ONGOING LOCATIONS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES WHICH OFFER PARTNERSHIP DANCING FOR SAME-GENDER COUPLES OR INCLUDE SAME-GENDER COUPLES' DANCING IN THEIR PERFORMANCES...

We believe that the best way to promote couples' dancing in the LGBT community is to inform as many as possible of when and where events are being held. That is why the following list of venues and calandar of LGBT dance events across the United States and around the world is being made available.

A. REGULAR AND ONGOING PARTNERSHIP DANCE EVENTS FOR SAME-GENDER COUPLES IN AMERICA, ORGANIZED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, BY STATE:

Also, click here for single one-time partnership dance events for same-gender couples within the U. S. and outside of the U. S.

Please send information about any single, one-time or ongoing partnership dance events for same-gender couples to TerryChasteen@hotmail.com for posting, regardless of how small they might be. As well, send any updates as they become available. Though we would love to be able to go through all of the web sites to compile the information, such a monumental task would be next to impossible....and THANKS!
1. Arizona:
2. California:

The Sundance Stompede
The 2008-2009 Semiannual Convention of the IAGLCWDC
November 6-9, 2008
San Francisco, California, USA


The International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs


3. Colorado:
4. Florida:
5. Georgia:
6 . Illinois:
7. Indiana
7B. Louisiana

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The New Orleans Hoedown
The 19th Annual Convention of the IAGLCWDC
Memorial Day Weekend (US)
May 24-27, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


8. Maryland:
9. Michigan:
10. New York:

New York City's 5-Boro Dance Challenge in all dance styles from August 23 - 24, 2008.

11. Ohio:
12. Pennsylvania:


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Attend the Philadelphia Liberty Dance Challenge...
...OR ELSE!!
The annual Philadelphia Liberty Dance Challenge
a dance exhibition in all dance styles for same-gender couples


13. Tennessee
14. Texas:
15. Virginia
16. Washington DC:


Certain Saturdays
- Capital Country Dance Club's monthly C/W Dance, Washington
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
(See www.CapitalCountry.org for directions and details). Capital Country also offers numerous classes and workshops in several styles of Country/Western dance to help make everyone in Washington DC's C/W dance community better at this popular sport. Visit their web site for the latest offerings and details.


Plus in 2009, Stomps & Stripes Forever
The 16th Annual Convention of the IAGLCWDC
July 3-5, 2009
Washington, DC
The International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs

 


D. December 28th, 2007 through January 1, 2008 - 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


ARIZONA:


1. Charlie's of Phoenix, 727 W. Camelback - Phoenix
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
The southwest's favorite Country & Western Gay Bar! This is our 20th year of dishin' out the best C&W music, dancing and fun in the valley of the sun! Can't Dance? A hot cowboy will come up to you and ask you to boot-scoot and then what will you do? Visit www.CharliesPhoenix.com

Tuesdays: Two step with Tony @ 8 pm
Thursdays: Line dance with David @ 8 pm
Saturdays: Line dance with Frank @ 7:30 pm http://charliesphoenix.com/home.htm

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COLORADO:

2 . Charlie's of Denver
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
Dance with Lance every Monday Wednesday from 8:00 PM Until 9:00 PM. Learn the Two step, waltz. cha,cha and line dances. Visit www.CharliesOnLine.com
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CALIFORNIA:

eventually including Tango, Swing C/W & more...
1. Burbank, California: Shall We Dance? LA - Weekly dance classes for lGBT dancers and same gender couples
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone). Mondays - Burbank Board of Realtors, 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank. Visit www.shallwedancela.com for details or contact us at DanceShlWe@aol.com.
7:00pm ~ 8:30pm: Level Two
8:45pm ~ 10:15pm: Level One

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eventually including Tango, Swing C/W & more...
2 . Hollywood, California: Shall We Dance? LA - Weekly dance classes for lGBT dancers and same gender couples
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone). Thursdays - Hollywood Dance Center, 817 N. Highland, Hollywood. Visit www.shallwedancela.com for details or contact us at DanceShlWe@aol.com.
7:00pm ~ 8:30pm: Level 1
8:45pm ~ 10:15pm: Level 2

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eventually including Tango, Swing C/W & more...
3 . Laguna Beach, California: Shall We Dance? LA - Weekly dance classes for lGBT dancers and same gender couples
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone). Tuesdays - Neighborhood Congregational Church
340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach. Visit www.shallwedancela.com for details or contact us at DanceShlWe@aol.com.
7:00pm ~ 8:30pm: Level 2
8:45 pm ~ 10:15pm: Level 1

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4. Sacramento, California: The Sacramento DanceSport Project at Faces and Club 21 (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
The Sacramento DanceSport Project is a dance club for same-gender couples offering first class instruction in Latin, Standard Ballroom, and West Coast Swing. We have over 70 students in our Sacramento dance classes and about 25 students who perform regularly in our shows. We specialize in the international styles of Ballroom dancing because almost all the large same-sex events around the world are such - including the Gay Games. Also, it looks like California DanceSport Championships are going to be a regular event and the largest showing was in International. We are very excited to be a part of the dance community developing in Northern California. For more information, visit www.sacdancesport.com. Email: SacdanceSport@aol.com. Also Visit www.faces.net or www.club21sac.com.

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5 . San Francisco, California: Queer Jitterbugs'
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS EVERY WEDNESDAY:
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
Swing & Ballroom Progressive classes continue every Wednesday. 7:00 pm is Level 1 beginning Lindy Hop basics; 8:00 pm is Basic Ballroom Class. 9pm is Level 2 Lindy Hop. No partner needed, drop in for $13, or get a Queer Swing Pass to save money. At LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco. All ages welcome! Info: 415-305-8242 or see the Queer Jitterbugs website www.QueerJitterbugs.com.

6. San Francisco, California: Queer Jitterbugs' CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS EVERY FRIDAY: (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) At the QUEER BALLROOM STUDIOS-151 Potrero tween 14th & 15th (in Live
Arts Gallery) - Friday, March 18-Queer Jitterbugs Club!
7pm Balboa lesson; Learn Willy's basic that can be done slow!
8pm Jitterbug lesson; Learn or review basic E/C swing with fun moves!
9pm to 10:00pm dancing! (We will start the new series in April)
Donations: $10 all ages for workshops or parties! Free if under 21! Free to volunteers; email me how to join!
Thank you, Burnie, Queer Jitterbugs & Queer Ballroom Founder, 415-305-8242.
Visit www.queerjitterbugs.com or www.queerballroom.com.

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7. San Francisco, California:
The Sun Dance Saloon
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone) - open EVERY SUNDAY for country-western dance lessons from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, followed by open country-western dancing until 11:00 pm. Sundance Saloon is located at 550 Barneveld Ave., in San Francisco. See the calendar for more information about our dance lessons, instructors and DJ's schedules. Admission is $5 (21 and over with ID). Visit www.SunDanceSaloon.org for details.

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8. San Francisco, California: Studio J and QueerSwing.com (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Join us for Collegiate Shag and Lindy Hop at Studio J on Tuesdays. Classes are taught by SwingOUT! founder Kristin Long and Studio J founder Jamie Furr. Lindy Hop & Collegiate Shag are held at @ Studio J, 2407 Harrison @20th, San Francisco, California.
TUESDAYS - Swing Fundamentals *FREE* brush up session - 7:00-7:30PM, Lindy Level 2 7:30-8:30PM
Collegiate Shag 8:30-9:30PM. These classes welcome all dancers. GLBT students are encouraged to attend. Only bigots are unwelcome! Visit www.QueerSwing.com for class information.

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9. San Francisco, California: San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Contra Dance! (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) A new dance series for lesbians, gay men and friends of all descriptions! Dances are held on Saturdays once a month. Visit www.lcfd.org/sf/calendar.html for exact dates)
Time: 8:00-10:30 pm (doors open at 7:45)
Location: the Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (between Guerrero & Valencia), San Francisco, Calif
Admission: $10.00 (or pay what you can)
Additional information: Robert at 415-292-7857, sfcontra@hotmail.com, www.lcfd.org/sf/


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10 . Walnut Creek, California: Walnut Creek's Club 1220 with its country-western dance format every Tuesday and on alternate Saturdays
. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Tuesdays also offer lessons at 8:00 with Ron Points. 1220 Pine, Walnut Creek. Info: 925-938-4550 or visit their website. Country Music Night Line Dancing Lessons at 8pm. 9pm - Country dancing. 12 midnight - house & Salsa Picante!

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11 . San Francisco Bay area: Swing City Dancers Swing dance party every 3rd Saturday.
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone) West Coast, East Coast, and other dances played on request. Lessons at 7:00 pm; party starts at 8:00 pm. John Adams Campus, 1860 Hayes Street @ Masonic, 3rd floor auditorium. $5 at the door. Refreshments and snacks available. Info: contact Steve C. at 415-553-8680.

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12 . San Francisco, California:
Queer Swing monthly Swing Dance at the LGBT Center the last Saturday of each month, (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) 1800 Market St., San Francisco. lessons from 7:00 - 9:00 and dance party with Open dancing 9:00 - 12:00 midnight with East Coast, West Coast, Lindy, Ball, Shag, and line dancing. $10, 1/2 off if under 21 or with your Queer Swing Pass. Visit www.QueerJitterbugs.com for details.

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13 . San Francisco, California:
Naughty & Nice Queer Ballroom Dance Parties every 2nd Saturday night. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) No partner or experience necessary! Intro lessons at all dances by guest teachers. Basic lessons in different dances each month. Basic lessons each month with intermediate moves lessons from 7:00 - 9:00. Visit www.QueerBallroom.com for details.

