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www.RedHotBallroom.net
(
www.DancingYouthNetwork.org)
The page for dancing youth at

www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com

maintained by Terry Chasteen and
International DanceSPORT & Entertainment

(Use the drop-down menu above or scroll down for site information)
We offer you the most authentic and professional DanceSport entertainment available anywhere. Plus flexible
and fun instruction for the whole family in every style of social dance from around the globe that ANYONE can afford
.

 


RED HOT BALLROOM!
Ballroom, Latin and Swing classes and dancing for
youth from middle school through high school and they're FREE!

for both the kids and any liscensed teachers willing to start a DanceSport program
in their schools. Classes starting
soon at
The Columbia Heights Recreation Center and
every Tuesday evening at 4:30pm and possibly soon on
Thurs
days at the Mary H Reed Community Center in Adams Morgan
(times to-be-determined.

animated clip art bouncy dancing snoopy Enough must RSVP well in advance at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
and ALL enrollees MUST have both a leader and follower partner.
Partners will switch throughout but we must begin with an
even number of boys and girls. It doesn't matter if 2 same-gender couples
switch roles, but there must be an even number of both boys and girls so
this does not become an 'all-boys' or 'all-girls' event)

In the future we hope to organize a charitable
fundraising dence event including performances.
Click here for details

Adult classes: You can enroll in person on site during class by cash or check or transfer your secure Pay Pal funds by logging in to Pay Pal (www.PayPal.com) and transfering the funds through your credit card to to TerryChasteen@hotmail.com Pay Pal account for an online gift certrificate for any combination below:


Adult 10-class dance card - $95.00
(an adult parent or guardian must enroll with each child 8 years old or below to partner and help mentor each younger child).

Individual drop-in dance classes - $12.00 ($15. for Argentine Tango on Sundays, which includes the milonga)

Full-time Student 10-class dance card for adult classes - $85.00

Full-time student drop-in class rate - $10.00

Private dance coaching - $75.00 per session per single or couple ($15 additional per person over 2 people attending)

(Class cards which may include any combination of classes taught by Terry & Co)

 


(Nemo) Attention those with younger children in the "Red Hot Ballroom" childrens'
classes who are under 8 years old.
Younger children may enroll as long as a parent or guardian also enrolls to assist and control them as necessary.

For very young children:,
I need to address a situation that parents must enroll and be able to control and both mentor and partner their children when very young 5, 6 and 7-year-olds (under 8th birthday) attend the Wednesday and Sunday classes. Though I would love to have a separate class for the younger ones, right now that is just impossible with the small numbers of those willing to make the committment and even then someone would need to work at home with the younger ones if they are going to get anything out of this. Consequently one (or preferably both) of the parents of younger children or even responsible older brothers or sisters must take the class right along with them so they can take them off to the side and catch them up whatever they are having trouble with what is being taught or when they may have a tantrum, as all children eventually have. This will prevent teachers from having to spend so much time on one or two who aren't even sure of their right from their left foot yet, which is much too time-consuming and unfair for the older kids who want to move on. It's the only alternative for those who want their kids to start dancing that early unless they wait until they are older.
In the past I've spent too much time on very basic material while the older ones are chomping at the bit to move on. This is why at least one parent must enroll in the class with the younger inexperienced ones to be able to take give them extra attention when they have difficulty, which is inevitable especially for 5, 6 and 7-year olds. If they are going to dance that early, and I highly encourage that, someone has to step up to the plate and be able to learn the dances and practice and partner with them throughout the week. I am not able to take all of the responsibility when I have older or other students with parents helping who are ready to progress each week. Otherwise the teachers time is spent as a very inexpensive baby-sitter.
Regrettably there aren't enough very young ones whose parents want them to dance, so to date this is the only option unless anyone can round up enough in that age group to form another class and to pay a teacher to teach it. In Europe where culture and dancing starts at an early age, that would be very simple. In America we put far too little emphasis on culture and the arts and far too much emphasis, time and money on violent video games and unnecessary wars and other wasting of resources (had to get that in for the sake of the diminishing arts budgets in schools...).
Also attending adults must enroll with a 10-class dance card as well since regardless of their age as they are no also students of each dance and need to be trained, as well. It will take just as much time and effort to train them as it does the youth (sometimes longer because the kids are so uninhibited).
Parental attendance for the extremely young is only common sense anyway since one cannot help the kids practice the material at home if the parents are clueless about the dances. This is not like taking a child's ballet or Hip Hop or Jazz class when each participant doesn't dance with another person. That is comparing apples to oranges. It takes much more to teach a child to lead and/or follow and dance WITH another person, which is why enrollment for younger children below 8 years of age requires an older person to enroll with and help them.
Again, someone older has to take the responsibility and enter the class and learn with them if they want to dance at an earlier age. Mind you, I'm not at all discouraging enrollment at an earlier age. In fact I highly encourage it. But I don't intend to become a baby-sitter when those of that age get impatient and distracted which will prevent the class from progressing. Those who are older or with parentswill want to move on so it will take someone else to fill in and help them.
Also, the purpose for requiring everyone in all of the kids classes to purchase a 10-class card as opposed to dropping in each week is to cause everyone to make a committment to keep progressing, which won't happen if people just drop in on occasion whenever they feel like it and pay a one-time drop-in fee. This holds back those who are truly interested and committed and makes it impossible for them to progress when they attend every week and others attend only whenever they feel like it.
Adult 10-class cards are $95.00 and students are only $85.00, both of which are as reasonable and flexible as any PleaseDanceWithMe.com Ballroom class in the complete Washington Metropolitan area. If you go to any of the other companies and see what they charge for the same quality of training or less you will realize what a bargain this is. The difference will knock your socks off. Also our class cards are good toward any of my other PleaseDanceWithMe.com classes regardless of the time or dance taken.

