November Update

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Welcome to the Capital USA Dance October Update

Greetings, USA Dancers!

Cold weather is upon us, and the holiday season's about to begin, but we can still beat the chill in a cozy, warm ballroom! We've got lots of fun in the works. Read on to see what's coming up!

See you this Sunday...


New Year's Eve Dance

All the preparations are in place for our annual New Year's Eve celebration!

This year, for the first time in partnership, USA Dance, Cotillion, and The Benedicts cordially invite you to the best New Year’s Eve celebration in the Capital District! Join us for an evening of fine food and great dancing with live and DJ'd music, midnight champagne toast and on-premises room specials!

This event will be held at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road, in Albany. We'll have live Music by The Overtones as well as DJ'd music from the renowned ballroom DJ Peter Collins (whom you may remember from our past Black Tie Galas).

Music and dancing will run for the entire duration of the event, which will include the Turf's fabulous dinner, midnight countdown and champagne toast, and an extended, 1 AM finish time.


  • Cocktail Hour with Hors d’ Oeuvres 6:00 p.m (Cash Bar)
  • Dinner 7:00 p.m.
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Dancing until 1:00 a.m.

Meal Choices:

  • London Broil with Caramelized Mushroom Comfit Au Jus
  • King Salmon topped with Grilled Pineapple Salsa and Mango Buerre Blanc
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin served on a bed of Pear, Apple&Shallot Chutney
  • Eggplant Parmigiana served with Penne Pasta

We will have a singles table, and dance hosts will be on hand for the ladies!

Room Special
Don’t be left out in the cold on New Year’s Eve! Make it a truly special evening and spend the night. We've arranged for our attendees to have access to a room special at the Holiday Inn Turf for only $99.00. To make your reservation contact The Holiday Inn at (518)458-7520 and tell them you are with the USA NYE Dance Event to receive the discounted price. 10 rooms have been reserved for this event and reservations must be made no later than December 10, 2014 to receive this discount.

$75 per person
Reserve your spot early! We are limiting this event to 150 guests.
If you don't have an invitation, you can reserve online at the link below, or contact Karen Pelland at

Reserve Online:

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Membership In USA Dance

Do you have your USA Dance membership card? A few years back, USA Dance switched from old-fashioned plastic membership cards that you had to wait to have mailed to you, to instant, "print-it-yourself" cards you can download from their website. While this makes getting your card when you join or renew your membership online much more convenient, we've been told by many of our members that they forgot to do it, or didn't know because they paid by mail!

However, actually having your card has a bunch of benefits! Showing your card when you enter one of our chapter events speeds up registration, and ensures you get your membership discount. It also lets you access the benefits available from our new Membership Benefits Program, which includes Hotel/Motel discounts ranging from 10% to 25%, 20-25% discounts on car rentals, up to 80% discounts on preferred office supplies, prescription drug discounts of up to 55%, and lots of others.

To access your card, just visit the national website at Under the "Membership" menu, click "Join/Renew". If you need to create or renew an expired membership, or you are a current member who did not use the website to join in the first place, follow the "Join/Renew" link at the top of the page, and follow the instructions. If you are a current member who did sign up via the website, just click the "Edit" link. If you remember your membership number and password, just type them in. If not, you can follow the "Forgot Your Password" link to get an email.

Once you are logged in, click on "Membership Info", and you'll see a link at the left of the page, "View/Print My Membership Card". Go here to print your card!


Capital USA Dance November Dance

Our November dance will be held on Sunday, November 16th at 6 P.M. Our venue will once again be the Polish Community Center at 225 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY

Our DJ will be Ron Tritto, who will additionally teach a Merengue lesson from 6:15 to 7:00. We will also have a showcase hustle performed by Gerry Giglio and Priscilla Pare and announce the winners of our dance theme contest!

As always, admission is $10 for members, $13 for non-members, $5 for students and free for volunteers and under 18.


Upcoming Events

  • Sunday December 21st at the Polish Community Center - This month's dance will feature music by DJ Bob Englert, a quickstep lesson from Erick Singleman. Click here for details.
  • Sunday January 18th at the Polish Community Center - This month's dance will feature music and a Salsa lesson by DJ Johnny Martinez and a showcase from Tango Fusion. Click here for details.

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