The RPI Ballroom Team will be hosting their annual ballroom dance competition on Saturday, March 23rd!
Dancing will begin at 8 AM and continue throughout the day!
As usual, there will be "Fun Dances" throughout the day that we invite EVERYONE to participate in - competitor or not!
Spectator tickets are available in advance: $2 for Students, $4 for Adults, or can be purchased at the door: $3 for Students, $5 for Adults.
Additional information can be found at: http://ballroom.union.rpi.edu/competition/
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Dancing With The Stars Cast revealed this morning on ABC Good Morning America
This is an invitation from your colleagues in the Greater New York City USADance Chapter to come and watch one of the most challenging dancesport competitions in the country--and this within driving distance of Albany. The Manhattan Amateur Classic is exciting, glamorous and highly competitive. There will be dancers from all around the country, and beyond, in every style of ballroom and Latin dancing. We have various spectator tickets for your consideration as well as an incredible VIP program for those who want the full red carpet treatment! Here are links to the information: spectator and vip
The MAC, as we affectionally call our competition, comes around only once a year. Don't wait another minute to get your spectator tickets. Please come to cheer on your favorite dance couples and be part of the glamour and glitz!
Yang Chen, President, Greater NY USA Dance
Saturday, January 26 2013 - Bye Bye BallroomThe Northampton Center for the Arts will be moving after many wonderful years in their current location on New South Street. - Please help us bid them farewell from this beautiful ballroom with a dance to celebrate their successes in supporting the arts in Northampton as well as help them transition to a new location. Further details TBD.
Location: Northampton Center for the Arts
17 New South Street Northampton, MA 01060
contact: Penny Burke, phone: (413) 584-7327
Ballroom Dance Weekend - Lakeville, ConnecticutFriday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th, 2013. This is not far from Pittsfield, folks - a mere hour's drive down Route 41. - details
Berkshire Ballroom Chapter 3054 of USA Dance is going on a 9 night Ballroom Dance Cruise, February 24, 2013 - Sailing From Cape Liberty-Bayonne, NJ
Dance with host/instructors Irving & Esther Mindlin.Royal Caribbean International reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $10 USD per guest per day on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65 USD per barrel.
In an official announcement from USA Dance, inc., dated July 19, 2011, Lydia T. Scardina (president) wrote:
"USA Dance as a non-profit organization has always represented the best interests of competitors and social dancers across America. Our prevailing mission remains unaltered -- to increase and improve ballroom dancing opportunities throughout our country, and for all Americans."
"The good relationships our chapters have formed with their local dance professionals and studios are vitally important to our mission and we encourage our chapters to continue such good relationships. USA Dance welcomes this long-standing involvement with open arms, and we are grateful for the enrichment it brings to our dancers."
We support three local chapters of USA Dance in our area. Compliance with the above means not excluding certain local studios when announcing upcoming ballroom dances at chapter dances. Allowing personal feelings to interfere with the conduct of business generally ends up producing lose-lose results, whereas cooperation and mutual support leads to win-win results. Dancers who become aware of exclusionary behavior on the part of officials can become uncomfortable with participating in such venues. It spreads like cancer, creating more discomfort, avoidance, and even anger at perceived unfairness.
How do we dancers fix this? If you are a dancer at a chapter dance (or any other dance), and you notice an omission at such an announcement of other dances, immediately provide the announcer in question with the missing information -- if necessary, sufficiently loudly that he or she will either have to announce the inclusion or let you do it. Never let them get away with excluding other local ballroom dances when they make such announcements. Taking such action will create a "grass roots" dance culture that holds dance officials accountable to cooperate and support each others dances - thus realizing the USA Dance mission "to increase and improve ballroom dancing opportunities".Thank you,
As many of you may know from attending our recent dances, our USA Dance Berkshire County Chapter is in search of new board members. Come help the USA Dance Berkshire County Chapter continue to put on wonderful monthly dances and our annual black tie dinner dance! The board members for USA Dance meet once a month to discuss current business and the upcoming monthly dance. In return for being an active board member you receive FREE admission to the monthly dances and a chance participate in the direction of our organization!
We are seeking board members of all ages, experience and length of membership to USA Dance. As a board member there are many ways to participate in the organization from helping with marketing, planning events, assisting at our monthly dances or holding office. We are specifically looking to fill our Secretary and Treasurer positions as well as other key office positions. Whether you are interested in holding office or becoming a board member, we need your help to continue this very important organization in the Berkshires.
With your help, we can continue to grow the ballroom dance community in the Berkshires! Please contact Sal Angelo for details at the email link above or at 413-530-5874.