Thanks and I appreciate your cooperation in this matter. For those who for some reason don't care to enroll with their younger children or find a substitute, you will need to wait until they are past 8 years of age so we can continue to teach as opposed to becoming inexpensive baby-sitters chasing after kids who lose their concentration while the others in the class are held back from progressing. Personally I can't imagine why any parent who is going to be present anyway would not feel it important to learn the dances along with each child to practice with them at home and so the kids can actually get something out of this from week to week. The younger ones are not going to remember what was taught without some help and once again, this is not like a solo ballet, jazz, violin or piano class where the child doesn't need to learn the lead and follow techniques of dancing with another person.

Thanks,
~ Terry

Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org


Click here
for information on charitable fund-raising efforts by
the
DancingKids' Network

Hi, everyone,
The "Red Hot Ballroom" classes for 5th graders and up will start soon. Parents may also enroll and must enroll with younger children below 8 years, who might need to be chaperroned. Parents may dance and change partners separately, however, during the classes at the same time as the kids class. It's good to be able to keep up with what the kids are learning, but I want to keep them separate while dancing and practicing so they all learn to feel comfortable in a social environment with their own age group. There will be occasional changing of partners between the adults attending and the middle-schoolers, however, so the kids can also feel comfortable at future family social events dancing with aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other adults.
We will initially be working on the very popular social Latin, Swing and Ballroom dances to get started.
These classes will all be geared toward the likings of those who are middle-school aged, so if you're not interested in warming up by learning something like the Hip Hop dances that we danced in "Head Of State" or a new segment of the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine each week, then it may be best to take one of my weekday and/or weekend adult social dance classes. We will eventually be learning the "Thriller" routine in it's entirety and hopefully perform it as a future charitable fund-raising event as part of Terry Chasteen's DancingKids' Network to benefit the many in our world who are not nearly as fortunate as we are. We will also be ultimately performing many of the other dances learned in the series, of which there are many.
The classes will also include occasional segments in ettiquette, such as participating in a receiving line and other proper social procedures during dances and social events. Eventually we will host the National Capitol "Red Hot Ballroom DanceSPORT Championships" for high school and middle school students after everyone gets some experience in the different dances. The Championships will initially include some events with only grading and critiquing of the couples by the judges, instead of being actually placed as in a competition. In due time, however, it will actually involve competing, which is not so important about winning, but rather is an ideal way to get everyone really focused on the fine details of their dancing. The National Capitol "Red Hot Ballroom DanceSPORT Championships" will be scheduled in the future hopefully at the DC Armory (my choice ...to use this magnificent facility. if you have some pull, call me). Starting the kids dancing now will give them plenty of time to become comfortable with the dances before "SHOWTIME"!
You may download and print several fliers below, which you may send to others who might be interested in joining us on Saturdays, as well as during Sundays 2:00pm. Mondays may also be considered at one of the local close-in Md or DC middle or high schools.
After several years of teaching numerous highly successful class series in Virginia in this age group and having the kids routinely chomping at the bit for more, I can assure you that their appreciation for music and social dancing of all styles will grow exponentially. I have numerous examples of parents being amazed at the results and at how we are able to relate with and motivate their kids in this sometimes intimidating social sport (Mother thinks it's just because I still haven't grown up myself, yet at age 63, which is why the kids relate to me so well......whatever!.....).
If you have any questions, please email at the address below...and THANKS!

Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org

 

 

THANK YOU!
to so many of you who took the time to commemorate Michael's passing by coming
in to learn 'Michael Jackson's Thriller' over the June 26th weekend. I can't think of a
better way to honor him than to learn how to dance like him, though none of us will ever
even come close. This is not the end, however .... we'll be doing this most Sat mornings as
a class warm-up at 10:00AM and on Sundays between 8:30PM & 9:00PM as part of the weekly

Washington DC Michael Jackson's Thriller Meetup Group


'Michael Jackson's Thriller' workshops and class warm-up will continue for learning learn this one-of-a-kind dance routine.

Visit
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com or www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com for any additions in days or times above and beyond the 10:00AM Saturday morning class warm-up before our beginner Salsa class (taught by Mein at 10:30AM) and the 'Dancing Kids' Network' Ballroom, Latin & Swing classes at 10:30AM (taught by Terry and additional associate teachers). Continue celebrating Michael's life by doing what he did better than anyone else...by DANCING! .... We want EVERYONE to know this dance!

Below are three results in video from the June 26th weekend:

(1) VIDEO Michael Jackson "Thriller" Sat morning dance class at the Chevy Chase Ballroom on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/DCTanguera
Saturday, June 27th, 2009.

(2) VIDEO Featured WUSA channel 9 News Video with Terry & Nicole on Friday, June 25th. Now seen on WUSA9.com.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller on Channel 9, Friday June 25th, 2009 (1.15 minutes)
http://www.wusa9.com/video/default.aspx?menuid=138
"Michael Jackson will always be known as the original King of Pop. But when Thriller starts to play, ---many fans sing, dance and try to imitate this legend".

(3) VIDEO Latest Videos now posted on WUSA9.com, including Terry teaching and Terry & Nicole dancing on June 25th, 2009 (5.25 minutes). Now available at WUSA9.com.
http://www.wusa9.com/video/default.aspx?menuid=138
Learn the dance from “Thriller”.
"Digital correspondent Lindsey Mastis found a man who has spent many years teaching the 'Thriller' dance".

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

 

Don't just lie around the house & yard all day....

DANCE!!

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT 10 AM:


 

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

TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com,
TerryChasteen@InternationalDanceSPORT.com,
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.DanceSportOfAmerica.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com
www.DanceAtYourWeddingWorkshops.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.RedHotBallroom.net

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

 

 



Don't miss our weekly fun and educational
Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Ballroom and Argentine Tango Socials

with earlier classes throughout the day in every style of social dance known to mankind,
followed by open dancing in Salsa, Ballroom & Swing, and the social Latin dances,
Swing, Ballroom, Argentine Tango and more by request
3pm-10:15pm
EVERY SUNDAY!!

 


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


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

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 a gift certificate of Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance...
for a gift that will last a lifetime...

and one that gives again and again, every time the music starts to play...


