community feel should be much more promoted to better exemplify the true social lifestyles of the LGBT community as opposed to what some prefer to portray. One of the main objectives of this event in addition to encouraging fundraising and awareness for all of our incredible charitable organizations is to encourage all same-gender couples and those in the LGBT community to become more comfortable with dancing "Out of the Closet" and
"Out On The Dance Floor!!" in the non-LGBT public.
With room for only about 300 guests maximum to attend, plan to make your reservations early at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com. T
his event is still in the infancy of it's planning and nothing is yet written in stone, so we are interested in any suggestions and of course in volunteers. However even at this early stage of our planning, we do GUARANTEE that everyone attending, 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 shadows of our Nation's Capitol.
Check back regularly at
www.OUTonTheDanceFloor.org for updated information as it becomes available. We all really need to make more of an effort to get more couples in the LGBT community to start socializing more frequently "Out of the Closet" and "Out On The Dance Floor!!"
Everyone of all age groups are welcome and encouraged from kids to senior citizens and oh and did I mention? The admission is
"FREE!!", though any corporate sponsorships and donations 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, though that is definitely not a requirement to attend. You can download a pledge form at www.pleasedancewithme.com/outonthedancefloorballpledgeform.htm to turn 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).

and Thanks! We hope you'll make plans early to join us on Saturday June 2nd "Out On The Dance Floor!!",

Terry and the organizing team of the 2007 "Out On The Dance Floor Charity Ball".

For additional information, contact:

Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870

www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DancingKidsNetwork.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net
www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org

 


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An ongoing fund-raising opportunity for your chosen organization
to benefit your Team DC Sports club or any non-profit or organization of choice...

Join us for our fun-filled
Dance-&-Learn Parties

The next Dance-&-Learn Party dates include
the evenings of Saturday, February 11th and March 11th, 2006
plus a Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase on April 8th, including
performances and LOTS of general dancing.


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

and Sunday Salsa & Rueda "EXTRAVAGANZA" dance events with classes
(EVERY SUNDAY)

Bring a copy of this notice to receive a $2.00 discount off of your admission.
Also, bring an email or web notice of this and future Dance-&-Learn Parties and Sunday Salsa & Rueda Social dance events sent from this site or your chosen organization, association or non-profit and receive $2.00 off of the $12.00 admission. PLUS!....for posting the event, that association will also receive 25% of the proceeds of everyone who brings a copy of their mailing or web notice.

Organization members themselves need not be personally present to benefit. Just send the notice to anyone on your email list and be sure that the name and address of your organization is included for payment. That association will benefit from anyone who attends. This is an easy, educational and fun-filled way to bring in funds to your favorite sports club, organization or non-profit.

Invite your friends and family and join us

"Out on the Dance Floor!!"
and benefit your favorite organization or non-profit at the same time...


And Fear Not!!
No previous dance experience or partner is required....

"You'll learn more dances in one night than you ever thought possible"
(the seeing and hearing impaired as well as wheel chair dancers
are welcome and encouraged)

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Early Friday evening studio space is available for training and practice for

"Lambda DanceSPORT DC"

between 5:30pm and 8:30pm. If these times are available to you and you plan to train in any one or all of the 3 dance styles of Ballroom, Latin (which includes International Jive) or Country/Western (which includes East Coast or West Coast Swing). Whether for strictly social or for Gay Games, please contact TerryChasteen@hotmail.com or just come. All are welcome...

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A Special fund-raising opportunity
for your Team DC Sports organization
or any non-profit or organization of choice...

Dance-&-Learn Parties

Bbring a copy of an email or web site notice about this event from your chosen organization.
You'll receive a $2.00 discount PLUS...
1/4 of the remaining $10.00 admission from anyone who brings a notice will go to the organization or non-profit which either sent the notice or posted it on their web site. Organization members themselves need not be personally present to benefit. Just send the notice to anyone on your email list and be sure that the name and address of your organization is included for payment. That association will benefit from anyone who attends. This is an easy way to bring in funds to your favorite sports club, organization or non-profit.

Invite your friends and family and join us
"Out on the Dance Floor!!"
and benefit your favorite organization or non-profit at the same time...


And Fear Not!!
No previous dance experience or partner is required....