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14. Santa Cruz, Sacramento, San Jose and Davis, California
, USA. Qdancing is currently holding weekly classes in all 4 cities. Our mission is to spread the joy of dance throughout the LGBTIQ community and to encourage the particpation of same-sex and reversed role couples in every dance venue in the world. (These events are open to and welcomes everyone) Email: info@Qdancing.com, web address: www.Qdancing.com.
Qdancing is now teaching in FOUR cities in Northern California on a weekly basis:
DAVIS - Wednesdays
SACRAMENTO - Thursdays
SAN JOSE - Mondays
SANTA CRUZ - Tuesdays

Contacts:
Qdancing - Sacramento base c/o: Andria Michele Wood, 1012 Hemlock Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Sacramento Class Location: Thursdays at Spotlight Dance & Fitness, 646 North Market Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834

Qdancing - Santa Cruz c/o: Andria Michele Wood, PO BOX 4145, Santa Cruz , CA 95063, 831-325-4865
Santa Cruz Class Location: Tuesdays at First Congregational Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (in the "CE" Building).

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15. Northern California:

QueerDance.com is your one-stop-shop for all things Partner Dance related, and it is tailored especially for the LGBT community. (This site is open to and welcomes everyone) Here you can find a same gender dance partner, see what's happening all over the Bay Area, find a dance class, learn how to prepare for a competition, find a new instructor, or just meet some new dancers in the forums. Visit www.QueerDance.com.

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16. Walnut Creek/Concord, California: Diablo Dancer's gay & lesbian square dancing group (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Diablo Dancers is a welcoming gay and lesbian social square dancing group located in Walnut Creek, California. Our group creates fun gatherings and innovative dancing. We pride ourselves on being supportive and making new and lasting friends.We support deserving causes within the community. Our members come from all over the Eastbay and San Francisco area. Open to all square dancers, Diablo Dancers does not discriminate in any way regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or for any other reason.
Our fun and energizing square dancing is for all skill levels - from absolute beginner and wanna-try-something-new to intermediate and advanced. Our members also enjoy such activities as pool parties, outings in the park, New Year's Eve and Oscar night parties, Pride activities, joining ours and other club's dance nights around the bay area and Western US, and attending our national organization's yearly convention. We are also proud members of the IAGSDC™ (International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs). Our beginning Mainstream introductory classes begin each year at the La Cheim School in Pleasant Hill. If interested in either participating or angeling the Basic/Mainstream or Plus class, call us at (925) 945-7949. Visit www.diablo-dancers.org
for additional information.


17 . Oakland, California:
Hot toTrot
is the women's weekly dance night in Oakland and takes place most Fridays from 7:30 - 11:00 PM. (This event is not open to everyone. Not even to everyone in the LGBT community. Please read the details below or contact the event coordinator to determine who will and will not be admitted). Glenview Performing Arts Centre, 1318 Glenfield Ave. Dancing includes two-stepping, east and west Coast swing, salsa, waltzes, nightclub 2-step, ballroom, some lindy and line dances. Each week there is a dance lesson from 7:30 - 8:45. It's a great atmosphere and lots of fun! Beginners always welcome. SCENT, SMOKE & ALCOHOL FREE.
Location: (one way street off of Park Blvd.), Oakland, 94602.
For further info call ZOE (510) 763 1343

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18. San Francisco, California:
The Metronome (This event is not open to everyone. Not even everyone in the LGBT community. Please read the details below or contact the event coordinator to determine who will and will not be admitted) Every 3rd Saturday "Cowgirls' Roundup", For Women Only. The Metronome has gone country every 3rd Saturday. Pot Luck: 7:00 (bring enough for 8), Beginning Lessons: 7:00 - 9:00 with Douglas & Citabria

19. San Francisco, California:Sundance Stampede

The Sundance Stompede
The 2008-2009 Semiannual Convention of the IAGLCWDC
November 6-9, 2008
San Francisco, California, USA



The International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs

(Plus in 2009 - Stomps & Stripes Forever, The 16th Annual Convention of the IAGLCWDC

July 3-5, 2009, Washington, DC, hosted by Capital Country Dance Club)


20. Oakland, California: April Follies

Email: info@aprilfollies.com
Website: www.aprilfollies.com
Phone: (415) 971 - 0410

Location: Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606, United States

April Follies is the largest and longest running same-sex dance competition in North America, including International and American graded and one-dance events plus many social dances--country western 2-step and waltz, salsa, east and west coast swing, argentine tango, etc. Spectacular evening show featuring USA Champions and other top-level dancers

 

21. Burlingame, California:

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Dates: Mid- November

Location:

 

 

Web site:

SFO Airport Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010

Marriott Reservations: 1-800-228-9290
Discounted rate under the reservation group of "The Quake Dancesport."


http://thequake.us/


 

 

 

 

 

 

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21. Sacramento, California:
Dancing In The River City
Every January on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend
The Ballroom of Sacramento
6009 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, Ca (between 59thand 65th Streets).

http://www.dancingintherivercity.com/

 

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22. Beverly Hills, California: Holiday Ball & Dance Camp, last weekend in Dec.
Day of workshops offered exclusively for Same Sex dancers to continue our shared passion for dance.
Location: The Beverly Hilton
http://www.holidayball.com/same-sex-event.html

 

 

 

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FLORIDA:




1. Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
Manhattan South provides Tuesday and Friday night lessons and dancing for same-gender couples sponsored by Southern Country South Florida and Saturdays from 7pm-1am with the Outlawz. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Dance & Lessons Schedule:
Tuesday nights: 7:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Dance Lessons with RONA. Open dance to your favorite Line Dances before, in between and after lessons with DJ Judy. 6890 Powerline Road (SE Corner Powerline & McNab Peachtree Plaza)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (954) 971-1449.
Friday Nights: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Couples Lessons with Lee Fox. Open dance to follow til close with DJ Gina.
Be sure to plan for the 2005 IAGLCWDC annual convention in Fort Lauderdale over the Easter weekend...It's an Easter celebration that you definitely will not want to miss...

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2. Fort Lauderdale, Florida: The Gay & Lesbian Community Center
Dance & Lessons schedule, (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) 1717 North Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dance & Lessons Schedule: Instructor - LEE FOX. Wednesday nights @ 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Southern Country South Florida.

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GEORGIA:


1.
Southern Spurs Rodeo, Atlanta, Georgia - July 22, 23 & 24 (This event welcomes everyone)
Georgia Gay Rodeo Association (GGRA)
Web site: www.GeorgiaGayRodeo.com
Rodeo Hotline: 770-662-9510

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2.
Saturday, March 19, 2005 from 7pm to 12pm - Spring Fling 2005 at the Atlanta History Center,
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305-1366.
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Spring Fling is a great dance event open to both men and women.
Dress up and come out to the Atlanta History Center. Two different bands for dancing. Dinner dance for $85 each or dance only for $35. Dinner is provided by Pleasant Peasant, City Grill, One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, Café Lily And some of your other favorite in-town places like Agnes & Murials, Joe’s on Juniper, Sweet Melissa’s, Crescent Moon, Pastries AGoGo, Sweet Java Brown Is there anything more romantic than dinner and dancing? I call it "floorplay’!. The 7pm until 9pm band is Standard Deviation playing great swing, foxtrot tunes from 7pm til 9pm (cocktail hour and dinner). And it benefits good causes! Then at 9pm, we break open with the band “Girls Night Out” and some very cool recorded dance music by S&S Sound Machine. Additional pre-recorded music to include country western, latin and disco. Buy tickets online at www.fourthtuesday.org Go to Springfling page.

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at the and ultimately at The Restaurant & Video Lounge
3 . Sunday afternoon Come Out dancing at the UUCA from 4pm to 9pm
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone) (this event will move to the Red Chair Restaurant & Video Lounge on April 10th)
Visit www.uuca.org for directions to UUCA. Lessons include weekly Salsa plus East Coast Swing,Wwest Coast Swing, Runba and any of the other social couples' dances. The Red Chair Restaurant & Video Lounge is a fun, vibrant restaurant/club combination with a relaxed vibe and dynamic decor, located in the space formerly occupied by Fusion. This gay-friendly venue offers an vast menu, life-size video screens and a unique Martini Bar. You will be able to grab a bite to eat and take a dance lesson or two and dance lots of different styles with no smoke and a sound level that is music to the ears!
Address: 550-C Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306, Phone: 404-870-0532. Visit
www.ComeOutDancing.org, www.uuca.org, or www.redchairatlanta.com

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and The Club
4 . The Jungle Club - Friday evening dance classes from 7:00pm - 10:00pm with Come Out Dancing -
90 minutes of dance lessons and 90 minutes of social dancing. (This weekly event is open to and welcomes everyone) Spend some time with friends and great music and your weekend has begun. The lesson could be of any style, including Swing or Latin, Ballroom or Country Western, Disco, etc. Check for Details of what is being taught each week. Cost is $5. Bring someone who hates exercise but loves music. The Jungle Club is located at 2115 Faulkner Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324, Phone: 404-844-8800. See you on Fridays! Visit www.JungleClub.net, as well as www.ComeOutDancing.org for LGBT dance opportunities in the area of Atlanta, Georgia.

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The Jungle Club - practices and line dance lessons from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Wednesday nights. WITH SOUTHERN LINE ATLANTA (This organization and weekly event is open to and welcomes everyone) - all are welcome on
Wednesdays for open line dance lessons...some of your old favorites and lots of new ones! Free. For more information about Southern Line Atlanta, visit www.southernline.org or www.jungleclub.net.