Purchase a Holiday, Valentine's Day, Wedding, Birthday, Graduation, Anniversary, Mother's Day or any
special occasion dance gift certificate online. We'll email or snail mail it directly to you or to your loved one.

Click here
or contact TerryChasteen@yahoo.com, 202-462-0870

For your friends and loved ones...or for yourself!...download a
"2-For-the-Price-of-1 Discount Pass or Gift Certificate".
Visit our Gift Certificate and Discount Coupon page....
Gift certificates for 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 are available throughout the week
and weekend that ANYONE can afford.

 

 

 

 

Also, teacher training opportunities are available for those who wish to start a program in your school or church.

Teaching kids to dance is a science within itself and one which I have been fine-tuning since 2000. Of course one cannot teach the kids the dances until one knows the dances. Although the two are similar, it's not exactly like herding sheep -- rather more like herding cats and you need to be a lot more knowlegdable to fix the problems and answer the questions. If children get frustrated just once in front of everyone in the class, you may never see them again. But if they always have a positive experience because we're well prepared and knowledgable about whatever problems may arise, they'll be dancing forever. There are definite situations which arise in nearly every class like dyslexia, some kids are tactile learners, some are verbal or visual learners...you must be able to recognize and deal with all of it because you will probably have all of it in every large class. And controlling and being productive in a class of over 50 students at once can be very much a challenge of monumental proportions, as well as one of the most fun and rewarding experiences imaginable.
Consequently the first step for teachers needs to be to get into classes and become knowledgable about the different dance styles. Classes should be taken outside of the kids' classes because you need to be much more familiar with each dance than will ever be covered in the kids' classes, the numbers of which are limited per week.
The control and management of from 30 to 50 or more kids at once takes some exposure to the process without attempting it by trial and error (which is how I figured out the whole process myself over the last 6 years). Adults are welcome to attend any of my children's classes for that experience to be able to control and manage a large number of kids at once and at the same time keep their attention and focus. One may purchase an adult 10-class dance card which can be used for any of my social dance classes, including the kids classes on a drop-in basis in every style of dance available. The cost for an adult 10-class dance card is $95.00 and once again can be used for any combination of my Chevy Chase Ballroom classes. Attending the Dance-&-Learn Parties is also a great way to learn the control and management of a large number of beginner dancers at once. Visit the schedule page of this web site for available classes and scheduling details.
Also keep in mind that this will not be an over night process. I've danced since 1969 and taught since 1974 and teaching a large number of kids was still a major challenge to perfect. Hopefully if you're well prepared you won't have to go through the same trial-and-error process that I did.

Go to the drop-down menu links at the top of
each page or click here for a complete pictoral
menu of topics included in this web site


Join us Out On The Dance Floor!!

 




Join us for
Red Hot Ballroom
classes every Wed from 4:30pm - 6:00pm
(kindergardeners with a parent or guardian)
and 3pm - 4:30pm
(middle school through high school)

Possibly Mondays at 4:30pm



in Dupont Circle, Washington DC

(other times & days of the week are being considered.
Let us know your prederences.
contact TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com)

Dupont Circle red line Metro
(parents, grand parents, teachers and others who may become
practice partners are encouraged to also participate)

10-class dance card at $85 ($95. adults) required
to ensure continuity of those attending.
good toward ALL adult and/or youth classes listed on the class calendar
at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com

Class location:
DanceSport Dupont
5207 Wisc Ave, NW
Washington DC 20015
(Located above Paul's Liquor, 1/2 block S of the Jennifer St
exit of the Friendship Hts red line Metro)

 

Make plans to
Dance With Us!

for our fun and educational
"Dancing with the DC Stars"

Learn many of the beginner Ballroom, Latin, Tango and Swing dances &
more (including "Michael Jackson's Thriller" by request) in a fun social
environment of other beginner to intermediate level students. All are welcome
and encouraged to attend, including the kids, singles, couples, same-gender couples,
senior citizens, wheelchair dancers and the seeing and hearing impaired (ASL available).


ABSOLUTELY NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE
OR PARTNER REQUIRED TO ATTEND...


Join us Out On The Dance Floor!!
Dance-&-Learn Party Dates:

(For those who care to, we'll teach you the original Michael Jackson's Thriller dance routine down to the finest detail....
Visit www.MichaelJacksonsThriller.com to find out how you can start learning the Thriller routine beforehand)

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

 

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.

Give a gift of Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance...
for a gift that will last a lifetime...

and one that gives again and again, every time the music starts to play...

 

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

 

The most

reality show on National TV
has begun once again...


3-night LIVE Premiere Event started on
Mon Sep 22nd 8/7c and will continue weekly

 

Visit the

'Dancing with the Stars'
Photo Gallery


Season 7, 2008


And in the meantime...don't just WATCH
Dancing with the Stars

.... BECOME ONE!!
by attending our classes, Dance-at-Your-Wedding workshops,
Sunday Salsa & Argentine Tango Socials and Dance-&-Learn Parties and more....

 

Dancing with the Stars
Season 7 begins once again on ABC.
Click on the graphic below to link to the official site of

Dancin with the Stars graphic

 

?!!
Yes, we know you can!!!...
and we'll prove it!!!

 

Whether it's from watching
"America's Ballroom Challenge"

on PBS,


"So you Think You Can Dance"
on FOX,

DANCE WAR

and
"Dancing with the Stars"

on ABC,

Dancin with the Stars graphic


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"!....

 

 

Graphic Coulage of dance photos with banner: PleaseDanceWithMe.com (I promise that your DANCING will NEVER be THE SAME!!!)
dance art montage


Metropolitan Washington DC
is definitely becoming a city of

BALLROOM, LATIN, TANGO, JAZZ, HIP HOP & SWING DANCING
FOR THE KIDS ...

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

 

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


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,
in addition to the most flexible, easy and fun instruction for the entire family
in every style of social dance from around the globe...
that literally
ANYONE can afford.

 




Join us Out On The Dance Floor!!

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.


www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
(www.InternationalDanceSPORT.com, www.TerryChasteen.com)

 

Please Dance With Me...