"You'll learn more dances in one night than you ever thought possible"
(the seeing and hearing impaired as well as wheel chair dancers
are welcome and encouraged)

Click here
to print a "Dance-&-Learn Party" flyer
(this flyer contains a lot of graphics, so it may download slowly)

Click here
to print a "Dance Team DC" flyer to send to your
friends who may be interested in dancing
(this flyer contains a lot of photos, so it may download slowly)

Click here
to print a page of "Dance Team DC" pocket flyers
to give to friends who may be interested in dancing

For additional information on this and other LGBT dance events around the globe,
visit www.GayDanceSPORT.com or www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
or contact Ralph Bradley at EarlyRide@msn.com or TerryChasteen@hotmail.com

Visit www.DanceTeamDC.us

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YMCA Salsa, Ballroom & Swing classes

Monday evening beginner Salsa and social Black-tie & Wedding Ballroom &
Swing dance classes at the YMCA, National Capitol at 7:30pm & 8:15pm.

7wk Fall II session from January 9th to February 20th, 2006

Call 202-862-YMCA to enroll in the two 7-week series. Any classes missed throughout the series can be
made up at any of Terry's numerous Chevy Chase Ballroom drop-in classes. Late enrollment will be accepted
after the session has begun.

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If you missed the mid-summer
Sunday Salsa Social fund raiser
for

Tumbando Dance Company,
and
Son In Motion Dance Team

You Really Missed it!

Come and see this dazzling array of dancers all in one place! The spectacular evening starts off with both beginner and intermediate level Salsa classes from 6:00pm - 7:30pm taught by Terry Chasteen (beginners) and Abdul Al-Ali (intermediate to advanced).at the same time. Then put your moves to work during the social dance that follows, including both Salsa & Rueda, as well as Cha Cha, Merengue and any of the other latin dances by request. Performances will begin at 8:30pm with routines from the Tumbando Student Group, Tumbando Dance Company, Son In Motion Dance Team, and Salsa Fuego Dance Company. Come see the routines that everyone is talking about! Snacks and refreshments are included in the evening's events! Bring your friends, family and work buddies...absolutely no previous dance experience or partner necessary.
Location: the weekly Sunday Salsa & Latin Social at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

(This event is preceded by two hours of beginner and intermediate Salsa on 1 and Salsa Rueda classes taught by Terry Chasteen & Steve Denlinger of Rueda USA)

Tumbando Dance Company & Son In Motion Dance Team

Tumbando Dance Company and Student Group

 

The Ladies and Men of Son In Motion Dance Team


BUT NOT TO WORRY...WE HAVE MORE COMING!!...

Make plans now to join us

EVERY SUNDAY!

for

the Sunday Salsa & Rueda
Socials, including classes and dancing

including:

2:00pm - 3:00pm Drop-in beginner Social Wedding dances including beginner Ballroom, Swing and Tango taught by Terry Chasteen
PLUS! authentic beginner Argentine Tango Brazilian Samba taught by Arnaud Lucas at the same time.


3:00pm-4:00pm Beginner to intermediate/advanced International & American style social Latin (including, Cha Cha , Rumba, Samba, Bachata, or even Paso Doble, if requested)
PLUS! enrollment beginner through intermediate/advanced Swing (including East Coast, West Coast, Lindy Hop or Jive) taught by GQ Bowers. (Pre-enrollment is required for Swing to bring in the second teacher).
In addition, intermediate Argentine Tango will be coming soon at 3:00pm taught by Arnaud Lucas. Email Terry Chasteen@hotmail.com if interested in enrollment.

4:00pm-5:00pm Beginner, intermediate and advanced Salsa on 1 with Marc Alberstadt, Danielle Areco for ladies' styling and terry Chasteen for beginners (three teachers may ultimately be made available for three different levels as necessary).

5:00pm-7:30pm Beginner and Intermediate Salsa Rueda in studio B with Steve Denlinger of Rueda USA assisted by Terry and followed by teacher-assisted Salsa and Salsa Rueda dancing during the Sunday Salsa Social dance party.

6:00pm-7:30pm Beginner and Intermediate Salsa on 2, New York Style (Mambo) with Terry and a second teacher in studio A.

7:30pm-10:30pm Open dancing in studio A to the "BEST" Salsa and Latin music plus monthly scheduled performances by some of Metropolitan Washington's top Salsa and Rueda dance companies.

DJ "Andy" aka "El Mas Bailable" and his music
system will provide the music entertainment!...

PLENTY OF SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED
(For those who are "Smoke-sensitive", the Chevy Chase Ballroom is "Smoke-free")

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

Don't miss these exciting, fun-filled and high-energy
Salsa and Rueda Extravaganzas

and if you have a birthday, anniversary or other special event coming up this
will be a terrific way to celebrate it in a very special way...