The Jungle Club is located at 2115 Faulkner Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324, Phone: 404-844-8800. See you on Wednesdays!

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6 . Hoedowns, Atlanta, Ga - Dance lessons at HoeDowns from 8:00pm-9:00pm from Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Free Lessons in Two Step on Tuesdays, Swing on Wednesdays and Line Dances on Thursdays. Start on first Tuesday of month if possible, as they build on the basics as the month progresses. For over 10 years, Hoedowns has been Atlanta's Original Home of Country for the Gay Community. As one of the few remaining 100% Country-Western gay bars left in the Country, Hoedowns can proudly boast that we offer a unique form of entertainment in the Metro Atlanta area.
BEGINNERS: Tuesdays and Wednesdays nights are the best nights to practice. Thursday - Saturdays are our busiest times and the dance floor gets crowded. Come alone or with a partner. Usually a large class. A nice way to meet other dancers. Hoedowns is located at 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308, (404) 876-0001. We are in the Midtown Promenade Shopping Center on the upper Level.

Visit www.hoedownsatlanta.com

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ILLINOIS:

1. Charlie's of Chicago (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
Welcome to the New home of Charlie's Chicago! Here you'll find information on Chicago's favorite Country & Western Gay Bar. At Charlie's Chicago, you can see what's happening in the hottest club in Chicago. Visit www.charliesonline.com

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INDIANA:
No events reported at this time.

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LOUISIANA:

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The New Orleans Hoedown
The 19th Annual Convention of the IAGLCWDC
Memorial Day Weekend (US)
May 24-27, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 

MARYLAND:


1 .


Usually on the first Saturdays of each month
- Capital Country Dance Club's monthly C/W Dance at De Lounge, Wheaton, Md
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
(See www.CapitalCountry.org for exact dates, directions and details). Capital Country also offers numerous classes and workshops in several styles of Country/Western dance to help make everyone in Washington DC's C/W dance community better at this popular sport. Visit their web site for the latest offerings and details.

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2. Rockville, Maryland:
Annie's Angels Dance
(This event is not open to everyone. Not even everyone in the LGBT community. Please read the details below or contact the event coordinator to determine who will and will not be admitted) Rockville Unitarian Church Norris Street Rockville, MD. Held the third Friday of every month @$10.00 per person for Women only. The dance is from 9 pm-1 am. Country dancing that includes Swing, some Latin, Line dances, Two-Step, Waltz and more. Lessons are given each month except for December. Lessons are given from 8-9 pm and intermittently throughout the evening, EXCEPT for December when we hold it on New Year's Eve and price is $20.00 per person, and it is from 9- 2 am and No lessons that evening.

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7. Baltimore, Maryland: The Maryland Invitational DanceSport Championships plus other local to Metropolitan Washington DC.


A. Saturday,January 31st February 2nd, 2008– 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. Order discounted seated tickets at the Chevy Chase Ballroom table at 202-363-8344.
Pro/Am International Standard Scholarships
Professional Rising Star International Latin
Professional Rising Star International Standard
Professional Open American Smooth
Professional Open American Rhythm
World Class Show by: Paul Richardson and Olga Rodionova
Visit www.DanceSportChampionships.com.


C.Saturday, August 27th, 2008 - 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, 2008 - 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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MICHIGAN:

1. Detroit, Michigan: Diamond Jim's Saloon (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Country/Western lessons and dancing on Fridays from 8pm-11:30pm.
On Thursdays from 7:00-10:00pm, Diamond Jim's Saloon offers square dancing by The Cadillac Squares - a member of the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs (IAGSDC), which serves Detroit Gay/Lesbian square dancing Community in Detroit. Visit www.cadillacsquares.com for details.

2. Detroit, Michigan: The Male Box (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) The Male Box offers dance lessons and Country/Western dancing on Wednesdays from 9pm - 11:30pm.


3. Grand Rapids, Michigan: The Grand River Squares (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) - a member of the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs (IAGSDC), which serves Grand Rapids' Gay/Lesbian Community through Square Dancing. Visit www.grsquares.org for details.

 

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NEW YORK:


1. New
York, New York: The Big Apple Ranch (This event is open to and welcomes everyone of all genders, styles of dance and orientations), Located at Dance Manhattan Dance Studios, 39 West 19th Street, 5th Floor Between 5th & 6th Avenues. Subways: 1,9 to 18th Street ~OR~ C,E,F,N,R to 23rdStreet. Hotline: (212) 358-5752. Country Western Dancing for same-gender couples every Saturday from 8:00pm to?. Visit www.BigAppleRanch.com.

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2. New York, New York: OUTdancing at Stepping Out Studios... (This event and venue is open to and welcomes everyone) In addition to several weekly LGBT classes in salsa, hustle, swing, 2-step and more, OUTdancing sponsors dance parties, regular OUTdancing weekends, and periodic dance competitions. Stepping Out Studios also encourages all students to lead or follow, regardless of gender and sexual orientation in all of its 80-plus weekly classes.
At Stepping Out Studios, it's common to see both gay and straight students and teachers dancing outside of traditional gender roles. The decision to lead or follow is always considered your own. Visit www.steppingoutstudios.com/outdancing/

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3. New York City's 5-Boro Dance Challenge, August 24th & 25th, 2008
, New York, New York (This event is open to and welcomes everyone, regardles of gender, style of dance and orientation of affection, including those who are non-LGBT). Visit www.5borodance.com for updated information or contact info@5borodance.com.

From: info@5borodance.com
To: terrychasteen@hotmail.com
Subject: May 2008 5-Boro Dance News
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 23:08:22 -0400

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual 5 Boro Dance Challenge. We're doing a lot of things differently this year, so please let us know if you have any questions.

One thing that's different, we will be hosting the first ever North American Same-Sex Partner Dance Assocation (NASSPDA) sanctioned North American Same-Sex Championsihps. You can find out more about it by visiting their website: www.NASSPDA.org.

Another thing that's different this year is our venue. The first day of the event, which includes all of the competitions and a fabulous show, will be held at the Eisner Lubin Auditorium in the NYU Kimmel Center, at 60 Washington Square South. The second day, which will be a farewell tea-dance, will be held at the fabulous ballroom at Dance Studio 101, located at 101 Lafayette Street.

Last year's event was a huge success, largely due to all of you. Please help again this year. We need volunteers to help at the event. We also are looking for people who have an extra room and would like to house an out of town guest. It's a great way to meet new people who share your love of dance.

If you don't have the time to spare, or the space, but would like to donate something, you can come to the website and click the "Donate" button. www.5borodance.com Every bit helps.

We'll be updating the website a lot over the next few weeks with information about housing, schedules, and more, so keep checking back. See you in August, and remember, if you have any questions, you can write us at info@5borodance.com.

Best,
The 5-Boro Team

Dance Times Square has graciously offered sponsorship and rehearsal space in their studio leading up to the event (which, by the way is owned by two of my absolute favorite International Latin performers of all time, former US International Latin Champions, Tony Meredith & Melany LaPatan. If you can pull out the old PBS "Championship Ballroom Dancing" tapes [all of which I have under lock and key], you will see these two grace the dance floor for more than a decade. I am so jealous of my New York gay & lesbian brothers and sisters for having the privelage of working with thee two at the drop of a hat. I'd be spending every last dime that I could make if I was anywhere near them).

Among other things that we are working on for the event, we are trying to get fun and interesting vendors for our exhibit hall. For

xample, all the way from sunny('ish) Long Island, we have Aunt Barbara who will be giving tupperware demonstrations all weekend long. If you know of someone who might be interested in purchasing a vendor spot, or advertising in the event program, they can download our sponsorship information by clicking here.

Registration is now open, and you can register in two different ways. You can register on-line with a credit card or you can print-out registration forms and mail in your registration with a check or money order. Please register soon, as the sooner you register, the more accurate of a competition schedule we'll be able to create.

If you would like to help out in any way - we do need volunteers, or have any questions, you can contact us at info@5borodance.com. Don't forget to check out the 5 Boro Dance store at Cafe Press.

The goal of the 5 Boro Dance Challenge is to offer a dance competition in all dance styles for same-gender couples that is accessible to dancers all over the world who compete in all different styles of same-gender partner dance. The hope is to make this an event geared toward the enjoyment and advancement of this incredible art-form and sport. We also hope to promote other aspects of gay and lesbian culture that can easily be related to same-gender partner dancing, i.e.: music, dancing, theatricality, athletics, committed partnerships, etc. This will be a healthy, all-inclusive environment where non-dancers and dancers alike can get together and enjoy the artistry, athleticism and excitement of partner dance competitions for LGBT couples.
By promoting same-sex partner dancing through this event in New York City, the hope is that more people, both in New York and World-Wide, will become interested and involved in this art-form and sport which is considered by some as having the potential to become one of the most effective forms of grass-roots gay activism available to us today
. It is really difficult for even the worst bigots to criticize same-sex couples who are exceptionally talented and entertaining while OUT on the dance floor! (Visit Nobody asked for my opinion....BUT...Effective grass roots gay activism...not in the courts; or at the end of a picket sign, but rather "Out on the Dance Floor"!)
In addition, this and other LGBT dance competitions around the globe will hopefully inspire new potential competitors and aid in honing the talents of potential contestants for the upcoming World OutGames II, Copenhagen, 2009 and Gay Games VIII, Cologne, 2010.

 

To download and print the fliers above to send or distribute to friends, Click Here.