Dance classes, Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops, Red Hot Ballroom for grade school thru high school, Dance-&-Learn Parties,
Sunday Salsa & Rueda and Argentine Tango Socials, Private Dance Coaching
, Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Argentine Tango and more...

 

Go to the drop-down menu links at the top of
each page for a complete pictoral
menu of topics included in this web site


 

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


...and for other information on this web site, contact:

TerryChasteen@PleaseDanceWithMe.com,
TerryChasteen@InternationalDanceSPORT.com,
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com,
202-462-0870
with any questions about Salsa, Tango, Swing and

Newcomer thru advanced dance classes in many
social dance styles are forming now.

The most

reality show on National TV
has begun once again...


3-night LIVE Premiere Event began on
Mon Sep 22nd 8/7c and will continue weekly
Join the majority of Metropolitan washington DC by watching
the "Battle of the Ballroom" on ABC Channel 7 WJLA
every Mon & Tue evening....

...as well as upcoming segments of
"America's Ballroom Challenge"

on PBS,

 


"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!!

 

 

Also, join us every Sunday
for additional classes with the adults to help progress faster...
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
(AT THE CHEVY CHASE BALLROOM ON SAT & SUN)


Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Martial Arts & Dance
taught by Capoeira expert Jose' Canchan
plus authentic Brazilian Samba taught by the Brazilian Samba Diva from Sao Paulo, Danielle
Areco. 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 'Michael Jackson's Thriller'
by request... for those who even DARE to try it...).

 

PLUS
WED, SAT & SUN EVENING 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).

AND
SUNDAY SALSA ON 2, NEW YORK STYLE (MAMBO)

Taught by THE Salsa on 2, Mambo expert, Abdul Al-Ali.
at 4pm (Salsa on 2 shines, technique & styling) and 4:45pm (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...).

 

 

 

SUNDAY 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
on 2nd Saturday mornings and every Sunday at 1:30pm (International Latin), 2:15pm (Viennese Waltz),
3pm (International Standard), 4pm (intermediate Salsa styling, partnering & turn patterns). The weekly
Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian & Latin Dance Mix & Argentine Tango Social is FREE! when taking
any Sunday class
. Includes refreshments, pie & ice cream and social dancing & practice from 7-11pm.


SAT MORNING BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED
CLUB SALSA, CASINO RUEDA & WEST COAST SWING PLUS
SUNDAY WEST COAST SWING & BACHATA

Taught by mein of Washington DC 's Son Mas Casino Rueda performance team
Including beginner, intermediate and advanced every Sat from 10:30am-1:30pm& Sun from 3-5pm
(followed by The weekly Sunday Salsa & Rueda, Brazilian & Latin Dance Mix & Argentine Tango Social.
The social is FREE! when taking any Sunday class
. Includes refreshments, pie & ice cream and social dancing
& practice from 7-11pm
).

 

You will definitely NOT want to miss these

new classes, along with other incredible opportunities
available in our fall teaching schedule...

 

In addition, 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.





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

"Out on
the Dance Floor!"



Don't miss our upcoming monthy


In addition to other upcoming special dance events at www.DCDanceSportNews.com.
No partner or previous dance experience necessary.
Most events including beginner mini-classes, performances,
"So you Think You Can Dance DC"
and
"Dancing with the DC Stars"
mini-competitions, exhibitions and demonstrations,
plus refreshments, plenty of general dancing,
practice and more...every single month.....

Dance-&-Learn Party Dates:
(on the evening of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day plus possibly on the evening of New Year’s Day).
Included are unlimited beginner mini-classes throughout the night from 7:30pm-11:30pm
.


New toddler programs being considered with participating enrolled parents also available on Fridays at 4:30pm or other times of the week by request with enough enrolling in advance. Contact TerryChasteen@yahoo.com if interested.

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

Contact:
Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.DancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com

Ongoing drop-in classes in Ballroom, Latin, Disco/Hustle and Swing have begun for 5th graders and up (younger children welcome with parent enrollment at the same time to control the younger ones when they lose concentration) on Saturdays at 9:30am and 10:30am and again at 11:30am (along with the adults and parents at 11:30am for those youth who want additional training) and on Sundays at 2:00pm for choreography in the Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances to the "Dreanmgirls" Soundtrack (2:00pm on Sundays along with parents and adults to include more of the linear Ballroom dances of Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz). New additional time for Showcase choreograpy and rehearsal to the "Dreamgirls" music and quinceañera training in Viennese Waltz and more are on Saturdays at 6:00pm.
There are several charitable Balls and dance events coming up in 2008 where we would like to have the "Dancing Youth Network" perform, including the 2008
"Out on The Dance Floor Charity Ball" on the first Saturday in June (www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org) plus Saturday evening Showcase events, another "AIDS and Cancer Learn-to-Dance-Athon" in the works for 2008 and possibly during other events, including the 2008 Yuletide Ball DanceSport Championships over the New Year's weekend and other events that may materialize.

All classes will be held at ,

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


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

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

Anyone interested in new beginner classes for grade school, middle-school and high schoolers in
Ballroom, Latin & Swing, please contact Terry at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com or 202-462-0870.

The kids are also welcome to attend our monthly
Dance-& Learn Parties

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

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

Dates: 8/30, 9/12 (Friday), 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 11/27 (evening of Thanksgiving Day), 11/29, 12/25 (evening of Christmas Day), 12/27, 1/1’09 (evening of New Year’s Day).


(Including a Special Brazilian Samba performance in full costume by Danielle Areco if enough Sambistas RSVP well in advance plus Brazilian Samba and more dance mini-classes to prepare everyone for the February 14th VALENTINE'S DAY CARNAVAL PARTY DANCE WARS in Silver Spring, including "Dancing with the DC Stars" & "So You Think You Can Dance DC" mini-competitions in the Latin & Brazilian dances, plus the resulting "DC DANCE WAR" finals, mini-dance classes and demonstrations in several of the Brazilian dances throughout the evening and more. You'll learn the basics of more dances in one night than you ever thought possible!