ADMISSION: $12.00 for the first class, $18.00 for 2 classes, $23.00 for 3 classes and $28.00 for 4 classes. $12.00 for the open dancing and performances after 7:30pm which is FREE! to anyone taking any of Terry's Sunday classes.

$10.00 Full-time students with ID. Also, bring a copy of this notice or an email notice from your organization or non-profit and you'll receive a $2.00 discount. In addition, the organization or non-profit which posts or Emails out the information will receive 25% of the proceeds from those bringing in a copy of their notice.

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

CLICK HERE TO PRINT A ONE PAGE FLYER FOR THIS EVENT

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An ongoing fund-raising opportunity for your chosen organization
to benefit your Team DC Sports club or any non-profit or organization of choice...

Join us for our fun-filled
Dance-&-Learn Parties

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

and Sunday Salsa & Rueda "EXTRAVAGANZA" dance events with classes
(EVERY SUNDAY)

Bring a copy of this notice to receive a $2.00 discount off of your admission.
Also, bring an email or web notice of this and future Dance-&-Learn Parties and Sunday Salsa & Rueda Social dance events sent from this site or your chosen organization, association or non-profit and receive $2.00 off of the $12.00 admission. PLUS!....for posting the event, that association will also receive 25% of the proceeds of everyone who brings a copy of their mailing or web notice.

Organization members themselves need not be personally present to benefit. Just send the notice to anyone on your email list and be sure that the name and address of your organization is included for payment. That association will benefit from anyone who attends. This is an easy, educational and fun-filled way to bring in funds to your favorite sports club, organization or non-profit.

Invite your friends and family and join us

"Out on the Dance Floor!!"
and benefit your favorite organization or non-profit at the same time...


And Fear Not!!
No previous dance experience or partner is required....

"You'll learn more dances in one night than you ever thought possible"
(the seeing and hearing impaired as well as wheel chair dancers
are welcome and encouraged)

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Local Metropolitan Washington DC DanceSport competitions


A. Saturday, June 24th, 2006 – The Maryland Invitational DanceSport Championships, BWI MARRIOTT HOTEL, 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 15th, 2006 - The Virginia State DanceSport Championships, The Hyatt Regency Reston, Town Center – 7:30 p.m. to Midnight. Visit www.DanceSportChampionships.com. 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


C Saturday, August 27th, 2005 - 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. December 28, 2005 to January 1, 2006 - The 18th annual Yuletide Ball Championships and the Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala
At the JW Marriott Hotel, 14th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Washington, DC. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/YuletideBall.htm

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ALSO!!

Dance for your favorite non-profit!...

Bring a GayDanceSPORT.com
"Dance Class Discount Coupon"

from your favorite 501c3 non-profit and receive a discount on any
dance class card
or dance event card for the Sunday Salsa Social,
Lambda DanceSPORT Sundays, Hustle & West Coast Swing Sundays,
Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops
, Dance-&-Learn Parties,
Gay DanceSPORT Saturday mornings & early afternoons,
or a gift certificate for any combination of
the above classes and dance events.
PLUS!!...
your favorite non-profit will receive 1/3 of the purchase amount.
Any 501c3 is eligible, so if your organization doesn't already
have a GayDanceSPORT.com discount coupon, they can contact
TerryChasteen@hotmail.com. One can be made very easily with
the authorization for using the association logo. Please bring a
coupon with each purchase to keep track of the donated funds
toward the correct charitable organization.

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Gay DanceSPORT Saturday mornings & early afternoons

New and more advanced LGBT Country/Western Two Step & Waltz, plus Latin and Ballroom & Swing classes in DC on Saturday mornings and early afternoons. Geared toward more advanced beginner & intermediate dancers going to Gay Games, Chicago, 2006 & the 1st World OutGames, Montreal, 2006, these classes are both for those competing in any of the 3 dance styles that will be offered for the first time in 2006 or merely for social dancing as spectators. As a spectator you'll definitely want to dance all 3 styles with the many other dancers from around the world during the many social events that are sure to be scheduled in Chicago and Montreal. Absolutely no partner or previous dance experience necessary to attend. Two levels of teachers will be made available at the same time as the level of dancing progresses. Also, one need not necessarily be planning to attend in 2006 to participate in these classes.

(Early Friday evening studio space may also be made available soon for training and practice between 5:30pm and 8:30pm, along with early Sunday afternoon classes in Country/Western, International Ballroom & Latin and social ballroom & Swing from 2:30pm to 4:00pm).