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OHIO:


1. Cleveland, Ohio:
The Tool Shed on Sunday nights - Rainbow Wranglers is Cleveland's Country/Western dance group for the Lesbian & Gay community. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) We provide a place for all people to meet, have fun, and dance! Dancing is held at the Tool Shed on Sunday nights (lessons at 7:00 pm and general dance at 8:00 pm). Come on down! Lessons are free but we do ask for donations to help pay for the music. phone: 216-531-3698, e-mail: Roundup 2004, Visit www.RainbowWranglers.org for details.

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2. Gay Tango Cleveland - We are proud to bring Argentine Tango to the Cleveland, Lakewood and Akron GLBT community!
Beginner's Close-Embrace Argentine Tango 7-Session Series
Instructors: Julie Bessette and Guillermo Pimentel
Day/Times: Thursdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm, Supervised Practice 8:30pm-9:30pm
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of close-embrace Argentine Tango. The class will focus on connecting via the embrace, communicating and moving as a leader/follower, and exploring the rhythm of the music.
Visit www.GayTangoCleveland.com


Location: All About Dancin'

All About Dancin' is a beautiful studio only a block from the Westside Market and conveniently located just off I-90, a major Cleveland thoroughfare.
All About Dancin', 2115 Freeman Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113, (216) 479-0355
Visit www.AllAboutDancin.net

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3 . Columbus, Ohio:
Wall Street on Thursdays - The Columbus Stompers are Columbus, Ohio's Country/Western dance group for the Lesbian & Gay community. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Country Western music and dancing every Thursday at Wall Street, 144 Wall St, Columbus, Ohio from 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Dance lessons from 8-8:30. They'll also be hosting The 11th Annual Convention of the IAGLCWDC, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: July 1-4, 2004. Host Hotel: Hyatt Regency, Columbus. There'll be more fun on Monday the 5th for those staying an additional day! Visit www.Stompers.org for details.

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4 . Columbus, Ohio:
Woofs of Columbus includes C/W music and linedancing on Tuesdays - The Columbus Stompers are Columbus, Ohio's Country/Western dance group for the Lesbian & Gay community. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Country Western music and line dancing taught by The Columbus Stompers every Tuesday at Woof's of Columbus, 1409 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201. Phone 614-443-4224
. Visit www.wwoofsColumbus.com for more details.

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PENNSYLVANIA:


1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Woody's Bar (This event is open to and welcomes everyone), 202 South 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107-5408, PH: (215) 545-1893.
You can 2-step at Woody's in Philadelphia on Friday and Sunday nights.
Fridays - 7pm - 8pm line dance lesson) 8pm - 11pm (open 2-step, ocassional swing)
Sundays - 5pm - 7pm (line dance lesson) 7pm - 10pm (open 2-step)
the link for Woody's is: www.WoodysBar.com .

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Attend the annual Philadelphia Liberty Dance Challenge...
...OR ELSE!!
The annual Philadelphia Liberty Dance Challenge, March 29th, 2008,
a dance exhibitionand competition in all dance styles for same-gender couples


The Philadelphia Liberty Dance Challenge. Don't miss this fun-filled and educational dance weekend in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania, which will culminate in a Grand Ball including music of all 3 dance styles on Saturday night.

EVENT INFO: (subject to change)
The Philadelphia Liberty Dance Challenge is a dance exhibition for same-gender couples open to all levels of dancers of all ages.

RULES:
The rules of the "MASTERS" of Gay DanceSport, Equality DancE of The Netherlands will be used. Contestants must be 18 or older to enter.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES & LEVELS* (subject to change)

International Standard: Waltz, Tango, Vienesse Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep
International Latin: ChaCha, Samba, Rumba, Jive, PasoDoble
American Smooth: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Vienesse Waltz
American Rhythm: ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo, Merengue
Country Western: 2-step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, ChaCha
Single Dance Events: Hustle, Salsa, Polka, Country Western Waltz, Country Western ChaCha, Texas 2=step, West Coast Swing
Open to All: Standard, Latin, Smooth, Rhythm, Country Western, Hustle

Couples are required to choose a level for each style danced - More than 1 level or style may be chosen.

Level A: Contestants have had extensive dance and competitive experience
Level B: Contestants have had some dance and competitive experience
Level C: Contestants have had social level dance and competitive experience
Level D: Contestants are Beginner dancers
Open to All: No dance or competitive restrictions - open to all levels

Contestants will perform the required number of dances for their level

Multi Dance Events:
International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth and American Rhythm
A- W, T, VW, FT, QS A – C, S, R, PD, J A – W, T, FT, VW A – C, R, S, B, M
B – W, T, FT, QS B – C, S, R, J B - W, T, FT, VW B – C, R, S, B, M
C – W, T, FT, QS C – C, S, R, J C – W, T, FT C – C, R, S, M
D – W, T, FT D – C, S, R D – W, T, FT D – C, R, S

Country Western Open to All

A - 2-Step, Waltz, EC Swing, ChaCha International Standard - W, T, VW, F, QS
B – 2-Step, Waltz, West Coast Swing International Latin - C, S, R, PD, J
C – 2-Step, Waltz American Smooth - W, T, F, V, W
D – 2-Step, Waltz American Rhythm - C, R, S, B, M
Country Western - 2-Step, W, Solo Performance
Hustle - Open with Lifts & Drops permitted

Single Dance Events:
Hustle Salsa Polka West Coast Swing
A A A A
B B B B
C C C C
D D D

2011 information:

Philadelphia Liberty lgbt Dance Challenge banner

SCHEDULE


6th Annual - March 26, 2011
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA

Corner of 12th and Arch Sts.

Saturday March 26th, 2011

AM Matinee        9:00 am  to  12:00 noon

Grading for all American Smooth Levels A - E
American Smooth Competitions Levels B - E

Grading for all American Rhythm Levels A - E
American Rhythm Competition Levels B - E

Country Western Dances (Non-Graded)

Single Dances (Non-Graded)

PM Matinee        1:00 pm  to  5:00 pm

Grading for all Standard Levels A - E
International Standard Competition Levels B - E

Grading for all International Latin Levels A - E
International Latin Competition Levels B - E

Saturday Evening        7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Grand Ball and Show

*Pennsylvania State Championship*
 *All A level competitions will be danced during this time*
   American Smooth
   American Rhythm
   Standard
   Latin
   Formations
   Showdances

* times subject to change

Philadelphia Liberty LGBT Dance Challenge 2011 poster for March 26, 2011

 

Hi, everyone,

This is coming up at the end of the month and there's a group discount for 10 or more. I've contacted organizer Gene LePeletier to determine how much it is ($35 for the evening grand Ball as opposed to $40 and $10 for the matinee as opposed to $15 per person).

The entry for anyone wishing to compete is $75 per person and imcludes unlimited entries in as amny dances as one cares to enter and with as mnay partners. This ALSO INCLUDES ADMISSION TO THE BALLROOM so a great deal if you care to get your feet wet 'Out On The Dance Floor! (www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.com).

Please let me know if you have that day available and if you're interested in going so I can get the names to him and determine if we have enough for the discount. It would be great to have a DC/Va contingent to attend en masse this year. After all, the next Gay Games will be very close in 2014 (Cleveland, Ohio) so now is a great time to start working at it for any one or all 3 styles of competition in International Style Ballroom, Country/Western and International Latin. Whether or not one competes, the huge evening Balls are incredible and you'll want to at least be able to dance with lgbt dancers from around the globe. This was one of THE most fun events I've ever attended in '98 at Gay Games, Amsterdam.

In addition, this weekend is the Team DC Fashion Show and Model Search, which is our big annual big fundraiser on Sat from about 7 to 10. DanceSport is one of the sports included for Team DC. This is a really fun event and well worth your time with all of the male models doing their thing (sorry, ladies, it's just the guys at this one but I'm pushing for adding a Ladies' version for next year...so get in that gym, maybe you can ENTER!).

Thanks,

 ~ Terry
TerryChasteen@InternationalDanceSport.com
202-596-4860 (cell)

 

For those who want to compete in any # of dances, the Early Bird Special of $75 per person includes registration fee for unlimited entries in all dances and admission to the Ballroom as a spectator *Formation & Showdance events not included in earlybird special

Entry Forms and Fees must be postmarked by March 1, 2011 for Early Bird Special (Gene has told me that this deadline will be waived if we get them in ASAP. ALSO! VERY IMPORTANT! I just found out that unlike during Gay Games, Newcomers or lower level dancers can dance with more experienced dancers in the newcomer division without the more experienced dancers having to give up their regular more experienced partners. Great news to help those just thinking about competing to get their feet wet. This is similar to pro/am with either pro or higher level partners as long as the pro or more advanced partner isn't being paid to enter the comp with them.  

Every contestant must fill out a Registration Form . One Entry form and accounting form must be filled out for each partnership; payments (check or money order made out to B&L productions) must accompany forms. Deadline for entries: May 15, 2006.

Mail completed forms to : B & L Dance Productions LLC, 420 Greenview Rd, Turnersville, NJ 08012

For more information:
e-mail: libertydancechallenge@verizon.net
or call: 609-706-5287 or 732-525-0688
Visit www.PhiladelphiaLibertyDanceChallenge.com for updates and details.

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Team DC logo
Team DC Fashion Show graphic Team DC Fashion Show Date - March 12, 2011
DON'T MISS IT! Visit www.TeamDC.org for model photos and
TO VOTE!