*(see details below)
Also the The Dancing Kids' Network" may perform, "Dancing with the DC Stars" & "So You Think You Can Dance DC" mini-competitions in the Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances, the resulting "DC DANCE WAR" finals, a possible Ballroom dance performance and demonstration, several birthday celebrations going on at once (with an incredible cake or Terry's infamous hot apple pie with ice cream for all and plenty of snacks and refreshments), mini-dance classes throughout the night in several of the Ballroom, Salsa, Latin, Tango and Swing dances and an Argentine Tango mini-class at 9pm followed by a beginner/intermediate milonga until midnight. You'll learn the basics of more dances in ome night than you ever thought possible!



(see details below)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

on ABC,

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

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

 

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

 

For additional information, contact:


Terry Chasteen's
"International DanceSPORT
& Entertainment"

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

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


and also join us for weekly


Most classes will be held at


Pre-register by Pay Pal or by check or cash during the first class for a 10-class card ($75.00 for kids and $95.00 per 10-class card for adults) so everyone shows some committment to continue for at least 10 clases. Email or phone, at TerryChasteen@yahoo, 202-462-0870 with questions.
No previous experience or dance partner required.


(Nemo) Attention those with younger children in the "Red Hot Ballroom" childrens' classes who are under 8 years old.
Younger children may enroll as long as a parent or guardian also enrolls to assist and control them when necessary.

Hi, everyone,
I need to address a situation that has come up when very young 5 & 6-year-olds attend the Saturday and Sunday classes, forcing those who either have been previously coming and/or have had some Jazz, Hip Hop and/or ballet training. Though I would love to have a separate class for the younger ones, right now that is just impossible with the small numbers of those willing to make the committment. Consequently one (or preferably both) of the parents of younger kids or even an older brother or sister must take the class right along with them so they can take them off to the side and catch them up on whatever they are having trouble with. This will prevent my having to spend so much time on one or two who aren't even sure of their right from their left foot yet, which is much too time-consuming for the older kids who want to move on. It's the only alternative for those who want their kids to start dancing that early unless they wait until they are older.
Recently I've spent way too much time on very basic material while the older ones are chomping at the bit. This is why at least one parent must enroll in the class with the younger inexperienced ones to be able to take give them extra attention when they have difficulty, which is inevitable especially for 5 and 6-year olds. If they are going to dance that early, and I highly encourage that, someone has to step up to the plate. I cannot take all of the responsibility when I have students who are ready to progress each week.
Regrettably there aren't enough very young ones who want to dance, so to date this is the only option unless anyone can round up enough in that age group to form another class. In Europe where culture and dancing starts at an early age, that would be very simple. In America where we put far too little emphasis on culture and the arts and far too much emphasis, time and money on violent video games and unnecessary wars, good luck.
Also attending adults must enroll with a 10-class dance card as well since regardless of their age they are no different than any other student and it will take just as much effort to train them. Parental attendance for the extremely young is only common sense anyway since how can one help the kids practice the material at home if the parents are clueless about the dances? Again, someone has to take the responsibility and enter the class and learn with them if they want to dance at an earlier age. Mind me that I'm not at all discouraging that, but it will take someone else to fill in and help them.
Also, the purpose for requiring everyone in the kids classes to purchase a 10-class card is to cause everyone to make a committment to keep progressing, which won't happen if people just drop in on occasion whenever they feel like it and pay a one-time drop-in fee. This holds back those who are truly interested and committed and makes it impossible for them to progress when they attend every week.
Adult 10-class cards are $95.00 and students are only $75.00, both of which are as reasonable and flexible as any Ballroom class in this city. Go to Arthur Murray or any of the other companies and see what they charge for the same quality of training. The difference will knock your socks off. Also our class cards are good toward any of my other Chevy Chase Ballroom classes regardless of the time or dance taken.

Thanks and I appreciate your cooperation,

- Terry

Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org

Thank You!...to the many who made our
holiday season classes and dance events so successful.

The kids are always welcome to join us for any of our
Dance-&-Learn Parties

The next
Dance-&-Learn Party dates
include
usually (not always) every 4th Saturday and more including on the Holidays
all of which include mini-classes, refreshments & PLENTY of DANCING!

Join us at

DanceSport Dupont Circle
for our educational and fun-filled

Hosted by Terry Chasteen
& members of the very talented teaching staff

Attend the upcoming


The next
Dance-&-Learn Parties
are usually every 4th and most 5th Saturdays in the new year and more...
From 7pm to 11:30pm



All events include mini-classes from 8 to 9pm and refreshments
(including our infamous pie & ice cream)
and

LOTS of general dancing until 11:30pm!

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

WHERE:
TIME:
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm - Come for a mini-workshop
to get you started dancing!
8:30 pm - ?? - Dancing, games, raffles, food, drink,
and a whole lot of fun!!

WHO:
YOU!! No party would be complete without our friends and family!

HOW MUCH:
$12 at the door!
$10. full-time students with ID

THEN JOIN US AGAIN EVERY SUNDAY DURING THE WEEKLY


OFFERING CLASSES IN BALLROOM, SALSA, COUNTRY/WESTERN,
BRAZILIAN SAMBA, SALSA RUEDA AND ARGENTINE TANGO
FOLLOWED BY DANCING AND PRACTICE AT 7:30PM.
(Click on the above graphic for details)

You've been WATCHING "Dancing with the Stars"...now it's time to "BE ONE"

Teacher training
is available for those who wish to
begin a program in your school or church.

 

Give a gift of dance...for a gift that will last a lifetime...
and one that gives again and again, every time the music starts to play...

Purchase a Holiday, Birthday, Wedding, graduation or other special occasion dance gift certificate online for all ages.
We'll email it directly to you or to your loved one.

Click Here for Pay Pal

Click here for the Gift Certificates page



 

Also, Congratulations to my grade-schoolers, Gillian & Tasneem who performed our International Samba routine at the last Showcase. They were the only kids performing and literally STOLE THE SHOW! Great job, ladies!...