Schedule:
11:30am Beginner Cha Cha & Rumba
12:30pm Social Ballroom & Swing (1/2 hour of technique and turn-patterns in each)

Cost: $10.00 for the first class, $6.00 second class, $4.00 3rd class. Your first class taught by Terry at the Chevy Chase Ballroom, however is FREE (download the "1st-class-is-free pass" at GayDanceSPORT.com), which does not exclude those having attended any previous dance "events", such as Lambda DanceSPORT Sundays, The Sunday Salsa & Latin Social or Dance-&-Learn Parties. Also by bringing in a Gay DanceSPORT.com discount coupon from your favorite non-profit, each paid class is reduced by $2 and 1/3 of the amount paid goes to the designated 501c3. Contact your favorite non-profit to obtain the GayDanceSPORT.com coupon that includes their official logo. You may also use the "2-for-the-price-of-1" class or event passes and receive 1/2 off when bringing someone new for their first time.

Location: the Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisc Ave., NW. (above Paul's Liquor, one block South of the Jennifer Street exit of the Friendship Heights red line Metro. Usually plenty of 2-hour street parking available as well as at the adjacent Bank of America at Harrison and Wisconsin during NON-BANKING hours).

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“Dance Team DC” is now forming for those possibly interested in attending Gay Games, Chicago, 2006 or World OutGames, Montreal, 2006 either as competitors OR as a spectators.

No previous dance experience is necessary, so don’t hesitate. Most of those competing will be in the beginner levels and will not be competing against the more advanced dancers. The objective is to encourage participation, regardless of your level. Contact Ralph Bradley at EarlyRide@msn.com if interested in possibly attending.
Fund-raising dance events will be organized over the next 16 months to help cover expenses for those who participate (both as competitors and spectators) and may also include joint fund-raisers with the DC Council of Sport's "Team DC", as well as joint events with other individual teams that will be attending these two unprecedented North American sports events.
As "Dance Party Animals", Dance Team DC is well-prepared to help organize and conduct such fund-raising events so everyone will ultimately benefit from the joint participation with DC's numerous other sports teams.
There are at least 7 dance couples already planning to attend plus others looking for partners. Most are BEGINNERS, so JOIN US! The goal is a minimum of AT LEAST 20 COUPLES by 2006! If you’re looking for a partner, don’t hesitate to email Ralph Bradley at earlyride@msn.com or Terrychasteen@hotmail.com. This will be 2 of THEE most incredible LGBT dance events on our North American Continent EVER!. Consequently you won’t want to miss them or miss being prepared to dance all 4 dance styles with those attending from all around the world.
There will be numerous opportunities to train in all of the Country, Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances between now and July, 2006; from Remington's to weekly Capital Country classes and events to the Chevy Chase Ballroom in DC, plus other special workshops and classes that will be organized in the future, both in the US and around the globe.
Regardless of what state or country you're from, visit www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org (www.GayDanceSPORT.com) for extensive information on both Gay Games and the 1st World OutGames, as well as information and links for other LGBT partnership dance events and classes in all dance styles across the United States and around the globe. Also, if you have a partnership dance event coming up that's friendly to same-gender couples, feel free to send the information to TerryChasteen@hotmail.com for posting.

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The question: Gay Games, Chicago, 2006 or World OutGames, Montreal, 2006?
The answer: A herd of wild buffalo shouldn't keep us away from either one of
them if it's at all possible to attend both....

We have over a year to make arrangements for scheduling and fund-raising to attend what will become the
two most grand and incredible LGBT dance events ever to grace the North American Continent; whether
we do so as spectators or as competitors. Start making plans now to join us in the Sport of
Gay Dancing for same-gender couples, during one or both of these magnificent events.
You'll enjoy an unbelievable dance experience with performers and social dancers
of all levels from across the United States and around the world..

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Salsa Rueda
on early Sunday evenings from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Salsa Rueda for beginners and up...


....also includes weekly practice and dancing during the Sunday Salsa Social from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
Anyone attending Salsa Rueda at 4:00pm may also attend Terry & Abdul's Salsa on 2
(Mambo) classes for an additional $5.00 as opposed to the $12.00 admission. You're already paid for
the dance party starting at 6:30pm.