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TENNESSEE:

1. Knoxville, Tennessee -Traditions offers Ballroom-Social Dance Classes for lesbians every weekend. Men interested in getting a class started for them, please contact us. (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
Lessons include Salsa, Swing, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba, and Foxtrot. The 1 1/2 hour classes are generally from 10am - 11:30am on Saturdays unless there is a conflict with members in the class.
Cost: $15.00 per person.
Traditions is located in the Bearden/Homberg area just off Kingston PK, 12 Forest Court, Knoxville, TN 37919
Ph: 865-454-6566, Email: traditions_event_dance@yahoo.com

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TEXAS:


1. Austin, Texas: Rainbow Cattle Company (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) The Heart of Texas Hoedowners is a non-profit dance organization that provides a comfortable dance environment and organized learning opportunities to the gay and lesbian community in the Austin, Texas area. Although events are conceived with this segment of the central Texas population in mind, the group does not discriminate. We enthusiastically invite everyone to join us and participate in our activities. Join us at the Rainbow Cattle Company, Austin's only county/western gay bar on Sunday evenings at 6:00 P.M. for Intermediate Line Dance Class and 7:00 P.M. for Intermediate Couples Class. Join us Tuesday evenings at 8:00 for Beginner's Couples Classes.Visit www.hoedowners.org or www.rainbowcattleco.com for details.

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2. Dallas, Texas:
The Round-Up, (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) 3912 Cedar Springs, Dallas, TX 75219, (214) 522-9611.
In the heart of the Gay Crossroads -- country all week long...and home of "Texas Twisters Line Dance Night" on Wednesdays from 8:30-10:30pm.

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3 . Fort Worth / Arlington: 651 Club, (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) 651 S. Jennings, Fort Worth, TX 76104, (817) 332-0745. A Fort Worth institution for over 25 years -- country all week long.

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4 . Fort Worth, Texas: Best Friends Club,
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone) 2620 E Lancaster Ave - Fort Worth 76103, (817) 534-2280. Opened in Spring 2002, this club features a mix of music and a mix of men and women. All are welcome. Visit www.BestFriendsClub.net for details.

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Texas neighborhood bars with jukeboxes & small dance floors:


5 . Fort Worth, Texas: The Corral Club,
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone) 621 Hemphill, Fort Worth, TX 76104, (817) 335-0196.

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6 . Houston, Texas:
The New Barn, (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Dancing in Houston on Thursday Nights: Join Southern Country Houston every THURSDAY evening at The New Barn in Houston. They are giving free beginner-intermediate dance lessons. The line dance class begins at 8:00 and the couples dance lessons begin at 9:00. No partner is required ! Email: Southern Country Houston visit their web page for more information. Visit www.southerncountryhouston.com for details. Email: concares@aol.com

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VIRGINIA:


2.
Virginia Beach, Virginia: 3rd Saturdays of each month at DanceSport VA in Virginia Beach, Virginia
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone). "Equality DancE Va" offers C & W couples' dancing and line dancing, including a beginner/intermediate group class, exhibitions and food & drinks from 8-11pm. $8 includes everything! Then it's off to the Rainbow Cactus Company for more socailizing & dancing until 2am!
ALSO:
Every Sunday from 6-7pm Beginner Ballroom Classes for same-gender couples
Every Sunday from 7-8pm Beginner Country/Western Classes for same-gender couples.

Dancesport VA is Virginia’s Premier Dancesport Studio. Located on the border of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, DanceSport VA has two beautiful raised maple dance floors, 3,000 square foot main ballroom, and 2,000 square foot junior ballroom offering group classes, workshops, private coaching, regular practice time and social dance parties with both dj and live music. Also available are a complete dance retail center and regular coaching sessions with some of the United State's & Europe's finest coaches.
Directions: 64E and exit Newtown Road South. Go through the intersection of Kempsville Road & Princess Anne Road and turn left on Arrowhead Drive. DanceSport VA is at the end on the right. OR turn left on Princess Anne Road and a right on Arrowhead drive to the first industrial complex on the left.
Address: 5721 Arrowhead Drive Suite A, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, Phone: 757-473-DANS (3267)
Email: inquiries@dancesportva.com. Visit www.DanceSportVa.com for more details.

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3.
Virginia Beach, Virginia: The Rainbow Cactus
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
A. Every Friday at 8pm
free line dance lessons at the Rainbow Cactus in Virginia Beach followed by line & couples dancing until 2am.
B. Every Saturday night
line & couples dancing from 11-2am. (The World-famous IAGLCWDC Champions, are frequently OUT dancing!). Address: 3472 Holland Road, Virginia Beach VA,
Phone: 757-368-0441. Visit www.therainbowcactus.com for additional information.

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4. Local Metropolitan Washington DC DanceSport competitions


A. Saturday, June 25th, 2007– 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 16th, 2007 - The Virginia State DanceSport Championships, The Hyatt Regency Reston, Town Center – 7:30 p.m. to Midnight. Order discounted seated tickets at the Chevy Chase Ballroom table at 202-363-8344.
Pro/Am International Standard Scholarships
Professional Rising Star International Latin
Professional Rising Star International Standard
Professional Open American Smooth
Professional Open American Rhythm
World Class Show by: Paul Richardson and Olga Rodionova
Visit www.DanceSportChampionships.com.


C. Saturday, August 27th, 2007 - The Capital DanceSport Championships
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria VA 22311
Visit www.capitaldancesport.net/ Order discounted seated tickets at the Chevy Chase Ballroom table at 202-363-8344.
(free Hilton Alexandria Mark Center shuttle bus is available from National Airport & Pentagon City Mall every ½ hour until midnight)


D. December 28th, 2007 trough January 1, 2008 - 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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WASHINGTON DC:


1 .
Washington DC:

 

 

Team DC annual Holiday Party
at Remington's on Capital Hill

(Past event....make plans to attend in the future)
Sunday, Dec 21st, 2008 from 6-9pm followed by Jymmie Jaymes' 'Grand Illusions' after 9:00.
Join us for a
'Mini-dance Class Marathon'

taught by Lambda DanceSPORT DC members that is FREE to ANYONE willing to take the challenge in as many of the beginner level Salsa & Rueda, C/W, Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Disco/Hustle, Tango and more that we can fit into an hour. Plus for any Lambda DanceSPORT DC and Team DC members and their guests there will be plenty of food for those who RSVP in advance to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com (each member and guest MUST! RSVP separately to obtain an accurate count for food...and we're talking GREAT holiday food!)

NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR DANCE PARTNER NECESSARY TO ATTEND

Click here
to download and print a flier of this even that you can
send to others who may wish to join in our Lambda DanceSPORT DC
'Mini-dance Class Marathon'
from 6:30pm-7:30pm, followed by PLENTY of social dancing and practice afterwards both before and between Jymme Jaymes 'Grand Illusions' sets.

Join the Lambda DanceSport DC Yahoo Group:
Email address: lambdadancesportdc@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lambdadancesportdc

Washington/Baltimore LGBT Ballroom, Latin, C/W, Swing Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-transgender-Ballroom-Latin-Swing-Meetp/

We want YOU!!...


...to DANCE!!...
as same-gender couples...
Out On The Dance Floor!!

 

 

Join Lambda DanceSPORT DC and the


including beginner and intermediate mini-classes and teacher assistance in
Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W, Argentine Tango and more...

plus PLENTY of DANCING!

 

40% of your Dance-&-Learn Party admission on Fri Aug 28th & Sat Aug 29th will go to the LGBT non-profit or sports team of choice by those attending. Just have them bring in a copy of this notice along with the contact information of the chosen association that will receive the funds. Send this notice to everyone on your list serve and the funds from anyone attending, whether or not they are members, will earn funding for that association. Join Lambda DanceSPORT DC at the 'Washington DC LGBT Ballroom, Latin, Swing & C/W DanceMeetup'. Use the monthly 'Washington DC LGBT Ballroom, Latin, Swing & C/W DanceMeetup' calendar to keep abreast of local LGBT DanceSPORT events (http://www.meetup.com/Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-transgender-Ballroom-Latin-Swing-Meetp/ ) or visit the world-wide LGBT DanceSport calendar at www.GayDanceSPORT.com.



including beginner and intermediate mini-classes and teacher assistance in
Argentine Tango, Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W and more...

plus PLENTY of DANCING!


Dance-&-Learn Parties & mini-dance classes
Dance-&-Learn Parties will take place during DanceSport at Dupont Circle' on Wednesdays and Sundays include beginner and intermediate mini-dance classes and teacher assistance in Argentine Tango, Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W two step, Salsa & Rueda and more...plus PLENTY of DANCING throughout the night AND! a Sunday Argentine Tango milonga until 11pm.


Times: 6:15 on Wed and 3:00 on Sundays (see detailed schedule outlined below).

Address: 2201 P St. NW (1520 22nd St on google maps), Wash DC 20037
Contact Terry Chasteen at TerryChasteen@InternationalDanceSPORT.com or TerryChasteen@yahoo.com with questions. Call 202-462-0870 or Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com

Admission: $12.00 per person. Early mini-dance classes, snacks and refreshments (including our infamous pie & ice cream), plenty of dancing throughout the night and an Argentine Tango milonga from 8:30pm-11pm on Sundays.

 

Hurry...and start planning today to attend our upcoming
Dance-&-Learn Parties
as well as our weekly Sunday
Salsa & Rueda
and weekly Sunday evening Argentine Tango milongas.

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

 

 

Dance-&-Learn Party
Fundraisers...

Learn to Dance!
and benefit your favorite non-profit or charitable organization.