Click here
for information on charitable fund-raising efforts by
Terry Chasteen's
DancingKids' Network

Hi, everyone,
The "Red Hot Ballroom" classes for 5th graders and up are now taking place on Saturdays at 10:30am and on Sundays at 2:00pm (pre-registration with purchase of a 10-class dance card required). Parents may also enroll, especially those with younger children, who might need to be chaperroned. Parents may dance and change partners separately, however, during the classes at the same time as the kids class. It's good to be able to keep up with what the kids are learning, but I want to keep them separate while dancing and practicing so they all learn to feel comfortable in a social environment with their own age group. There will be occasional changing of partners between the adults attending and the middle-schoolers, however, so the kids can also feel comfortable at future family social events dancing with aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other adults.
We will initially be working on the very popular social Latin, Swing and Ballroom dances to get started.
These classes will all be geared toward the likings of those who are middle-school aged, so if you're not interested in warming up by learning something like the Hip Hop dances that we danced in "Head Of State" or a new segment of the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine each week, then it may be best to take one of my weekday and/or weekend adult social dance classes. We will eventually be learning the "Thriller" routine in it's entirety and hopefully perform it as a future charitable fund-raising event as part of Terry Chasteen's DancingKids' Network to benefit the many in our world who are not nearly as fortunate as we (maybe raising money for Oprah's Angel Network will be a good goal for that). We will also be ultimately performing many of the other dances learned in the series, of which there are many.
The classes will also include occasional segments in ettiquette, such as participating in a receiving line and other proper social procedures during dances and social events. Eventually we will host the National Capitol "Red Hot Ballroom DanceSPORT Championships" for high school and middle school students after everyone gets some experience in the different dances. The Championships will initially include some events with only grading and critiquing of the couples by the judges, instead of being actually placed as in a competition. In due time, however, it will actually involve competing, which is not so important about winning, but rather is an ideal way to get everyone really focused on the fine details of their dancing. The National Capitol "Red Hot Ballroom DanceSPORT Championships" will be scheduled in te future at the Chevy Chase Ballroom & DanceSport Center, Friendship Heights. Starting the kids dancing now will give them plenty of time to become comfortable with the dances before "SHOWTIME"!
You may download and print several fliers below, which you may send to others who might be interested in joining us on Saturdays, as well as during Sundays 2:00pm. Mondays may also be considered at one of the local close-in Md or DC middle or high schools.
After several years of teaching a number of highly successful class series in Virginia in this age group and having the kids routinely chomping at the bit for more, I can assure you that their appreciation for music and social dancing of all styles will grow exponentially. I have numerous examples of parents being amazed at the results and at how we are able to relate with and motivate their kids in this sometimes intimidating social sport (Mother thinks it's just because I still haven't grown up myself, yet, which is why the kids relate to me so well......whatever!.....).
If you have any questions, please email at the address below...and THANKS!

Terry Chasteen
TerryChasteen@yahoo.com
202-462-0870
www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com
www.InternationalDanceSPORT.net
www.InterNationalDanceSPORTcompany.com
www.TheDancingKidsNetwork.com
www.MichaelJackonsThriller.com
www.OutOnTheDanceFloor.org

PLUS

THE PROMENADE ETIQUETTE AND DANCING CLASS ON DESIGNATED FRIDAY EVENINGS IN FALLS CHURCH
(this event will not continue for the 2006/2007 school season.
If anyone is interested in organizing it again in the future or in another area, please contact TerryChasteen@yahoo.com).

The Promenade Dancing class may resume once again in Virginia for middle-schoolers in Fairfax County, once a committee of organizers has been found. It will include 8 sessions between December and April with back up dates in case of cancelations The classes will take place on designated Friday evenings at 7:00pm and 8:30pm and will include many of the Ballroom, Latin, Disco/Hustle, Swing and Country/Western dances in addition to ettiquette and other social skills with a short social snack and cookie break included. Boys will wear sport jackets or suits and the girls will wear skirts and white gloves. This has been a highly successful class for several years and has been enjoyed tremendously by all of those those attending (and especially the boys since we warm-up by learning the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine). For anyone interested in enrolling, it is suggested to do so with a dance partner, though no one will remain with the same partner throughout the series. Partners will change routinely each week, so it's only necessary to begin with an equal or almost equal number of boys and girls.


Teacher training opportunities are available for those who wish to start a program in your school or church.

Teaching kids to dance is a science within itself and one which I have been fine-tuning since 2000. Of course one cannot teach the kids the dances until one knows the dances. Although the two are similar, it's not exactly like herding sheep -- rather more like herding cats and you need to be a lot more knowlegdable to fix the problems and answer the questions. If children get frustrated just once in front of everyone in the class, you may never see them again. But if they always have a positive experience because we're well prepared and knowledgable about whatever problems may arise, they'll be dancing forever. There are definite situations which arise in nearly every class like dyslexia, some kids are tactile learners, some are verbal or visual learners...you must be able to recognize and deal with all of it because you will probably have all of it in every large class. And controlling and being productive in a class of over 50 students at once can be very much a challenge of monumental proportions, as well as one of the most fun and rewarding experiences imaginable.
Consequently the first step for teachers needs to be to get into classes and become knowledgable about the different dance styles. Classes should be taken outside of the kids' classes because you need to be much more familiar with each dance than will ever be covered in the kids' classes, the numbers of which are limited per week.
The control and management of from 30 to 50 or more kids at once takes some exposure to the process without attempting it by trial and error (which is how I figured out the whole process myself over the last 6 years). Adults are welcome to attend any of my children's classes for that experience to be able to control and manage a large number of kids at once and at the same time keep their attention and focus. One may purchase an adult 10-class dance card which can be used for any of my social dance classes, including the kids classes on a drop-in basis in every style of dance available. The cost for an adult 10-class dance card is $95.00 and once again can be used for any combination of my Chevy Chase Ballroom classes. Attending the Dance-&-Learn Parties is also a great way to learn the control and management of a large number of beginner dancers at once. Visit the schedule page of this web site for available classes and scheduling details.
Also keep in mind that this will not be an over night process. I've danced since 1969 and taught since 1974 and teaching a large number of kids was still a major challenge to perfect. Hopefully if you're well prepared you won't have to go through the same trial-and-error process that I did.