Taught by Steve Denlinger (intermediate level) and
Terry Chasteen (beginner level)

Contact information:
Terry Chasteen, TerryChasteen@hotmail.com, 202-462-0870
Steve Denlinger, www.RuedaUSA.com, lamausa@verizon.net, 202-246-5194

click here
to print or send a one-page flier of this event

($10.00 per person per class, which includes dancing at 7:30pm; $9.00 per class for full-time college students with ID; $90.00/10-class Dance Card for non-students and $70.00 per 10-class Dance Card for full-time students with full-time ID. For those taking both the Salsa Rueda at 5:00 and Salsa on 2, New York Style classes with Terry and Abdul from 6pm to 7:30, the Salsa on 2 class is an additional $7.00.

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Usually every 2nd Saturday evening of the month, Terry Chasteen and the

present monthly

with 2 levels of mini-classes, plus dancing...
please plan to join us every weekend for a fun-filled evening of practice and dancing for all levels.
Several teachers will be available each week for your assistance.

The dance parties will include beginner "AND" intermediate level mini-classes, plus general dancing to the absolute "Best" Ballroom, Latin, Hustle, Tango, Swing & Country/Western (yes...Country/Western!...including two step, polka and West Coast Swing) music available anywhere. For more than a decade the Chevy Chase Ballroom has been without a social program for our many students to put their dancing to use and that is about to come to an abrupt end. Everyone of all levels is welcome and encouraged. Beginners are especially encouraged and there will be several teachers available to assist them in their dancing.

 

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to print and send a free gift certificate to friends and relatives who are
first-time students to Terry's classes at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.

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And by the way...for those who DARE..... "The Thriller" is coming....

And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver...
For no mere mortal can resist
The Evil of...
The "Thriller"…

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Special Announcement...


*GO NEW YORK CITY!!!

New York State Justice Doris Ling-Cohan ruled that the state’s Domestic Relations Law,
which limits marriage to heterosexual couples, violates the state’s constitution.

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for a one-page, printer-friendly flyer of Terry's updated and complete
"Dance Class schedule"



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

 

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The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer Annual Gala...if you missed this one, you REALLY MISSED IT!
(There will be a number of dance-related purchases available during an uocoming Mautner Project Silent Auction)

Begin preparing now to learn the popular couples' dances and line dances
for the NEXT Mautner Gala every weekend during

OR


OR IN ADDITION...
during any of the other dance classes and events at
the Chevy Chase Ballroom and the National Capital YMCA.
(Click here for the complete schedule of available classes)

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

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By beginning to train now, literally
"ANYONE"
can be prepared to compete in at least the newcomer, beginner or even
the intermediate levels of
Gay Games, Chicago, 2006

and
the 1st World OUTgames, Montreal, 2006

by July of the year
2006!!

Whether as a competitor or spectator, make plans now to attend two of the most exciting LGBT dance events that you will to ever experience; Gay Games, Chicago, 2006 and the 1st World OUTgames, Montreal, 2006. They'll both take place right here on the North American Continent within a 3-week period (Early registration ends in December of 2004)

Gay Games VII, Chicago, 2006, as well as the 1st World OUTgames, Montreal, 2006 have both officially included Country & western categories to it's list of different dance styles for competition in addition to graded International Ballroom & Latin, over age 45 Ballroom & Latin and Wheelchair dancing. This means there is now something available for EVERYONE!! from beginner through advanced levels in Ballroom & Latin, Country/Western & Swing (a form of Swing is included in both the C/W and the International Latin divisions)...

 


Chicago at dawn

(Click here for details)

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Sunday evenings - The Lambda DanceSport "Social Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Two Step classes and dancing", including dances to be performed during
Gay Games® VII, Chicago, 2006 (Gay Games® is a registered trademark of the Federation of Gay Games"). Included are two or more mini-classes in Ballroom, Latin, Swing Hustle, C/W or Argentine Tango by request of those attending, plus open dancing and practice. Refreshments will be provided. This is an ongoing Sunday evenig LGBT dance event and details can be obtained at www.GayDanceSport.com/lambdadancesportsundays.htm.
The Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington DC from 7:45pm to 10:30pm (or youmay come earlier at 5:30pm for Salsa on 2 at no extra charge). $7.00, $5.00 Lambda DanceSport members. Contact Terry Chasteen, 202-462-0879, TerryChasteen@hotmail.com, www.LambdaDanceSport.org (www.GayDanceSport.com) or www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com.

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"Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor gloom of night shall stop us from

DANCING!!"
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PLEASE JOIN US!.....