SPECIAL DANCE-&-LEARN PARTY FUNDRAISERS THAT COULD BENEFIT
THE SPORTS TEAM OR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION(S) OF YOUR CHOICE.

(Anyone from your membership or listserve may RSVP in advance to receive a $2 discount by bringing
in the resulting RSVP confirmation PLUS 50% of the admission fee goes to the indicated
organization of your choice)

These monthly events include beginner mini-dance classes in Ballroom, C/W, Latin, Swing & more,
plus refreshments, practice & PLENTY of social dancing...

Those who RSVP in advance to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com will receive an RSVP confirmation, good for a $2 LGBT discount plus 50% of their admission fee will go to the indicated charitable organization or sports team of choice as indicated. Attendees need not be organization members, but must just indicate the charity or sports team that they're supporting.

(Click here for details)

 

Holiday Dance-&-Learn Parties
with separate Argentine Tango milongas
over the week of Christmas & New Year's
(still pending on New Year's Day, 2009)!

PLUS!...

 


Join us Out On The Dance Floor!! for our monthly Dance-&-Learn parties and weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda Socials and Argentine Tango milongas.

 

SPECIAL TWILIGHT TANGO ARGENTINO
AND SUNDAY SALSA & RUEDA SOCIAL
WITH A LIVE TANGO BAND – SPECIFIC SUNDAYS


NEWCOMERS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED

Dance with us to live Tango music by vocalist
Claudia Gargiulo and Tango Reo on specific Sundays

(Click here for details)


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. 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!"

Give your friends and loved ones a
"First-Class-Is-Free Gift Certificate".
Visit our Gift Certificate and Discount Coupon page....
Gift certificates are available toward any combination of flexible & fun classes, private coaching,
Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops, Dance-&-Learn Parties and training opportunities
in literally all of the social dances from around the globe throughout the week and weekend
that ANYONE can afford.

 

Lambda DanceSport DC 2nd and 4th Fridays at Remington's on Capitol Hill

 

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2.
Washington DC: Lambda DanceSport DC Sundays weekly from 3:00pm to 11:00pm.
Lambda DanceSport Team DC's Saturday mornings and early afternoons training and practice during DanceSport at Dupont Circle
- (This event is open to and welcomes everyone)

 

Lambda DanceSPORT Sundays

 



Join Lambda DanceSPORT DC through the 'Washington DC LGBT Ballroom, Latin, Swing & C/W DanceMeetup' at http://www.meetup.com/Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-transgender-Ballroom-Latin-Swing-Meetp/ and use the monthly calendar to keep abreast of local LGBT DanceSPORT events.
If you know of other LGBT DanceSport events and/or classes that are available to everyone in the LGBT community, submit them to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com for consideration for posting. Visit the world-wide LGBT DanceSport calendar at www.GayDanceSPORT.com (www.LambdaDanceSPORT.com).

 

 

New more advanced LGBT Country/Western Two Step & Waltz, plus Ballroom, Latin & Swing classes in DC on Sundays (Sunday afternoons). Geared toward beginner & intermediate dancers going to Gay Games & World OutGames, these classes are both for those competing in any of the 3 dance styles that will be offered for the first time or merely for social dancing as spectators who will want to dance the 3 different styles with dancers from around the world. Absolutely no partner or previous dance experience necessary.

DanceSport Team DC training and practice during DanceSport at Dupont Circle' (Dupont Circle Metro) ($12.-One Sat class, $95.00 per 10-class dance card, $10 students or $85./student 10-class card) (Your first class for those new to Terry’s classes is free). Terry Chasteen, 202-462-0870, online discounts at http://www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/g2for1classpass.doc .


$5.00 for all LambdaDanceSport DC participants for practice only or classes (or both at $5.00 per class to cover studio space) from 5:30pm to 8:30pm who are Lambda DancePort DC yahoo group members at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lambdadancesportdc in addition to MAJOR discounts to cover studio rental space only during any classes and/or events.

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3. Washington DC: Lambda DanceSport DC Sundays weekly from 3:00pm to 11:00pm."Social Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Two Step classes and dancing".

 

We want YOU!!...

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

 


Team DC logoGay Games classes banner

and MORE!


Join us weekly for training and social practice during
'DanceSport at Dupont Circle'

every Wednesday and Sunday

(DanceSport Dupont classes)
www.DanceSportDupont.com
PLENTY of free parking available

DanceSport at Dupont Circle
Every Wed and Sun 2 blocks West of Dupont Circle
at the Church of the Pilgrims (red line Metro)

photo - Dupont Circle Fountain with people

 

Lambda DanceSport DC training takes place with drop-in classes in the dances of your choice, including Ballroom, Latin, Argentine Tango, C/W, Disco/Hustle, Swing & more every Sunday from 3:00PM - 8:00PM.
On Sundays, all of this is followed by open dancing and practice in the Latin dances from 6-7:30pm and 8:30PM - 9PM in Argentine Tango (including learning the complete and authentic Michael Jackson's Thriller dance routine by request after 9pm for those who dare to even try it for a future MJ FlashMob). Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/schedule.htm for a complete weekly schedule of classes (also visit www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com to get a head start on learning this one-of-it's kind, incredible dance routine before Halloween....but only if you dare...."For no mere mortal can resist...The evil of THE THRILLER...").

Lambda DanceSPORT Sundays



Join Lambda DanceSPORT DC through the 'Washington DC LGBT Ballroom, Latin, Swing & C/W DanceMeetup' at http://www.meetup.com/Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-transgender-Ballroom-Latin-Swing-Meetp/ and use the monthly calendar to keep abreast of local LGBT DanceSPORT events.
If you know of other LGBT DanceSport events and/or classes that are available to everyone in the LGBT community, submit them to TerryChasteen@yahoo.com for consideration for posting. Visit the world-wide LGBT DanceSport calendar at www.GayDanceSPORT.com (www.LambdaDanceSPORT.com).



Dancers for Lambda DanceSport DC training and practice
for Gay Games, World OUTgames and many North American events throughout the year.

(This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Contact Terry Chasteen, 202-462-0879, TerryChasteen@hotmail.com, www.LambdaDanceSport.org, www.GayDanceSport.com or www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com. Click here to download a 2-for-the-price-of-1 pass when one of those is attending for their first time. For additional information, click here.

Where in the world was Matt Lauer on Monday, April 28th? In Buenos Aires dancing Argentine Tango!

 

Psyon Mautricio Scott

terry Chasteen in Head Of State

 

 

International style Rumba, Cha Cha and Samba, intermediate to advanced Salsa plus Bachata and Cumbia

Mein Samala
Salsa & Rueda,
W. Coast Swing
and Two Step

Argentine Tango
Terry Chasteen (beginners)
and a second monthly teacher Intermediate to advanced)

Terry Chasteen
Ballroom, Salsa,
International Latin,
Two Step, Swing,
Cha Cha & more
in all of the Ballroom,
Latin & Swing dances

Sunny Kwa
International Ballroom & Latin


Psyon Mauricio
Psyn Mauricio Scott

Earl Rush
Earl Rush


Mein Son Mas


Terry Chasteen

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


Join us for our weekly Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango
& Salsa Rueda Socials and
monthly
"EXTRAVAGANZA'S"
Click here for a list of Rueda figures and turn patterns

Click here for a printer-friendly one-page flier of this event
(This file takes several minutes to download, so please be patient)

 

 

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

Taught by THE Salsa on 2, Mambo expert, Abdul Al-Ali.
at 4:30pm (Salsa on 2 shines, technique & styling) and 5:15pm (partnering & turn patterns)
The weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian & Latin Dance Mix & Argentine
Tango Social from 7-11pm is FREE! when taking any Sunday class. Includes
refreshments, pie & ice cream and general dancing (and always
'Michael Jackson's Thriller' by request... for those
who even DARE to try it...).

 

BEGINNER
SALSA RUEDA


WED & SUN BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED
CLUB SALSA, CASINO RUEDA & WEST COAST SWING PLUS


 

WED & SUN BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
AND ADVANCED ARGENTINE TANGO


Taught by Terry Chasteen
Includingthe absolute best in beginner, intermediate and advanced
training every Wed & Sun evening
(followed by dancing until 11:00pm).

SUN AFTERNOON SOCIAL BALLROOM FOR BEGINNERS

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

they are definitely

 

plus we GUARANTEE that there is not a more experienced, talented and
professional cadre of teachers and coaches in their areas of expertise
throughout all of Metropolitan Washington DC. Join us every week for
the most fun-filled dance training in every style of social dance.


 


"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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Click here to find classes for the
2nd World OUTgames and Gay Games
® Dances

Click here to print or send a one-page flyer of the
Sunday evening Lambda DanceSPORT classes and dancing

at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.

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

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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.

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


Holiday Parties on the evening Thanksgiving Day and possibly Christmas Day, December 25th and on New Year's Day, January 1st.

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



Purchase your own copy online of this still #1 top-selling classic album, even after 25 years,
in addition to Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary of Thriller (Deluxe Casebook Edition) and other
unequaled performes by this icon of pop music and dance,

Michael Jackson
(Click here)

 

DANCE-&-LEARN PARTIES ON SAT, OCT 25TH & HALLOWEEN, FRI, OCT 31ST!

Join us Out On The Dance Floor!!

 


Thank you for visiting

www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
(www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com, www.TerryChasteen.com)
We provide the most professional and authentic dance entertainment available throughout Metropolitan Washington DC,
plus easy, flexible and fun instruction for the entire family
in every style of social dance from around the globe...
that
ANYONE can afford.

 

Join us Out On The Dance Floor!!
Our next Dance-&-Learn Parties with Tango classes from 7:00pm-11:00pm
.

