July Update

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Welcome to the Capital USA Dance July Update

Hi, USA Dancers!

Our summer of dance is in full swing. We've got an amazing roster of exciting events coming up for our members, and we're going to tell you all about them. We've got fundraisers, dinner cruises, outdoor events, and a fashion show, all in the next few months. Make sure you read all the way to the end, or you might miss out!

See you this Sunday...


Dancing On The Hudson

The Capital District Chapter of USA Dance proudly invites you to our annual smash-hit event, a three hour evening dinner-dance cruise on the Hudson River. On Sunday, August 17th, instead of our regular monthly dance, join us on the Captain JP Cruise Line for three hours of Dancing, a fabulous buffet, and the ever-popular dessert bar (cash bar available).

We'll have two dance floors, one (weather permitting) on the open top deck, so you can feel the breeze and see the sights while you dance. Music will be provided by DJ's Bob Englert and Gary Burgess!

For more details, and to buy tickets, visit our website at http://capitalusadance.com/node/905

Dancing On the Hudson


Dance In The Park

This is something a little different, because we love to explore new opportunities for our members. On Saturday, August 30th, Capital USA Dance, in conjunction with The NYS Office of Parks and Recreation, The Dance Flurry Organization, and Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park, is sponsoring an outdoor dinner dance in the Deerfield Pavilion at Grafton Lakes State Park. We'll have a swing lesson, barbecue dinner, and live dance music!

At 5PM, there'll be a beginner East Coast Swing lesson with Jason Fenton. Then at 6 PM, dinner from Brunswick Barbecue and Brew will be served. From 6 to 10 PM there will be dancing, featuring the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra. The band will be mostly swing music, with DJ'd ballroom on breaks.

This unique dance opportunity will cost $25 per person ($15 for just the dance). No advance tickets are necessary, but you need to register for dinner ahead of time by calling Laura Sears at 518.279.1155.

Dress is casual.


National Ballroom Dance Week

This September 20th through 29th is once again National Ballroom Dance Week. Sure, it's ten days, not a week, but we're going to need all that extra time! We're brewing up quite a roster of events, including (so far) two dances (one of them our annual Black Tie Gala) and public showcases in Colonie Center Mall. Stay tuned for details and a full list of events!


Ballroom Fashion Show

On October twelfth, USA Dance will bring you our first ever ballroom fashion show!

Men's and Ladies' fashions (along with jewelry and accessories) from local businesses and dance suppliers will be modeled by members of our own community, and items will also be available for purchase at the show.

This luncheon and will be held at Wolfert's Roost. Information about ticket prices and participants will be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled!


July Dance This Sunday - Ron Curry Foundation Fundraiser

This month's dance is a special one for us. All profits from the dance will go to the Ron Curry Foundation, which is a non-profit chartered to support and promote youth-dancing. Along with our usual dance, we'll have some special events.

First, during the dance, we will be holding a silent auction for the foundation, chock full of great items donated by our local community.

Second, we'll be holding our annual Jack-and-Jill swing dance contest with cash prizes! The couple who takes third place wins $20, second place $30, and first place $50! Come on out and show us your stuff, or just cheer on the brave souls who put their skills on display!

The dance will be held on Sunday, July 20th at the Polish Community Center (225 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY)


Upcoming Events

  • Sunday July 20th at the Polish Community Center - Our annual Ron Curry Foundation fundraiser dance, with auctions, jack-and-jill swing competition, and music and instruction with Kathy Curry Gardiner See More
  • Sunday August 17th on the Captain JP Cruise Line - Capital USA Dance presents 'Dancing On the Hudson', with two dance floors, dinner, dessert-bar, and cash bar. Click here for details.
  • Saturday, August 30th at Grafton State Park - Dancing In the Park: Dinner dancing, and live music!
  • September 19th through 28th, National Ballroom Dance Week - We'll have our regular dance, our annual black-tie gala, and a whole week of exciting and fun events going on, so stay tuned!
  • October 12th, Ballroom Fashion Show - Stay tuned for details

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