FOR MY MONTHLY SALSA, SWING, BALLROOM, COUNTRY/WESTERN & TANGO

FROM 8:00 PM UNTIL 11:30PM
AT THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM

We’ll teach you dances in all of the different styles to some of your all-time favorite artists, including Nat King cole, Elvis Pressley, Brenda Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Mathis, Gloria Estefan, Bing Crosby, The Rat Pack and many, many more. Learn Salsa, Swing, Ballroom & Tango, plus other dances (including Latin, Hustle, West Coast Swing, Two Step, etc) by request. Classes begin at 8:30 pm and social dancing begins at 9:30pm.

And if you’re celebrating a "BIRTHDAY" ...all of our Dance-&-Learn Parties offer the perfect opportunity to do so in a very special way.

Admission: $12.00 ($10.00 Full-time Students with ID) plus discounts
Terry & Company will be available throughout, for your dancing assistance
SNACKS, REFRESHMENTS, SALADS & DESSERTS INCLUDED
(FOR THOSE WHO ARE “SMOKE-SENSITIVE”, THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM IS “SMOKE-FREE”)

MUSIC: The Absolute “BEST” in Latin, Ballroom, Swing, and Hustle (we may even include some Country/Western Two step or Line Dances throughout the night upon request…& of course, Hip Hop).

ADDRESS: The Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington DC (Above Paul’s Liquor, 1/2 block South of the Jennifer Street exit of the Friendship Heights red line Metro).

ABSOLUTELY NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NECESSARY

(You’ll learn more dances in one night than you ever thought possible!)

 

CO-HOSTED BY TERRY CHASTEEN & THE VERY TALENTED TEACHING STAFF OF

FROM 8:00PM TO 11:30PM INCLUDING MINI-WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING, FOCUSING MOSTLY ON

"SALSA",

 

THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF

"SWING",

 


(INCLUDING EAST COAST SWING, WEST COAST SWING, JITTERBUG, LINDY HOP & JIVE)

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO

"TANGO",

 

PLUS ANY OF THE OTHER BALLROOM, LATIN, HUSTLE, OR

COUNTRY DANCES OR LINE DANCES

BY REQUEST....

There will be plenty of social music for dancing starting at 9:30pm.

JOIN US...AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS...
FOR AS MUCH DANCING IN ONE NIGHT AS YOU CAN STAND!!

TERRY CHASTEEN
Ph: 202- 462- 0870
TerryChasteen@hotmail.com
www.GayDanceSport.com (www.LambdaDanceSport.org)
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com

And FEAR NOT!...
you don't need a partner or any previous dance experience!...

Click here
for a one-page flyer of
Terry's complete dance class schedule

Click here
to learn more about classes for the

"1st World OUTgames and Gay Games
® Dances"

Click here
for a one-page flyer of Terry's complete list of
Ballroom & Swing classes

Click here
for a one-page flyer of Terry's complete list of
Salsa classes

For some great practice opportunities in your dancing:

Click here
for detailed information on the Sunday evening
"Lambda DanceSPORT Sundays"
including classes and dancing at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer of the Sunday evening
"Lambda DanceSPORT Sundays"
including classes and dancing at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.

Click here
to download a Lambda DanceSPORT Sundays
"2-for-the-price-of-1 pass"
when one of those attending is for their first time...

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer on the Friday or Saturday evening
Salsa, Ballroom, Tango, Hustle, & Swing
"Dance-&-Learn Parties"

including mini-classes and dancing at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

Click here
to download a Dance-&-Learn Party
"2-for-the-price-of-1 pass"
when one of those attending is for their first time...

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer on the Sunday afternoon
"Salsa on 1 and Rueda classes & dancing"
with Terry & a second teacher at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer on the early Sunday evening
"Sunday Salsa Social classes & dancing"
with Terry & Abdul Al-Ali at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

Click here
to download a Sunday Salsa Social
"2-for-the-price-of-1 pass"
when one of those attending is for their first time...

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer for the next
"Chevy Chase Ballroom Showcase"
including professional & amateur performances, refreshments, plenty of general
dancing and a free beginner mini-lesson in Salsa & Swing.

("Gay Games® is a registered trademark of the Federation of Gay Games")

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Terry Chasteen's
"DC DanceSport News"

Send your Email address to TerryChasteen@hotmail.com to receive my bi-weekly "DC DanceSport News"; a list of upcoming schedule changes, social dance events, dance and music in the theatre, one-time dance workshops & seminars, plus weekly classes in Salsa, Ballroom, Latin, C/W, Disco/Hustle and Swing.

...It's FREE!

(And remember...practice makes perfect...but only if you practice perfectly.
So slow down, get it right and only then add the speed)

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