 

Join us on Sat., July 26th if you’re going to be in DC this weekend for a Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom & Swing, Brazilian Samba, Disco/Hustle, C/W & more Dance-&-Learn Party. This event is an official monthly social event of the LGBT Burgundy Crescent volunteers of Metropolitan Washington DC, so there will be PLENTY of newcomer same-gender partners attending for all of us to torture (Please note that this is NOT an LGBT-only event, but instead EVERYONE is invited and welcome....as it always should be....).

Price:
$12.00 Less $2 email RSVP discount when emailing TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com in advance.

"You'll learn the basics of more dances in one night than you ever felt possible! (including the authentic Michael Jackson's Thriller dance routine by request for those who DARE to even try it. This is not a watered-down For-White-Guys-Who-Can't-Really-Dance version, but instead the real enchilada in it's entirety. Visit www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com for details. After all, October is right around the corner and if we're going to make it on YouTube this Halloween, we need to start now!)".

Join Lambda DanceSPORT DC (www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org), The Burgandy Crescent Volunteers on Saturday, July 26th for a non-stop, fun-filled Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom & Swing, Brazilian Samba, Disco/Hustle, Hula & Hawaiian Dancing, C/W & more!! Dance-&-Learn Party & Argentine Tango milonga! The time is long-overdue for all of us to start taking our lives Out of our Social Closets and "Out on the Dance Floor!" (Visit www.pleasedancewithme.com/gmyopinion.htm#grassrootsgayactivism)

Classes start at 6pm for those wanting the beginner Argentine Tango classes, which take place again at 9pm in both beginner and intermediate with Brian Rennex and Terry. Then in studio B follows a beg/intermed Argentine Tango milonga until at least 11:30pm while Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing & mini-classes continue in studio A. Danielle Areco from Sao Paulo will teach authentic Brazilian Samba and Hula/Hawaiian Dance basics after her earlier gig is through, along with Salsa Rueda by Mein and his Son Mas Rueda dancers and a Salsa and/or International Latin workshop (or both) by 3rd in the World International Pro/Am 10-dance Champion, Lemery Rollins.

You've been watching "So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox 5, "America's Ballroom Challenge" on PBS and "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC. Now it's time FOR YOU to BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS by making plans to join us for a non-stop, fun-filled and educational DanceSport event "Out On The Dance Floor"!
Upcoming Dance-&-Learn Parties are scheduled for the dates listed below. Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for additional information on the 4th & 5th Saturday of each month plus often additional Dance-&-Learn Party dates at the Chevy Chase Ballroom. JOIN US! for a tremendous, non-stop, fun-filled dance event of mini-classes for beginners early in the evening, demonstrations and possible performances in many different dance styles throughout the night (hopefully including a Brazilian Samba or Hawaiian Hula performance [or better yet, both!] by the incredibly talented Brazilian Samba Diva, Danielle Areco from Sao Paulo...whose authentic Carnaval costumes, ALL of the gay guys will be drooling over....as well as the ladies, if she gets a bit risque', which like a true Brazilian, Danielle LOVES to do!!!), snacks & refreshments (including Terry's infamous apple pie right from the oven ...with ice cream!...) and PLENTY of practice and dancing with ongoing expert teacher assistance.

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

Format for the non-holiday dance parties:
6pm beg Argentine Tango classes, 7:00pm Beg mini-classes and dancing in the Salsa, Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances followed by Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Swing dance music and mini-classes by request and teacher assistance until 11:30pm. Plus if there's time, "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-competitions open to everyone (winners are chosen by audience applause, so invite your most loud and obnoxious friends to cheer for you...)

9pm-Beg & intermed Argentine Tango mini-classes in 2nd studio taught by Terry Chasteen (beg) and Brian Rennex (intermed) & an Argentine Tango beg/intermed milonga with teacher assistance from 9:30pm-11:30pm.

Fee: $12. per person, $10.00 students w/ FT ID, snacks, refreshments available (including Terry's infamous apple pie & ice cream. RSVP in advance for a $2.00 discount at TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com to determine the amount of food).
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for details on any of the above.

NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR DANCE PARTNER NECESSARY TO ATTEND

You've been watching "So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox 5, "America's Ballroom Challenge" on PBS and "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC. And again, NOW is the time for none other than 'YOU' to BECOME ONE OF THOSE STARS! "Out on The Dance Floor"!

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

For additional information, contact:

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

www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com
www.TangoDanceSPORT.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com (www.RedHotBallroom.net )
www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com
www.Learn-To-Dance-athon.org
www.DancingWithTheDCStars.com
www.DCDanceSportNews.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net
The web site for the annual "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC", "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "Dancing with the AC/DC Stars" mini-dance competitions.

www.GayDanceSPORT.com
www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
www.BrokebackMountain.us
(Including the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery and tribute to Heath Ledger)
www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com
(The site of the Lambda DanceSPORT News, promoting DanceSport for same-gender couples across the US and around the globe)

Bring a "Two-for-the-Price-of-One Discount Pass" from www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/s2for1pass.doc for a Two-For-One discount when one of those attending is for their first time.
PLUS your FIRST CLASS is FREE! if you bring a printed copy of the "First-Class-Is-Free-Pass" from the same link (you must bring an actual printed copy of the "Two-for-the-Price-of-One Discount Pass" or the "First-Class-Is-Free-Pass" to qualify for any discounts).

Prepare now for the BATTLE OF THE BALLROOM during our Dance-&-Learn Parties, dance classes in every dance style, "Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops" and "Sunday Salsa, Rueda and Argentine Tango Socials". There's no better way to spend an evening than by DANCING!
Isn't it time to STOP WATCHING all the fun and START HAVING IT?!

 

Format for the 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 taught by Terry Chasteen (beginners) and a second teacher (intermediates) followed by an Argentine Tango milonga with teacher assistance from 9:30pm - 11:00pm. 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 our 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 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, Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2008) for our Holiday dance parties. As in all 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.

(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"!!

COMING ON
MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS

PLUS SALSA ON 2, NEW YORK STYLE (MAMBO)

Taught by Salsa & Mambo expert, Abdul Al-Ali


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

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

they are

TerryChasteen@yahoo.com.

 

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4.
Washington DC: Remington's On Capital Hill (This event is open to and welcomes everyone), 639 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington DC. Country/Western dancing 7 nights per week, to include both line dance and partner dance classes on certain nights (visit www.remingtonswdc.com for exact schedule each week). 202-543-3113.


www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org

"Country & Latin Night ... at Remington's on Capital Hill"

 

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An early evening happy hour event - dates to-be-determined
"Country & Latin Night ... at Remington's on Capital Hill"


When: July 11, 2008 7:00 PM and during future upcoming Fridays

Where: Remington 's on Capitol Hill
639 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-462-0870
www.RemingtonsWDC.com

 

Friday, July 11th, 2009 - Early evening happy hour "Country & Latin Night ... at Remington's on Capital Hill".
Join us for early 7pm-9pm mini-dance classes and practice in Salsa & Rueda, Cha Cha, Rumba, 2-step and other social Latin & country dances (we may even learn a segment of "Michael Jackson's Thriller" by request. This is not a watered-down "for-white-guys-who-can't-dance" version, but rather the original Michael Jackson's Thriller routine directly from the ahead-of-it's-time 1982 video. Visit www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com), followed later in the evening by country & Latin mini-dance contests (winners chosen by audience applause, so this is the time to invite your loudest and most obnoxious friends, neighbors and family members to cheer for you!...), performances, raffles & more. Check back for details as they become available at www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org.
Mini-classes will be available for newcomers from 7-9pm on specific Fridays in Salsa & Rueda plus other Latin dances and 2-Step, followed by dancing and practice when the club opens at 9pm. We'll also hold amateur newcomer "So You Think You Can Dance DC", "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" for same-gender couples in both Latin & C/W dances during the evening; open to anyone who attends the earlier classes and wishes to participate (winners chosen by audience applause) plus lottery give-aways, door prizes and other incentives to get people to stay longer and dance, all of which which will help ensure that this is a productive event for the club and ensure future such fundraising events in the future.

So join us in the sport and art of Lambda DanceSport for same-gender couples. A sport that could well become one of the most effective forms of grass-roots gay activism available to us today. Not in the courts or at the end of a picket sign (though those are important, as well), but rather Out On The Dance Floor!! (www.pleasedancewithme.com/gmyopinion.htm#grassrootsgayactivism).

You've been watching
"America's Ballroom Challenge" on PBS,
"So you Think You Can Dance" on FOX
AND
"DANCE WAR" BRUNO VS CARRIE ANNE" & "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC,

Metropolitan Washington DC is definitely becoming a city of
BALLROOM, LATIN, TANGO, HIP HOP & SWING DANCING...

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

Make plans to join Lambda DanceSPORT DC and Remington's on Capital Hill for this fun-filled, non-stop Country & Latin event. Help to fight bigotry and discrimination by getting "Out of our Social Closets" and Out On The Dance Floor!!

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Remington's is also the host of the monthly fund-raising event for Washington's DC Cowboys, usually on the 3rd Friday of each month (visit www.DCCowboys.org for exact dates and possible schedule changes during out-of-state performances). Join them for a fun-filled evening of dancing and entertainment by Washington's own DC Cowboys.

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5.
Washington DC: Thursdays - Noche Latina at Club Chaos (This event is open to and welcomes everyone), 17th & Q Streets, NW. Gay & Lesbian Salsa and Latin dancing. Visit www.ChaosDC.com.