Click here
to print or send a one-page
"Dancing For The Kids"
flier

Both adults and kids may enroll through Pay Pal by purchasing a
10-class student dance or adult dance card online.

Ballroom. Latin and Swing classes are available for 5th graders and up on
Contact Terry Chasteen at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com or 202-462-0870 for details.



The Mad Hot Ballroom
Photo Gallery

"Mad Hot Ballroom" is a rare, charming and delightful "feel-good" movie that you'll want to take the whole family to see... EVERYONE should see this movie, whether you're married or single and have kids or not. You'll cry and laugh hysterically all at the same time. Now being shown in select local theatres and most recently at the "E Street Cinema", 11th & E, NW, Washington DC.

Watch the trailer by visiting
www.MadHotBallroom.com
.

With two thumbs up by Ebert and Roper, Joel Siegel correctly calls it
"An Oscar quality documentary".


Ballroom. Latin and Swing classes are available for 5th graders and up through high school.

Contact Terry Chasteen at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com or 202-462-0870 for details.

Click here
to print or send a one-page "Dancing
For The Kids" flier

 

Warming up with one of our favorites...LINE DANCING!


Practice, practice, practice...








We would love to win this life-sized trophy!...

The anticipation of competition...

Waiting to start...




Smile, Team!!...

Ladies and Gentlemen...The Rumba...



YES!!...









Go Team!!!...





The Foxtrot



My partner's a little tall...I'm having trouble seeing around her...



Foxtrotting to "Fever" by Patty Page

The Merengue


and last, but not least, The Swing!!


Watch the trailer by visiting
www.MadHotBallroom.com

 

You may learn some of our Hip Hop moves that we danced in the #1 box office comedy
for April, 2003, which not only starred, but was
also written and directed by
Chris Rock...


"It's Getting Hot in Here"....





"I am gettinnng so Hot"





Visit the Head Of State Photo Gallery

 

For
"Red Hot Ballroom"

class schedules and information for high schoolers,
middle-schoolers and younger kids, their parents and for interested teachers
wishing to start a program,
Click here


Both adults and kids may enroll through Pay Pal by purchasing a
10-class student or adult dance card
online
.

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Plan to join us in the future for an upcoming

National Capitol
"Red Hot Ballroom
DanceSPORT Championships
"

an impending "non-competition" dance competition for middle-schoolers.
(No "winners" are chosen [at least in every event], but all entries get judged and critiqued, plus all receive participation ribbons)


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Watch another incredible
"Dancing with the Kids"
motion picture...




Starring one of my absolute favorite"triple-threat" acting,
singing and dancing artist of all times,
Antonio Banderas









 

Visit the web site of

at
www.theleadmovie.com

New Line Cinema has signed Antonio Banderas to star in the dance drama "Take The Lead". Inspired by the true story of internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer Pierre Dulane, "Take The Lead" will star Antonio Banderas as an ex-professional dancer who volunteers to teach dance in the New York City public school system. But when his ballroom methods clash with his students’ hip hop instincts, he teams up with them to create a new style of dance and becomes their mentor in the process.

New Line originally acquired the rights to Pierre Dulane’s story in 2002. He was also the subject of the hit Slamdance festival documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom" which was recently acquired by Paramount Classics who will distribute it with Nickelodeon.

 

Enroll now in Terry's "Red Hot Ballroom" classes for kids, their parents and/or their teachers who wish to start a program in your school by purchasing a 10-class dance card online (below) for each child or participating adult. Though all classes are beginner and drop-in, consistant attendance is important for the student to keep up with the rest of the class). Younger childen may also enroll in classes as long as their prents enroll as well to both participate in the class and chaperone them when necesssary.

Location: TBA

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Adult 10-class dance cards - $95.00

 

Child and full-time student 10-class dance cards - $75.00

 

Individual adult classes - $12.00

 

Individual classes for full-time students - $9.00

 

Private coaching sessions - $55.00 each

 

Dance-at-Your-Wedding Workshops (for two) - $25.00

 

Level I Beginner Salsa DVD (shown below) - $35.00 (includes shipping)

 

Level II Intermediate Salsa DVD (shown below) - $35.00 (includes shipping)

 

Level III Advanced Salsa Video in VHS (shown below) - $35.00 (includes shipping)

 

3-video combination package including Level 1 (DVD), Level 2 (DVD),
AND Level 3 (VHS) - $80 (includes shipping)

 

One Sunday Salsa & Latin Social admission - $12.00

 

One Sunday Salsa & Latin Social full-time student admission - $10.00

 

Sunday Salsa & Latin Social 10-party dance card - $110.00

 


Regardless of what you choose to give above, also include
the "First-Class-Is-Free Gift Certificate".
Just click on the graphic and print it out in Microsoft Word,
along with other discount coupons.

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The Dancing Kids Network

My fantasy: to have 150 screaming kids who are dancing 100-mile-an-hour Swing or Salsa one minute and then when the music changes, switch to Foxtrot, Waltz or Tango with perfect frame and timing to the sounds of Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Doris Day and Frank Sinatra (I know...you think I'm in a dream world...no, actually I'm in www.DreamWORKS.com/headofstate/ !!)

The kids would learn the Ballroom and linear social dances (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and Texas Two Step), as well as Latin (Salsa & Mambo, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba and Merengue), Disco/Hustle and Swing (including East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Jitterbug).

As a warm-up, for those who DARE, the kids (and of course any adults who have the courage...) will learn a new segment each week of the incredible dance routine of Michael Jackson's 1982 "Thriller"....(guaranteed to be one GHOULISH experience, for sure...). The objective is to have 50 or more people who can actually dance the complete routine by Halloween to possibly perform at fund-raising events for chosen local or world-wide charitable organizations. The final performance will include fine-tuning and detail in costuming and choreography that is guaranteed to blow the audience away.