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6. Washington DC: Fridays - (For us Gringo's, that means "Night of FIRE"!!) (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) Located at the Tequila Lounge, 20th & K Streets, NW. Latin dancing for the LGBT community from 10:30pm to 3:00am.

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7. Usually every 4th Saturday of the month (visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm for exact dates)...including Salsa, Swing, Ballroom, Tango and Country/western "Dance-&-Learn Parties" (This event is open to and welcomes everyone) at The Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington DC from 7:00pm to ?pm).
(this is not a strictly LGBT dance event, but rather a mixed straight and gay event which is where we should all be spending more of our time dancing... "Out" in the real world... as opposed to remaining closeted in our "gay and lesbian only" social events. Which is the only way we will ever refute the fallacies of the right wing-nuts about our dimented social lives)

Usually every 3th Saturday evening the Chevy Chase Ballroom presents monthly dance parties 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. 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.

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, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Bing Crosby, Ricky Martin, The Rat Pack and many, many more, including your favorite Country artists. Learn Salsa, Swing, Ballroom & Tango, plus other dances (including Latin, Hustle, West Coast Swing, Two Step, etc) by request. Social dancing begins at 9:00pm (8pm on the 4th Saturdays).

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. We already supply the drinks, eating utensils, and several salads and desserts....all you need is BIRTHDAY CAKE!

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:


(1) September 22nd,
(2) October 27th (the 1st annual www.ThrillTheWorld.com performance open to anyone for the "Thriller" Guiness World Record. Visit www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com),
(3) November 24th and
(4) December 22nd.
PLUS!
(5) November 10th our annual Chevy Chase Ballroom Fall Showcase (including mini-classes and professional & amateur performances)
(6) November 22nd, December 25th and January 1st, 2008, our annual "Dances on the Evenings of Thanksgiving Day (November 22nd), Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year's Day (January 1st, 2008)".
Visit www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com for details on any of the above as they become available or email Terry@InternationalDanceSport.net

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

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

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


(Dance-&-Learn Parties are usually, but not always every 4th Saturday of each month).

New 7:00pm starting time for mini-classes in the
Ballroom, Latin, Salsa & Rueda, and Swing dances, followed by general
dancing in studio A while mini-classes in Argentine Tango plus a milonga until
2am begin in studio B at 9:00pm (tango dancing until 11:30pm).

the evening includes ongoing mini-classes, refreshments & PLENTY of DANCING and
possible performances throughout the night!
(bring the kids...and grandparents, too!...)

(Click here for a printer-friendly flier of this event)


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

You'll soon be watching
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

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

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

COMING 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

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 ountry/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! And you'll dance all evening to some of your favorite artists' Christmas music)

This event is a mixed LGBT and non-LGBT event...which we should all be attending more of in our dancing. We aren't ever going to be accepted as loving, caring and DANCING couples as long as we continue to keep hiding our social lives in the closet. That's OUR choice...not anyone else's. And we continue to suffer the consequences of "non-acceptance" that are encouraged by our staying out of the public eye.

Terry Chasteen, www.GayDanceSport.com, TerryChasteen@hotmail.com, Ph: 202- 462- 0870

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7 .
Certain Saturdays
- Capital Country Dance Club's monthly C/W Dance, Washington
(This event is open to and welcomes everyone)
(See www.CapitalCountry.org for directions and details). Capital Country also offers numerous classes and workshops in several styles of Country/Western dance to help make everyone in Washington DC's C/W dance community better at this popular sport. Visit their web site for the latest offerings and details.


Plus in 2009, Stomps & Stripes Forever
The 16th Annual Convention of the IAGLCWDC
July 3-5, 2009
Washington, DC


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8.
Every Sunday evening-(This event is open to and welcomes everyone). Included are two classes in Salsa for both beginner and intermediate level dancers at once. Refreshments will be provided. This is an ongoing Sunday evenig dance event. For more detail, click here.
(this is not a strictly LGBT dance event, but rather a mixed straight and gay event which is where we should all be spending more of our time dancing... "Out" in the real world... as opposed to remaining closeted in our "gay and lesbian only" social events)

JOIN US FOR OUR WEEKLY

"Sunday Salsa & Latin Social"

Co-hosted by Terry Chasteen and Company

AT THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM & DANCESPORT CENTER.
For brand new beginner dancers , as well as those ready to set the dance floor on !

(2 separate class levels taught at the same time by two teachers)

IN STUDIO "A" OF THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM

5207 WISCONSIN AVENUE, NW, Washington DC 

COMING 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

 

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9. Every Saturday at 1438 U St., NW, Washington DC at Cadez Vez Night Club
Doors open at 10pm. Discount admission before 11:30pm. Attire: "Fabulous". Music: The best Salsa, Latin Pop, Reggaeton, Merengue and Bachata dance music available anywhere. A great dance event where both same-gender and mixed-gender couples have a great time TOGETHER!...which is the way it should be!...Phone: 202-986-3512.
web address: www.ClubFuegoDC.com

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10. Local Metropolitan Washington DC DanceSport competitions


A. Saturday, June 25th, 2007– 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 16th, 2007 - The Virginia State DanceSport Championships, The Hyatt Regency Reston, Town Center – 7:30 p.m. to Midnight. Order discounted seated tickets at the Chevy Chase Ballroom table at 202-363-8344.
Pro/Am International Standard Scholarships
Professional Rising Star International Latin
Professional Rising Star International Standard
Professional Open American Smooth
Professional Open American Rhythm
World Class Show by: Paul Richardson and Olga Rodionova
Visit www.DanceSportChampionships.com.


C.Saturday, August 28th, 2007 - The Capital DanceSport Championships
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria VA 22311
Visit www.capitaldancesport.net/ Order discounted seated tickets at the Chevy Chase Ballroom table at 202-363-8344.
(free Hilton Alexandria Mark Center shuttle bus is available from National Airport & Pentagon City Mall every ½ hour until midnight)


D. December 27, 2007 to January 1, 2008 - The 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

Click here to find classes for the
1st World OUTgames and Gay Games
® Dances

Click here to print or send a one-page flyer of the
Sunday evening Lambda DanceSPORT classes and dancing

at the Chevy Chase Ballroom.

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

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 to print or send a one-page flyer on the Friday or Saturday evening
Salsa, Ballroom, Tango, Hustle & Swing "Dance-&-Learn Parties"
to include mini-classes and dancing at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

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

Click here to print or send a one-page flyer on the
Early Sunday evening Hustle & West Coast Swing classes & dancing
at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

Click here to print or send a one-page flyer on the
Early Sunday evening Salsa on 2 "Sunday Salsa Social" classes & dancing
with Terry & Abdul Al-Ali at the Chevy Chase Ballroom

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.

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

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It's definitely time to STOP WATCHING all the fun....and START HAVING IT!! ...
by dancing all of the social and competitive Ballroom, Latin, C/W and Swing dances
and more, as same-gender couples
Out On The Dance Floor!!

 

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International DanceSPORT & Entertainment
Offering the most professional and authentic entertainment available in Metropolitan Washington DC as well as flexible, easy & fun instruction in every style of social dance from around the globe that ANYONE can afford.

TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com
TerryChasteen@InternationalDanceSPORT.com
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870


www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com (www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com)
(the home page of Terry Chasteen's International DanceSPORT & Entertainment)

www.DanceSportOfAmerica.com
(The DanceSport Of America web site, including contact information for independent DanceSport studios and private contractor teachers across the US)
www.TangoDanceSPORT.com
(The PleaseDanceWithMe.com web page of Argentine Tango classes and social dance events)
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
(The web page and schedule of Terry Chasteen's Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops)
www. Red Hot Ballroom.net (www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com) (www.DancingYouthFoundation.com)
(Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing for the kids that ANYONE can afford)
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
((The web site for learning the "authentic" Michael Jackson's Thriller dance routine...which does not include the multitude of counterfiet variations out there)

www.Learn-to-Dance-athon.org
(The web site of the "AIDS and Cancer Learn-To-Dance-Athon")

www.DancingWithTheDCStars.info

(The future web site of Dancing with the DC Stars mini-dance competions of Washington DC)
www,DCDanceWars.com
www.DCDanceSportNews.com
(The web page of the DC DanceSport News)
(www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.net)
The web site for the annual "Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" plus monthly "So You Think You Can Dance DC" and "Dancing with the DC Stars" mini-dance competitions (plus "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" mini-competitions for same-gender couples...any orientation, but competing partners must be of the same gender...a riot for EVERYONE attending, whether dancing or spectating...)...in all styles and open to anyone ..... so join us "Out on The Dance Floor".

www.LambdaDanceSPORT.org
(The home page of Lambda DanceSPORT International, supporting the art and sport of partnership dancing in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, C/W and more for LGBT dancers and same-gender couples across the US and around the globe)
www.GayDanceSPORT.com
(Promoting Gay DanceSport through information and web links on DanceSport training, venues and activities for LGBT dancers and same-gender couples across the US and around the globe)

www.LambdaDanceSportDC.org
(www.DancingWithTheACDCStars.com)
(The web site of Lambda DanceSPORT DC, including training and promotion of DanceSport for LGBT dancers and same-gender couples in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area - an affiliate member of the DC Council of Sports, Team DC)

www.BrokebackMountain.us
(The web site of the Brokeback Mountain Photo Gallery and tribute to Heath Ledger)
www.LambdaDanceSportNews.com
(The web site of the Lambda DanceSPORT News, providing information on LGBT DanceSport accross the US and around the globe)

 

 

 

 

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