The kids may also start with other Hip Hop routines to some of their favorite musical artists (including Nelly, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Beyonce, Tina Turner's "Rollin' Down the River"...) or possible Latin or Swing line dance practice routines to artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Inrique Iglasias, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Cher and more for practicing and building “Muscle-Memory” in the different Latin and rhythm dance styles. There are no requirements to have a partner, previous dance experience or be of a certain age. The only requirement is comfortable shoes that won't stick and will move easily across the floor.

In time, the class may also incorporate a social dance event with music of all of the Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Disco and Country styles for the students to dance to for the period. The kids will also get used to the process of entering the function through a reception line and introducing themselves to the hosts and chapparones of the event, asking different people that they don't know to dance throughout the function, filling their dance cards issued for the event with future dance partners for particular upcoming dances during the event and determining the dances appropriate for the different styles of music. Proper ettiquette and attire will be required, including sport jackets or suits for the boys, white gloves and skirts or dresses for the girls (all of which can be purchased at Salvation Army for very little cost by means of scheduled fund-raisers, if necessary). During the social events, no one will be allowed to refuse to dance with anyone who asks them and everyone must dance during each song throughout the affair.

Opportunities will also be available at future "Dance-&-Learn Parties" and "Sunday Salsa Social" events where the kids are welcomed and encouraged to attend and mix with the adults. The goal being to make each child more comfortable in a more traditional social environment with people of all ages so that those weddings, bar Mitzvah's and family social gatherings become something that they look forward to, instead of something they would rather avoid.

(Gill)

(Nemo)

(Dorey)

HISTORY OF THE PROMENADE DANCING CLASS OF FALLS CHURCH:
In 2003, we began a Friday evening ettiquette class, including Ballroom, Latin and Swing for 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Virginia. The series was coordinated by a group of devoted parents and supporters and became an undertaking which we all felt to be incredibly successful (I wish my adult classes were so consistant to practice and come back the next week chomping at the bit for more...). In addition to ettiquette formalities, the kids learned a combination of Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing (jitterbug and Swing Charleston), Cha Cha and Merengue, as well as a weekly warm-up in something that they really liked to their favorite music of today...Hip Hop!! I taught the Hip Hop routines from "Head of State", the Chris Rock movie that I was part of and it was amazing how the kids looked forward to the new material each week.

Included in the training was also a complete series in ettiquette and how to conduct themselves in a formal social environment from the supporters of the program. We began another such session in November, 2004 which ran into the Spring of 2005. There were 80 openings in the series, which we divided into forty 6th graders and forty 7th & 8th graders.

Chances are that the slots for the next session if we hold one in the fall of 2005 may fill with those already involved. However, If interested in the possibility of any cancellations for future such events, or even to begin another series in DC or close-in Virginia or Maryland, contact me at 202-462-0870 or TerryChasteen@yahoo.com. I would love to find a large enough venue and an army of parents and/or faculty or community members to conduct such an event on a monthly basis for 100 or more inner city kids, now that we have been through the ropes of conducting such an event for the past several years. It would definitely require an army of volunteers as chaparones and organizers, but I'm positive that the benefits to the kids would be phenomenal.

I've always been a firm believer that the kids in this country need to dance more and teaching them proper ettiquette at the same time is a perfect combination. I was genuinely amazed at how well all of the the kids in Virginia did, both in the ettiquette and the dancing, and how consistant they were throughout the series. Especially the boys, who I'm positive practiced every week in their schools. They actually missed fewer classes than most of the girls did because they knew if they missed class, they would miss the new Michael Jackson "Thriller" moves. It was truely amazing how effective it was to warm them up with something that they really liked and then transfer that interest into the other social Ballroom, Latin and Swing dances. A number of the parents remarked over and over again that they were blown away at how their kids took to the process and not only practiced what they learned, but each week were adamant about showing them the new things that they learned!

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Terry Chasteen's

DancingKids' Network

(Gill)

(Nemo)

(Dorey)


The
DancingKids' Network

The kids have been "WATCHING" Dancing with the STARS
and So You Think You Can Dance...
now it’s time for "THEM" to "BE THE STARS" as part of the
DancingKids' Network!!

In the near future we would like to plan a charitable fund-raising event operated similar to the way monthly "Dance-&-Learn Parties" were conducted that the kids can be a part of. It could be an event to benefit the many in our world who are not nearly as fortunate as we are. In the process the kids would participate as the entertainment for the donors attending. We will eventually be learning the Michael Jackson "Thriller" routine in it's entirety and hopefully perform it as part of the entertainment of the event in addition to all of the Ballroom, Latin & Swing dances they're learning. Such an event will not only give the kids plenty of incentive to practice their dancing, but also to use their dancing talents toward helping others.
During the event, we would also dance and hold mini-classes throughout the evening for the kids' parents, grand parents, friends and the general public similar to the way we hold mini-classes during previous "Dance-&-Learn Parties". With all of the hype in dancing on TV, including "Dancing with the Stars" and the "America's Ballroom Challenge" it should be easy to get people to come out and be a part of it. The format for the event(s) can be seen at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/danceandlearn.htm. Also a flier is available at www.PleaseDanceWithMe.com/DANCEPARTYFLYER.doc for the format and upcoming dates of scheduled "Dance-&-Learn Parties".
If anyone has any ideas or locations where such a major event (or events) might be held, please contact Terry Chasteen at TerryChasteen@yahoo.com. We would like to a accommodate at least 250 people with enough room for dancing and since 100% of the proceeds will go to the charity, a donation of the space (DC Armory would be PERFECT! If you have contacts, CALL ME!) or reduced rental fee will be highly desireable in order to turn more money over to the charities. Help would also be appreciated in organizing a silent auction, which would not only increase the revenue taken in for the event, but would also give local businesses and organizations an opportunity to be involved in the event and to advertise their companies and associations in the process.

Thanks,

Terry

 

 

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